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187 triplogs
Oct 06 2007
Trishness
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 Triplogs 187

62 female
 Joined May 21 2003
 Apache Junction,
Emerald Pools - ZionSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
Hiking avatar Oct 06 2007
Trishness
Hiking3.00 Miles 500 AEG
Hiking3.00 Miles
500 ft AEG
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1st trip
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Nice hike but too many people
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"May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds" Ed Abbey
Sep 16 2007
Trishness
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 Guides 14
 Photos 720
 Triplogs 187

62 female
 Joined May 21 2003
 Apache Junction,
Walnut CanyonFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 16 2007
Trishness
Hiking2.50 Miles 400 AEG
Hiking2.50 Miles
400 ft AEG
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Second trip to this NM......always a wonderous sight to see. The ruins scattered across the canyon walls look so inviting and much better preserved.
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"May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds" Ed Abbey
Jul 28 2007
Trishness
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 Guides 14
 Photos 720
 Triplogs 187

62 female
 Joined May 21 2003
 Apache Junction,
Kendrick Peak Trail #22Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 28 2007
Trishness
Hiking5.00 Miles 2,718 AEG
Hiking5.00 Miles
2,718 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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"May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds" Ed Abbey
Jul 21 2007
Trishness
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 Guides 14
 Photos 720
 Triplogs 187

62 female
 Joined May 21 2003
 Apache Junction,
Palatki RuinsSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 21 2007
Trishness
Hiking2.00 Miles
Hiking2.00 Miles
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1st trip
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My Dad wanted to do a Sedona hike with me so I took him to these ruins figuring a mile in and out would be fine on a flat trail like this. The ruins are in really great shape and we had the entire area to ourselves since we arrived at the TH around 7:30. My dad is 80 y/o and in reasonably good shape so this trail was no problem for him.....he was like a little kid on the trail and truly enjoyed both the trail and the ruins. He now truly understands why I enjoy the peace and quiet on the trail.....we only had one very loud raven following us.

After we did this and poked around the ruins for a while he wanted to go and hike somewhere else! So I took him on another trek :lol:

It was a great father/daughter day.
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"May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds" Ed Abbey
Jun 23 2007
Trishness
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 Guides 14
 Photos 720
 Triplogs 187

62 female
 Joined May 21 2003
 Apache Junction,
Black River - MainstemAlpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 23 2007
Trishness
Hiking6.00 Miles 900 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles
900 ft AEG
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1st trip
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wanderingsoul
Went from Wildcat crossing following the river to a very cool swimming hole with multiple river crossings along the way (I think there were 6 or 7) There was plenty of poison ivy on this trail so watch out for that. Trail was very flat and easy to find along this segment. Water was very refreshing as the temps crept into the low 90's by noon. After the swimming hole, backtracked and hiked a ways up Fish Creek Trail which was sometimes shaded, sometimes open field.

It was just great to be out of the intense valley heat.

:)
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"May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds" Ed Abbey
May 13 2007
Trishness
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 Guides 14
 Photos 720
 Triplogs 187

62 female
 Joined May 21 2003
 Apache Junction,
Flatiron Hike - SuperstitionsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 13 2007
Trishness
Hiking5.40 Miles 2,780 AEG
Hiking5.40 Miles   3 Hrs   30 Mns   1.54 mph
2,780 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
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Did this as a conditioning hike for the GC later this year. Walked up/Ran down. Went through 4 liters of H2O and 20 oz of vitamin water at the TH.

Holy Hannah was it hot today! :sweat:
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"May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds" Ed Abbey
Mar 24 2007
Trishness
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 Guides 14
 Photos 720
 Triplogs 187

62 female
 Joined May 21 2003
 Apache Junction,
Aztec Peak via Abbey's Way 151 LoopGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 24 2007
Trishness
Hiking1.00 Miles 1,554 AEG
Hiking1.00 Miles
1,554 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
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We went to the Sierra Anchas to car camp and just explore Workman Creek and the falls area since my hiking buddy has a knee injury and can't go very far at this time.

I am astounded by how beautiful this area is. We camped at Falls camping area (Creekside and Cascades are open for day use but closed to overnight camping) and had the entire area to ourselves until around 8:30 PM when 4 vehicles full of people showed up which really surprised me because it was raining by then.....and rained all night. Some "yahoos" came up FR 487 on quads!!! AT 2AM!!!! IN THE RAIN!!!

We spent Friday afternoon exploring along the creek and Saturday hiked up to the falls which were really running due to all the rain of previous days. Saturday AM was still very overcast and all our gear was damp and wet so we decided to leave after hiking to the falls~~~~there is no good way to get to the bottom of the falls area for photography without attempting a VERY steep descent so we're thinking of returning in a few weeks and hiking up the creek itself. And probably hiking to Aztec Peak as well.
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"May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds" Ed Abbey
Feb 18 2007
Trishness
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 Guides 14
 Photos 720
 Triplogs 187

62 female
 Joined May 21 2003
 Apache Junction,
Tonto National Monument - Lower DwellingsGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 18 2007
Trishness
Hiking1.10 Miles 350 AEG
Hiking1.10 Miles
350 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
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Nice little side trip after more relaxing weekend car camping at Windy Hill. Some of the rooms of the ruins have been closed off as "Fragile Areas".
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"May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds" Ed Abbey
Feb 16 2007
Trishness
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 Guides 14
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 Triplogs 187

62 female
 Joined May 21 2003
 Apache Junction,
Dripping Springs from PeraltaPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 16 2007
Trishness
Hiking10.00 Miles 632 AEG
Hiking10.00 Miles   5 Hrs      2.00 mph
632 ft AEG
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1st trip
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Nice little hike taking the Dutchman 104 to Coffee Flat 108. Beautiful day with perfect temps and being a Friday, we only saw a couple of other people on the trail. Just one nice man who had just come from Fraser and Randolph Canyon and said there was water there but it was quite overgrown with catclaw and acacia.

Didn't make it all the way to Dripping Springs due to a later than anticipated start (9 AM vs 8 AM)and the fact I needed to be back by a specified time this afternoon.

I was pleasantly surprised at the good condition of this trail from the junction of the Dutchman all the way into Randolph Canyon. It was also very scenic with all the stately saguaros. No shade to be found anywhere on this trek so winter would be the only time to do this one.
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"May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds" Ed Abbey
Feb 10 2007
Trishness
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62 female
 Joined May 21 2003
 Apache Junction,
Haunted Canyon #203Globe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Backpack avatar Feb 10 2007
Trishness
Backpack7.80 Miles 1,766 AEG
Backpack7.80 Miles2 Days         
1,766 ft AEG
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Trekked out to Haunted Canyon for the weekend under overcast skies with a 30% chance of rain. Didn't see any rain on Saturday but it sure caught up with us on Sunday on the way out.

The jeep road to the corral and trailhead was muddy and we saw LOTS of heavy machinery parked alongside the road....Looks like they are doing a lot of mining in that area and I hope it won't impact the future of this beautiful area (although something tells me it surely will).

The first couple of miles of the trail are in good shape but once you descend into the canyon proper and enter the forested area, it's just as others have mentioned in recent posts. It's a little overgrown in sections and a bit of a bushwhack through catclaw, gamble oak and other nasty thorny plants as well as a LOT of downed trees. The trail is a little difficult to find in sections and you really need to keep a keen eye out it, especially at creek crossings.

When we arrived, we were very surprised to have the entire canyon to ourselves. Not even anyone camping at Tony Cabin! We camped about 1/4 mile from the spring in a small forest of trees and the entire area was a mess with downed branches...at least we didn't have to look far for firewood!

Rained on us off and on all day on Sunday for the hike out which made for some slippery footing between the leaves on the ground and wet rocks. Got back to the TH a little banged up and a little scratched up but the weather gods must have been watching out for us because it was then that the skies opened up and it started to POUR, with a dash of thunder and lightening.

I see there have been some posts/questions regarding the lower trailhead and it is open. All in all, a great trip.
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"May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds" Ed Abbey
Dec 09 2006
Trishness
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 Guides 14
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62 female
 Joined May 21 2003
 Apache Junction,
Bluff Spring Loop & Weaver's ViewPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 09 2006
Trishness
Hiking8.50 Miles 2,250 AEG
Hiking8.50 Miles
2,250 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
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This is the second time I've hiked this trail. First time was done counter clockwise from Dutchman #104 up past Miners Needle and back on Bluff Springs but this time we did it clockwise from Bluff Spring Trail-->Dutchman #104. Today I got to hike this beautiful loop trail with Randy and Ken.

Our aim was to meet up another group that was hiking the "Full Dutchman" from First Water TH to Peralta at the Bluff Spring/Dutchamn junction but we got a late start and missed them. We were about 2 miles from the TH when we lost the light of day so hiked out with headlamps and flashlights, my first experience with nighthiking....it was amazing! Topped off at the top of the ridge before our descent to Peralta TH and the lights of the city were just beautiful.

Another amazing afternoon and evening in the Superstitions!
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"May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds" Ed Abbey
Nov 24 2006
Trishness
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 Guides 14
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62 female
 Joined May 21 2003
 Apache Junction,
Reavis Ranch via 109 SouthGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Backpack avatar Nov 24 2006
Trishness
Backpack13.60 Miles
Backpack13.60 Miles3 Days         
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Terrific backpack trip with Mike and Michelle. The climb to the saddle was a little slow for me with a full pack but what a "walk in the park" :wink: descending the other side. Stayed at the first site just past the Fireline junction, creek crossing. This campspot was a disaster!!!!! Garbage all over the place, cans, an old aluminum lawnchair, a huge tent with a broken zipper, TP in the wooded area and batteries. We cleaned up all the TP and burned the tent but just couldn't carry all the other trash out.

Temps were pretty cold at night. There was a layer of frost on everything both Saturday and Sunday mornings and ice in our water bladders but the days were nice with perfect temps. Many shooting stars accompanied our night time fireside chats.

The hike out seemed considerably easier until that last 3/4 mile of all uphill but we still made great time, only two hours from the Saddle to the TH.

Not too many people, saw about 12-15 hiking in either direction.
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"May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds" Ed Abbey
Nov 05 2006
Trishness
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 Guides 14
 Photos 720
 Triplogs 187

62 female
 Joined May 21 2003
 Apache Junction,
Devil's ChasmGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 05 2006
Trishness
Hiking1.50 Miles 2,489 AEG
Hiking1.50 Miles
2,489 ft AEG
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1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
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The first mile was a great indicator of what's to come in this hike. It was tough from the start. We had just done Pueblo the day before so our legs were already sore from that climb but since we were camped at the Chasm we decided to go as far as we could before turning back. Mike left before me as I was still packing up and told me to meet him at the waterfalls.

I made it farther than my photography nut companion, who was in the creek downstream from me shooting waterfalls and foliage. I just kept walking on this trail and it was tough. I only made it about 3/4 mile in and got within visual of the first waterfall when I turned around and met up with Mike on the way back, then spent some time along the creek taking pictures of the foliage and little cascades.

Another time will be in order to complete this hike and get to the ruins but I can already tell this will be a demanding hike.
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"May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds" Ed Abbey
Nov 04 2006
Trishness
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 Guides 14
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62 female
 Joined May 21 2003
 Apache Junction,
Pueblo Canyon RuinsGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 04 2006
Trishness
Hiking7.00 Miles 2,500 AEG
Hiking7.00 Miles
2,500 ft AEG
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This hike was even tougher than last time I was there in January. It was the same terrible road in after you pass Ellison Ranch although some of the house sized boulders laying in the middle of the road are gone...thinking they were blasted and are now 1-2 foot boulders imbedded in the road. We did manage to snag that primo camp spot right at Devils Chasms......SWEET!

The hike to Pueblo Canyon Ruins was the same uphill on the mining road as in January but things have become quite overgrown once you top off and start to cross the manzanita forest. There are places you have to literally have to crawl on your hands and knees to get past due to fallen trees and debris on the trail. Parts of the trail have literally disappeared and you are hanging onto a tree roots/limbs trying not to fall into the ravine far below you on loose soil. It took us forever to go the 3 miles to get even close to the ruins and were totally beat up, bruised and cut by the time we got there. Due to the erosion that has occured on this trail and the amount of bushwhacking it took...I'd almost want to up this hike rating to a 5. However, it's as beautiful as ever and we had lots of fall color once inside the box canyon. Just outstanding!
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"May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds" Ed Abbey
Oct 21 2006
Trishness
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 Guides 14
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62 female
 Joined May 21 2003
 Apache Junction,
First Water TH to Canyon LakePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 21 2006
Trishness
Hiking14.80 Miles 1,589 AEG
Hiking14.80 Miles   6 Hrs      2.47 mph
1,589 ft AEG
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After a really lazy summer I had to get back out hiking so I decided to go from First Water TH to Canyon Lake but I didn't arrange for a shuttle so I had to walk back again. No problem. It was a nice hike through familiar terrain and a gorgeous day. Stopped and had lunch at the marina and stopped for a break at the Boulder Canyon/Second Water Trail junction. Saw quite a few people out there. Perfect day!
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"May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds" Ed Abbey
Jul 15 2006
Trishness
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 Guides 14
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62 female
 Joined May 21 2003
 Apache Junction,
Kendrick Peak Trail #22Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 15 2006
Trishness
Hiking4.00 Miles 2,718 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles
2,718 ft AEG
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Got a late start (10:15 AM) and hiked about 2 miles up when we saw and heard a storm brewing. Decided to hoof it down and attempt a summit another time with an earlier start time. Glad we turned around since a good sized T-storm descended after we left and set up camp nearby. Pretty trail with great views and noticeable trail maintainence......makes you forget the climbing and the switchbacks. Met a nice couple with a goofy looking dog named Jack (part terrier, part poodle). NICE NICE NICE weather that evening but another storm the following day.

Hit a VERY bad storm on the drive home on I-17 near Cordes Junction with high winds, heavy rain and hail...heard later there was a tornado warning for that area?

Will be returning soon to hike to the summit.
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"May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds" Ed Abbey
Jun 03 2006
Trishness
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 Guides 14
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 Triplogs 187

62 female
 Joined May 21 2003
 Apache Junction,
Kachina Trail #150Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 03 2006
Trishness
Hiking6.00 Miles 700 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles
700 ft AEG
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Second trip down this pretty trail. A group of us gals decided triple digits in the Valley meant a ROAD TRIP to Flagstaff for some hiking and car camping in the pines. Shi did Humphrey's Peak trail and Michelle and I opted for the more leisurely Kachina Trail. We had both forgotten about acclimating to the elevation so while this trail is not all that tough, when you drive up Saturday morning and then hike at 9,600 feet it can be a little strenuous.

It's a great hike.....I'd love to do it again in the fall with all the color. Love the stands of aspens and the smell of the pines.
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"May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds" Ed Abbey
May 14 2006
Trishness
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 Guides 14
 Photos 720
 Triplogs 187

62 female
 Joined May 21 2003
 Apache Junction,
Antelope Canyon - UpperNortheast, AZ
Northeast, AZ
Hiking avatar May 14 2006
Trishness
Hiking0.50 Miles 17 AEG
Hiking0.50 Miles
17 ft AEG
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1st trip
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Lovely slot canyon but a little too crowded. The lighting at this hour of the day was pretty great although I would recommend using a tripod (as my friends did) due to the longer exposure times......some of my pictures came out a little blurry.
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"May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds" Ed Abbey
May 14 2006
Trishness
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 Guides 14
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62 female
 Joined May 21 2003
 Apache Junction,
Antelope Canyon - LowerNortheast, AZ
Northeast, AZ
Hiking avatar May 14 2006
Trishness
Hiking0.90 Miles 98 AEG
Hiking0.90 Miles
98 ft AEG
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This was, in my opinion, the better of the two slot canyons. The lighting was just spectacular and it was far less crowded.
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"May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds" Ed Abbey
May 13 2006
Trishness
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 Guides 14
 Photos 720
 Triplogs 187

62 female
 Joined May 21 2003
 Apache Junction,
Coyote Buttes North - Wire Pass THSouthwest, AZ
Southwest, AZ
Hiking avatar May 13 2006
Trishness
Hiking3.00 Miles 340 AEG
Hiking3.00 Miles
340 ft AEG
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Incredibly beautiful place!!!

Would have liked to see the Coyote Buttes North as well but will just have to go back and see it next time.
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"May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds" Ed Abbey
average hiking speed 2 mph
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