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Mar 18 2016
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39 female
 Joined Nov 19 2012
 Prescott, AZ
Aravaipa CanyonGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Backpack avatar Mar 18 2016
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Backpack12.00 Miles 200 AEG
Backpack12.00 Miles3 Days         
200 ft AEG45 LBS Pack
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We headed to the trailhead early Friday morning getting on the trail around noon. The weather was absolutely perfect, mid 80's and low 50's at night. We hiked up the canyon at a leisurely pace and found a great camp spot near Horse Camp Canyon. Saturday a bunch of the group went farther up the canyon while I sat around camp and played with the baby. It was so peaceful and beautiful. We saw a rattlesnake, a couple gila monsters, and an albino frog. Sunday morning we headed back out arriving at the cars around noon again. Loved this place, just wish it wasn't such a long drive from up here in northern AZ.
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Feb 20 2016
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39 female
 Joined Nov 19 2012
 Prescott, AZ
Cave Creek / Skunk Tank LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Backpack avatar Feb 20 2016
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Backpack12.00 Miles 2,000 AEG
Backpack12.00 Miles
2,000 ft AEG40 LBS Pack
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We set out on the trail around 10:30 Saturday morning heading up trail #4 in a counter-clockwise fashion. It was a nice warm day, with clear skies. We took our time hiking, taking lots of breaks along the way, as I took my baby with me on this one, as well my 12 year old. A couple others in the group hiked ahead to secure a camp spot we had stayed at and enjoyed last year. Luckily we snagged it! We got to camp early afternoon and spend the afternoon and evening relaxing. Sunday morning it was a little chilly so we took our time packing up camp, not getting on the trail till around 10:00AM. Since we did easy part of the hike Saturday, Sunday's hike took some effort. According To routescout, the total AEG was just over 2000' and I'm pretty sure all but a couple hundred feet of that was the trip out. Hike out was nice enough, nothing spectacular though, and pretty warm. Stopped at Dairy Queen on the way back home. Overall a nice weekend, glad to get out in the sun!
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Feb 13 2016
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39 female
 Joined Nov 19 2012
 Prescott, AZ
Watson Lake LoopPrescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 13 2016
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Hiking5.05 Miles 550 AEG
Hiking5.05 Miles   2 Hrs   30 Mns   2.02 mph
550 ft AEG15 LBS Pack
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This was a nice walk around the lake. We parked at the ramadas and did the hike in a counterclockwise fashion. The first part of the trail on the south end of the lake is flat easy walking the east side utilizing the Peavine trail for a bit. Once you jump off that thought the fun begins. The rest of the trail is through the Dells across giant boulders playing connect the dots with white spots of paint. Nice trail for a quick hike with great views. The weather was perfect and we enjoyed a bbq at the ramadas after the hiek.
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Jan 23 2016
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39 female
 Joined Nov 19 2012
 Prescott, AZ
Fortynine Palms TrailInland, CA
Inland, CA
Hiking avatar Jan 23 2016
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Hiking6.50 Miles 1,418 AEG
Hiking6.50 Miles
1,418 ft AEG   3 Hrs   30 Mns Break
 
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Started on the trail around 10:00 am or so. Took our time and enjoyed the view on the way up the hill. The reward at the end was as the trail name suggets, Fortynine Palms Oasis. It was a pretty hike, worth checking out for sure.
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Dec 13 2015
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39 female
 Joined Nov 19 2012
 Prescott, AZ
Willow Creek Loop North - Granite BasinPrescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 13 2015
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Hiking4.50 Miles 530 AEG
Hiking4.50 Miles
530 ft AEG   2 Hrs   10 Mns Break20 LBS Pack
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Beautiful day for a hike before the storm came in early this morning. We set out from the parking lot at 1:00 in the afternoon and did the hike clockwise. Almost missed the trail for the ruins because I wasn't paying much attention. I'd never been to the ruins and they were pretty neat, though the wind got pretty chilly up top the hill, and I was carrying my baby. Finished the loop and back to the cars about 3:15. I enjoyed the hike and the view of Granite Mountain. I'm ready to go explore the rest of the trails out there! Short and sweet little trip.
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Dec 06 2015
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39 female
 Joined Nov 19 2012
 Prescott, AZ
Mint Wash Willow Trail Loop, AZ 
Mint Wash Willow Trail Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Dec 06 2015
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Hiking7.03 Miles 679 AEG
Hiking7.03 Miles   3 Hrs   43 Mns   2.42 mph
679 ft AEG      49 Mns Break25 LBS Pack
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Met the group and jumped on the trail around 11:30 AM. We parked at the boat launch area of Granite Basin Lake and started the hike on Mint Wash Trail #345. The weather was nice for this time of year, though a bit of a chilly breeze. We hiked about 3 miles in then turned on Willow Trail #347 which heads back towards the lake using Chimbly Trail #348, and West Lake trail #351 to complete the loop. The total trip was right at 7 miles, and 680' AEG. The trails were well maintained and busy! Keep an eye out for mountain bikes on these trails, there were LOTS of them as well as a few horses.
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May 02 2015
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39 female
 Joined Nov 19 2012
 Prescott, AZ
West Clear Creek Trail #17Camp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
Backpack avatar May 02 2015
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Hiked in Saturday morning and found a great little camp spot about 3 miles in. Hit a swimming hole close by and relaxed for the afternoon. Not a lot of people on the trail, but the weather was perfect. Left my rain fly at home this trip, so of course it tried to rain part of the night... luckily didn't get too wet. Love this trip for a quick overnight with not a lot of effort :)
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Apr 18 2015
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39 female
 Joined Nov 19 2012
 Prescott, AZ
West Cabin Loop, AZ 
West Cabin Loop, AZ
 
Backpack avatar Apr 18 2015
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Backpack11.00 Miles 1,400 AEG
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Camped at General springs Friday night. Headed out Saturday morning along the Fred Haught trail. What a gorgeous hike. Reading past trip logs I wasn't sure what to expect for water, I was thinking that it would be hit and miss, but around every corner there seemed to be another pool. Saturday night we set up camp at pinchot springs. Sunday morning we headed back to the carpool which we had left at the Barbershop Canyon TH. Can't wait to go out and explore more of the rim country.
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Apr 04 2015
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39 female
 Joined Nov 19 2012
 Prescott, AZ
Flume TrailCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
Backpack avatar Apr 04 2015
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Backpack8.10 Miles 1,180 AEG
Backpack8.10 Miles2 Days         
1,180 ft AEG35 LBS Pack
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I hadn't hiked this trail since the late 90's when we used to hike on top of the flume.

We got on the trail Saturday morning around 9:30 and kept a leisurely pace to the springs. I'm 14 weeks pregnant now, and I have to say, I sure don't have the energy I usually do!! The hike itself isn't great, but for a road hike it has it's moments. There were lots of wildflowers along the way and the weather was perfect. We made it to the old dam noon and it was full of people hanging around. We headed back a ways and made camp in gorgeous little clearing. There was one other group there but they left shortly after our arrival. We did a bit of swimming and spent the day relaxing. Sunday morning we headed out taking about 2 hours to make it back to the car. Overall a great little piece of paradise here in AZ.
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Mar 07 2015
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39 female
 Joined Nov 19 2012
 Prescott, AZ
Angel's LandingSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
Hiking avatar Mar 07 2015
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Hiking5.00 Miles 1,700 AEG
Hiking5.00 Miles   3 Hrs      1.67 mph
1,700 ft AEG
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This was such a beautiful hike. We drove up to Zion friday afternoon and hit the trail around 10:30 on Saturday. There were some people on the trail, but it wasn't too crowded. The hike up is pretty steep, but it give a good reason to stop and look at the views. Made it part way to the actual landing, but decided to turn around when we got into some ice and snow. Can't wait to go back and check out more of the area!!
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Jan 24 2015
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 Joined Nov 19 2012
 Prescott, AZ
Cave Creek Trail #4Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 24 2015
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Hiking12.00 Miles 1,000 AEG
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What a perfect weekend for this hike. We set up the shuttle first, leaving two cars at the Spur Cross trailhead. We then headed up to the Cave Creek trailhead, getting on the trail by about 10:30 Saturday morning. The start of the hike takes you along the river. We took out time, taking pictures and enjoying the scenery. Didn't hike too far that day, maybe about 5 miles, as we had heard there wasn't a lot of camping for groups past that point. So we set up camp early afternoon and then decided to check out a swimming hole. Someone in the group decided we should swim so some of us dove in. In case you were wondering... it was frigid!!!! Good times though. We relaxing the rest of the day and took our time packing up in the morning, hitting the trail around 10:30 again. We made it back to the trailhead and took a break at the creek before heading the last two miles to the cars. Great hike, very pretty, and perfect for a nice warm winter day!
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Jan 18 2015
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39 female
 Joined Nov 19 2012
 Prescott, AZ
Upper Graver Apache Creek Loop, AZ 
Upper Graver Apache Creek Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 18 2015
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Hiking7.20 Miles 540 AEG
Hiking7.20 Miles   3 Hrs   10 Mns   2.88 mph
540 ft AEG      40 Mns Break
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Did this hike with a group of people. We made a loop using Upper Graver, Apache Creek, Graver Wash and FR95a for a total of 7.2 miles. Great day for a hike, the weather was perfect. The creek had more water in it than last time I was out there. I'm still itching to complete the rest of the Apache Creek Trail and find some water holes. Hurry up summer!!
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Jan 10 2015
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39 female
 Joined Nov 19 2012
 Prescott, AZ
Charlebois from First Water THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Backpack avatar Jan 10 2015
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Backpack16.70 Miles 2,490 AEG
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2,490 ft AEG
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Started off on the trail about 9:30 Saturday morning. It was a beautiful overcast day. We made our way up second water trail to black mesa then took that to lost dutchman. From the lost dutchman trail we jumped on bluff top and looped around back to lost dutchman and on to Charlebois spring. Made camp near the spring and enjoyed the rest of the afternoon. We were pretty surprised at how rocky the trails were, if definitely made for some slower hiking. This was my first trip to the Superstitions and I was blown away at how beautiful it was. We got a bit of rain overnight. Sunday morning we broke camp and hit the trail around 9:30. We took lost dutchman all the way back to the cars getting in around 2 oclock. Great hike!
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Dec 29 2014
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39 female
 Joined Nov 19 2012
 Prescott, AZ
Sycamore Basin Trail #63Prescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Backpack avatar Dec 29 2014
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Started off at the junction of Henderson Trail and Sycamore Basin Trail which is about 6 miles into the Sycamore Basin Trail. We got a late start on the trail about 1:00 Saturday afternoon. The trail starts off the first couple miles with gently rolling hills. After about 3 miles it heads over a ridge and starts heading down. The scenery is gorgeous. We ended up camping about 4.5 miles into the trail, as it was starting to get later in the day. Camp spots were few and far between, but we did find a nice little spot. Temps got down to about 16 at night, which was mighty chilly. We woke up and headed out around 10:00 the next morning.

Just a note, the mileage to this trailhead can be deceiving. Though it isn't that far of a drive, it's a VERY slow road. You need a high clearance 4wd vehicle and the drive is about 2 hours from Chino Valley.
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Dec 20 2014
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39 female
 Joined Nov 19 2012
 Prescott, AZ
Grapevine Springs Canyon Trail #4Prescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 20 2014
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Hiking3.50 Miles 870 AEG
Hiking3.50 Miles   3 Hrs      1.17 mph
870 ft AEG
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We ended up parking quite a ways up on the road, as the bushes were pretty overgrown and would have caused a lot of pinstriping. We started up the trail and took our time taking pictures of the water. At one point the trail veers away from the river and heads uphill, we decided to take the creek instead. This was a great choice and gave us some good chances for pics of the river. It was a little chilly, as the sun didn't ever make it over the mountain. Great day hike though.
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Oct 18 2014
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 Prescott, AZ
Apache Creek Trail #9905Prescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 18 2014
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Hiking6.00 Miles 612 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles   3 Hrs   30 Mns   1.71 mph
612 ft AEG
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Hiked a portion of this trail in conjunction with Upper and Lower Graver Wash Trails.

We started off at Lower Graver Wash Trail #9904 in the early afternoon. The trail was well marked with lots of cairns along the way. It was a bit rocky along the way but a nice easy trail that wound mostly downhill. After a mile we crossed Apache Creek and started onto Apache Creek Trail #9905. This trail seems to be a cow trail, and we were hiking behind a herd that kept running just a little ways ahead of us and stopping. It was rather amusing... except for the big bull that kept looking at us!! We stayed on this trail for only a couple miles and camped for the night just past the junction to Upper Graver Wash Trail #9906. In the morning we woke up and hiked out trail #9906 to FR95B, which we took back to our vehicle near the Trail for Lower Graver Wash. This was a pretty trail with water available along the way. Will probably do more hiking in this area, as there was much more to see. This time was a quick overnight, as it was my 9 year olds first time backpacking.
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Autumn Foliage Observation Light
There were still a few trees changing, but many had lost leaves already.
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Oct 11 2014
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39 female
 Joined Nov 19 2012
 Prescott, AZ
Bill Williams Mountain TrailFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 11 2014
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Hiking7.65 Miles 2,474 AEG
Hiking7.65 Miles   2 Hrs   30 Mns   3.06 mph
2,474 ft AEG
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We started our hike about 10:30 on Saturday morning planning on heading up the mountain and back down Benham trail. Made it up the mountain in about 2.5 hours, not bad since I had my mom and young daughter (9) with me. The aspens were changing color so that was a nice bonus. It was a bit windy and chilly towards the top of the mountain and I wished I had brought my sweater. We ended up calling for a ride down because I left my moleskin at camp and my daughter was getting a blister in her new boots. Great hike, a little steep, but well worth it.
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Jul 12 2014
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39 female
 Joined Nov 19 2012
 Prescott, AZ
Sycamore Canyon Rim LoopFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Backpack avatar Jul 12 2014
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Backpack11.10 Miles 1,183 AEG
Backpack11.10 Miles2 Days   5 Hrs   30 Mns   
1,183 ft AEG   1 Hour   15 Mns Break35 LBS Pack
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This was my first solo backpacking trip and it was quite a success. I started out at the trailhead between Ka hill and Dow springs. I parked the car and got on the trail about 11:30. The hike starts off across a meadow then quickly disappears into the trees. Quite quickly I cam across the first of many pools of water. These Dow and Lo SPrings, or according to the signs "natural tanks". I chose to pack my own water for this trip, but it would be possible to purify along the way. Keep in mind though, the water was pretty murky in a few of the locations. I continued on for about 3.5 miles where I stopped at the first of many beautiful vistas. I was just shy of Vista point. I took a break here and enjoyed the peace and quite of the area. After lunch I continued on my way. I stopped again about a mile up at another vista just to enjoy the view. From here the trail meanders away from the vistas for a while. It's a pretty easy hike, not a lot of elevation change, and the path is clearly marked. Next I cam upon what is called 7 falls. Its a beautiful steep canyon, and I imagine the falls would be spectacular when they are running. This time there was a pool of water at the bottom, but that was the extent of it. I continued on another half mile or so to Pomeroy Tanks. Be careful of mesquitos here. This area is a cluster of 7-8 perennial ponds, and the first time on the trail I noticed bugs. I stopped and put some deet on, and that seemed to work. I saw I few giant bull frogs in the tanks. It would have made a pretty place to camp, but I was ready to get away from the bugs. Just past Pomeroy Tanks is Isham Tank, just another muddy water hole. At this point, the trail is pretty rocky as you cross a flat. Just past the flat is FR 139. I stopped for the night here. The next morning I was planning on hiking Ka hill back to my vehicle, but I opted for the road, as I had to very large blisters on the balls of my feet. Overall, this is a gorgeous hike, and I would highly recommend it.
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Wildflowers Observation Isolated
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