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May 12 2020
BiFrost
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50 male
 Joined Nov 20 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Peak 2429 East Loop, AZ 
Peak 2429 East Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar May 12 2020
BiFrost
Hiking6.42 Miles 1,430 AEG
Hiking6.42 Miles   2 Hrs   28 Mns   2.60 mph
1,430 ft AEG
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1st trip
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Late afternoon hike up west side of Peak 2429 and then down the east side and then cut through the neighborhood over to Trail 100. Followed Trail 100 back to 32nd street north to complete the loop.
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May 10 2020
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50 male
 Joined Nov 20 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Cabin Loop -Bear Canyon, AZ 
Cabin Loop -Bear Canyon, AZ
 
Hiking avatar May 10 2020
BiFrost
Hiking14.92 Miles 2,346 AEG
Hiking14.92 Miles   6 Hrs   52 Mns   2.51 mph
2,346 ft AEG      56 Mns Break
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1st trip
We started from Washington Park hiking up to the Rim. Then we hopped on FR 300 but soon found that parts of the General Crook Trail had been cleared which made for a pleasant hike over to Bear Canyon. We hiked along the rim for a bit before dropping into Bear Canyon. Plenty of water in Bear with the usual open meadows and occasional pools.

Down canyon we eventually exited Bear and hopped Fred Haught Ridge and into Fred Haught Canyon. No water at first in Fred Haught but not too long before we started to see some flow and eventually some decent pools where we took a lunch break. After lunch we continued down Fred Haught Canyon just before reaching the Cabin Loop trail we came upon a fire ring that was still smoking. Even crazier is that there was plenty of water 50 feet away in the creek not to mention there is also a fire ban. John and I grabbed the empty containers that we had with us to drown the fire. The coals were so hot it took several trips to completely drown it. Too bad some people just don't give a crap :(

After that we made good time on the next 5 miles of good trail on the Cabin Loop. One last break before the rim and then back down to Washington Park. There was 50% chance of thunderstorms but we had mostly sunny skies all day :)

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Bear Canyon Medium flow Medium flow
good flow with many pools

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Box Canyon Light flow Light flow
light flow with small pools

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Fred Haught Canyon Medium flow Medium flow
good flow and pools
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May 09 2020
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50 male
 Joined Nov 20 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Blue Ridge - AZT #27Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Run/Jog avatar May 09 2020
BiFrost
Run/Jog10.20 Miles 781 AEG
Run/Jog10.20 Miles   2 Hrs   7 Mns   4.82 mph
781 ft AEG
 
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1st trip
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Kathy and I wanted do some trail running out of the heat. So we headed up to Blue Ridge AZT section. I did and out and back from FR82 to Hwy 87 and back. Kathy ran slightly shorter distance with arranged pickup point at the end. Nice smooth section for trail running!
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May 08 2020
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50 male
 Joined Nov 20 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Preserve Loop, AZ 
Preserve Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar May 08 2020
BiFrost
Hiking5.83 Miles 311 AEG
Hiking5.83 Miles   1 Hour   51 Mns   3.15 mph
311 ft AEG
 
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After work loop around the preserve.
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May 07 2020
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50 male
 Joined Nov 20 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Happy Hour Ridge Loop, AZ 
Happy Hour Ridge Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar May 07 2020
BiFrost
Hiking4.96 Miles 815 AEG
Hiking4.96 Miles   2 Hrs   33 Mns   2.76 mph
815 ft AEG      45 Mns Break
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chumley
John9L
Tough_Boots
Evening loop hike ending at Happy Hour Ridge with Kyle, John, and Chumley. We were treated to a nice moon rise and great too hike with Kyle again!
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May 02 2020
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50 male
 Joined Nov 20 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Abineau - Bear Jaw LoopFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar May 02 2020
BiFrost
Hiking7.79 Miles 2,054 AEG
Hiking7.79 Miles   5 Hrs   19 Mns   1.72 mph
2,054 ft AEG      48 Mns Break
 
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Looking for snow and escaping the heat in the valley. We found plenty of that on Bear Jaw Abineau Loop. We went up Abineau first and hit snow right away. In the trees the snow was especially deep and we had some trouble with post holing for about a mile. Eventually the trail or the route because we could not actually see it pops out of the trees and the snow was much easier to navigate. We continued up to the Waterline road at the sign and took a break. It was a bit windy but great spot for a break.

After the break we hiked down Waterline which still had some very large snow banks but still easy to get through. Took a lunch break before the Bear Jaw turn off and a few people hiked by while we were sitting there. After lunch it was down Bear Jaw which had very little snow compared to Abineau. We made quick work of the trail and ran into several groups on the way back to the parking lot. Nice see the snow one last time for the season!
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Apr 25 2020
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50 male
 Joined Nov 20 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
LCR - Government Spring Trailhead, AZ 
LCR - Government Spring Trailhead, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Apr 25 2020
BiFrost
Hiking2.67 Miles 423 AEG
Hiking2.67 Miles   1 Hour   18 Mns   2.05 mph
423 ft AEG
 
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slowandsteady
We were in Greer for the weekend escaping the heatwave. At the end of the road outside Greer the Government Spring Trailhead is right on the Little Colorado River. Took Frank for river side hike up stream which is more of a use trail than official trail. Water was great and Frank enjoyed the cool water flowing off Mount Baldy. We hiked up stream about 1.3 miles and then back to the trailhead. Frank approved of this hike :D
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Apr 25 2020
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50 male
 Joined Nov 20 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Greer Lakes - Hike and Float, AZ 
Greer Lakes - Hike and Float, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Apr 25 2020
BiFrost
Hiking0.85 Miles 120 AEG
Hiking0.85 Miles   4 Hrs   10 Mns   0.24 mph
120 ft AEG      39 Mns Break
 
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We checked out Greer Lakes and I decided the best way to see all the lakes was a hike and float. Starting from River Reservoir we inflated the packrafts and started the float. River Reservoir is the largest of the 3 lakes. We floated to the other end on the north side and exited the boat ramp. From there we carried boats, paddles, etc about 0.4 miles to the next one called Bunch Reservoir. We paddled to one end of the lake and had a floating lunch and beverage with the frogs providing sound effects. After that with the prevailing winds we kind of floated back down the lake going the length of the reservoir.

We exited Bunch and hauled our gear about 0.3 miles to the next one Tunnel Reservoir which is the smallest of the three. Nice float across to the other side exiting near the outlet gate. From there it was a short hike back to River Reservoir with a rocky down climb mixed in. Once on River we took our time floating to the far end but eventually we had to fight the wind back to the parking lot. Total on the track was about 4 miles with under a mile of hiking. Great way to see the lakes with minimal hiking and lots of floating :y:
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Apr 22 2020
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50 male
 Joined Nov 20 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Preserve Trail Run, AZ 
Phoenix Preserve Trail Run, AZ
 
Run/Jog avatar Apr 22 2020
BiFrost
Run/Jog5.39 Miles 370 AEG
Run/Jog5.39 Miles   1 Hour   3 Mns   5.13 mph
370 ft AEG
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Getting hotter out so my body still getting used to it. It takes time :sweat:
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Apr 21 2020
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50 male
 Joined Nov 20 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Happy Hour Ridge, AZ 
Happy Hour Ridge, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Apr 21 2020
BiFrost
Hiking2.34 Miles 540 AEG
Hiking2.34 Miles   1 Hour   51 Mns   1.26 mph
540 ft AEG
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Headed up onto Happy Hour Ridge to enjoy sunset. Took a couple of beverages but I had to compete for my favorite sitting spot. I brought a chair so I was prepared. Eventually the others left probably sensing I wasn't very friendly or possible they thought I had the Corona!!
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Apr 19 2020
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50 male
 Joined Nov 20 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Preserve - Trail 100, AZ 
Phoenix Preserve - Trail 100, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Apr 19 2020
BiFrost
Hiking5.80 Miles 399 AEG
Hiking5.80 Miles   2 Hrs   38 Mns   2.20 mph
399 ft AEG
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Quick hike on Charles M Christiansen Trail 100. Lots of people out as expected.
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Apr 18 2020
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50 male
 Joined Nov 20 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Preserve Trail Run, AZ 
Phoenix Preserve Trail Run, AZ
 
Run/Jog avatar Apr 18 2020
BiFrost
Run/Jog7.79 Miles 669 AEG
Run/Jog7.79 Miles   1 Hour   40 Mns   4.67 mph
669 ft AEG
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Slow run today. I felt fine but just didn't feel like pushing the pace.
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Apr 03 2020
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50 male
 Joined Nov 20 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Saguaro NPE, AZ 
Saguaro NPE, AZ
 
Backpack avatar Apr 03 2020
BiFrost
Backpack34.40 Miles 8,769 AEG
Backpack34.40 Miles3 Days         
8,769 ft AEG
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chumley
GrottoGirl
Great 3 days backpacking in the Rincons. Chumley got the permit for 2 nights at Happy Valley Campground and we had whole place to ourselves. Hiked in Friday morning setup quick camp around noon and then hit Rincon Peak Summit. Nice clear day for endless summit views so we had a late lunch break before heading back down to camp. Belinda came up a different route to Happy Valley so she met us at camp and was there when we arrived. Relaxed around camp for the night with some pleasant temps and a good camp fire!

Next day we all headed out on about an 18 mile day hike to Mica Mountain and loop of the top. We hit the highlight spots first passing Manhead. Then Mica Meadow in route to Reef Rock and the views on the backside. Then over to Mica Secondary where we had an early lunch and stayed awhile to enjoy the views. Quick stop at Mica Mountain because it was there and then over to Spud Rock which has the best views on the front Tucson side. Very windy so we didn’t hang out long and on to Manning Camp. Talked to park ranger for a minute, saw a few people in camp, and checked out the water feature. Last stop of the day was Devils Bathtub where we took a longer break and checked out some of the small pools there. Finished up the day hike around 530 with a solid 18 miles and a bit tired. Nice to have a great camp again all to ourselves.

Next morning it was quick 4.2 miles out to the vehicle. With Covid-19 seems everyone is going to the trailheads that are still open and this one was no exception. The parking lot was packed and I’ve never seen so many people on the Miller Creek Trail ever. Fortunately, most people were not up on the mountain where we spent most of the weekend :D

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Devils Bathtub Gallon + per minute Gallon + per minute
Plenty of flow at the tub.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Manning Camp Spring Gallon + per minute Gallon + per minute
Big pool at Manning Camp.
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Apr 01 2020
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50 male
 Joined Nov 20 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Preserve Trail Run, AZ 
Phoenix Preserve Trail Run, AZ
 
Run/Jog avatar Apr 01 2020
BiFrost
Run/Jog6.50 Miles 504 AEG
Run/Jog6.50 Miles   1 Hour   15 Mns   5.20 mph
504 ft AEG
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Nice trail run around the preserve. One of the few times that I stopped to take a picture!
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Mar 28 2020
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50 male
 Joined Nov 20 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Holdout Black Rock Loop, AZ 
Holdout Black Rock Loop, AZ
 
Backpack avatar Mar 28 2020
BiFrost
Backpack17.24 Miles 3,392 AEG
Backpack17.24 Miles2 Days         
3,392 ft AEG
 
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GrottoGirl
RedwallNHops
Great loop in the Santa Teresa Wilderness starting at Reef Tank and dropping into Holdout Canyon. Holdout has plenty of brush and catsclaw but the scenery more than compensates. By the afternoon we made to some of the bigger pools and nice boulder stretch of the canyon. We dropped packs and spent about 2 hours exploring the area before circling back to the packs. Then we headed for camp at the confluence of Holdout and Black Rock creeks which both had decent water flow.

After a relaxing night in camp we packed up leisurely in the morning and headed up Black Rock Canyon. It was a fun hike up canyon with some stops along the way at rocky outcrop and small waterfall for lunch. Nice too take our time and just enjoy the scenery. Always a great loop and thanks to Joel for putting the trip together!
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Mar 22 2020
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50 male
 Joined Nov 20 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Parallel Parking, AZ 
Parallel Parking, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 22 2020
BiFrost
Hiking9.45 Miles 3,524 AEG
Hiking9.45 Miles   7 Hrs   39 Mns   1.46 mph
3,524 ft AEG   1 Hour   10 Mns Break
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chumley
Cool area to explore and Chumley suggested it should be prime with all the rain we've had. We followed the trail to Edwards Park before dropping into the canyon following the cascades and waterfalls. Definitely was fun to scramble over the rocks and boulders down canyon. Nothing too difficult but we had a few spots that required some climbing skills to navigate.

Eventually we made it to the main waterfalls and took a couple of breaks to enjoy the views. We had some interesting off trail getting a good vantage point of the main falls. After getting some close up shots and another break we hiked out back to the trail. Back on the main trail it was quick exit. Fun hike and easy one to practice social distancing!
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Mar 19 2020
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50 male
 Joined Nov 20 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Preserve Trail Run, AZ 
Phoenix Preserve Trail Run, AZ
 
Run/Jog avatar Mar 19 2020
BiFrost
Run/Jog5.39 Miles 370 AEG
Run/Jog5.39 Miles      54 Mns   36 Secs5.92 mph
370 ft AEG
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New PR time on this loop.
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Mar 06 2020
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50 male
 Joined Nov 20 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Clear Creek Trail - GCNPNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Backpack avatar Mar 06 2020
BiFrost
Backpack48.32 Miles 10,831 AEG
Backpack48.32 Miles4 Days         
10,831 ft AEG
 
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We hiked to Phantom Ranch and stayed in the dorm with the plan of hiking out to Clear Creek next morning. Grabbed early breakfast at the cantina and head out about 630am. Arriving at Clear Creek we had the place to ourselves. Two people were just leaving so we picked out a spot for next few days.

After setting up camp I headed downstream to explore. Plenty of water in the creek with some nice pools. Went down about 2 miles before turning around and heading back to camp. Nobody showed up that afternoon so we still had it to ourselves.

Next morning the goal was to hike to Cheyava Falls. The report was that the falls was dry but we were going to check it out regardless. Heading up Clear Creek just your standard boulder hop for most of it especially as we got close to the falls. About ¼ mile out I could see the top waterfall and was certainly not dry as reported. We made our way up slope which was not easy. Very brushy and steep but worth the effort. Kathy stopped at the lower falls while I checked out the upper. It comes out of the base of the Red Wall and top of Tapeats layer. After checking it out I returned to lower falls and we had lunch.

Finished lunch and headed back downstream. On the way back briefly explored another side canyon but it started to rain and decided to head back to camp. Fortunately, it didn’t rain much only off and on sprinkles. When we got back to camp there was another group but they were cool. Spent another nice night in camp.

Next morning we got relatively early start because we had to hike all the way out with a break stop at the cantina. The hike out turned out to be easier than anticipated but still lots of AEG. Great weekend in Clear Creek with some unfinished exploring yet to do. We will be back!
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Mar 02 2020
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50 male
 Joined Nov 20 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Preserve Trail Run, AZ 
Phoenix Preserve Trail Run, AZ
 
Run/Jog avatar Mar 02 2020
BiFrost
Run/Jog5.39 Miles 370 AEG
Run/Jog5.39 Miles      58 Mns   8 Secs5.56 mph
370 ft AEG
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Decent time on the run today. It's been a few days since my last run so I think that my legs were fresh to put in a good time.
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Feb 29 2020
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50 male
 Joined Nov 20 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Newman Peak TrailTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 29 2020
BiFrost
Hiking6.34 Miles 3,400 AEG
Hiking6.34 Miles   6 Hrs   20 Mns   1.00 mph
3,400 ft AEG
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1st trip
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Joined Joel and couple of new hiking friends for my first time up Newman Peak. I've been driving by this peak all my life and finally made it happen. The trail follows old road at the bottom but turns more to trail further up. It's overgrown and rough trail but still able to follow especially with the occasional carins. We ran into a group of 9 SAHC hikers before the summit. We passed them and took a lunch break on Newman.

After lunch we headed for South Newman and ridgeline in between them. The ridge traverse was great fun with sporty climbs and awesome view all the way! On the final ascent up to the South Newman I split from the other 3 to check out an alternate route. On the way up I spotted a coatimundi close to top of the ridge. Really surprised since I've only seen them in riparian areas.

Finally on the South Newman summit we took another break to enjoy the views. After that we headed back down a different drainage from the one we went up so it was nice to make kind of loop out of the hike. All around great hike and awesome to see Joel again!
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