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Feb 20 2021
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51 male
 Joined Nov 20 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Table Top TrailSouthwest, AZ
Southwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 20 2021
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Hiking9.62 Miles 2,384 AEG
Hiking9.62 Miles   5 Hrs   6 Mns   2.14 mph
2,384 ft AEG      36 Mns Break
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We were looking for a new desert peak to hike and figured giving Table Top a shot. The drive was interesting as I’ve always wondered what was down Vekol Road off I-8. It’s about 15 miles of decent dirt road to the trailhead. When we arrived, there were about 8 off roaders blocking the trailhead and flying drones. Fortunately, there were only interested in the trailhead and we had the trail to ourselves. The first 2 mile is gradual up and a good warm up for the steep ascent at the end. There is a consistent series of switchbacks that leads to the first summit. According to the topo the first summit is 17 feet lower than the second. We continued on to the second summit and had lunch before hiking back down. On the way back down the trail…is that guy naked? Yep there was a naked guy hiking on the trail. Fortunately, it was at a distance and by the time we caught up he managed to put some clothes on. Other than that nice desert stroll back to the trailhead.
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Feb 14 2021
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51 male
 Joined Nov 20 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Babe Haught Trail - Hatchery to Knoll LakePayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Snowshoeing avatar Feb 14 2021
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Snowshoeing8.78 Miles 2,046 AEG
Snowshoeing8.78 Miles   6 Hrs   20 Mns   1.70 mph
2,046 ft AEG   1 Hour   10 Mns Break
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Another snow storm rolled through to add about 4 to 6 inches to the base on the rim. We decided to snowshoe Knoll Lake from the Tonto Fish Hatchery. Not much accumulation on the fish hatchery road or lower trail so we stared out hiking. Once on the rim the snow was deeper but hard packed and still able to hike all the way to FR 300. After that we snowshoed rest of the way to the lake. The drainage leading down to the lake still had that winter wonderland look and was the highlight of the day. At the lake we found a good spot for lunch and enjoyed a beverage. The sun was out most of time which made it pleasant to hang out. After lunch we headed back the same way following our tracks. More clouds rolled in as the afternoon wore on which made for dramatic clouds hiking off the rim. Great day of snowshoeing. The rim always provides a great show in the winter!
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Feb 13 2021
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51 male
 Joined Nov 20 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Lime Creek Cabin - Tonto NFPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 13 2021
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Hiking10.65 Miles 2,473 AEG
Hiking10.65 Miles   6 Hrs   11 Mns   1.72 mph
2,473 ft AEG
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First time into Lime Creek so it was good to check out a new area. From the dirt road we hiked up and over the saddle to begin the descent into Lime Creek. Where the trail hits the creek there was good flow which continued for awhile as we hiked upstream. But eventually the creek goes dry heading to the cabin. Near the cabin there was fair amount of water coming from Lime Spring. We climbed up the hill above to see the source. We didn’t quite make the source but surprised to see how much water was flowing down the hill. Passing the cabin we hiked over to the petroglyph panel and checked that out. Then back to the cabin for lunch break. After lunch we hiked back out the same way. Only issue we had was the wind on the way out. Seemed like hurricane force winds on the saddle so we moved quickly back to the vehicle. Otherwise good hike into Lime Creek.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Lime Spring Gallon + per minute Gallon + per minute
good flow coming down to Lime Creek from up the hill at spring source
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Feb 06 2021
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51 male
 Joined Nov 20 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Willow Springs Lake Loop Snow2, AZ 
Willow Springs Lake Loop Snow2, AZ
 
Snowshoeing avatar Feb 06 2021
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Snowshoeing7.70 Miles 530 AEG
Snowshoeing7.70 Miles   5 Hrs   49 Mns   1.79 mph
530 ft AEG   1 Hour   31 Mns Break
 
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Made another trip to Willow Springs Lake with the snow still deep enough for snowshoeing. Kathy wanted to see some before it melted and we accessed it from FR 148. The road was a snowy 2 track but found a nice place to park with good access to our loop. Basically, followed our same route from previous trip snowshoeing the ice covered lake when we could on the south side. The inlets still had thick ice to cross and the shoreline in spots. Eventually the lake opened up and we just followed the shoreline past the marina. We did see a few people ice fishing as we continued towards the dam and spillway. Then down the spillway and into Willow Springs Canyon. The canyon was again the highlight of the hike meandering through the puffy banks of snow along the creek. With faster travel this time we went a little further down canyon before taking our lunch break.

After lunch we headed back the same way towards the dam. Just before the dam we took a side track that looked like an old road. Good snow on the old road that eventually put us back on the dam road. We took another break on the north side of lake loop before continuing. There is a nice bike trail that we followed back to our starting point. The bike trail makes for a fun snowshoe trail with easy access to the lake at several points. We made it back to the vehicle about 330 and another good day on the snow!
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Feb 05 2021
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51 male
 Joined Nov 20 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Preserve Trail Run, AZ 
Phoenix Preserve Trail Run, AZ
 
Run/Jog avatar Feb 05 2021
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Run/Jog5.39 Miles 370 AEG
Run/Jog5.39 Miles   1 Hour   1 Min   5.30 mph
370 ft AEG
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After work trail run.
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Feb 02 2021
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51 male
 Joined Nov 20 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Preserve Trail Run, AZ 
Phoenix Preserve Trail Run, AZ
 
Run/Jog avatar Feb 02 2021
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Run/Jog5.39 Miles 370 AEG
Run/Jog5.39 Miles   1 Hour   1 Min   5.30 mph
370 ft AEG
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Partners none no partners
Trail run after work.
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Jan 31 2021
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51 male
 Joined Nov 20 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Preserve Loop, AZ 
Preserve Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 31 2021
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Hiking3.95 Miles 420 AEG
Hiking3.95 Miles   1 Hour   23 Mns   2.86 mph
420 ft AEG
 
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Short loop around the preserve.
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Jan 30 2021
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51 male
 Joined Nov 20 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Willow Springs Lake Snow Loop, AZ 
Willow Springs Lake Snow Loop, AZ
 
Snowshoeing avatar Jan 30 2021
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Snowshoeing7.63 Miles 496 AEG
Snowshoeing7.63 Miles   6 Hrs   27 Mns   1.39 mph
496 ft AEG      57 Mns Break
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With all the snow Chumley suggested snowshoe around Willow Springs Lake. We started from the 260 and Young Road turn off. Parking options were none so we had to shovel out our own spot but good pre hike workout. Crossed the 260 and headed towards the lake following some power lines initially then cross county to one of the lake inlets. On the inlet we tested the ice to see how thick it was. Generally, between 1 and 3 inches thick but thinner near shoreline which made walking the edge more interesting. Followed the shoreline and sometimes on the ice over to the dam and then down the spillway. Below the spillway we followed the Willow Springs Creek about 1 mile before taking lunch break. The creek was very scenic but snow was deeper around 3 feet. After lunch hiked back to the dam but this time we went around the other side to finish out the lake loop. Found the mountain bike path at some point and followed that back to our original track. Fun day in the snow!!
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Jan 29 2021
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51 male
 Joined Nov 20 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Preserve Trail Run, AZ 
Phoenix Preserve Trail Run, AZ
 
Run/Jog avatar Jan 29 2021
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Run/Jog8.17 Miles 529 AEG
Run/Jog8.17 Miles   1 Hour   41 Mns   4.85 mph
529 ft AEG
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Got a trail run in just before the rain really started.
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Jan 27 2021
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51 male
 Joined Nov 20 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Preserve Trail Run, AZ 
Phoenix Preserve Trail Run, AZ
 
Run/Jog avatar Jan 27 2021
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Run/Jog6.50 Miles 504 AEG
Run/Jog6.50 Miles   1 Hour   13 Mns   5.34 mph
504 ft AEG
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After work trail run.
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Jan 24 2021
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51 male
 Joined Nov 20 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Preserve Trail Run, AZ 
Phoenix Preserve Trail Run, AZ
 
Run/Jog avatar Jan 24 2021
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Run/Jog5.39 Miles 370 AEG
Run/Jog5.39 Miles      59 Mns   17 Secs5.46 mph
370 ft AEG
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Partners none no partners
Sunday trail run before the rain moved in.
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Jan 16 2021
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51 male
 Joined Nov 20 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Escalante RouteNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Backpack avatar Jan 16 2021
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Backpack27.42 Miles 8,582 AEG
Backpack27.42 Miles3 Days         
8,582 ft AEG
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Finally made this trip after talking about it for a while. We did Escalante Route starting from Lipan Point after we setup the shuttle from New Hance trailhead. Down Tanner trail about 1030 with a little bit of snow in the top section. Great trail so we made it to camp relatively early which was Tanner Beach. Good camp but a bit cold with some frozen slush in the water bag.

All packed we started on the Escalante Route downstream first passing the ruin above Cardenas and a short break. Great views as we climbed away from the river and across the long traverse into Escalante Creek. Took a break at the beach of Escalante Creek and the river. Then continued down river to Seventyfive Mile Creek which was very cool section. Fun hike along the rim and the drop into the canyon following the narrows back out to the river. From there another traverse over to Papago Wall. Once at the wall I heard someone yell Karl and looked up to see my friend Joel @RedwallNHops and his group. Always fun when you run into hiking friends unexpectedly and chatted for a while. It was getting late so we continued up the wall and down the slide which took some time. Papago Slide is pretty loose and steep especially with big packs. After that about 1 mile to camp at New Hance Rapids.

Another nice night in camp and this time water did not freeze. Next morning we packed up and hiked out New Hance. John was a little ways ahead and managed to get the other shuttle vehicle by the time we reached the rim. Great trip!
Named place
Named place
Seventyfive Mile Creek
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Jan 01 2021
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51 male
 Joined Nov 20 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Supes New Years, AZ 
Supes New Years, AZ
 
Backpack avatar Jan 01 2021
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Backpack24.95 Miles 5,474 AEG
Backpack24.95 Miles3 Days         
5,474 ft AEG
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New Years in the Supes starting at Woodbury trailhead. Hiked in JF Trail up to Tortialla Pass. Took a break at the pass before dropping down to Angel Basin. Despite the fire trail is in good shape on the top part but once it drops into the canyon things get messy. Cat claw is especially bad in spots before Angel Basin. There was no one at the basin and also no water. Could have been some up Rogers Canyon but we didn't look. We then headed downstream to the Fish Creek confluence and again no water. Once at camp we dropped packs and continued down Fish Creek and after about 10 minutes found some small but quality pools to filter from. After filling up on water headed back to camp and settled in for the night.

Next day the goal was to continue hiking down Fish Creek to an exit spot. We were not sure if there would be any obstacles in Fish Creek but it was actually very easy canyon hike to the exit. At the exit it's about 400 feet elevation gain to the JF Trail and Hoolie Bacon junction. From there we hiked uphill on JF Trail which had considerable fire damage but still able to follow the trail. Ran into 2 couples from out of state backpacking and talked to them for a bit. Then continued on JF which eventually tops out at Tortilla Pass. Then we repeated a portion of the hike from the previous day. Going through Angel Basin again we ran into 3 backpackers that were planning to camp at the basin. We continued on to camp and another nice but colder night at camp.

In the morning I ventured up Rough Canyon about 1/4 mile and found some additional water pools at confluence of Fish Creek and Rough Canyon. After the short hike headed back to camp and we packed up to hike out. Pretty easy hike out being only about 8 miles. Although much of the Supes is burned seems like most of the foliage in the canyon bottom survived along with some of the camp spots.

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Rough Canyon Pools to trickle Pools to trickle
Small Pools right at the confluence of Rough Canyon and Fish Creek.
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Dec 31 2020
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51 male
 Joined Nov 20 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Supes New Years Day1, AZ 
Supes New Years Day1, AZ
 
Backpack avatar Dec 31 2020
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Backpack8.74 Miles 1,975 AEG
Backpack8.74 Miles   4 Hrs   30 Mns   1.94 mph
1,975 ft AEG
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Hiked into Upper Fish Creek on Thursday New Years Eve. Nice camp spot at Fish Creek and Rogers confluence. Rest of the triplog and photoset is on the second half.
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Dec 30 2020
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 Joined Nov 20 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Apache Wash Loop - Sonoran Preserve NorthPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Dec 30 2020
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Run/Jog11.09 Miles 352 AEG
Run/Jog11.09 Miles   2 Hrs   16 Mns   4.89 mph
352 ft AEG
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Trail run around Apache Wash Loop with extra loop on the north end. Good loop for trail run with not too much AEG in 11 miles.
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Dec 26 2020
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51 male
 Joined Nov 20 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
South Fork - Gold Ridge LoopPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 26 2020
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Hiking13.91 Miles 3,720 AEG
Hiking13.91 Miles   7 Hrs   13 Mns   2.09 mph
3,720 ft AEG      33 Mns Break
 
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Fun loop hike in the Mazatzals from Deer Creek trailhead. It was a bit chilly at the start as We went up Gold Ridge trail first which is in great shape but very steep the first 3 miles. Eventually it sort of tops out with great views on the ridge. Then it traverses where the trail gets into some ponderosa pines on the way to the Peeley Road. We took a break just before the road and then made our way over to South Fork Trail.

Near the top of South Fork we checked out Pigeon Spring which was iced over. Continuing down canyon South Fork is in rougher shape than Gold Ridge. The trail is still followable on the top part and we hit pools within the first mile. Wasn't sure how much there would be considering how dry it's been but there was some decent flow and good pools. We took lunch break near a nice pool about 3 miles down the South Fork.


After lunch we continued down canyon and encountered more rough sections. Some interesting bypasses slowed us down but still much faster than if we missed the bypass and stayed in the canyon. Towards the bottom third of the South Fork trail there was work done that made the hiking much easier. Some the trail work was excellent and made the last 4 miles pleasant hiking. We made it out by 3pm and really didn't see anyone except right near end at the trailhead.
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Dec 25 2020
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51 male
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 Phoenix, AZ
Harquahala SummitSouthwest, AZ
Southwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 25 2020
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Hiking10.74 Miles 3,619 AEG
Hiking10.74 Miles   5 Hrs   46 Mns   3.58 mph
3,619 ft AEG   2 Hrs   46 Mns Break
 
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Looking for something relatively close to town for Christmas Day hike and first time on this summit for us. Others had mentioned it was a good trail and happy to say it still is. Even though it's continuously up the grade stays somewhat mellow the entire way. The switchbacks are well constructed and make the uphill a nice climb. We ran into a group of 3 on the summit but that was it the entire hike. Nice chill Christmas Day hike!
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Dec 24 2020
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51 male
 Joined Nov 20 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Quartz Peak Trail - Sierra EstrellaPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 24 2020
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Hiking6.03 Miles 2,493 AEG
Hiking6.03 Miles   4 Hrs   5 Mns   1.59 mph
2,493 ft AEG      18 Mns Break
 
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First time hiking in the Estrellas so Quartz Peak seemed like a good hike to start with. We took the south access through Maricopa starting around 9am. Cold, overcast and a little breezy at the start. Still really enjoyed the ridge line heading up to the summit with great views the whole way up. However, once we reached the summit it was 45 degrees and wind was howling so we didn't stay long. We also decided not to hit Butterfly Peak with the wind blasting the main ridge. Heading back down the conditions were much better and enjoyed the rest of the hike. Going out I decided to take the north access just to see the difference. Definitely recommend what others have said and take the south access.
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Dec 19 2020
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51 male
 Joined Nov 20 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Red Tanks La Barge Loop, AZ 
Red Tanks La Barge Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Dec 19 2020
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Hiking20.72 Miles 4,031 AEG
Hiking20.72 Miles   9 Hrs   7 Mns   2.55 mph
4,031 ft AEG      59 Mns Break
 
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Long loop starting from Peralta trailhead. We hiked out Coffee Flat first and were in the burn fairly quick. The area was pretty cooked for several miles across Coffee Flat. Eventually dropped into Randolph Canyon which was better but still burn here and there. Randolph was nice with some fall color still holding on and occasional trickle of water. At the Red Tanks confluence there were several really nice pools so we decided to have our first break.

After the break continued up canyon to the Red Tanks Divide which had really good views of Red Tanks and La Barge. From there we dropped into upper La Barge Canyon and happy to be going down this trail instead of up. Scenic section of La Barge that avoided a lot of the burn. Near the bottom we took a longer break or late lunch before continuing on to Whiskey Spring.

Whiskey Spring had water with a few small pools that were plenty good if needed. We checked the area for a few minutes before moving on. Near Miners Summit we took the trail back down to Coffee Flat and returned to Peralta. We only saw 3 people on our loop even though the parking lot was full with everyone going the popular trails :)
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Dec 18 2020
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51 male
 Joined Nov 20 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
AWSO Trail Run Loop, AZ 
AWSO Trail Run Loop, AZ
 
Run/Jog avatar Dec 18 2020
BiFrost
Run/Jog8.64 Miles 961 AEG
Run/Jog8.64 Miles   1 Hour   52 Mns   4.63 mph
961 ft AEG
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Day off from work so headed for Apache Wash Trailhead for trail run. Nice loop starting on Apache Wash Trail, then Sidewinder Trail and finishing up on Ocotillo Trail back to the trailhead.
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