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Claude Birdseye PointNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
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Hike & Climb24.66 Miles 7,027 AEG
Hike & Climb24.66 Miles2 Days         
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Very rarely in the Canyon does a backup plan work this nicely. The original plan, which was admittedly ambitious in nature involved Shiva and Osiris in a one day push from the Shiva-North Rim Saddle. We had permits for three days and began our journey Friday afternoon at 4:00 p.m.

We stepped off Friday with packs loaded down by water and although our pace was generally good to the rim, the weight was felt on our shoulders and backs. I carried in 14 liters of liquids for a frame of reference. The descent went generally smooth despite us doing nearly half of it with head lamps. We camped at the saddle where we prepacked our day packs, ate and wondered aloud about the day ahead of us. We fell a sleep to a crystal clear night with the massive outline of Shiva looming over.

We left camp at 4:00 a.m. on the dot with head lamps on. There would be no warm up to this day, as our work began immediately when we left camp and began the steep, loose climb to Shiva's headwall and distinct crumbling arete. The scramble up Shiva was surreal. The scrambling felt more airy and the route finding was more engaging. The sight of headlamps going down South Kaibab in the distance further enhanced the ambiance of our headlamp ascent. We topped out at the jugs at 5:42 a.m and after a quick signing of the register were on our way.

We dropped off the southwest side of Shiva and used a distinct drainage to descend and gain the coconino bands of Shiva. Osiris came into view for our first time from here, it looked amazing and the lure of the summit was strong. With a little trial and error, we picked our way through the cliff bands until reaching the main wall that would be our guide for the somewhat tedious traverse. As we traversed, Osiris revealed itself more and the approach to its saddle and "possibly" up it came into sight. Unfortunately, the more we saw of Osiris the more clear it became that bailing was the prudent decision. We had a tremendous descent still ahead of us to reach the saddle of Osiris which sits atop the redwall. Then we would have to commit to an unproven guess that we could pick our way through the Supai bands guarding its north side to the summit, or commit to a tedious traverse to the Ra-Osiris Saddle and the known route up. Neither one of us had the stoke for those options and neither one of us believed it would be a good idea to still shoot for the summit with those options and the heat. We were making good time at the point we bailed, but that did not deter from our belief that we made the right decision. Luckily, I was able to convince Sean he was due for a second ascent of the elusive Claude Birdseye Point; a summit he climbed in 2019 after four years in the making.

The approach to CBPT was per usual for the canyon, but along the way we did encounter some of the more unstable and unpredictable coconino plates I have walked on. Use caution, if in the area. We both soloed the easy, but awkward and airy climb to CBPT's summit. The 40 foot climb is listed at 5.3, but one can bring a few cams to protect, or have a competent leader solo it and bring the second up on belay. We spent a considerable time on the summit and then began our tedious journey back to our camp at the saddle. The descent of Shiva was painstaking and long. Needless to say, we were very happy when we finally made it back to our camp at the saddle.

After taking an extended break at camp, we packed up and started the strenuous climb back to the north rim. We did not break any speed records on the way out and finished just before and a little after seven.

Not bad for an off the couch Canyon adventure. CBT is an excellent summit that offered some superb perspectives of that area of the Canyon. Osiris is still on the todo list, but a revised itinerary and approach may be necessary, also 20 degrees cooler temperatures couldn't hurt.
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Aug 29 2021
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Zion Subway Top to BottomSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
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Canyoneering8.60 Miles 2,300 AEG
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This was a pretty spectacular low key canyoneering route for us and it was as fulfilling as just about anything I can think of in recent memory. I have no idea how the permit system works, or what you do to get one, Katie and I were invited on the trip.

We started at the upper trailhead just before 6:30 a.m. and shortly after that we were beginning our magical descent down the ancient hardened sand dunes that make up the spectacular Navajo Sandstone layer found throughout Zion. There was a short fun class four scramble to reach the canyon floor and then the fun began.

The Canyon was probably about as scenic of a canyon, as I have passed through. The attractions seemed to be non stop, from narrow walls, to subalpine firs, tall conifers, carved waterways, gushing springs at the base of the sandstone and idyllic, cold, clear water swimmers. The canyon really had it all.

In terms of the technical aspects, the raps were all bolted, short in length and not overly technical in nature. I do not know enough about canyoneering to make a definitive statement, but I would think this would fall under the category of a beginner canyon.

We did not see any people until we made our final rap, which placed us at perhaps the highlight of the day, the Subway. After a quick break at one of the few spots in the canyon the sun was reaching, we parted ways with the other two people in our group, so we could finish at a quicker pace and begin our drive back to Phoenix.

I had no idea what to expect when we accepted the invite and even had some apprehensions about the crowds etc, but I left with exceeded expectations and awestruck. An amazing location and a fun and engaging way to see a canyon.

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Aug 28 2021
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Zion / Aires ButteSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
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Climbing1.98 Miles 768 AEG
Climbing1.98 Miles   5 Hrs   30 Mns   0.37 mph
768 ft AEG      12 Mns Break
 
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I finally made it to Zion National Park. Katie and I had a relatively busy two days with Led by Sheep Saturday morning and some sight seeing the rest of the day. On Sunday we completed the Subway Route from the top down.

We really enjoyed Led by Sheep. The climbing was as advertised, easy, but run out. Ten alpine slings and two 60m ropes is all you need. The approach to the base in the morning was about as tranquil and perfect as you can get, to include a nice viewing of several bighorns making their way about the slab. We started with headlamps and were roping up to a rising sun.

I snagged the first pitch and then Katie and I swapped until we reached the summit. We took a quick break on the summit and then began our descent via rap. The heat did not take long to kick in, so we were happy to finish the four rap descent rather efficiently and without any real snags.

On our return to the car, we stopped at the petroglyphs, which were impressive, with some unique to us etchings.

A perfect first hike in Zion.
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Timber Creek OverlookSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
Hiking avatar Aug 28 2021
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Hiking1.23 Miles 234 AEG
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234 ft AEG      5 Mns Break
 
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Katie and I headed up to the Kolob area to escape the afternoon crowds of Zion. We did this short little hike with a great views to stretch our legs some and then made a few stops at various pullouts and trailheads in the area.

The trail to the viewpoint was in great shape and the hike was generally pleasant with some nice views. The trail gets warm and there is no shade, plan accordingly.
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Aug 21 2021
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East Verde / LibraryPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
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Spent a couple days climbing on some pretty cool sandstone cliffs off the East Verde River last weekend.

On Saturday, I headed up there with Sean for a pretty full morning of climbing and then Katie and I headed up there Sunday with the pups for a couple of routes and some swimming.

The climbing at the Library is pretty good. There are some great, short trad lines that packed a pretty tough punch, but were real fun and the views overlooking the East Verde were scenic. There was direct sun in the morning, but most routes started to enter the shade around 9-10:00 a.m. A great climbing area with a nice backdrop, we will be back for sure.
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Granite Gardens Park TrailsPrescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
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This was our first time climbing at Granite Dells. We climbed some routes near the stairway in an area called Shady Grove. Although, shady is a bit of a misnomer.

Overall, it was pretty solid crag and we enjoyed a long morning there. We climbed seven routes and generally enjoyed them all. In particular, there was a mixed 5.9 line and a challenging .10a we liked, along with a couple of the easier routes that had some fun movements and a little excitement. The hike into the crag was short and scenic and the crag was situated above a pond and roaring dam, which made the top out views and setting nice. A really cool area for hiking or climbing it appears, we will be back for sure.
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North Fork KP Trail #93Alpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
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Katie and I made another trip to the Blue last weekend. Our only real plan was to escape the heat and get out of the valley. We did more dog walking and relaxing than hiking, but we did manage to knock out a few miles of trail here and there.

We hiked both of these trails over Saturday and Sunday and were pleased to have found both trails cleared. In fact, we ran into a few trail crews on both days. The crews talked of several trails they were looking to clear in the area and seemed motivated. I made sure to let them know their work was not going unnoticed and chatted with each crew a little. Mainly dropping wish lists for trails I would like cleared and all that good stuff, lol. There was more flow in both forks of KP Creek than a few weeks ago when I was there and the forest may have got greener and the flowers more abundant. The raspberries were plentiful and farm quality. We hiked to the falls on Saturday and then in from the freshly cleared South Fork on Sunday.
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Steeple Trail #73 - Blue RangeAlpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
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Hiking4.40 Miles 772 AEG
Hiking4.40 Miles   2 Hrs   7 Mns   2.20 mph
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One final little stroll in the Blue with the pups. The trail was in excellent shape and there was good water at Willow Spring. The ferns were as tall as me in spots and the flowers were plentiful along several sections of the trail. A perfect hike to end our little trip to the Blue.
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Jul 27 2021
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Camp Canyon Trail #36Southwest, NM
Southwest, NM
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Hiking7.68 Miles   4 Hrs   2 Mns   2.23 mph
1,454 ft AEG      35 Mns Break
 
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Katie and I hiked a mile of this trail in the spring and it was promising. The trail was in great shape and there was some trickling water in the area marked spring on the map, but it was a little warm that day and we were on our second hike, so we turned around, with potential plans to return sometime. Then I found a cave/ruin lead in the area, which sealed a return trip for me.

Fast forward to July. Normally, I would consider this hike a little warm for the pups in July, but several days of rain and an uncharacteristically cooler day, led me to believe we could take a look around. I am glad we did.

The trail was in as good of shape as I remembered and there was running water down nearly the entire length of Camp Canyon. Meanwhile, Pueblo Creek had a robust flow and nearly every drainage of any significance was flowing, or trickling. I definitely found the cave that had been mentioned in my over 100 year old resource, but it is now the site of a pretty robust backcountry camp. The cave, similar to some of the other caves I have seen out there was huge and impressive and although contemporary, I was impressed with the care taken to the inside of the cave. I found some broken manos that were intermingled in with the short rock walls at the cave's entrance, which leads me to believe there is some prehistoric history to the cave, but I have a feeling that its been occupied and used by locals for a long time now. My guess is that the "Camp" in Camp Canyon is a reference to it. The archaeologist in the survey that has been so accurate for me out there was lamenting about prehistoric sites being destroyed by ranchers over a hundred years ago, which leads me to believe this cave has been gone through long ago and current use is probably not contributing to any new degradation to the site. Tread lightly regardless, if you visit.

The hiking downstream of the cave remained pleasant. Undoubtedly, aided by the flowing water. However, the geology of the area was worthy of any conditions and Pueblo Creek was a treat. We turned around after heading down canyon close to another two miles, but some of that distance was from wandering around the canyon floor and checking things out. We eventually returned the way we came.
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Thompson Trail #629Alpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
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I took the back way back to the Blue and finally stopped here to see what all the fuss was about. The trail was still about ten times too crowded for me even on a Monday (no seriously, lot was full and I had to park behind a few vehicles on the road), but I see why it’s popular and it lives up to the hype. I would encourage anyone to get out and hike once, but maybe not on a weekend.
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Jul 25 2021
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P-Bar Lake Trail #326Alpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
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The trail has been cleared recently and was in great shape. The area continues to show signs of recovery. The fog this morning added to the scenic forest views. We turned around at P-Bar “Lake” which was just a large mud puddle.
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water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max P Bar Lake 1-25% full 1-25% full
Good for fido and stock, but I’d prob pass on drinking personally.
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East Eagle Trail #33 Arizona, AZ 
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Hiking2.84 Miles 354 AEG
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Second time was a charm. I was curious if there was water at Rattlesnake Spring and we were looking to get the dogs some more exercise before the rain came. Rattlesnake Spring appeared to be a seep at one time, but the area has been destroyed by flash flood and fire and there was no water. The rain started around the spring and did not stop until late Sunday morning.
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Horse Ridge Trail #38Alpine, AZ
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Hiking3.43 Miles 1,281 AEG
Hiking3.43 Miles   2 Hrs   56 Mns   1.70 mph
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This trail also falls into the category of, why did I not hike this trail sooner? Although, it was learning about recent trail maintenance on the trail that spurred my interest, so our experience may not have been as popular had I tried hiking this one years ago.

The trail drops steeply and was in generally good shape, with a solid, but thin tread in spots. Some locust and oaks are starting to crowd the top near the initial descent, but the rest of the trail was clear and smooth sailing. The views from the trail were pretty spectacular and I agree with the FS assessment that it may offer the best panorama views of the Blue. In particular, the up close views of the prominent Castle Rock. We meant to hike further, but got distracted by the beautiful sound of running water in a drainage near the trail. We spent more time playing in the water than we should of and then some nasty clouds and sprinkles convinced us it was time to head back.
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Red Hill Trail #56Alpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
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Hiking5.48 Miles 1,246 AEG
Hiking5.48 Miles   2 Hrs   34 Mns   2.45 mph
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I can’t believe it had taken me this long to hike this trail. This trail really packs some pretty spectacular views and the portion of the trail that I hiked was in great shape. In fact, it was nice to hike a trail where overgrown grass was the only thing impeding the trail vs deadfall and locust. We turned around just before Red Hill and returned the way we came. More details can be found in the description I just wrote for the trail.
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Jul 21 2021
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North Fork KP Trail #93Alpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
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Hiking6.08 Miles 1,521 AEG
Hiking6.08 Miles   3 Hrs   58 Mns   1.55 mph
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Due to our robust monsoon season, the Blue is in rare form right now and is looking as scenic as I have ever seen it. I drove up last Tuesday and have had a pretty productive five days of hiking in the area since and have covered a lot of ground for having the old man with me. We got a little rain out there the last few days to say the least, so I am currently typing this triplog from a hotel in Pinetop. I needed a dry “zero” day to recover my gear and resupply for another three to four days back in the Blue. I just can’t get enough of the area right now and I can’t think of a better area to close out my summer break.

There was a little deadfall on the trail, but nothing overly impeding or demanding on the dogs. Some locust is taking hold in its usual spots as well, but the tread is still defined and easy to follow. There is also a little less locust from a quick trim job on my way out. In terms of scenery, green was the theme. The trail and surrounding forest is as green and healthy as I have seen it, to include a nice mix of flowers and healthy raspberries along the way. I turned around at the falls and returned the way I came after a short break.

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East Eagle Trail #33Alpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
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Hiking2.58 Miles 338 AEG
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I was looking for a light afternoon stroll, so on a chance I gave this trail a shot, The trailhead and surrounding area were in the perimeter of the Bear Fire, but the area looked remarkably healthy and its apparent the fire burned rather nicely through there. Recent rainfall has the area looking lush as well and there were several large ponderosa along the well manicured trail. I liked the little stroll so much, I came back three days later with Katie and hiked it a little further.

A great trail through an idyllic forest and I was impressed by the area overall. It was interesting to walk through such a recent burn and also interesting to see first hand the positive effects a healthy burn can have on a forest. I am slowly starting to piece this area together and seeing its potential.
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Bear Creek Trail #66Alpine, AZ
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This trail will always have a little sentimental value to me. The locust is coming back in the usual spots, but I gave it a quick once over with the clippers. The Black was flowing nicely and apart from a little locust, the trail was in great shape and the surrounding forest looks healthier with each year.
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Badger Springs TrailCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
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I took advantage of some “moderate” temps a nice breeze and some clouds to sneak the dogs up to Badger Springs for a late morning walk today. It was just cool enough to hike and there was a significant amount of water flowing at the Agua Fria. Badger Springs Wash showed signs of a significant water event recently as well and had some sitting pools of water and a few muddy spots. A nice little dog walk and it was great to see some water flowing in the Agua Fria this time of year.

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Sinks CanyonCentral, WY
Central, WY
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I am glad my curiosity got the best of me on this one. On my last day in the Wind River Range I hiked to Popo Agie Falls, on the drive out, I saw a state park sign that said, “The Rise of the Sinks” and I stopped. There may be an actual hike for Sinks Canyon I see after looking at the other triplog linked for Sinks Canyon, but I just did the developed overlook. A fascinating area and some spectacular trout in that water.
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Popo Agie FallsCentral, WY
Central, WY
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Hiking3.49 Miles 690 AEG
Hiking3.49 Miles   1 Hour   32 Mns   2.33 mph
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This description should really just be called Popo Agie Falls, I may fill in the description page and put in the more commonly known name in as the title. I am sure they are also referred to as the Middle Fork Falls, as they are along the middle fork of the Popo Agie, but locally and at the trailhead they are simply referred to as Popo Agie Falls.

This was my last hike in the Wind River Range and was just meant to be a quick stroll before hitting the road. My expectations were not overly high and I honestly just expected a stretch of cascades in the river. But the falls area actually proved to be pretty spectacular. There were several impressive falls consolidated in this geologically odd area where it seems the river just decided to change course and plunge in an almost dog leg like direction off a cliff into the main water course below. The trail was well maintained and easy to follow. It is clear that these falls are a popular destination, but I was able to get up to the falls and back with only passing two fisherman.

I would definitely recommend this hike to anyone in the area looking for a short hike or looking for a more family friendly hike.
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