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Jun 25 2019
stacyboyd
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 Joined May 27 2013
 Phoenix, AZ
Escudilla TrailAlpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 25 2019
stacyboyd
Hiking6.02 Miles 1,216 AEG
Hiking6.02 Miles   2 Hrs   30 Mns   2.41 mph
1,216 ft AEG
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Beautiful day for a hike! Back in PHX it's 100+, here maybe 70. Anyways, used a combination of the directions on this site and Google maps to find the trailhead. The forest road is well maintained and a passenger car could handle. Passed by a small lake on the way in and about a half dozen anglers. Those were the last people I saw all day. The trail is well marked -- and clear. The forest service has obviously worked extremely hard in clearing all of the deadfall. I think I only had to step over one small tree the whole way. The first mile or so of the trail is great, lots of Aspens.. after that you reach the burn area. In its own way is very beautiful and the views are amazing in all directions. The trail is easy to follow, a very gradual climb with a couple of descents on the way. I stopped at the tower which was 3 miles in. They have put a very large fence around the tower, so I stayed outside. I chose not to continue on the gps trail to the true summit. 1) no trail and 2) so many downed trees/debris.. it would have been a very long crawl fo me :(
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Jun 25 2019
stacyboyd
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 Phoenix, AZ
Blue Peak 9355Alpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 25 2019
stacyboyd
Hiking8.12 Miles 970 AEG
Hiking8.12 Miles   3 Hrs   36 Mns   2.26 mph
970 ft AEG
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Well, I don't think they really want people doing this hike lol. I had just finished Escudilla in the morning and thought that Blue (at reported 3 miles rt) would be doable in the afternoon. I am on my quest for the 20 highest peaks in AZ. It was about an hour drive to the forest road (I think it was 184). I have a high clearance vehicle, but this road was not well maintained. I drove about 1.5 miles in and decided to pull off and park. So, then I hike the 2.5 miles to the trailhead. This part was pretty easy (and prob faster than me driving haha). The trailhead was well marked at the end of the road along with a register. The trail itself is 1.5 miles each way, gradual climbing to the summit. I did not have any problem with ever losing the trail even though it is not maintained (at all). Lots of fallen trees to climb over, around and under. The problem is the trail is very narrow, so not a lot of options. The trail also has very overgrown rasberry bushes, which, unfortunately, were not in season during my trip. I read the other reviews, so I was prepared and had long pants (because these things have thorns), which was very helpful. I would guess that at least 50% of the trail was covered in the bushes. At the top, the abandoned tower is there and the bottom section of stair planks have been removed, but it is still climbable :) . Beautiful views from the top and crisp, clean air. Probably a one and done hike for me though.
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Jun 03 2019
stacyboyd
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 Phoenix, AZ
Bob Bear Trail #18 - Fossil CreekCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 03 2019
stacyboyd
Hiking9.17 Miles 1,437 AEG
Hiking9.17 Miles   4 Hrs   10 Mns   2.74 mph
1,437 ft AEG      49 Mns Break
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Fossil Springs trail on a Monday.. We had our permit for the "8 mile hike"... however, if you go to the waterfall/dam/toilet bowl, it's and extra mile or so. The springs were flowing and beautiful, but we spent all of our down time at the waterfall area. Since we arrived at the parking lot at 8:30am.. we were the first one's down here and had the place to ourselves, which was a treat. We were in the water and swimming a bit (temperature outside and in the water was perfect). On the way back to the lot we passed many people coming down for the day... have to guess they arrived at the lot around 1030/11.... mostly teenagers and young adults -- sorry we missed them at the falls.. they may have been daring enough to jump off of the dam.
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Jun 01 2019
stacyboyd
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 Phoenix, AZ
Watson Lake LoopPrescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 01 2019
stacyboyd
Hiking4.95 Miles 316 AEG
Hiking4.95 Miles   2 Hrs   7 Mns   2.36 mph
316 ft AEG      1 Min Break
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Headed out on Watson Lake Loop this past Sat around 8am. Weather in PHX was in the mid 90's, but here was still in the 70's with a nice breeze. Beautiful day and we didn't see too many people on the trail until we were on the eastern side by the bike path. Nice hike with not too much gain.. only on the North side by the granite boulders.. this was the best part of the hike, climbing up and down the rocks and following the white dots for the trail.
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May 29 2019
stacyboyd
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 Phoenix, AZ
Spur Cross to CCRA - Maricopa TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 29 2019
stacyboyd
Hiking10.00 Miles 902 AEG
Hiking10.00 Miles   3 Hrs   40 Mns   2.86 mph
902 ft AEG      10 Mns Break
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The weather was cooler than usual for late May so we decided to trek from Spur Cross over to CC regional. Toughest part was the car shuttle that morning.. :) Anyways, started from Spur Cross and completed most of the elevation gain within the first 3-4 miles... very gradual. Next, headed over to CC regional... passed by the trail that leads up to Elephant mtn on the way. We saw 2 other people in Spur that morning.. don't think the connecting trail is heavily used maybe by mtn bikes on the weekends. Anyways, finished at the Go John trail and then drove back to Spur to retrieve a car. Nice hike in terms of distance, scenery and solitude and a little bit of gain along the way.
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