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249 triplogs

Sep 30 2016
JasonCleghorn
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 Routes 161
 Photos 1,456
 Triplogs 276

43 male
 Joined Nov 11 2014
 Phoenix, AZ
Abineau Bear Jaw LoopFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 30 2016
JasonCleghorn
Hiking7.95 Miles 2,028 AEG
Hiking7.95 Miles   3 Hrs   2 Mns   2.91 mph
2,028 ft AEG      18 Mns Break
 
1st trip
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Would I do this hike again? Every day? Yes.

This is simply probably my favorite hike that I have done in Arizona. It's close with the Kachina Trail but this trail is a bit more difficult and more sustained climbing.

My trip got off to an inauspicious start as I realized I had forgotten my hat. I haven't hiked without a hat or something on my head in a VERY long time. I was bummed but it turned out OK.

FR 151 and FR 418 are actually pretty good roads. My SUV made it just fine and even I didn't worry... :y:

When I got to the Trailhead it was 37 degrees. When I arrived home it was 97 degrees. Yikes.

Back to the hike... I chose to go up Bear Jaw first and then to descend Abineau. Although I say that I wouldn't have wanted to ascend Abineau, next time I might do it just for the challenge as it is MUCH steeper.

I marveled at the views along the higher parts of the trail and the aspens are not at peak but probably middle peak, maybe. I saw one hunter and there was one other vehicle at the TH which I believe may have been a fellow HAZ'er Preston Mc.

I got back to the TH, took my pants off, switched to shorts and readied for my next adventure about 2 miles down the road...
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Sep 30 2016
JasonCleghorn
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 Routes 161
 Photos 1,456
 Triplogs 276

43 male
 Joined Nov 11 2014
 Phoenix, AZ
White Horse HillsFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 30 2016
JasonCleghorn
Hiking0.98 Miles 189 AEG
Hiking0.98 Miles      21 Mns   2.94 mph
189 ft AEG      1 Min Break
 
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1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
So I had just left ABJL and wanted to bag the two listofjohn (pay $ite) peaks in the White Horse Hills. I got about 2/3 of the way to the first summit and some pitch black clouds were rolling in behind the summit. With the WHH being so denuded of trees due to fire and deadfall, I decided since those hills had been there for millions of years, and I have about 40 years left, that there's still time for me to come back when lightning is not potentially in play.

I did see either a horse or deer carcass. Ew.
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Sep 25 2016
JasonCleghorn
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 Routes 161
 Photos 1,456
 Triplogs 276

43 male
 Joined Nov 11 2014
 Phoenix, AZ
Black Mountain Summit - Lake PleasantPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 25 2016
JasonCleghorn
Hiking3.30 Miles 735 AEG
Hiking3.30 Miles   1 Hour   51 Mns   1.98 mph
735 ft AEG      11 Mns Break
 
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1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Fighting 40 mph wind gusts, I made my way up this grueling ascent. OK, well it was windy at least.

Saw 5 wild burro and a humongous jackrabbit. Just another peak in the bag.
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Sep 23 2016
JasonCleghorn
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 Routes 161
 Photos 1,456
 Triplogs 276

43 male
 Joined Nov 11 2014
 Phoenix, AZ
Elephant Mountain from 24th St., AZ 
Elephant Mountain from 24th St., AZ
 
Hiking avatar Sep 23 2016
JasonCleghorn
Hiking7.62 Miles 1,921 AEG
Hiking7.62 Miles   3 Hrs   51 Mns   2.18 mph
1,921 ft AEG      21 Mns Break
 
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
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What an awesome hike and what a day for it. Temps were in the mid 60s when I arrived at the TH. If you like off trail hikes, with loose pumice rocks this is the hike for you!!! I saw my second AZ tarantula, several javelina and a fox! This hike would have been worth it just to have seen the fox... Saw not one other human.

The hike is never really too difficult but you just keep going up and up and up. You will reach what you think is the summit but is really just the highpoint of the Elephant Mountain ridgeline. Then you'll see that you have a very pointy summit to gain. There's a giant cairn up top but I didn't see a register.

This was actually one of my favorite hikes.
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Sep 17 2016
JasonCleghorn
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 Routes 161
 Photos 1,456
 Triplogs 276

43 male
 Joined Nov 11 2014
 Phoenix, AZ
Peak 2802 New River Mtns., AZ 
Peak 2802 New River Mtns., AZ
 
Hiking avatar Sep 17 2016
JasonCleghorn
Hiking6.59 Miles 1,139 AEG
Hiking6.59 Miles   2 Hrs   33 Mns   2.91 mph
1,139 ft AEG      17 Mns Break
 
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It's PEAKBAGGING SEASON again! I was inspired by @MountainMatt and his recent triplog. I haven't climbed any of the New River Mountains in this area and so it was a good match. 3/4 of this hike is on the Black Canyon Trail but the last mile or so is very steep and off trail. You seem to just keep going up and up and up. There is a summit register at the top and the views looking toward the Bradshaws and Crown King are INCREDIBLE...

I saw one snake, a Sonoran Coachwhip.

This is a very nice hike and climb. Not easy, not overly difficult.
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Sep 11 2016
JasonCleghorn
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 Routes 161
 Photos 1,456
 Triplogs 276

43 male
 Joined Nov 11 2014
 Phoenix, AZ
Spur Cross LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 11 2016
JasonCleghorn
Hiking7.30 Miles 1,044 AEG
Hiking7.30 Miles   2 Hrs   47 Mns   2.84 mph
1,044 ft AEG      13 Mns Break
 
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1st trip
My first real adventure in a hot minute. I love love love Cave Creek, and specifically Spur Cross Ranch!!! I was at the TH before first light and paid my dues with headlamp at the self pay station. Saw about 15 javelina, one of which snorted at me at the first Cave Creek crossing. Made my way up over to Limestone Spring which was dry. All the water sources out there, expectedly are dry as a bone including Cave Creek itself.

After a hot summer in which I've had some medical issues, it felt good to get out and be alone in a beautiful beautiful place.
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Sep 09 2016
JasonCleghorn
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 Routes 161
 Photos 1,456
 Triplogs 276

43 male
 Joined Nov 11 2014
 Phoenix, AZ
Amber Hills HOA Trail, AZ 
Amber Hills HOA Trail, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Sep 09 2016
JasonCleghorn
Hiking3.50 Miles
Hiking3.50 Miles
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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"It's not the mountains that we conquer, but ourselves"
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Sep 05 2016
JasonCleghorn
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 Routes 161
 Photos 1,456
 Triplogs 276

43 male
 Joined Nov 11 2014
 Phoenix, AZ
Amber Hills HOA Trail, AZ 
Amber Hills HOA Trail, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Sep 05 2016
JasonCleghorn
Hiking3.50 Miles
Hiking3.50 Miles
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Unfortunately, or fortunately depending on how you look at it... I saw my first envenomated animal here in Arizona. I saw a Harris Antelope squirrel with CLEAR fang marks and venom dripping out of it. It could barely walk and was falling down.
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Sep 04 2016
JasonCleghorn
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 Routes 161
 Photos 1,456
 Triplogs 276

43 male
 Joined Nov 11 2014
 Phoenix, AZ
Ocotillo Trail - Sonoran Preserve NorthPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 04 2016
JasonCleghorn
Hiking6.41 Miles 825 AEG
Hiking6.41 Miles   1 Hour   57 Mns   3.29 mph
825 ft AEG
 
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Starting to shake off Phoenix Summer Annoyance Disorder (pSAD) with these cooler morning temps. May have gone off trail for two hill summits, or are they mountains if they are at least 2K feet?

At any rate, thank you Gaia for the cooler temps!!!
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Sep 03 2016
JasonCleghorn
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 Routes 161
 Photos 1,456
 Triplogs 276

43 male
 Joined Nov 11 2014
 Phoenix, AZ
Amber Hills HOA Trail, AZ 
Amber Hills HOA Trail, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Sep 03 2016
JasonCleghorn
Hiking3.50 Miles
Hiking3.50 Miles
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Aug 26 2016
JasonCleghorn
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 Routes 161
 Photos 1,456
 Triplogs 276

43 male
 Joined Nov 11 2014
 Phoenix, AZ
Sidewinder Trail - Sonoran Perserve NPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 26 2016
JasonCleghorn
Hiking2.00 Miles 200 AEG
Hiking2.00 Miles
200 ft AEG
 
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An Arizona first for me, lightning-ed off the trail. On a somber note, I saw the memorial/actual location where the teen boy died a few weeks ago. Sad enough but sadder that he almost made it back to the trailhead as it was only about 1/4 mile to it... :(
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Aug 20 2016
JasonCleghorn
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 Routes 161
 Photos 1,456
 Triplogs 276

43 male
 Joined Nov 11 2014
 Phoenix, AZ
Amber Hills HOA Trail, AZ 
Amber Hills HOA Trail, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Aug 20 2016
JasonCleghorn
Hiking1.50 Miles
Hiking1.50 Miles
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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"It's not the mountains that we conquer, but ourselves"
"HAZ is not a meet-up group. Unless you're in the IN group, then its a meet-up group"
Aug 19 2016
JasonCleghorn
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 Routes 161
 Photos 1,456
 Triplogs 276

43 male
 Joined Nov 11 2014
 Phoenix, AZ
Amber Hills HOA Trail, AZ 
Amber Hills HOA Trail, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Aug 19 2016
JasonCleghorn
Hiking3.50 Miles
Hiking3.50 Miles
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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"It's not the mountains that we conquer, but ourselves"
"HAZ is not a meet-up group. Unless you're in the IN group, then its a meet-up group"
Aug 12 2016
JasonCleghorn
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 Routes 161
 Photos 1,456
 Triplogs 276

43 male
 Joined Nov 11 2014
 Phoenix, AZ
Bell Pass - Bell / 104th THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 12 2016
JasonCleghorn
Hiking4.00 Miles 400 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles
400 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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"It's not the mountains that we conquer, but ourselves"
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Aug 05 2016
JasonCleghorn
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 Routes 161
 Photos 1,456
 Triplogs 276

43 male
 Joined Nov 11 2014
 Phoenix, AZ
Amber Hills HOA Trail, AZ 
Amber Hills HOA Trail, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Aug 05 2016
JasonCleghorn
Hiking1.20 Miles 100 AEG
Hiking1.20 Miles
100 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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"It's not the mountains that we conquer, but ourselves"
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Jul 31 2016
JasonCleghorn
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 Routes 161
 Photos 1,456
 Triplogs 276

43 male
 Joined Nov 11 2014
 Phoenix, AZ
BLM Wandering, AZ 
BLM Wandering, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jul 31 2016
JasonCleghorn
Hiking3.30 Miles
Hiking3.30 Miles
 
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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"It's not the mountains that we conquer, but ourselves"
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Jul 30 2016
JasonCleghorn
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 Routes 161
 Photos 1,456
 Triplogs 276

43 male
 Joined Nov 11 2014
 Phoenix, AZ
Amber Hills HOA Trail, AZ 
Amber Hills HOA Trail, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jul 30 2016
JasonCleghorn
Hiking3.30 Miles 170 AEG
Hiking3.30 Miles
170 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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"It's not the mountains that we conquer, but ourselves"
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Jul 27 2016
JasonCleghorn
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 Routes 161
 Photos 1,456
 Triplogs 276

43 male
 Joined Nov 11 2014
 Phoenix, AZ
University of Notre Dame Walking TourNorth, IN
North, IN
Hiking avatar Jul 27 2016
JasonCleghorn
Hiking2.50 Miles
Hiking2.50 Miles
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
The most beautiful college campus that I have ever laid eyes on. Period. It was amazing.
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Jul 26 2016
JasonCleghorn
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 Routes 161
 Photos 1,456
 Triplogs 276

43 male
 Joined Nov 11 2014
 Phoenix, AZ
Princeton U Walking Tour, NJ 
Princeton U Walking Tour, NJ
 
Hiking avatar Jul 26 2016
JasonCleghorn
Hiking2.00 Miles
Hiking2.00 Miles
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1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Another beautiful campus!!! Tour wasn't the best, which was odd for a top 10 university in the world.
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Jul 25 2016
JasonCleghorn
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 Routes 161
 Photos 1,456
 Triplogs 276

43 male
 Joined Nov 11 2014
 Phoenix, AZ
Chessie Trl Lexington VA, VA 
Chessie Trl Lexington VA, VA
 
Hiking avatar Jul 25 2016
JasonCleghorn
Hiking4.93 Miles 214 AEG
Hiking4.93 Miles   1 Hour   13 Mns   4.05 mph
214 ft AEG
 
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
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Of course I would hike on a road trip/vacation. Saw 8 deer, a wild turkey and numerous squirrels. This trail is an old railroad bed from pre Civil War era.
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