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Mar 21 2020
jacobemerick
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 Guides 31
 Routes 72
 Photos 872
 Triplogs 114

34 male
 Joined Dec 09 2014
 Gilbert, AZ
North Fork Falls of Deadman CanyonPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 21 2020
jacobemerick
Hiking21.02 Miles 4,585 AEG
Hiking21.02 Miles   11 Hrs   31 Mns   2.31 mph
4,585 ft AEG   2 Hrs   24 Mns Break
 
1st trip
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Needed a little day hike to get away from the world. Delivered.

Half Moon #288
Great shape. Some sections have been cleaned up since my last visit a few years ago. Every creek and drainage was overflowing, Barnhardt and Rock required using deadfall to get across dry. A recent redirect at the end, within sight of Rock Creek TH, that was confusing, but it eventually looped back down.

Rock Creek #42
There were a few sections of new overgrowth on the climb up to the creek crossing, nothing worth fretting about. Once I got past the first half mile of climb this one actually felt fun, especially in the cliff breaks. Yeah the falls were flowing. Snow became a minor issue after 6000', hiding tread and adding a few slips, all fun & games. Descent to Hopi is 95% defined with a narrow break in the manzanita and a few cairns. Hopi Spring looks amazing.

Horse Camp Seep / Deadman Falls
Saw my first hikers of the day here ( @Metalrunner! ) and quickly puttered down to check out the falls from the north bank. They are amazing. Photos don't do them justice. I could have spent all day sitting on that rim, listening to their roar and feeling the mist fly up.

Mazatzal Divide #23
Is more of a waterway than a trail. Sloppy going. Saw a few backpackers here, told some stories, gave unsolicited advice, etc.

Barnhardt #43
Quite muddy. Suspect that there had been a lot of traffic in-and-out today, churning up the path, though I only saw three this late in the afternoon. Those falls were flowing too. A few sections are starting to get shade from taller willows/manzanita, which would be heckin' awesome.

This was exactly the break I was looking for today, complete with long periods of solitude and an almost-constant sound of falling water. I get why some OG members have been here so many times.
Named place
Named place
Deadman Canyon Falls - North Fork
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Mar 14 2020
jacobemerick
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 Guides 31
 Routes 72
 Photos 872
 Triplogs 114

34 male
 Joined Dec 09 2014
 Gilbert, AZ
Little Chance Canyon LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 14 2020
jacobemerick
Hiking3.00 Miles 422 AEG
Hiking3.00 Miles
422 ft AEG
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1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Headed back out for an easy loop in the Goldfields with sister and a few additional kiddos. Assumed that the waterflow would be impressive after this week, but it was actually less than my previous visit a few weeks ago, when we did this (plus a few other GF trails) after a night/morning of rain. Water runs quick. Anyways, trails were still pretty and we made our way through the 'mouse trap' to see Willow Springs proper, which turned out to be a real gem and worth the soaking we all got on the way in.
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Mar 08 2020
jacobemerick
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 Photos 872
 Triplogs 114

34 male
 Joined Dec 09 2014
 Gilbert, AZ
Bell Trail to the Crack - Wet Beaver CreekCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 08 2020
jacobemerick
Hiking7.00 Miles 520 AEG
Hiking7.00 Miles
520 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Hike w/ kiddos. The skies were grey and cloudy and threatening, though they did little more than spit a few times at us. Trail is flat and easy for the first two miles, a few sections of rock that tripped the little ones, and then it gets exposed, and I had to mandate some hand-holding to avoid ill-timed stumbles. Took us over five hours, four breaks, sugary bribes, and a few threats, but everyone made the distance without carries. At this point I fear they might be ready for R2R2R before teenage years :o

Crowds were light, saw maybe ten groups in all, everyone was super friendly and happy to be out.
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Mar 07 2020
jacobemerick
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 Photos 872
 Triplogs 114

34 male
 Joined Dec 09 2014
 Gilbert, AZ
Montezuma Castle and Well, AZ 
Montezuma Castle and Well, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 07 2020
jacobemerick
Hiking1.00 Miles 150 AEG
Hiking1.00 Miles
150 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
Partners none no partners
Hauled the kiddos up for a weekend adventure on Wet Beaver. Started at Montezuma Castle. It was a headache to get through the VC and paid up with three balls of pent-up energy, and when we broke through the other side I let them loose on the unsuspecting, mostly docile, public. They zipped through the short walk, peppering everyone with rapid-fire bursts of questions and exclamations, and were shocked by how soon it was over. So we headed up to the Well next. Enjoyed this visit more, with the longer and more rugged walk, plus a larger variety of scenery (ruins and water and more ruins and more water, oh my!). Of course, I hovered around the 3yo, suspecting that any step was one stumble away from her going over the edge and a long tumble into the sink. After this was all done we meandered over to FR 618 and found a fantastic campsite for the night.
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Mar 05 2020
jacobemerick
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 Photos 872
 Triplogs 114

34 male
 Joined Dec 09 2014
 Gilbert, AZ
Moody Point Trail #140Globe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 05 2020
jacobemerick
Hiking10.25 Miles 3,631 AEG
Hiking10.25 Miles   7 Hrs   24 Mns   1.60 mph
3,631 ft AEG   1 Hour    Break
 
1st trip
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Parked at Leisure Canyon around 6:15. Almost missed the parking area, it's a bit overgrown, but there's comfortable room for 2-3 vehicles back there. Trail is located 100' south of parking area along the road, cairns hidden under brush, though the cleared path through the catclaw is very wide. Only had to duck a few times on the way down to the river under low mesquite branches. Overall a quick, easy trot down to Cherry Creek. As is the AZ style, the trail only leads to the bank, and crossing is an exercise left to the hiker. This meant winding through mud, brush, and debris, scouting out the water, and then hopping across on wobbly rocks. Cherry Creek gauge was 24 CFS and I was able to cross dry, tho I did have to leverage trekking poles heavily.

Quickly found an old-style gate through the fence on the opposite bank. The trail follows the fenceline (on the landward side) and is easy to follow. Turns out that there is a much nicer, easier-to-use gate further to the south, closer to Flying H and the old topo track for this trail, though I didn't figure that out until I was on my return trip. Anyways, easy path north and up the bank, though I had a hard time tracking exactly where the trail leaves the fence and starts THE CLIMB. Found three possible candidates, none of them seem 'official'. Once you get through the mesquite grove it's easier to pick up a tread and cairns.

So, that climb. This trail is more vertical than not. I was hauling a 25lb pack... well, an 'ultralight' overnight pack with 6L of water, and I immediately regretted the extra water. Any sort of morning chill was replaced by steady sweat and the I longed for the shade that was eliminated on the south-facing slope. The trail is in surprisingly good shape for most of it, with well-placed cairns and solid tread, plenty of switchbacks and lovely views, and it's still a relentless upward haul. The few times I lost the trail was more due to sweat-in-the-eyes than overgrowth.

Once I got directly below the ruins I cut a straight line up, which was a terrible idea with my pack, and ran into a small, angled footpath halfway up that smarter people use. Reached the ruins and was amazed, etc. Had breakfast here. After the ruins cut straight over, scrambled a bit, and found a very short and steep way on top of the ridge. Trail was harder to track on top and game paths won most of my attention. Made it to the Deep Creek junction and the tread immediately became harder to follow, for obvious Deep Creek :next: Moody Point :next: ruins traffic pattern. Fire damage became more apparent at the saddle. Then, half mile further, after fighting with manzanita and deadfall and steep grade and a trail that absolutely did not want to be followed for longer than a dozen feet, I twisted my knee and decided that maybe an out-and-back was a better idea today.

Heading down was a mix of semi-familiarity with the trail helping and stabs of knee pain slowing me down. As I now had a wealth of daylight, I took my time, and stopped for more breaks than I had on the climb up. Also noticed that the trail was very easy to follow on the slopes and harder on the (few) flat sections, and that someone had recently done some trail maintenance (slashed prickly pear paddles). Eventually made it back to the Jeep, spread out my wealth of uneaten food on the passenger seat, and retreated back to Phoenix, scheming on how to knock out the second half of this trail in a more sane approach.
Culture
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Salado Habitation
Named place
Named place
Moody Point Sierra Ancha Wilderness
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Feb 23 2020
jacobemerick
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 Guides 31
 Routes 72
 Photos 872
 Triplogs 114

34 male
 Joined Dec 09 2014
 Gilbert, AZ
Javelina - Willow Basin - Willow Canyon Loop, AZ 
Javelina - Willow Basin - Willow Canyon Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 23 2020
jacobemerick
Hiking5.33 Miles 673 AEG
Hiking5.33 Miles   4 Hrs   21 Mns   1.36 mph
673 ft AEG      25 Mns Break
 
1st trip
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Hike w kids. Started down the Jeep Road and jumped on Javelina Crossover / Gold Eagle Nuggets. This trail was a ton of fun, especially with the frequent water obstacles. Found a creative side trek to Little Chance Canyon that ended in a long butt-slide for all three kids over soaked rocks. The rest of the canyon, and the trail to Willow Spring Basin, began to wear on the gang, the roller coaster sucking the energy right out of the 3yo. Once the trail decided to trend down towards to the Basin Tank, which was overflowing, they cheered up. Had lunch in the canyon and began the long trek back, interrupted four or five times with ORVs. Tried to stick to the creek through the spring area, the water and climb was a bit too much to handle with them, so we took another way back to FR12 and followed it the rest of the way. No significant carries needed for any of them, just some light encouragement and sugary bribes.
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Feb 21 2020
jacobemerick
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34 male
 Joined Dec 09 2014
 Gilbert, AZ
Gilbert Riparian PreservePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 21 2020
jacobemerick
Hiking1.72 Miles 47 AEG
Hiking1.72 Miles   1 Hour   8 Mns   1.64 mph
47 ft AEG      5 Mns Break
 
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1st trip
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Somehow never realized that this preserve was a few miles from the kids school. Walking around the preserve, finding rabbits and birds, was a nice change than the usual after-school playground visit. Lots of other families also enjoying the trails. Kids even found some interesting side paths to check out.
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Feb 17 2020
jacobemerick
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 Guides 31
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 Photos 872
 Triplogs 114

34 male
 Joined Dec 09 2014
 Gilbert, AZ
Flatiron Hike - SuperstitionsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 17 2020
jacobemerick
Hiking7.62 Miles 3,368 AEG
Hiking7.62 Miles   7 Hrs   51 Mns   1.19 mph
3,368 ft AEG   1 Hour   27 Mns Break
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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It was time for the 6yo to summit Flatiron. Early start, got lost in LDSP, reached the Draw in 1.5 hours. After a chilly second-breakfast we continued on, finding a new way around some of the climb post-Draw that involved scrambling up the drainage, and then got terribly off track near the top and found an alternate, more exposed, route up. Made it up in 3.5 hours total. There were a few people on top, including some pups and another kid that was maybe 8 or 9, overall not crowded given the holiday. Was better about staying on track on the way down. Kid needed some help on the downclimbs, mostly spotted him and provided a few lifts, but he did every single climb on the way up by himself. Fantastic weather, maybe a bit on the chilly side, good company on the trail, and the look of pride on this kid's face was absolutely priceless.
Named place
Named place
The Flatiron

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Siphon Draw Waterfall Pools to trickle Pools to trickle
Trickling down the falls and all the way down the slickrock.
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Feb 09 2020
jacobemerick
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 Photos 872
 Triplogs 114

34 male
 Joined Dec 09 2014
 Gilbert, AZ
Byous Butte to Hidden SpringsGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 09 2020
jacobemerick
Hiking1.37 Miles 332 AEG
Hiking1.37 Miles   2 Hrs   47 Mns   0.87 mph
332 ft AEG   1 Hour   12 Mns Break
 
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
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After a fantastic night under the practically-full moon at Camp Grasshopper - Byous Butte, the kids and I headed over to Hidden Spring for a morning hike. Decided to take an adventurous route and soon paid for it. Getting up over that saddle with all the current growth, with the 5yo yelping that every other green thing was poking him, took a mixture of patience, promises, and threats. Eventually we pulled over and saw the steep drop down to the spring, forcing me to change tactics. Ended up ferrying the kiddos down a few dozen yards at a time, first a carry for the 2yo, followed by coaching/assistance for the 5yo and 6yo. When we finally reached the flowing spring and easy rock-hop down to FR172 it felt like a bonafied manicured trail. After that long three hours, I decided Elephant Arch can wait for a future visit.
Named place
Named place
Negro Head Spring

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Negro Head Spring Quart per minute Quart per minute
Plenty of flow at the source, pools and trickle most of the way down to FR172.
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Feb 02 2020
jacobemerick
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 Guides 31
 Routes 72
 Photos 872
 Triplogs 114

34 male
 Joined Dec 09 2014
 Gilbert, AZ
Arnett Creek - CanyonGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 02 2020
jacobemerick
Hiking5.03 Miles 388 AEG
Hiking5.03 Miles   4 Hrs   9 Mns   1.50 mph
388 ft AEG      48 Mns Break
 
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Route Scout GPS Route Recorded on Route Scout View
Hike w kids. Dedicated creek to trail (east side of lot) was enjoyable, nice steps chipped into rock, thanks to FS volunteer/site host for pointing it out. Path along creek was pleasant, crossings were plenty and easy, kids enjoyed the water a bit much, all expected. Was tempted to throw in the mine too, figured five miles was far enough for the gang (especially the 2yo). On the way back we started bumping into others, including two groups of horses that allowed gentle pets. Warm haul out of the creek, everyone made it with no carries needed.
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Feb 01 2020
jacobemerick
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 Guides 31
 Routes 72
 Photos 872
 Triplogs 114

34 male
 Joined Dec 09 2014
 Gilbert, AZ
BSM Loop w Peralta, AZ 
BSM Loop w Peralta, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 01 2020
jacobemerick
Hiking16.77 Miles 3,311 AEG
Hiking16.77 Miles   5 Hrs   52 Mns   3.10 mph
3,311 ft AEG      27 Mns Break
 
1st trip
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Wanted to get in more miles this weekend but still had the hard morning limit, so the inner Supes it was. Boy howdy are they pretty right now.

Started in the dark with a quick climb up to Fremont Saddle - it's one way to beat the crowds. Tumbling down the other side towards Dutchman was fairly awesome, with the nice views of Black Top Mesa and Palomino and Yellow Peak, plus the waking sky. Everything is green and the water's still flowing, etc. Dutchman felt a bit rough compared to Peralta, still easy to trot along and nothing that'll scratch too hard. Ogled up at Bluff Springs Mountain a few times, dreaming of past adventures up there. By the time I reached Charlie Boy I was starting to drift a bit so I went off-trail to that map that shows you where the gold is and had a breakfast break before tackling the long return. Starting bumping into people along Bluff Springs. Parking lot and overflow were packed, lots of people doing the saddle today.
Named place
Named place
East Boulder Canyon
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Jan 26 2020
jacobemerick
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 Guides 31
 Routes 72
 Photos 872
 Triplogs 114

34 male
 Joined Dec 09 2014
 Gilbert, AZ
Superstition Peak 5057 - Balanced Rock LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 26 2020
jacobemerick
Hiking7.37 Miles 2,981 AEG
Hiking7.37 Miles   4 Hrs   38 Mns   1.77 mph
2,981 ft AEG      28 Mns Break
 
1st trip
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Another awesome quick morning burner. Only one other car in lot at 6am, met the hiker about five minutes on the trail, then it was peaceful all the way to the pools and up to the Rock. Probably started fifteen minutes too early, trying to find the trail up to the Rock was difficult in the dark, then as things began to lighten things fell in place. Noticed the hiker was following me so I paused for a break and had a chat with him, wanted to make sure he knew I was taking a pretty roundabout way to the ridgeline (his destination), then continued up. Trail was well-cairned and well-traveled, only wandered off it once or twice, and that was more due to gawking at the views than the route. Only truly confusing part is the last few hundred yards below the peak which, at that point, meh. Signed the log and began the long roll downhill. Bumped into six or so groups before the pools, most of them heading to the summit, though at least two distinctly under-prepared hikers were 'Looking for a waterfall', which... okay. Below the pools the trail was incredibly congested and I spent much of the last 1.5 miles trail-running to keep moving. Parking lot was overflowing.

Fitness wise, this hike felt perfect. Only whined once below the summit. Can probably shave a good 30 minutes off with better route-tracking.

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Upper Hieroglyphic Canyon Pools to trickle Pools to trickle
Canyon was flowing much of the entire way from the upper all the way down to the pools. Lovely trickles, plenty of pools.
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Jan 25 2020
jacobemerick
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 Guides 31
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 Photos 872
 Triplogs 114

34 male
 Joined Dec 09 2014
 Gilbert, AZ
Hassayampa River PreservePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 25 2020
jacobemerick
Hiking2.73 Miles 204 AEG
Hiking2.73 Miles   1 Hour   35 Mns   1.76 mph
204 ft AEG      2 Mns Break
 
1st trip
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Kids and I were driving from Point A to B and needed something in between to break up the podcast binge, this did the trick. We tackled Lyke's Lookout right away in an attempt to warm up - was darn cold in that little river valley at 9am. After the little heart pumper (my kids were wandering way too close to that cliff edge) we headed back down and made a weird loop involving Lion and Mesquite and Palm Lake and Willow. Kids played with the water, rotated out "leader" position, found some ducks, watched a train, and we even practiced some tree identification along the way. This is a nice park, especially with all the trees and winter-lush grass, just wish it wasn't so close to the noisy highway.
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Jan 20 2020
jacobemerick
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 Guides 31
 Routes 72
 Photos 872
 Triplogs 114

34 male
 Joined Dec 09 2014
 Gilbert, AZ
Horns Of DilemmaPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 20 2020
jacobemerick
Hiking3.56 Miles 808 AEG
Hiking3.56 Miles   4 Hrs      1.11 mph
808 ft AEG      48 Mns Break
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Figured it was time to complete this one w/ the kiddos. Started from TH w/ a small gang (my three kids, brother-in-law, fiance, friend, dog, etc). Kids were whiney at the start, even with the outstanding hiking conditions (easy footpath, cloudy skies, nice breeze), and the first mile dragged. BIL's dog kept collecting cholla in her paws so they turned back after a mile and left me out there w/ the three kids. Surprisingly, this is when things got fun. We stopped for a quick lunch and then zipped up to the horns, the 2-year old leading the charge up that loose scramble of a climb, hunting cairns and elusive path like a pro. Views are outstanding from the horns. The descent was a bit tricky - carried 2yr, and 5yr fell backwards into a cholla and got a handful of spines.

After the trauma we dropped down to one of the Willow Creek tributaries, found a clear pool of water, and I showed them how to collect and filter water. They were attentive, either because they were too exhausted to wander away or because I promised to make them cocoa with the filtered water. Cocoa and cookies were a big hit (hopefully I didn't just make that the new 'norm' for dayhikes). On the way back I let the two boys find their own way back, letting them hop from tributary to trail, keeping them within earshot in case of injury, while 2yr and I strolled and chatted. On a whim we looped north around the final hill and found a well-cairned trail that shoots up out of the creek before turning with the contours, making a much easier return to the two-track.

As usual for this area, there are at least 2, if not more, cairned paths to choose from. Most of them work out.
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Jan 19 2020
jacobemerick
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 Joined Dec 09 2014
 Gilbert, AZ
Dacite Super LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 19 2020
jacobemerick
Hiking6.00 Miles 2,395 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles   4 Hrs      1.64 mph
2,395 ft AEG      20 Mns Break
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Can’t beat this loop when looking for variety and solitude within an hour of the valley. Started at Lost Goldmine at 6am, reached West Boulder Saddle before sunrise, made a quick breakfast stop in the Roost, had Fremont Saddle to myself (!), and returned via Cave. Didn’t meet anyone on trail until heading down Cardiac. Both Peralta and Carney Springs THs we’re overflowing on the way out.

Water flowing in upper West Boulder, dribbling from pool to pool.

Oh, and went with default stats. RS thought I took a few half-mile strides up Carney. If only.
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Jan 12 2020
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 Joined Dec 09 2014
 Gilbert, AZ
Hackberry Spring from Horse LotPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 12 2020
jacobemerick
Hiking3.22 Miles 379 AEG
Hiking3.22 Miles   3 Hrs   10 Mns   1.30 mph
379 ft AEG      41 Mns Break
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Hike with kids and friends. 2-yr old hiked almost the whole way, needed a few carries over the rockier rocks. 5-yr old had a lot of feelings and needed almost as many carries. Water sitting in the wash and flowing the whole length of FWC, making for plenty of distractions along the way. Saw maybe six groups along the hike.
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Jan 04 2020
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 Joined Dec 09 2014
 Gilbert, AZ
Shaw Butte from NMVC, AZ 
Shaw Butte from NMVC, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 04 2020
jacobemerick
Hiking4.26 Miles 811 AEG
Hiking4.26 Miles   1 Hour   4 Mns   3.99 mph
811 ft AEG42 LBS Pack
 
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Just a silly annual activity with an overweighted pack.
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May 07 2019
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34 male
 Joined Dec 09 2014
 Gilbert, AZ
Shaw Butte via NMVC, AZ 
Shaw Butte via NMVC, AZ
 
Run/Jog avatar May 07 2019
jacobemerick
Run/Jog4.15 Miles 792 AEG
Run/Jog4.15 Miles      47 Mns   5.30 mph
792 ft AEG
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Quick run before meeting. Made sure to tag the Peak this time. Saw a few other masochistic runners out there. Weather was fantastic.
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May 05 2019
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 Gilbert, AZ
Goldmine - Dynamite Loop, AZ 
Goldmine - Dynamite Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar May 05 2019
jacobemerick
Hiking4.53 Miles 773 AEG
Hiking4.53 Miles   1 Hour   11 Mns   3.83 mph
773 ft AEG40 LBS Pack
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Morning workout. Took a nice fall on loose gravel at 1.2m, hurt back and left a sweet bruise on one hand. Then had a wardrobe malfunction (backpack unzipped and some barbells fell out) within sight of the lot. Not the most fun or glamorous outing, but at least my time is still decent.
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May 05 2019
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 Gilbert, AZ
Hieroglyphics Trail #101Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 05 2019
jacobemerick
Hiking3.09 Miles 576 AEG
Hiking3.09 Miles   2 Hrs   9 Mns   1.75 mph
576 ft AEG      23 Mns Break
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1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
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Family hike! Left lot at 10am with the hope that the heat would help acclimate kiddos to the coming summer and would burn them out after a full (restless) chore-day on Sat. It worked. The hike up was a drag, especially for the 5yr old, who spent the entire time complaining about gnats and tripping over every rock on the trail. Freeze pops, icy water, and making friends at the spring gave them a huge second wind that carried through to the descent. Celebrated a successful hike with Oreos and a splash pad visit before returning home.

Plenty of other hikers on the trail, parking lot was less than half full and most people were super friendly/happy to be out there.
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