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99 triplogs
Feb 26 2021
OdinWiski
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49 male
 Joined Jan 31 2015
 Chandler, AZ
Boynton Canyon Trail #47Sedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 26 2021
OdinWiski
Hiking8.73 Miles 1,313 AEG
Hiking8.73 Miles   4 Hrs   33 Mns   2.52 mph
1,313 ft AEG   1 Hour   5 Mns Break
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1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
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We started at 8:30 and there were still spots in the TH parking lot. Temps were just above 40 and it was great hiking weather. At about 2 miles in, we went off trail toward the subway. We were surprised that we were the only ones when we got there - for 15 minutes maybe before other groups started to show up. Checked out the ruins and had our snack break below on the trail. After getting back on Boynton Canyon Trail, we continued on toward the terminus. At the end of trail after the little climb, we explored the ledge to the east with fantastic views. It was a very crowded trail and we counted 120 people coming in on the main trail during the 65 minutes it took us to get back to our car.
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Feb 19 2021
OdinWiski
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49 male
 Joined Jan 31 2015
 Chandler, AZ
Salt River Meandering, AZ 
Salt River Meandering, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 19 2021
OdinWiski
Hiking6.40 Miles 350 AEG
Hiking6.40 Miles
350 ft AEG
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Partners none no partners
Took the coon bluff loop to check out the sunrise - wish there'd been clouds and drama. Walked around along the river and saw some horses. Beautiful day with family.
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Feb 12 2021
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49 male
 Joined Jan 31 2015
 Chandler, AZ
Salt River Canyon - US60 CrossingGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Scenic Drive avatar Feb 12 2021
OdinWiski
Scenic Drive
Scenic Drive
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1st trip
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Partners none no partners
Took the in-laws from MN on this scenic drive and checked out spots in Globe on our way back.
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Feb 05 2021
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49 male
 Joined Jan 31 2015
 Chandler, AZ
Robbers Roost - SuperstitionsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 05 2021
OdinWiski
Hiking7.76 Miles 2,039 AEG
Hiking7.76 Miles   6 Hrs   20 Mns   1.50 mph
2,039 ft AEG   1 Hour   10 Mns Break
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1st trip
Second hike we took Bro-in-law and his wife on. I thought this one had a lot to offer to the Minnesotans - not super strenuous, with a lot of interesting sites to see along the way. We had the roost all to ourselves and had our lunch there. They really enjoyed the first half of the hike and were in high spirit, but it became a bit too much later on. So we abandoned the plan of the Cave Trail and took the dreaded Peralta down instead. I hadn't been up there since the fire last year. Sad to see the burns. It was very nice to see water in a lot of drainages from the recent rain.
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Feb 01 2021
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49 male
 Joined Jan 31 2015
 Chandler, AZ
Picketpost Mountain SummitGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 01 2021
OdinWiski
Hiking4.86 Miles 2,030 AEG
Hiking4.86 Miles   4 Hrs   25 Mns   1.30 mph
2,030 ft AEG      40 Mns Break
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Brother-in-law and his wife from MN were doing their annual winter visit with us. They decided to celebrate my birthday by having us take them on a hike :) and this was one I thought they'd enjoy. And they did. There were very few people being on a Monday and the weather was great with the overcast with some clouds.
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Dec 30 2020
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49 male
 Joined Jan 31 2015
 Chandler, AZ
Balanced Rock, AZ 
Balanced Rock, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Dec 30 2020
OdinWiski
Hiking4.50 Miles 1,610 AEG
Hiking4.50 Miles   3 Hrs   35 Mns   1.46 mph
1,610 ft AEG      30 Mns Break
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Partners none no partners
It was a gorgeous day for a hike. Got to the trailhead kind of late, but still had a few parking spots. From the fork off to the right from Hieroglyphics the trail was not distinct, only at certain sections was the faint path noticeable. We tried to stick to the official track as much as possible, but at times simply found it easier to visually pick out a spot afar and find our way to it. We were the only ones up by the Balanced Rock. Wife was not thrilled about the offtrail bushwhack getting to it, but enjoyment was regained by the time spent at the Balanced Rock. Enjoyed our extended break there. Went down from the other side of the Balanced Rock into the canyon to hit up Hieroglyphics, which had a steep but very distinct path down. At the pools and the rest of the way out on Hieroglyphics, there were literally hundreds of people, kids and their dogs. Beautiful day and holiday break, everyone wanted to come out. I've only been to 5057 on a ridgeline hike. Looking forward to going up via this route next time.
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Nov 26 2020
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49 male
 Joined Jan 31 2015
 Chandler, AZ
Picketpost Mountain SummitGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 26 2020
OdinWiski
Hiking5.10 Miles 2,090 AEG
Hiking5.10 Miles   4 Hrs   28 Mns   1.34 mph
2,090 ft AEG      40 Mns Break
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
This became our tradition of Thanksgiving morning hike before the meal in the afternoon. Not a far drive, not a long hike that takes up a day, and not crowded with people. On this day we came across less than 10 hikers in total. Temperature was perfect and the summit was beautiful and quiet. A great way to spend Thanksgiving morning.
Culture
Culture
Benchmark
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Oct 17 2020
OdinWiski
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49 male
 Joined Jan 31 2015
 Chandler, AZ
Upper Buck Spring Canyon - Mogollon RimPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 17 2020
OdinWiski
Hiking3.00 Miles
Hiking3.00 Miles
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1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
We would've loved to backpack the Beaver Turkey area like we did in previous years, but our 13-year old girl has slowed down significantly and struggles to get up at times after laying down for a long while :( So we car camped at Grasshopper's campsite on 139 Friday night and strolled a few miles in this area Saturday morning to check out some colors.
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Oct 12 2020
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49 male
 Joined Jan 31 2015
 Chandler, AZ
Bear Jaw Inner Basin, AZ 
Bear Jaw Inner Basin, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Oct 12 2020
OdinWiski
Hiking12.74 Miles 2,193 AEG
Hiking12.74 Miles   7 Hrs   5 Mns   2.18 mph
2,193 ft AEG   1 Hour   15 Mns Break
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Partners none no partners
Most aspens had already peaked. Bear Jaw and Waterline were quiet; Inner Basin was crowded as expected, even for a Monday.
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Sep 21 2020
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49 male
 Joined Jan 31 2015
 Chandler, AZ
Scovils Lake, WI 
Scovils Lake, WI
 
Hiking avatar Sep 21 2020
OdinWiski
Hiking5.00 Miles
Hiking5.00 Miles
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1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
We spent a few days by Scovils Lake in northern WI after attending wife's niece's wedding in MN. Did some light hiking, canoeing, and kayaking. I loved how the lighting changed on the lake. Leaves were starting to get into their prime when we were leaving. Jack Links (campus and outlet) are in nearby Minong :)
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Jul 31 2020
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49 male
 Joined Jan 31 2015
 Chandler, AZ
Willow Springs Canyon - Mogollon RimPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 31 2020
OdinWiski
Hiking3.50 Miles 400 AEG
Hiking3.50 Miles
400 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Hiked the easy portion with our pup before the canyon started choking up. The overnight camp was a treat. Pretty amazing with such solitude being so close to the thousand people at the lake.
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Jul 02 2020
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49 male
 Joined Jan 31 2015
 Chandler, AZ
White Mountains, AZ 
White Mountains, AZ
 
Backpack avatar Jul 02 2020
OdinWiski
Backpack11.00 Miles
Backpack11.00 Miles3 Days         
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Some short and easy backpacks over the 4th of July weekend. Our pup is almost 13 and we'd only take her on short and easy trails now - she still loves going out. The cooler weather and the green were definitely a treat. We were going to do the Carnero Creek the last night after Greens Peak, but it was bone dry and filled with a million deadfalls. So ended up abandoning that plan and car camping the last night.
Fauna
Fauna
Porcupine
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Apr 18 2020
OdinWiski
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49 male
 Joined Jan 31 2015
 Chandler, AZ
Granite Mountain and Cholla Mountain Ride, AZ 
Granite Mountain and Cholla Mountain Ride, AZ
 
Mtn Biking avatar Apr 18 2020
OdinWiski
Mtn Biking10.20 Miles
Mtn Biking10.20 Miles   2 Hrs   20 Mns   5.10 mph
      20 Mns Break
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Mid 60's, slightly overcast and breezy - perfect weather for some easy riding. Trails were kind of busy with hiker and bikers, as expected on a Saturday. But everyone was courteous and we were glad to see people going out to enjoy these trails. Flowers were in full bloom. We made a point greeting the hikers and thanking them for stopping and letting us pass. I think sometimes some riders take it for granted and act as if they own the trails. Wife enjoyed the scenic and non-technical riding :)
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Feb 15 2020
OdinWiski
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49 male
 Joined Jan 31 2015
 Chandler, AZ
Page and Zion Road Trip, AZ 
Page and Zion Road Trip, AZ
 
Scenic Drive avatar Feb 15 2020
OdinWiski
Scenic Drive
Scenic Drive
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Took the in-laws on a little 2-day road trip to Page and Zion. 77-year old grandpa made it up to the Canyon Overlook in Zion just fine. The Park was really crowded though, being the Presidents Day weekend.
Named place
Named place
Horseshoe Bend - Glen Canyon NRA
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Feb 10 2020
OdinWiski
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49 male
 Joined Jan 31 2015
 Chandler, AZ
5024 Flatiron, AZ 
5024 Flatiron, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 10 2020
OdinWiski
Hiking6.90 Miles 3,050 AEG
Hiking6.90 Miles
3,050 ft AEG
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It seems like whenever we have company from out of state, this is the iconic hike they will get to do. I took bro-in-law and his wife, a couple of Minnesotans - what a wonderful time without the huge crowds on a Monday and with the threat of thunderstorm (which never came)! We had the summit entirely to ourselves. There were only a few people when we dropped down to Flatiron and explored more - such a rare sight.
Named place
Named place
Siphon Draw
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Jan 04 2020
OdinWiski
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49 male
 Joined Jan 31 2015
 Chandler, AZ
5024 Flatiron, AZ 
5024 Flatiron, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 04 2020
OdinWiski
Hiking5.90 Miles 2,950 AEG
Hiking5.90 Miles
2,950 ft AEG
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We had a friend from PA visiting and wanted to do some local hikes. Showcased this to her. She thoroughly enjoyed it. Hip is doing even better this time after 3 months :)
Named place
Named place
The Flatiron
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Dec 27 2019
OdinWiski
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49 male
 Joined Jan 31 2015
 Chandler, AZ
Minneopa State Park, MN 
Minneopa State Park, MN
 
Hiking avatar Dec 27 2019
OdinWiski
Hiking0.50 Miles
Hiking0.50 Miles
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1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
While visiting the in-laws in MN, we stopped by the Minneopa State Park to check out the bison.
Named place
Named place
Minneopa State Park
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Nov 30 2019
OdinWiski
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49 male
 Joined Jan 31 2015
 Chandler, AZ
Picketpost Mountain SummitGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 30 2019
OdinWiski
Hiking4.40 Miles 2,029 AEG
Hiking4.40 Miles
2,029 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
First hike 2 months after I had a new hip put in. The new hardware handled pretty well :)
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Aug 30 2019
OdinWiski
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49 male
 Joined Jan 31 2015
 Chandler, AZ
Maxwell Trail #37Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Backpack avatar Aug 30 2019
OdinWiski
Backpack
Backpack
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
We were glad that we did this little overnighter on Friday. As we came back up late Saturday morning, dozens of people were heading down into the canyon. The rain in the surrounding areas Friday afternoon cooled it off quite a bit. I was dreading the hot and muggy feeling down in the canyon before we went, but was pleasantly surprised by how cool and comfortable it was once we got down there.
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Jul 31 2019
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49 male
 Joined Jan 31 2015
 Chandler, AZ
Bean and Bear Lakes Loop, MN 
Bean and Bear Lakes Loop, MN
 
Hiking avatar Jul 31 2019
OdinWiski
Hiking7.68 Miles 1,215 AEG
Hiking7.68 Miles   4 Hrs   27 Mns   2.08 mph
1,215 ft AEG      45 Mns Break
 
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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We took a day trip from Aitkin MN where the week-long family vacation was by Hammal Lake up north to the Northern Shore Lake Superior. This was one of the stops we made. Temperatures were in the mid 70s, but felt warm.

The Trail took off from the parking lot and went up and into forests immediately. Well groomed trail lined with birches, maples, pines and oaks - very pleasant except at times it got stuffy and warm because of lack of breeze. Views of Lake Superior came into view after a little over a mile as we went up. About 3.5-4 miles in we got to Bean Lake. It was indeed shaped like a bean :) the trail continued on along the east tall bank of the lake and offered a nice overlook of the lake. Soon Bear Lake came into view briefly before the trail descended into the forest again. There’s a spur trail that led to the shore of Bear but we skipped it and climbed up to the overlook for lunch and enjoy the view of both lakes at once. I picked a bunch of fire cherries and wild raspberries. They were all over the place. We then hiked away from Bear Lake and took the other side of the lasso through the forests to get back out to the parking lot. We ran into a few groups during the hike but it wasn’t crowded at all.
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