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Jun 02 2020
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 Triplogs 52

68 female
 Joined Jun 24 2015
 Tucson, AZ
Flagstaff - AZT #33Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 02 2020
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Hiking14.80 Miles 1,916 AEG
Hiking14.80 Miles
1,916 ft AEG
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This was my final leg of the AZT. Did Sandy's Canyon to Buffalo Park on May 31, 2020 and Schultz Pass to Buffalo Park on June 2, 2020. Added the previously undone section of #34 from Alfa Fia Tank to Schulz Pass on June 1. Great hiking companions, perfect weather, especially at night. The days wanted to get hot and in full sun it was a little oppressive, but overall a very pleasant body experience. Irises were out as were other wildflowers.
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Nov 14 2019
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 Triplogs 52

68 female
 Joined Jun 24 2015
 Tucson, AZ
Babbitt Ranch - AZT #35Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 14 2019
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Hiking25.60 Miles 1,078 AEG
Hiking25.60 Miles
1,078 ft AEG
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We car camped halfway up this passage and took 2 day hikes to do each half, finishing at Moqui Stage Station for a dark and dusty exit. It got cold, but nestled in a bunch of down, up off the ground was quite comfortable. Noted the places where the reroute was going to go. No wildlife sightings to note. Pretty monotonous roadwalk. Nice to have company to make the miles go.
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Oct 15 2019
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 Triplogs 52

68 female
 Joined Jun 24 2015
 Tucson, AZ
San Francisco Peaks - AZT #34Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Backpack avatar Oct 15 2019
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Backpack35.60 Miles 2,734 AEG
Backpack35.60 Miles
2,734 ft AEG
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We spent the 14th and the 15th on San Francisco Peaks. WE started at Alfa Fia tank and ended at Cedar Ranch TH. I will have to pick up the other part of this Passage at a later date. We wanted to start up high enough so that we didn't overnight at 9000 feet. The colors were splendid as was the condition of the trail. Of course there was that darned double-track at the end, but we ran into thru-hikers that helped make it fun.
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Sep 07 2019
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 Triplogs 52

68 female
 Joined Jun 24 2015
 Tucson, AZ
Happy Jack - AZT #28Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 07 2019
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Hiking29.40 Miles 2,600 AEG
Hiking29.40 Miles
2,600 ft AEG
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9/5-9/7. Lovely weather, even though monsoon still on, it decided to give us a break. Only a light sprinkle the second night out at Bargaman. Water all over the place. Cows all over the place. Temps were awesome. Cloud cover helped with the day temps and nights were perfect. Well-marked trail, accurate to app. Also, well-maintained. Reroute is a great addition.
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Jul 14 2019
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 Triplogs 52

68 female
 Joined Jun 24 2015
 Tucson, AZ
Grand Canyon - South Rim - AZT #37Northwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 14 2019
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Hiking23.05 Miles 1,220 AEG
Hiking23.05 Miles
1,220 ft AEG
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Completed this in a 4-day SOBO hike of #37 and #36. First day was just a little too warm, but the rest of the days were HOT.
Used sunbrellas, which were necessities on all 4 days. First night was a little cool, but the rest were very nice. Pretty much had the trail to ourselves. Glad we cached water.
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Jul 11 2019
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 Triplogs 52

68 female
 Joined Jun 24 2015
 Tucson, AZ
Coconino Rim - AZT #36Northwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 11 2019
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Hiking18.65 Miles 1,825 AEG
Hiking18.65 Miles
1,825 ft AEG
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Completed this in a 4-day SOBO hike of #37 and #36. Saw a bear early in the passage, adolescent and clinging to a tree until we went past. It was HOT. Used sunbrellas, which were necessities on all 4 days. Russell Tank was beautiful. Warm nights were lovely.
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Jun 20 2019
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 Triplogs 52

68 female
 Joined Jun 24 2015
 Tucson, AZ
Kaibab Plateau Central - AZT #41Northwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 20 2019
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Hiking16.60 Miles 1,322 AEG
Hiking16.60 Miles
1,322 ft AEG
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Did #39, #40, and #41 together over 5 days. Only one day of any real rain and that was just a few minutes in length. Water sources plentiful, Sourdough Well, Crystal Spring, Little Pleasant Valley Tank, Crane Lake, and more. Saw more cows than wildlife, but, man, is this beautiful country! One really cold night for me at around 8800 feet, but the rest was just cool enough for my sleeping bag to feel really lovely.
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Jun 19 2019
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 Triplogs 52

68 female
 Joined Jun 24 2015
 Tucson, AZ
Kaibab Plateau South - AZT #40Northwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 19 2019
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Hiking20.77 Miles 2,268 AEG
Hiking20.77 Miles
2,268 ft AEG
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Did #39, #40, and #41 together over 5 days. Only one day of any real rain and that was just a few minutes in length. Water sources plentiful, Sourdough Well, Crystal Spring, Little Pleasant Valley Tank, Crane Lake, and more. Saw more cows than wildlife, but, man, is this beautiful country! One really cold night for me at around 8800 feet, but the rest was just cool enough for my sleeping bag to feel really lovely.
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Jun 16 2019
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 Triplogs 52

68 female
 Joined Jun 24 2015
 Tucson, AZ
Grand Canyon - North Rim - AZT #39Northwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 16 2019
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Hiking12.36 Miles 1,770 AEG
Hiking12.36 Miles
1,770 ft AEG
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Did #39, #40, and #41 together over 5 days. Lovely to start at the North Rim of the iconic Grand Canyon! Part of wanyted to head back down to Cottonwood Campground! Only one day of any real rain and that was just a few minutes in length. Water sources plentiful, Sourdough Well, Crystal Spring, Little Pleasant Valley Tank, Crane Lake, and more. Saw more cows than wildlife, but, man, is this beautiful country! One really cold night for me at around 8800 feet, but the rest was just cool enough for my sleeping bag to feel really lovely.
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Apr 25 2019
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 Triplogs 52

68 female
 Joined Jun 24 2015
 Tucson, AZ
Whiterock Mesa - AZT #25Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 25 2019
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Hiking22.70 Miles 4,159 AEG
Hiking22.70 Miles
4,159 ft AEG
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This was a completion of the current Whiterock Mesa...since I had hiked the former Hardscrabble Mesa in 2015. We spent a lovely overnight near Whitford Spring....temperature perfect, but a little buggy. We went SOBO and the downhills were treacherous for this little old lady, leaning on poles and navigating with tiny little steps. Verde crossing easy peasy. A good time was had by all. Then on to Pine for some AZ Trail Ale.
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Apr 11 2019
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 Triplogs 52

68 female
 Joined Jun 24 2015
 Tucson, AZ
Superstition Wilderness - AZT #19Globe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 11 2019
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Hiking29.60 Miles 5,125 AEG
Hiking29.60 Miles
5,125 ft AEG
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Having done from Cottonwood Canyon to Roosevelt in Nov 2018, we finished this passage this week going from Rogers Trough to Cottonwood. Filtered water at Reavis Ranch, what a lovely setting. We met up and chatted briefly with the 2 men on horseback with a pack horse and a German Shepard at our water site. Stopped at Pine Creek for the night The winds died down and the only chill came about 4 a.m. as it usually does. We saw almost no wildlife and no people. That 900 foot climb to High Point just about killed me. But the views and the flowers were just gorgeous.
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Mar 29 2019
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 Triplogs 52

68 female
 Joined Jun 24 2015
 Tucson, AZ
Four Peaks - AZT #20Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 29 2019
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Hiking19.35 Miles 7,000 AEG
Hiking19.35 Miles
7,000 ft AEG
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2 days doing Four Peaks. This trail has been given lots of love and it looks like it continuously needs love. The tread was nice in many places. I just don't do well on declines with little stones, so took a few slides. Tweaked a quad on one of them and then just continued to slide a few more times. So much lovely fresh water, clear, clear, clear. Shake, Adler, Buckhorn. Slept just off the trail near Chillicut Junction. A windy night and a little colder than the previous nights.
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Mar 27 2019
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 Triplogs 52

68 female
 Joined Jun 24 2015
 Tucson, AZ
Pine Mountain - AZT #21Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 27 2019
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Hiking19.40 Miles 2,294 AEG
Hiking19.40 Miles
2,294 ft AEG
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2 days to do Pine Mountain. Truck malfunctioned going up El Oso Road, but we landed a tow from Four Peaks Towing and continued on our way. Slept in a spot just barely large enough for our 2 tents because we just weren't going to make Boulder Creek. It was cozy and a very calm night. Thrashed through brush before and at Boulder Creek. Coming out the other side at Sycamore, there was lovely, clear rushing water (as there was all along) and a gift of poppies, poppies, poppies.
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Jan 17 2019
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 Triplogs 52

68 female
 Joined Jun 24 2015
 Tucson, AZ
Reavis Canyon - AZT #18Globe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 17 2019
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Hiking18.20 Miles 4,099 AEG
Hiking18.20 Miles
4,099 ft AEG
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Finished what I started in October 2018 on the AZT in a Day. That day we did Rogers Trough to FR 650. On this last day, we did FR 650 to Picketpost. 5 of us in all. A lovely day, Temps in mid 60's. Lovely blue skies and surprisingly a good bit of nice green grass. A cardinal and brittlebush as well as a few poppies. Ocotillo in some areas trying to bloom.
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Nov 18 2018
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 Triplogs 52

68 female
 Joined Jun 24 2015
 Tucson, AZ
Santa Catalina Mountains - AZT #11Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 18 2018
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Hiking18.50 Miles 5,681 AEG
Hiking18.50 Miles
5,681 ft AEG
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Having done portions of this before, on 11/18 and 11/19, we finished this section mostly on the Wilderness of Rocks Trail. So hard on the knees for this old lady. Beautiful and wild, though. Overnighted at the intersection of the Cathedral Rock Trial and Wilderness of Rocks Trail. Went past Hutches Pool to filter water. Saw more water than we expected to see. Practically no wildlife. A few other hikers.
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Sep 21 2018
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 Triplogs 52

68 female
 Joined Jun 24 2015
 Tucson, AZ
Walnut Canyon - AZT #31Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 21 2018
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Hiking17.70 Miles 1,660 AEG
Hiking17.70 Miles
1,660 ft AEG
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One overnight along this lovely. easy trail. Water in the 2 wildlife tanks (suitable for consumption) and one as we first started (would filter if desperate). Saw more bowhunters than hikers, bikers, equestrians, but did see a smattering of all. Very little in terms of critters. A lovely evening of camping, just chilly enough to love sinking down into the bag.
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Sep 04 2018
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68 female
 Joined Jun 24 2015
 Tucson, AZ
Buckskin Mountain - AZT #43Northwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 04 2018
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Hiking10.46 Miles 1,539 AEG
Hiking10.46 Miles
1,539 ft AEG
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Began this section near the end of the day. We had really been taking it easy. Temps started to rise as we lost elevation, going NOBO, but it was never unbearable. Another lovely passage that opens to wide vistas as you near the Utah border. We came back to a flat tire, but there are Trail Angels all around and we had lots of help.
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Sep 03 2018
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 Triplogs 52

68 female
 Joined Jun 24 2015
 Tucson, AZ
Kaibab Plateau North - AZT #42Northwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 03 2018
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Hiking16.55 Miles 994 AEG
Hiking16.55 Miles
994 ft AEG37 LBS Pack
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This is my favorite passage so far. Done NOBO with addition of #43, Buckskin Mountain. So flat and easy, just "cruisy" as they say. The most noiseless night I think I've ever had camping on the Trail. Water at Government Reservoir.
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May 05 2018
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68 female
 Joined Jun 24 2015
 Tucson, AZ
Mount Elden - AZT #32Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar May 05 2018
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Hiking14.00 Miles 2,359 AEG
Hiking14.00 Miles
2,359 ft AEG
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Elden Mountain, SOBO. 13.7 miles and a lovely day hike. Done by 1:30 with enough time to drive back to Tucson. Started out with temps of 28 degrees, but quickly warmed up to tank tops and umbrellas! Frost on ground in the morning. Snow glistening on the peaks. Lots of hikers, bikers, runners.
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May 05 2018
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 Triplogs 52

68 female
 Joined Jun 24 2015
 Tucson, AZ
AZT #32 Elden Mountain, AZ 
AZT #32 Elden Mountain, AZ
 
Hiking avatar May 05 2018
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Elden Mountain, SOBO. 13.7 miles and a lovely day hike. Done by 1:30 with enough time to drive back to Tucson. Started out with temps of 28 degrees, but quickly warmed up to tank tops and umbrellas! Frost on ground in the morning. Snow glistening on the peaks. Lots of hikers, bikers, runners.
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