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Nov 06 2021
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28 male
 Joined Jun 08 2016
 Peoria, Arizona
Four Peaks Mother LodePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 06 2021
sdudzinskiTriplogs 9
Hiking8.30 Miles 4,600 AEG
Hiking8.30 Miles
4,600 ft AEG
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1st trip
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First time doing the Motherlode. We opted to go North to South because we wanted to avoid the private property and thought a downhill scramble would be easier than uphill when connecting the Ridgeline to the trail. We camped at the TH on the night before and started the hike at 6:00am. We followed the GPS track from this website and it was a BIG time saver. I think this traverse was not as difficult as others have said because we just had such good beta from all you helpful folks. We descended Amethyst Peak via this sketchy side drainage in order to avoid the mine. The recent fire burns and brush made the descent kind of miserable. We summited Amethyst Peak by 1:00pm but got back to the car by 4:45pm. We could have made way better time if there was a more useable (and legal) route to connect to the Amethyst trail.
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Sep 06 2021
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 Photos 27
 Triplogs 9

28 male
 Joined Jun 08 2016
 Peoria, Arizona
Mormon Mountain Trail #58Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 06 2021
sdudzinskiTriplogs 9
Hiking6.00 Miles 1,340 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles
1,340 ft AEG
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We had an extra couple hours after a Munds Park wedding and decided to knock this lil mountain off the list. There were not a lot of views like everyone else said but the trees and forest was beautiful. We walked the road to the “summit” with the radio towers but quickly turned back. This would be a fun snowshoe hike if there is good accessibility to the TH in winter.
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Apr 16 2021
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 Photos 27
 Triplogs 9

28 male
 Joined Jun 08 2016
 Peoria, Arizona
Thunder River TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 16 2021
sdudzinskiTriplogs 9
Hiking13.00 Miles 4,260 AEG
Hiking13.00 Miles
4,260 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
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We did the full Thunder River Deer Creek loop in 3 days for Haley’s birthday! We hiked into Surprise Valley for the first night and then hiked down to Deer Creek Falls and traversed the Granite high route and camped at upper Tapeats for the second night. It was a bit of a push but totally worth it.
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Mar 27 2021
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 Photos 27
 Triplogs 9

28 male
 Joined Jun 08 2016
 Peoria, Arizona
Wilson Mountain Trail #10Sedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 27 2021
sdudzinskiTriplogs 9
Hiking11.00 Miles 2,700 AEG
Hiking11.00 Miles
2,700 ft AEG
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We hiked the North Wilson trail to the Sedona overlook because the Midgley Bridge Parking lot was already full when we got there. The entire trail was covered in snow but we didn't need microspikes. The shaded canyons got cold but the sections in the sun were nice and warm. It was still a fun hike but was a little slippery and slushy on the descent after some of the snow had melted into mud.
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Mar 17 2021
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 Photos 27
 Triplogs 9

28 male
 Joined Jun 08 2016
 Peoria, Arizona
Picketpost Mountain SummitGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 17 2021
sdudzinskiTriplogs 9
Hiking4.40 Miles 2,029 AEG
Hiking4.40 Miles
2,029 ft AEG
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Noah and I hit this hike during a cold spell and one of the last truly good weather weekends in the low desert. It snowed/flurried on us a couple times on the way up and it provided great views in the distance. This was my first time and we got the chance to give an AZT thru-hiker a ride to Superior! Good luck U-Turn!
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Feb 24 2021
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28 male
 Joined Jun 08 2016
 Peoria, Arizona
Mount Ord from Slate Creek THPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 24 2021
sdudzinskiTriplogs 9
Hiking15.50 Miles 4,108 AEG
Hiking15.50 Miles
4,108 ft AEG
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Started at Slate Creek at 7:55am and finished back at the car at 1:00pm. There was some snow along the road at the top but I didn’t need traction devices. Didn’t see anyone until half way back down. Close the gate!
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Jan 20 2021
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 Photos 27
 Triplogs 9

28 male
 Joined Jun 08 2016
 Peoria, Arizona
Ermahgerd CanyonPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Canyoneering avatar Jan 20 2021
sdudzinskiTriplogs 9
Canyoneering5.70 Miles 2,600 AEG
Canyoneering5.70 Miles
2,600 ft AEG
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Ran this canyon through the West Fork. Took us 8 hours with some backtracking and route finding. There was no water in the “potholes” but this was before the rain. The exit was brutal and were unable to find the cairns use path.
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Dec 20 2020
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 Photos 27
 Triplogs 9

28 male
 Joined Jun 08 2016
 Peoria, Arizona
Mescal MountainSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 20 2020
sdudzinskiTriplogs 9
Hiking3.00 Miles 524 AEG
Hiking3.00 Miles   2 Hrs   30 Mns   1.20 mph
524 ft AEG
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Realized halfway through our Sunday that we had no further plans so we drove up quickly to Sedona to knock off another hike from the list. Everybody else also had the same idea because the sides of the roads were lined with vehicles. We made a loop out of Long Canyon Trail and Mescal Mountain Trail. It is relatively flat with periodic changes in elevation. There are a lot of mountain bikers on this loop but they seemed like hikers because most of them just pushed their bikes on the uphill. The technical section along the south face of Mescal Mountain is very beautiful. No 4WD or high clearance is needed to access TH.
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Nov 01 2020
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28 male
 Joined Jun 08 2016
 Peoria, Arizona
Cabin Loop - Mogollon RimPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 01 2020
sdudzinskiTriplogs 9
Hiking4.70 Miles
Hiking4.70 Miles
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We did a single overnight trip down the Fred Haught trail in early November. Only saw one other hiker and the water was flowing intermittently. Cold temps but great easy trail!
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