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Apr 18 2020
xthine
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 Sedona, AZ
Slim Shady TrailSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 18 2020
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Hiking6.23 Miles 663 AEG
Hiking6.23 Miles   2 Hrs   48 Mns   2.23 mph
663 ft AEG
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Started a bit later than planned. Only one car at the trailhead when we got there, lot full by the time we finished.
Probably less than half a mile in, took a nice fall on your face eat some dirt fall..thanks to a rock sticking out an inch from the ground. That jolted me awake. :y:
Got confused at the usual spot halfway Slim Shady, went way up the mesa instead of staying in the middle part. Very few wild flowers, ocotillos looking nice and alive..
No forest service presence when we got to the base of Cathedral Rock trail which has been closed.
A very very small part of me thought that would be the perfect time to take Josie up there since the trail is empty. :-s
This network of trails has always been confusing for me since I rarely go here, so of course went the wrong way on HT for about 0.3. miles before turning around.
Warmed up quickly so we were happy to be on Easy Breezy to complete our loop.

Only ran into 2 hikers and 2 mountain bikers to Cathedral and saw the same group looping back through Easy Breezy. 2 other hikers or Hermit. :y:
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Apr 12 2020
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 Sedona, AZ
Hiline Trail - SedonaSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Apr 12 2020
xthine
Run/Jog3.63 Miles 434 AEG
Run/Jog3.63 Miles   1 Hour   3 Mns   3.46 mph
434 ft AEG
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Greeted by 2 off leash standard poodles shortly acted hopping on the trail. Didn’t run into any bikes today, only a handful of people close to the start of the trail.
Maintaining physical distance while stepping off and avoiding cryptobiotic soil keeps you on your toes for sure :y:
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Apr 11 2020
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 Sedona, AZ
Baby Bell TrailSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 11 2020
xthine
Hiking5.03 Miles 617 AEG
Hiking5.03 Miles   2 Hrs   29 Mns   2.03 mph
617 ft AEG
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First time doing this loop,
I forget how confusing this network of trails can be, haven’t been to Templeton in a while. Seems like there are new cairns at Baby Bell? Haven’t been there in a long time.
Is there a trail going to the top or just find your own route. The route we took wasn’t the best, we were off 5 ft from the top, Josie could have made it up but wasn’t sure if she could make it back down, didn’t want to risk having to carry her down. The Courthouse Vista trailhead was closed, didn’t see a single soul the whole time we were up Baby Bell.
Took Templeton and HT back to Little Horse. Josie was not a fan of the road noise on HT, not used to seeing a bridge with cars zipping by on hikes. :lol:
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Apr 05 2020
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 Sedona, AZ
Hog Heaven Trail - SedonaSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 05 2020
xthine
Hiking4.83 Miles 591 AEG
Hiking4.83 Miles   1 Hour   23 Mns   3.49 mph
591 ft AEG
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Walked to the trailhead.
First time doing this loop and first time going beyond Mystic trail. Wasn’t a fan off Mystic, too rocky narrow and prickly pears too close to the trail.
Peccary trail and Hog Wash offers nice sweeping views of neighborhoods. Too a side trip to High on the Hog one of my favorite spots. Eerie to see empty trails beneath me, no jeeps no ,pints in bikes...quiet.
First time on Hog Heaven. Ran into a group of stuck mountain bikers twice as they contemplated the steep and slick downhill sections of Hog Heaven.
Recommend hitting this trail early to avoid potentially getting run over by a speeding mountain bike :D Not a lot of sections to step off here.
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Feb 04 2020
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 Sedona, AZ
Little Horse Trail #61Sedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Feb 04 2020
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Run/Jog4.31 Miles 676 AEG
Run/Jog4.31 Miles   1 Hour   10 Mns   3.69 mph
676 ft AEG
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Looks like some vandals were on the trail :doh:
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Feb 01 2020
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 Sedona, AZ
Courthouse Butte Loop TrailSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 01 2020
xthine
Hiking4.12 Miles 463 AEG
Hiking4.12 Miles   2 Hrs   4 Mns   1.99 mph
463 ft AEG
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Busy on the trail today. Sedona Marathon crowd or just routine February tourist traffic? :-k
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Mar 25 2017
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 Sedona, AZ
Submarine RockSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Mar 25 2017
xthine
Run/Jog8.06 Miles 1,001 AEG
Run/Jog8.06 Miles   1 Hour   51 Mns   4.36 mph
1,001 ft AEG
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Cool temps and overcast. Almost ran into a deer! White flowers popping up. Enjoying views from Chicken Point on the way back, promptly instructed by a mountain biker to step off the rock so he can get his shot. He better be riding the white line!
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Mar 19 2017
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 Sedona, AZ
Hangover TrailSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 19 2017
xthine
Hiking8.50 Miles 1,273 AEG
Hiking8.50 Miles   2 Hrs   57 Mns   2.88 mph
1,273 ft AEG
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Warmed up quick! Solitude type of hike, almost got lost a handful of times.

First time on this trail (hike/jog)...yes I took the right trail this time! Started at the Huckaby Trailhead (I believe) which is the trail head for Mund's Wagon Trail, Marg's Draw and Huckaby.

Went in a clockwise from Mund's Wagon to Hangover Trail to Cow Pies back to Mund's Wagon.

The trail was well marked but it does require crossing the road then hopping back on to the trail, which is confusing for me (got lost on the way back).
Munds Wagon trail is an easy stroll to the trail marker for Hangover. Nice cool weather early in the day, streams were flowing (not yet dry). After going up short switchbacks at Hangover I think I may have gotten lost because it was a steepish scramble up. I followed the white paint markings, there was one mountainbiker going down the same path so I thought I was going the right way. Once I finished scrambling up, I turn to a corner where I saw those white pain markings again, which may be the correct path (i am not describing this well lol).

After that section the trail was easy to follow again. Narrow, well groomed path. I would suggest to be on high alert because at any time there could be a mountain biker racing the opposite direction and once slip could send you rolling downhill.

I was the loner hiker from Mund's Wagon-Hangover intersection until I got to highest point of Hangover. There were 3 groups of hikers at the top, I am guessing they took Schnebly Hill to Cow Pies. I had to ask someone where the trail was going to down to make a loop (i.e. how to get to Cow Pies). He pointed me in one direction and I had to go back up to the mesa and just follow the white paint marks going down. Found Cow Pies and stayed on Mund's Wagon but must have taken a wrong turn (this is what happens when I run downhill) and ended up at Schnebly Hill road at a point where it says there is an equestrian bypass. had to ask a mountain biker for directions, when I started running back up the hill he hollered and said i should be going down the canyon. :? So I then took the 'equestrian bypass' and ended up running along side Pink Jeeps on Schnebly Hill. I saw a trail runner (looked like the owner of the local running store, he had been going up Hangover while I was starting back down) who directed me back to Mund's Wagon and I was able to make my way back to the trailhead at that point.

Views were absolutely gorgeous! If you are looking for a less busy hike I would highly recommend Hangover. (just be on the lookout for bikers :) ).
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Mar 18 2017
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 Sedona, AZ
Waddell TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Mar 18 2017
xthine
Run/Jog4.39 Miles 233 AEG
Run/Jog4.39 Miles      46 Mns   20 Secs5.94 mph
233 ft AEG      2 Mns Break
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First time at White Tanks park and first time on this trail..another trail race! :y:

I believe we stayed mostly on Waddell Trail. Ample parking at the trail head.

The trail was very well groomed, not very rocky or gravely. No significant elevation change on this trail.
Desert looking so pretty! yellows are very much in bloom, trails were lined and surrounded by them. I could not resist stopping for a few seconds to take pictures. At the end of the race another runner asked me what I was doing stopping and looking at my phone..lol.
Got hot quick, it was a hot weekend!
I'd say this was a very dog friendly trail.

I am sure the views get much prettier going up. :)
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Mar 12 2017
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 Sedona, AZ
Big Park Loop - Sedona, AZ 
Big Park Loop - Sedona, AZ
 
Run/Jog avatar Mar 12 2017
xthine
Run/Jog4.26 Miles 407 AEG
Run/Jog4.26 Miles      50 Mns   19 Secs6.34 mph
407 ft AEG      10 Mns Break
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Gorgeous day!! Except it was getting warm quick. :scared: Took the 2nd to the last parking spot when i go to the trail head.

Busy busy trail, even encountered handful of hikers in Big Park and Courthouse Butte Loop. Several look going up Bell Rock. Birds chirping everywhere. :y:

Felt good on the run, no cramps. Noticed my shoe is already falling apart. :o
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Mar 11 2017
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 Sedona, AZ
Hiline Trail - SedonaSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Mar 11 2017
xthine
Run/Jog8.16 Miles 804 AEG
Run/Jog8.16 Miles   1 Hour   54 Mns   16 Secs4.28 mph
804 ft AEG
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First time completing this loop and completing Hi Line.

Went from Yavapai Vista - Hi Line - Baldwin - Templeton - Slim Shady - Yavapai Vista.

Got to Yavapai Vista where a group of people (with an instructor) in a circle and doing yoga which quickly reminded me that the Sedona Yoga festival was going on all weekend.

The side of Hi Line close to Baldwin was gnarly in some parts. I don't know if it was because my shoe was not as grippy as I'm used to or what but I was not able to run down some parts of Hi Line, nearing the wash. Had to hike down that stretch. Very small gravely rocks going down the big slabs of slick smooth rock.
The sketchy part began at the sign that says 'caution watch out for uphill traffic', down to the wash. I almost got lost at the wash, did not know you had to actually stay in the wash to get back to the 'trail'. I was disoriented for a minute, thankfully a mountain biker pointed me to the right direction. It was a relief to be on Baldwin trail finally (the trail i was familiar with). The water level in the creek was still high and it was raging! Lots of people at the creek. Nice cooler section of the trail which was much welcomed. After going up Templeton switchbacks the trail becomes exposed, no shade at all. (this is the part where I bonked). Several people going up Cathedral. .
Was beginning to get worried that it would take longer to get to Slim Shady when I finally saw the trail sign where Templeton met with HT and Slim Shady.

First time on this side of Slim Shady and the trail was slim and some parts were shady. :D It was just a gentle rolling trail but felt it would have been an easier run going the opposite direction. There were quite a few mountain bikers, managed to avoid any collisions.

Able to complete the loop as planned, but next time I will try running it counter clockwise so I am not going down questionable sections of Hi Line.

Bonked hard after mile 6 and major leg cramps by mile 8. Birds chirping cool breeze early in the am but quickly warmed up. Hello Spring! :y:
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Mar 05 2017
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 Sedona, AZ
Hiline Trail - SedonaSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 05 2017
xthine
Hiking5.06 Miles 558 AEG
Hiking5.06 Miles   1 Hour   30 Mns   3.37 mph
558 ft AEG
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Wanted to check out the Yavapai Vista network of trails, also wanted to find the trail that takes you to HiLine and I found it! :y: (without getting lost).

Started after 10am and there were only a few spots left at the parking lot. Somewhat surprised because it was a Sunday and temps were cool and skies gray and overcast.

I had consulted a map and naturally got confused by the loop options. Started at Coconino Trail and made a side trip to Slim Shady and was able to find where it connects with Made in the Shade (aka Lost in the Shade). Turned around and found where Slim Shady meets HiLine. Stayed on HiLine for about a mile and a half and turned around, took Yavapai Trail then Basalt on the way back down.

Hiked Baldwin a number of times but never ventured off to HiLine because the Double Diamond (although rated for bikers) rating scared me a bit. But WOW! This trail has some elevation and ruggedness that I like. The path is rocky in certain parts and certainly narrow. I could see why it's rated double diamond, one misstep and you could go rolling down the hill (Lone Survivor style :scared: ).

The views kept getting better as you go further, gives you a different view of Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte. The high desert is looking green!!

The trail was well groomed, we stopped at a mesa where you could see Cathedral, Oak Creek (and other areas I am not familiar with :D ), right before it descends to a vast area of slick rock. We probably had a couple of miles to go to find where it intersects with Baldwin (that will be for next time).

Saw a couple of hikers, a handful of courteous mountain bikers and a slow moving trail runner (I hope she was not injured). No four legged pals that morning.

This trail is runnable, I had to jog some parts since my Speedgoat partner decided not to wait for me while I decided to check out the descent part of the trail. It looks like you can make a nice loop further to Baldwin - Templeton - Slim Shady and back to Yavapai Vista. Another trail to add to the trail running route :DANCE:
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Feb 26 2017
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 Sedona, AZ
Courthouse Butte Loop TrailSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Feb 26 2017
xthine
Run/Jog4.14 Miles 374 AEG
Run/Jog4.14 Miles      49 Mns   5.65 mph
374 ft AEG      5 Mns Break
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After a 5k road race in Flag earlier that morning, i was left yearning for a nice and quick trail run back home.

It was overcast in the mid 40s, parking lot at Bell Rock vista was barely half full by the time I got there at 4pm. Who knew the trail would not be busy in the late afternoon.

So apparently I've been logging my runs as Courthouse Butte Loop when in fact I had been on Big Park Loop.

Turns out this run would be my first time on Courthouse Butte Loop. Definitely more bike friendly and more runnable than Big Park Loop

Only came across 1 MTBer and another hiker at the beginning of the loop. Didn't see anyone else until I got close to the Courthouse vista parking lot. Trail wasn't muddy at all, didn't get much rain the night before.
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Feb 25 2017
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 Sedona, AZ
Bear Mountain Trail #54Sedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 25 2017
xthine
Hiking4.64 Miles 2,159 AEG
Hiking4.64 Miles   2 Hrs   32 Mns   2.03 mph
2,159 ft AEG      15 Mns Break
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First time on this trail. Glad we did this instead of Hangover trail.

My partner was concerned that it would be too cold to do the hike because temps were in the 30s in the morning.
It was quite sunny during the hike and evidently the temps were perfect (at least for me) given the nature of the hike. I cannot imaging doing this hike when temps are in the 70s (even 60s) or 80s.

Took the last parking spot, we got there before 10am. *Almost* took the Doe Mountain trail, did not know the trail for Bear Mountain was across the road. (I just saw that it was clearly indicated on the map that I took a picture of lol).
There were 2 other couples that started along with us.
The elevation on this trail starts out quick, almost right out of the gate. Made a wrong turn within the first mile and ended up going the steeper way, quickly turned back around and found the trail.

There are more painted trail markers the higher up you go which I found *very* helpful. Was able to follow the trail easily after the almost wrong turn before mile 1.

Glad I wore pants during this hike because some of the plants were mildly overgrown (yucca?). Overall i thought the trail was well maintained.

I knew that this trail was going to be strenuous and it did not disappoint! Took no breaks going up, except to take a couple of quick snaps and spent about 10 to 15 minutes at the top. There were about 3 other groups when we got to the top, 3 groups leaving, with a lot more behind us. The trail was busier than I expected it to be, glad we started early (ish). Saw only 1 dog on the trail, going up like a champ too!

Going back down was not as fun as going up, BUT the views going down were much better! It's amazing how far (up) your two feet could take you :D
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Feb 23 2017
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Turkey Creek Trail #34Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 23 2017
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Hiking5.07 Miles 492 AEG
Hiking5.07 Miles   1 Hour   42 Mns   2.98 mph
492 ft AEG
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Muddy! Wanted to get a few miles in today. I'm guessing we made it to the halfway point.

Parked close to Verde Valley school road and promptly got lost (i studied the map and the triplogs..maybe i should get another map lol).

I led us to the trails off to the left which led to nowhere. Went back to the parking lot and took the wider/jeep road to finally find the Turkey Creek trailhead about half a mile in. No other cars at the trailhead.

Expecting some elevation, alas there was none! Maybe it's further down the trail? Drizzling on and off which made the trail super muddy! Lots of birds chirping, low lying clouds and we had the trail all to ourselves. :y:
Looking at the GPS tracking it looks like we made it up to Turkey Creek tank. Was there an actual tank there before? :-k There was certainly no water in the 'tank', it also looked like the area was burned at some point..the tree was burnt and split in half.

Looking forward to completing this hike to House Mountain.
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Feb 18 2017
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Made in the Shade - Sedona, AZ 
Made in the Shade - Sedona, AZ
 
Run/Jog avatar Feb 18 2017
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Run/Jog5.01 Miles 617 AEG
Run/Jog5.01 Miles   1 Hour   16 Mns   4.23 mph
617 ft AEG      5 Mns Break
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I thought I'd explore a new (easy?) trail for my 1st trail run after the knee mishap a few weeks ago. I thought it would not be as rocky being a MTB trail. I was dead wrong.

Parked at Bell Rock lot and walked across to the start of Slim Shady trail. Not a lot of cars at the trailhead, it was drizzling a bit and called for more rain in the afternoon. Studied the map and planned to do a loop..Made in the Shade to Slim Shady, short and sweet. I also wanted to find where Made in the Shade met with Slim Shady further down the trail so I could find where Hi Line started. Figured route next time will be Made in the Shade- Slim Shady - Hi Line - Baldwin - Templeton - Slim Shady.

I brought my map with me, had my DeLorme InReach tracking on just in case. Yup, I got lost.

Quickly found the trail marker for Made in the Shade and Slim Shady. There were 3 mountain bikers there, they went on to do Slim Shady while I made my way up Made In the Shade.
The first couple of miles i thought were rocky and steepish, ended up hiking some parts of the first 2 miles.
Looking back at my GPS tracking it looks like I got off trail after the first 0.5 mile. I think I remember that part, I was at a vista.. wasn't quite sure where exactly the trail was, so took the path that looked like a trail (it really did look like a trail). I did not see any cairns. It was a steady climb over the next mile. Close to the top there was a fork, with no trail marker. I went to the left and came to spot where it looks like someone had camped? Awesome views of the village! I could not find a trail though so I went back and decided to take the right 'trail'. Trail was certainly narrow and mostly rock, with significant drop offs. I figure I must be going the right direction because I was heading down (and I could hear someone yelling, must be having fun on the bike).
It looks like I got back on trail after mile 2. Took it all the way down and ended up where I started (made in the shade Slim Shady trail sign). Went over to Slim Shady for about 3/4 a mile or so and finally able to see smooth runnable terrain.

So basically I made a loop ..Made in the Shade - off trail -- Made in the Shade. :(
I don't know what happened, it really look like a trail to me. Didn't trample on any desert plant life (that would have been painful!) and no bushwhacking involved either.

The 'trail' that I took was a fun one though (minus the fear of getting lost), certainly got my dose of elevation that day. :scared:
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Feb 12 2017
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Baldwin TrailSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 12 2017
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Hiking4.10 Miles 584 AEG
Hiking4.10 Miles   1 Hour   15 Mns   3.28 mph
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Was planning on going to Hangover but weather showed chance of thunderstorm so opted for a shorter trail.

Regrettably left my phone at home so no pictures for this hike. We could hear the creek roaring from the trail head. I've never seen the water level that high before, it almost covered the trail! The ground was not muddy from the drizzle over night, plenty of leaves on the soft packed ground going up Templeton. Jogged up Templeton switchbacks twice (testing the knee out)then went over to Baldwin Loop. Only encountered 1 other hiker at Baldwin, more people going up Templeton probably going to Cathedral.
Slightly cooler weather than yesterday, it stopped drizzling when we started the hike and stayed dry and overcast for the duration of the hike.
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Feb 11 2017
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Margs Draw Trail #163Sedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 11 2017
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Hiking4.41 Miles 531 AEG
Hiking4.41 Miles   1 Hour   23 Mns   3.19 mph
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First time checking out trails at Schnebly Hill (why did we wait this long?!).
We were supposed to go to Devils Bridge via Chuck Wagon but we were couldnt find the trail from the Long Canyon trailhead (trails washed up) so decided to finally check out Hangover and we ended up at Margs Draw. I checked my map and the map at the trail head and still managed to get on the wrong trail. :?

Started around 1030am, still a lot of room in the parking lot, packet by the time we finished. Saw some Pink Jeeps over at Munds Wagon trailhead. Marg's Draw was well marked and we easily found our way to Broken Arrow. I like that the terrain changes from rocky to packed dirt with some foliage. Perfectly runnable trail :)
Views of course are amazing! Weather was overcast with cool mild winds when we started and quickly warmed up (mid 60s to low 70s). Saw only 2 other hikers going up, saw a few more going back. Dog friendly trail I would say, saw some 4 legged friends that morning.

Overall a nice short hike, less busy than other trails in town.
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Feb 05 2017
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Courthouse Butte Loop TrailSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
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Run/Jog4.19 Miles 410 AEG
Run/Jog4.19 Miles      52 Mns   4.83 mph
410 ft AEG
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Awesome weather!! No mud, clear skies, cool breeze. Still achy posterior knee but able to push on. Taking it easy downhills. Saw about 50 mountain bikers as I left the trailhead.
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Feb 04 2017
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Go John Trail - CCRPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Feb 04 2017
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Run/Jog8.48 Miles 1,050 AEG
Run/Jog8.48 Miles   1 Hour   51 Mns   59 Secs4.80 mph
1,050 ft AEG      6 Mns Break
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First time on this trail and it's a trail race! :y:

It was a gorgeous day, sun was out, clear blue skies and cool air, although the trail warmed up quick.

Interesting set of switchbacks at Go John, I would not exactly rate this trail as easy..it certainly was not flat. Desert looking so green, thanks to the all the rain. :)
Very rocky in some parts, not very gravely or slick. Saguaros everywhere and beautiful views all around. I think I was able to spot Elephant Mountain. Stopped a few times to take pictures (yes even on a race).
Went from from Go John to Quartz trail.

Saw a few groups of hikers and a couple of mountain bikers who probably did not pick the best day to go out to CCRP :scared: .
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