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Dec 31 2021
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71 male
 Joined Dec 10 2016
 Gold Canyon
Massacre FallsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 31 2021
DaytripperTriplogs 909
Hiking8.36 Miles 1,400 AEG
Hiking8.36 Miles   5 Hrs   8 Mns   1.74 mph
1,400 ft AEG      19 Mns Break
 
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Plan to finish the year with a hike in the rain from Lost Dutchman Park to check out local waterfalls, the heavy am rain didn’t materialize and by time I had reached the turnoff for canyon of the waterfalls I was out of gas.Took Crosscut over to the Crosscut Trailhead noticed a couple of memorials behind Weekes Wash ,not sure what they are about. Slow pace today due to babying some right Achilles pain plus bush wacking cross country toward praying hands, should have downloaded an old route,not necessarily recommending following today’s. Massacre Falls trail was popular, did hear a few Happy New Years along the way. Falls were only a trickle :( with no pool at the base when I arrived, 3 people already there and another half dozen arriving , light rain all day glad I still have my all weather coat I used in Scotland. The rain picked up quite a bit on the way home might see better water flow in the am. Happy New Year to all HAZ members.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Massacre Falls - at Massacre Grounds Light flow Light flow
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Dec 29 2021
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71 male
 Joined Dec 10 2016
 Gold Canyon
San Tan Mountain Regional ParkPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 29 2021
DaytripperTriplogs 909
Hiking12.18 Miles 1,372 AEG
Hiking12.18 Miles   4 Hrs   53 Mns   2.67 mph
1,372 ft AEG      19 Mns Break
 
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Breeze made the start chilly, from a parking lot only partially filled. Quickly warm up though on the trek up to the Goldmine saddle. First time seeing wildlife here as 4 coyotes crossed the trail in front of me on San Tan , too slow with taking a picture, they were making a big clamor in the nearby wash. For the entire hike until reaching the Dynamite trail saw more horses and riders than bikeriders. Took a look at another way to access rock peak instead of from San Tan Trail for future ideas Anticipating seeing wildflowers along here in a month with the rain and greenery present.
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Dec 27 2021
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71 male
 Joined Dec 10 2016
 Gold Canyon
Goat Hill Loop via Pyramid / BurseraPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 27 2021
DaytripperTriplogs 909
Hiking10.32 Miles 2,077 AEG
Hiking10.32 Miles   5 Hrs      2.25 mph
2,077 ft AEG      25 Mns Break
 
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Another Monday on South Mountain. Over this past weekend ate like a bear getting ready to hibernate, steak, lobster, turkey and pizza so needed to take off some calories. Did this loop in November and is becoming my favorite route here in this park. Parking lot wasn’t full and only a couple of hikers heading out, all the others going toward Pyramid. Did see a couple of hikers topping out on Busera ahead of me and saw no one else until a single hiker on National before reaching Goat Hill where we chatted for awhile. Views toward downtown were hazy today. Hoped to see the Christmas tree noted by @JuanJaimeiii a couple of weeks before but the grinches had arrived first, took a photo of the removal sign that has info in case anyone on this site needs to retrieve their ornaments :D . At the end of one of the switchbacks going up to Goat Hill is a pair of black jockey underwear , pretty sure it was there in early November also. Concluded it was easier for the park service to remove the tree. I trudged on uneventfully to Pyramid trail to complete the loop ,after being disappointed at missing the Christmas Tree.
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Dec 22 2021
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71 male
 Joined Dec 10 2016
 Gold Canyon
Piestewa Circumference - Freedom Trail #302Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 22 2021
DaytripperTriplogs 909
Hiking5.00 Miles 1,276 AEG
Hiking5.00 Miles   2 Hrs   30 Mns   2.31 mph
1,276 ft AEG      20 Mns Break
 
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Second hike of the day, had business in Phoenix so decided to hike here after the drive. Back was stiff after the long drive so it was difficult to get moving. Started up the summit trail , crowded but not as much as expected. Quick enough was at the Freedom Trail junction . After descending there only saw 5 others before reaching 1A. Not sure how I missed VOAZ when I was here before but enjoyed this section of trail as it made me forget I was in a city park. Finished up with a walk through a couple of parking lots :D
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Dec 20 2021
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71 male
 Joined Dec 10 2016
 Gold Canyon
Lost Ranch Mine TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 20 2021
DaytripperTriplogs 909
Hiking7.71 Miles 1,614 AEG
Hiking7.71 Miles   3 Hrs   33 Mns   2.30 mph
1,614 ft AEG      12 Mns Break
 
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Nice chilly morning , tried to get out sooner but Monday is a babysitting day in Chandler so that means the South Mountain trails are the closest for me. Varied slightly a loop from a couple of weeks ago . This time up mine trail instead of ruins trail then instead of back on Busera all the way took Gila trail. After leaving Pyramid for the ruins saw no one until back to Pyramid. Made a few stops to look closer at the mines, one has a leafed out Busera Tree in it. Another nice day and good workout.
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Dec 17 2021
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71 male
 Joined Dec 10 2016
 Gold Canyon
Peralta to Fremont SaddlePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 17 2021
DaytripperTriplogs 909
Hiking6.60 Miles 1,697 AEG
Hiking6.60 Miles   4 Hrs   17 Mns   1.79 mph
1,697 ft AEG      36 Mns Break
 
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Nice cold temperature start that became perfect hiking weather. School must be out as the busiest I’ve seen the trailhead in awhile.Started up Peralta met a couple of other hikers along the way. Once at the saddle continued on to the Needle overlook , two were heading over there as I left. Started down the Cave Trail, took a long break overlooking Peralta Trail, noted the cairn cave has had limited resurrection. Took a look back and saw 3 other hikers coming down the slide and they passed by once I was back on Bluff Springs. Despite vegetation made the old Don’s trail my connection over to Dutchman trail. Peralta road is in good shape however about a mile before Ojo road there was a SUV lying on its side :o ,not sure just guessing sharp curve and loose gravel, 3 people appearing uninjured were standing off road, sheriff was already there,no problem getting through.
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Dec 15 2021
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 Joined Dec 10 2016
 Gold Canyon
LOST - Arnett Canyon SegmentGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 15 2021
DaytripperTriplogs 909
Hiking10.10 Miles 873 AEG
Hiking10.10 Miles   5 Hrs   43 Mns   1.95 mph
873 ft AEG      33 Mns Break
 
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Initially planned to hike the Picketpost circumference, usually go CCW but today decided to go toward Arnett Canyon side first. First couple of miles were blah with the fire damaged vegetation. Once in about 2 miles the scenery improved with some tree foliage color and running water, along with the cool temps was feeling a New England hiking vibe. Decided to head into Telegraph Canyon and the pleasant scenery continued, went in until a little over 4 miles from the trail head and decided to turn back and enjoy Arnett Creek again instead of completing the circumference. Was glad to see my favorite section of Saguaros in Telegraph Canyon were not touched by the fire. Decided to add a loop around the Perlite Mines before dropping back into Arnett Canyon. Spent a lot of time picture taking and rockhounding today. Not too busy as I saw about 10 other hikers , no horses seen either but some sections of the trail were muddy and torn up from the horse traffic. Took a short section of the LOST #219 back to the trail head impressive trail building with steps at least 20 carved into the rock.
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Autumn Foliage Observation Moderate

dry Arboretum Tank Dry Dry

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Arnett Canyon Light flow Light flow

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Telegraph Canyon Light flow Light flow
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Dec 13 2021
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71 male
 Joined Dec 10 2016
 Gold Canyon
Hidden Valley via Pima CanyonPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 13 2021
DaytripperTriplogs 909
Hiking9.27 Miles 1,505 AEG
Hiking9.27 Miles   4 Hrs   29 Mns   2.28 mph
1,505 ft AEG      25 Mns Break
 
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Decided to revisit Hidden Valley from Pima but wanted to avoid the road walk both ways. Nice cool start to the morning heading up to Ridgeline Trail allowed a quick warm up. Wanted to see if I could still squeeze by Fat Mans Pass :D Took a long break on the rocks above the exit tunnel ,passed by two couples while there otherwise pretty quiet until as I exited the tunnel a group of about 30 kids were lining up to enter. After reaching the dirt road headed up to the Guadalupe ridgeline behind the stone house. After a short ways on the ridgeline I was surprised to see a lady coming up behind me so I paused and asked where she had entered the ridgeline. Now my hearing isn’t the best but I thought she said she was on the secret trail and Chiricahua loop, confessed I had never heard of it. She pointed out some bike riders on Desert Classic and explained the route. I told her I planned to go down the trail posted as Guadalupe Perimeter Trail. Seems there is a locals nomenclature for the trails on South Mountain. Anyway when I reached the metal post with the official sticker identifying Guadalupe Perimeter trail on the post in black paint was hand written Chihuahua trail :? This site refers to it as San Gabriel ridge, maybe I was on it or Guadalupe Perimeter or Chiricahua or Chihuahua at any rate they all intersect Desert Classic where you can see a street sign for Western Star! I appreciate the one resident who displays an American Flag and Arizona Flag beside their back fence along Desert Classic.
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Dec 10 2021
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71 male
 Joined Dec 10 2016
 Gold Canyon
Meridian Mystery TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 10 2021
DaytripperTriplogs 909
Hiking6.21 Miles 850 AEG
Hiking6.21 Miles   2 Hrs   49 Mns   2.33 mph
850 ft AEG      9 Mns Break
 
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Nice fresh air and leftover cloudiness after last nights rain were calling for a hike. Decided to walk over toward Wolverine Pass from Meridian TH. . After passing Ironwood needed to pay attention to stay on the faint trail. Made to the highpoint above Idaho and decided to turn around there. Nice views but the Superstitions remained clouded over. Only saw a couple of other hikers on this refreshing outing.
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Dec 08 2021
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71 male
 Joined Dec 10 2016
 Gold Canyon
Lost Goldmine Trail - Cloudview to LG THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 08 2021
DaytripperTriplogs 909
Hiking9.01 Miles 1,233 AEG
Hiking9.01 Miles   6 Hrs   11 Mns   1.72 mph
1,233 ft AEG      56 Mns Break
 
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Nice cloudy day to take a stroll along Lost Goldmine Trail. Started to think about side attractions to liven things up initially thought about turning around at Carney but at about 3 miles spotted the mushroom rock below the southern cliff face and decided I wanted to tag it. Stepped over the barbed wire fence near an abandoned gate and picked a route with the least cholla and catclaw. Now it was stumbling and thrashing around as the strolling was over, about 2 miles and a mere 2.5 hours later I was back to the same place on the trail. Once you get closer you realize how large the mushroom rock is and also the huge surrounding boulders which obscured my vision of the shortest way to approach so it was in and out of the washes in this upper portion. Some small and large caves under the larger boulders , which I was hesitant to explore ceilings were low and would have required crawling , I was already moving slow :lol: some pottery fragments scattered around this area. Didn’t expect to be looking down on the summit of Turks Head but the mushroom base is about 3k feet. Wasn’t expecting quite the workout on getting to it as it looks so close from the trail :? Once back felt good to be strolling again on Lost Goldmine back to the trailhead, fortunately the clouds continued most of the afternoon keeping the temps pleasant.
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Wildflowers Observation Isolated
Chuparosa
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Dec 06 2021
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 Gold Canyon
Corona LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 06 2021
DaytripperTriplogs 909
Hiking7.63 Miles 1,541 AEG
Hiking7.63 Miles
1,541 ft AEG
 
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First time starting a hike from the Warpaint access point, weather was perfect for a hike , must have been enjoying the weather so much managed to turn a 6 mile loop into almost 8. Had previously descended Old Man Trail so as I was congratulating myself for taking it in the correct direction ie. up, so of course I managed to miss the left turn at the top of the first steep climb, still a good trail persisted for a short ways continuing straight until it didn’t , must have been the old Old Man Trail :D After taking the correct trail came across two ladies hanging out at the viewpoint at the top and a few other folks at the Buena Vista trailhead. Went off trail while on Corona di Loma along the sandy wash section to take a closer look at some rocks for possible glyphs ,turned out we’re just natural caused blemishes. Decided to take the use trail to the overlook, didn’t think the view was much better than what you see as you descend. Once back on Desert Classic only a couple of bike riders encountered on the return to Warpaint. Good workout even if a bit longer than planned.
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Dec 03 2021
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Garden Valley - Hackberry LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 03 2021
DaytripperTriplogs 909
Hiking6.14 Miles 819 AEG
Hiking6.14 Miles   3 Hrs   19 Mns   2.06 mph
819 ft AEG      20 Mns Break
 
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Started hiking from the First Water Horse Lot , First Water Road is rutted and rocky but still easily passable for now, serious erosion at the 2 mile mark makes it a one lane road there. Encountered one other car in the lot suspect was car camping as they had a solar panel deployed outside the car. As usual when you expect to see wildlife you don’t as the usually resident deer of Hackberry Spring loop were no shows. Hackberry Spring had a stagnant pool with a slight trickle leaving the pipe. Heading up to Garden Valley had thought about going up to Hackberry Mesa which I’ve done from Second Water Trail but not from this side. I thought there was a use trail but was unable to locate it and decided the vegetation was more than I wanted to deal with today as I wanted to finish before the afternoon warm up. Decided to take a break on the knoll 2474 in Garden Valley to take a look around, reinspected the grinding holes there,also since the fire noticing the pottery sherds are more visible alongside the trail. Saw 3 other hikers pass by the knoll while I was there, ended up passing them by on the way to the trailhead .A few folks hanging around the First Water Trailhead, then when I was getting back to the horse lot I thought I heard Santa’s sleigh bells ringing but it was 2 mules and rider heading out that looked to be geared up for prospecting, I guess the search for gold continues.
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Nov 26 2021
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 Gold Canyon
Peak 3004 Loop - Goldfield MtnsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 26 2021
DaytripperTriplogs 909
Hiking5.50 Miles 1,230 AEG
Hiking5.50 Miles   2 Hrs   32 Mns   2.29 mph
1,230 ft AEG      8 Mns Break
 
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Decided this might be a loop to avoid the Black Friday crowds at the popular trails. Turned out pretty good as I only encountered 3 groups of 4 along the way despite the trailhead being packed. Stiff breeze blowing from the north made for occasional grab your hat moment . First time taking this in the clockwise direction which I think I liked better as you end up on a smoother trail at the finish. Was prepared for vegetation on this non maintained route but it was free and clear on this nice uncrowded alternative to pass mountain loop. Now off to do a couple of dog walks as family left town leaving me to carry the poop bags😁
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Nov 22 2021
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 Gold Canyon
Telegraph Corona Loop, AZ 
Telegraph Corona Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Nov 22 2021
DaytripperTriplogs 909
Hiking10.35 Miles 1,733 AEG
Hiking10.35 Miles   4 Hrs   33 Mns   2.47 mph
1,733 ft AEG      22 Mns Break
 
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Enjoyable loop for some exercise but the first half is better than the second half which is mostly Desert Classic Trail. A few other hikers I played leapfrog with going up Telegraph Pass then only met 2 other hikers on National and none on Corona di Loma. Once on National experienced a nice breeze and the shady side of the mountain in the am. Views were hazy in the distance but downtown and nearby peaks were clearly visible. Started in the wrong direction on Desert Classic, once turned around no problem with the 7 or 8 bikers I encountered. Not too inspired by this portion of the hike, as I neared the neighborhoods a couple of dog walkers appeared. Another nice day but the afternoon warming pattern continues so it was good to finish by noon.
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Nov 17 2021
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 Gold Canyon
Miners Needle LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 17 2021
DaytripperTriplogs 909
Hiking11.80 Miles 1,950 AEG
Hiking11.80 Miles   6 Hrs      2.53 mph
1,950 ft AEG   1 Hour   20 Mns Break
 
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Arrived at Peralta Trailhead about 0730, vehicle temp reads 51°, sun was coming through a hazy sky, Peralta Road in excellent condition. Noticed on the way out water trucks were wetting it down on the section with nearby new housing. Decided to do an old go to hike, did it almost every weekend before I retired, first hike through Barkley Basin since the fire, the condition of the Sagauro’s in the basin is depressing but there is other green stuff emerging around. However before getting to that I decided to start on Bluff Springs and do this loop clockwise, no surprises here except the substantial amount of deer droppings even near the parking lot. Definitely dry now, saw one small pool of water along Barks Canyon otherwise only a few muddie areas. One unusual observation today was I met, passed and saw exactly zero other hikers :D Noted Bluff Springs Trail has more erosion than in the past climbing up from Barks Canyon toward the Terrapin junction may need to be dealt with soon. Grassy seas are obscuring Dutchman Trail past the junction with Bluff Spring which I took in order to check out Bluff Springs. Along the use path toward the spring only portions are visible the catclaw barriers are not too bad yet .Moved up past two of the broken pipe sections and was able to confirm at least for now some flow from the spring. The intact pipe at its distal end has a black hose attached with the end down in the erosion ditch created from the spring flow, I was able to pull it up and verify the water flow. The water looked pretty clear except when I raised and lowered the hose when a gush of muddy water flowed out. The Dutchman Trail continued to have some short sections obscured by grass on the way towards Miners Summit. On the descent the fire damage is notable even Saguaro deadfall on the trail, was glad there wasn’t a strong wind today as others look precarious. As I was descending and looking at the base of Miners Needle I recalled a triplog by @FlyingFliver describing a circle azimuth. I stumbled around for quite awhile unsuccessfully to spot it :( Now that some of the vegetation is cleared there are more artifacts visible or I should say vintage trash from old campsites. Approaching the Lower Barks outflow came upon two of the culprits fouling the trail only one was curious enough to pose for a picture. Spent more time than I meant to out here today but I thoroughly enjoyed it, already thinking about a return. Route Scout took a couple of breaks on me I’m guessing because I did the update to IOS 15 :? Decided to use Fitbit stats.

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Bark at Dutchman Crossing Pools to trickle Pools to trickle

dry Barks Canyon Dry Dry

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Bluff Spring Dripping Dripping
Look for broken pipe then a hose from the intact pipe. About a pint in a couple of minutes.

dry Crystal Spring Dry Dry

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Nov 15 2021
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 Gold Canyon
Lost Ranch Ruins TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 15 2021
DaytripperTriplogs 909
Hiking7.73 Miles 1,686 AEG
Hiking7.73 Miles   3 Hrs   55 Mns   2.06 mph
1,686 ft AEG      10 Mns Break
 
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Not too busy at the Pyramid Trailhead in fact saw no other hikers all the way to the ruins but 2 bike riders were approaching as I departed. Headed up the Lost Ranch Trail , despite the cool temps the direct sun was warming me up quickly. At the top of the steep climb there is now a yellow area closed sign on the left side. Took the right turn to head up to the junction with National and then took a left turn. Along the ridgeline there was a nice breeze and still no other hikers . Joined Busera Trail and dropped into Busera Canyon, noticed a private property sign on the use trail heading toward the neighborhood. Proceeded the other way, after making it up to the high point on Busera I then took the connector down to Gila Trail for the first time ,usually take it in the other direction. Back down to Pyramid began seeing a few hikers . Another great day and enjoyable hike.
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Nov 10 2021
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San Tan Mountain Regional ParkPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 10 2021
DaytripperTriplogs 909
Hiking10.02 Miles 1,263 AEG
Hiking10.02 Miles
1,263 ft AEG
 
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This is a nice park for getting some exercise. Perfect temp ,51°,at the start for the climb up Goldmine , decided to hop up on the summit this time too. Met few others on the trail toward the visitor center but once there ,outside the center a large group was forming up , managed to skirt by only to come across another large group on San Tan, had a Moses moment as the group parted to let me through. Decided to break out my old MP3 player for the last couple of miles. Recently read that wired earbuds are making a comeback,so I’m sure I looked cool with the tangled wires dangling from my neck :lol: Listening to Traffics John Barleycorn Must Die reminded me to have a single malt once back home :D . Lots of construction on Ellsworth and the alternate Ironwood makes for slow travel to Queen Creek.
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Nov 08 2021
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Mormon Loop TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 08 2021
DaytripperTriplogs 909
Hiking7.67 Miles 1,248 AEG
Hiking7.67 Miles   3 Hrs   53 Mns   2.13 mph
1,248 ft AEG      17 Mns Break
 
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Enjoying these cool morning hikes , only plan was to finish up before the afternoon. Pima Canyon lot was not half full this am. Headed toward the Ridgeline Trail via Beacon Hill trail, lots of dog walkers in this area. Came down a short stretch of Javelina and then proceeded up Mormon Loop, bike riders were apparently sleeping in this am. Took a short jog down Devastator but decided to rejoin the loop on to Mormon Trail. Came down National meeting a handful of hikers , when I reached the wash took the use trail behind the stone house up to the ridgeline. Proceeded along the ridgeline knowing I wanted to avoid the road walk, figuring I would take Beverly Canyon down to Desert Classic. On the way I came across a sign post that was labeled Guadalupe Perimeter Trail, never had taken it so decided to try it, The last time I saw a sign post with this name was next to the helipad trail? Anyway it had some loose rocks on some steep sections but was benign compared to some of the other descents on this side of the mountain further west. This trail made a junction with Desert Classic next to a neighborhood what I presume is the San Gabriel trailhead. Was wondering if this trail was ever posted as San Gabriel Ridge instead of Guadalupe Perimeter. Third time on Desert Classic still not a charmer , appears to be a trail only those living within walking distance would love, due to it being a convenient dog walking trail. Sign posts added in the Pima Canyon Loop name once past Beverly Canyon. I guess they figure the double name makes up for some of the unnamed trails. :D . Finished up as the day was warming up.
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Nov 03 2021
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Usery Park Smorgasbord, AZ 
Usery Park Smorgasbord, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Nov 03 2021
DaytripperTriplogs 909
Hiking10.28 Miles 557 AEG
Hiking10.28 Miles   4 Hrs   5 Mns   2.71 mph
557 ft AEG      17 Mns Break
 
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Parked by the AJ airport, for model planes that is, headed northwest using several trails. Mostly all hard packed dirt with minimal rocks and a gradual incline heading toward the Usery Park nature center. This route could be ideal for jogging otherwise it’s a nice stroll through pleasant desert scenery, lots of nice Saguaros. A few polite bikers to avoid, not too busy with other hikers. Just to get a bit of elevation hopped up to the top of Cats Peak. No wildlife noted except small lizards.Another nice day to be out and about.
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Nov 01 2021
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Goat Hill Loop via Pyramid / BurseraPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 01 2021
DaytripperTriplogs 909
Hiking10.52 Miles 2,283 AEG
Hiking10.52 Miles   4 Hrs   48 Mns   2.31 mph
2,283 ft AEG      15 Mns Break
 
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Handed out candy to the trick or treaters using the one for me and one for you technique. The sugar high got me going today, met one hiker coming down Busera trail then 3 others at the Gila intersection, so fair amount of solitude today. Once reaching Goat Hill it feels like most of the work is done and it’s a pleasant cruise back to the trailhead in this clockwise direction. Spotted a small Calvary troop , 4 horses and riders ,coming down from the viewpoint on National. Quite nice to get a stronger breeze and cloud cover about the time I passed the Ranger Trail junction. Enjoying this perfect hiking weather right now.
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Navy 17 Army 13
average hiking speed 2.22 mph
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