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Jun 15 2019
caragruey
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 Sun City
Abineau Bear Jaw LoopFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 15 2019
caragruey
Hiking7.00 Miles 2,115 AEG
Hiking7.00 Miles
2,115 ft AEG
 
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Set out for a bit of altitude for Sandie's bday hike!. Enjoyable day, nice and breezy. We encountered a few trail runners and hikers. And once up we enjoyed some residual snow. The backside of Humphreys peak still a bit coated and the decent had the snow run off. Great day with great friends!
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Jun 08 2019
caragruey
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Humphreys Summit Trail #151Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 08 2019
caragruey
Hiking10.25 Miles 3,313 AEG
Hiking10.25 Miles
3,313 ft AEG
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Little bits of snow and ice along the route but nothing that couldn't be handled. The route down was somewhat interesting since the snow was beginning to be soupy so we resorted to butt-sleding in a few areas. But all in all a great day for a Humphreys peak summit.
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Jun 01 2019
caragruey
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Mount Rogers Loop from Massie GapWestern, VA
Western, VA
Hiking avatar Jun 01 2019
caragruey
Hiking14.65 Miles 3,010 AEG
Hiking14.65 Miles
3,010 ft AEG
 
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Fabulous annual mt rogers hike. Massie Gap start point. The rhododendron were blazing. New foals everywhere.... heaps and heaps of thru hikers.
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May 24 2019
caragruey
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 Joined Feb 04 2017
 Sun City
Angel's Rest, VA 
Angel's Rest, VA
 
Hiking avatar May 24 2019
caragruey
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Fabulous morning hiking up to Angels Rest and Wilburn Overlook. It's a nice change of pace from Arizona. Heaps of thru hikers on the AT.
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Apr 20 2019
caragruey
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 Sun City
Hellsgate 37 ( North ) to Tonto CreekPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 20 2019
caragruey
Hiking14.60 Miles 2,558 AEG
Hiking14.60 Miles
2,558 ft AEG22 LBS Pack
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Checked this off my list. I've been pondering this hike for 2 years and finally managed to squeeze it in. Yes it's a burning hike. I'm not a fan of reverse hikes but here we go.

As usual I like the road less traveled. We ran into one domesticated human hiking out as we were about 1 mile in. A quick chat revealed he had camped overnight and warned of the confusing trails within. Continuing on we ran into a family hiking out and looking pretty haggard. Chalking that up to the fact that they didn't look like hikers we continued on. Fabulous views as we crossed the ridgelines and began the descent into the steep switchbacks. Yes this hike will burn but well worth it. The meadow before the final descent is definitely a sound of music through back. A must do hike into hell and hell's gate. What goes down must go back up.
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Things are all blooming
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Mar 31 2019
caragruey
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 Sun City
Cave Creek Indian Ruins at Chalk CanyonPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 31 2019
caragruey
Hiking9.50 Miles 1,657 AEG
Hiking9.50 Miles
1,657 ft AEG
 
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Nice little stretch on a lovely Sunday morning. At the first water crossing we noticed the boards were missing so feet wet time! There were heaps of butterflies dancing around all the beautiful flowers as we strolled through the thick overgrowth along the trail. Headed to the lower petroglyphs area and back out. Made for a nice small hike.
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Mar 28 2019
caragruey
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 Sun City
Superstition RidgelinePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 28 2019
caragruey
Hiking11.50 Miles 4,480 AEG
Hiking11.50 Miles
4,480 ft AEG20 LBS Pack
 
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Took off from Massacre grounds in hopes of doing the Ultimate Journey Ridgeline. Our band of 8 set off from massacre grounds and up reverse flatiron. Eventhough I've been this way before today I found it very difficult climbing up. After getting to the top and a sigh of relief we headed off to ridgeline trail. The day was clear and sunny and lots of blooms on plants everywhere from the rain and snow we had months prior. Was a wonderful day hiking but unfortunately we were unable to complete the "Ultimate" time was not on our side and my slower pace wasn't helping, then adding in a few that ran out of water (not me this time) the decision was made to drop out at Carney. The mountain will still be there for another day and attempt.
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Feb 06 2019
caragruey
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Long Canyon Trail #122 - SedonaSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 06 2019
caragruey
Hiking7.00 Miles 829 AEG
Hiking7.00 Miles
829 ft AEG
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Great hike with a couple of friends. We located the "birthing cave" as its called. Preceded to look for the multiple ruins sites in this area. Located some and off to explore for another hour. I plan to head back next week to finish checking out the area maybe alone.
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Jan 29 2019
caragruey
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Loy Butte, AZ 
Loy Butte, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 29 2019
caragruey
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Amazing hike. Started at the Loy Canyon trailhead and took a left off the beaten path up to the ruins. Back tracked a bit to do a little bushwacking and summit loy butte. Was a little rough to find a way up but we made it. Such amazing views at the top. Time was running out so we called it and headed out. More exploring will have to wait for a week or two.
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Jan 13 2019
caragruey
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Table Top TrailSouthwest, AZ
Southwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 13 2019
caragruey
Hiking9.07 Miles 2,384 AEG
Hiking9.07 Miles
2,384 ft AEG
 
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Fab hike . We actually located the summit peanut butter sign in jar. So need an ammo box as the plastic jar was buried under rocks at the main geo marker.
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Dec 05 2018
caragruey
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Flatiron Hike - SuperstitionsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 05 2018
caragruey
Hiking5.85 Miles 2,900 AEG
Hiking5.85 Miles
2,900 ft AEG
 
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The plan was to meet up with friends hiking reverse flatiron over by the goal posts (preacher and choir) we arrived at the top about 45 minutes earlier than we thought so a little meandering was involved. After some exploring we headed over to the goal posts just in time for my friends arrival. Then a bit of a bushwack over to the peak then back down the flatiron. Great day
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Nov 08 2018
caragruey
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Reverse FlatironPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 08 2018
caragruey
Hiking8.50 Miles 3,376 AEG
Hiking8.50 Miles
3,376 ft AEG15 LBS Pack
 
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Fabulous day for a hike. Started out at first water parking and proceeded up. Everything was so green with the rain we've had. I was very grateful for the group we had as they are super fast but kindly held back on the reins for me and all the titanium in my body. The trail was pretty well marked and visible. Definitely felt the burn.
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Oct 20 2018
caragruey
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See Canyon Trail #184Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 20 2018
caragruey
Hiking7.48 Miles 1,780 AEG
Hiking7.48 Miles
1,780 ft AEG18 LBS Pack
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2 more weeks for color. It's late this year.
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Aug 12 2018
caragruey
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Mogollon Rim Vista LoopPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 12 2018
caragruey
Hiking12.60 Miles 2,300 AEG
Hiking12.60 Miles
2,300 ft AEG10 LBS Pack
 
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Been awhile since I had hiked this trail. My friends suggested we had to go this weekend as they had not hiked it before. So spur of the moment twist my arm it's set in motion. We are off and running, my friends climbed trees while I photographed them. Met some young people on the trail with their speakers blaring. Thankfully they realized this disturbing mother nature and turned it low. Us slow but steady older folks passed them a few times. Yay us... I bring my southern self has to chit chat with campers on the rim...this of course delayed our descent and wowser hail on da trail with rain. The outcrop of rock on the way down was so like McAfee knob AT and Angel's rest back home in va. Fab day with friends!
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May 20 2018
caragruey
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Wilderness of Rocks #44Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar May 20 2018
caragruey
Hiking8.80 Miles 1,300 AEG
Hiking8.80 Miles
1,300 ft AEG
 
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Great hike for a Sunday. Very few others on the trail. I'm planning on spending a few days exploring next trip
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May 17 2018
caragruey
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Brown's PeakPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 17 2018
caragruey
Hiking5.20 Miles 2,064 AEG
Hiking5.20 Miles
2,064 ft AEG
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Fabulous climb!!!
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May 12 2018
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Soldier Pass Trail #66 - SedonaSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar May 12 2018
caragruey
Hiking2.00 Miles 585 AEG
Hiking2.00 Miles
585 ft AEG
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Great day with friends. Light hike including climbing up to the caves/arches.
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Apr 29 2018
caragruey
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Quartz Peak Trail - Sierra EstrellaPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 29 2018
caragruey
Hiking5.20 Miles 2,550 AEG
Hiking5.20 Miles
2,550 ft AEG
 
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After reading lots of different posts on getting to the trailhead we rolled the dice and went for it. My Santa Fe made it down the sandy wash perfectly. We headed up the trail on this Sunday morning not another soul insight. The trail was clear and well kept, we could see others had been on it recently. There was evidence if sheep not far in front of us along the route, but we never saw them. This was definitely a strenuous hike and climb to summit but well worth it. The final climb glittered like a wall Of Swarovski Crystals! Of course we located the sign in box and left our signatures before making our way back down. Part way down we encountered a lovely Canadian couple and paused to chat a few minutes. They were staying locally until mid June. Fabulous day!!!
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Cactus in bloom!
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Apr 19 2018
caragruey
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Apache Peak - Cave CreekPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 19 2018
caragruey
Hiking6.50 Miles 1,691 AEG
Hiking6.50 Miles
1,691 ft AEG
 
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Trail seems to have improved some, but still faint where you left turn up to summit trail. There is a new flagpole at the summit, but unfortunately the mailbox is in need of repair. Great day!
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Apr 08 2018
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Superstition RidgelinePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 08 2018
caragruey
Hiking13.80 Miles 4,480 AEG
Hiking13.80 Miles
4,480 ft AEG
 
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Long grueling journey, after positioning vehicles at peralta trailhead and being driven over to siphon draw to meet the rest of the group we started up and over flatiron and beyond. It was magnificent, breathtakingly beautiful and very difficult. Route finding was difficult in some areas but not to bad. The wonky slippery trail before 5057 left much to be desired. I yinged when I should have yanged near robbers roost and after a bit of wandering sorted a route. Not a good one and at that point we wanted to be finished home and clean.
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