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Sep 28 2019
caragruey
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 Sun City
Fay Canyon Trail #53Sedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 28 2019
caragruey
Hiking2.20 Miles 155 AEG
Hiking2.20 Miles
155 ft AEG
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Headed out for a short hike with a few friends to check out the arch and other cool things along this trail. We weren't disappointed. The arch is lovely with some pretty nice views once on top. Definitely one I'll plan to bring visiting out of towners to.
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Jul 05 2019
caragruey
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 Sun City
Humphreys Summit Trail #151Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 05 2019
caragruey
Hiking10.25 Miles 3,313 AEG
Hiking10.25 Miles   6 Hrs   23 Mns   1.63 mph
3,313 ft AEG      6 Mns Break15 LBS Pack
 
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Yes again!!! I met up with Lourdes at 5:15 am with hopes of hitting the trail before the masses of holiday weekend hikers arrived. Success!! As we were heading up we saw several new trees down across the trail since Sunday between the trailhead and the sign in box. After a quick climb over we took off speeding up to the saddle. Yay! For once I didn't need to stop along the way. Tossing our jackets and hats on we proceeded to the summit (record time for me) it was perfectly peaceful only 2 others sitting quietly enjoying their summit success. A few pictures later we headed down only to encounter heaps of holiday weekenders heading up. Many languishing along the sides of the trail in small groups. Others asking us "how much further" ugh. As we passed the sign in box we saw crews had come in to cut the downed trees, so we were able to rush through to get on with our afternoon plans. Lourdes to pack her campsite up and head home and I to the hotel and then off to Lake Powell. Perfect day!
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Jun 30 2019
caragruey
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 Joined Feb 04 2017
 Sun City
Humphreys Summit Trail #151Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 30 2019
caragruey
Hiking10.25 Miles 3,313 AEG
Hiking10.25 Miles
3,313 ft AEG
 
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Another run up the peak for training. Ive noticed it turning in to Camelback with to many unprepared folks attempting to summit.
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Jun 30 2019
caragruey
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 Photos 880
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 Joined Feb 04 2017
 Sun City
Humphreys Summit Trail #151Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 30 2019
caragruey
Hiking10.25 Miles 3,313 AEG
Hiking10.25 Miles
3,313 ft AEG
 
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Another lovely day for a Humphreys Peak run!!! Early start proved the right way to go. I guess I never realized this was the Camelback of Flagstaff. What started out as a peaceful morning with friends up to the summit proved to be "Grand Central" when we descended back to the saddle. If I didn't need to be training in altitude I think hiking back home in Virginia would be the ticket. :)
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Jun 26 2019
caragruey
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 Sun City
Humphreys Summit Trail #151Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 26 2019
caragruey
Hiking10.25 Miles 3,313 AEG
Hiking10.25 Miles
3,313 ft AEG
 
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Headed out with my friend Marie and her 6 year old Alex. He is a genetic anomaly. This kid can hike and altitude matters not to him he chatters the whole way up talking about the grand canyon experience and adventures he and his mom had. Such a fabulous day hiking with them both.
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Jun 19 2019
caragruey
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 Sun City
O'Leary PeakFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 19 2019
caragruey
Hiking9.70 Miles 1,996 AEG
Hiking9.70 Miles
1,996 ft AEG
 
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Last minute decision to hike this trail. I'm glad I did today. Singing cicadas, hummingbirds everywhere and beautiful views. Even enjoyed a 20 minute chat with the resident ranger, she was kind enough to invite me in. Great day.
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Jun 15 2019
caragruey
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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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 Sun City
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
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 Sun City
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
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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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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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 Sun City
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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 Sun City
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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 Sun City
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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 Sun City
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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 Sun City
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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