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71 triplogs
Jan 15 2022
caragruey
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 Joined Feb 04 2017
 Sun City
Magnificent Natural Arch LoopSouthwest, AZ
Southwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 15 2022
caragruey
Hiking15.30 Miles 1,574 AEG
Hiking15.30 Miles
1,574 ft AEG
 
1st trip
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Wanted to take a few friends out for some arch fun and eagletail arch was settled upon. I wasn't very keen on the 10 mile out and back slog from off Centennial with a knee injury so we opted for the condensed version.
We drove out to the eagletail wilderness trailhead. I was very surprised to see 2 vehicles about a mile past the gate but no humans. Off we went approaching from the opposite direction than in the past. Excellent views from this end. Scrambled up to the arch and had a bit of fun climbing around and retraced our steps out. Perfect short hike for my recovering knees.
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Dec 05 2021
caragruey
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 Sun City
Vulture PeakSouthwest, AZ
Southwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 05 2021
caragruey
Hiking4.20 Miles 1,340 AEG
Hiking4.20 Miles
1,340 ft AEG
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1st trip
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Headed out with a few friends for a quick hike. Destination Vulture as a few hadn't been. We planned to tie this in with an arch or another hike in the area after. I always seem to time it for perfect weather. Cool breezy and sunny... No one in the parking lot and no one on the trail. Fantastic. We made quick work out of the trail and did some wandering around on the otherside of the saddle. Then off to the next spot.
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Jul 08 2021
caragruey
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 Sun City
Angels Rest Appalachian trail, VA 
Angels Rest Appalachian trail, VA
 
Hiking avatar Jul 08 2021
caragruey
Hiking
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It was a few weeks before I could escape for some needed solitude. A fantastic dash up part of the AT near mom's. My go to relief. Though hikers have already passed an no one be me alone with my thoughts. Exhilaration!!!
Named place
Named place
Angels Rest
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Jun 17 2021
caragruey
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 Sun City
McAfee Knob - Appalachian TrailWestern, VA
Western, VA
Hiking avatar Jun 17 2021
caragruey
Hiking8.80 Miles 2,030 AEG
Hiking8.80 Miles
2,030 ft AEG
 
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Again better late than never. Finally managed to post a few things. Yes I was back home in Blacksburg Va. Ahhhh one of my favs McAfee Knob. Need I say more. Walk in the woods movie. Goofy southbounders and there were a few (kinda late for them passing thru but who am I to say) was a much needed break after the past month.
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Named place
McAfee Knob
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May 15 2021
caragruey
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 Joined Feb 04 2017
 Sun City
Wire PassSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
Hiking avatar May 15 2021
caragruey
Hiking1.74 Miles 200 AEG
Hiking1.74 Miles
200 ft AEG
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1st trip
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Off to Page area for part 2 of the trip.... wire pass buckskin gulch check....
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May 14 2021
caragruey
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 Sun City
The Comb - Monarch CaveSoutheast, UT
Southeast, UT
Hiking avatar May 14 2021
caragruey
Hiking0.80 Miles 175 AEG
Hiking0.80 Miles
175 ft AEG
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After our extreme exploration the previous day we decided to dial it back a notch and visit this lovely spot.
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May 14 2021
caragruey
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 Sun City
The Comb - Procession PanelSoutheast, UT
Southeast, UT
Hiking avatar May 14 2021
caragruey
Hiking3.20 Miles 700 AEG
Hiking3.20 Miles
700 ft AEG
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1st trip
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Don't follow the tourist crazy cairns... stay low to the right do not climb the big hills. Tourist have over cairned everywhere and everything. Had to chuckle watching folks trudge up and down.
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May 13 2021
caragruey
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 Sun City
Exploring Utah, UT 
Exploring Utah, UT
 
Hiking avatar May 13 2021
caragruey
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This location access was extremely technical easy but wild ride down but must possess climbing abilities to get out the same way. With that said this exploration was fabulous. We will be back to finish checking things in other tributaries.
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May 12 2021
caragruey
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 Sun City
MoonhouseSoutheast, UT
Southeast, UT
Hiking avatar May 12 2021
caragruey
Hiking3.30 Miles 410 AEG
Hiking3.30 Miles
410 ft AEG
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1st trip
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This trip was planned over 2 years ago, canceled once, postponed twice but finally made it. The drive up was pleasant and did a few tourist things. The Forest Gump standing in the road at Monument Valley, the drive up the Moki Dugway etc... and then the bouncy drive to the Moonhouse. They aren't kidding no cell signal!!! I've never been a fan to reverse hike as everything awesome in this area is.. So off we went and made our way down the narrow semi steep trail. (Ignore the tourist cairns I truly don't understand why they feel the need to do that and mislead real hikers) once part way down I peeked around the corner for first glimpse... ahhhh.. spent a few hours exploring and then decided it was time to exit this beautiful place and go check in to my hotel for the next couple of nights....
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Apr 24 2021
caragruey
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 Sun City
Loy Canyon Trail #5Sedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 24 2021
caragruey
Hiking5.25 Miles 1,930 AEG
Hiking5.25 Miles
1,930 ft AEG
 
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Spent another morning wandering around loy canyon. We wanted to explore the upper ledges and views. As always they do not disappoint.
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Apr 11 2021
caragruey
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 Joined Feb 04 2017
 Sun City
Black Mesa RuinsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 11 2021
caragruey
Hiking1.50 Miles 728 AEG
Hiking1.50 Miles
728 ft AEG
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1st trip
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Escorted a few friends up this morning. We started up the old jeep trail to the power line cutoff road then proceeded to bushwack up to the mesa. Sadly it was a huge undertaking as they weren't very strong hikers. After a short visit it was decided to go down over the cliff side as the heat had become unbearable. (My preference for out and back) nice but overly hot day.
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Jan 14 2021
caragruey
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 Joined Feb 04 2017
 Sun City
Pedestal Arch from Hackamore Trail Head, AZ 
Pedestal Arch from Hackamore Trail Head, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 14 2021
caragruey
Hiking
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I've been hanging around the Goldfields for a few weeks and wanted to get back to see this arch. I wasn't interested in repeating the route up willow springs or Black Glass as we were just up there. This route seemed interesting.. I forgot it was a spaghetti bowl of trails in there. We did do a bit of wandering around and exploring. But had a lovely day.
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Dec 30 2020
caragruey
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 Joined Feb 04 2017
 Sun City
Belmont ArchSouthwest, AZ
Southwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 30 2020
caragruey
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Better late than never. I can't always keep up with posting these.
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Dec 16 2020
caragruey
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 Sun City
Eagle Eye MountainsSouthwest, AZ
Southwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 16 2020
caragruey
Hiking4.00 Miles 2,000 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles
2,000 ft AEG
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1st trip
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Girls day hanging out..
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Oct 15 2020
caragruey
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 Sun City
Upper Buck Spring Canyon - Mogollon RimPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 15 2020
caragruey
Hiking6.50 Miles 470 AEG
Hiking6.50 Miles
470 ft AEG
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Fabulous fun playing in the leaves.... nice easy off the beaten path stroll with magnificent color. It never disappoints.
Flora
Flora
Bigtooth Maple
Meteorology
Meteorology
Autumn - Color Foliage
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Autumn Foliage Observation Substantial
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Sep 30 2020
caragruey
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 Sun City
Inner Basin Trail #29Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 30 2020
caragruey
Hiking4.25 Miles 2,460 AEG
Hiking4.25 Miles
2,460 ft AEG
 
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Fabulous color on the aspens. They hadn't all turned when we were there but some were blazing. I usually wait a bit before going up but after last year and the massive instagrammers I thought I would beat silly....
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Sep 17 2020
caragruey
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 Sun City
Sedona CavesSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 17 2020
caragruey
Hiking0.50 Miles 104 AEG
Hiking0.50 Miles
104 ft AEG
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Finally got around to getting this all posted. I had heard of these caves over the years but hadn't made time for this short little jaunt. Today we had planned 3 small things and this just fit on our way out of town. Found the little pull off and it is very small so glad we were there early enough to park. Off we went to find the wind caves... and as I was told just past the sign. and they are very cool. We spent some time goofing off and taking photos. Surprise a couple came crawling out of the lower one and startled me. The trotted down the path to the creek and then another person crawled out.... Not certain if they were just hanging out or camping.

On our way out we started seeing lots of others heading down the trail to the caves. This seems to be a well used trail so if planning to visit go early.
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Aug 26 2020
caragruey
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 Sun City
Cathedral Rock Trail #170 - SedonaSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 26 2020
caragruey
Hiking6.80 Miles 750 AEG
Hiking6.80 Miles
750 ft AEG
 
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Wanted a little extra instead of the basic park and climb and glad we went this way... parked by Turkey Creek Trail head crossed the street and hopped on the trail. It runs right beside Oak Creek. Proceeded up the switchbacks and climbed up to end of trail. Perched for some photos and ran into an old friend. After chatting a bit we headed out to cool off by Oak Creek. Topped off the day by stopping by Rocky Road Ice Cream for a root beer float to go!
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Jul 14 2020
caragruey
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 Sun City
Pandapas Pond - Horse Nettle to Snakeroot, VA 
Pandapas Pond - Horse Nettle to Snakeroot, VA
 
Hiking avatar Jul 14 2020
caragruey
Hiking
Hiking
 
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Headed up brush mountain with all intention of hiking Kelly's Knob AT. Unfortunately that section on my approach was covered in no parking signs. I headed back down to an old fallback trail system. Parked at the upper lot for Pandapas Pond and headed up Horse Nettle trail. In the past I dashed up and turned back at the forest rd. Today I decided to explore some and ventured over the forest road, finally found the communications tower and proceeded over to Snakeroot trail. Heaps of wild turkey sounding off as i dropped down the trail. Only one decent view oh well. Decent excercise day and a break from doing repairs at moms house
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Jul 05 2020
caragruey
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 Sun City
Angel's Rest Appalachian Trail, VA 
Angel's Rest Appalachian Trail, VA
 
Hiking avatar Jul 05 2020
caragruey
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Good to be home!! All is right in the world when I climb into the forest unfortunately I have to come back out.
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