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Jan 14 2021
caragruey
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Pedestal Arch from Hackamore Trail Head, AZ 
Pedestal Arch from Hackamore Trail Head, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 14 2021
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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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Oct 15 2020
caragruey
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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
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Autumn - Color Foliage
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Sep 30 2020
caragruey
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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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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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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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Pandapas Pond - Horse Nettle to Snakeroot, VA 
Pandapas Pond - Horse Nettle to Snakeroot, VA
 
Hiking avatar Jul 14 2020
caragruey
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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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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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May 21 2020
caragruey
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Jack Mountain LoopTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar May 21 2020
caragruey
Hiking5.30 Miles 2,110 AEG
Hiking5.30 Miles
2,110 ft AEG
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Joined a friend who was hunting for the elegant tragoon. Gave her a 15 min head start so she could hide among the heaps of other birders we saw. Caught up with her at the Carrie Nation mine. Where it appeared some others had spotted one as they were talking so loud and carrying on that my friend gave up her hunt. Finished the loop with only encountering 1 other person
Yay... its getting old trying to find out of the way places without stumbling over people lately. Nice loop steep on the route down. I'm sure I'll be back
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Apr 08 2020
caragruey
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Robbers Roost - SedonaSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 08 2020
caragruey
Hiking0.74 Miles 202 AEG
Hiking0.74 Miles
202 ft AEG
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Light detour from the original planned ruins trip but it worked out. I just assumed folks wouldn't be around but met with a few that were following behind.
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Apr 04 2020
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Sycamore Canyon Ruins, AZ 
Sycamore Canyon Ruins, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Apr 04 2020
caragruey
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After many months of this hike getting postponed due to weather hiking in Packard trail I made a spur of the moment decision to drive in to fr 181. I knew I would at least make it to the bunkhouse at Henderson Flats, and prepared to hike in from there. Well it appeared the road maintenance had just been down scraping the road. Bonus it felt ok to proceed. All things strange happened as I heard a gun pop and a puff of dirt rose up about 5 feet in front of my vehicle. Slamming the brakes I tossed it in reverse backed up a few feet and waited a minute before honking my horn numerous times and proceeding quite fast. By then I was committed to heading forward. The road narrowed no turning back I somewhat settled in and I was going to make it down this. I didn't expect this to be the diabolical road. : rambo :

Yes I made it down but in the back of my thoughts were how the heck will I make it out. But I decided to fuss over that when I needed to. Errrmmm did I mention it is a diabolical road? I arrived to find several other vehicles and a heap of backpacker taking a break under a juniper tree.

Off I went to see this ruin with a roof. What a beautiful peaceful place I was in awe. After spending time soaking it in I headed back to my vehicle. Only to spot more ruins. Unfortunately time was up for me to get back. As I got part way down I saw about 14 people heading up. Ugh so much for social distance. I dove off trail to let them pass and spoke with them lightly. They were several families on social distance outing. Hmmmm. I saw about 5 atv parked under some trees which were theirs.

I managed to get to my vehicle and begin the arduous process out when the road came alive. A motorcycle. Followed by 2 atv followed by 2 jeeps, then trucks all heading at me on a narrow road from hell and there was me in my 2 wheel drive Santa fe. But yes I made it out only to find many many miles out a stop light on a remote dirt road in the middle of nowhere. All in all great day. Scoped out other ruins I will go back and ermmm camp a few days to explore...
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Apr 02 2020
caragruey
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Royal Arch - Little Horn Mountains, AZ 
Royal Arch - Little Horn Mountains, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Apr 02 2020
caragruey
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I stumbled upon some information about arches in the Little Horn Mountains and decided I had to see them. Together with a small handful of fellow social distance hikers we set out for a day of adventure. The information I found here on Little Horn Mountains said that Hovatter Rd was gravel and dirt car okay. I beg to differ. At first it's fine then turns to a deep sandy area that feels like snow. Don't slow down!!! It continues like that for about a mile, really don't slow down. It does switch back to dirt and gravel but only for a short distance then back to deep sand.

Whew we made it. Maria's trailhawk had no issues, while my santa fe fish tailed it's way through. All was worth it when we arrived to look up at a beautiful arch. We all scrambled out of our vehicles and hiked the short distance up.

The prize was a large beautiful arch with 3 smaller arches within. After taking photos and climbing around a bit we headed over to a cave we saw just to the right. We spent a little time investigating and taking in the views then headed back to our vehicles to locate the next arch...
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Lots of flowers ocotilo beginning to bloom.
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Feb 15 2020
caragruey
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Battleship Mountain - SuperstitionsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 15 2020
caragruey
Hiking11.80 Miles 2,100 AEG
Hiking11.80 Miles
2,100 ft AEG
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My usual bday hike rescheduled....fun day with friends. The funny was 3 naked hikers go figure!!!
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Feb 02 2020
caragruey
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Table Top TrailSouthwest, AZ
Southwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 02 2020
caragruey
Hiking9.07 Miles 2,384 AEG
Hiking9.07 Miles
2,384 ft AEG
 
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Wonderful day for a steep hike. The road was nice and dry. And the ruts and deep areas we managed to get stuck in last year were still there, along with the boards and wood we collected to get unstuck. But all 5 vehicles made it through.
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Jan 30 2020
caragruey
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Squaw Creek RuinsCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 30 2020
caragruey
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I went in search of the elusive "Red Deer" Pictograph and I found 2. One of my friends had been down with a knee injury so I thought maybe something a bit tame. We ventured out not knowing how far my vehicle would manage to go into the unknown to us area. After pausing to chat with the local (cows) we headed in. Not having seen a Pictograph before I had to see the red deer. Knowing my friend couldn't do to much climbing we checked out the glyphs staying on the somewhat paths. But I really needed to see the "red" deer. Just as we decided to head up I found it. And the bonus was I located a smaller one as well.
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Jan 25 2020
caragruey
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Eagletail Mountains WanderSouthwest, AZ
Southwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 25 2020
caragruey
Hiking10.00 Miles 1,000 AEG
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Came back for arches hunting...success. And a quick flyby on the rock art. I love this place and its Solitude!!! I guess I'll be exploring here until the heat drives me out.
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Jan 23 2020
caragruey
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Ben Avery Trail - Indian Spring PetroglyphsSouthwest, AZ
Southwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 23 2020
caragruey
Hiking6.68 Miles 490 AEG
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We set off for a light adventure around 9ish. Found heaps and never ending heaps of glyphs. Unfortunately we didn't get the time for the two arches. They must wait for the weekend!
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Nov 30 2019
caragruey
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Pyramid Peak 2269Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 30 2019
caragruey
Hiking4.80 Miles 820 AEG
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Rinse and repeat! Nice morning stretch. Its pretty sad all the garbage, broken glass, and heaps of people that im pretty sure are there without permits!
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Nov 24 2019
caragruey
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Quartz Peak Trail - Sierra EstrellaPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 24 2019
caragruey
Hiking5.20 Miles 2,550 AEG
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Beautiful day for a hike with friends!
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Oct 23 2019
caragruey
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Barbershop Trail #91Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 23 2019
caragruey
Hiking4.90 Miles 1,095 AEG
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Beautiful day for the tail end of fall colors. After a little detour due to prescribed burns in the area we arrived at the trailhead. Truly a delightful trail with color still plentiful. It was pleasant to have the area to ourselves.
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Sep 28 2019
caragruey
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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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