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Jan 03 2021
Nate_F
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 Routes 171
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 Triplogs 83

48 male
 Joined May 26 2017
 Phoenix, AZ
Trail 8 Loop, AZ 
Trail 8 Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 03 2021
Nate_F
Hiking5.73 Miles 1,092 AEG
Hiking5.73 Miles   2 Hrs   2 Mns   2.82 mph
1,092 ft AEG
 
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Quick neighborhood hike for exercise this morning. Cold. Started off near freezing and in the shadow of the mountains most of the time, but quickly warmed up. Managed to make a nice lollipop loop out of 8, 8A, 8B, and 304. Nice to see most people kindly stepping aside on the trail and covering their faces. Lots of friendly folks out there today! Still some haze but getting better.
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Nov 29 2020
Nate_F
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48 male
 Joined May 26 2017
 Phoenix, AZ
Lookout Mountain Connector #25Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 29 2020
Nate_F
Hiking6.83 Miles 1,601 AEG
Hiking6.83 Miles   2 Hrs   35 Mns   2.73 mph
1,601 ft AEG      5 Mns Break
 
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Great morning to get outside and enjoy a walk. Wanted some extra distance and something that had fewer people and I found it. I have done Lookout connector before, but this time I didn't lose the trail. I took #25 the whole way to the mountain, and then up the mountain, caught #150 and hit the summit. On the way down, I visited the West Summit before heading down the mountain. Rather than go through the golf course again, I took the alternate #25A back to the road then back to the NMVC. I don't think there's a sign for #25A, but I'm sure I was on it. The city website has a map showing both routes. Anyway, great day and good exercise! :sweat:
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Nov 22 2020
Nate_F
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48 male
 Joined May 26 2017
 Phoenix, AZ
Pyramid Peak 2269Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 22 2020
Nate_F
Hiking6.33 Miles 4,247 AEG
Hiking6.33 Miles   3 Hrs   54 Mns   1.87 mph
4,247 ft AEG      31 Mns Break
 
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Time for my periodical trip out to Deems and Pyramid. Always a fun day walking around!
Wanted to test out my new phone and its camera in different modes. Works good! Especially the sunrise shots.
I took the faint use trail up to the saddle of Pyramid, because I had never been there before, wanting to know if the South side was climbable. Got halfway up and found that it wasn't. ](*,)
So I went around and up my usual way. The summit register and flag are gone, I wonder what happened to them?
It's amazing how many people park by the canal and go into state land these days. And the no parking signs are all but ignored.
They even put a port a john past the road closed sign! :lol: Lots of bikers and motorcycles out today. Even a boulderer with his mat heading out. Pyramid is always interesting!
BTW: my AEG gets messed up on Route Scout lately. The other apps have it about 1,300 AEG. :?
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Nov 08 2020
Nate_F
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 Routes 171
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48 male
 Joined May 26 2017
 Phoenix, AZ
Gateway to Tom's Thumb, AZ 
Gateway to Tom's Thumb, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Nov 08 2020
Nate_F
Hiking11.97 Miles 2,849 AEG
Hiking11.97 Miles   5 Hrs   20 Mns   2.54 mph
2,849 ft AEG      37 Mns Break
 
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Beautiful, cool day so I decided to visit the Thumb all the way from Gateway Trailhead. Fun.
Started at 6:45 am and not too crowded at all. By the time I turned off Gateway trail, I pretty much had complete solitude until I reached the turn off for the thumb. Lots of people at the thumb including some rock climbers climbing the thumb and other various boulders. Took a short break, then headed back. Quiet again until I hit the hordes of hikers on the Gateway trail. Beautiful day to be out and a great workout. South side of the Toms Thumb trail is pretty and doesn't see as many people. Great scenery.
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Oct 25 2020
Nate_F
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 Routes 171
 Photos 979
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48 male
 Joined May 26 2017
 Phoenix, AZ
Pass Mountain Loop Trail #282Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 25 2020
Nate_F
Hiking8.90 Miles 2,267 AEG
Hiking8.90 Miles   3 Hrs   23 Mns   2.77 mph
2,267 ft AEG      10 Mns Break
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Came here to stretch my legs this morning and pack on a little mileage since I haven't been very active this summer. I haven't been out here much before, so it was nice to check out something different. Got here early, not many crowds yet and the weather was beautiful. I will come back and try the ridgeline on Pass MT next time! :)
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Oct 11 2020
Nate_F
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48 male
 Joined May 26 2017
 Phoenix, AZ
Perl Charles Trail #1APhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 11 2020
Nate_F
Hiking6.32 Miles 1,250 AEG
Hiking6.32 Miles   2 Hrs   58 Mns   2.20 mph
1,250 ft AEG      6 Mns Break
 
1st trip
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Stuck close to home today for my adventuring. Got a good spot in the Dreamy Draw lot before 6 am and still dark. By the time I left, cars parked all the way down the road! No parking signs everywhere but ignored. ](*,)
That being said, I enjoyed quite a bit of solitude on the trail. I finally set out to complete the Perl Charles Trail in its entirety, confusing as it is! :lol:
All except the part from Myrtle Ave; the official trailhead.
Enjoyable hike, even hit a couple of little summits I wanted to check out. Temperatures were just right this morning! :)
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Sep 20 2020
Nate_F
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 Routes 171
 Photos 979
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48 male
 Joined May 26 2017
 Phoenix, AZ
Lookout Mt Circumference Trail & 4 Summits, AZ 
Lookout Mt Circumference Trail & 4 Summits, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Sep 20 2020
Nate_F
Hiking2.86 Miles 754 AEG
Hiking2.86 Miles   1 Hour   56 Mns   1.83 mph
754 ft AEG      22 Mns Break
 
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After being sick the past couple of days, I'm glad to get out of the house. Was able to get an early start and witness the sun rise over the McDowell Range. Still hazy out, but the mornings are thankfully getting cooler. Yay!
Quite a few people out this morning, and everyone was friendly and said hi! Can't wait for cooler weather! :y:
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Aug 23 2020
Nate_F
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 Photos 979
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48 male
 Joined May 26 2017
 Phoenix, AZ
Lookout Mtn Circumference Trail #308Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 23 2020
Nate_F
Hiking2.68 Miles 416 AEG
Hiking2.68 Miles   1 Hour   2 Mns   2.68 mph
416 ft AEG      2 Mns Break
 
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Haven't been hiking much this summer due to the heat and everything else, but it was good to get out this morning. The usual crowds on the trails today, which isn't too bad. Everybody said hello and followed etiquette, so there's that.
Weather conditions were 90 degrees and 62 dew point. Muggy. Saw a bit of haze especially off to the east. Smoke I'm guessing. :(
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Jul 26 2020
Nate_F
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 Routes 171
 Photos 979
 Triplogs 83

48 male
 Joined May 26 2017
 Phoenix, AZ
Lookout Mountain 0726, AZ 
Lookout Mountain 0726, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jul 26 2020
Nate_F
Hiking2.43 Miles 688 AEG
Hiking2.43 Miles   1 Hour   24 Mns   1.94 mph
688 ft AEG      9 Mns Break
 
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First time out hiking in a couple weeks. Very warm and muggy this morning which makes an otherwise easy hike difficult. Finished by 8:30 and it was 93 and 60 dew point. Still somewhat busy here considering the time of year.
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May 10 2020
Nate_F
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 Photos 979
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48 male
 Joined May 26 2017
 Phoenix, AZ
Another Mystery, AZ 
Another Mystery, AZ
 
Hiking avatar May 10 2020
Nate_F
Hiking4.68 Miles 992 AEG
Hiking4.68 Miles   2 Hrs   4 Mns   2.36 mph
992 ft AEG      5 Mns Break
 
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It was a beautiful morning for a stroll in the Preserve; it's easy because it's close to home and I wanted a short hike before it got too hot. Well, it was quite a surprise when I heard thunder and it started to rain on me! :o It rained pretty good for maybe half an hour then on and off the rest of the hike. With some nice breezes. In May! The smell of wet creosote was so strong and pleasant. I loved it!
This hike was a variation of the North Phoenix Preserve Mystery Loop that visits a couple peaks, a ridgeline, parts of trail 100, 1A, and the VOAZ Loop. It goes through quieter areas of the Preserve. I started from the cul-de-sac off Dunlap.
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The Saguaros were getting their crown of flowers on top pretty good now. Lots of bees buzzing around.
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May 03 2020
Nate_F
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48 male
 Joined May 26 2017
 Phoenix, AZ
Red Mountain Trail #159Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar May 03 2020
Nate_F
Hiking3.09 Miles 534 AEG
Hiking3.09 Miles   2 Hrs   12 Mns   1.53 mph
534 ft AEG      11 Mns Break
 
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Beautiful little hike North of Flag in the cool breezes. Nice getaway from the Phoenix heat and to check out pretty rock formations amidst the pines. Check out the black lava flows as they form steep hillsides and fun hoodoos to climb. The crowds began appearing as we were leaving, however. Even way up here, it's difficult to avoid groups of people. Still a fun hike.
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Mar 29 2020
Nate_F
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48 male
 Joined May 26 2017
 Phoenix, AZ
Governors PeakPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 29 2020
Nate_F
Hiking6.56 Miles 1,986 AEG
Hiking6.56 Miles   4 Hrs   49 Mns   1.56 mph
1,986 ft AEG      37 Mns Break
 
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caragruey
Quick hike up Governor's Peak today for some exercise and social distance, loved it!!
Never been here before and I was glad there wasn't many people on this trail. It's beautiful out here and the terrain and flora were spectacular! A little bit warm, but not horrible. The only problem was the crowds of people going to the lake and riding their cycles/OHV's out on the road. Very dusty and noisy as you get closer to the road. This hike would be better on a cooler day during the week. Still, a nice place and a nice day! :)
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Mar 15 2020
Nate_F
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 Photos 979
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48 male
 Joined May 26 2017
 Phoenix, AZ
Mesquite Willow Loop - White TanksPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 15 2020
Nate_F
Hiking8.59 Miles 1,548 AEG
Hiking8.59 Miles   3 Hrs   55 Mns   2.29 mph
1,548 ft AEG      10 Mns Break
 
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My first time hiking out in the White Tanks! I'm a native, but never found my way out here for one reason or another. :o
So I dipped my toes in the pool by doing this shorter loop hike. There were plenty of pools to dip your feet in by the way! I really loved the spring on the Willow Trail! Saw a rattler hiding in a bush near the Mesquite and Willow junction.
I hiked the loop clockwise by doing Mesquite first. Mesquite Canyon seemed boring to me, but Ford Canyon and Willow were much prettier! Good hike and I'll come back and do other trails in the area! Maybe the Summit!
PS: So many people when I got back to my car at Noon. Everybody here to watch the waterfall! Go early and avoid the crowds! ](*,)
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Kind of disappointed by the weak amount of flowers. Some poppies, brittlebush, lupine, and mallow, but very sparse.

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Feb 29 2020
Nate_F
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 Routes 171
 Photos 979
 Triplogs 83

48 male
 Joined May 26 2017
 Phoenix, AZ
Saddle Mountain - TonopahSouthwest, AZ
Southwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 29 2020
Nate_F
Hiking4.48 Miles 2,316 AEG
Hiking4.48 Miles   5 Hrs   40 Mns   1.05 mph
2,316 ft AEG   1 Hour   24 Mns Break
 
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caragruey
Beautiful day out hiking in the Saddle Mountains! Tough hike, but doable. I compare it to Picket Post and Picacho combined, with a little Vulture Peak thrown in. Thought I'd get this one in before it got hotter than Hell out here. More to explore in the area!
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Feb 15 2020
Nate_F
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 Routes 171
 Photos 979
 Triplogs 83

48 male
 Joined May 26 2017
 Phoenix, AZ
Battleship Mountain - SuperstitionsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 15 2020
Nate_F
Hiking11.80 Miles 2,100 AEG
Hiking11.80 Miles
2,100 ft AEG
 
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Fun day in the Superstition Wilderness climbing Battleship!Epic! :D
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Feb 09 2020
Nate_F
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 Routes 171
 Photos 979
 Triplogs 83

48 male
 Joined May 26 2017
 Phoenix, AZ
Mohave RidgelinePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 09 2020
Nate_F
Hiking2.19 Miles 763 AEG
Hiking2.19 Miles   1 Hour   28 Mns   1.78 mph
763 ft AEG      14 Mns Break
 
1st trip
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Good, short, Sunday hike near Piestawa/Squaw Peak! I said near, not on actual summit trail :lol: . I found an alternative ridgeline to walk, from Ruth Hamilton to Mohave, and made a loop out of it. Thanks BlackToes for the track! It was a good up and down climb with some different views. Construction on the Mohave Parking area is coming along nicely as they continue working their way through the park making improvements. Great day! :)
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Jan 25 2020
Nate_F
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 Routes 171
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48 male
 Joined May 26 2017
 Phoenix, AZ
Eagletail Arch and Glyph, AZ 
Eagletail Arch and Glyph, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 25 2020
Nate_F
Hiking10.65 Miles 859 AEG
Hiking10.65 Miles   5 Hrs   16 Mns   2.07 mph
859 ft AEG      8 Mns Break
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caragruey
Beautiful part of the state to explore! So much to see and solitude! The mountains out here are quite unique and rival the Superstitions in majesty. Arches, glyphs, strange peaks and pinnacles, what more can you ask for? I'll be coming back here for sure! :)
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Jan 05 2020
Nate_F
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48 male
 Joined May 26 2017
 Phoenix, AZ
Superstition Peak 5057 via HieroPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 05 2020
Nate_F
Hiking7.52 Miles 3,229 AEG
Hiking7.52 Miles   6 Hrs   10 Mns   1.46 mph
3,229 ft AEG   1 Hour   1 Min Break15 LBS Pack
 
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Yay! Finally conquered Superstition Peak (AKA PK 5057). Took the Hieroglyphics trail to the ridgeline, then followed the ridge to the summit. Started about 8:00 am and not very busy on the trail. When we got back later in the day, very busy! Of course, not many ventured to the ridgeline, and I only saw one person between there and the peak. Had the summit all to myself; I signed the register, took some pics, and headed down. The hillsides were green, and the water was flowing at a few spots. I even found some snow near the top! Beautiful day for a hike like this! :y:

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Flowing nicely.
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Dec 22 2019
Nate_F
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48 male
 Joined May 26 2017
 Phoenix, AZ
North Phoenix Preserve Mystery LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 22 2019
Nate_F
Hiking5.34 Miles 978 AEG
Hiking5.34 Miles   2 Hrs   20 Mns   2.45 mph
978 ft AEG      9 Mns Break
 
1st trip
Hit the Preserve for some exercise today. Parked at the 40th st trailhead as it's close to my house. I have done pretty much everything in this area, or so I thought. So it's fun to find new paths to travel. This whole route pretty much avoids the crowds at Piestawa, Dreamy Draw, and 2-Bit, so that's good for solitude. I tried to follow the official route as best I could, but still missed a few turns here and there. Hard to get lost out here, but easy to get confused :doh: Fun little hike in the heart of the Preserve! :)
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Dec 07 2019
Nate_F
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48 male
 Joined May 26 2017
 Phoenix, AZ
Lookout Mountain Summit Trail #150Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 07 2019
Nate_F
Hiking2.83 Miles 879 AEG
Hiking2.83 Miles   1 Hour   18 Mns   2.29 mph
879 ft AEG      4 Mns Break
 
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Headed out to Lookout Mt. today to hike off some stress from the workweek. This is my "home base" and still one of my favorite local hikes. Managed to hit all 5 peaks in the range and keep the blood pumping and lungs going at a good rate.
Perfect weather today being overcast and cool; recent rains also turned the mountain green again!
When I scrambled up the Western peak, i watched a young man 10-12 years old, maybe, free-climbing :o up the Western side (vertical) till he hit the peak, and back down vertical rock on the other side! He said hello and then back down a wall. Amazing! :app: He must've watched Free Solo and got inspired.
Reminds me of me at that age. Except not quite that crazy! Afterwards, professional climbers headed up the side of the deadwall to start climbing! Fun Day and lotsa climbing goin on at Lookout today! :)
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