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May 10 2020
Nate_F
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 Routes 143
 Photos 921
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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 921
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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 143
 Photos 921
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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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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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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
 
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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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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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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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 Photos 921
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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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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
 
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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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Nov 04 2019
Nate_F
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48 male
 Joined May 26 2017
 Phoenix, AZ
Lost Wall Loop - McDowell MountainsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 04 2019
Nate_F
Hiking5.10 Miles 1,667 AEG
Hiking5.10 Miles   2 Hrs   47 Mns   2.04 mph
1,667 ft AEG      17 Mns Break
 
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Had a rare weekday off so I headed to Tom's Thumb Trailhead. I have hiked to Tom's Thumb many a time, but never from the North side. So that is what I did. 7:00 am parking lot not busy, I made my way up Tom's Thumb Trail a short distance until I reached the junction for the climber's trails. I continued West and made my way up the mountain; very scenic and quiet this way. Lots of cool rock formations and a cool ridgeline to walk on. You can see Tom's Thumb from a different perspective this way. I made a visit to the Ogre's Den (what's left of it) before visiting the Thumb. Finally, I visited The Lookout for a break and some views. Call me crazy, but I like The Lookout better than the Thumb. I finished the loop taking the regular trail back down. Much more crowded now. One day I will combine Lost Wall Loop and Hog Heaven to make the Ultimate Hog! :lol:
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Oct 27 2019
Nate_F
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48 male
 Joined May 26 2017
 Phoenix, AZ
Gavilan PeakPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 27 2019
Nate_F
Hiking0.81 Miles 787 AEG
Hiking0.81 Miles   2 Hrs   14 Mns   0.44 mph
787 ft AEG      23 Mns Break
 
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Finally made it to Gavilan Peak, and another great hike North of town! :y:
I brought a few friends to join in on the fun and this mountain didn't disappoint!
The trail is pretty good to follow in most places and straight up the whole way. Once you get to the ridge, you have two options. Climb the class 3 and 4(mostly 4) rock in front of you, or go around the North scree slope. I chose the climb going up and the north slope going down. I think that was the smart way to go. There are scary spots with the climb; :scared: just take your time and you'll be fine. The rock is pretty solid. The views from the top were amazing and there is a summit register at the top. Someone please bring a pen or pencil as I broke the pen signing in ](*,) . Must've gotten brittle in the sun. This hike was short but sweet! :)
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Oct 27 2019
Nate_F
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48 male
 Joined May 26 2017
 Phoenix, AZ
Indian Mesa RuinsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 27 2019
Nate_F
Hiking6.69 Miles 871 AEG
Hiking6.69 Miles   3 Hrs   46 Mns   1.88 mph
871 ft AEG      12 Mns Break
 
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Beautiful ruins in the New River/Lake Pleasant area! Took the long way to the ruins which involved hiking through a wash and on some dirt roads. Nice scenery that definitely does not look like Phoenix! Saw plenty of donkeys, cows, cowboys, and other wildlife. Very much had a ranch-like feel to it. The surrounding mountains were pretty and the ruins at the end were something special. Very satisfying hike!
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Oct 19 2019
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48 male
 Joined May 26 2017
 Phoenix, AZ
See Canyon Trail #184Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 19 2019
Nate_F
Hiking6.90 Miles 1,874 AEG
Hiking6.90 Miles
1,874 ft AEG
 
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Fall foliage outing with a group of friends at See Canyon, Payson. Beautiful hike with a lot of fall colors throughout. Deep reds, oranges, and bright golden yellows abound. Crisp, cool morning, you can't ask for a better day than this! Loved it!
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Oct 09 2019
Nate_F
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 Routes 143
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48 male
 Joined May 26 2017
 Phoenix, AZ
Woodson Mountain - West Approach TrailSan Diego, CA
San Diego, CA
Hiking avatar Oct 09 2019
Nate_F
Hiking7.53 Miles 2,204 AEG
Hiking7.53 Miles
2,204 ft AEG
 
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Was out visiting family in SD and decided to check out Potato Chip Rock and Mt Woodson in Poway CA!
I went on a weekday because I heard it was very busy on weekends; takes up to 30 minutes to get a picture of yourself on "The Rock". Luckily, I didn't have to wait and a nice stranger took my picture! :)
The trail starts along a pretty lake and then goes uphill the rest of the way. Pretty views and you can even see the Pacific Ocean from the top! :)
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Sep 22 2019
Nate_F
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 Routes 143
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48 male
 Joined May 26 2017
 Phoenix, AZ
Bear Mountain Trail #54Sedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 22 2019
Nate_F
Hiking5.00 Miles 2,100 AEG
Hiking5.00 Miles
2,100 ft AEG
 
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Beautiful hike in Sedona! Still pretty warm; I'll come back another time and explore more. So much to see!
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Sep 14 2019
Nate_F
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48 male
 Joined May 26 2017
 Phoenix, AZ
O'Leary PeakFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 14 2019
Nate_F
Hiking9.70 Miles 1,996 AEG
Hiking9.70 Miles   5 Hrs   33 Mns   2.09 mph
1,996 ft AEG      55 Mns Break
 
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First time hiking this trail today; I loved it! Trying to get in any last hikes in the Northern Country before it cools off and desert hiking picks back up. For a road hike, this one is not bad, just some parts were like walking on the beach. The crushed lava rock had a very sandy and slow consistency. The views were breathtaking, especially from the top! We were able to go inside the lookout tower with permission from Pam, the lookout stationed there. Was able to walk around the tower and get good photos in all directions. Very beautiful. Awesome views of Sunset Crater and the San Francisco Peaks! Very volcanic scenery was a wonderful change of pace! :)
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Aug 11 2019
Nate_F
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48 male
 Joined May 26 2017
 Phoenix, AZ
Marcus Landslide Trail - MSPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 11 2019
Nate_F
Hiking4.45 Miles 663 AEG
Hiking4.45 Miles   1 Hour   50 Mns   2.54 mph
663 ft AEG      5 Mns Break
 
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Warm day so I opted for a bit easier hike to enjoy my Sunday. I had been to Tom's Thumb Trailhead numerous times but never did the Marcus Landslide Trail, so that is what I did. At a little over 4 miles and not much elevation, it was not too bad. I got to actually almost break out into a sprint in some sections. :sweat:
There were awesome looking rock formations the whole way as well as signs for your education of the landslide. This is a good trail for families to go on. I'm sure it gets busy in the Winter; I didn't see more than 2 people today. Most hikers go to The Thumb instead. By the time I finished, the temp was 91 degrees and 61 dew point. Little muggy. Fun trail, but this isn't the only place in the park for cool rocks! :)
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Jul 20 2019
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48 male
 Joined May 26 2017
 Phoenix, AZ
Mogollon Rim Vista LoopPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 20 2019
Nate_F
Hiking12.57 Miles 1,601 AEG
Hiking12.57 Miles   6 Hrs   55 Mns   2.10 mph
1,601 ft AEG      55 Mns Break
 
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Beautiful hike along the rim today with a group of friends. :) I had never hiked this loop before; thought I would get out of the heat down in Phoenix and hike in the Payson area. But it was pretty hot here as well with quite a bit of sun exposure on the last half of the hike. Pretty views from the top, however, made the trip worthwhile. Next time I think I'll wait until cooler weather to attempt this one again. All in all a great day, just too hot. :sweat:
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