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Aug 02 2022
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56 male
 Joined Oct 07 2017
 Chandler, AZ
Salida Gulch - Long LoopPrescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 02 2022
Yoder
Hiking7.20 Miles 800 AEG
Hiking7.20 Miles   2 Hrs   47 Mns   2.79 mph
800 ft AEG      12 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
 no routes
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We thought we would head north for a hike. We combined Salida Gulch - Long Loop and Lynx Recreation Trail #311 for a 7.2 mile loop. Trails were OK. Official Route for Salida Gulch appears to be dated. 2.8 miles into the trail the Offical Route seems to veer off into a wash. Don't go that way, but stay on the main trail (Trail #95) and continue to follow it. It will eventually come back to the GPS Official GPS trail. The Alternate route from gegstewart1952 has the most recent version of this track, so I recommend you downloading that track and using it instead.
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May 12 2022
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56 male
 Joined Oct 07 2017
 Chandler, AZ
Twin Sisters via Continental Divide TrailSouthwest, NM
Southwest, NM
Hiking avatar May 12 2022
Yoder
Hiking4.55 Miles 2,000 AEG
Hiking4.55 Miles
2,000 ft AEG10 LBS Pack
 
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Roadtrip Day 11

Last trail before heading back to home.
This hike was nice and close to Silver City so we thought we would check it out. This is a nice forest hike with great view at the end.
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May 11 2022
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56 male
 Joined Oct 07 2017
 Chandler, AZ
Rock Creek Trail - Canyons of the Ancients NMSouthwest, CO
Southwest, CO
Hiking avatar May 11 2022
Yoder
Hiking7.20 Miles 710 AEG
Hiking7.20 Miles   4 Hrs   47 Mns   1.65 mph
710 ft AEG      25 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
 
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Linked none no linked trail guides
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Roadtrip Day 7
This hike is up the west fork of rock creek. The trail is easy to follow and since there are mountains on both the east and west it gets more shade than most of the other hikes in this area. We didn't notice any Indian ruins which was surprising, since the other hikes in the area have lots. However their does seem to be a bit more of wildflowers on this hike than the others.

Not a bad hike, but I would recommend doing the Sand Trail and the East Rock Creek hikes before doing this one since they have ruins, and have some nicer views of the area.
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Wildflowers Observation Light
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J. Yoder
May 10 2022
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56 male
 Joined Oct 07 2017
 Chandler, AZ
Gila Cliff DwellingsSouthwest, NM
Southwest, NM
Hiking avatar May 10 2022
Yoder
Hiking1.00 Miles 259 AEG
Hiking1.00 Miles      43 Mns   1.40 mph
259 ft AEG   1 Hour   10 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Road Trip Day 9
We had a long day's drive and decided to check this out. Didn't realize the 35 mile drive would take near two hours one way to get to the hike (Mountain roads). Anyhow the ruins were nice.
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May 09 2022
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56 male
 Joined Oct 07 2017
 Chandler, AZ
Petroglyph Point TrailSouthwest, CO
Southwest, CO
Hiking avatar May 09 2022
Yoder
Hiking3.00 Miles 600 AEG
Hiking3.00 Miles   1 Hour   22 Mns   2.50 mph
600 ft AEG      10 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
 
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Road Trip Day 7

This is a reasonable trail with a couple of ruins. The petroglyph rock is quite nice
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May 07 2022
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56 male
 Joined Oct 07 2017
 Chandler, AZ
Butler Wash RuinsSoutheast, UT
Southeast, UT
Hiking avatar May 07 2022
Yoder
Hiking1.00 Miles 200 AEG
Hiking1.00 Miles      30 Mns   2.73 mph
200 ft AEG      8 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
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Road Trip Day 6 - Ruins Tour

This is hike to a viewpoint. Some very interesting ruins across the wash. Best to bring some binoculars for viewing these. This is also just down the road from a couple of other ruins you can hike to (Target & Ballroom Ruins)
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May 07 2022
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56 male
 Joined Oct 07 2017
 Chandler, AZ
Target & Ballroom Cave RuinsSoutheast, UT
Southeast, UT
Hiking avatar May 07 2022
Yoder
Hiking3.20 Miles 400 AEG
Hiking3.20 Miles   1 Hour   53 Mns   2.59 mph
400 ft AEG      39 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
 
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Road Trip Day 6 - Ruins Tour

The Target Ruins and Ballroom Ruins can be done at the same time, They are quite interesting ruins. Target Ruins has ruins on both the east and west side of the canyon, although the east side is most interesting. Also below the east ruins you will find petroglyphs. Look to the ceiling above the structures on the east ruin, and you will see a hand print that someone must have left as they abandoned the ruins.

Ballroom Ruins is in a really large cave opening, there is a East and West side of the cave also that has ruins along with figures and hand images on the east side.

I will post the GPS track for these ruins.
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May 06 2022
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56 male
 Joined Oct 07 2017
 Chandler, AZ
Grand Gulch from Collins Spring THSoutheast, UT
Southeast, UT
Hiking avatar May 06 2022
Yoder
Hiking12.90 Miles 1,320 AEG
Hiking12.90 Miles   5 Hrs   22 Mns   2.86 mph
1,320 ft AEG      51 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Road Trip Day 5 - Bannister House Ruins

We wanted to check out the Bannister House Ruins. They were quite nice to view. We also noted a small ruin on the way to the Bannister house (see photos). A trip well worth the effort.
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May 05 2022
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56 male
 Joined Oct 07 2017
 Chandler, AZ
Sphinx Rock Ruins/Uppermost White CanyonSoutheast, UT
Southeast, UT
Hiking avatar May 05 2022
Yoder
Hiking9.90 Miles 1,106 AEG
Hiking9.90 Miles   3 Hrs   43 Mns   3.09 mph
1,106 ft AEG      31 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Road Trip Day 4 White Canyon

There is a real good write up on this hike , describing much of the ruins:
https://www.gjhikes.com/2020/11/white-canyon.html

This is in the Natural Bridges National Monument, but you won't get any information on this hike from the rangers since these ruins are not published, and they can't adequately protect them.

We had gotten up about 1am to take Milky Way photos at Owachomo bridge, so we were a bit tired on this hike, as a result we didn't get to the Sphinx Rock Ruins.

None the less the hike is great and the ruins are fantastic.

NOTE: Many of the GPS coded photos have issues with the GPS coordinates, this seems to be due to the canyons blocking reception for the camera.
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May 04 2022
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56 male
 Joined Oct 07 2017
 Chandler, AZ
Sipapu BridgeSoutheast, UT
Southeast, UT
Hiking avatar May 04 2022
Yoder
Hiking2.30 Miles 600 AEG
Hiking2.30 Miles   1 Hour   8 Mns   2.42 mph
600 ft AEG      11 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Road Trip Day 3 - Natural Bridges National Monument
Today we visit each of the bridges in the Monument:
  • Sipapu Bridge = 2.3 miles round trip
  • Kachina Bridge = 3.1 miles round trip
  • Owachomo Bridge = 1.0 miles round trip
Each bridge has it's own appeal, Sipapu bridge is the largest, Kachina Bridge has unpublished ruins right next to it, and Owachomo bridge has great prospects for a night photo with the milky way.

NOTE: Although the photos have GPS coordinates associated with them, I noticed some are displaying incorrect GPS coordinates. This is likely due to poor reception in these canyons.
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May 04 2022
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56 male
 Joined Oct 07 2017
 Chandler, AZ
Kachina Bridge OverlookSoutheast, UT
Southeast, UT
Hiking avatar May 04 2022
Yoder
Hiking3.10 Miles 20 AEG
Hiking3.10 Miles   1 Hour   6 Mns   3.21 mph
20 ft AEG      8 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Road Trip Day 3 - Natural Bridges National Monument
Today we visit each of the bridges in the Monument:
  • Sipapu Bridge = 2.3 miles round trip
  • Kachina Bridge = 3.1 miles round trip
  • Owachomo Bridge = 1.0 miles round trip
Each bridge has it's own appeal, Sipapu bridge is the largest, Kachina Bridge has unpublished ruins right next to it, and Owachomo bridge has great prospects for a night photo with the milky way.

NOTE: Although the photos have GPS coordinates associated with them, I noticed some are displaying incorrect GPS coordinates. This is likely due to poor reception in these canyons.
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May 04 2022
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56 male
 Joined Oct 07 2017
 Chandler, AZ
Owachomo BridgeSoutheast, UT
Southeast, UT
Hiking avatar May 04 2022
Yoder
Hiking1.00 Miles 350 AEG
Hiking1.00 Miles      33 Mns   2.14 mph
350 ft AEG      5 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Road Trip Day 3 - Natural Bridges National Monument
Today we visit each of the bridges in the Monument:
  • Sipapu Bridge = 2.3 miles round trip
  • Kachina Bridge = 3.1 miles round trip
  • Owachomo Bridge = 1.0 miles round trip
Each bridge has it's own appeal, Sipapu bridge is the largest, Kachina Bridge has unpublished ruins right next to it, and Owachomo bridge has great prospects for a night photo with the milky way.

We came back to Owachomo Bridge the next morning for the milky way photos

NOTE: Although the photos have GPS coordinates associated with them, I noticed some are displaying incorrect GPS coordinates. This is likely due to poor reception in these canyons.
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May 03 2022
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 Photos 2,343
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56 male
 Joined Oct 07 2017
 Chandler, AZ
Sycamore Canyon Rim LoopFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar May 03 2022
Yoder
Hiking11.60 Miles 1,470 AEG
Hiking11.60 Miles   4 Hrs   31 Mns   2.85 mph
1,470 ft AEG      27 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
 no routes
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Road Trip Day 2

Second day in Flagstaff area. We hadn't done this hike yet. It was pretty enjoyable with a few good views. Saw a Gophersnake, Wild Turkey and Turkey Vulture. Hike was pretty much as described and easy to follow.
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Wildflowers Observation Isolated
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May 02 2022
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56 male
 Joined Oct 07 2017
 Chandler, AZ
Boynton Canyon Trail #47Sedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar May 02 2022
Yoder
Hiking9.20 Miles 1,520 AEG
Hiking9.20 Miles   4 Hrs   11 Mns   2.54 mph
1,520 ft AEG      34 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Road Trip: Day 1
We decided two check out this hike. Didn't like the fact that the first mile or so was in the "back yard" of a resort. Overall the hike was pleasant enough. Seems like most folks were going to or looking for the "Subway hike". We decided to go check that out. It is an interesting rock formation, but with to many folks clambering around to want to actually go up to it. However, around the corner and back in the canyon there are remains of some ruins (really just a couple of partial walls - see photos).
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Apr 22 2022
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56 male
 Joined Oct 07 2017
 Chandler, AZ
Goldfield Ovens LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 22 2022
Yoder
Hiking7.60 Miles 850 AEG
Hiking7.60 Miles   2 Hrs   55 Mns   2.76 mph
850 ft AEG      10 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
This hike spends a high percentage of the time hiking in washes in sand. Does have some nice views about mid-way through the hike. Not sure I'll do this one again.
Flora
Flora [ checklist ]
[ checklist ] Saguaro
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J. Yoder
Apr 20 2022
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56 male
 Joined Oct 07 2017
 Chandler, AZ
Sunset Vista Trail - Picacho PeakTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 20 2022
Yoder
Hiking6.40 Miles 2,050 AEG
Hiking6.40 Miles   3 Hrs   18 Mns   2.34 mph
2,050 ft AEG      34 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
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Linked none no linked trail guides
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This was a pretty enjoyable hike I expect this trail gets a lot less traffic than the one Hunter trail. It's a bit longer but a better view in the back of this mountain.
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Apr 12 2022
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 Joined Oct 07 2017
 Chandler, AZ
Bronco Trail #245Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 12 2022
Yoder
Hiking10.10 Miles 2,000 AEG
Hiking10.10 Miles   4 Hrs   21 Mns   2.57 mph
2,000 ft AEG      25 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
 no routes
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Linked linked
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There are a number of trails in the Seven Springs area that we have not yet hiked, One of the reasons for this is because it is difficult to piece together a loop that is within the 10 mile range. We decided we would just go on Bronco Trail #245 and up Trail #247 until we were ready to turn back. We decided to turn back at just about 5 miles in the hike to make 10 mile hike by the time we got back to the trailhead.

Weather turned out to be just about right, and there were various wild flowers here and there throughout the hike. It was a good day, didn't run into anyone else the whole time.
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Wildflowers Observation Isolated
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Apr 11 2022
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56 male
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 Chandler, AZ
High Ridge LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 11 2022
Yoder
Hiking4.10 Miles 760 AEG
Hiking4.10 Miles   1 Hour   58 Mns   2.65 mph
760 ft AEG      25 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
 no routes
1st trip
Linked linked
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We decided to do a short night hike and figured this would be a good one since this trail system is extensively utilized by bikers. Arrived about 1:30am. Need to start paying particular attention to the trail now that it's warming up; don't want to step on any rattlesnakes! It seems it was cool enough that there were none out this early in the morning.

Hike was quite nice, got some nice views a and took a couple of pictures. Finished up at about 3:30am and got home in time to start the day!
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Mar 31 2022
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56 male
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 Chandler, AZ
Turks Head - Peak 2822Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 31 2022
Yoder
Hiking5.90 Miles 964 AEG
Hiking5.90 Miles   2 Hrs   45 Mns   2.49 mph
964 ft AEG      23 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
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1st trip
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We decided to to this trail as a there-and-back; starting from the Hieroglyphics Trailhead just to the peak and back to the trailhead for a 5.9 mile round trip. Weather was perfect along the Lost Goldmine Trail #60. The trail leading to the peak was pretty straight forward. It appears there are a few different ways to the peak, just follow the cairns, and one of the cairn trails will get you there.

Views of the south, north, and west are fantastic from the peak. This peak is well worth the effort.
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Mar 27 2022
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 Chandler, AZ
Palo Verde Trail #512Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 27 2022
Yoder
Hiking7.30 Miles 1,200 AEG
Hiking7.30 Miles   3 Hrs   35 Mns   2.28 mph
1,200 ft AEG      23 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Hadn't done this hike for a while, and we had some friends in town looking for a reasonable hike. Typically we would avoid this hike on the weekend, but figured if we started at the break of dawn, we would avoid folks for at lease 1/2 of the hike.

Well, the water was quite low in Bartlett (50-70 feet below the high line?). Still the hike was nice, and surprisingly, we didn't run into anyone for most of the hike. I assume this is because the dock was closed, and so most folks went somewhere else.

We picked up quite a lot of trash in the last 1/2 mile of the hike. People just go out there with their 6pack and get drunk and leave bottles. I guess the world is their trash can.
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