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Sep 05 2004
te_wa
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49 male
 Joined Aug 22 2003
 Mesa
Sycamore Canyon Trail #40Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 05 2004
te_wa
Hiking5.80 Miles 500 AEG
Hiking5.80 Miles
500 ft AEG
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1st trip
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Felecia my wife, and I hiked this one to the area Lizard called a campsite up on an outcrop,which did by the way have a pretty good feel to it. Now this may seem like a very short hike of about 1 mile, but I'll tell you this... I have never in my 26 years in AZ been attacked by so many mosquitoes! I had no Idea they were out in such force, we were confined to our tent from 2pm till the next morning, other than that it is a wonderful area and very scenic. Saw 5-6 dayhikers and no other overnighters. I will certainly find a way to go back, maybe in March or April when I can hike the entire trail, Im sure it holds treasures of all kinds
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Apr 19 2004
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49 male
 Joined Aug 22 2003
 Mesa
Brown's PeakPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 19 2004
te_wa
Hiking4.80 Miles 1,957 AEG
Hiking4.80 Miles   5 Hrs      0.96 mph
1,957 ft AEG
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Aaron (AK) accompanied me on this trek to the Four Peaks. The top of Browns was windy as usual, my guess is temps in mid 60's. Hung out for an hour and signed the very full trip log. No others on the trail, except one very nimble doe deer. Spent some time after the hike exploring the Mud Spring campsite area, looks like a nice place for a maximum of 6.
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Mar 28 2004
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49 male
 Joined Aug 22 2003
 Mesa
Haunted Canyon #203Globe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Backpack avatar Mar 28 2004
te_wa
Backpack6.80 Miles 1,766 AEG
Backpack6.80 Miles   2 Hrs   8 Mns   3.19 mph
1,766 ft AEG
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one more time to Tony cabin and beyond. Nice day for a backpack, water all over the place. Temps fell a bit low for my 35 bag, ended up shivering just before dawn. Looked into the trail that continues beyond Tony ranch and seems that it could make some great loop options. Have to check that out someday. Overall a great weekender, made it out in breakneck fashion. My total overnight pack weight was a mere 16 lbs. Hike from Tony Cabin to lower T.H. was less than 2hrs. 10min.
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Mar 07 2004
te_wa
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 Triplogs 335

49 male
 Joined Aug 22 2003
 Mesa
Barnhardt Trail #43Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 07 2004
te_wa
Hiking15.00 Miles 1,912 AEG
Hiking15.00 Miles2 Days         
1,912 ft AEG
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fantabulistic hike, complete with snow fed waterfalls flowing at 75 gals a minute! This day Shi and MikeinFHAZ hauled out for a trip to Chilson, but never made it that far, due to backtracking twice and stopping at a site with room for 3 tents. The snow should feed the 8 flowing drainages we crossed for no more than a week. Get out there while you can!
A note to all you Superstitions fans: the Mazatzals offer much of what you love about the Supes but without the "bipedal freeway". The Barnhard trail offers much more than say the Reavis Ranch trail. Cant believe we were all alone (together :lol: ) out there. By far one of the best hikes Ive done this year.
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Jan 19 2004
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49 male
 Joined Aug 22 2003
 Mesa
Hellsgate 37 ( North ) to Tonto CreekPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Backpack avatar Jan 19 2004
te_wa
Backpack9.50 Miles 3,720 AEG
Backpack9.50 Miles2 Days         
3,720 ft AEG
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one down, 100 to go... this is one hike I could do again, very scenic and sublime. Gotta love Arizona for backpacking in January, all the company was great and I'd hike with these guys anyday. I only caught 6 trout but they were all too big for my 9" fry pan. Of course to not hurt anyones pride I kept this info to myself :lol: Thanks, Pete Aaron Brad Mike and Tim
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Jan 01 2004
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49 male
 Joined Aug 22 2003
 Mesa
Reavis Ranch via 109 NorthGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Backpack avatar Jan 01 2004
te_wa
Backpack19.80 Miles 2,040 AEG
Backpack19.80 Miles   3 Hrs   10 Mns   6.25 mph
2,040 ft AEG
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so when we unknowingly passed the obvious Reavis Falls trail, which was marked with 2 cairns, we didnt feel like turning around so kept on truckin to the Ranch. Davis2001r6, AZBrad123, MikeinFHAZ, and Dario left for the hike at 10 am and arrived down at the ranch site at 1 o'clock. Creek water was flowing, the clouds were spitting small hail drops, and night temps fell into the low 30's. Overall a great group again, and a nice hike to take. The falls will have to wait my arrival on a future date. I heard some negative descriptions of this area, but have to disagree with them, this hike had very nice views, even with the winter season and bare trees. I could only beg to see this hike in the spring. Im sure we'll be back!
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Nov 22 2003
te_wa
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49 male
 Joined Aug 22 2003
 Mesa
Haunted Canyon #203Globe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Backpack avatar Nov 22 2003
te_wa
Backpack5.50 Miles 1,766 AEG
Backpack5.50 Miles   3 Hrs   30 Mns   1.57 mph
1,766 ft AEG
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8 of us took the old mine roads down to the lower trail on Sat. morning. The drive alone is interesting enough. We departed onto the trail at about 10 am and what a great day for a hike! I had not realized that the Supes could have such variety, Im going to do more hikes there in the future... I would recommend this and other hikes like it to backpackers of all skill levels. The trail descriptions lead one to believe that it follows the creek the whole way, at least that was my understanding, but in fact the old road takes you to the original trailhead in over a mile, then the trail soon climbs up and over a ridge, then back down to great shade and ground cover as well. As far as hiking near water, I think maybe the first creek crossing is the only available source.(until Tony cabin spring) Once the trail climbs high onto a ridge again, there are great photo spots looking down into the canyon! I spied 3 lonely saguaros up high on a hill, some very cool looking rainfall in the distance too. The trail then decends back into the canyon down a small scree shoot, and follows the creek (dry) crossing it many times. Follow the creek south to get at the Cabin and Spring. When we arrived at the spring, we were suprised to be all alone on such a nice Saturday at this beautiful "resort"! Nightime temps fell into the mid 40's, unusually warm due to cloud cover. the only thing that would have made this overnite trip even more enjoyable would have to be signs of wildlife. I saw none :cry: Over all, I would list this place, at this time, with these companions, at least in the top 5 of all my trips.
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Nov 18 2003
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49 male
 Joined Aug 22 2003
 Mesa
Brown's PeakPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 18 2003
te_wa
Hiking4.00 Miles 1,957 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles   2 Hrs   20 Mns   1.71 mph
1,957 ft AEG
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I arrived at the lone pine t.h. at 2 pm, decided to hike the peak till sunset. What a good hike indeed, I only wish I would have done it earlier. Seems rated a tad high on difficulty.. seeing that I have no experience climbing rocks like the ones in the "shute". After all, this was a very easy summit considering the short trail and little elevation gains. It was especially nice today since I passed two guys coming out (seperately) and turns out Im the only one on top! Very cool. The most interesting view was a toss up between the Snow covering on Humphreys Peak, and the very small and distant Fountain (Fountain hills is my home, see.)
Nice views of Squaw Peak (no, not all 6 of them), Red Mtn. and the Verde river, too. A cool 64 degrees topped off the trip, and I would really like to go again. Special thanks to The Forest Service for clearing the trail today. I only rated this a 4 out of 5 because it is a day hike only. I prefer backpacking overnight, so Im biased to summits with camping potential. OK I'll give it a 4.5 geez.
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average hiking speed 1.42 mph
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