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Aug 23 2009
te_wa
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49 male
 Joined Aug 22 2003
 Mesa
Cabin Loop - Mogollon RimPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Backpack avatar Aug 23 2009
te_wa
Backpack18.70 Miles 950 AEG
Backpack18.70 Miles   6 Hrs      3.12 mph
950 ft AEG
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did the loop with a stay at barbershop springs. great company!

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Aspen Spring Quart per minute Quart per minute
flowing as usual from the cliffside near aspen corral and cabin site

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Barbershop Spring Dripping Dripping
dripping clear into several small shallow pools

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Dane Spring Gallon + per minute Gallon + per minute
enough to water a group of 50
flowing about 4 gal per minute from the pipe
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Jul 25 2009
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49 male
 Joined Aug 22 2003
 Mesa
S. San Juan wilderness, CO 
S. San Juan wilderness, CO
 
Backpack avatar Jul 25 2009
te_wa
Backpack35.00 Miles 6,000 AEG
Backpack35.00 Miles   12 Hrs      2.92 mph
6,000 ft AEG
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spent 5 days in Colorado with some great company and hiked in real mountains, vast expansive beautiful mountains. trout in the streams hit hare's ear nymphs. caught 2 brookies and 4 cutthroats.
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Jul 12 2009
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49 male
 Joined Aug 22 2003
 Mesa
Bull Basin Trail #40 - KendrickFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Backpack avatar Jul 12 2009
te_wa
Backpack12.00 Miles 5,378 AEG
Backpack12.00 Miles   6 Hrs      2.00 mph
5,378 ft AEG
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used the Bull basin trail as a return leg for the pumkin trail loop. found that the spring just below the upper end of the trail was running slowly (pic in photoset) and a spring near the bottom was running also, clear and refreshing.
this would be a great workout as a dayhike and the stay overnight at the top required that we carry all our water (about 7L each, on average). Had I known that the upper spring was flowing and treatable, i could have carried only 1-2 liters.
everyone had a good time!
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Jun 28 2009
te_wa
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49 male
 Joined Aug 22 2003
 Mesa
Mount Baldy LoopAlpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Backpack avatar Jun 28 2009
te_wa
Backpack17.00 Miles 1,840 AEG
Backpack17.00 Miles   8 Hrs      2.13 mph
1,840 ft AEG
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a real nice treat, so green! and another great escape from the brick oven. the campsite we chose was one of the best ive seen.
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Jun 14 2009
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49 male
 Joined Aug 22 2003
 Mesa
Crest Trail #270 - Wilderness to Monte VistaTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Backpack avatar Jun 14 2009
te_wa
Backpack17.00 Miles 2,100 AEG
Backpack17.00 Miles   7 Hrs      2.43 mph
2,100 ft AEG
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started this backpack at Rustler Park t/h and hiked to the lookout tower on Monte Vista. nice area. Nick was right.

dry Anita Spring Dry Dry
DRY!! do not count on the usually "perennial" Anita spring to be useful. as of June 09 it was totally dry. Booger spring has reliable water.

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Booger Spring Dripping Dripping
the trough is full. clean, fiterable water.
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May 17 2009
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49 male
 Joined Aug 22 2003
 Mesa
See Canyon Trail #184Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Backpack avatar May 17 2009
te_wa
Backpack12.00 Miles 1,900 AEG
Backpack12.00 Miles   6 Hrs      2.00 mph
1,900 ft AEG
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aa7jc
BobP
made the trip from the bottom trailhead to Bear Canyon lake to camp and fish.
walking fr208 is about 2 miles from fr300 to the lake but its flat walking. the last 1/4 mile down to the lake is steep but short. many fishers out this weekend. after dusk we had the lake to ourselves and heard no noise from wildlife or Wildlife.
this was my son's first backpack.
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Apr 26 2009
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49 male
 Joined Aug 22 2003
 Mesa
Miller Creek Trail #28Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 26 2009
te_wa
Hiking20.00 Miles 7,645 AEG
Hiking20.00 Miles   7 Hrs      2.86 mph
7,645 ft AEG
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aa7jc
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up Miller creek trail to Manning Camp for the night, then down the ridge to the Turkey creek trail. walked the 2.5 miles back to the car also. this hike is a leg burning climb that relentlessly pushes upwards to the 8000' level.
I enjoyed Miller more than Turkey - mud spring was flowing slightly and deer head was bone dry. water was found at Manning and there are also some sort of canvas shelters equipped with thermarests and cots. fire rings, picnic tables and pit toilets... Free!
it was the most well equipped campsite id seen for backpackers. Ken invited us to stay in one of the canvas "qwanza huts" but i carried my hammock shelter all the way up there, i was gonna sleep in it! (and I did) ;)
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Apr 12 2009
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 Joined Aug 22 2003
 Mesa
Parsons Trail #144Prescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Backpack avatar Apr 12 2009
te_wa
Backpack7.40 Miles 180 AEG
Backpack7.40 Miles
180 ft AEG
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this was organized as the "AZ Hang" @ the hammockforums and we went in about to the origins of the spring (as camping is prohibited below the 3.7 mile mark).
great weather for camping... snow, then rain, then sunshine.
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Mar 28 2009
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 Joined Aug 22 2003
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North Fork Falls of Deadman CanyonPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Canyoneering avatar Mar 28 2009
te_wa
Canyoneering17.00 Miles 3,000 AEG
Canyoneering17.00 Miles   10 Hrs      1.70 mph
3,000 ft AEG
Basic Canyoneering - Scrambling; easy climbing/downclimbing; frequent hand use; rope recommended; easy exit
A - Dry or little water; shallow or avoidable water; no wet/dry suit
III - Normally requires most of a day
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Welcome to the Mazatzals! This mountain range begins at the canyon created by the Fossil Creek drainage North of Hardscrabble as it carves its way down to the Main Verde. Following generally South, the range encompasses TWO wilderness areas that include steep precipices, deep and narrow canyons, sub-alpine peaks and miles of trails ending at the southern edge of Four Peaks wilderness north of Canyon Lake.

My trip was an attempt at hiking to the base of twin waterfalls, each reaching near 250' total height. According to some online research, these falls were easily accessable from above, being a mere 200 yards from the Arizona Trail (Mazatzal Divide segment #23). Well after seeing a pic of the area I set out on one warm April day to take a peek into this canyon from above. I was certainly surprised to see the majesty unfold before me, and wondered to myself: how this little gem of a canyon had no prior mention in any mainstream medium? I was determined to pour over the topo maps and find a way to the bottom of these falls without rappelling or climbing them. Once I saw an obvious route to the bottom, it was agreed by 2 others that we need to try to make it into the North Fork of Deadman (creek) Canyon. So, the idea payed off because the hike down the un-named side canyon at 34.100043 -111.49357 which starts the easy entry point of light bushwhacking, scrambling, and hopping down this shallow, open canyon will lead you to the larger, and slightly easier to navigate North Fork. Once in the North Fork of Deadman you boulder hop and walk along bedrock and ledges at times (to avoid wet feet) about 1/2 mile North to the end, where you will be stopped by a 45° slope that extends to near the top of this canyon, and also by a 2 tiered waterfall reaching about 75' tall. I did try to make it up the slope to the top so I could peer down into the twin 250' falls but stopped just 20 vertical feet short of my goal. It is almost impossible to climb a rugged cliff band without proper equipment, and I felt free climbing with the exposure was a bit uncomfortable, to say the least. That being said, the upper falls will have to wait until I either: become a climber with proper equipment, or rappel from the top of the twin falls to the bottom. At this point, I have neither the training or gear to make such a trip. But, the falls at the turn-around point were interesting enough, and being that exploration downstream brings you to more (again, impassible w/o ropes) interesting geology I would suggest this as a trip to the determined dayhiker who wants to see a seldom (if ever) visited waterfall - but i suggest only a strong hiker make this trip as from Barnhardt it is 17 miles round trip - so it may be better to camp for the night either in canyon or above it. The head of Deadman Canyon near Horse Camp Seep is some prime camping area with a view of 300' deep near-vertical walls below you. There is also shaded campsites found just beyond the Barnhardt saddle intersection. Water is seasonal here, so plan on late Sept-Oct-Nov- thru early spring Feb-Mar-April.
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Mar 22 2009
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49 male
 Joined Aug 22 2003
 Mesa
Old Safford-Morenci Trail - GET #13Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Backpack avatar Mar 22 2009
te_wa
Backpack19.00 Miles 2,500 AEG
Backpack19.00 Miles   8 Hrs      2.38 mph
2,500 ft AEG
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bonita creek is a wonderful spot to camp
Named place
Named place
Bonita Creek

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Smith Spring Quart per minute Quart per minute
flowing from the pipe into the small metal tub. clean, treatable.
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Mar 08 2009
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 Joined Aug 22 2003
 Mesa
Babe Haught Trail - Hatchery to Knoll LakePayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Backpack avatar Mar 08 2009
te_wa
Backpack10.60 Miles 1,200 AEG
Backpack10.60 Miles   3 Hrs      3.53 mph
1,200 ft AEG
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quick little fishing trip with campout at Knoll Lake. Problem was, lake was frozen!
no worries tho, the 5 of us still had a great time at a small scenic campsite on the south end of the lake. This was one of my first snowy backpacks and ... A new record for me, hammock camping at 22°F! and it couldnt have been better.. :D

this is a fantastic introduction to backpacking any of the Mogollon Rim Lakes and is a perrenial favorite for us fishermen. A good time had by all. see pics.
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Feb 22 2009
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49 male
 Joined Aug 22 2003
 Mesa
Yellow Peak Canyon, AZ 
Yellow Peak Canyon, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 22 2009
te_wa
Hiking2.00 Miles 600 AEG
Hiking2.00 Miles   1 Hour   30 Mns   1.33 mph
600 ft AEG
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this canyon is unofficially named: Yellow Peak guards the southern entrance, and no other landmarks prevail besides Black Mesa, so Im calling it Yellow Peak Canyon. It is a nice little canyon, no bushwhacking to speak of, some very light rock scrambling and some nice narrow area at the northern end.

the hike runs N-S between Boulder canyon (it is the canyon just east of peak 2563 where second water dumps you off into boulder) and ends at Bluff Spring trail just south/southwest of Yellow Peak. Its a nice stroll rated easy/moderate thru canyon that could make a nice offtrail hike in addition to the superhighway Bluff Mtn. and Second Water trails as a ~9.8 mile loop. I think it can be travelled in either direction since the 600' elevation gain is simple as it stretches over a 2 mile canyon, with little bushwhacking involved.
There are a few leopard frog-filled pools indicating they may be perrenial.
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Feb 22 2009
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49 male
 Joined Aug 22 2003
 Mesa
Black Top MesaPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 22 2009
te_wa
Hiking18.00 Miles 2,400 AEG
Hiking18.00 Miles   8 Hrs      2.25 mph
2,400 ft AEG
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Did this trip, with a variation taking an off-trail scramble down the southeastern face of Black Top and continuing on to the Weaver's Crosscut where we were able to find some hangin' trees at Pinyon Camp. Out using Peralta/Dutchman.
75/45
partly cloudy

met up with Grasshopper (tHANKs) and Topohiker along the way, camped with Rally Toad and Wally for the night, whilst enjoying the cheapest beer on the planet, Taurino. :o
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Feb 08 2009
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 Joined Aug 22 2003
 Mesa
Haunted Canyon #203Globe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Backpack avatar Feb 08 2009
te_wa
Backpack11.00 Miles 766 AEG
Backpack11.00 Miles   5 Hrs      2.20 mph
766 ft AEG
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oh boy, dancing trees, skipping stones, flitting bats, and an old HAZ wrecking crew simply devastated Haunted Canyon. It rained all night Saturday and we finished our soggy trip back to the t/h at about noon, with hungry bellys headed to Guayo's El Rey.
thanks to Cody, Tim, Josh, Lyle, Chris, Bonnie, Shannon, Fred, Roger and Andrew for joining me on this fun easy hike. The ranch is lookin as fine as it ever did.
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water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Haunted Canyon Spring Gallon per minute Gallon per minute
i posted a pic of this spring that was flowing fast. drank from it w/out filter
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Jan 31 2009
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 Joined Aug 22 2003
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Algonquin Trail #225Prescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Backpack avatar Jan 31 2009
te_wa
Backpack5.00 Miles 1,400 AEG
Backpack5.00 Miles6 Days         
1,400 ft AEG
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very fun backpack up Poland Creek to a campsite on bench left - about 2.5 miles from the Algonquin t/h. led a group of 8 into this seldom (and I mean seldom) visitied area just east of Crown King. rock hopping and scramblin thru pools, pourovers, falls and some scrappy vegetation. this is a "soft water effect" photog's dream. there had to be 100 small waterfalls and cascades. to be so close to a popular road, we heard no vehicles but were interupted by a service helicopter for a few minutes. had great food, including tenderloin grilled steak and asparagus. Sarae, Dave, Roger, Kevin, Chris, Tim, Jim, Wendy and myself. campsite i remembered from 4 years ago still there, but slightly eroded from fire damage. good hike.
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Jan 18 2009
te_wa
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 Joined Aug 22 2003
 Mesa
Taylor Cabin via Dogie Trail - Sycamore CanyonSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Backpack avatar Jan 18 2009
te_wa
Backpack20.00 Miles
Backpack20.00 Miles
 no routesno photosets
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Dirt4dinner
drewboy
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Topo the dog
casner mtn loop
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Jan 04 2009
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West Pinto Trail #212 - SuperstitionsGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Backpack avatar Jan 04 2009
te_wa
Backpack9.95 Miles 2,500 AEG
Backpack9.95 Miles   7 Hrs      1.42 mph
2,500 ft AEG
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part of an overnight Reavis-Fireline-campaign-W. Pinto loop. all day rain on sunday with 38° almost killed us. 11 attended. good times!
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Jan 04 2009
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Reavis Ranch via 109 SouthGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Backpack avatar Jan 04 2009
te_wa
Backpack6.80 Miles 2,350 AEG
Backpack6.80 Miles   2 Hrs   30 Mns   2.72 mph
2,350 ft AEG
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first leg of a 20 mile loop in the e. supes.
ran into Spinax ;) Crocodile ryan ;) Dirt4dinner ;) Rallytoad and about 15 scouts
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Jan 04 2009
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49 male
 Joined Aug 22 2003
 Mesa
CirclestoneGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Backpack avatar Jan 04 2009
te_wa
Backpack5.00 Miles 1,070 AEG
Backpack5.00 Miles
1,070 ft AEG
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im adding the mileage as a trip from Reavis, to Circlestone and then to the Fireline/Campaign junction.
11 hikers spent the night there. good times!
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Dec 14 2008
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49 male
 Joined Aug 22 2003
 Mesa
Peter's Canyon - Upper LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Canyoneering avatar Dec 14 2008
te_wa
Canyoneering9.00 Miles 150 AEG
Canyoneering9.00 Miles   7 Hrs      1.29 mph
150 ft AEG
Canyon Hiking - Non-technical; no rope; easy scrambling; occasional hand use
A - Dry or little water; shallow or avoidable water; no wet/dry suit
II - Normally requires a half day
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took a few others into the dreaded Peters canyon for an off trail adventure. this time, we were pushing daylight so opted to climb out of the creek a ways before Pistol Canyon. It was the easiest off trail approach to Peter's Mesa according to the map and after an hour of catsclaw boxing and route finding, we made it to the Mesa and descended to Charlebois for the night. We were "rocked" to sleep for a few hours with stiff winds and blowing rain. Awoke to a chilling 38 degrees and came out on Peter's trail proper under cloudy skies and cold breezes. Although I did not get to finish the loop, the views from the Mesa allowed me to spy some new routes, so I'll be back (the te-wanator)

I was amazed to see Charlebois trough is completely dry - so much for the forest service and their pet minnows... :(
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water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Charlebois Spring Quart per minute Quart per minute
creek still flowing lightly, the trough is completely dry

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Kane Spring Dripping Dripping
Typical in-ground puddle
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