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Jan 16 2020
wolfman200
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33 male
 Joined Nov 19 2019
 Tempe, AZ
Granite Mountain-Coyote Canyon Loop, AZ 
Granite Mountain-Coyote Canyon Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 16 2020
wolfman200
Hiking6.56 Miles 325 AEG
Hiking6.56 Miles   2 Hrs   43 Mns   2.49 mph
325 ft AEG      5 Mns Break
 
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First time back in the McDowell Mountains after a couple years. The coyote canyon portion was fun and interesting, the rest of the hike was pleasant but very flat. Lots of vegetation as well as hawks and a deer. This would be a great trail to bring kids and new hikers.
Jan 06 2020
wolfman200
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33 male
 Joined Nov 19 2019
 Tempe, AZ
Bluff Springs-Terrapin, AZ 
Bluff Springs-Terrapin, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 06 2020
wolfman200
Hiking6.98 Miles 1,427 AEG
Hiking6.98 Miles   4 Hrs   42 Mns   1.75 mph
1,427 ft AEG      43 Mns Break
 
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I set out intending to hike the Barks Canyon Lower Loop, a route that requires some bushwhacking. I haven’t had any experience with this kind of hike before, and I quickly concluded this one wasn’t a good idea for me. With a wet winter and recent rain it was tough to navigate - the banks had a lot of brush, and I wasn’t prepared to wade through the water. Maybe when the flow slows I’ll come back and try again. For today though, I opted to just continue hiking the Bluff Springs Trail and check out some of Terrapin Trail. It was a lovely day and I enjoyed seeing and hearing running water throughout the hike.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Barks Canyon Medium flow Medium flow
water report recorded in the field on our app Route Scout
Dec 20 2019
wolfman200
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33 male
 Joined Nov 19 2019
 Tempe, AZ
Black Mesa Loop, AZ 
Black Mesa Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Dec 20 2019
wolfman200
Hiking9.58 Miles 1,078 AEG
Hiking9.58 Miles   4 Hrs   57 Mns   2.19 mph
1,078 ft AEG      34 Mns Break
 
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1st trip
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My first time hiking this loop, but I’ve done Second Water to Hackberry Springs a few times in the past month. Many of the streams that were flowing 1-2 weeks ago following the rains have become standing pools or dry. Still several running streams throughout though.

Trail was easy to follow and there were nice views throughout. Thank you to the volunteers who were out today cutting backing plants to maintain the path!
average hiking speed 2.14 mph

WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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