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Aug 02 2011
georgesteel
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 Routes 6
 Photos 303
 Triplogs 36

57 male
 Joined Dec 13 2003
 Perth, Scotland
Bear Canyon Lake Trail #112Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 02 2011
georgesteel
Hiking3.50 Miles 150 AEG
Hiking3.50 Miles   2 Hrs   46 Mns   1.27 mph
150 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
We saw an Osprey nest with chick and parents waching over it, and an intruding Osprey being chased away when it got too close. Very quiet hike, 1 canoe on lake and 5 fishing groups.
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Aug 02 2011
georgesteel
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 Routes 6
 Photos 303
 Triplogs 36

57 male
 Joined Dec 13 2003
 Perth, Scotland
Woods Canyon Lake Trail - Mogollon RimPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 02 2011
georgesteel
Hiking3.50 Miles
Hiking3.50 Miles   2 Hrs   1 Min   1.74 mph
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Arrived at the boat launch and a Bald Eagle chick was sitting in a tree across the lake, Whilst having lunch we saw the parents and another chick circle above.
We only went around the lake hence the 3.5 miles. We seemed to start hiking as everybody else left because of the darkening skies. We got around the lake and didn't see rain until we got to Payson. A good trail right around the lake.
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Aug 01 2011
georgesteel
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 Routes 6
 Photos 303
 Triplogs 36

57 male
 Joined Dec 13 2003
 Perth, Scotland
Houston Trail - PATSPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 01 2011
georgesteel
Hiking9.90 Miles 990 AEG
Hiking9.90 Miles   5 Hrs      1.98 mph
990 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Never saw anyone,saw a couple of deer near the end. Storm close most of the hike, but never rained on us.The trail seems to meander the whole loop.
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Jul 31 2011
georgesteel
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 Routes 6
 Photos 303
 Triplogs 36

57 male
 Joined Dec 13 2003
 Perth, Scotland
Baldwin TrailSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 31 2011
georgesteel
Hiking2.80 Miles 100 AEG
Hiking2.80 Miles   1 Hour   18 Mns   2.15 mph
100 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Just a short hike before we left Sedona, couple of mountain bikers and a few lizards.
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Jul 30 2011
georgesteel
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 Routes 6
 Photos 303
 Triplogs 36

57 male
 Joined Dec 13 2003
 Perth, Scotland
Slate Mountain Trail #128Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 30 2011
georgesteel
Hiking4.80 Miles 850 AEG
Hiking4.80 Miles   3 Hrs   4 Mns   1.57 mph
850 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
The road in was wet in few spots but easily passed. We watched the storm going over Humphries and we were 2 minutes from the top of Slate Mountain when had to shelter on the opposite side to the storm for 30 minutes as it passed.The whole time we could see the Painted Desert in the sunshine, It rained really heavily. The trail down was ok when wet as it seemed to be gravel but the trailhead was muddy, very sticky mud. Going out to the road was slow and slippery. Looking at Humphries going the 180 we could see that it looked like it had snow on it, IN JULY.
Culture
Culture
HAZ Rides
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Jul 29 2011
georgesteel
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 Routes 6
 Photos 303
 Triplogs 36

57 male
 Joined Dec 13 2003
 Perth, Scotland
Upper Lake Mary, AZ 
Upper Lake Mary, AZ
 
Canoeing avatar Jul 29 2011
georgesteel
Canoeing
Canoeing
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I put two pieces of 3x2 on the jeep that we had and rented. And got a Canadian Canoe from Summit Divers in Flagstaff for the day and went to Upper Lake Mary and put in at the narrows. (Fee $6)
There were more Ospreys than people at the lake. Strange to us as Ospreys in Scotland are territorial and miles apart.
We also saw what we hope was a Bald Eagle.
We left at lunchtime as the wind got up and the storm cloud came in.
To see the birds was well worth the rental fee of $50.
Fauna
Fauna
Bald Eagle
Culture
Culture
HAZ Rides
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Jul 28 2011
georgesteel
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 Routes 6
 Photos 303
 Triplogs 36

57 male
 Joined Dec 13 2003
 Perth, Scotland
Kachina Trail #150Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 28 2011
georgesteel
Hiking7.60 Miles 1,225 AEG
Hiking7.60 Miles   4 Hrs   29 Mns   1.70 mph
1,225 ft AEG
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We spotted our Jeep at Shultz Tank with the help from a very kind gentleman that we met the day before, I was worried about his car getting damaged on the road but every thing was ok. The hike was quiet we only met three people.The grasshoppers?? were very loud, taking off making a clicking noise for 5 to 10 seconds then landing. We saw a lot of deer. Finding Shultz Tank was easy as it was well sign posted, but the sign at the start says 6.8 miles and the sign at the end says 2.4 to Kachina making it 7.4 miles. The GPS said 7.6 miles
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Jul 27 2011
georgesteel
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 Routes 6
 Photos 303
 Triplogs 36

57 male
 Joined Dec 13 2003
 Perth, Scotland
Veit Springs Trail aka Lamar Haines LoopFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 27 2011
georgesteel
Hiking1.90 Miles 200 AEG
Hiking1.90 Miles   2 Hrs   4 Mns   0.92 mph
200 ft AEG
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1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
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We did this hike as part of a Forest Service led hike with Steve & Lois Hirst. The hike was very informative. The group size was about 14 and we met some very intresting people, one of whom offered to shuttle our car the next day.
We found out a lot about flora and the history of the site on this trip and would recommend going on the F.S. trip.
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Jul 26 2011
georgesteel
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 Routes 6
 Photos 303
 Triplogs 36

57 male
 Joined Dec 13 2003
 Perth, Scotland
Woodchute - Martin Canyon LoopPrescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 26 2011
georgesteel
Hiking9.00 Miles 1,460 AEG
Hiking9.00 Miles   6 Hrs      1.50 mph
1,460 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
We started at the first Woodchute parking area hence the extra milage, we could have driven up to the trailhead easily as the road was good. The first two miles there were thousands of grasshoppers. we came across fresh bear tracks and I made a print of my size 10s to show the size. At Turkey tank we saw a hawk. We never saw anyone all day and thought that going anti-clock ways was the best way.
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Jul 25 2011
georgesteel
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 Routes 6
 Photos 303
 Triplogs 36

57 male
 Joined Dec 13 2003
 Perth, Scotland
West Fork Oak Creek Trail #108Sedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 25 2011
georgesteel
Hiking10.20 Miles 300 AEG
Hiking10.20 Miles   6 Hrs   10 Mns   1.65 mph
300 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
One of our favourite hikes once past the "normal stop" it is stunning. Had lunch at around 5 mile point. The water was much lower than previous trips and a lot warmer.
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Jul 24 2011
georgesteel
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 Routes 6
 Photos 303
 Triplogs 36

57 male
 Joined Dec 13 2003
 Perth, Scotland
Boynton's BackyardSedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 24 2011
georgesteel
Hiking6.20 Miles 1,100 AEG
Hiking6.20 Miles   4 Hrs   30 Mns   1.38 mph
1,100 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
First hike back in Sedona on vacation. In the first hour we had seen a Quail family, Snake and Raptor. we hiked to where you enter the creek to continue, We had lunch and returned
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Sep 20 2010
georgesteel
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 Routes 6
 Photos 303
 Triplogs 36

57 male
 Joined Dec 13 2003
 Perth, Scotland
West Fork Oak Creek Trail #108Sedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 20 2010
georgesteel
Hiking10.40 Miles 200 AEG
Hiking10.40 Miles
200 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
This is one that we try to fit in when we are in Sedona. The water was lower and warmer than we have had before. We did 5.4 miles into the canyon, it was very busy to the place where most stop. They wonder why you are putting on water shoes and don't realise that the best of the canyan is beyond that point. It rained just as we were changing our shoes back on the return journey and we hardly saw a sole on the way out, and lot more wildlife.
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Sep 19 2010
georgesteel
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 Routes 6
 Photos 303
 Triplogs 36

57 male
 Joined Dec 13 2003
 Perth, Scotland
Tramway Maxwell LoopPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 19 2010
georgesteel
Hiking7.40 Miles 1,127 AEG
Hiking7.40 Miles   6 Hrs      1.23 mph
1,127 ft AEG
 
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The route in on FR693 splits into FR693B then back to FR693. We parked at the junction of FR81E and FR693 and hiked to the Tramway Trail #32. The views going down the Tramway Trail were brilliant. We certainly used our poles and hands in some places on the steep hike down to West Clear Creek. Finding the trail down river at the time of year when everything has grown to it's tallest can be difficult, Also there are many trails from people exploring or getting to the water. I found that the distance was 7.4 miles almost the same as Cerebellum's GPS trail. My GPS kept losing signal so the track along the creek is a guess. There is no sign to indicate the Maxwell Trail so keep a good lookout for the trail! Going back up the Maxwell Trail was not so steep
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Sep 18 2010
georgesteel
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 Routes 6
 Photos 303
 Triplogs 36

57 male
 Joined Dec 13 2003
 Perth, Scotland
Bear Canyon Lake Trail #112Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 18 2010
georgesteel
Hiking3.50 Miles 150 AEG
Hiking3.50 Miles   1 Hour   40 Mns   2.10 mph
150 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
The first time that we have been hiking around a lake in Arizona. This is a very nice hike, we went clock wise from the parking area and across the dam, The far side of the lake the track can be up and down and faint.
We saw our first Crawdads and they were having a feast on a dead fish.

It was busy and noisy as it was a Saturday this was expected.
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Sep 18 2010
georgesteel
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 Routes 6
 Photos 303
 Triplogs 36

57 male
 Joined Dec 13 2003
 Perth, Scotland
Woods Canyon Lake Trail - Mogollon RimPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 18 2010
georgesteel
Hiking3.50 Miles
Hiking3.50 Miles   1 Hour   50 Mns   1.91 mph
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
After hiking Bear Canyon Lake We decided to go round Wood Canyon Lake that day as well. Woods has a better defined trail round it and we met more hikers going around.
The lakeside shop rents the small boats with the electric outboards and they seemed to be every where on the lake, with various degrees of skill driving them. One boat was going backwards down the lake at full speed, until someone was good enough to show him that the pointy bit goes forward and they seemed to get on better then.Of all the boats that we saw only the very small children had any bouyancy aids on.
Back to the hike, We found that just going round the lake is only 3.5 miles but there is plenty to see and be entertained by. Having an Ice cream from the shop and sitting lake side is a good way to finish.
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Sep 17 2010
georgesteel
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 Routes 6
 Photos 303
 Triplogs 36

57 male
 Joined Dec 13 2003
 Perth, Scotland
Saddle Mountain Easy MinesPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 17 2010
georgesteel
Hiking5.60 Miles
Hiking5.60 Miles
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1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
We only had enough time to get to the Bonus mine before we had to go back. The mine entrance seems to have colapsed compared to the other photos.
Flora
Flora
Banana Yucca
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Sep 16 2010
georgesteel
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 Routes 6
 Photos 303
 Triplogs 36

57 male
 Joined Dec 13 2003
 Perth, Scotland
Wire PassSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
Hiking avatar Sep 16 2010
georgesteel
Hiking8.80 Miles 200 AEG
Hiking8.80 Miles
200 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
We were moving on from the area that day and had a couple of hours to kill before heading down to Payson so we decided to do Wire Pass to the junction with Buckskin Gulch as it had been a few years since we had done it before. There seemed to be a few more places with a drop of a couple of feet than we remembered but nothing that could not be handled easily. When you enter the slot the temperature drops and feels more comfortable.
When we reached Buckskin Gulch it was totally dry and we carried on down the Gulch.I wish we had set up a trip to the end as the walking conditions were very good and there seemed to be something better to see round each corner. We saw a dead bat and a live Tarantula. With time against us we reluctantly turned around and headed back.
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Sep 16 2010
georgesteel
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 Routes 6
 Photos 303
 Triplogs 36

57 male
 Joined Dec 13 2003
 Perth, Scotland
Buckskin Gulch - Wire Pass to Paria RiverSouthwest, AZ
Southwest, AZ
Canyoneering avatar Sep 16 2010
georgesteel
Canyoneering5.00 Miles
Canyoneering5.00 Miles
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Came in at Wire Pass, conditions were really good and could't miss not going down the Gulch some way.
Fauna
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Bat Tarantula
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Sep 14 2010
georgesteel
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 Routes 6
 Photos 303
 Triplogs 36

57 male
 Joined Dec 13 2003
 Perth, Scotland
Lower Hackberry CanyonSouthwest, UT
Southwest, UT
Hiking avatar Sep 14 2010
georgesteel
Hiking5.70 Miles 4 AEG
Hiking5.70 Miles
4 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Back in Hackberry Canyon again!This time we went a bit further up than we had been before. There were hundreds of little frogs and we hoped to see other wild life but this trip there was none.We saw no one else which was good.
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate
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Sep 13 2010
georgesteel
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 Routes 6
 Photos 303
 Triplogs 36

57 male
 Joined Dec 13 2003
 Perth, Scotland
Cardiac Canyon - Canyon X LoopNortheast, AZ
Northeast, AZ
Canyoneering avatar Sep 13 2010
georgesteel
Canyoneering7.00 Miles 1,000 AEG
Canyoneering7.00 Miles
1,000 ft AEG
Canyon Hiking - Non-technical; no rope; easy scrambling; occasional hand use
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
We went to Cardiac Canyon & Canyon X with Ryan as a guide. There was only the two of us and Ryan. I would give anyone the "tip" of tightening their belt as if you fall back and stop going down the slide in the sand gets everywhere - I know from experience.
Ryan let us go anywhere we wanted to at our leisure and was never bothered about the time.
We came across a snake that we almost stood on as we were looking about the canyon.
The packed lunch was good and had plenty in it.Overall we really enjoyed the tour.
Flora
Flora
Sacred Datura
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