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Oct 14 2017
chumley
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 Tempe, AZ
Pinals 2x Wussy Loop, AZ 
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chumley
Hiking14.40 Miles 4,301 AEG
Hiking14.40 Miles   6 Hrs   22 Mns   2.45 mph
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I have no idea what kind of people think that the [ Pinal Mountains 4X Super Loop ] would be fun. That's just crazy talk! :sweat:

Looking at photos from previous years I thought colors would be pretty nice in the Pinals on this weekend, but we were definitely a little early. There was some color above 7000 feet, and even some pockets you might consider to be "prime" at the top, but there was a ton of green even high up and no sign of maples even starting to turn at their lower locations.

So next weekend should be pretty damn good, and two weeks should also be good, though the top will have certainly be past prime by then.

The fire damage was minimal on Sixshooter. Healthy burn with some dead trees surrounded by plenty that look healthy. There was some erosion along the trail but nothing that proved difficult to get by. A little maintenance next year would be good though.

Icehouse was an autumn wonderland up top, but turned green in the lower stretches and farther down entered the severe burn zone. The road at the bottom was a steep, rocky, miserable mess with absoutely no redeeming qualities. Despite the burn, I looked over and saw the singletrack trail cut of the lower Telephone trail and wondered if it wouldn't be a better option to take that trail down from the Doghouse Spring area instead of the Icehouse road. The mileage difference is only 1/10th a mile.

It was a nice day. Good to get back into the Pinals and happy to see the fire didn't get too crazy up in the higher elevation sweet spots.
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Above 7000 feet it was great, but between 5000-7000 there was so much green that it will be better in a week, and probably still nice in two weeks. By then the higher elevations will be past prime though. This is the 2nd weekend in October. I think the 3rd weekend would be best here based on this year's conditions.

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No water at the spring, but just down canyon, there was some light flow and shallow pools

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Good looking water dripping into the springbox

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The mine tunnel was full as was the spring box. Not sure it's safe to drink.
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Six Shooter / Icehouse Loop, AZ 
Six Shooter / Icehouse Loop, AZ
 
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Hiking14.40 Miles 4,301 AEG
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Met up with Kyle and Chumley and headed out in search of fall colors. We decided to head up into the Pinals. The weather would be cooler and the drive is not too bad. We started hiking on the Sixshooter Trail and headed up. We noticed right away a lot of burn from the fire earlier this year. There will be patchy burn for our entire hike. We continued up and saw some sporadic color as we neared the summit. Once up top we detoured to the east where there’s a ladder for climbing up to a viewpoint. After that we stopped by the peak and then headed over the west side where we took our lunch and enjoyed the views. From there we headed down Icehouse. The going was fairly easy as we enjoyed more sporadic color. We felt we were a week or two early. Temps rose as we neared the bottom and the final mile or two is a chore as you follow an old road that has greatly deteriorated. Once back to the TH we loaded up and headed over to Lost Dutchman State Park for Tibberfest! It was a nice day on the trails.
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Aug 08 2014
jochal
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Ferndell Trail #204Globe, AZ
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jochal
Hiking3.69 Miles 696 AEG
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Pinal Peak the lazy way.

Set up camp at the lower Pinal campground and went up 651C to Ferndell. A hotshot crew was spreading stray over the trail. Took Ferndell over to Pinal Peak trailhead, then went down Pioneer Pass trail a little. Took 651 back to Bobtail trail, where we got onto the Pineline trail, which we took back to 651 and to our campsite.
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chumley
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 Tempe, AZ
Pinal 1/2 4X Not So Super Loop, AZ 
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chumley
Hiking11.70 Miles 3,367 AEG
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Decided I wasn't up for a 4X super, so planned on a 2x wimpy. Tried to align it so I would hike with the hard-core folks, but apparently was there too early. I got to the top of Icehouse after really fighting the grade. Once past the spring, it was an autumn wonderland and made the grueling climb much more pleasant. Met up with storm at the top, and we hiked up to Signal Peak while waiting for the others.

I had to be back at 7 for an on campus lecture that my department was sponsoring, and as I was about to bail, the voices of the 4X monsters came into range. I decided to hike down with them which was fun. Good to meet trekkin and Larry.

I set a pretty good pace down the hill, which those who were over 20-miles on the day were not necessarily happy with (since I was only pushing 10 miles at that point myself!) Eventually I realized getting back to the lecture would be a challenge and I took off ahead of the others. Got back to the car and stopped by to tell storm the others would be there in a few minutes. A good mexican food dinner woulda been nice though!

Great to see everybody and good to get a little exercise in on an otherwise lazy weekend on the couch.

2:20 up Icehouse
0:30 across the road
2:00 down Kellner

(Edit to link Pineline Trail. No way I'm hiking over 3000-feet and not getting a peak out of it!)
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Just past the peak. But plenty of color. The aspens are mostly done. The upper part of Icehouse had an amazing carpet of color on the ground, but still a fair amount in the trees. Kellner was almost completely bare already, at least a week past time.
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Pipeline Trail to Signal PeakGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
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Randal_Schulhauser
Hiking5.40 Miles 1,464 AEG
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Explored the corridor between Ferndell and Signal Peak today with a trek down Icehouse Trail to see the Fall colours. Two other vehicles parked at Ferndell, and another two parked at Icehouse trail head, but didn't see anyone on the trails today. Suprising solitude on Pinal Mountain today, save for a couple of ATV'ers that checked us out when we tailgated at the end of the hike. Icehouse colours are pretty much restricted to the upper switchbacks. Nothing much colour-wise after the switchbacks. :(

Maybe this was a warm-up to Bassett Peak colours next weekend? Hiking with Lynn and the dogs today. Disappointed that the Fire Tower on Signal Peak is "off limits" unlike some friendlier peaks (eg. Aztek Peak, Kendrick Peak, Webb Peak, etc). Nice views from the top of Signal Peak. Photos to follow... :)
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Oct 28 2010
PrestonSands
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Kellner Canyon Trail #242Globe, AZ
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Hiking10.40 Miles 3,388 AEG
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With the day off from work, I decided it was finally time to do ol' Kellner.

Parking at the top of the Icehouse Canyon Trail, I began my hike by descending Icehouse. Strangely, the aspens had only just begun to change color. Most of the maples were yellow; reds were rare. I spooked what I thought was a bear, but it turned out to be the first of many cows along the hike.

Reaching the lower end of the Kellner Canyon Trail, I turned and followed it up. The first mile of Kellner was a bit dull, but once the trail hit the ridge line, pines appeared, and nice views opened up of the surrounding canyons and mountains. Pines and firs dominated as the trail approached Kellner Canyon. The old sawmill site was interesting, and I was treated to a few red maples between there and Forest Road 651.

I arrived at FR 651 at sunset, and followed it east. Passing the Icehouse trailhead, I did a side hike up to the top of Signal Peak, where I watched the horizon transition from a deep orange to distant city lights in the howling wind. I put on my headlamp, and returned to my truck after dark.

Not counting the abandoned Bobtail Ridge and Mills Ridge trails, I have now hiked every trail in the Pinals. I didn't see even one hiker out today. It was a great day and a great hike!
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Jul 30 2010
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Six Shooter Trail #197Globe, AZ
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Hiking13.55 Miles 4,096 AEG
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Hiked up Six Shooter to the Middle Trail then over to Pinal Peak for lunch. Made our way west via the Pineline trail to FR 651, and then up to Signal Peak. Went down Icehouse.

The start of the hike was brutally humid, and pretty warm. The conditions improved about halfway up Six Shooter, and we eventually made our way to the Death Ramp and the final push to the road and Ferndell Spring where I refilled my water bottles. Ate lunch at Pinal Peak watching the clouds roll in. I showed Bruce the ladder lookout east of Pinal Peak, and saw a cool little frog hanging out on top of that rock. We saw a good number of Coeus deer and hummingbirds, but never got any good pictures. BTW Bruce hates ladybug beetles.

The Middle Trail was in excellent shape, and I understand it was recently cleared. The Pineline trail was in poor shape, but we easily followed it until it ended at FR 651. From there we went up to the top of Signal Peak, and had a nice visit with the fire lookout Jerry. Seriously, Jerry was about the coolest and most informative fire lookout person I've ever encountered. FWIW he's also a field ranger in the Sierra Anchas tasked with keeping people in line and looking after the ruins, and he confirmed that there's a ruin in the Devil's Chasm drainage, but it's really close to the top and fairly close to the Moody trail.

As we traveled down from Signal Peak the thunder really started to boom. The rain was steady as we began the Icehouse trail, and we were moving pretty fast. About 2/5 of the way down from FR 651 on Icehouse we heard a very loud thunderclap, and a spark of lightning erupted out of the metal pipe that runs down the trail at that point. It was only about 10-15' away from me on my 7 o'clock, and I felt it in my dental fillings. My only regrets were making a comment along the lines of "I think we're cool because of all these trees" about a minute before, and not getting a picture of Bruce's face while he was suffering in abject terror while he was embracing a large ponderosa pine tree that he dove towards in reaction to me almost getting smoked. Good times.

The rain kept up until we were 1/2 mile down from Doghouse Spring, and finally let up as we crossed Icehouse Creek for the last time near the TH.

Always a great day in the Pinals. We saw some really cool wildflowers.
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Six Shooter Trail #197Globe, AZ
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The_Eagle
Hiking14.86 Miles 4,672 AEG
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Decided to try out Jim's favorite area and my first Sky Island in the Pinal's. We did a loop on Sixshooter > Middle Trail > Pinal Peak > the overlook > Signal Peak Lookout > Icehouse Cyn trail.

The hike started warm and muggy at the bottom, but after a little bit of a climb, we were in the pines and cooler weather. The streams were running pretty good after the previous nights rains.

I got to see actual maple trees in Arizona, and Aspens as well. I believe Jerry in the Fire lookout on top said this is the largest stand of Maples in the state. I have to get back here in the fall.

We got to the top and ate some lunch, checked out the Peak log, and watched the clouds roll in over the top of the mountain. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nDvJPb9cnew

A short trip over to the overlook rock with the ladder and then off to the Signal Peak Tower. When we got over to the tower, there was a sign out front that said "Visitors not permitted, tower is for fire protection only". I was a bit bummed, but we took a walk over to get some pictures in the fog anyway. When we got there, the window opened up and we were invited up. Jerry, the guy working the tower, was a great guy and a wealth of knowledge. He's a hiker and mountain biker and just enjoys the heck out of nature. He told lots of stories from.... the best ruins around Devils Chasm, to the hunt for pot fields, to the little known fact that there is an elk herd in the Pinal's.

Just as we were climbing down the tower we heard the first of many thunder claps in the distance. We double timed it to the Icehouse trail to get under the tree cover on the trail. It dumped pretty hard and the lightning started getting closer.

Jim said, "I'm sure it's a lot safer under these trees, than our other options going back down." I yelled at him for jinxing us. Along the trail we were following was a 1-1/2" metal pipe on the ground that was carrying spring water to the tanks below. We rounded a corner on the trail, next to the pipe that was doing the same thing. The next thing I know, someone threw 5 packs of firecrackers 10' away from our heads. Bright lights and loud crackling, prompted me to dive for the deck behind a pine. Before I knew it, Jim almost landed on me, diving himself. We both got up and tried to figure out exactly what happened. The best I can figure, lightning hit somewhere above and followed the pipe down to the section we were. Once it got to the 90 degree bend in the pipe, it jumped out and into the air giving us our fireworks show. I checked my pants and continued on down in the driving rain to the car. We made sure to keep as much distance between that pipe and us as we walked.

This was a really nice hike that I will need to do again. I didn't get to see much on the Icehouse portion of the Trail.

Jim, thanks for the adventure and for driving.
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JimmyLyding
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 Walnut Creek, CA
Telephone Trail #192 - PinalGlobe, AZ
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JimmyLyding
Hiking11.70 Miles 3,300 AEG
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Great hike. This may be my favorite way to get from the Icehouse CCC to the top of the Pinals.
Started way too late, and took way way way too many pictures. I had to make up for taking zero pictures on Bob's Apache Maid Death March. I got to experience 3 "bubble" loops, i.e. routes that branch off of the main trail only to rejoin it later. However, one of the bubble loops didn't rejoin the trail I was intending to take.
Saw the remnants of a squatter's camp at Doghouse Spring, then continued on the Telephone Trail. It heads roughly east from Doghouse Spring, and then it does a buttonhook that redirects the trail back towards the top. This is where I made my first mistake by taking the trail to the left. A few hundred yards later I noticed a trail headed back towards the buttonhook, and took it because it offered great views of the Cobre Valley. I only took it halfway, and on the way down I figured out that this "spur" trail is actually the correct trail.
A few hundred yards more I noticed a very prominent fork: the left fork looked to head slightly down into the canyon through a dense manzanita thicket; the right fork looked to head straight up the top of the ridgeline. I went right. To this point I had not noticed any tracks, human or bovine. About 3/4 of a mile up I started to notice very fresh bootprints, and it puzzled me. Did someone head down a little ways on this trail, and then go back up? Someone sure did as I discovered a few minutes later when I ran into some dude who was repairing the barbed-wire fence that is a few yards to the west of this trail. I asked him if this trail connected with the Sixshooter Trail as the Telephone Trail does. He told me yes, but it most assuredly does not. It was actually the lower portion of FR 651M, and it dumped me out on FR 651 at the upper end of the Icehouse Trail.
Went over to the Pinal Recreation Area via the road, and had lunch right next to the Pineline Trail. Then took the Pineline Trail to the Middle Trail, and the Pineline was a mess. Had to find my route with help from the GPS that I had previously been too lazy/unaccostomed to use, and ended up at the Middle Trail. The Pineline Trail is in a fairly recent burn area, and I have never seen so many hummingbirds buzzing around. Orange ones. Bird calls were all around. The hummers were very agitated, and going at each other. I couldn't tell if they were fighting, courting, or both. I guessed both.

The Middle Trail is a little easier to follow, and I ended up at its junction with the Sixshooter Trail. This segment here is one of the most beautiful stands of aspen I've ever seen. Took that one down to its junction with the Telephone Trail after another bubble loop, and enjoyed a little monsoon action on the way down.
The lower portion of the Telephone Trail is fairly overgrown, but easy to follow. The worst it offers is a lot of Arizona pinstriping.

On the Telephone Trail below its junction with the Sixshooter I heard a very curious loud "scream" or something. My first thought was that it was an elk bugle, but it was noticeably deeper. It also tailed-off into something much deeper. Whatever made it was down in Sixshooter Canyon. My second guess was that it was a sasquatch, and my third guess was that it was some sort of bird. I'm going with sasquatch :scared: Of course my camera was in a drysack in my pack underneath a pack-cover, so I was expecting Mr. Sasquatch to make an appearance.
This was the first trip I've made using a GPS, and I'm still figuring it out. Garmin 400t that my mom "lent" to me so I could figure it out, and teach her how to use it. I'll get it back to you in about 3 years, mom :)
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Bobtail Ridge Trail #194Globe, AZ
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Hiking avatar Jun 21 2009
DarthStiller
Hiking9.20 Miles 2,000 AEG
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The night before this hike, I was still pondering whether or not to wear shorts or long pants. It is June now in AZ, but I've hiked the trails in the upper region of this area before and when I thought about the nettles, I decided on long pants. Turns out it was a very good decision.

The Bobtail Trail #194, for all intents and purposes, does not exist after the 0.75 mile mark. Any attempt to go further will only end badly. But don't take my word for it, put on some shorts and have a nice time. Better yet, just ask Joe and Stefan:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTYfE16oyqI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dHS98oKJdTI

Somehow, I don't remember that much laughter when I think about it now.

We thought we might have ended up on the decommissioned Millcreek Trail #199, but that was only wishful thinking. we spent a little more time trying to find Trail #194, but finally ended up going back sooner than expected.

I was the first to arrive back at the car, which I knew wasn't right, since I am normally the slowest hiker. After waiting 15 minutes, I decided to hike over to the Squaw Spring Trail #196. I wrote a note on my dusty car telling Wally, Joe and Stefan where I was going, assuming they hadn't been killed by a mountain lion. I assumed at this point that they had probably found the trail and made their way down to FR221, because if it there was a mountain lion, I would have heard (a little) more screaming. On my way back up Tr. #196, I figured something may have gone really wrong because I still hadn't run into them. On the way back to the car, I decided to take a detour along the Middle Trail #202 to the last section of the Sixshooter Trail I hadnt yet completed and then to the Pineline Trail back to the car. It was there I found the remaining group napping under some pines. I had arrived from an area no one had expected, and was considering yelling to scare everyone, but couldn't think of the perfect line before everyone woke up. Oh well.

On the way back home, we almost got taken out by a tandem axle white pickup on FR55 doing about 55 mph. His back end fishtailed and for a bit looked like it was on a collision course with my front end. My quick maneuvering avoided a full on collision. However, on the way back, my low tire pressure light came on. Upon closer inspection while trying to add air later on, I discovered that during our close call, my wheel got scraped and some small rocks are now embedded just under the front passenger side tire. WTF!
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Icehouse Canyon Trail #198Globe, AZ
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Hiking11.80 Miles 4,088 AEG
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LOOP HIKE: Start- Lower CCC Recreation Area TH off FR112A(at 4513')via Telephone TR#192 to lower Icehouse Canyon TR#198 to upper TH end.. N33 17.559 W110 49.875 at FR651(7560') to Pineline TR#193 to Middle TR#202 to upper Sixshooter TH/TR#197(at 7700') then 6mls down TR#197 to End back at Lower CCC-TH;
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This fun and popular area to hike in the Penal's, south of Globe,AZ, offers considerable desert to mountain diversity with a "sky island" network of longer or shorter trails to choose from.

Today we wanted to combine two of the more popular and longer trails- up Icehouse Canyon TR and down Sixshooter Canyon TR to include two shorter connector trails at the top- the Pineline TR and the Middle TR to complete this SUPER LOOP HIKE. Including these two shorter connector trails would allow us to stay in the wilderness areas with less hiking on the numerous forest roads in the area. My thanks to Fritzski and Preston Sands for their excellent HAZ reference maps for which I don't believe we could have pulled-off this loop hike without them!

The day started off pretty IFFY with some serious rain, wind, and much cooler temps at 7000'-7700' but turned out to be a grand and beautiful day for hiking in the Pinal's. We did almost lose our rain pancho's on one segment of the upper Pineline Trail, but we recovered in time to see a deer staring(probably laughing)at us!

For all you who delight in our AZ "Autumn Season" colors: As of this day-10/11, none of the above trails are exhibiting their color magic yet except the upper 1.5ml(between 7000' to 7560') section of the Icehouse Canyon TR#198. The numerous Big Tooth Maples were about 25% with the Aspens about the same..with some color leaves now as ground cover(I did pick up a few nice ones to bring home to celebrate the end of our AZ summer'08). Now having completed some of these more popular trails in the area, IF I were going to head back there just for viewing(via a hike) the peek of our Autumn Season, I would head straight up FR651 to the upper Icehouse Canyon TR/TH(see my above referenced TH waypoints) and start hiking down(-1K' in ~1.5mls) this easy to follow but steep trail and bring extra batteries!! ;)

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Pipeline Trail to Signal PeakGlobe, AZ
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PrestonSands
Hiking3.00 Miles 464 AEG
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I did this hike in conjunction with the Middle Trail. Left my house in Safford at 5 am (had to be in Tempe at noon), and started hiking at 7:30 am. I hiked down the Bobtail Trail to the first saddle, where the trail disappeared. It took some hunting, but eventually I found the Pineline Trail. From that point on, I made good time. The views from on top of Signal Peak were outstanding! I took the same way back, until I got to the Middle Trail, which I turned off on. Finished my hikes at 10 am, just as the bugs were getting bad, then flew down Pinal Mountain as fast as I could. The Pineline Trail itself wasn't anything special, but climbing Signal Peak was enjoyable.
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Went up Pinal Peak (hi pt Pinal Mtns) and did a short loop hike. I guess we used Middle trail and Pineline to get back but not sure.
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