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Palisade Trail - Deem Hills - 10 members in 76 triplogs have rated this an average 2.6 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Oct 10 2019
mt98dew
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 Guides 16
 Routes 19
 Photos 398
 Triplogs 1,454

50 male
 Joined Oct 24 2010
 Phoenix,Az
Palisade Trail - Deem HillsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Oct 10 2019
mt98dew
Run/Jog6.40 Miles 590 AEG
Run/Jog6.40 Miles   1 Hour   24 Mns   4.57 mph
590 ft AEG
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I hadn't done Palisade this year, so after work I headed over to Deem to knock out this trail. Parked on the west side and did a CCW loop starting on the Circumference. I'm guessing it was about 1.5 miles before I hit the Palisade which I took up and over the hill down to where it connects to the water tank road. From there I jumped back on the Circumference and continued my CCW loop back to the TH. Weather was awesome. Nice breeze for the entire run. Only saw 3 hikers, a chipmunk and a bunch of lizards.
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Aug 04 2019
WaitingForRain
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 Photos 5
 Triplogs 276

30 female
 Joined Oct 04 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Palisade Trail - Deem HillsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 04 2019
WaitingForRain
Hiking4.00 Miles 590 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles
590 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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May 03 2019
RowdyandMe
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 Guides 6
 Routes 358
 Photos 14,426
 Triplogs 1,626

65 male
 Joined Jul 16 2012
 Deer Valley, AZ
Palisade Trail - Deem HillsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 03 2019
RowdyandMe
Hiking4.98 Miles 1,036 AEG
Hiking4.98 Miles   2 Hrs   29 Mns   2.35 mph
1,036 ft AEG      22 Mns Break15 LBS Pack
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Rowdy and Widowmaker
Feb 09 2019
AZBeaver
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 Photos 326
 Triplogs 124

65 female
 Joined Jan 04 2014
 Phoenix, AZ
Circumference Trail - Deem HillsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 09 2019
AZBeaver
Hiking7.40 Miles 1,265 AEG
Hiking7.40 Miles   2 Hrs   52 Mns   2.92 mph
1,265 ft AEG      20 Mns Break15 LBS Pack
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Great hike today in the Deems Hills under cloudy skies. Lots of people on the trail today. Lots of blooming brittle brush. Hiked every trail in the Deem Hills today.
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Jul 02 2018
mt98dew
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 Guides 16
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 Photos 398
 Triplogs 1,454

50 male
 Joined Oct 24 2010
 Phoenix,Az
Palisade Trail - Deem HillsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Jul 02 2018
mt98dew
Run/Jog4.12 Miles 590 AEG
Run/Jog4.12 Miles      50 Mns   4.94 mph
590 ft AEG
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After work jog. Wanted to get a run involving the Palisade. Started from the east side off of W Pinnacle Ave. Went CCW on Circumference to where it connected to the Basalt Trail. The Basalt "T" ed into the Palisade. First, I headed up the hill following the trail south and then east to where it ended at the Circumference. Then took the Circumference to the first trail connector that connects the Circumference with the Palisade. This put me back on the Palisade and caused me to redo some of the Palisade (about .5miles), but this brought me back to the part of the Palisade that I needed to finish the Palisade. The Palisade ends at the road leading to the watershed. Took the road back to the Circumference and that back to the TH. Saw one other trail runner :) . No wildlife. A good breeze made for a very pleasant day.
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Feb 02 2018
RowdyandMe
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 Guides 6
 Routes 358
 Photos 14,426
 Triplogs 1,626

65 male
 Joined Jul 16 2012
 Deer Valley, AZ
Palisade Trail - Deem HillsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 02 2018
RowdyandMe
Hiking5.46 Miles 962 AEG
Hiking5.46 Miles   2 Hrs   44 Mns   2.43 mph
962 ft AEG      29 Mns Break15 LBS Pack
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Rowdy and Widowmaker
Jan 01 2018
Booneman
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 Guides 9
 Routes 33
 Photos 728
 Triplogs 2,938

38 male
 Joined Nov 25 2008
 Chandler, AZ
Circumference Trail - Deem HillsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 01 2018
Booneman
Hiking6.35 Miles 948 AEG
Hiking6.35 Miles   1 Hour   8 Mns   5.60 mph
948 ft AEG
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1st trip
After hiking Gavilan Peak, I headed over to check out Deem Hills. I started counter clockwise on the circumference trail and by the time I reached the Palisades Trail I figured out where all the trails led and run a bit of all of them in a figure 8. I really liked this park, just wish it wasn't so far from home.
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Nov 02 2017
Nightstalker
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 Routes 71
 Photos 5,352
 Triplogs 670

51 male
 Joined Apr 25 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
Palisade Trail - Deem HillsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 02 2017
Nightstalker
Hiking2.91 Miles 534 AEG
Hiking2.91 Miles      59 Mns   3.12 mph
534 ft AEG      3 Mns Break5 LBS Pack
 
Partners none no partners
Route scout. 6am start - dark dark dark
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Oct 18 2017
rcorfman
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 Guides 1
 Routes 82
 Photos 1,282
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59 male
 Joined Oct 17 2008
 Phoenix, AZ
Deem Hills Blanket Statement, AZ 
Deem Hills Blanket Statement, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Oct 18 2017
rcorfman
Hiking13.17 Miles 2,038 AEG
Hiking13.17 Miles   4 Hrs      3.33 mph
2,038 ft AEG      3 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
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1st trip
So last Friday I saw a neighbor out in Deem Hills hiking all the trails in the park. That sounded interesting, so I decided to do the same today. I started about quarter past 8 so it was pretty warm when I finished exactly four hours later. I covered every single trail in Deem Hills, including all the crosscut and access trails along with Water Tank Road. Well, all except the CAP Road Trail (except where the Circumference Trail follows it. I stopped for a couple minutes at the east entrance and sucked down a Gatorade under the ramada, then I stopped for maybe a minute to use the restroom at the west entrance. Obviously, I had to hike some of the trails twice but I tried to keep that to a minimum. Fun day!
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Oct 04 2017
Nightstalker
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 Routes 71
 Photos 5,352
 Triplogs 670

51 male
 Joined Apr 25 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
Palisade Trail - Deem HillsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 04 2017
Nightstalker
Hiking2.87 Miles 514 AEG
Hiking2.87 Miles   1 Hour   1 Min   2.97 mph
514 ft AEG      3 Mns Break6 LBS Pack
 
Partners none no partners
Route Scout
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Aug 07 2017
Nightstalker
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 Routes 71
 Photos 5,352
 Triplogs 670

51 male
 Joined Apr 25 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
Palisade Trail - Deem HillsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 07 2017
Nightstalker
Hiking2.93 Miles 608 AEG
Hiking2.93 Miles   1 Hour   24 Mns   2.59 mph
608 ft AEG      16 Mns Break6 LBS Pack
 
Partners none no partners
Route scout numbers. Hiking with Tricia.
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Jul 26 2017
Nightstalker
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 Routes 71
 Photos 5,352
 Triplogs 670

51 male
 Joined Apr 25 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
Palisade Trail - Deem HillsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 26 2017
Nightstalker
Hiking2.93 Miles 535 AEG
Hiking2.93 Miles   1 Hour   2 Mns   2.98 mph
535 ft AEG      3 Mns Break5 LBS Pack
 
Partners none no partners
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May 13 2017
RowdyandMe
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 Guides 6
 Routes 358
 Photos 14,426
 Triplogs 1,626

65 male
 Joined Jul 16 2012
 Deer Valley, AZ
Deem Hills - Inner Figure EightPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 13 2017
RowdyandMe
Hiking6.02 Miles 1,027 AEG
Hiking6.02 Miles   3 Hrs   24 Mns   2.00 mph
1,027 ft AEG      23 Mns Break15 LBS Pack
 
Another quite afternoon for a hike. The weather was nice and warm as usual and rowdy was ready to go and we did. Not much wildlife out today just some Doves, Quail and a few Chuckwallas.
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Dec 26 2016
RowdyandMe
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65 male
 Joined Jul 16 2012
 Deer Valley, AZ
Deem Hills - Inner Figure EightPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 26 2016
RowdyandMe
Hiking8.11 Miles 1,271 AEG
Hiking8.11 Miles   4 Hrs   3 Mns   2.16 mph
1,271 ft AEG      18 Mns Break5 LBS Pack
 
What a beautiful day for a hike and I wasn't the only one that felt that way. The trails were all busy today and everyone seemed to be enjoying themselves.
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Jul 01 2016
JasonCleghorn
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 Routes 161
 Photos 1,456
 Triplogs 276

44 male
 Joined Nov 11 2014
 Phoenix, AZ
Circumference Trail - Deem HillsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 01 2016
JasonCleghorn
Hiking4.20 Miles 890 AEG
Hiking4.20 Miles   1 Hour   15 Mns   3.36 mph
890 ft AEG
 
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afrankie
Met @afrankie for a quick trip to Deem Hills. The humidity reminded me more of Florida! Felt good to REALLY sweat it out. We hit the summit and the little scramble to the true summits and then went back down.

Saw a couple literally dragging their shibe anu dogs to go on the hike. ](*,) ](*,) ](*,)
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Jul 01 2016
afrankie
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 Routes 40
 Photos 353
 Triplogs 128

31 male
 Joined Sep 30 2015
 Carrboro, NC
Deem Hills Loop, AZ 
Deem Hills Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jul 01 2016
afrankie
Hiking4.11 Miles 683 AEG
Hiking4.11 Miles   1 Hour   24 Mns   3.33 mph
683 ft AEG      10 Mns Break
 
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Beat the heat and went for a morning hike with @jasoncleghorn around Deem Hills. Began at the western TH and went up and through Deem Hills to return, similar to the Figure 8. Only low 80s but the humidity kicked it up a notch. As we're both easterners the return of sweat was a familiar feel of summer's past. Took a look at the map upon finishing and realized after today's hike I've walked the whole park - enjoy the different loop opportunities here.

After the good schvitz this morning I now have any justification needed for tonight's Canada Day celebratory poutine...
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Apr 04 2016
RowdyandMe
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 Guides 6
 Routes 358
 Photos 14,426
 Triplogs 1,626

65 male
 Joined Jul 16 2012
 Deer Valley, AZ
Deem Hills - Inner Figure EightPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 04 2016
RowdyandMe
Hiking7.98 Miles 1,379 AEG
Hiking7.98 Miles   3 Hrs   21 Mns   2.71 mph
1,379 ft AEG      24 Mns Break115 LBS Pack
 
Well it was a nice morning for a hike and when I got to the trailhead there was one car. I had a little extra time before my doctors appointment and decided to add the west half of the circumference trail to my hike.
I did get a picture of a Chuckwalla that I really wasn't sure it was one until I upload my photos. I had second thoughts maybe it was coloring on the rocks as it never moved and I used all the zoom my camera had.
And when I got close to the trailhead there was still one car mine :y:
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Apr 01 2016
Nightstalker
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 Routes 71
 Photos 5,352
 Triplogs 670

51 male
 Joined Apr 25 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
Deem Hills - Inner Figure EightPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 01 2016
Nightstalker
Hiking5.73 Miles 1,351 AEG
Hiking5.73 Miles   1 Hour   58 Mns   3.07 mph
1,351 ft AEG      6 Mns Break6 LBS Pack
 
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Did a slightly modified version of the Deem Hills Inner Figure Eight this morning. There must have been a hot air balloon fest going on this morning because I counted 18 balloons to the north. There was an odd Ford Mustang in the lot this morning when I got there (I was the first one there beside this Mustang). It was parked perpendicular to the parking spaces and across from the parking spaces. I didn't see anyone in the vehicle and it was still there at the end of my hike. Creepy! Anyway, started on the Circumference Trail and headed south to the Basalt Trail, then hopped on Palisades east back to Circumference to Ridgeline to Circumference again to Basalt/Palisades to the water res road back to the trailhead. Nice to get out for a longer morning quickie with some decent elevation.
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Mar 06 2016
Eartheist
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 Routes 5
 Photos 269
 Triplogs 177

48 male
 Joined Jul 16 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
Palisade Trail - Deem HillsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 06 2016
Eartheist
Hiking2.20 Miles 416 AEG
Hiking2.20 Miles   1 Hour   3 Mns   2.10 mph
416 ft AEG
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1st trip
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Feb 14 2016
RowdyandMe
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 Guides 6
 Routes 358
 Photos 14,426
 Triplogs 1,626

65 male
 Joined Jul 16 2012
 Deer Valley, AZ
Deem Hills - Inner Figure EightPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 14 2016
RowdyandMe
Hiking6.26 Miles 1,264 AEG
Hiking6.26 Miles   2 Hrs   39 Mns   2.44 mph
1,264 ft AEG      5 Mns Break5 LBS Pack
 
Just a beautiful morning for a hike. I was really surprised by how many people that were out on the trails.
More flowers blooming and I did have a young lady tell me that seen a couple of snakes on the trail but didn't know what they were. I however did not have such luck. Of course seeing my first Chuckwalla of the year was nice.
Just a really nice pleasant morning.
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average hiking speed 2.51 mph
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