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Coach Whip Trail H-1 - Thunderbird - 17 members in 204 triplogs have rated this an average 1.9 ( 1 to 5 best )
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May 13 2019
Nightstalker
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 Routes 68
 Photos 5,192
 Triplogs 638

51 male
 Joined Apr 25 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
Cholla Loop H-3 - ThunderbirdPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 13 2019
Nightstalker
Hiking3.73 Miles 695 AEG
Hiking3.73 Miles   1 Hour   29 Mns   2.57 mph
695 ft AEG      2 Mns Break5 LBS Pack
 no routes
Partners none no partners
Yea, weekday hike!
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Apr 09 2019
Nightstalker
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 Routes 68
 Photos 5,192
 Triplogs 638

51 male
 Joined Apr 25 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
Cholla Loop H-3 - ThunderbirdPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 09 2019
Nightstalker
Hiking3.70 Miles 624 AEG
Hiking3.70 Miles   1 Hour   20 Mns   2.92 mph
624 ft AEG      4 Mns Break5 LBS Pack
 no routes
Partners none no partners
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Wildflowers Observation Substantial
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Mar 03 2019
trekkin_gecko
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 Guides 5
 Routes 326
 Photos 3,938
 Triplogs 2,515

60 female
 Joined Nov 17 2008
 phoenix, az
Thunderbird Conservation ParkPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 03 2019
trekkin_gecko
Hiking10.22 Miles 1,855 AEG
Hiking10.22 Miles   3 Hrs   25 Mns   3.04 mph
1,855 ft AEG      3 Mns Break
 
no photosets
1st trip
first time hiking here
hit most of the trails, i think
enjoyed the high points on cholla loop, arrowhead point and the h4 loop
backtracked to hit sunrise and get double digits
lots of people out - families, dogs, audible music, people carrying dogs and kids
a little busy for me, but to be expected on such a nice weekend day
have wanted some new trails and thought it was definitely worth a visit
home in time to watch second half of Creighton vs. Marquette
big win for the blue jays!
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Dec 27 2018
johnlp
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 Guides 1
 Routes 9
 Photos 4,055
 Triplogs 3,118

61 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Coach Whip Trail H-1 - ThunderbirdPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 27 2018
johnlp
Hiking2.40 Miles 550 AEG
Hiking2.40 Miles
550 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Partners none no partners
Gene , Ron and I started on Coach Whip at Pinnacle Peak Rd then did H-2? Coldish and windy. Quite a few hikers out. Last time I hiked here was 25 years ago. :)
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Nov 28 2018
mt98dew
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 Guides 14
 Routes 19
 Photos 398
 Triplogs 1,390

49 male
 Joined Oct 24 2010
 Phoenix,Az
Coach Whip Trail H-1 - ThunderbirdPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Nov 28 2018
mt98dew
Run/Jog8.60 Miles 450 AEG
Run/Jog8.60 Miles   1 Hour   42 Mns   5.06 mph
450 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
After work jog. Started from 67th Ave side a little after 4pm. Did the Coachwhip as an out and back. On the way out and followed the trail as laid out, which meant I had to cross at the stoplight at 59th :( . I shorten the return, by crossing at the bridge. Not one of my favorite trails to run. Very rocky, but ok elevation variation and decent mileage. Gets dark so early! Still had 2 miles to go when the sunset. Nice sunset with just enough light to finish the jog. Saw quite a few quail, a coyote and a beautiful cardinal.
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Nov 13 2018
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 Routes 68
 Photos 5,192
 Triplogs 638

51 male
 Joined Apr 25 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
Cholla Loop H-3 - ThunderbirdPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 13 2018
Nightstalker
Hiking3.67 Miles 692 AEG
Hiking3.67 Miles   1 Hour   25 Mns   2.72 mph
692 ft AEG      4 Mns Break5 LBS Pack
 no routes
Partners none no partners
Dark lonely hike this morning.
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Nov 08 2018
Nightstalker
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 Routes 68
 Photos 5,192
 Triplogs 638

51 male
 Joined Apr 25 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
Cholla Loop H-3 - ThunderbirdPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 08 2018
Nightstalker
Hiking3.68 Miles 645 AEG
Hiking3.68 Miles   1 Hour   28 Mns   2.69 mph
645 ft AEG      6 Mns Break5 LBS Pack
 no routes
Partners none no partners
I guess I won't be seeing the sunrise again until March :(
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Oct 30 2018
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 Routes 68
 Photos 5,192
 Triplogs 638

51 male
 Joined Apr 25 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
Cholla Loop H-3 - ThunderbirdPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 30 2018
Nightstalker
Hiking3.68 Miles 680 AEG
Hiking3.68 Miles   1 Hour   26 Mns   2.69 mph
680 ft AEG      4 Mns Break5 LBS Pack
 no routes
Partners none no partners
Got to the Pinnacle Peak parking lot at 5:15. Gates were closed. Parked in neighborhood. Only passed 2 other hikers.
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Oct 22 2018
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 Routes 68
 Photos 5,192
 Triplogs 638

51 male
 Joined Apr 25 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
Cholla Loop H-3 - ThunderbirdPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 22 2018
Nightstalker
Hiking3.61 Miles 645 AEG
Hiking3.61 Miles   1 Hour   35 Mns   2.49 mph
645 ft AEG      8 Mns Break5 LBS Pack
 no routes
Partners partners
Gallydoll
Bubbling blisters and early morning thunderstorms wouldn't keep me from meeting up with Gallydoll for a Thunderbird hike this morning. She made the trek all the way over from the East valley to join me and keep me from sleeping in this morning. We were rewarded with cool temps and an outstanding sunrise.
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Oct 10 2018
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 Routes 68
 Photos 5,192
 Triplogs 638

51 male
 Joined Apr 25 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
Cholla Loop H-3 - ThunderbirdPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 10 2018
Nightstalker
Hiking3.61 Miles 672 AEG
Hiking3.61 Miles   1 Hour   21 Mns   2.81 mph
672 ft AEG      4 Mns Break5 LBS Pack
 no routes
Partners none no partners
Got to Pinnacle Peak trailhead at 5:15 and the gate was open. Even though it was new moon, there was enough ambient light from the surrounding neighborhoods that I didn't need my headlamp.
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Sep 19 2018
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 Routes 68
 Photos 5,192
 Triplogs 638

51 male
 Joined Apr 25 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
Cholla Loop H-3 - ThunderbirdPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 19 2018
Nightstalker
Hiking3.67 Miles 671 AEG
Hiking3.67 Miles   1 Hour   24 Mns   2.79 mph
671 ft AEG      5 Mns Break5 LBS Pack
 no routes
Partners none no partners
Pinnacle Peak gates were closed at 4:55am. Saw the truck come and open them about 5:05. Parked on the street. Hot and humid, 86 degrees. 2nd worst hike of the summer.
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Sep 13 2018
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 Routes 68
 Photos 5,192
 Triplogs 638

51 male
 Joined Apr 25 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
Cholla Loop H-3 - ThunderbirdPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 13 2018
Nightstalker
Hiking3.61 Miles 672 AEG
Hiking3.61 Miles   1 Hour   26 Mns   2.67 mph
672 ft AEG      5 Mns Break5 LBS Pack
 no routes
Partners none no partners
First hike attempt after hurting my leg this past Saturday on Kendrick. Got to the trailhead @ 5:05 AM and the gates were open! Plenty of head lamps already on their way up the hills. Saw an owl sitting on the flagpole atop the east side mountain and took some really grainy pictures in the dark. Leg held up well! Looking forward to Little Bear in Flagstaff this weekend.
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Sep 06 2018
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 Routes 68
 Photos 5,192
 Triplogs 638

51 male
 Joined Apr 25 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
Cholla Loop H-3 - ThunderbirdPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 06 2018
Nightstalker
Hiking3.60 Miles 649 AEG
Hiking3.60 Miles   1 Hour   22 Mns   2.77 mph
649 ft AEG      4 Mns Break5 LBS Pack
 no routes
Partners none no partners
Found the gates open this morning when I arrived at 4:55, hooray! It was dark, but not dark enough for me to pull out my headlamp.
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Aug 29 2018
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51 male
 Joined Apr 25 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
Cholla Loop H-3 - ThunderbirdPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 29 2018
Nightstalker
Hiking3.62 Miles 673 AEG
Hiking3.62 Miles   1 Hour   23 Mns   2.72 mph
673 ft AEG      3 Mns Break5 LBS Pack
 no routes
Partners none no partners
Yeah, it was dark. I could see flashing lights in the parking lot off Pinnacle Peak, but couldn't tell if the gates were open. Parked in the neighborhood. It's starting to cool off in the mornings!
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Aug 06 2018
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 Routes 68
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51 male
 Joined Apr 25 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
Cholla Loop H-3 - ThunderbirdPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 06 2018
Nightstalker
Hiking3.99 Miles 700 AEG
Hiking3.99 Miles   1 Hour   27 Mns   2.99 mph
700 ft AEG      7 Mns Break5 LBS Pack
 no routes
Partners none no partners
Got to Pinnacle Peak lot before 5am and found the gates closed and a line of cars waiting to get in. Parked in the residential area and saw the park ranger arrive around 5am to open the gates.
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Jul 30 2018
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51 male
 Joined Apr 25 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
Cholla Loop H-3 - ThunderbirdPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 30 2018
Nightstalker
Hiking3.65 Miles 632 AEG
Hiking3.65 Miles   1 Hour   20 Mns   2.88 mph
632 ft AEG      4 Mns Break5 LBS Pack
 no routes
Partners none no partners
Got to the Pinnacle Peak trailhead at 5am and the gates were open. Nasty hot and humid morning.
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Jul 23 2018
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 Routes 68
 Photos 5,192
 Triplogs 638

51 male
 Joined Apr 25 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
Cholla Loop H-3 - ThunderbirdPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 23 2018
Nightstalker
Hiking3.65 Miles 643 AEG
Hiking3.65 Miles   1 Hour   22 Mns   2.81 mph
643 ft AEG      4 Mns Break5 LBS Pack
 no routes
Partners none no partners
** ALERT **
There were signs at the Pinnacle Peak trailhead today stating the the gates will be closed from sunset to sunrise effective 7/23/2018!

I'm pretty disappointed as this is my goto weekday hike since it's a short drive from my home. I usually start at 5am so I can get in a hike, shower, and still be at work by 8am.
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Jul 02 2018
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 Routes 68
 Photos 5,192
 Triplogs 638

51 male
 Joined Apr 25 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
Cholla Loop H-3 - ThunderbirdPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 02 2018
Nightstalker
Hiking3.61 Miles 624 AEG
Hiking3.61 Miles   1 Hour   17 Mns   2.93 mph
624 ft AEG      3 Mns Break5 LBS Pack
 no routes
Partners none no partners
Pleasant morning (for July) to be out for a hike. Pinnacle Peak parking lot was very full when I completed my loop.
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Jun 29 2018
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 Routes 68
 Photos 5,192
 Triplogs 638

51 male
 Joined Apr 25 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
Cholla Loop H-3 - ThunderbirdPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 29 2018
Nightstalker
Hiking3.65 Miles 759 AEG
Hiking3.65 Miles   1 Hour   19 Mns   2.88 mph
759 ft AEG      3 Mns Break5 LBS Pack
 no routes
Partners none no partners
Wow! Route scout clocked a lot more AEG today over the same route on Monday. Must have been all the pretty girls on the trail today :)
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Jun 25 2018
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 Routes 68
 Photos 5,192
 Triplogs 638

51 male
 Joined Apr 25 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
Cholla Loop H-3 - ThunderbirdPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 25 2018
Nightstalker
Hiking3.71 Miles 684 AEG
Hiking3.71 Miles   1 Hour   19 Mns   2.93 mph
684 ft AEG      3 Mns Break5 LBS Pack
 no routes
Partners none no partners
Busy day on the trails! Already hot this morning before sunrise.
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