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East Wing Mountain - 7 members in 69 triplogs have rated this an average 2.9 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Feb 08 2019
mt98dew
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50 male
 Joined Oct 24 2010
 Phoenix,Az
East Wing MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 08 2019
mt98dew
Hiking2.87 Miles 457 AEG
Hiking2.87 Miles      53 Mns   3.25 mph
457 ft AEG
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After work hike. Back still sore, though once I got into the hike I don't seem to notice it as much. Did the East Wing Loop with a couple of side detours. Hit the scenic overlook on the hill just to the the north of the East Wing Trai and also did an alternate entry trail that comes in from the east. (This entry trail occur about midway through the hike just before you start to summit from the south side). Short hike with some decent elevation. Odd, I've been in this trail numerous times but I don't think I appreciated how many switchbacks were involved. The green landscape really helped to define the trail and made it obvious. Had the trail ro myself except for 3 rabbits and a drone that being flown from a nearby backyard.
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Jul 22 2018
Naferg323
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47 male
 Joined May 26 2017
 Phoenix, AZ
East Wing MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 22 2018
Naferg323
Hiking2.43 Miles 641 AEG
Hiking2.43 Miles   1 Hour   25 Mns   1.92 mph
641 ft AEG      9 Mns Break
 
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My summer of easy local hikes continues! Eastwing Mountain!
A good little trail not heavily trafficked. Seems to be a new neighborhood and park nearby; that's where you park. A short hike to the trailhead and you're off! There's good views of the Northwest Valley including: The CAP canal, Lake Pleasant area, Bradshaw Mountains, and all of Peoria. Nearby are Ludden, Westwing and Sunrise Mountain too! Deems and Pyramid to the East. All good hikes! A short mountain, but still good views. Not a hike I would waste my time on in cooler weather, but great for a quick workout in late July!
When it cools off, I will try and tackle Ludden and Pyramid Peak! :)
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Jul 05 2017
rduckworth56
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27 female
 Joined Jul 05 2017
 Glendale, AZ
East Wing MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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rduckworth56
Hiking1.80 Miles 457 AEG
Hiking1.80 Miles   2 Hrs      0.90 mph
457 ft AEG
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Nice bench to sit on before you reach the most difficult part of the trail
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Jan 15 2017
hippiepunkpira
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33 male
 Joined May 30 2008
 Peoria, AZ
East Wing MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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hippiepunkpirate
Hiking2.20 Miles 490 AEG
Hiking2.20 Miles   1 Hour   21 Mns   1.63 mph
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A sunday afternoon hike with my wife and a few of the in-laws. My brother-in-law brought his 2 year old daughter in a ride-along pack. She loved it!
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Dec 25 2016
hippiepunkpira
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33 male
 Joined May 30 2008
 Peoria, AZ
East Wing MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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hippiepunkpirate
Hiking2.20 Miles 500 AEG
Hiking2.20 Miles   1 Hour   4 Mns   2.06 mph
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Christmas sunset hike with the wife. Could see snow on the Bradshaws and the New River Mountains. Evidence of erosion from the prior day's rain in the steeper sections of trail. Didn't see another person. Perfect!
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Nov 10 2016
mazatzal
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62 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Calderwood-Sunrise-Westwing-Eastwing, AZ 
Calderwood-Sunrise-Westwing-Eastwing, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Nov 10 2016
mazatzal
Hiking10.00 Miles 1,640 AEG
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Headed west to check out some peaks :)

First I did the short trip up Calderwood. Next I drove over to Westwing Park and did two trips, Sunrise and Westwing. For the last one I headed up Easting.

Liked Westwing the most. Very few people on all 4 trails, 3-6 on each one.
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May 21 2016
Eartheist
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48 male
 Joined Jul 16 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
East Wing MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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Eartheist
Hiking2.30 Miles 478 AEG
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Feb 05 2016
JasonCleghorn
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44 male
 Joined Nov 11 2014
 Phoenix, AZ
East Wing MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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JasonCleghorn
Hiking1.06 Miles 352 AEG
Hiking1.06 Miles      25 Mns   2.89 mph
352 ft AEG      3 Mns Break
 
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Death defying switchbacks, crippling exposure. Oh wait, never mind my grandmothers could scale this peak. They're both dead.

Still, the first of three peaks bagged today.

VERY windy, at least 30 MPH sustained at the summit.
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Jan 19 2016
mt98dew
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50 male
 Joined Oct 24 2010
 Phoenix,Az
East Wing MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Jan 19 2016
mt98dew
Run/Jog2.75 Miles 457 AEG
Run/Jog2.75 Miles      38 Mns   4.34 mph
457 ft AEG
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Did a short after work run at East Wing. Did the scenic overlook as well as the connector trail that ends with a wooden bridge. Did the lasso clockwise. Saw two hikers on trail. Wildlife included quail and a roadrunner. Temps were nice. Saw the beginnings of a nice sunset.
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Dec 21 2015
The_Dude
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41 male
 Joined Jun 10 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
Ludden MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 21 2015
The_Dude
Hiking3.24 Miles 1,446 AEG
Hiking3.24 Miles   2 Hrs   3 Mns   1.94 mph
1,446 ft AEG      23 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
 
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After work hike for the Monday peak trifecta. Started up Ludden a bit before 4, I parked across the street in the neighborhood and picked my way up. Pants are a must for this one, no trail and some spots of considerable brush, though thankfully most of it is Brittlebush. Loaded up the official track on Route Scout, awesome tool to help! Made my way up to the first rock bluff, it got pretty steep right up at the top. This area has been pretty heavily tagged by some dummy with a can of spray paint, pretty disappointing. Heading down the south side of this was the sketchiest part of the day, I did not like the drainage I made my way down. Hit the cholla field approaching the saddle, and made my way over up the peak. I got cliffed out near the peak, but after circling to the east a bit I found a good boulder field to scramble up. Did not find the summit log up top, but I was not looking too hard either. I decided to drop down the boulder field and make my way back on the eastern end of the mountain. This side was all Brittlebush and no cholla, so that helped the choice. Much less steep this way too. Got back to my truck right before sunset and headed up the road to East Wing. Got in a quick loop in the post-sunset color and by the moonlight, no need for a headlamp. This was a welcomed well-groomed trail after a few off-trail excursions for the earlier part of the day. I did see one other hiker on the loop, only contact of the day on the trail.
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Sep 07 2015
mt98dew
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 Joined Oct 24 2010
 Phoenix,Az
East Wing MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 07 2015
mt98dew
Hiking5.37 Miles 457 AEG
Hiking5.37 Miles   1 Hour   33 Mns   3.46 mph
457 ft AEG
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Did a short hike in what I call my Midwing flatland section. This is just north of East and WestWing Mountains. Lot of no name trails out there that I am still trying to grid. Very windy, with nice dark clouds to the north and west. Had the desert to myself.
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Aug 27 2015
mt98dew
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 Phoenix,Az
East Wing MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 27 2015
mt98dew
Hiking4.21 Miles 457 AEG
Hiking4.21 Miles   1 Hour   12 Mns   3.51 mph
457 ft AEG
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I had extra stuff that needed to be done at work, but the trails and weather was too good to pass up. Revisited what I call the Midwing Flatland trail and did some Trails north of east/west wing mountains. Trails I followed today (and there are a lot to chose from) were primarily bike paths hat I had done before. So the trails were nothing new, but the weather certainly was. Sprinkled the entire time I was out there with occasional flashes of lightning. Kind of cool, at the park where the trail starts I saw coyotes lounging in the grass. Literally just lying in the grass, enjoying the weather. A first glance it almost looked like a German Shepard.
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Aug 08 2015
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51 male
 Joined Apr 25 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
East Wing MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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Nightstalker
Hiking4.00 Miles 612 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles   1 Hour   47 Mns   2.64 mph
612 ft AEG      16 Mns Break13 LBS Pack
 
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Hiked up the difficult option and took the scenic view spur down the south face. Followed an old old trail south and west out to some old jeep roads and returned to the park making a nice 4 mile loop. Humidity was INSANE this morning! Got better once the sun broke through the clouds.
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Apr 30 2015
hippiepunkpira
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33 male
 Joined May 30 2008
 Peoria, AZ
East Wing MountainPhoenix, AZ
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hippiepunkpirate
Hiking2.20 Miles 500 AEG
Hiking2.20 Miles      47 Mns   2.81 mph
500 ft AEG2 LBS Pack
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Apr 23 2015
hippiepunkpira
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33 male
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 Peoria, AZ
East Wing MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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hippiepunkpirate
Hiking2.30 Miles 500 AEG
Hiking2.30 Miles      52 Mns   2.94 mph
500 ft AEG      5 Mns Break2 LBS Pack
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Feb 11 2015
hippiepunkpira
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33 male
 Joined May 30 2008
 Peoria, AZ
East Wing MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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hippiepunkpirate
Hiking3.00 Miles 825 AEG
Hiking3.00 Miles   1 Hour   8 Mns   2.69 mph
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Summitted twice.
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Feb 07 2015
hippiepunkpira
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33 male
 Joined May 30 2008
 Peoria, AZ
East Wing MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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hippiepunkpirate
Hiking2.40 Miles 540 AEG
Hiking2.40 Miles      56 Mns   2.57 mph
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Feb 04 2015
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 Joined Sep 24 2004
 Phoenix, AZ
East Wing MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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black_toes
Hiking2.10 Miles 457 AEG
Hiking2.10 Miles   2 Hrs   27 Mns   1.62 mph
457 ft AEG   1 Hour   9 Mns Break
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Back out at the same area as yesterday. But this time rather than going into the desert flats N of Sonoran Mountain Ranch Park, I turned S and ventured up the mountain to the double-tipped summit. For what it's worth, my GPS measured the N tip 2 feet higher than the S one. Magnificent views from the top on a sunny late afternoon, making the depressing start along a small wash and through the Ridgeline residential development worth it. Looked out to the CAP where I turned around yesterday, and the flats appeared desolate. But surely there will be a new housing development out there in the near future. Good views of other nearby peaks including Pyramid slightly to the NE, Deem Hills a tad to the SE. West Wing Mtn and Keefer Hill were lost in the haze and setting sun. Strangely amid such a cluster of homes I ran across only a few hikers, four altogether. One, a young woman with an unleashed pit bull named "Aleeka" caused me a moment's anxiety when it walked up to me and gave a sniff. The woman said the dog was well-behaved and, I suppose, you have to believe owners in those situations. Still. Took 33 1/2 minutes moving time to get up the longer intermediate trail, though I stopped often to experiment with a new camera lens. It's a nifty 50 but I know eventually I will have to spend some serious money on a nice zoom. Anyway, short but pleasant hike with no problems from my knee injury of three weeks ago.
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Jan 20 2015
hippiepunkpira
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 Peoria, AZ
East Wing MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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hippiepunkpirate
Hiking2.20 Miles 492 AEG
Hiking2.20 Miles      44 Mns   3.00 mph
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Jan 09 2015
mt98dew
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 Joined Oct 24 2010
 Phoenix,Az
East Wing MountainPhoenix, AZ
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Hiking avatar Jan 09 2015
mt98dew
Hiking2.75 Miles 457 AEG
Hiking2.75 Miles   1 Hour   11 Mns   2.32 mph
457 ft AEG
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Nice after work hike. Parked at Sonoran Mtn Ranch Park and the walked east and south down Chaflen St/Ave (can't remember if it was a street or avenue) to get to the TH which is on the east side of the road. Did the lasso going clockwise. Did the scenic hill which branches off from the main trail within .1 mile of the start of the trail. Very short diversion with a couple of benches for enjoying the subdivision view if you're so inclined. Also did the connector trail which connects the homes on the back end on the lasso. I have to admit that the views aren't great. There are homes on almost 3/4 of the mountain so the homes are always nearby and in view. But I do like the design of the trail. The trail does some nice twisting and turning and does a lot with the confined space that it has to work with. The nearby desert foliage is nice as well. Only saw 2 hikers during the hike. From the top of East Wing I watched as the sun dropped behind the White Tanks. No wildlife.
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