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Elden Environmental Study Area - 3 members in 24 triplogs have rated this an average 2.7 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Dec 10 2014
azbackpackr
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68 female
 Joined Jan 21 2006
 Flagstaff AZ
Elden Environmental Study AreaFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
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azbackpackr
Hiking4.66 Miles 851 AEG
Hiking4.66 Miles   2 Hrs   34 Mns   2.07 mph
851 ft AEG      19 Mns Break
 
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Hey, look, I'm hiking again! Went with my Flagstaff pal. I had just been to the dentist to have two fillings, one on each side of lower jaw. Fun! We always have a lot of catching up to do. She chatted, while I responded with a lot of mumbling, slurring and drooling. She's a nurse. She handed me tissues.

Flagstaff has been having a lot of foggy days lately. It burned off long enough for us to do the hike.

I did okay despite my recent retirement from hiking. I guess I'm not retired after all. My feet didn't hurt (that has been the problem) and that's encouraging.

Just as we got back to her place the cold and the fog started in again. We were just in time!
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Jun 03 2012
Jim_H
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 Joined Sep 08 2006
 Marana, AZ
Elden Environmental Study AreaFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
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Jim_H
Hiking1.00 Miles 100 AEG
Hiking1.00 Miles      25 Mns   2.40 mph
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Such a nice day, I went once around on the loop after doing Elden. Saw what at first I thought was a mule deer, but ended up being a fox. I think it was a fox, it didn't look enough like a coyote.

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Kind of nasty looking, but you could filter near the mouth.
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Feb 07 2012
Jim_H
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 Marana, AZ
Elden Environmental Study AreaFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
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Jim_H
Hiking0.40 Miles 80 AEG
Hiking0.40 Miles      15 Mns   1.60 mph
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Up to the spring and back. Flowing on the lower end. Been dry, I guess.

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Aug 23 2011
Jim_H
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 Marana, AZ
Elden Environmental Study AreaFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
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Jim_H
Hiking1.00 Miles 100 AEG
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Once around on a lovely late afternoon.
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Aug 05 2011
Jim_H
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 Marana, AZ
Elden Environmental Study AreaFlagstaff, AZ
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Jim_H
Hiking1.00 Miles 100 AEG
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Once around in the late afternoon.
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Jul 11 2011
Jim_H
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 Marana, AZ
Elden Environmental Study AreaFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
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Jim_H
Hiking1.00 Miles 100 AEG
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Area has had lots of rain recently.

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Flow appears back up.
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Jun 26 2011
Jim_H
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Elden Environmental Study AreaFlagstaff, AZ
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Jim_H
Hiking1.00 Miles 100 AEG
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Once around the loop. No noticeable change in spring flow. Fierce wind, again. Even in late June it feels like the wind just won't die.

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About the same as last time.
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Jun 11 2011
azbackpackr
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 Joined Jan 21 2006
 Flagstaff AZ
Elden Environmental Study AreaFlagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
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azbackpackr
Hiking2.00 Miles 100 AEG
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My first visit to this area. Nice little trails, big boulders, surprisingly quiet despite being in Flagstaff. Not as crowded as Fatman's Loop, etc.
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Jun 11 2011
Jim_H
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 Marana, AZ
Elden Environmental Study AreaFlagstaff, AZ
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Jim_H
Hiking1.00 Miles 100 AEG
Hiking1.00 Miles      45 Mns   1.33 mph
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Once around in the afternoon. No one out, despite it being a nice Saturday around 4:30.
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Wildflowers Observation Light

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Flow is noticeably off from even 9 days ago. Still usable, and there is the tank to filter from. I expect things to decrease further before monsoon season. The small channel that is between the spring and the tank is drying out, and a nasty sludge remains where water once trickled.
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Jun 02 2011
Jim_H
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Elden Environmental Study AreaFlagstaff, AZ
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Jim_H
Hiking1.95 Miles 370 AEG
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Twice around. Looks better in this area than on the wind blown Lookout Trail and Fatman's Loop. The oaks are further along and the seem healthier in general. Spotted the fire on Camp Navajo just before I finished up.
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water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Elden Spring Gallon per minute Gallon per minute
Flow was noticeably off from last time. Still flowing well, but not as heavy. It looked to be right around a gallon per minute, maybe a bit more. Water barely got past the trough and the ground is drying down stream.
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May 03 2011
Jim_H
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Elden Environmental Study AreaFlagstaff, AZ
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Jim_H
Hiking1.95 Miles 370 AEG
Hiking1.95 Miles      40 Mns   2.93 mph
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A little smoky at the base of Elden. Mostly smoke from a burn out by Woody Mt.

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Flow seemed reduced from last month, but still chuggin' along like an old steam engine.
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Apr 25 2011
Jim_H
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Jim_H
Hiking1.00 Miles 100 AEG
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Once around the loop.
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Apr 18 2011
Jim_H
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Jim_H
Hiking1.95 Miles 370 AEG
Hiking1.95 Miles      50 Mns   2.34 mph
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Spring is coming. Buds are swelling, candles elongating, and it was very windy. I did the punk classic.

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Still chugging along.
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Mar 31 2011
Jim_H
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Elden Environmental Study AreaFlagstaff, AZ
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Jim_H
Hiking1.00 Miles 100 AEG
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Out enjoying the nice day. I didn't have the time to do what I really wanted, which was to go to Sedona and do something fun in the 80 degree weather, and I didn't feel well enough to do Elden again, though I feel better than yesterday on Elden, so I did this. As a result, I took my time and enjoyed the warm sun, the more or less warm air, and the scent of pine in the air. Only one loop, and I took my time to soak it in. Buds on the pines are swelling, and even though it will probably be close to 2 months before it gets really nice in Flagstaff, it is spring. I think town has had all the real moisture it will get before monsoon season, so it's gonna be a dry spring. It usually is.
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Mar 28 2011
Jim_H
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Elden Environmental Study AreaFlagstaff, AZ
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Jim_H
Hiking1.95 Miles 370 AEG
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370 ft AEG
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It's such a nice day (for Flagstaff in late March) that I felt like getting out and doing this. I probably would have liked to have done Elden, but didn't want to again so soon. Did the same loop twice, as I did last week with Jake. The birds, and Robins especially, are going crazy on the south face of Elden.
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Mar 24 2011
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 Peoria, AZ
Elden Environmental Study AreaFlagstaff, AZ
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Hiking1.95 Miles 370 AEG
Hiking1.95 Miles      57 Mns   2.49 mph
370 ft AEG      10 Mns Break2 LBS Pack
 
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With Jim. Went around twice. Very pleasant area, glad Jim "showed" it to me (I had been there as a kid).
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Mar 24 2011
Jim_H
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 Marana, AZ
Elden Environmental Study AreaFlagstaff, AZ
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Jim_H
Hiking1.95 Miles 370 AEG
Hiking1.95 Miles      57 Mns   2.05 mph
370 ft AEG
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I met Jake and we did two loops. I was surprised with the elevation being more than I thought, and pleased that my mileage estimate was just about spot on.

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Still flowing strong!
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Feb 27 2011
Jim_H
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Elden Environmental Study AreaFlagstaff, AZ
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Jim_H
Hiking1.00 Miles 100 AEG
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The sun came and I went out to sun and fluff my non-beard. Birds (robins) are chirping around the spring and that makes me think the season will soon be changing from cold and generally pleasant winter, to extreme wind and slightly milder temperatures.
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Feb 25 2011
Jim_H
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Jim_H
Hiking1.00 Miles 100 AEG
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Out on the loop enjoying the sunny part of the afternoon. With the melting snow on Elden, there was a nice waterfall coming south the south face.

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Still flowing strong.
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Jan 26 2011
Jim_H
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Elden Environmental Study AreaFlagstaff, AZ
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Jim_H
Hiking2.50 Miles 200 AEG
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Went passed the spring and then west towards Buffalo Park.
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