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Circumference Trail - Deem Hills - 22 members in 108 triplogs have rated this an average 2.5 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Feb 16 2021
mt98dew
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 Phoenix,Az
Circumference Trail - Deem HillsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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mt98dew
Run/Jog6.07 Miles 890 AEG
Run/Jog6.07 Miles   1 Hour   27 Mns   4.19 mph
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After work jog. Parked on the west side (by the dog park) and did a loop CCW. Time is not great but I kept the feet moving. Trails fairly busy for a weekday afternoon...encountered 21 hikers and 3 runners. Helps with having great weather. Temps in the 60’s, accompanied by a strong wind. Hard to work up a sweat in those conditions. :)
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Jan 31 2021
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 Phoenix, Az
Circumference Trail - Deem HillsPhoenix, AZ
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rrshort
Hiking2.00 Miles 890 AEG
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A quick hike was in order this afternoon so I headed for the trailhead nearest me which was the Deem Hills East. I was going to do a portion of the Circumference trail. The parking area was full but I only had to wait a few minutes before someone pulled out. The sun was out when I started in the CCW direction making for a warm beginning. There was a little bit of up and down to help make the short hike worthwhile. I went about a mile then headed back. The clouds had increased and there was a breeze to make it a comfortable return. Nice way to stretch my legs today.
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tibber
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 Phoenix, AZ
Circumference Trail - Deem HillsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 03 2021
tibber
Hiking7.42 Miles 1,160 AEG
Hiking7.42 Miles   3 Hrs   5 Mns   2.52 mph
1,160 ft AEG      8 Mns Break
 
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Route ended up being longer than I thot and I ended up taking way too many movies (sky was pretty) but it was a good workout. I started clockwise per the hike guide. I intended to throw in the Ridgeline too for some elevation. The parking lot was full but fortunately as I was turning around, a car pulled out.

I started up the hill on the Circumference Trail, having done this section all the way to the middle saddle last year. The sun was peeking in and out of the clouds which made it a bit nippy at times. This trail is a little rocky here and there so you do have to pay attention to where you're walking. I rounded the eastern saddle and started hiking west when the sun came out again. Last time I hiked here it was overcast so it looks a little different when the sun shines on it.

I tried to make good time but ended up taking a lot more movies which slows me down. I only ran into about 5 hikers on this side until the saddle where you drop around to the southwestern side when all of a sudden I encountered quite a few hikers. For the rest of the hike I would encounter hikers, more than I thot I would on a late Sunday afternoon. It felt like I was constantly pulling over as I think it's easier if a single hiker steps aside.

This side of the Deem Hills is all new to me. I now see where the other TH is, near a recreation area. The hills are filled with interesting rocks and natural rock walls. Along with the golden grasses and smattering of desert cactus and trees, it's a pretty view. As you hit the west side you can see Pyramid Peak and the canal. Walking on the north side you eventually encounter a straight on view of the canal which is quite cool.

The Circumference Trail starts to veer south again for a while before I encountered the Ridgeline Trail. It kind of goes every which way as it gradually takes you up to the ridge. I was impressed with the somewhat easy grade. I finally made it to the top, looked around and then, yep, those darn hot air balloons showed up so I had to stop and get some pictures. I had my regular camera with me so I was able to do some zooming. The pictures would have been better but the direction and haze in the sky interfered with the quality.

I headed down the trail, I had been on this part last year too. I joined up with Basalt Trail to take me back down to the Circumference which does a little zig zag before taking you straight north to the bottom. It was all in the shade but surprisingly, not too cold. In the valley between, you could see all the seed head Stinknet; such a shame. There is a lot of it here. I rounded the corner and saw the home stretch before me.

I had my beer and peanuts while watching the colors of the sunset surround the area. It is a nice workout hike but I wish the trail were a tad smoother. I ended up taking a lot of movies with lots of narration.

Video 1 Circumference [ youtube video ]
Video 2 Circumference, Ridgeline [ youtube video ]
Video 3 Ridgeline, Circumference [ youtube video ]

WATCH: 7.13 miles in 3:05 at 2.3 avg MPH. 127 avg bpm, 163 high bpm (41 min at max Zone 5, 51 min Zone 4, 1:20 in Zone 3 (aerobic), 12 min Zone 2) burning 1155 calories. Temp at start 60.7 with 24% humidity finishing at 5:15 PM
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Nov 26 2020
rcorfman
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Deem Hills to Pyramid Peak, AZ 
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Hiking avatar Nov 26 2020
rcorfman
Hiking9.23 Miles 1,013 AEG
Hiking9.23 Miles   2 Hrs   56 Mns   3.34 mph
1,013 ft AEG      10 Mns Break
 
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Walked from home to Deem Hills, where I turned onto the Circumference trail went up to the Ridgeline trail at the saddle, followed the Ridgeline trail up, over, and down to the Circumference trail. I exited the Circumference trail on its NW end which is where my route for this starts. From there I did a sort of lollypop loop to the side of Pyramid Peak to find two geocaches that I recently noticed. There's lots of trails used by Mt bikers and motorcycles out here and I mostly followed them. Reached the end of one where I thought there was a trail over the other side but I was mistaken, so I had to climb down. It wasn't too far or too bad, but the granite was rough and it would have been easier with gloves. Went back to the Circumference trail where I continued clockwise on it and then home.

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Nov 06 2020
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Deem Hills - Inner Figure EightPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 06 2020
tibber
Hiking5.10 Miles 980 AEG
Hiking5.10 Miles   2 Hrs   12 Mns   2.37 mph
980 ft AEG      3 Mns Break
 
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Since I wussed out of an overnite AZT event due to the forecast, I had to pick a hike to do and this was it. Did I miss somewhere about how cool an area this is to hike? I looked thru previous trip reports and only a couple mentioned how lovely it is out here. I did learn that in the trip reports, it's better NOT to hike here when the snakes can dominate the Hills. I did see lots of former HAZers in the trip reports too; wonder where they are now?

It was warmer than I thot it was supposed to be but it didn't feel like the temperature. Besides, it was an overcast day which means, no sunglasses or a hat and that's a big deal in my book. I arrived at the east TH where there were still 3 spots available to park out of the dozen or so available spots.

I started up toward the hills and noticed right away that it is a pretty rocky trail. It was a nice up as Ups go. The scenery even at this level was not what I expected as I thot it would be like the Phx Sonoran Preserves but it's different, mostly because of all that basalt. And there is a lot in all sorts of shapes and sizes.

I eventually got over to the other side of the mountain and to an intersection. I had the route loaded but I couldn't tell which way it went first. I opted for the Up route on the east side of the hill. It's a bit roly poly and a bit rocky. And by rocky I mean the rocks are stuck into the dirt. Soon you get a good visual of the canal and I could look across to the Phx Sonoran Preserve. The breeze had picked up so that was nice.

From there it was down the hill and switching occasionally to join up with the original intersection that I had done a bit of a circle before picking my route. And even here I wasn't sure as the route on RS looked like it was covering ground I had already been on so I dropped down over the south side and more or less went east. This is the side where you see all the houses but you are looking east so you don't pay them much mind. The hillside was dotted with lots of basalt with desert flora sprouting between all of the rocks. You can see the trail stretched out before you and once you come up slightly out of the bowl I headed west and north eventually, after deciding no to a couple other trail options, with the Circumference Trail.

My route was Circumference, Palisade, Circumference, Palisade, Circumference. No wonder I was a little confused :-k . As usual I opted to go a little higher rather than the lower trail before I hooked up with the trail back to my waiting Huckleberry beer and buffalo stick. I saw about 7 hikers and 4 dogs; that's it. One of the hikers even laughed at my, what's that grey stuff in the sky observation. Anyway, I'll be adding this to my hiking repertoire except during snake season.

I did take a few too many photos but being as this was a first time hike of this area, it stands to reason. I also tried out using Video Pro on my phone. I put together a movie and included these and other photos: [ youtube video ] and I used music by HAZ's LosDosSloFolks (thank you).

WATCH: 4.79 miles (so gps. must not have locked in right away) in 2:13:25 at 2.1 avg MPH (1543 - 2072 feet), avg bpm 130, max 156 (37 min in Zone 5 max, 44 min zone 4, 51 zone 3), burned 888 calories, 72.8 degrees with 19% humidity at 10:08 AM Huckleberry beer time.
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Sep 23 2020
chumley
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 Tempe, AZ
Deeems Hill, AZ 
Deeems Hill, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Sep 23 2020
chumley
Hiking2.75 Miles 396 AEG
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This one is right up there with the Victory Steps on the list of my favorite hikes in the valley. Apparently this place burned this summer. Like everywhere else! :y: Still looks like Peoria to me. :sweat:
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Apr 09 2020
mt98dew
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Circumference Trail - Deem HillsPhoenix, AZ
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Run/Jog6.04 Miles 890 AEG
Run/Jog6.04 Miles   1 Hour   22 Mns   4.42 mph
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Never done the Circumference in April and with the the weather being what it is, it seemed like the perfect hike. Starting from the west side, I got to the park around 4pm. As I expected the area was busy. Did the loop going CCW. Trail is challenging because of its rockiness, but I do like the distance and the elevation change. Crowds not too bad on the east side (though the TH lot was full), but once I got past the flat section and made my way back into the "innards" and the west side it was a steady flow. Encountered about 70 users, most on the west side. One was a biker pushing his bike up the trail. :( Not the best trails for biking. I imagine for most bikers these trails are one and done. Saw some quail and 1 snake. It had the markings that made me think of a rattlesnake, but no rattle. The guy was lying in the middle of the trail...didn't even flinch as I sidled past him. Poor guy is probably traumatized with all the activity his hill is seeing. Weather was great! Enjoy while we can!!
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Deem Hills - Inner Figure EightPhoenix, AZ
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Hiking avatar Mar 10 2020
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Hiking3.90 Miles 980 AEG
Hiking3.90 Miles   1 Hour   28 Mns   2.66 mph
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I am not sure if the trail I took has an official name. Part Circumference/ Part Inner Figure eight. Regardless a great hike that started at 4:00 PM. Trail itself is pretty rocky - glad I wore hiking boots. Wild flowers are out, yellow, orange and purple. Between the flowers and weeds, parts of the trail has overgrowth from the sides making the possibility of getting scratch. Saw plenty of lizards and one chipmunk? but thankfully no snakes. These trails are usually less busier then Thunderbird.
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mt98dew
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Circumference Trail - Deem HillsPhoenix, AZ
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mt98dew
Run/Jog6.07 Miles 890 AEG
Run/Jog6.07 Miles   1 Hour   20 Mns   4.55 mph
890 ft AEG
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After work jog. Started from the east side (next to the dog park) and did a CCW loop on the Circumference. Weather was awesome again and I thought I did pretty good, but my time was consistent with previous runs. No wildlife except for a multitude of small lizards....well into the 20's. Encountered 8 hikers and 4 bikers. My hat off to the bikers; this a rocky trail and cannot be easy to bike. Looks like there was a fire on the west side of the hill. Scorched the flat part of the trail and seemed to be contained to the area. Did not impact the trail. Just the views.
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Apr 19 2019
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Circumference Trail - Deem HillsPhoenix, AZ
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Hiking5.70 Miles 890 AEG
Hiking5.70 Miles   2 Hrs   11 Mns   2.61 mph
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Beautiful weather, not very busy and no snakes.
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Apr 07 2019
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Ridgeline Trail - Deem HillsPhoenix, AZ
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Hiking3.82 Miles 647 AEG
Hiking3.82 Miles   1 Hour   27 Mns   2.70 mph
647 ft AEG      2 Mns Break5 LBS Pack
 
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Feb 09 2019
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Circumference Trail - Deem HillsPhoenix, AZ
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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
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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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mt98dew
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Circumference Trail - Deem HillsPhoenix, AZ
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Run/Jog6.12 Miles 890 AEG
Run/Jog6.12 Miles   1 Hour   18 Mns   4.71 mph
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After work jog. Started from the park on the west side and did the loop going CCW. Tough run today...not overly motivated....just kept the feet churning. Had the trails to myself, though I did see a hiker in the distance. Wildlife lizards and a chipmunk.
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Jun 16 2018
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 Phoenix, AZ
Circumference Trail - Deem HillsPhoenix, AZ
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Hiking6.90 Miles 890 AEG
Hiking6.90 Miles   3 Hrs   1 Min   2.86 mph
890 ft AEG      36 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
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Nice day for this hike. Temp very cool for June. Started at 6AM and headed in a CCW direction around the loop. Lots of great views along the way. Talked to a very nice Ranger (Andy) for about 20 min. about all the trails in the area. Trail was in great condition and recent rain kept the dust down. No critters spotted today.
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Feb 02 2018
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Circumference Trail - Deem HillsPhoenix, AZ
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Hiking1.74 Miles 890 AEG
Hiking1.74 Miles   1 Hour   40 Mns   1.04 mph
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Looking to try a new area and trail I headed for Deem Hills Park where I was going to hike part of the Circumference Trail. Found the park easily enough. Located the trail and set out on this warm afternoon. I headed to the right when I got on the actual trail The trail was fairly smooth as it wound around the side of the hills. The volcanic rock was prevalent with cacti sparingly spread throughout. The trail ascended slightly as it went along giving views of the surrounding neighborhood. A long rocky and uneven uphill section took me to the junction with the Ridgeline Trail which I made my turnaround point for the day. I made my way back to the trailhead enjoying the slightly more comfortable temps as the afternoon waned. While not wildly scenic it was still a trail worth a return visit to check out some other sections.
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Circumference Trail - Deem HillsPhoenix, AZ
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Hiking6.35 Miles 948 AEG
Hiking6.35 Miles   1 Hour   8 Mns   5.60 mph
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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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BCT Yo-Yo No Go, AZ 
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Backpack avatar Nov 12 2017
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Backpack58.15 Miles 5,714 AEG
Backpack58.15 Miles3 Days         
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My plan was to hike from my home, to the south end of the BCT, then hike the BCT to its north end at the Prescott NF boundary, turn around, and head home. The goal was four days out and three days back for a total of ~166 miles.

In preparation, I stashed a gallon of water and food resupply at the Big Bug trailhead, 2 gallons at the Glorianna TH, 2 gallons near the Table Mesa TH, 2 gallons at the Emery Henderson TH, and a gallon at the southern end off of Carefree Hwy. I also performed some trail maintenance trimming brush from the southern end of the BCT. It's not maintained and is overgrown and I wanted an easier time through there on my return which I expected to be in the dark.

Day 1 - Sunday, 15 miles
I left my house about 2pm and saw my neighbor unpacking from a trip along the Escalante Route, GCNP. We chatted for a minute before I continued. I took my trail access into the SE side Deem Hills Park, and got on the Circumference trail and followed it up to the saddle and then took the Basalt trail down to the other side of the Circumference trail and followed it to the NW of the park where I got on the Canal road to 51st Ave, crossed the bridge over the CAP, and continued on 51st to near the 303 where I diverted east a bit to cross under it. From there I headed to Gibson Tank, an old cattle corral and watering station that was fairly large. I think it was last worked in the mid 80s, so about 30 years ago. From there, I finished my walk NW to the Carefree Hwy and about 57th ave, where there is a locked gate just west of Carefree Hwy mile 28. A bit west of the gate is a wildlife crossing in the fence that I took, then I headed east on the dirt road until I turned north onto where I believe the BCT is supposed to start, there the Bob Bentley TH may one day be built. There are no trail markers until reaching the Maricopa Trail, (which aligns with the BCT about a mile north of Carefree Hwy and a bit west of 51st Ave, north to Pioneer Rd.), not long after that, the first BCT trail signs are seen.

It was getting dark where the BCT and MT part ways and there was thick brush to the west filled with birds making quite a racket. I stopped and listened to them for a few minutes. I was able to make it past the federal pen before turning my headlamp on. The only tricky part in the dark was crossing New River. Normally I'd look for trail signs across the way but wasn't able to in the dark, so I depended on some GPS tracks I had on my GPSr to pick the trail back up on the other side.

I made it to the Emery Henderson TH a bit past seven and found my cached water and set up camp under the north most ramada. Technically, there's no camping at the TH but I figured I'd be in and out without anyone knowing I was there with a minimalist footprint. There is a camp host there now too, something I haven't seen there for a few years.

Day 2 - Monday, 23 miles
I don't know when I got up, but there was a beautiful sunrise. I was on the trail about 7. The sky was overcast and temps were perfect for hiking through the morning. I took the west side of the Boy Scout loop and then enjoyed walking through a stand of giant saguaros along one of my favorite sections of the BCT. The sun came out and it started to warm as I headed up and over the hill into the Table Mesa area. I had took a short food and water break at my water cache in Table Mesa. When I reached the Little Pan Loop, I went right to the east side. It was getting warmer as I finished the loop and I was ready for a break by the time I reached Cottonwood Gulch, about 17 miles in.

From there, I knew I could make it to the Agua Fria before 5 so no night hiking today. This is the part of the trail I'm most familiar with too as I've done it several times. I passed the only crested saguaro I know of along the BCT. If you know of any others along the BCT please let me know. Most of this section is all up hill until the final descent to the Agua Fria. When I reached the descent, I decided to call home and check on some things before finishing, as I wasn't sure I'd have phone service by the river. I did, so it didn't matter but it was nice to relax for a few minutes before finishing up for the day.

I enjoyed the day's hike, but my legs were bothering me all day, I got a blister on my right heel which totally surprised me, and a mild case of chafe which I didn't notice until I stood up after my break at Cottonwood Gulch. Thank goodness for Body Glide to finish the hike with and medicated powder before bed.

Day 3 - Tuesday, 20 miles
I was slower getting out of camp this morning than yesterday even though I started earlier. Ugh. After about 2.5 miles, I reached the next Agua Fria river crossing and stopped for a few to clean up some. I didn't feel like cleaning last night and it was a bit chilly this morning. Plus, I was stopping for water anyway as there was no reason to carry extra water for the distance from camp to here. The past few years, there has been a large pool of water here but it seems to have got washed away since last spring. The river is always changing. Slate Creek was dry and then it was warm walking to Soap Creek. I felt like I was moving okay, but I was slow. Then from Soap Creek to Black Canyon Creek I was loosing muster and halfway up from Black Canyon Creek to Maggie Mine Road, I was really flagging and stopped in some small shade and drank a bunch and ate some. That helped a bit, but I was still dragging. By the time I reached the Glorianna TH, I was ready for another break and my water cache, especially so after walking through the scorched desert from a summer wildfire. At least the trail is in good shape.

I had about 10 miles left from Glorianna to General Springs, the next water and my day's target. It was looking like I'd finish in the dark. The trail continued in and out of the burn and I was not enjoying myself at all. the whole day I'd had little energy and was wanting off trail. When it took me well over an hour to hike 3 miles and all I wanted to do was lie down, I figured it was time to go home. I tried calling my family but no answers, so I sent a text to come get me and I turned around and headed back to Glorianna TH. My wife was there waiting for me and we headed down the hill and had dinner at Chileen's in Black Canyon City. Just so you know, it was Taco Tuesday with $1 tacos.

Aftermath
Not sure what my problem was. I think I'm getting a cold as my nose is getting stuffy. Perhaps it was that, perhaps not. This morning I went and picked up all my cached water and resupply. It was nice not walking today.

More water reports
I crossed the Agua Fria in three places: The north east end of Little Pan Loop, going south from BCC TH and going north from BCC TH. The BCT crosses it in five places (in addition to the three I mentioned, the SW end of Little Pan Loop [usually has water] and way north [normally dry]). There was flowing water at all three crossings I passed. The Agua Fria goes above and under ground many times on its length, so perhaps there should be a few Agua Fria water sources?
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Nov 02 2017
Nightstalker
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Palisade Trail - Deem HillsPhoenix, AZ
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Nightstalker
Hiking2.91 Miles 534 AEG
Hiking2.91 Miles      59 Mns   3.12 mph
534 ft AEG      3 Mns Break5 LBS Pack
 
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rcorfman
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Deem Hills Blanket Statement, AZ 
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Hiking avatar Oct 18 2017
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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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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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Palisade Trail - Deem HillsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 04 2017
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Hiking2.87 Miles 514 AEG
Hiking2.87 Miles   1 Hour   1 Min   2.97 mph
514 ft AEG      3 Mns Break6 LBS Pack
 
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