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Los Lomitas Trail - South Mountain - 28 members in 119 triplogs have rated this an average 2.1 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Oct 17 2020
hikerdw
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 Routes 165
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61 male
 Joined Aug 16 2009
 Mesa,AZ
Telegraph Holbert Lasso, AZ 
Telegraph Holbert Lasso, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Oct 17 2020
hikerdw
Hiking9.49 Miles 1,778 AEG
Hiking9.49 Miles   3 Hrs   17 Mns   2.92 mph
1,778 ft AEG      2 Mns Break
 
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1st trip
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Did this same loop 5 years ago and recalled enjoying it so made a last minute decision to hike it again. Not a bad urban hike, however on this day the masses were out on Holbert, which I didn’t recall from the last hike, and lots of litter seen on all trails. Won’t be to eager to repeat this loop especially on a weekend.
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Aug 26 2020
LindaAnn
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40 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Telegraph-Kiwanis-Ranger, AZ 
Telegraph-Kiwanis-Ranger, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Aug 26 2020
LindaAnn
Hiking6.96 Miles 1,580 AEG
Hiking6.96 Miles   2 Hrs   47 Mns   2.55 mph
1,580 ft AEG      3 Mns Break
 
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Denny said my recent hikes have been too easy and that I need to up my game. We got started at 0500 and headed up Telegraph. A few people out, but not many. Down Kiwanis, where there were a few more people. Turned the headlamps off about halfway down. Sunrise is definitely getting later.

Despite my forgetting to include it in the triplog title, we headed west on Los Lomitas. I was so excited about that, I nearly got lost. Despite being armed, I wouldn’t want to wander too far the wrong direction and end up in South Phoenix. Hearing a few coyotes prompted Denny to declare Lomitas a “wildlife wonderland”, or something like that. Obviously overheated, he was also talking about waterfalls.

South up Ranger, where we decided to skip Goat Hill today, then east on National and back down Telegraph. I do like this loop, and would do it more often if the parking lot opened earlier. As always, great to get a hike in with Denny!
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Aug 26 2020
Tortoise_Hiker
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59 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Telegraph-Kiwanis-Ranger, AZ 
Telegraph-Kiwanis-Ranger, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Aug 26 2020
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking6.96 Miles 1,580 AEG
Hiking6.96 Miles   2 Hrs   47 Mns   2.55 mph
1,580 ft AEG      3 Mns Break
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Linda suggested a hike with Los Lomitas included so I was in. I didn’t have a Goat Hill in me today so I nixed that from the get go. When it gets hot I’m not known to make the right call so I called it beforehand. 😂 We got started around 5am. Linda set a comfortable pace and added a variety of topics for an entertaining conversation and enjoyable hike. Los Lomitas section of trail being the highlight with a coyote serenade the whole way. The clouds/smoke kept the sun at bay and it was tolerable for the 7 miles. Always nice to get an early South Mountain hike in. Thanks for the hike Linda! Like HAZ, you rock!
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May 23 2020
trekkin_gecko
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62 female
 Joined Nov 17 2008
 phoenix, az
Goat Hill via Ranger TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 23 2020
trekkin_gecko
Hiking5.76 Miles 1,315 AEG
Hiking5.76 Miles   1 Hour   43 Mns   3.36 mph
1,315 ft AEG
 
haven't hit goat hill in awhile
i've always been able to park at ranger trailhead so started there
ranger to goat hill, back east on national, down kiwanis, finishing on haz favorite los lomitas
makes for a nice loop
quite a few on kiwanis, otherwise not busy at all even though every trailhead on the way was packed
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Feb 26 2020
LindaAnn
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40 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Goat Hill via Telegraph PassPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 26 2020
LindaAnn
Hiking7.80 Miles 1,765 AEG
Hiking7.80 Miles   3 Hrs   9 Mns   2.53 mph
1,765 ft AEG      4 Mns Break
 
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Denny’s turn to choose the hike today. We got started around 7:45 and headed up Telegraph. At the the road, we headed down Kiwanis, west on Los Lomitas, then up Ranger. Lots of flowers through that stretch. At the top of Ranger, we headed west on National to Goat Hill, then back east on National down to Telegraph. Despite Denny choosing the hike, he threw me under the bus while talking to two hikers on National; they were surprised we hiked uphill twice and he told them I was a slave driver. Just wait til our next hike together. Back down Telegraph to finish out the hike. Cool and breezy most of the morning, but warm as we finished up the last mile or so.
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate
Poppies, lupine, etc
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Feb 26 2020
Tortoise_Hiker
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59 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Goat Hill via Telegraph PassPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 26 2020
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking7.80 Miles 1,765 AEG
Hiking7.80 Miles   3 Hrs   9 Mns   2.53 mph
1,765 ft AEG      4 Mns Break
 
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Great weather, great company, and a great trail( Los Lomitas)! A HAZ trifecta. Thanks Linda, like Haz, you rock!
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate
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Feb 01 2020
Nightstalker
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52 male
 Joined Apr 25 2011
 Goodyear, AZ
Holbert - National - Kiwanis - Lomitas - Box, AZ 
Holbert - National - Kiwanis - Lomitas - Box, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 01 2020
Nightstalker
Hiking7.51 Miles 1,506 AEG
Hiking7.51 Miles   3 Hrs   43 Mns   2.46 mph
1,506 ft AEG      40 Mns Break13 LBS Pack
 
Gallydoll, Jan, Yolanda, Trish, and new friend joined me for the most pleasant hike on South Mountain this morning. After completing the loop, we were treated to the Canada Day celebration going on in the Holbert trail head parking lot. Food trucks and sledding were on the menu.
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Jan 06 2020
Walkingbambam
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64 male
 Joined Apr 09 2019
 Phx Az
Holbert Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 06 2020
Walkingbambam
Hiking7.90 Miles 1,145 AEG
Hiking7.90 Miles   4 Hrs   35 Mns   1.72 mph
1,145 ft AEG
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1st trip
Got to the TH about 6:30 am and it was cold. Only one there but a couple people came down the mountain. Last time I did this loop was fours years ago and I was not properly prepared for it. Street shoes and one water bottle just didn't cut it. Being prepared this time had and enjoyable hike. Could of shaved about 60 minutes off the hike but stopped many times to enjoy the views. Didn’t pass anyone until I got to the top of Telegraph Pass where I had a great conversation with Tom and Larry. Few people on Kiwanis and nobody til I got back to the TH.
Lots of trash on Holbert. 😒. What makes people think they don’t have to cleanup after themselves....or their pets!!!!! 😖😖😖. Great hike, spectacular views, good, crisp day and nice people!! Great to be out!! HAPPY HIKING!!
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Dec 31 2019
Jim_H
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41 male
 Joined Sep 08 2006
 University, AZ
Holbert Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 31 2019
Jim_H
Hiking7.10 Miles 1,230 AEG
Hiking7.10 Miles   2 Hrs   40 Mns   2.66 mph
1,230 ft AEG
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Clockwise loop from the 7th St parking area up Holbert, west on National, and north on Kiwanis. Oh, then back on Los Lomitas. I was reminded of why I went the other direction most of the prior times I did this: the sun was in my face on the National Trail! That was sort of nice, because I wasn't even sure I would see the sun with the persistent overcast.
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Dec 19 2019
LindaAnn
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40 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Goat Hill Loop via Pyramid / BurseraPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 19 2019
LindaAnn
Hiking13.38 Miles 2,774 AEG
Hiking13.38 Miles   5 Hrs   7 Mns   2.66 mph
2,774 ft AEG      5 Mns Break
 
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We were needing to work off some of the caloric sins of too many Christmas parties, so a few extra miles got added to this loop. Up Bursera, east on National, with a side trip to Goat Hill. Down Ranger, then east on Los Lomitas. The “restoration” along Los Lomitas looks like dozens of fifty pound gophers attacked the area. Terrible. Up Kiwanis, which has an Area Closed sign any direction you look. At the top of Kiwanis, we headed west on National, then down Pyramid. Kind of warm by the time we finished.
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Dec 14 2019
DarthStiller
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51 male
 Joined Jul 05 2006
 Mesa, AZ
Ma Ha Tauk Perimeter TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 14 2019
DarthStiller
Hiking11.30 Miles 2,162 AEG
Hiking11.30 Miles   5 Hrs   21 Mns   2.11 mph
2,162 ft AEG
 
1st trip
When I did the Warrior Trail 2 months ago, I noticed the Ma Ha Tauk Perimeter Trail that looked like it had been continued from the San Juan TH, where I had hiked portions of it in the early summer. Ted and I had hiked to the end of this from from the west side, I wanted to go back to see if they finished it. they did. and in the meantime, a track and description setup has been posted on HAZ for this trail.

I started off hiking up the Warrior Trail again for 2 reasons. First, to beat the sun in my eyes when I headed eastbound. Second, I hadn't done the T-bone loop portion back down to the 19th Ave TH. I hiked up the Warrior Trail in the dark with my headlamp the whole time. The chilly weather was great for keeping cool as I heated up with the steep climb. Along the ridge at the top, it got chilly quickly as I wasn't burning as much energy anymore. On my way down, I missed the "official" trail and hiked down what looked to be a trail that they're trying to decommission.

Once back at the 19th Ave TH, I took the Ma Ha Tauk Perimeter Trail westbound to where I left off before. They definitely have done a lot of work here since last June. Some sections even have posts and cables as a guardrail, not really sure why.

Back at 19th Ave once again, I hiked over to the Max Delta Trail and back on the Las Lomitas and back to the 19th Ave again to finish the day.

My route allowed me to stay in the shade for the first 3+ hours and over 6 miles before I was in direct sunlight. The cooler weather was very nice, even though I was still sweating. The weather was very hazy most of the morning, typical of the bad air this time of year.

Surprised to get another 1000+ AEG after I finished the Warrior Trail. The Ma Ha Tauk Perimeter has quite a few climbs to it and isn't really level at all. Then the Max Delta had a bit of climb, too. Nice to get a decent workout in with the extra AEG.
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Nov 16 2019
Jim_H
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41 male
 Joined Sep 08 2006
 University, AZ
Lolokiwanaho, AZ 
Lolokiwanaho, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Nov 16 2019
Jim_H
Hiking7.00 Miles 1,300 AEG
Hiking7.00 Miles   2 Hrs   45 Mns   2.55 mph
1,300 ft AEG
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1st trip
Pretty enjoyable afternoon to head back out on this particular Loop, save for the crowds from The 20/20 challenge.
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Nov 06 2019
mt98dew
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51 male
 Joined Oct 24 2010
 Phoenix,Az
Los Lomitas Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Nov 06 2019
mt98dew
Run/Jog4.65 Miles 271 AEG
Run/Jog4.65 Miles      56 Mns   4.98 mph
271 ft AEG
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Short after work run. Started at the corral and did a loop involving Crosscut, Max Delta, Derby Loop, Los Lomitas, and then Max Delta again to close the loop. There was some minor rerouting on the Lomitas since the last time I was on it, mainly to combat erosion on wash crossings. Lot of user trails have been shut down, most notably those interacting with the Max Delta, but there was also one coming off the Lomitas. Temps were nice, but air quality looked lousy. Met 3 hikers and a biker. Saw some quail and a malnourished coyote.
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Oct 10 2019
Jim_H
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41 male
 Joined Sep 08 2006
 University, AZ
KiwaNaHoLoLo, AZ 
KiwaNaHoLoLo, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Oct 10 2019
Jim_H
Hiking7.00 Miles 1,300 AEG
Hiking7.00 Miles   2 Hrs   25 Mns   2.90 mph
1,300 ft AEG
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1st trip
Despite an odd haze that might be smoke, I took advantage and enjoyed the cool afternoon doing a counterclockwise loop. I was nice. I love the Guadalupe Range Granite. Also, virtually no one out. I reversed and synced the existing Holbert-National_Kiwanis Trail route found on the Holbert trail and the AEG bumped up to 1300', so I used that.
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Oct 06 2019
Jim_H
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 Joined Sep 08 2006
 University, AZ
South Mountain Western loop, AZ 
South Mountain Western loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Oct 06 2019
Jim_H
Hiking13.98 Miles 3,000 AEG
Hiking13.98 Miles   6 Hrs   15 Mns   2.24 mph
3,000 ft AEG10 LBS Pack
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1st trip
Praxis must have exploded, as most of what I hiked was undiscovered country, for me. Or, it felt like it. A big loop in warm weather, counter clockwise. Aside from motorists at the San Juan Lookout, no one was seen from the time I clear the T-Bone,all the way until I got back to the lookout about near the Kiwanis. No other hikers. Mostly empty on the flat, too. Hot, dry, beautiful.
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Jul 06 2019
joebartels
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51 male
 Joined Nov 20 1996
 Phoenix, AZ
Lost Ranch Mine - Holbert Loop, AZ 
Lost Ranch Mine - Holbert Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jul 06 2019
joebartels
Hiking16.54 Miles 3,400 AEG
Hiking16.54 Miles   7 Hrs   23 Mns   2.36 mph
3,400 ft AEG      23 Mns Break14 LBS Pack
 
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Excitement consumed anticipation for the big hike of the week. Diligent focused training paid off. Managed to get a good night sleep and start refreshed!

Kiwanis
Gangsters are full of poetic hellos.

Lost Ranch Mine Trail
Great rugged ridges. Nice if you enjoy desert landscape, which I do. Reminds me of the new south ridge of T Bone. Also more Quartz and Montezuma Estrella like vs East SoMo.

The Palos Verdes are a cicada symphony, it was friggin awesome!

Love a ridge that's so steep I'm in the shade at 8:10 a.m. Granted it only lasted a minute or two tops.

At the bottom in the washes is very similar to the backside of pie circ, including use-trails galore. Better ravines but not as swanky tight cool as being in the center of the sixth largest US city. Nevertheless a great place to sneak a pee!

Pyramid
Surprised a good half mile from Ranch jct is NPS freeway tread. Holy schniky I just got passed. Good thing I'm not competitive but AYFKM... yeah yeah, old guy slow poking the flats, head down, lugging a ridiculously heavy day pack... I get it but doubt he has a clue he just danced past a sleeper. Didn't smell nor mimic a sprinkler so I don't think he was Linda's sweat-stalker.

Got over excited, after a snazzy drop on Ranch Mine I expected more bite in this ascent. Obviously nothing in that old runner either. Passed back and cleared a quarter mile with little effort.

Telegraph
Birdy bath at the TH. Took advantage of the cold filtered water. Ran a half quart through my ice pack. Mixed up some lemonade. Enjoyed a lucky 13 minute break on my back on the new cement benches. Best to raise the legs over the heart but made due with the shade opportunity.

Radio Radio - Ode to Elvis Costello
Seriously questioned continuing at ~11 miles near Radio Towers.
Felt recharged after a little break.

Holbert
14.32 miles - 12:49 pm
Started with 5.6 pounds of rock solid ice, down to about 10 ounces. Not concerned with ~2.? miles to go.

Not really a big hike. Still cool to have up close Sierra Estrella views early on then Camelback - Four Peaks later on. Almost no one out now. It's just a hundred degrees vs the big bad summer your mother warned you about.

16.29 miles - 1:33 pm
LoLo ROCKS, duh! Considered The Hideout Loop. As with french fries and cheesecake you just need to know when to say when. Especially if you're out of ketchup and graham cracker crust!

Synopsis
Enjoyed portions more than anticipated. Shocked at the number and young hikers out in July. Nearly all vanished after 8am. Gleaned a couple ideas for RS and found a bug.
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Jul 05 2019
LindaAnn
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40 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Telegraph-Kiwanis-Ranger, AZ 
Telegraph-Kiwanis-Ranger, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jul 05 2019
LindaAnn
Hiking7.96 Miles 1,725 AEG
Hiking7.96 Miles   3 Hrs   1 Min   2.65 mph
1,725 ft AEG      1 Min Break
 
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Started at 5:00 to nice temps and a good breeze. Up Telegraph, then down Kiwanis. We could smell smoke on Kiwanis, and actually looked around for anything smoldering. The people behind us did too. We finally decided it was just smoke hanging in the air from the fire to the north of the Valley. West on the gem of SoMo—Los Lomitas. Up Ranger, a side trip to Goat Hill, then back over to Telegraph. Plenty of people by then, plus some horses. Temps were still nice to finish. Good hike, and good company—Thanks, Denny!
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Jul 05 2019
Tortoise_Hiker
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59 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Telegraph-Kiwanis-Ranger, AZ 
Telegraph-Kiwanis-Ranger, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jul 05 2019
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking7.96 Miles 1,725 AEG
Hiking7.96 Miles   3 Hrs   1 Min   2.65 mph
1,725 ft AEG      1 Min Break
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I met Linda for a Friday morning hike. Telegraph parking lot has a fresh face. The trail is a little worn but it is a busy trail. Kiwanis is in pretty good shape. Los Lamitas is pristine and the highlight of this loop! Ranger, Goat hill and national all good and very dry! The temps were nice . Nice workout and my hiking partner along with the conversation were top notch 😁. Thanks Linda, you rock!
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May 04 2019
trekkin_gecko
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62 female
 Joined Nov 17 2008
 phoenix, az
Goat Hill via Ranger TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 04 2019
trekkin_gecko
Hiking5.90 Miles 1,323 AEG
Hiking5.90 Miles   1 Hour   45 Mns   3.37 mph
1,323 ft AEG
 
saw my mom off this morning, then drove over to the ranger trailhead
ranger, goat hill, back on national to kiwanis, finishing on joe's favorite, los lomitas
temps were fine, gnats increased in volume and annoyance throughout the hike
haven't done the loop in awhile
will probably do just an up & back to goat hill on kiwanis or ranger for a summer after work option
a lot of people on kiwanis, and one chuckwalla
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Mar 09 2019
joebartels
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51 male
 Joined Nov 20 1996
 Phoenix, AZ
Piestewa & SoMo Loop, AZ 
Piestewa & SoMo Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 09 2019
joebartels
Hiking10.95 Miles 2,870 AEG
Hiking10.95 Miles   5 Hrs   8 Mns   2.27 mph
2,870 ft AEG      18 Mns Break1 LBS Pack
 
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The racing team was a bust so I headed out on my own at a sensible pace.

Piestewa was uneventful. Road to Kiwanis was closed for a biking event. Decided on a Holbert - Kiwanis loop.

Crew of workers midway up Holbert evaluating what would take a day's work since they can't use dynamite. There is absolutely nothing in need of attention on this trail but I kept my mouth shut out of respect.

Brittlebush was the most showy heading up. A berber of Scorpionweed and 2.8 billion Emory's Rock Daisies are thriving among fiddleneck and Asian mustard.

Wretched sewer drift at the Holbert restrooms. Same tijuana blanket/jewelry market that's been going on for years. My fav upper Holbert past the road is a jungle of weeds in areas.

Smattering pockets, hillsides and coves of poppies on the National Trail.

Bring a machete for lower Kiwanis, the weeds are out of control.

Hundreds of screaming fast bikers wisping through Piedras Grandes, no wushing tortoises.

Danza is the boss but Judith is a light show of poppies.
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