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Slate Trail - CCRP - 19 members in 117 triplogs have rated this an average 2.7 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Oct 09 2021
mt98dew
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52 male
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 Phoenix,Az
Slate Trail - CCRPPhoenix, AZ
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Run/Jog5.55 Miles 285 AEG
Run/Jog5.55 Miles   1 Hour   3 Mns   5.29 mph
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Recently renewed my Maricopa Parks Pass ($85) and decided to get some use out of it. Did one of my favorite loops out at the Cave Creek Preserve. Went out on the Slate, then used the Military trail to connect to the Flat Rock trail. From there I was briefly on the Quartz and then took the more direct route on the Go John trail to get back to the Jasper and then to the TH. Weather was great. Overcast and in the 80’s. Trails were a little busy. Encountered over 20 users.
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Sep 29 2021
LosDosSloFolks
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 Joined Feb 10 2019
 Cave Creek, AZ
CCRP 4 Trail Loop, AZ 
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Hiking avatar Sep 29 2021
LosDosSloFolks
Hiking5.37 Miles 570 AEG
Hiking5.37 Miles   1 Hour   55 Mns   2.80 mph
570 ft AEG5 LBS Pack
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I woke up at 4am to do what most guys my age do at 4am. :( It was cool outside so I figured I could get in a hike before Cathy woke up. I just renewed my State Land Trust Permit so I headed over to enter the Cave Creek Regional Park through State Trust land on the east. Route shown in photoset. I could have hiked to the trailhead but I drove to keep the hike time to about two hours.

It was 62 degrees at the start and probably mid 50's when I dropped down to the creek. Not certain what the humidity was but I'm guessing it was at least double the 4000% that @joebartels recorded at Piestewa a couple of days ago. The creek's flood plain was very eerie with low hanging fog. With the lack of light it reminded me of the movie "An American Werewolf In London" when the old man warned..."Stay off the Moors!".

By the time I reached Go John Canyon my fingers were cold and then twenty minutes later I was soaked in sweat. Fall is not quite here yet.

Ran into a rattler and a toad but no one else. Lots of standing water still on the trails from the rain a couple of days ago. The desert looked good without any new Stinknet growing. Only the dead stalks from last year. I hope that's a trend.
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May 26 2021
LosDosSloFolks
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66 male
 Joined Feb 10 2019
 Cave Creek, AZ
Surrey-Seitts-Menk, AZ 
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Hiking avatar May 26 2021
LosDosSloFolks
Hiking5.41 Miles 625 AEG
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My sister came up from Tucson to help me out with some things and we made some time to get in a little hike.
We entered the P.A. Seitts Preserve in Cave Creek by coming over the Surrey Hills saddle. We climbed the scenic Louis Menk Overlook Trail before heading up the creek so I could show her the old Cave Creek cemetery. We saw some frisky Jack Rabbits before heading back on the Slate Trail to the saddle and then back home. The overcast morning was a real blessing.
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May 10 2021
Sun_Ray
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 Joined Sep 09 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Quartz Trail - CCRPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 10 2021
Sun_Ray
Hiking3.59 Miles 495 AEG
Hiking3.59 Miles   1 Hour   25 Mns   2.63 mph
495 ft AEG      3 Mns Break
 
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Judy and I this morning. Started at Slate Kiosk and hiked to Quartz junction, Go John, Jasper and Slate to complete the loop. Quite morning.
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Mar 29 2021
Sun_Ray
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73 male
 Joined Sep 09 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Slate-Military-Quartz Loop, AZ 
Slate-Military-Quartz Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 29 2021
Sun_Ray
Hiking5.42 Miles 527 AEG
Hiking5.42 Miles   2 Hrs   15 Mns   2.58 mph
527 ft AEG      9 Mns Break
 
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Just me today. Started at Slate Trail kiosk - military-flat rock-quartz-Slate. Got to hot for me with a 8:10 start.
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Mar 24 2021
LosDosSloFolks
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66 male
 Joined Feb 10 2019
 Cave Creek, AZ
CCRP 4 Trail Loop, AZ 
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Hiking avatar Mar 24 2021
LosDosSloFolks
Hiking5.37 Miles 570 AEG
Hiking5.37 Miles   1 Hour   54 Mns   2.93 mph
570 ft AEG      4 Mns Break5 LBS Pack
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Lasso loop from the P.A. Seitts trailhead. [ photo ] This is a close to home favorite. Like most loops it has a totally different vibe depending on the direction of travel. I went CW today. I only saw one person, (a trailrunner), near the start and he disappeared in a puff of dust like the Looney Tunes Roadrunner.

No photos and only triple digit AEG accounts for the respectable speed for "Captain Slo" :) The highlight of the day was at the parking lot at the end of the hike. I met an aged Dachshund named "Lloyd" who was a very good boy. He was on his way to the creek, which is still flowing even this far south BTW. I told him I spotted some active badger holes and he seemed to understand and got very excited :lol:
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Feb 25 2021
Sun_Ray
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73 male
 Joined Sep 09 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Quartz Trail - CCRPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 25 2021
Sun_Ray
Hiking3.62 Miles 506 AEG
Hiking3.62 Miles   1 Hour   22 Mns   2.72 mph
506 ft AEG      2 Mns Break
 
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Judy and I today. Slate-Jasper-Go John-Quartz-Slate. Seems to me that there are less hikers/bikers the last few times I've been out. Maybe the Covid rush to the outdoors is dying down a bit.
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Feb 22 2021
LosDosSloFolks
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66 male
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 Cave Creek, AZ
CCRP 6 Trail Loop, AZ 
CCRP 6 Trail Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 22 2021
LosDosSloFolks
Hiking7.01 Miles 827 AEG
Hiking7.01 Miles   2 Hrs   25 Mns   3.00 mph
827 ft AEG      5 Mns Break
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Solo workout hike. CCW lasso loop from the P.A. Seitts Trailhead. [ photo ]
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Feb 01 2021
LosDosSloFolks
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 Cave Creek, AZ
CCRP 4 Trail Loop, AZ 
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Hiking avatar Feb 01 2021
LosDosSloFolks
Hiking5.37 Miles 570 AEG
Hiking5.37 Miles   1 Hour   50 Mns   3.04 mph
570 ft AEG      4 Mns Break
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I haven't been out hiking much lately so I thought I'd do an easy loop close to home to see what sort of shape my legs and lungs were in. It ended up being a PB time so it appears all the squats I've been doing at home are helping out. :y:

This is a lasso loop in the Cave Creek Regional Park starting from the P.A. Seitts Trailhead. I went CCW using the Military, Flat Rock, Quartz, and Slate Trails. [ photo ]

The biggest news from the hike is that Cave Creek is finally flowing again after several months. It was "Green Grass and High Tides" at the crossing. Old song reference there for the youngsters. There was even a trickle at the very bottom of the Barranca at Go John Canyon. The desert is finally starting to green up and become beautiful from the rain. The Brittlebush and Bursage are also finally leafing out...better late than never.

While I was descending the Quartz Trail it sprinkled on me for maybe 5 minutes. That was a nice gift. I was the only car at the trailhead at the start and also at the finish. I didn't see one person throughout the hike. Perfect!

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Jan 17 2021
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 Joined Jun 19 2011
 Phoenix, Az
Slate Trail - CCRPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 17 2021
rrshort
Hiking2.20 Miles 285 AEG
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285 ft AEG      10 Mns Break
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Headed out to Cave Creek Park for a trek along the Slate Trail first stopping to get some pictures of the colorful balloons overhead. got underway about 8:55 with temps in the upper fifties. Even though I tried not to I still missed the turnoff to the Michelin Man. I would find it on my way back as the cactus is visible as you come back down the trail. Anyway I trekked a short distance past the Quartz Trail intersection. Coming back I took a break at the memorial bench. it was so quiet and such a beautiful day. So back down the trail I went stopping to pay my respects to "The Man". It was a moderately busy morning as far as hikers and bike riders go. It was good to get back to the area.
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Jan 15 2021
Sun_Ray
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 Joined Sep 09 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Quartz Trail - CCRPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 15 2021
Sun_Ray
Hiking4.27 Miles 586 AEG
Hiking4.27 Miles   1 Hour   38 Mns   2.88 mph
586 ft AEG      9 Mns Break
 
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Judy and I started at Slate Trail Kiosk and followed on to the Quartz Tr junction. We turned around at the high point where you can look down on the Go John. Beautiful morning!
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Jan 09 2021
Sun_Ray
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 Joined Sep 09 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Flume Trail - CCRPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 09 2021
Sun_Ray
Hiking5.08 Miles 368 AEG
Hiking5.08 Miles   1 Hour   56 Mns   2.72 mph
368 ft AEG      4 Mns Break
 
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Started at the Flume TH at the end of E Old River Road then went left on Flume TR, followed until we came to function with Slate Trail. Went right for about 1/3 of a mile so our turnaround was at 2.5 miles. Really quite today out on the trails. Just Judy and I as Kai's back left leg is bothering him. This is the non operated on leg. To early to tell what's going on yet.
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Nov 28 2020
Sun_Ray
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 Scottsdale, AZ
Flume Trail - CCRPPhoenix, AZ
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Sun_Ray
Hiking5.10 Miles 350 AEG
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Started at the Flume TH at the end of E Old River Road and followed until we came to function with Slate Trail. Went right for about 1/3 of a mile so our turnaround was at 2.5 miles. Beautiful cool great hiking weather morning.
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Nov 27 2020
LosDosSloFolks
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 Joined Feb 10 2019
 Cave Creek, AZ
CCRP Super Loop, AZ 
CCRP Super Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Nov 27 2020
LosDosSloFolks
Hiking11.81 Miles 1,248 AEG
Hiking11.81 Miles   5 Hrs   51 Mns   2.31 mph
1,248 ft AEG      44 Mns Break
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I've always wanted to do a loop around the entire perimeter of Cave Creek Regional Park. Mrs. SloFolks is still not able to hike so I had to find a surrogate to do this loop with me. Angela the "tibbernator" was nice enough to join me so we could both work the remaining L-Tryptophan out of our system from our Thanksgiving dinners yesterday. :)

We did a CCW loop starting from the P.A. Seitts Trailhead using the Military, Flat Rock, Quartz, Go John, Overton, Slate, and Flume trails. Route shown in photoset. 8am start and the weather was beautiful for the duration of the trek.

Things looked nice considering the lack of rain until we reached the northern section of the loop and encountered the burn area from the East Desert Fire from last May. I only took one photo of the burn as it was just too depressing. The loss of all the saguaros and flora is very disheartening. :(

We stopped at a ramada near the Nature Center and had some lunch then continued east on the Slate trail. Once on the Flume trail we did some detective work and ascertained how the namesake flumes were being used to direct water for sluicing pay dirt for gold back in the day. Those miners were not lazy!

Great hike with great company. Thanks for joining me Angela. You are handling retirement very well. :lol:
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Cottonwood trees are starting to turn on Cave Creek.
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Some Desert Senna and an unidentified yellow bloomer.
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Nov 27 2020
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 Phoenix, AZ
CCRP Super Loop, AZ 
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Hiking avatar Nov 27 2020
tibber
Hiking11.81 Miles 1,248 AEG
Hiking11.81 Miles   5 Hrs   51 Mns   2.31 mph
1,248 ft AEG      44 Mns Break
 
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Greg mentioned he wanted to try this loop as no one on HAZ had done it yet. He had mapped it out at a little over eleven miles. Sounded good to me so once it cooled down; we hit the trail. It was in the mid-40s when we started from the P.A. Seitts Trailhead. Between the two of us, we've hiked most of these trails; well actually, Greg has hiked all of them.

At the turn off of Military Trail when we headed up Flat Rock I spotted what looked like some tailings so they might warrant some investigation. I did take a photo altho it was a bit blurry; maybe I hadn't warmed up yet. Flat Rock is such a nice gradual hill. We took a quick break here before heading north and then west on the Quartz Trail to join up with the Go John Trail. Eventually on the Go John we hit the burn area :( . Neither Greg or me had hiked this north section since the fire. We were not looking forward to it.

It was interesting how the trail created a bit of a firebreak. Also, it looked the fire crew had clipped lots of the jojoba which we thot was interesting. It is already growing back. However, the fire did jump the trail here and there. As we came down the northside the :lone: :lone: commenced. We saw several large saguaros that are no longer with us. But, impressively there were two big-leafed brittlebush alongside the trail that had survived the fire so go figure. But from here on, for most of this north section, it was sad to see all the burn. There were patches of green but not much. Even the cholla were either completely missing or down to nubs. The barrels were now bleached white and of course, several had fallen over.

The lighting was not the best so we really didn't get any great pictures of it nor did we really want to take many as we were in mourning. We took a break at the bench at the bottom of Go John and checked out some of the burned flora around us. As we started up the hill the burn continued to be bad. The bareness of it all made it seem so foreign to us. I also like the grade of this longer hill. Greg had one favorite corner but you can't even recognize it now.

Finally we were hiking on Overton where we started to encounter a lot more traffic. Greg pointed out to me another route we can do using the West Boundary and Clay Mine so we'll have to give that a try. In the distance behind Shaw Butte we saw a plume of smoke, mostly light grey. It was from a fire downtownish. We took a rest stop at the Overton Picnic area and had a short conversation with one of the winter workers who has been coming here ten years from WI.

Next up was the Slate Trail which is a pretty nice trail. We did encounter a few hikers here. We paid our respects to the Michelin saguaro before making the turn on the Flume Trail. The Flume Trail goes through a drainage area and is not the smoothest. I finally got to see its namesake, what was left of the flumeage. I noticed on the satellite map the name "Florida" in between Flume Trail. I googled it but couldn't find anything. I did find this link that lists the mines in the area https://thediggings.com/places/az0132413182/mines

And then it was exit left and we started heading east for our road walk thru a very interesting neighborhood that included a hen house with some active roosters; and soon we would hear some coyotes. There was also one house that had some incredible landscaping. Once back at the vehicles, little did we know, this was my last after-hike beer with Tonto Jr.... but what a way to go out. Thanks Greg for including me on one of your goals. Great combo and I hope as Cathy's surrogate I did okay. oh, and I almost forgot; I went over 500 miles with this hike today. Those "'hood walks" added up, ha!

Don't read this article before you go to bed as it's way :cry: . Photosynthesis is so important! Here is a great article that you can scroll down to the part that specifically talks about saguaro fire damage: https://janemming.com/2019/11/09/sonora ... us-forest/ It also talks about the results of fire on other desert flora. I was quite surprised by the Ironwood Tree info. Even if you just read the info below the pictures, it is a quick way to get information.

WATCH: 44.9 to start, 37% humidity
5.46 mi in 2:49 at 2373 feet-1824, 1.9 avg speed, 115 bpm, 156 max (5 min at Zone 5, 38 min at Zone 4, 1:12 at Zone 3, 38 min at Zone 2) 930 cal 1.59 ascent 1.22 descent
5.8 mi in 2:56 at 2275 feet-1796, 1.9 avg speed, 117 bpm, 145 max (39 min Zone 4, 1:37 Zone 3, 28 Min Zone 2) 982 cal 1.0 ascent 1.43 descent
TOTALS - 11.26 miles, 1912 cal
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Nov 18 2020
Sun_Ray
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 Scottsdale, AZ
Slate Trail - CCRPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 18 2020
Sun_Ray
Hiking5.42 Miles 526 AEG
Hiking5.42 Miles   2 Hrs   9 Mns   2.90 mph
526 ft AEG      17 Mns Break
 
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Judy and I are trying to hike together every Wednesday as her schedule is a lot busier than mine....her golf and hiking with a girlfriend so she can go a little faster. Started out on Slate Trail then Military, up Flat Rock transition to Quartz and Slate once again. Her pick. Ran in to Greg (LosDosSloFolks) for the second week in a row! Always nice to see him even if it’s for a brief chat.
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Nov 18 2020
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 Cave Creek, AZ
CCRP 4 Trail Loop, AZ 
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Hiking avatar Nov 18 2020
LosDosSloFolks
Hiking5.37 Miles 570 AEG
Hiking5.37 Miles   1 Hour   53 Mns   2.98 mph
570 ft AEG      5 Mns Break4 LBS Pack
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CW lasso loop from the P.A. Seitts trailhead using the Slate, Quartz, Flat Rock, and Military trails. [ photo ] Ran into HAZ members Brian (SunRay), wife Judy, and good dog Kai on the Slate trail. :) They were hiking the same loop but CCW. I would end up seeing them again on the old Military Trail. They entered the trail system from the west whereas I came in through State Trust land from the southeast so the tails of our lassos were opposing.

When will it ever rain?

P.S. I got passed by a middle aged couple on the Quartz trail and the woman had on SO MUCH PERFUME it hung in the air for a quarter mile along the trail and it was STINKY! Please don't do that...and oh yeah, the boyfriend/husband called me "Chief". [-( ](*,)
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Nov 11 2020
LosDosSloFolks
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 Cave Creek, AZ
CCRP 6 Trail Loop, AZ 
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Hiking avatar Nov 11 2020
LosDosSloFolks
Hiking7.01 Miles 827 AEG
Hiking7.01 Miles   2 Hrs   35 Mns   2.94 mph
827 ft AEG      12 Mns Break6 LBS Pack
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Same solo loop as 3 days ago [ photo ] but I retraced my steps and went CW instead. The gain seemed more difficult for me going this direction but my overall time was much faster. Maybe because I didn't bring a camera... :-k .

I'm trying to work on quickening my pace as I have a 12 miler coming up soon with a stronger HAZ hiker and I don't want to slow them down too badly. 8-[

I took my first break at the 4.5 mile mark near the high point of the Flat Rock Trail. I pulled out my Gatorade and when I looked back up a dear old friend was coming up the trail towards me. I had not seen him since we last hiked together to the 6L Ranch back in March. Since then he has undergone major surgery on his leg. Great to see him hiking again like nothing ever happened. :y: I had no camera with me so here he is back in March... [ photo ] .

That's right, it's Kai! He had his two pet humans with him, @Sun_Ray (Brian) and his wife Judy whom I had not yet met. Nice to meet you Judy, Kai has said nothing but nice things about you :) .

We spent a few minutes catching up then hiked down the Flat Rock where I turned off on the Military Trail to head back to the creek. Even when terribly dry, the desert up here is extremely beautiful.
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Nov 11 2020
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Hiking avatar Nov 11 2020
Sun_Ray
Hiking5.34 Miles 740 AEG
Hiking5.34 Miles   2 Hrs   23 Mns   2.89 mph
740 ft AEG      32 Mns Break
 
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So nice to be able to start the hike a little later in the morning. It was 40* at my house at 5:30 AM but 53* when we got to the Slate Trail TH at around 8:30. We hiked Slate to the Quartz junction and turned left until we got to Flat Rock junction and went the half a mile down to the Military Trail junction and turned around. This mile gives the hike some added elevation. Continued on Quartz to the high point where you can look down on the Go John Trail. Retraced path, except for Flat Rock, back to the car.

Nice to see Greg sitting on a bench at the Quartz/Flat Rock junction. Whenever I hike in this area I'm thinking of him and keeping an eye out, so it was not a surprise when we got close and he said hi. Nice for Judy and him to meet. Not many large long hair black dogs out on the trail so from his high point bench stop he could see us coming for quite a ways.
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Nov 08 2020
LosDosSloFolks
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 Cave Creek, AZ
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Hiking avatar Nov 08 2020
LosDosSloFolks
Hiking7.01 Miles 827 AEG
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827 ft AEG      10 Mns Break6 LBS Pack
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Mrs. SloFolks is on a hiatus from hiking, so since I was alone I kept this one close to home. Nice little lasso loop starting at the P.A. Seitts trailhead using the Military, Flat Rock, Quartz, Go John, Jasper, and Slate Trails. Route shown in photoset. So nice to have cool temps at the start and throughout the hike.

Near the head of Go John Canyon I heard the sound of rattling antlers and 5 seconds later two mule deer bucks bound across the trail about 20 yards in front of me and continued to head butt and clank their antlers together. [ photo ] This is too early for the rut so I think these two were probably young buck siblings just practicing their machismo for next spring. They would stop and nibble then fight a little then stop and nibble. This went on until they finally smelled or saw me and then they took off like the wind.

Saw a few bikers and once on the Go John and Slate I had a "Dear Diary" moment...I actually passed other hikers. :o
This doesn't happen much and hasn't in some time, (I refer you to my HAZ name). I became very confused and disoriented at this prospect. For those of you that have hiked with me I swear this is the truth. The different groups I passed weren't even disabled or anything. :D The creek was dry on both crossings. I sure hope we get some rain tonight as projected. :pray:
Fauna
Fauna
Mule Deer
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It was me...I let the dogs out.
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average hiking speed 2.64 mph
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WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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