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Levee Trail - Usery - 6 members in 41 triplogs have rated this an average 1.3 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Aug 30 2020
DarthStiller
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51 male
 Joined Jul 05 2006
 Mesa, AZ
Blevins TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 30 2020
DarthStiller
Hiking4.52 Miles 205 AEG
Hiking4.52 Miles   1 Hour   47 Mns   2.58 mph
205 ft AEG      2 Mns Break
 
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Radmila wanted to get everyone out for a hike since they're starting to go stir crazy from sitting at home all the time. The weather forecast was cooler than it's been, so it seemed like a nice opportunity to get a short early morning hike in. I always prefer to do a hike rather than go jogging on Sunday mornings, so I was up for it.

We started from the main trailhead staging area and headed southeast on the Blevins Trail. We continued eastbound for a bit on the Meridian Trail, then south on the Spillway, west on the Levee, north and west on the Blevins, and then north on the Noso Trail back to the car to complete the loop. No clouds like I had yesterday to keep things cooler than they really were, but there were some breezes here and there to make it bearable. Only did 4.5 miles, but that was all they could take in this weather without getting miserable, so no need to push it.
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Jun 28 2020
cw50must
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44 male
 Joined Jun 09 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Blevins TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Mtn Biking avatar Jun 28 2020
cw50must
Mtn Biking11.85 Miles 405 AEG
Mtn Biking11.85 Miles   1 Hour   14 Mns   9.61 mph
405 ft AEG
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One of my usual routes, felt pretty good out there this morning.
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May 03 2020
cw50must
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 Guides 11
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 Photos 3,416
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44 male
 Joined Jun 09 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Blevins TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Mtn Biking avatar May 03 2020
cw50must
Mtn Biking10.70 Miles 115 AEG
Mtn Biking10.70 Miles
115 ft AEG
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Just my weekly mountain bike ride. The entire eastern end of the park had been taken over by bees. They were bouncing off my face and arms and I was not pleased so I cut that far corner out of my ride.
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Apr 17 2020
cw50must
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 Guides 11
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 Photos 3,416
 Triplogs 293

44 male
 Joined Jun 09 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Blevins TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Mtn Biking avatar Apr 17 2020
cw50must
Mtn Biking10.00 Miles 115 AEG
Mtn Biking10.00 Miles
115 ft AEG
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Partners none no partners
Day off Bike ride, it was great.
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Mar 20 2020
cw50must
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44 male
 Joined Jun 09 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Ruidoso Trail - UseryPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Mtn Biking avatar Mar 20 2020
cw50must
Mtn Biking9.00 Miles 300 AEG
Mtn Biking9.00 Miles   1 Hour      9.00 mph
300 ft AEG
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1st trip
Partners none no partners
Needed to get out of the house so I went for a bike ride. Only a few people out there on a friday at noon.
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Mar 08 2020
DarthStiller
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 Guides 25
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51 male
 Joined Jul 05 2006
 Mesa, AZ
Ruidoso Trail - UseryPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 08 2020
DarthStiller
Hiking9.70 Miles 476 AEG
Hiking9.70 Miles   3 Hrs   40 Mns   2.65 mph
476 ft AEG
 
1st trip
After hiking over 10 miles and nearly 3000 feet the day before, I wasn't really sore at all. My legs must be in good hiking shape. I decided to take another hike over at Usery Park and took Dmitri again. I wanted to completely hike the Channel Trail and a few other spur trails there. We got down to the area and I ended up finding an unmapped trail heading north. I decided to take that, and then hiked the Noso Trail back down to the Channel Trail. We didn't much farther before I found another unmapped trail going north again. We took that, then headed over to the Ruidoso Trail. On that trail, I found yet a 3rd unmapped trail that headed to the west. I decided against that and kept going on the Ruidoso, on to the County Line, Meridian, and Blevins Trails back to the trailhead. Finished up with 9.7 miles total, which is an other record for Dmitri. He was getting pretty sore the last mile and a half, but pushed through very well.

It was very cloudy to start, but got a little sunny by the end. The first 2 hours, we hardly saw anyone, the last hour and a half, the crowds were out. Finished up before 11am, nice morning on the trails.
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Feb 29 2020
adenium
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 Guides 3
 Routes 55
 Photos 183
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46 male
 Joined Jul 05 2008
 Gilbert, AZ
Levee Trail - UseryPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 29 2020
adenium
Hiking5.29 Miles 100 AEG
Hiking5.29 Miles      52 Mns   6.10 mph
100 ft AEG
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Partners none no partners
Trail run.
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Jan 19 2020
adenium
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 Guides 3
 Routes 55
 Photos 183
 Triplogs 296

46 male
 Joined Jul 05 2008
 Gilbert, AZ
Levee Trail - UseryPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 19 2020
adenium
Hiking5.24 Miles 158 AEG
Hiking5.24 Miles      49 Mns   6.42 mph
158 ft AEG
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Partners none no partners
Trail run
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Jan 13 2020
adenium
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 Guides 3
 Routes 55
 Photos 183
 Triplogs 296

46 male
 Joined Jul 05 2008
 Gilbert, AZ
Levee Trail - UseryPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 13 2020
adenium
Hiking7.20 Miles 257 AEG
Hiking7.20 Miles   1 Hour   10 Mns   6.17 mph
257 ft AEG
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Partners none no partners
Trail run
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Jan 12 2020
adenium
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 Guides 3
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 Photos 183
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46 male
 Joined Jul 05 2008
 Gilbert, AZ
Levee Trail - UseryPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 12 2020
adenium
Hiking5.02 Miles 100 AEG
Hiking5.02 Miles      48 Mns   6.28 mph
100 ft AEG
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Partners none no partners
Trail run
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Dec 23 2019
hikerdw
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 Routes 165
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61 male
 Joined Aug 16 2009
 Mesa,AZ
Pass Mountain RidgelinePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 23 2019
hikerdw
Hiking10.38 Miles 1,995 AEG
Hiking10.38 Miles
1,995 ft AEG
 
On Friday we hiked the 3108 Ridgeline so to be fair, yesterday we hiked the neighboring Pass Mountain Ridgeline. Started from the Crismon gate which added a couple miles and allowed us to check out some new to us park trails. On this hike we dropped off the ridgeline to the west following the clearly marked trail which was a first for me. Although a little loose, I prefer this exit route.

Merry Christmas all!!
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Jun 30 2019
Booneman
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40 male
 Joined Nov 25 2008
 Chandler, AZ
Lost Sheep TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Jun 30 2019
Booneman
Run/Jog8.50 Miles 305 AEG
Run/Jog8.50 Miles   1 Hour   4 Mns   7.97 mph
305 ft AEG
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1st trip
A nice, easy run through the lower section of Usery with lots of wildlife activity. I saw a desert tortoise on Blevins, a diamondback on Spillway and two javelinas just outside the park along Crimson Road.
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May 19 2019
Tortoise_Hiker
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 Routes 78
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59 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Usery wandering, AZ 
Usery wandering, AZ
 
Hiking avatar May 19 2019
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking5.00 Miles 233 AEG
Hiking5.00 Miles   1 Hour   52 Mns   2.68 mph
233 ft AEG
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1st trip
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Tortoise Hiking. Stop and smell the Petrichor.
Feb 03 2019
DarthStiller
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51 male
 Joined Jul 05 2006
 Mesa, AZ
Pass Mountain Loop Trail #282Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 03 2019
DarthStiller
Hiking6.60 Miles 546 AEG
Hiking6.60 Miles   3 Hrs   2 Mns   2.18 mph
546 ft AEG
 
I planned a family hike for this Sunday, but my wife was kind of sick, so I took the kids out in the Sunday morning drizzle. A bribe of MOD Pizza for lunch afterwards was enough to quell any complaints. Dmitri was still tired for the first mile and a half, but after that he started talking and was in a better mood. We started off with rain gear, but after about 3 miles we shed all of it. The rain began to pick up the last mile, but not enough that we really got wet at all.

From the trailhead/staging area we took the southern part of the Pass Mt. trail out to the Meridian TH. I found a couple other trails there that head to the north. the one trail that's closer to the deep wash also heads south and appears to parallel the Pass Mt. Trail for a little while.

After that, we headed back on the Pass Mt. Trail, then did a 3 mile loop of the Cat Peaks/Blevins/Spillway/Levee/Noso Trails. Actually saw quite a few other hikers while we were out. We made much better time on the Usery Park trails than on the Pass Mt. Trail with less rocks to walk over and around.

The low hanging clouds over Pass Mt. made for some interesting and unusual scenery than what we normally see here. Trails were pretty muddy with lot of puddles. Nice to get out in the weather for the morning.
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Jan 27 2019
adenium
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46 male
 Joined Jul 05 2008
 Gilbert, AZ
Levee Trail - UseryPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 27 2019
adenium
Hiking5.00 Miles 163 AEG
Hiking5.00 Miles      48 Mns   6.25 mph
163 ft AEG
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Partners none no partners
Lovely day for a trail run.
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Aug 28 2018
Tortoise_Hiker
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 Routes 78
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59 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Blevins TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 28 2018
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking4.10 Miles 371 AEG
Hiking4.10 Miles   1 Hour   32 Mns   2.67 mph
371 ft AEG
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Partners none no partners
Drove my Ford to the levee and it was not dry. Blevins- Crismon-Levee-Nighthawk-Blevins. Still water in the channel below Levee. Lots of Dragonflies and Quail out.
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Aug 25 2018
adenium
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 Guides 3
 Routes 55
 Photos 183
 Triplogs 296

46 male
 Joined Jul 05 2008
 Gilbert, AZ
Levee Trail - UseryPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 25 2018
adenium
Hiking3.70 Miles 100 AEG
Hiking3.70 Miles   1 Hour   16 Mns   2.92 mph
100 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
Partners none no partners
First trail walk since starting PT for a bum knee. Not much pain except ascending out of washes. Nice breezy day. Not too hot. The stagnant pools around the levee from the recent monsoon action were particularly fragrant. Nice to see the coyotes will have something to drink for a while.
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Jul 21 2018
adenium
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 Guides 3
 Routes 55
 Photos 183
 Triplogs 296

46 male
 Joined Jul 05 2008
 Gilbert, AZ
Levee Trail - UseryPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 21 2018
adenium
Hiking4.00 Miles 100 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles   1 Hour   10 Mns   3.43 mph
100 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
Partners none no partners
The gym was getting to be tedious, so I decided to take a brisk afternoon walk instead. Started a little after 4pm. Yep, that was hot, but at least there was a breeze.
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Jun 16 2018
adenium
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 Guides 3
 Routes 55
 Photos 183
 Triplogs 296

46 male
 Joined Jul 05 2008
 Gilbert, AZ
Levee Trail - UseryPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 16 2018
adenium
Hiking3.47 Miles 68 AEG
Hiking3.47 Miles   1 Hour   10 Mns   2.97 mph
68 ft AEG
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Partners none no partners
Walking the dog on a cool June afternoon!
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Feb 03 2018
adenium
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 Guides 3
 Routes 55
 Photos 183
 Triplogs 296

46 male
 Joined Jul 05 2008
 Gilbert, AZ
Levee Trail - UseryPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 03 2018
adenium
Hiking5.26 Miles 100 AEG
Hiking5.26 Miles      49 Mns   6.44 mph
100 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
Partners none no partners
Trail run day. Nice weather for it, too.
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average hiking speed 2.66 mph
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