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Cat Peaks Pass - Usery - 4 members in 16 triplogs have rated this an average 2.5 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Apr 19 2019
Tortoise_Hiker
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 Routes 78
 Photos 7,252
 Triplogs 2,632

58 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Cat Peaks LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 19 2019
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking4.50 Miles 348 AEG
Hiking4.50 Miles   1 Hour   33 Mns   2.90 mph
348 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
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Jan 02 2019
Tortoise_Hiker
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 Routes 78
 Photos 7,252
 Triplogs 2,632

58 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Blevins TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 02 2019
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking2.50 Miles 171 AEG
Hiking2.50 Miles      50 Mns   3.00 mph
171 ft AEG
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Partners none no partners
Taking it easy for Hami this week. May have to take time off. 😪
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Nov 25 2018
CannondaleKid
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 Guides 43
 Routes 137
 Photos 20,619
 Triplogs 2,043

70 male
 Joined May 04 2004
 Mesa, AZ
Meridian Cat Peaks Loop, AZ 
Meridian Cat Peaks Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Nov 25 2018
CannondaleKid
Hiking3.40 Miles 377 AEG
Hiking3.40 Miles   1 Hour   13 Mns   2.79 mph
377 ft AEG3 LBS Pack
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1st trip
A bit lazy today.
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CannondaleKid
May 06 2018
adenium
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 Guides 2
 Routes 28
 Photos 125
 Triplogs 245

45 male
 Joined Jul 05 2008
 Gilbert, AZ
Meridian TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 06 2018
adenium
Hiking2.36 Miles 140 AEG
Hiking2.36 Miles      51 Mns   2.78 mph
140 ft AEG
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Partners none no partners
What a difference a day makes. Yesterday I was in the Goldfield Mountains and the temps were pleasant at this hour. Today... 92 at 8 a.m. when we pulled up to the Meridian trailhead. Such a shame too. My tween is starting to get interested in hiking. We only managed a couple of miles; my call to make it a short one.
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May 02 2018
Tortoise_Hiker
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 Routes 78
 Photos 7,252
 Triplogs 2,632

58 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Grandpa Day, AZ 
Grandpa Day, AZ
 
Hiking avatar May 02 2018
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking3.00 Miles 270 AEG
Hiking3.00 Miles   1 Hour   43 Mns   1.75 mph
270 ft AEG
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Partners none no partners
With the weather up and down the last few weeks our Grandpa Days have been sporadic. Hot enough to swim one week and cool enough to hike the next. Isaac and Lily were out of school today so their energy level was elevated. They had their hiking shirts on when I picked them up and even made me a card and hiker necklace :o . They were up for 3 miles today. With energy left over we hit the riverside playground, grabbed a bite to eat, then finished off with a little Wiffle ball. The grandkids have upped their game. The backyard seems to be failing to keep the balls in side the perimeter. While at the playground a guy saw the hikearizona shirts the grandkids had on and asked if there was a kids hiking club he could find out about :D . Good times :y:
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Nov 18 2017
fricknaley
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 Guides 93
 Routes 383
 Photos 3,761
 Triplogs 2,817

44 male
 Joined Jun 20 2003
 Tucson, AZ
Pass Mountain 25k, AZ 
Pass Mountain 25k, AZ
 
Run/Jog avatar Nov 18 2017
fricknaley
Run/Jog15.58 Miles 1,286 AEG
Run/Jog15.58 Miles   2 Hrs   52 Mns   5.50 mph
1,286 ft AEG      2 Mns Break5 LBS Pack
 
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avenged my spectacular bonk of 2015...the stuff of legend (if only in my mind).

another great aravaipa event. felt pretty good and thoroughly enjoyed it all. best time by far in my 3rd running of this one
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Apr 25 2016
Tortoise_Hiker
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 Routes 78
 Photos 7,252
 Triplogs 2,632

58 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Signal Wash Trail - UseryPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 25 2016
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking8.10 Miles 100 AEG
Hiking8.10 Miles   2 Hrs   35 Mns   3.14 mph
100 ft AEG
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1st trip
I went over to Usery to do some morning exploring on some different trails. Route Scout said 1050 AEG. Sounds high. I'll take 100. :D :y:
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Feb 27 2016
mt98dew
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 Guides 17
 Routes 19
 Photos 416
 Triplogs 1,529

50 male
 Joined Oct 24 2010
 Phoenix,Az
Cat Peaks Pass - UseryPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Feb 27 2016
mt98dew
Run/Jog4.08 Miles 50 AEG
Run/Jog4.08 Miles      39 Mns   6.28 mph
50 ft AEG
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1st trip
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Second hike of my daily double :) . Parked at the Crismon TH. I had planned on doing a slightly longer loop but there was a lot of congestion on the trails (who can. Lame them, the weather was great) and I kept taking the first turn that would give me the clearer trail. Goal was get a loop incorporating Cat Peaks Pass which I did so I'm happy. Started off on the Levee and then Channel-Nighthawk-Blevins-Cat Peaks-Cat Peaks Pass-Blevins-Noso-Channel- and Levee. Kind of a very deformed figure eight. Trails are great for jogging and I'm one trail closer to getting er done. :D
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Dec 06 2015
DarthStiller
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 Guides 17
 Routes 269
 Photos 6,437
 Triplogs 472

50 male
 Joined Jul 05 2006
 Mesa, AZ
Cat Peaks Pass - UseryPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 06 2015
DarthStiller
Hiking5.50 Miles 625 AEG
Hiking5.50 Miles   2 Hrs   30 Mns   2.20 mph
625 ft AEG
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1st trip
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Took the family over to Usery Park to get a quick few miles in before the Steelers played the night game. The weather is nice enough these days that we can stay very close to home in the desert in order to hike in a comfortable temperature. From the horse staging area, we hiked out a mile and a half on the Pass Mt. Trail to the east, turned back, and then did a loop of the Cat Peaks, Cat Peaks Pass, and Blevins Trails. We hiked up Cat Peaks Pass twice just to get some extra mileage in. My wife headed back on the Pass Mt. Trail while I took the kids on the extra part of the hike because her hip has been bothering her. Natasha's ankle was starting to hurt her around the fifth mile, but she made it through ok and wasn't sore later on. Didn't see much in the way of wildlife.
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Sep 26 2015
jochal
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 Guides 2
 Routes 22
 Photos 1,878
 Triplogs 506

36 male
 Joined Sep 13 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Blevins TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 26 2015
jochal
Hiking8.10 Miles 384 AEG
Hiking8.10 Miles
384 ft AEG
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1st trip
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Nov 16 2013
Booneman
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 Guides 9
 Routes 33
 Photos 728
 Triplogs 3,114

39 male
 Joined Nov 25 2008
 Chandler, AZ
Pass Mountain 12K, AZ 
Pass Mountain 12K, AZ
 
Run/Jog avatar Nov 16 2013
Booneman
Run/Jog7.53 Miles 320 AEG
Run/Jog7.53 Miles      45 Mns   10.04 mph
320 ft AEG
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1st trip
On Saturdays I've been doing faster paced runs, and this trail race out at Usery fit in perfectly with my training schedule. I chose this event (12K) because of the lack of elevation gain and smooth running surfaces along the Blevens, Moon Rock, and Levee trails. The most challenging part of the course was a steep little climb over Cat Peaks Pass and some technical terrain on our way back to Blevens. I couldn't have asked for better weather and this loop was a lot of fun to run. Usery is a mere 20 minute drive from my place in Chandler, it makes me wonder why I don't get out there more often!

Another fun and well organized trail race by Aravaipa Running Co.
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Nov 16 2013
fricknaley
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44 male
 Joined Jun 20 2003
 Tucson, AZ
Pass Mountain 26K, AZ 
Pass Mountain 26K, AZ
 
Run/Jog avatar Nov 16 2013
fricknaley
Run/Jog16.20 Miles 1,746 AEG
Run/Jog16.20 Miles   3 Hrs      27 Secs5.54 mph
1,746 ft AEG      5 Mns Break2 LBS Pack
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wanted to try something new and this worked out well. perfect day for a long run.

great event and really well put together

rolled my ankle last week so i was very deliberate with my footing. thankfully came out unscathed :)
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Jan 19 2013
Grasshopper
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 Guides 44
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 Photos 8,381
 Triplogs 522

74 male
 Joined Dec 28 2006
 Scottsdale, AZ
Cat Peaks LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 19 2013
Grasshopper
Hiking4.20 Miles 591 AEG
Hiking4.20 Miles   2 Hrs   20 Mns   2.19 mph
591 ft AEG      25 Mns Break
 
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My first hike since last year - 12/17/12. It felt good to again be "out and about" on such a nice sunny 75 degree winter day :DANCE:

Re: My Picset- Experimenting again with using "cloudy" white balance setting on a sunny day vs normally using "day light" white balance and also using 5.6f and ISO 200 :-k
Named place
Named place
Pass Mountain
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Feb 06 2012
BEEBEE
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 Guides 12
 Routes 100
 Photos 1,794
 Triplogs 372

45 male
 Joined Jul 27 2011
 Mesa AZ
Cat Peaks Pass - UseryPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 06 2012
BEEBEE
Hiking3.27 Miles 310 AEG
Hiking3.27 Miles   1 Hour      3.27 mph
310 ft AEG
 
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Oct 11 2011
Charger55
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 Guides 4
 Photos 542
 Triplogs 520

40 male
 Joined Oct 19 2010
 Mesa, AZ
Nighthawk Wash - UseryPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 11 2011
Charger55
Hiking3.40 Miles 80 AEG
Hiking3.40 Miles   2 Hrs      1.70 mph
80 ft AEG
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1st trip
Partners none no partners
Lazy morning stroll.
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"I've driven across deserts, driven by the irony, that only being shackled to the road could ever I be free"
- Frank Turner "The Road"
Oct 05 2011
BEEBEE
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 Guides 12
 Routes 100
 Photos 1,794
 Triplogs 372

45 male
 Joined Jul 27 2011
 Mesa AZ
Cat Peaks Pass - UseryPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 05 2011
BEEBEE
Hiking3.27 Miles 310 AEG
Hiking3.27 Miles   1 Hour      3.27 mph
310 ft AEG17 LBS Pack
 
This was a short loop hike on a gorgeous evening before dinner.
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average hiking speed 2.41 mph

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