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Pyramid Trail - South Mountain - 42 members in 1056 triplogs have rated this an average 3.7 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Apr 09 2021
Daytripper
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70 male
 Joined Dec 10 2016
 Gold Canyon
Busera-Gila-Cholla Flat, AZ 
Busera-Gila-Cholla Flat, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Apr 09 2021
Daytripper
Hiking8.12 Miles 1,288 AEG
Hiking8.12 Miles   3 Hrs   13 Mns   2.56 mph
1,288 ft AEG      3 Mns Break
 
1st trip
Route Scout GPS Route Recorded on Route Scout View
Another stay over in Chandler meant an easy drive to the Pyramid Trail Head. Before leaving for the hike did a short one mile dog jog which resulted in a left quad strain which was annoying all day, chalk it up to just another old age malady. Ended up making this a large lasso loop, went up Busera for a change instead of as usual coming down from the Gila connector. At least from above at the junction with Busera Canyon these trails are looking familiar to me. Cut over to the visible Gila Trail , took it and went up and past the Busera connector all the way back down to the junction of Pyramid. After reading the excellent guide about Cholla Flats Trail decided to try it , figuring at worse I would end up on my familiar Chandler Blvd Trail :lol: Only saw one other along this trail and they took one of the neighborhood side trails, by now it was heating up and I hoped to see an ambitious youngster with a lemonade stand in one of the many backyards I passed but alas no.Thought there was some nice 360 views of the surrounding workout trails visible, this trail is well signed, no shade however so even too warm for a spring day. Cruised back to the trail head on Pyramid. Surprised I’ve not seen a rattlesnake in South Mountain Park ! In fact no wildlife spotted today except a roadrunner with a lizard in its beak.
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Apr 07 2021
Daytripper
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70 male
 Joined Dec 10 2016
 Gold Canyon
Pyramid Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 07 2021
Daytripper
Hiking6.66 Miles 1,388 AEG
Hiking6.66 Miles   2 Hrs   32 Mns   2.63 mph
1,388 ft AEG
 
1st trip
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Route Scout GPS Route Recorded on Route Scout View
Unexpectedly called to stay over at my sons in Chandler then had the morning free so after the dog walking decided to check out Pyramid Trail as a workout hike, did it as an out and back to National. Already seemed warm by 0800 , met about a half dozen others mostly friendly coming down Pyramid. Noticed a nice Busera tree on the way up , my recognition ability is much improved , thanks L. Took the right fork at the split section then turned around a little ways up National at the viewpoint. As earlier in the week distant views were hazy. Took breaks due to a boot mishap with the insole and to remove items from my pack, surprisingly neither were counted by RS as a break? I can see how this is attractive as a workout but will leave it to the crazy folks to do this shadeless hike in the summer.Incredible number of rooftops seen on this urban hike. Looks like I figured out how to get RS on my trip log for the first time. Will be a memorable day for me including this enjoyable workout :)
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Apr 06 2021
JuanJaimeiii
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 Routes 568
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53 male
 Joined Jan 30 2011
 Chandler, AZ
Pyramid Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 06 2021
JuanJaimeiii
Hiking6.00 Miles 1,350 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles   1 Hour   48 Mns   3.33 mph
1,350 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Apr 04 2021
JuanJaimeiii
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53 male
 Joined Jan 30 2011
 Chandler, AZ
Pyramid Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 04 2021
JuanJaimeiii
Hiking6.00 Miles 1,350 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles   1 Hour   51 Mns   3.24 mph
1,350 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
I practically had the trail to myself. Only saw four other hikers.
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Apr 04 2021
Tortoise_Hiker
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 Photos 7,431
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59 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Pyramid Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 04 2021
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking6.40 Miles 1,350 AEG
Hiking6.40 Miles   2 Hrs   22 Mns   2.70 mph
1,350 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Early start to beat the heat and get home for Easter activities. Got in most of the climb before sunrise. Talked to a couple different people with big packs on. Always enjoy hearing their plans. One doing part of the JMT and one couple doing the Catalina Island hike. Found someone’s car key. 😳. Nice morning! Happy Easter!
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Tortoise Hiking. Stop and smell the Petrichor.
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Apr 03 2021
azlaurie
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 Photos 785
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46 female
 Joined Mar 09 2010
 Chandler, AZ
Pyramid Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 03 2021
azlaurie
Hiking4.33 Miles 1,033 AEG
Hiking4.33 Miles   1 Hour   53 Mns   2.73 mph
1,033 ft AEG      18 Mns Break8 LBS Pack
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
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Mar 27 2021
johnlp
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63 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Pyramid Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 27 2021
johnlp
Hiking12.29 Miles 2,978 AEG
Hiking12.29 Miles   4 Hrs   4 Mns   3.07 mph
2,978 ft AEG      4 Mns Break
 
A few wildflowers out there. More than expected. Go Beavers! :)
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Mar 21 2021
AZOutdoorsman
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male
 Joined Jan 16 2004
 Chandler, AZ
Goat Hill Loop via Pyramid / BurseraPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 21 2021
AZOutdoorsman
Hiking25.75 Miles 6,620 AEG
Hiking25.75 Miles   10 Hrs   8 Mns   2.97 mph
6,620 ft AEG   1 Hour   28 Mns Break12 LBS Pack
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1st trip
Another training hike at South Mountain, combining a couple of loops 2x each. First up was the title loop - up Pyramid, across National and around on Bursera. Then hit up Eliminator coming down Lost Ranch Mine before heading back to the TH for lunch. After lunch did the same two loops, doing the first clockwise for a different view. Was a little warm, but not too bad - will definitely have to head to higher country this Sunday. A lot of folks in the AM, not too many in the PM. I didn't bother doing the little section up to Goat Hill, so subtracted that from my estimated mileage/AEG.

Two more big trainers before the first of the two upcoming GC dayhikes.
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Mar 19 2021
JuanJaimeiii
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53 male
 Joined Jan 30 2011
 Chandler, AZ
Pyramid Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 19 2021
JuanJaimeiii
Hiking6.00 Miles 1,350 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles   1 Hour   51 Mns   3.24 mph
1,350 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
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Mar 17 2021
JuanJaimeiii
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53 male
 Joined Jan 30 2011
 Chandler, AZ
Pyramid Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 17 2021
JuanJaimeiii
Hiking6.00 Miles 1,350 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles   1 Hour   46 Mns   3.40 mph
1,350 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Mar 15 2021
LindaAnn
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40 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Pyramid-Natl-Lost Mine lp, AZ 
Pyramid-Natl-Lost Mine lp, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 15 2021
LindaAnn
Hiking7.31 Miles 1,630 AEG
Hiking7.31 Miles   2 Hrs   49 Mns   2.61 mph
1,630 ft AEG      1 Min Break
 
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Same loop as last week. Started at 0530. Cool, cloudy, and breezy—felt perfect. Despite starting a little later, there weren’t many people out until the last half mile. Lots of coyotes howling while on Pyramid and National.
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Mar 15 2021
trekkin_gecko
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62 female
 Joined Nov 17 2008
 phoenix, az
Ruins - Eliminator Loop, AZ 
Ruins - Eliminator Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 15 2021
trekkin_gecko
Hiking4.90 Miles 1,300 AEG
Hiking4.90 Miles   1 Hour   39 Mns   3.00 mph
1,300 ft AEG      1 Min Break
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1st trip
met fletch early afternoon for our monday hike
up lost ranch ruins, east on national, down eliminator
stats should be close, as i have a track for a descent down lost ranch mine
saw one mountain biker on the loop part
nice afternoon
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Mar 14 2021
JuanJaimeiii
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53 male
 Joined Jan 30 2011
 Chandler, AZ
Pyramid Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 14 2021
JuanJaimeiii
Hiking6.00 Miles 1,350 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles   1 Hour   47 Mns   3.36 mph
1,350 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Mar 13 2021
johnlp
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63 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Pyramid Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 13 2021
johnlp
Hiking12.25 Miles 2,978 AEG
Hiking12.25 Miles   3 Hrs   42 Mns   3.37 mph
2,978 ft AEG      4 Mns Break
 
Pyramid/Bursera loop with Ranger and Goat Hill thrown in. Temps in the 40's and cloudy to start. Didn't take long for the sun to come out. South Mountain got some decent rain from this front (I got a little over half an inch at my house). Signs of runoff on the trails and quite a few puddles still out there. Saw a few wildflowers but not as many as a couple weeks ago.
The air is very clear now. Views of the Estrellas showed a lot more detail than usual. Steam rising from Palo Verde easily visible. Great day for a hike. :)
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Mar 09 2021
LindaAnn
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40 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Pyramid-Natl-Lost Mine lp, AZ 
Pyramid-Natl-Lost Mine lp, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 09 2021
LindaAnn
Hiking7.32 Miles 1,636 AEG
Hiking7.32 Miles   2 Hrs   53 Mns   2.58 mph
1,636 ft AEG      3 Mns Break
 
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Pretty much the same as yesterday. Up Pyramid, west on National, down Lost Mine. Some light sprinkles for a couple of miles, and a little cooler. More people on Pyramid than yesterday, nobody else after the first couple of miles.
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Mar 09 2021
trekkin_gecko
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62 female
 Joined Nov 17 2008
 phoenix, az
Pyramid Loop, AZ 
Pyramid Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 09 2021
trekkin_gecko
Hiking7.05 Miles 1,698 AEG
Hiking7.05 Miles   2 Hrs   24 Mns   3.00 mph
1,698 ft AEG      3 Mns Break
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met fletch late morning for a hike on the south side
up pyramid, west on national, goat hill, down eliminator
nice combo
good to see my climbing partner again
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Mar 08 2021
LindaAnn
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40 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Pyramid-Natl-Lost Mine lp, AZ 
Pyramid-Natl-Lost Mine lp, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 08 2021
LindaAnn
Hiking7.33 Miles 1,622 AEG
Hiking7.33 Miles   2 Hrs   59 Mns   2.50 mph
1,622 ft AEG      3 Mns Break
 
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Started around 0515. Up Pyramid, west on National, down Lost Mine. Nice clouds. Breezy on the higher sections. Heard a lot of coyotes, one owl, and nine gunshots. Very few people out on this loop, going this direction, this early in the morning. A few more fallen saguaros, even since just last Friday.
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Mar 04 2021
JuanJaimeiii
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53 male
 Joined Jan 30 2011
 Chandler, AZ
Pyramid Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 04 2021
JuanJaimeiii
Hiking6.00 Miles 1,350 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles   1 Hour   50 Mns   3.27 mph
1,350 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Feb 27 2021
JuanJaimeiii
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 Routes 568
 Photos 8,075
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53 male
 Joined Jan 30 2011
 Chandler, AZ
Pyramid Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 27 2021
JuanJaimeiii
Hiking6.00 Miles 1,350 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles   1 Hour   49 Mns   3.30 mph
1,350 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Feb 23 2021
JuanJaimeiii
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 Routes 568
 Photos 8,075
 Triplogs 1,746

53 male
 Joined Jan 30 2011
 Chandler, AZ
Pyramid Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 23 2021
JuanJaimeiii
Hiking6.00 Miles 1,350 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles   1 Hour   48 Mns   3.33 mph
1,350 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Had to try out my new Garmin Fenix 5S. Took some adjusting to get used to the different button positions but I made good progress. I really like it. The Tactix I’ve been using still works but the band broke and I’ve had that for about eight years now. Time for something new.
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average hiking speed 2.73 mph
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