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Desert Tortoise Trail - Sonoran Preserve - 20 members in 127 triplogs have rated this an average 2.7 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Oct 14 2019
RowdyandMe
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 Guides 6
 Routes 358
 Photos 14,426
 Triplogs 1,626

65 male
 Joined Jul 16 2012
 Deer Valley, AZ
Desert Tortoise Trail - Sonoran PreservePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 14 2019
RowdyandMe
Hiking3.33 Miles 458 AEG
Hiking3.33 Miles   1 Hour   39 Mns   2.35 mph
458 ft AEG      14 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Route Scout GPS Route Recorded on Route Scout View
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Rowdy and Widowmaker
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Aug 20 2019
RowdyandMe
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 Guides 6
 Routes 358
 Photos 14,426
 Triplogs 1,626

65 male
 Joined Jul 16 2012
 Deer Valley, AZ
Desert Tortoise Trail - Sonoran PreservePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 20 2019
RowdyandMe
Hiking3.06 Miles 486 AEG
Hiking3.06 Miles   1 Hour   30 Mns   2.27 mph
486 ft AEG      9 Mns Break
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Route Scout GPS Route Recorded on Route Scout View
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Rowdy and Widowmaker
Aug 14 2019
RowdyandMe
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 Guides 6
 Routes 358
 Photos 14,426
 Triplogs 1,626

65 male
 Joined Jul 16 2012
 Deer Valley, AZ
Desert Tortoise Trail - Sonoran PreservePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 14 2019
RowdyandMe
Hiking2.93 Miles 450 AEG
Hiking2.93 Miles   1 Hour   15 Mns   2.48 mph
450 ft AEG      4 Mns Break
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Route Scout GPS Route Recorded on Route Scout View
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Rowdy and Widowmaker
Jul 15 2019
RowdyandMe
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 Guides 6
 Routes 358
 Photos 14,426
 Triplogs 1,626

65 male
 Joined Jul 16 2012
 Deer Valley, AZ
Desert Tortoise Trail - Sonoran PreservePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 15 2019
RowdyandMe
Hiking3.01 Miles 701 AEG
Hiking3.01 Miles   1 Hour   26 Mns   2.44 mph
701 ft AEG      12 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Rowdy and Widowmaker
Jun 28 2019
RowdyandMe
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 Guides 6
 Routes 358
 Photos 14,426
 Triplogs 1,626

65 male
 Joined Jul 16 2012
 Deer Valley, AZ
Desert Tortoise Trail - Sonoran PreservePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 28 2019
RowdyandMe
Hiking3.01 Miles 576 AEG
Hiking3.01 Miles   1 Hour   18 Mns   2.32 mph
576 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Rowdy and Widowmaker
Jun 25 2019
RowdyandMe
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 Guides 6
 Routes 358
 Photos 14,426
 Triplogs 1,626

65 male
 Joined Jul 16 2012
 Deer Valley, AZ
Desert Tortoise Trail - Sonoran PreservePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 25 2019
RowdyandMe
Hiking3.05 Miles 404 AEG
Hiking3.05 Miles   1 Hour   28 Mns   2.08 mph
404 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Rowdy and Widowmaker
Jun 14 2019
RowdyandMe
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 Guides 6
 Routes 358
 Photos 14,426
 Triplogs 1,626

65 male
 Joined Jul 16 2012
 Deer Valley, AZ
Desert Tortoise Trail - Sonoran PreservePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 14 2019
RowdyandMe
Hiking3.02 Miles 716 AEG
Hiking3.02 Miles   1 Hour   37 Mns   2.45 mph
716 ft AEG      23 Mns Break
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Rowdy and Widowmaker
Sep 10 2018
mt98dew
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 Guides 16
 Routes 19
 Photos 398
 Triplogs 1,454

50 male
 Joined Oct 24 2010
 Phoenix,Az
Desert Tortoise Trail - Sonoran PreservePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Sep 10 2018
mt98dew
Run/Jog2.82 Miles 131 AEG
Run/Jog2.82 Miles      34 Mns   4.98 mph
131 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Short after work jog. Did CCW loop. Hawk - Desert Tortoise - Valle - Dixie Mine and then back on the Hawk. Weather seemed pleasant though temps were around 105 while I was out. No wildlife but came across 4 other hikers while I was out.
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Jun 24 2018
ihikeaz
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 Routes 3
 Photos 60
 Triplogs 224

60 male
 Joined Jun 08 2005
 Phoenix, AZ
Great Horned Owl Trail - Sonoran PreservePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 24 2018
ihikeaz
Hiking7.30 Miles 463 AEG
Hiking7.30 Miles   2 Hrs   46 Mns   2.81 mph
463 ft AEG      10 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
First time hiking this trail. Once you get away from west and southern sections where it is mainly views of homes, this is a nice hike. Views to the east are excellent. Parked at the Sonoran Desert Trailhead and used the connector trails to get to this trail. Started early to avoid the heat. Only a few people on the trail. Did not see any owls although I thought I heard one. Maybe the mind playing tricks.
Didn't hike to the peak, so I'll have to do that another day. 8)
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Jun 16 2018
Nightstalker
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 Routes 71
 Photos 5,352
 Triplogs 670

51 male
 Joined Apr 25 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
Union Peak Trail - Sonoran PreservePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 16 2018
Nightstalker
Hiking7.03 Miles 1,170 AEG
Hiking7.03 Miles   3 Hrs   20 Mns   2.67 mph
1,170 ft AEG      42 Mns Break7 LBS Pack
 no routes
Led a 21 person meetup hike this morning. Had a sprinkle here and there. Love this loop.
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Mar 04 2018
cw50must
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 Guides 11
 Routes 2
 Photos 3,132
 Triplogs 244

42 male
 Joined Jun 09 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Dixie Mountain Loop - Sonoran PreservePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Mtn Biking avatar Mar 04 2018
cw50must
Mtn Biking10.80 Miles 1,296 AEG
Mtn Biking10.80 Miles
1,296 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
I've ridden here once before, but never did this route. Had a nice figure 8 set up including cactus wren and great horned owl, linked to the Dixie Mountain loop, and some connectors in there. As like most trails in the Phoenix Sonoran Preserve, the trails are in great shape.
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2 archives
Feb 22 2018
caragruey
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 Guides 1
 Routes 43
 Photos 880
 Triplogs 39

female
 Joined Feb 04 2017
 Sun City
Union Hills LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 22 2018
caragruey
Hiking5.80 Miles 1,530 AEG
Hiking5.80 Miles
1,530 ft AEG
 
no photosets
1st trip
Combined trails, hawks nest, dixie loop +summit trail, valle verde, to great horned owl, to peak 2383 aka union peak. Returned same way except took desert tortoise to trailhead. Nice hike for a nice Thursday. The Ocotillo are just starting to bloom.
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Wildflowers Observation Light
Ocotillo
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Jan 01 2018
RowdyandMe
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 Guides 6
 Routes 358
 Photos 14,426
 Triplogs 1,626

65 male
 Joined Jul 16 2012
 Deer Valley, AZ
Desert Tortoise Trail - Sonoran PreservePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 01 2018
RowdyandMe
Hiking6.27 Miles 961 AEG
Hiking6.27 Miles   3 Hrs   14 Mns   2.37 mph
961 ft AEG      35 Mns Break7 LBS Pack
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Rowdy and Widowmaker
Dec 26 2017
friendofThunde
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 Guides 18
 Routes 280
 Photos 7,723
 Triplogs 716

37 male
 Joined Jan 21 2013
 AZ
Dixie Mountain Loop - Sonoran PreservePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 26 2017
friendofThundergod
Hiking7.50 Miles 1,330 AEG
Hiking7.50 Miles
1,330 ft AEG
 no routes
Just a glorified dog walk with the pups. Nice temps and great late afternoon conditions. The trails were a little busy near the trailhead, but still a pleasant walk with the pups. We knocked out Dixie and Union "peaks" along the way, making our own variation of the Dixie Mountain Loop.
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Oct 28 2017
WaitingForRain
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 Photos 5
 Triplogs 276

30 female
 Joined Oct 04 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Great Horned Owl Trail - Sonoran PreservePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 28 2017
WaitingForRain
Hiking8.30 Miles 463 AEG
Hiking8.30 Miles
463 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
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Oct 10 2017
RowdyandMe
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 Guides 6
 Routes 358
 Photos 14,426
 Triplogs 1,626

65 male
 Joined Jul 16 2012
 Deer Valley, AZ
Dixie Mountain Loop - Sonoran PreservePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 10 2017
RowdyandMe
Hiking6.24 Miles 919 AEG
Hiking6.24 Miles   2 Hrs   55 Mns   2.34 mph
919 ft AEG      15 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
 
Got Rowdy out while the weather was nice but couldn't get route scout to work properly.
Named place
Named place
Pyramid Peak
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Rowdy and Widowmaker
2 archives
Sep 26 2017
RowdyandMe
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 Guides 6
 Routes 358
 Photos 14,426
 Triplogs 1,626

65 male
 Joined Jul 16 2012
 Deer Valley, AZ
Dixie Mountain Loop - Sonoran PreservePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 26 2017
RowdyandMe
Hiking6.18 Miles 918 AEG
Hiking6.18 Miles   2 Hrs   57 Mns   2.23 mph
918 ft AEG      11 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
 
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Rowdy and Widowmaker
Sep 26 2017
TheMazzicMan
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 Guides 2
 Routes 35
 Photos 32
 Triplogs 51

50 male
 Joined Jul 04 2016
 Phoenix, AZ
Union Peak Loop - PSP - Phoenix, AZ 
Union Peak Loop - PSP - Phoenix, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Sep 26 2017
TheMazzicMan
Hiking8.34 Miles 802 AEG
Hiking8.34 Miles   3 Hrs   46 Mns   2.43 mph
802 ft AEG      20 Mns Break
 
no photosets
1st trip
Perfect day for this hike. Light cloud cover kept the sun intensity down. A couple of critical junctions are not signed and have been noted on the route I created. Saw very light traffic on this weekday morning.
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Donovan Wood
Steward, Arizona Trail Passage 23c (Mazatzal Divide Tr, Barnhardt to Red Hills)

...he's got the Mazzic hands...
Sep 04 2017
Nightstalker
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 Routes 71
 Photos 5,352
 Triplogs 670

51 male
 Joined Apr 25 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
Union Peak Trail - Sonoran PreservePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 04 2017
Nightstalker
Hiking6.86 Miles 1,138 AEG
Hiking6.86 Miles   2 Hrs   40 Mns   2.76 mph
1,138 ft AEG      11 Mns Break5 LBS Pack
 no routes
Phoenix Sonoran Preserve website states that the park is open from 5am to 7pm. Got to the Desert Vista trailhead just before 6am to find a line of cars waiting for the park ranger to open the gate. Crazy humidity made today's hike with harem member Maria quite unpleasant. Someone placed a summit register at Union Peak. Creative Maria left an interesting entry with yesterday's date :) One of my favorite city hikes!
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Aug 14 2017
RowdyandMe
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 Guides 6
 Routes 358
 Photos 14,426
 Triplogs 1,626

65 male
 Joined Jul 16 2012
 Deer Valley, AZ
Desert Tortoise Trail - Sonoran PreservePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 14 2017
RowdyandMe
Hiking3.43 Miles 406 AEG
Hiking3.43 Miles   1 Hour   31 Mns   2.74 mph
406 ft AEG      16 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
A very nice breeze today.
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Rowdy and Widowmaker
average hiking speed 2.45 mph
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