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Mar 16 2019
Yoder
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54 male
 Joined Oct 07 2017
 Chandler, AZ
Mesquite Canyon - Waddell - Ford Canyon LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 16 2019
Yoder
Hiking10.60 Miles 1,921 AEG
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We had heard the wildflowers going good in White Tanks right now so we decided to go check it out. We got a nice early start as usual to avoid crowds, and because we like early hikes anyway.

We did this hike back in 2017 one week earlier, and the Brittle bush were in full bloom. This made for a great sight of the mountains when coming out of the Ford Canyon hike, whole mountainsides turned yellow. It appears this year we were a bit early, probably got another month before they bloom. there were other wild flowers, but not as many as I had hoped. It appears the West side of the valley has not received nearly as much as the east side; Superstitions are completely green, not so much with White tanks. There was a small trickle in the Ford Canyon drainage in some areas, but for the most part the drainage is dry.

Still a nice hike, and we did this in a clockwise motion going from the Mesquite trail to the Ford trail; I think that was a good move since I expected more crowds later in the day in the Mesquite trail. Given that it was a weekend, we actually didn't run into too many folks till the end of the hike.

It's peak hiking season, and I'm getting behind on the photos, I'll have to post this set later.
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate
Poppies are popping. To early for the brittle bush.
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J. Yoder
Mar 16 2019
Nightstalker
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51 male
 Joined Apr 25 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
Ford Canyon Trail - White TanksPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 16 2019
Nightstalker
Hiking9.80 Miles 1,630 AEG
Hiking9.80 Miles   4 Hrs   58 Mns   2.26 mph
1,630 ft AEG      38 Mns Break13 LBS Pack
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Did the Ford canyon loop with Carey this morning. Lots of pools of water along the route. Almost stepped on a rattlesnake about 2 miles from the parking lot. Be careful out there!
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Wildflowers Observation Substantial

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Willow Spring - White Tanks Quart per minute Quart per minute
Pool was full
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Feb 24 2019
LindaAnn
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39 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Barry Goldwater Peak-Ford Cyn-Willow Spring, AZ 
Barry Goldwater Peak-Ford Cyn-Willow Spring, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 24 2019
LindaAnn
Hiking16.06 Miles 3,188 AEG
Hiking16.06 Miles   6 Hrs   58 Mns   2.45 mph
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Started from the Ramada 7 area around 7am. Went north on Waddell to Ford Canyon, then up Ford. Muddy trail, lots of wildflowers. There was a good amount of water flowing in Ford Canyon, but it was pretty easy to keep our shoes dry. One bypass around some big pools, but that was it. Started seeing snow along the trail once we were on Goat Camp, then more snow along the ridge between Goat Camp and the service road. No human prints or tire tracks in the snow on the road, but a lot of animal prints. It was windy at the top of Barry Goldwater Peak, so we took some pics and headed back down. Once back to Goat Camp, we headed back north to Willow Canyon and took that easy. There was a nice amount of water at the spring, and one little patch of snow. Continued east to Mesquite Canyon and then took that back to the parking lot. Saw no one on Ford Canyon, a few people on Goat Camp, more people on Willow, and a ton of people on Mesquite. The parking lot was packed when we finished, and the Waterfall parking was a mob scene; I don't even want to think about how many people were packed onto that trail.
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Willow Spring - White Tanks
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate
A lot of flowers along all the trails, especially poppies. The higher elevations suffered from the snow, and the brittlebush is past prime.
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Feb 23 2019
Walworthjordyn
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25 female
 Joined Nov 26 2018
 Phoenix, AZ
Mesquite Canyon - Waddell - Ford Canyon LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 23 2019
Walworthjordyn
Hiking9.80 Miles 1,921 AEG
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Took my mom for our first time to the White Tanks after a snowy week! The highest peak was covered in a dusting, looked beautiful. We took Mesquite to Willow Springs (which was running more than I expected) to Ford Canyon to Waddell. Logged just under 10 miles. What a unique canyon! Quite a bit of water held in areas, really did love it!
Feb 02 2019
The_Eagle
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63 male
 Joined Jan 20 2009
 Far NE Phoenix,
Ford -Willow - Mesquite Loop, AZ 
Ford -Willow - Mesquite Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 02 2019
The_Eagle
Hiking11.19 Miles 1,814 AEG
Hiking11.19 Miles   5 Hrs   7 Mns   2.36 mph
1,814 ft AEG      23 Mns Break12 LBS Pack
 
1st trip
It's been 3 years since I was last out to the White Tanks. I don't know whay I don't come out here more often.

Ford Canyon Trail is my favorite out there. Seems to be in the best shape I've ever seen it. Saw 2 hikers and 1 runner on this section

Willow Canyon Trail We stopped at the spring and had an early lunch. Nobody else there.
Once back on trail we began running into happy hikers. The views to the valley from this well groomed trail are pretty sweet.

Mesquite Canyon Trail. At the Willow - Mesquite intersection, a group of equestrian riders and their steeds, were enjoying a break. Mesquite is also in great shape and equally nice views. I remembered the lower section to be rough and rocky. none of that today.

Perfect weather, got sprinkled on just a bit.
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Dec 15 2018
Hippy
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33 female
 Joined Dec 02 2009
 Grand Canyon
Mesquite Canyon - Waddell - Ford Canyon LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 15 2018
Hippy
Hiking10.60 Miles 1,921 AEG
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Quick loop Saturday morning. Myself, Jamie Compos and Doug Nering.

Lots of birds out on these trails. Some some rabbits and butterflies for wildlife.

Mesquite trail had good bit of human activity going on when we started around 8am including a ranger led hike doing this same loop but going in the opposite direction.
By the time we passed the Willow Canyon cutoff we were pretty much alone and that was very nice.

This loop would also make decent corridor training for any newbies looking to hike grand canyon. Not sure why my mind goes straight to that.

I especially enjoyed the Ford Canyon sections, I hadn't done this loop before and was pleasantly surprised to spend so much time in the wash and then over smooth granite it was absolutely beautiful.

Lots of Mexican gold poppies out this weekend too.

Trail conditions were great, smooth. Those trails are well maintained and that makes them an easy "trek" for anyone in the family that's up to the mileage.
Ford Canyon had some "steep" footing which were fine for us but I could see it presenting a challenge for those folks who aren't use to walking off pavement.

The white tanks had water and tadpoles.
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Nov 23 2018
KBKB
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57 male
 Joined Apr 22 2012
 Fountain Hills,
Mesquite Canyon - Waddell - Ford Canyon LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 23 2018
KBKB
Hiking12.30 Miles 2,018 AEG
Hiking12.30 Miles   6 Hrs   4 Mns   2.59 mph
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Heather, Marilyn, Marilyn, Nick, Ben, Bob, and Mike joined me for a hike of the Mesquite Canyon / Ford Canyon Loop at White Tank Mountain Regional Park.

We started midway along the Waddell Trail and then turned to go mostly east on the Mesquite Canyon Trail. When we got to the intersection with Goat Camp and Ford Canyon, I hiked a bit of Goat Camp by myself while the others ate lunch. When I returned, we continued on Ford Canyon and then returned on Waddell.

Route finding seemed easier than it had in the past, but I've done this route a number of times now. When we first did it, we missed the fact that the trail went to the right as we were making our way down Ford Canyon. Also, if you do it in the other direction, it's easy to miss the left turn out of Ford Canyon, so watch out for that too.

We saw a number of pools of mostly stagnant water in Ford Canyon. There were poppies and goldeneye along the way.

We encountered a number of other trail users, though not as many as I expected. They were mostly hikers, but we also saw two trail runners and one mountain biker.

This is perhaps my favorite loop hike in the Maricopa County Parks.
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Mar 25 2018
chumley
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 Tempe, AZ
Willow Ford Loop, AZ 
Willow Ford Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 25 2018
chumley
Hiking11.74 Miles 1,932 AEG
Hiking11.74 Miles   3 Hrs   56 Mns   3.00 mph
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Adding to my list of all-time uniques, I made my first ever visit to White Tank Mountain Regional Park (the west side's very own South Mountain! :y: )

Quite a bit of diverse stuff out here, from very intriguing canyons to large swaths of drab boredom. I made good time which allowed me to hit up the Waterfall trail before the "no excuses" entrance gate closure at exactly 8pm. I feel that darkness is an excellent time to see this desert spectacle, especially when in it's naturally dry state.

Got to see all the 2018 wildflowers. Pretty sure it's prime peak right now.

I was pleasantly surprised on this trip, and it seems to have earned a return visit sometime.
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Wildflowers Observation Isolated
* "substantial" as measured relative to the 2018 spring wildflower season.
Compared to a normal season somewhere between "none" and "isolated" ;)

dry White Tanks Falls Dry Dry
Just a little mud at the bottom of the falls.

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No actual flow, but a large pool of water at the spring and a few smaller pools downstream in bedrock.
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Feb 25 2018
PJackalope
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 Joined Jul 25 2007
 Peoria, Az
Willow - Mesquite Loop, AZ 
Willow - Mesquite Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 25 2018
PJackalope
Hiking8.53 Miles 1,699 AEG
Hiking8.53 Miles   2 Hrs   39 Mns   3.22 mph
1,699 ft AEG10 LBS Pack
 
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Another fun hike in the White Tanks. Easy access, nice trails, beautiful weather, friendly people - what more could one ask for?
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Dec 23 2017
LindaAnn
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 Ahwatukee, AZ
Barry Goldwater Peak via Mesquite CanyonPhoenix, AZ
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Hiking avatar Dec 23 2017
LindaAnn
Hiking15.66 Miles 3,151 AEG
Hiking15.66 Miles   6 Hrs   45 Mns   2.70 mph
3,151 ft AEG      57 Mns Break
 
Did my annual hike up to Barry Goldwater Peak. We started on Waddell, went up Ford Canyon (which is always my favorite part), then south on Goat Camp to the turn to the peak. The off trail path is always getting more defined, and it was easy walking to the road and the summit. We found a place out of the wind to eat lunch, then headed back down, taking Mesquite Canyon to the trailhead. Great sunrise to start the hike, cool and breezy all day--great desert December day.
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Dec 23 2017
The_N
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 Joined Mar 18 2015
 Payson, AZ
Barry Goldwater Peak via Mesquite CanyonPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 23 2017
The_N
Hiking15.66 Miles 3,151 AEG
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Good day for a desert peak. 36 degrees at the start. Overcast lingered throughout and a breeze picked up later in the a.m. So really nice, in other words. The trip up Ford Canyon was a treat, even with no water present. I also enjoyed the short ridge walk on the 'off-trail' section before the road walk on the summit. Terrain switches between rocky drainges, grasslands and saguaro fields. We enjoyed views of the western mountain ranges and a nutrition break up top. We cruised back down on Mesquite Cyn. In the lower reaches, we encountered a handful of friendly hikers out enjoying the trails.
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Nov 29 2017
RowdyandMe
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 Deer Valley, AZ
Mesquite Canyon - Waddell - Ford Canyon LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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RowdyandMe
Hiking11.52 Miles 1,753 AEG
Hiking11.52 Miles   6 Hrs   9 Mns   2.07 mph
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dry Willow Spring - White Tanks Dry Dry
Very low and stale
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Mar 31 2017
friendofThunde
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37 male
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 AZ
Mesquite Canyon - Waddell - Ford Canyon LoopPhoenix, AZ
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friendofThundergod
Hiking9.52 Miles 1,584 AEG
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This was my first time to the White Tanks and I must say I came away pretty impressed. I was looking for a little end of the week hike to take advantage of the cooler afternoon, blow off some week day steam and get the dogs some exercise. I was expecting something more on the lines of South Mountain, or the preserve and instead we got a rather pleasant hike with ample water, wildflowers, varied scenery and great trails.

Ford Canyon was a great trail to kick off my first experiences in the White Tanks. After only a few miles in, we started to encounter water in the bedrock of the canyon and this continued for most of the hike through Ford. The couple mile stretch along the bedrock through Ford proved to be kind of fun and the dogs were happy with the ample and sometimes deep pools of water. Jackie was "seeing" glphys everywhere and we examined a few of her leads, but they all turned out to be duds, until she did spot a faint set right in the creek bed. The flowers through Ford were great as well and only got better and more varied as we climbed out. We ran into a couple at about five miles in and they asked if we were staying a night out there, because they said they never ran into anyone out that far, which made me kind of chuckle, as we were only completing a nine mile loop and I certainly did not think we were in what would qualify as the White Tanks "backcountry."

From Ford, it was on to Willow Canyon, which was a nice little area as well. We stopped at the spring briefly for the pups and then continued on to the intersection with Mesquite. This portion of the hike ended up being gold, as we got to enjoy the vibrant yellow of the brittle brush mixed in with some nice lighting, big clouds and a great sunset. Head lamp time for most of Mesquite Trail, a pretty quick downhill and then a quick hike across the well manicured trail and wide path back to where we began our loop at Waddell Trailhead.

I don't know if I will start planning weekend hiking around the White Tanks, but this hike certainly exceeded my expectations and beats most of the urban hikes near town. In terms of desert hiking, the White Tanks probably represent some of the nicer classic desert hiking within an hour of Phoenix in my opinion and now is a great time to hit this area.
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate
I would say substantial, but I have heard brittle brush does not count as wildflowers and I don't want to offend the wildflower guild...

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Large deep pool of water at site of spring
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Zort
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50 male
 Joined Aug 12 2004
 Phoenix, AZ
Mesquite Canyon - Waddell - Ford Canyon LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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Zort
Hiking10.60 Miles 1,921 AEG
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Beautiful day hike with my bro in town from Anchorage. Lots of water (at least for these normally sere and arid lands) in the creeks up Ford Canyon, at Willow Spring (water trickling down the falls), and elsewhere. But the real stars of the show were the wildflowers popping like crazy, especially toward the bottom of Mesquite Canyon. Poppies, lupines, buckhorn cholla and other plants and flowers are all *very* happy with all our rain this winter. Get out there and see the sights, kids!
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Wildflowers Observation Substantial

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Huge pool below the pour off running at over 1 gpm at Willow Spring
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Jan 07 2017
Nightstalker
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51 male
 Joined Apr 25 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
Ford Canyon Trail - White TanksPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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Nightstalker
Hiking10.10 Miles 1,681 AEG
Hiking10.10 Miles   4 Hrs   39 Mns   2.67 mph
1,681 ft AEG      52 Mns Break14 LBS Pack
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Great hike in the White Tanks with the Arizona Desert Hikers meetup group. Lots of water, running at spots, in Ford Canyon and at Willow Spring. Saw about a dozen deer at the Ford/Willow trail intersection.

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The pool was full!
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Dec 18 2016
LindaAnn
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 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Barry Goldwater Peak via Mesquite CanyonPhoenix, AZ
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LindaAnn
Hiking15.62 Miles 3,111 AEG
Hiking15.62 Miles   5 Hrs   55 Mns   2.81 mph
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I make it out to the White Tanks only about once a year, so I decided today was the day to get that done. Started from parking Area #7 and headed up Mesquite Canyon trail. I remember this trail in the 90's was fairly rugged, and even difficult to follow in places; these days, you can't even find a rock on it to trip over. A little too maintained now for my taste, but it does make for quick hiking.

At the Goat Camp/Ford Canyon jct, I headed south on Goat Camp, then over to Barry Goldwater Peak. There were two guys painting one of the buildings at the summit, so we chatted for a few minutes, then I headed back down. Back at the same jct, I headed north on Ford Canyon to complete the loop. Again, 10+ years ago, I would never have seen anyone else on Ford Canyon; today I saw at least half a dozen people, maybe even a dozen, including two guys who missed a turn and were trying to figure out how to get down the dryfalls. I pointed them in the right direction and kept on going. I took Waddell back over to my car and finished up around 2:15.

Nice day, and great weather. The scenery in the White Tanks is great--especially Ford Canyon, but I do miss how quiet & sign-free this park used to be, which is part of the reason I only come out here once a year now.
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 Mesa, AZ
Mesquite Canyon - Waddell - Ford Canyon LoopPhoenix, AZ
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Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking10.60 Miles 1,921 AEG
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Twas a nice day to be hiking in the White Tanks. Nice temps an a overcast sky. Great sunrise! I did this hike clockwise. The trail is in great shape. There was nowhere I had to push by any catsclaw or anything else prickly. Even Ford Canyon wasn't bad. Albeit you know you have to drudge through the sand and do a little rock/route climbing/finding.
I passed one lady 2 miles in and one guy opposite derection 7 miles in. Then the normal few close to the parking area.
I saw a few stray birds, one nice covey of quail, 6 total deer 1 spike and 5 doe, and one nonvenomous snake. :y:
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Apr 20 2016
hikingaz2
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 Mesa,Az
Mesquite Canyon - Waddell - Ford Canyon LoopPhoenix, AZ
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Hiking11.61 Miles 1,874 AEG
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Rick says lets go for a Hike ---- OK where ?? He says I'm thinking White Tanks Wednesday --- oh my !!! :o Must mean only one thing in that area to draw him over to that part of the Valley ---- :-k Firewood, he lives in AJ so they have no burning restrictions. Lindaagm gave me the tip and Widowmaker the route so I was ok with this idea :y: I think this is a go back area this fall and take Roger and Rick and do the big loop including Goat Camp :DANCE: Roger was all huddled up in his room due to heavy rain and lighting today, told him we were hiking over in White Tanks and was dry and Hot .. not knowing he asked if it was just hot or exciting hot ---- Well we just had a Cowgirl pass us ( see Rick's TL ) I told him Excitingly Hot, [-X made going up Ford seem a little easier :sorrry: I enjoyed the White Tanks and will be worth going back, enough variety of Trails to satisfy any level of experience !!
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 Buckeye, AZ
Mesquite Canyon - Waddell - Ford Canyon LoopPhoenix, AZ
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PatrickL
Hiking9.30 Miles 1,600 AEG
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Haven't been on Willow or Ford in a while so I decided to hit both. Pretty warm for the first mile, then the breeze finally kicked in. Wound up having perfect weather for the remainder of the hike.

Someone spray painted two arrows at the lower end of Ford, when you first enter the wash. You should be able to figure out where to go in that spot, but evidently some are having trouble. It would be nice if the park would put an extra marker there. Maybe then people would leave the paint at home. ](*,)
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 Phoenix, AZ
Mesquite Canyon - Waddell - Ford Canyon LoopPhoenix, AZ
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Tough_Boots
Hiking10.60 Miles 1,921 AEG
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Nice little hike with a friend on the west side. Ford Canyon was surprising fun for a bit.
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