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Apache Vista Trail - Sonoran Preserve N - 15 members in 71 triplogs have rated this an average 3.3 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Sep 29 2019
laissezfaire
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 Routes 14
 Photos 187
 Triplogs 17

43 female
 Joined Dec 26 2013
 Anthem, AZ
Apache Vista Trail - Sonoran Preserve NPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 29 2019
laissezfaire
Hiking2.55 Miles 319 AEG
Hiking2.55 Miles   1 Hour   2 Mns   2.47 mph
319 ft AEG
 
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
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Route Scout GPS Route Recorded on Route Scout View
Apache Vista Trail via Sidewinder Trail. Lots of mountain bikers use this trail so of you're listening to music keep one ear bud out so you know they're coming up behind you.
Flora
Flora
Desert Senna
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Wildflowers Observation Isolated
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May 14 2019
RowdyandMe
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 Guides 6
 Routes 358
 Photos 14,437
 Triplogs 1,628

65 male
 Joined Jul 16 2012
 Deer Valley, AZ
Apache Vista Trail - Sonoran Preserve NPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 14 2019
RowdyandMe
Hiking4.23 Miles 540 AEG
Hiking4.23 Miles   2 Hrs   13 Mns   2.31 mph
540 ft AEG      23 Mns Break15 LBS Pack
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Rowdy and Widowmaker
Feb 10 2019
The_Eagle
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 Guides 5
 Routes 792
 Photos 9,159
 Triplogs 1,080

63 male
 Joined Jan 20 2009
 Far NE Phoenix,
Sidewinder-Vista-Ridgeback-Ocotillo, AZ 
Sidewinder-Vista-Ridgeback-Ocotillo, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 10 2019
The_Eagle
Hiking5.76 Miles 804 AEG
Hiking5.76 Miles   2 Hrs   10 Mns   2.74 mph
804 ft AEG      4 Mns Break
 
1st trip
Needed a leg stretcher. Took Deb out to enjoy the day.
Poppies are poppin', brittlebush, a few Lupine, Fiddleneck and some of the ocotillo were flowering. In abundance were Scorpionweed (verified by the odor) and another one that looks very, very similar, only a slightly lighter purple, without the odor.

Plenty of families out enjoying the perfect weather.
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There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."
Dave Barry
Feb 10 2018
Eartheist
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 Routes 5
 Photos 269
 Triplogs 177

48 male
 Joined Jul 16 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
Apache Vista Trail - Sonoran Preserve NPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 10 2018
Eartheist
Hiking2.79 Miles 285 AEG
Hiking2.79 Miles   1 Hour   45 Mns   1.59 mph
285 ft AEG
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The_Dude
Night hike! There was enough light from the city reflecting off the clouds, didn't even need headlamps.
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Feb 10 2018
The_Dude
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 Guides 1
 Routes 114
 Photos 1,339
 Triplogs 336

41 male
 Joined Jun 10 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
Apache Wash Trail - Sonoran Preserve NPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 10 2018
The_Dude
Hiking2.94 Miles 333 AEG
Hiking2.94 Miles   1 Hour   45 Mns   2.52 mph
333 ft AEG      35 Mns Break12 LBS Pack
 
no photosets
1st trip
Kind of random, but I really had the hankering for a night hike, and the Earthiest tagged along too. We headed out to start hiking about 9 pm at the TH, and thankfully the gate was not closed yet so we could park up closer to the start and not have to lug it from the road. Just did a quick hike to the top of Apache Vista to enjoy a tasty beverage or two, and then back down again. We made it off trail before 11 so we were even in compliance. ;) Surprisingly saw one guy mountain biking right as we got to the top. Fun little trip, gotta explore this option more. There was no moon, but with it being a bit overcast there was plenty of light coming off the clouds for us to navigate by, never even needed our headlamps.
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Feb 09 2018
RowdyandMe
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 Guides 6
 Routes 358
 Photos 14,437
 Triplogs 1,628

65 male
 Joined Jul 16 2012
 Deer Valley, AZ
Apache Wash Loop - Sonoran Preserve NorthPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 09 2018
RowdyandMe
Hiking12.04 Miles 1,004 AEG
Hiking12.04 Miles   5 Hrs   33 Mns   2.53 mph
1,004 ft AEG      48 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
 
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Rowdy and Widowmaker
Jan 31 2018
RowdyandMe
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 Guides 6
 Routes 358
 Photos 14,437
 Triplogs 1,628

65 male
 Joined Jul 16 2012
 Deer Valley, AZ
Sidewinder Trail - Sonoran Perserve NPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 31 2018
RowdyandMe
Hiking11.23 Miles 1,523 AEG
Hiking11.23 Miles   5 Hrs   39 Mns   2.32 mph
1,523 ft AEG      48 Mns Break15 LBS Pack
 
Named place
Named place
Bosco Tank

dry Bosco Tank Dry Dry
So dry, I never seen the brush so brown.
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Rowdy and Widowmaker
Jan 06 2018
The_Eagle
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 Guides 5
 Routes 792
 Photos 9,159
 Triplogs 1,080

63 male
 Joined Jan 20 2009
 Far NE Phoenix,
Apache Wash Loop, AZ 
Apache Wash Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 06 2018
The_Eagle
Hiking10.01 Miles 1,414 AEG
Hiking10.01 Miles   3 Hrs   5 Mns   3.25 mph
1,414 ft AEG8 LBS Pack
 
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Needed something close, about 10 miles, not too much gain, to try and blow the phlegm out.
This fit the requirements and the weather was a plus.
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There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."
Dave Barry
Dec 19 2017
RowdyandMe
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 Guides 6
 Routes 358
 Photos 14,437
 Triplogs 1,628

65 male
 Joined Jul 16 2012
 Deer Valley, AZ
Ocotillo-Sidewinder Loop, AZ 
Ocotillo-Sidewinder Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Dec 19 2017
RowdyandMe
Hiking10.69 Miles 1,495 AEG
Hiking10.69 Miles   5 Hrs   16 Mns   2.30 mph
1,495 ft AEG      37 Mns Break15 LBS Pack
 
A very nice for this hike
Named place
Named place
Bosco Tank

dry Bosco Tank Dry Dry
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Aug 25 2017
caragruey
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 Guides 1
 Routes 43
 Photos 880
 Triplogs 39

female
 Joined Feb 04 2017
 Sun City
Apache Vista Trail - Sonoran Preserve NPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 25 2017
caragruey
Hiking0.76 Miles 168 AEG
Hiking0.76 Miles
168 ft AEG
 
1st trip
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I know why they call it sidewinder trail to get to the vista. Eeeek snakes I saw 2 the first I have seen since living here. Checking this hike off list for the phx5 challenge in Nov. Lots of mountain bikes on the trail this morning but lovely morning with the launch of the balloons. well traveled trail.
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Jul 22 2017
tibber
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 Guides 21
 Routes 576
 Photos 25,730
 Triplogs 844

64 female
 Joined Feb 26 2004
 Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Sonoran Preserve Highpoints, AZ 
Phoenix Sonoran Preserve Highpoints, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jul 22 2017
tibber
Hiking6.31 Miles 827 AEG
Hiking6.31 Miles   2 Hrs   35 Mns   2.80 mph
827 ft AEG      20 Mns Break
 
The chance of precip was too high up north so back to Plan B, get up early and hike locally. I am still in prep mode for my Glacier Park backpack in a few weeks. Kelly came up with this route. A very nice alternative to Shaw Butte and same amount of drive time. Note to self, for monsoon weather hiking you are just going to have to get up at 5 :( (I did 5:30 AM today).

I was grateful for cloud cover and the occasional breeze from time to time. I did pull out my umbrella for the last mile though. I heard some coyotes and the cicadas were out as I came off of Ridgeback Overlook where I had stopped to edit some photos and do a FB post. There were a few others on the trail including several bike riders and other hikers and a couple runners that were glistening. Yep, the humidity was a little intense. The trail was in real nice shape.

This is my first monsoon hike of any substance and I lived to tell about it. :lol:
Oh, this is the first time that I can remember not putting ice in my water... prefer the ice.

Video - [ youtube video ] including Cicadas.
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For me, sometimes it's just as much about the journey as the destination.
Oh, and once in awhile, don't forget to look back at the trail you've traveled.
May 08 2017
RowdyandMe
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 Guides 6
 Routes 358
 Photos 14,437
 Triplogs 1,628

65 male
 Joined Jul 16 2012
 Deer Valley, AZ
Ridgeback Trail - Sonoran Preserve NPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 08 2017
RowdyandMe
Hiking6.08 Miles 1,123 AEG
Hiking6.08 Miles   4 Hrs   11 Mns   2.12 mph
1,123 ft AEG   1 Hour   19 Mns Break15 LBS Pack
 
Named place
Named place
Bosco Tank
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Apr 04 2017
mt98dew
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 Guides 16
 Routes 19
 Photos 398
 Triplogs 1,454

50 male
 Joined Oct 24 2010
 Phoenix,Az
Apache Vista Trail - Sonoran Preserve NPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Apr 04 2017
mt98dew
Run/Jog2.70 Miles 168 AEG
Run/Jog2.70 Miles      29 Mns   5.59 mph
168 ft AEG
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Short, after work jog. Went to the Apache Wash TH. Took the Sidewinder to the Apache Vista, did the lasso around the top of the hill and then came back on the Apache Wash Trail. Parking lot was full...20+ cars, a lot of bikers in evidence. But the trail I was was all hikers (5). Great day to be out, before the heat of summer arrives. No wildlife.
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Feb 20 2017
Nightstalker
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 Routes 71
 Photos 5,352
 Triplogs 671

51 male
 Joined Apr 25 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
Apache Wash, AZ 
Apache Wash, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 20 2017
Nightstalker
Hiking5.93 Miles 836 AEG
Hiking5.93 Miles   2 Hrs   2 Mns   3.12 mph
836 ft AEG      8 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
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Nice 6 mile loop this morning out of Apache Wash Trailhead. One of the news channels mentioned fog in the valley this morning and I had good luck with fog between the ranges up here before. Unfortunately, that would not be the case today. None the less, still an excellent way to start the day. Too many people with misbehaving dogs today though. Almost got caught in a dog fight, twice!

Also, I took this opportunity to run Route Scout on my phone vs my Garmin GPS60 back to back and note the differences. My phone logged 5.71 miles and 941' AEG, the Garmin came up with 5.93 miles and 836' AEG. The extra AEG on the phone must be from repeatedly lifting from my pocket to my face to read all those super important emails and text messages :lol:
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Jan 28 2017
RowdyandMe
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 Guides 6
 Routes 358
 Photos 14,437
 Triplogs 1,628

65 male
 Joined Jul 16 2012
 Deer Valley, AZ
Apache Wash Loop - Sonoran Preserve NorthPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 28 2017
RowdyandMe
Hiking8.29 Miles 847 AEG
Hiking8.29 Miles   3 Hrs   38 Mns   2.45 mph
847 ft AEG      15 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
 
Partners none no partners
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Rowdy and Widowmaker
Jan 18 2017
RowdyandMe
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 Guides 6
 Routes 358
 Photos 14,437
 Triplogs 1,628

65 male
 Joined Jul 16 2012
 Deer Valley, AZ
Ridgeback Overlook Trail - Sonoran Pres NPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 18 2017
RowdyandMe
Hiking6.66 Miles 851 AEG
Hiking6.66 Miles   3 Hrs   18 Mns   2.20 mph
851 ft AEG      16 Mns Break15 LBS Pack
 
Well I got my new inserts today and decided to try them out. The trails weren't to busy today and the weather was perfect.
It was nice to get in a little longer hike and seeing so much more green than I am used to seeing.
I did see a few more birds as well.
My new inserts will take a little getting used to as my doctor found my left leg is almost a half inch shorter than my right leg. Now I am waiting for my new brace to go with it.
Flora
Flora
Saguaro
Culture
Culture
Aircraft
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Rowdy and Widowmaker
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Jan 06 2017
RowdyandMe
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 Guides 6
 Routes 358
 Photos 14,437
 Triplogs 1,628

65 male
 Joined Jul 16 2012
 Deer Valley, AZ
Apache Wash Loop - Sonoran Preserve NorthPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 06 2017
RowdyandMe
Hiking8.69 Miles 516 AEG
Hiking8.69 Miles   4 Hrs   4 Mns   2.28 mph
516 ft AEG      15 Mns Break15 LBS Pack
 
Partners none no partners
Flora
Flora
Christmas Cholla
Fauna
Fauna
Phainopepla
Named place
Named place
Bosco Tank

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Bosco Tank 26-50% full 26-50% full
Nice to see water in the tank again.
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Rowdy and Widowmaker
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Dec 21 2016
RowdyandMe
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 Guides 6
 Routes 358
 Photos 14,437
 Triplogs 1,628

65 male
 Joined Jul 16 2012
 Deer Valley, AZ
Ocotillo-Sidewinder, AZ 
Ocotillo-Sidewinder, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Dec 21 2016
RowdyandMe
Hiking10.06 Miles 1,425 AEG
Hiking10.06 Miles   4 Hrs   45 Mns   2.33 mph
1,425 ft AEG      26 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
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Today was all about Rowdy and the weather was as perfect as Rowdy could have asked for. We had cloudy skies all day with nice temperatures. We even got sprinkled on three different times. Now we never really got wet but we did get refreshed all three times who could ask for anything more.
We were taking a nice lunch break the first time it sprinkled on us and we did not move we just enjoyed it as we finished our lunch. The trails were really quiet today seen only one hiker and a couple of bike riders that was it. As far as wildlife birds only.
This was the hike that put Rowdy over 2000 miles for the year and it was perfect. This is really a nice hike for dogs.
Fauna
Fauna
Phainopepla
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Rowdy and Widowmaker
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Nov 22 2016
The_Dude
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 Guides 1
 Routes 114
 Photos 1,339
 Triplogs 336

41 male
 Joined Jun 10 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
Apache Vista Trail - Sonoran Preserve NPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 22 2016
The_Dude
Hiking6.88 Miles 1,024 AEG
Hiking6.88 Miles   1 Hour   50 Mns   3.75 mph
1,024 ft AEG10 LBS Pack
 
no photosets
1st trip
Just time for a quick one in town today, so I thought I would try out some new trail. The trails out here are all really well manicured, but I think this must be a much better area for biking than hiking especially judging by who I found out on the trail. I made my way up the Apache Vista trail, cut around over to the Ridgeback Overlook, and then back to Apache Vista for one more up to try and squeeze as much elevation gain as I could for the hike. Hard to imagine these two 'peaks' were included in this year's version of the Phoenix Seven Summit Challenge, I feel like I would have gotten more effort out of the Hedgepeth Hills...I managed to keep a 3.7 mph+ pace even on the uphill sections without running at all. There are at least some nice views of the real mountains up in Cave Creek from here.
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Sep 07 2016
RowdyandMe
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 Guides 6
 Routes 358
 Photos 14,437
 Triplogs 1,628

65 male
 Joined Jul 16 2012
 Deer Valley, AZ
Ridgeback Overlook Trail - Sonoran Pres NPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 07 2016
RowdyandMe
Hiking6.01 Miles 1,180 AEG
Hiking6.01 Miles   2 Hrs   54 Mns   2.33 mph
1,180 ft AEG      19 Mns Break15 LBS Pack
 
What a great afternoon for a hike :y: :y:
Culture
Culture
Memorial
Named place
Named place
Tin Can Tank
Meteorology
Meteorology
Sunset
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Rowdy and Widowmaker
average hiking speed 2.35 mph
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