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Sep 23 2017
The_Eagle
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 Far NE Phoenix,
Good-Pine-Oak-Walnut-StrawBearyfoot, AZ 
Good-Pine-Oak-Walnut-StrawBearyfoot, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Sep 23 2017
The_Eagle
Hiking18.48 Miles 2,982 AEG
Hiking18.48 Miles   7 Hrs   45 Mns   2.49 mph
2,982 ft AEG      20 Mns Break14 LBS Pack
 
1st trip
Denny and Joe refused to hike with me 2 weeks in a row.
The Dbacks kept me up late. I slept in until 6:00 and didn't hit the trail until 8:00.

Got dropped off at the Good Enough Trail. First time on this one. It's in decent shape and a short steady climb to The Pine Canyon Trail. Passed up Wild Bill Spring on the way up.

Pine Canyon Trail #26 yields great views down to Pine and back into the canyon. It's a super highway. A brief stint on the Highline trail and I was at the Pine TH.

I had not been on the Oak Spring Trail #16 in over 7 years, since we did the AZT in 2010. It really has a lot to offer. You get to peak at "The Narrows" (on my list) on your way to the picturesque Bradshaw Tank and meadow area. The blind has been changed up from last time through, with the same familiar note inside.

The drop and views into Oak Spring Canyon is what I'd remembered most about this trail. It did not disappoint.

I was going to take a side trip to relive the Butterfly Whisperer moment [ photo ] [ photo ] , but I was on a timetable.

I'd forgotten everything about the Walnut Trail #251. I'm sure there may be some walnut trees here, but most of what I saw were Oaks and Maples on the cusp of their seasonal turning. Worth a visit for sure.

The Pine Strawberry Trail #15 is a MTB highway, yet I saw none. This is an enjoyable trail that has had some slight reroutes since my last time through.

I finished up on the Bearfoot Trail.

I saw 4 hikers total on an absolutely perfect weather day.
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Autumn Foliage Observation Isolated
Walnut Canyon's maples are just starting to turn.

dry Bear Canyon Dry Dry


water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Bradshaw Tank 76-100% full 76-100% full
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Nov 01 2008
alexandy
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 Joined Oct 21 2006
 Mesa, AZ
Good Enough TrailPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 01 2008
alexandy
Hiking1.50 Miles 500 AEG
Hiking1.50 Miles   1 Hour      1.50 mph
500 ft AEG
 
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Took this trail to gain access to the Pine Canyon trail #26. Although the trail is fairly well marked, it is easy to get off the trail because there are several paths between Wild Bill's Spring and the homes bordering the Forest.
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Nov 01 2008
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Pine Canyon Trail #26Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 01 2008
alexandy
Hiking2.60 Miles 1,870 AEG
Hiking2.60 Miles   2 Hrs      1.30 mph
1,870 ft AEG
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Took this for about 1.3 miles north from the Good Enough trail. At my turnaround point there was a beautiful stand of Big Tooth Maples which were about 1 week past their prime.
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Autumn Foliage Observation Moderate
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average hiking speed 1.76 mph

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