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Whiskey Bottle Trail - MSPN - 8 members in 54 triplogs have rated this an average 2.8 ( 1 to 5 best )
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May 20 2020
mazatzal
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 Routes 33
 Photos 2,273
 Triplogs 1,126

63 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Black Hill Trail - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 20 2020
mazatzal
Hiking6.00 Miles 120 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles   2 Hrs   5 Mns   2.88 mph
120 ft AEG
 
Black Hill - Service Rd 4 - Dixeleta - Whiskey Bottle - Turpentine - Black Hills - Morning Vista - 136th Street Express - Monument
A pleasant 70 at start and 75 at finish :)
Saw 8 mtn bikers. There is still plenty of stuff flowering.
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May 14 2020
mazatzal
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 Routes 33
 Photos 2,273
 Triplogs 1,126

63 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Black Hill Trail - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 14 2020
mazatzal
Hiking6.00 Miles 120 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles   1 Hour   55 Mns   3.13 mph
120 ft AEG
 
Black Hill - Service Rd 4 - Dixeleta - Whiskey Bottle - Turpentine - Black Hills - Morning Vista - 136th Street Express - Monument
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Apr 19 2020
Nightstalker
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 Routes 86
 Photos 5,737
 Triplogs 890

52 male
 Joined Apr 25 2011
 Goodyear, AZ
MSPN Fraesfield Loop, AZ 
MSPN Fraesfield Loop, AZ
 
Mtn Biking avatar Apr 19 2020
Nightstalker
Mtn Biking17.20 Miles 915 AEG
Mtn Biking17.20 Miles   2 Hrs   54 Mns   6.93 mph
915 ft AEG      25 Mns Break13 LBS Pack
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1st trip
Fantastic follow up to our Sedona ride yesterday. SCA and I started at a nearly deserted Fraesfield trailhead at 6:45 this morning on an ambitiously planned tour of some of the lessor reported trails in the eastern side of MSPN. A wake up climb west on Whiskey Bottle followed with a seemingly endless trudge up Watershed and Cholla Mtn Loop to El Diablo. A large sign warning us of the mistake we were making should we continue loomed over the entrance of El Diablo. Interesting detail about black diamond trails in MSPN, not only are they not really all that hard, but the hard sections all have bypasses. Carey entertained herself from the bypasses as I (mostly) rode the difficult sections. El Diablo proved to be a fun distraction, but the real prize of the day were riding High Desert and Renegade. Those trails are just so much fun on a Mtn Bike! Once we got on 136th Street Express, it was a straight shot back to Fraesfield. Only saw one snake today, green in color, close to Granite Mountain trailhead near the end of our ride. Lots of rabbits everywhere. Saw a deer on Whiskey Bottle that could have cared less of our presence.
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Jan 25 2020
Nightstalker
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 Routes 86
 Photos 5,737
 Triplogs 890

52 male
 Joined Apr 25 2011
 Goodyear, AZ
MSPN Tour, AZ 
MSPN Tour, AZ
 
Mtn Biking avatar Jan 25 2020
Nightstalker
Mtn Biking12.60 Miles 846 AEG
Mtn Biking12.60 Miles   2 Hrs   23 Mns   7.56 mph
846 ft AEG      43 Mns Break13 LBS Pack
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1st trip
Was going to hike White Tanks Ford / Willow Canyon loop, but decided to go ride Brown's Ranch. Stopped by Balanced Rock, Amphitheater, and Cathedral Rock. Lovely day. Lots of people on trails near the Brown's Ranch trail head.
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Jan 22 2020
mazatzal
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 Routes 33
 Photos 2,273
 Triplogs 1,126

63 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Whiskey Bottle Loop - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 22 2020
mazatzal
Hiking4.80 Miles 430 AEG
Hiking4.80 Miles   1 Hour   40 Mns   2.88 mph
430 ft AEG
 
Whiskey - Turpwntine - Black Hill

Took an out of town visitor on this short loop.
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Jan 05 2020
mt98dew
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 Guides 21
 Routes 19
 Photos 416
 Triplogs 1,664

51 male
 Joined Oct 24 2010
 Phoenix,Az
Whiskey Bottle Trail - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Jan 05 2020
mt98dew
Run/Jog10.18 Miles 300 AEG
Run/Jog10.18 Miles   1 Hour   45 Mns   5.82 mph
300 ft AEG
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1st trip
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Morning run on the best trail system in the valley :D Wanted to do a loop incorporating the Whiskey Bottle Trail. Started off from the Fraesfield TH and did a clockwise loop going from Whiskey - Watershed - Cholla Mountain Loop - Balance Rock - Granite Mountain Loop - Saddlehorn - Bootlegger - 136st Express and then back to the TH via the Monument trail. Love running out there and all these trails are ideal for running on. Beautiful! Had my first spill of the year.....didn't waste anytime. Not only was it the only rock on the trail.....it was the very first rock on the trail :oops: I literally hadn't gone 50ft when I christianed the trail. Despite that, I still enjoyed the run. No wildlife and a surprisingly small number of users. One horse rider, 7 bikers and 8 hikers.
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Jan 05 2020
DarthStiller
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 Guides 25
 Routes 325
 Photos 6,933
 Triplogs 519

51 male
 Joined Jul 05 2006
 Mesa, AZ
Jane Rau Interpretive Trail - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 05 2020
DarthStiller
Hiking5.90 Miles 268 AEG
Hiking5.90 Miles   2 Hrs   16 Mns   2.60 mph
268 ft AEG
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1st trip
Radmila wanted to take the kids out for a hike before they head back to school this week. I noticed that there's a section on the east end of the Latigo Trail that I never hiked before. I thought that maybe it was recently built, but when we got there the sign for where it leads to looked pretty faded.

From the Brown's Ranch TH, we headed south to the Latigo Trail, and then took the unnamed spur trail that goes to the entrance gate, then got back on the Latigo. We did a loop of the Latigo, Whiskey Bottle, and Chuckwagon Trails. I've never done the Jane Rau Trail, so it was the perfect trail to do at the end to add a little bit of mileage. It's very well built and has the usual informative signs about the desert flora. Finished up just under 6 miles for the day. We got done very quickly, and I even felt like doing another mile or 3, but I didn't want to push it. The kids are ok once they get going, but the 6:30am wakeup calls in the winter don't thrill them very much.
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Jan 01 2020
mazatzal
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 Routes 33
 Photos 2,273
 Triplogs 1,126

63 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Black Hill Trail - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 01 2020
mazatzal
Hiking8.00 Miles 570 AEG
Hiking8.00 Miles   3 Hrs      3.00 mph
570 ft AEG      20 Mns Break
 
Black Hill- ServiceRd#4 - Dixileta - Whiskey Bottle - Turpentine - Bootlegger - Saddlehorn - Granite Mtn loop - Granite Mtn trail - Black Hill - Morning Vista - 136th St Express - Monument

Nice views to snowy Mazzies :)
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Nov 09 2019
Sun_Ray
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 Routes 7
 Photos 892
 Triplogs 1,087

72 male
 Joined Sep 09 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Latigo Trail Loop, AZ 
Latigo Trail Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Nov 09 2019
Sun_Ray
Hiking5.03 Miles 291 AEG
Hiking5.03 Miles   1 Hour   48 Mns   2.93 mph
291 ft AEG      5 Mns Break
 
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With Judy and Kai this morning at Scottsdale McDowell Sonoran Preserve, Brown’s Ranch TH. Browns Ranch Road - Vaquero - Whisky Bottle - Latigo. Saw Chris’s ride with HAZ decal and lots of Steeler stuff in the first parking stall so he must have gotten an early start. Could not have asked for better weather this morning.
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Nov 08 2019
mazatzal
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 Routes 33
 Photos 2,273
 Triplogs 1,126

63 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Black Hill Trail - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 08 2019
mazatzal
Hiking6.00 Miles 320 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles   1 Hour   55 Mns   3.13 mph
320 ft AEG
 
Black Hill - Service Rd 4 - Dixeleta - Whiskey Bottle - Turpentine - Black Hills - Morning Vista - 136th Street Express - Monument

The owl nest along morning vista came down when the saguaro lost two arms!
Saw 4 hikers and 2 bikers.
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Jan 31 2019
mazatzal
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 Routes 33
 Photos 2,273
 Triplogs 1,126

63 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Balanced Rock Trail - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 31 2019
mazatzal
Hiking8.00 Miles 330 AEG
Hiking8.00 Miles
330 ft AEG
 
Took a visitor on this loop.

Turpentine :next: Whiskey Bottle :next: Chuckwagon :next: Balanced Rock :next: Granite Mtn Loop :next: Saddlehorn :next: Bootlegger
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Dec 26 2018
mazatzal
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 Routes 33
 Photos 2,273
 Triplogs 1,126

63 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Balanced Rock Trail - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 26 2018
mazatzal
Hiking8.00 Miles 900 AEG
Hiking8.00 Miles
900 ft AEG      30 Mns Break
 
Took a friend on this loop.

Bootlegger :next: Saddlehorn :next: Granite Mtn Loop :next: Balanced Rock :next: Chuckwagon :next: Whiskey Bottle :next: Turpentine
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Oct 14 2018
mazatzal
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 Routes 33
 Photos 2,273
 Triplogs 1,126

63 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Whiskey Bottle Loop - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 14 2018
mazatzal
Hiking6.10 Miles 470 AEG
Hiking6.10 Miles   3 Hrs      2.22 mph
470 ft AEG      15 Mns Break
 
136th St :next: Morning Vista :next: Black Hill :next: Turpentine :next: Whiskey Bottle
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Oct 04 2017
mazatzal
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 Routes 33
 Photos 2,273
 Triplogs 1,126

63 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
MSPN loop, AZ 
MSPN loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Oct 04 2017
mazatzal
Hiking7.50 Miles 720 AEG
Hiking7.50 Miles   3 Hrs      2.65 mph
720 ft AEG      10 Mns Break
 
78 at the start, 8:10 and 85 at the end.

Brown's TH :next: "new" Chuckwagon :next: Balanced Rock :next: Yucca :next: Whiskey Bottle :next: Latigo :next: 114St :next: Latigo :next: Jane Rau

Saw 9 mtn bikers.
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Mar 12 2017
mazatzal
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 Routes 33
 Photos 2,273
 Triplogs 1,126

63 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Whiskey Bottle Loop - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 12 2017
mazatzal
Hiking4.80 Miles 279 AEG
Hiking4.80 Miles   2 Hrs   30 Mns   2.22 mph
279 ft AEG      20 Mns Break
 
Black Hill :next: Turpentine :next: Whiskey Bottle
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Jan 29 2017
mazatzal
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 Routes 33
 Photos 2,273
 Triplogs 1,126

63 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
McDowell Preserve North, AZ 
McDowell Preserve North, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 29 2017
mazatzal
Hiking11.00 Miles 1,080 AEG
Hiking11.00 Miles   4 Hrs   55 Mns   2.44 mph
1,080 ft AEG      25 Mns Break
 
We were short on time today due to other commitments so we did a loop in MSPN :lol:
Whiskey Bottle - Latino - 118th St - Vaquero - Maverick - Watershed - Cholla Mtn Loop - Chuck aagon - Powerline - Yucca - Dixeleta - Service Rd #4 - Black Hill
Saw 4 deer :)
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Oct 06 2016
mazatzal
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 Routes 33
 Photos 2,273
 Triplogs 1,126

63 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Balanced Rock Trail - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 06 2016
mazatzal
Hiking7.20 Miles 700 AEG
Hiking7.20 Miles   4 Hrs   20 Mns   1.88 mph
700 ft AEG      30 Mns Break
 
Took some out of town visitors on this loop.

Powerline :next: Granite Mtn Loop :next: Balanced Rock :next: Chuckwagon :next: Whiskey Bottle :next: Turpentine
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Mar 27 2016
mazatzal
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 Routes 33
 Photos 2,273
 Triplogs 1,126

63 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
McDowell Preserve North, AZ 
McDowell Preserve North, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 27 2016
mazatzal
Hiking14.70 Miles 1,170 AEG
Hiking14.70 Miles   5 Hrs   30 Mns   2.99 mph
1,170 ft AEG      35 Mns Break
 
Another loop in MSPN :roll:

Turpentine-WhiskeyBottle-Latigo-118St-Watershed-Maverick-ChollaLoop-Stagecoach-HighDesert-TheDivide-BrandingIron-GraniteLoop-CoyoteCanyon-SoapberryWash-DoveValley-CowPoke-GraniteLoop-Bootlegger

Great weather not too hot and some nice breeze from time to time. Saw a gila monster but I only got a rubbish photo of its tail before it disappeared under a rock :tt:
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Feb 21 2016
Booneman
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 Guides 9
 Routes 33
 Photos 736
 Triplogs 3,372

40 male
 Joined Nov 25 2008
 Chandler, AZ
Maverick Trail - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Feb 21 2016
Booneman
Run/Jog18.06 Miles 765 AEG
Run/Jog18.06 Miles   2 Hrs   15 Mns   8.03 mph
765 ft AEG
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The Northern section of the Sonoran Preserve has become my go-to for long runs. I may be able to cover every trail by summer.
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Feb 14 2016
Booneman
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 Guides 9
 Routes 33
 Photos 736
 Triplogs 3,372

40 male
 Joined Nov 25 2008
 Chandler, AZ
Coyote Canyon Trail - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Feb 14 2016
Booneman
Run/Jog18.50 Miles 881 AEG
Run/Jog18.50 Miles   2 Hrs   21 Mns   7.87 mph
881 ft AEG
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1st trip
Another great loop run in the MSPN, this time starting from Fraesfield.
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average hiking speed 2.61 mph
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