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Apr 05 2020
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 GILBERT
Black Ridge Loop - MazatzalPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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Hiking8.80 Miles 2,001 AEG
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Did this loop CCW, and it turned out ok. The first couple of miles followed a nice little creek with multiple crossings. This part of the trail is really nice. The middle section is good in long stretches, but then disappears a few times. The tank water looked pretty clean. The last section had some steep loose sections, but the views were nice.
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Brunson Tank
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Mar 20 2020
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58 male
 Joined Apr 22 2012
 Fountain Hills,
Black Ridge Loop - MazatzalPhoenix, AZ
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Hiking8.20 Miles 2,044 AEG
Hiking8.20 Miles   7 Hrs   18 Mns   2.08 mph
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Six of us hiked the Black Ridge Loop on Friday, the 20th. I was expecting the ground to be soft with puddles in places, but it turned out to be quite muddy, especially in stretches frequented by cattle. Though, much to my surprise, it turned out that the Little Saddle Mountain trail was a lot less muddy than the rest of the loop.

The water level in Brunson Tank was the highest that I've ever seen. Likewise, the creek along the Little Saddle Mountain Trail had a lot of water; there were stretches where it would have been difficult to avoid getting wet feet. We saw numerous small waterfalls along LSM.

I used the GPS track to help navigate the loop, though I've done it enough times now that I think I could have done it without. There are spots where it was handy to find the trail again after losing it for a time.

We also saw flowers along the way, but they weren't as plentiful as I was expecting.

Despite the wet conditions, it was still a nice hike, especially the LSM section. I like the "Black Ridge" section a whole lot more when it's dry though.
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Brunson Tank
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Feb 13 2020
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 Ahwatukee, AZ
Black Ridge Loop - MazatzalPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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Hiking7.60 Miles 2,001 AEG
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The former DPS site on old Highway 87 is being developed into an access point for trails and ATV routes, so we checked out the Black Ridge route nearby. “Mazatzal” posted the HAZ route so he was the guide for the day. We also wanted to clear the deadfall hikerdw reported.

We headed up the horse trail out of the west side of the site, up the powerline road a short way, onto the AZT, then left and UP. Lots of steep “up” right out of the chute, then some more, steeper “up,” and finally up some more over really rocky trail. This appears to be an active cattle trail, and horses have used it, but it’s pretty sketchy in a few spots. We broke out on top for a short way, then into and out of some deep little valleys, one being a very cute box canyon. Then up again and Brunson Tank, a little spot of blue water in the wilderness, came into view. There’s an old road of sorts to the tank; maybe it is just the dozer line from when the tank was built. This turns northeasterly and drops precipitously over rocky incline and makes its way to rejoin the AZT.

The two deadfall were about a half-mile north so we slipped and slid along the muddy trail. Two saws made quick work of the downed trees. They were burned in the 2012 fire, so they took nearly 8 years to fall over.

We headed back along the AZT and lo and behold, a bonus tree. This large, freshly-fallen AZ Cypress (?) was across the trail and we were there with saws, so the mission was clear. This one took much longer than the other two, but it’s done now. If it was near a road it would make an incredible signpost, much better than a *%$&!! treated 4x4.

Then on our way, taking a brief moment to admire some outstanding rock work that reinforces the short switchbacks where the trail drops to the stream bed.

Another fine day on, and near, the AZT.
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Brunson Tank

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Brunson Tank 51-75% full 51-75% full
Almost full
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Feb 13 2020
mazatzal
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 Scottsdale, AZ
Black Ridge Loop - MazatzalPhoenix, AZ
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We wanted to get the deadfall @hikerdw reported two weeks ago so we decided to do the loop up over Black Ridge and back to the AZT (no dogs / hunters heard or seen)
On the return we took care of one more down tree.
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water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Brunson Tank 76-100% full 76-100% full
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Dec 20 2019
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 The Basin
Black Ridge Loop - MazatzalPhoenix, AZ
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Hiking9.50 Miles 2,212 AEG
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Back was feeling great a week later so decided to kick it up a notch just a bit with this loop. Temps in the 30s had me in layers to start the day. Trail was pretty steady uphill and very easy to follow all the way up to a saddle with great views of the Black Ridge. Passed a corral with several nice looking horses in it. Missed the turn and kept on the AZT for about a 1/4 mile before I realized and turned around. This part of the hike was really fun to follow. Really a glorified game trail that slowly made its way down to a spring that I didnt actually find but, was a nice area. Kept thinking it would be cool to be on horseback. The ascent up the ridge was not bad at all and trail was really easy to follow mostly due to the deer/elk tracks all the way up. Once I got to the top, I lost the trail completely, but stayed on course to Brunson Tank which was the break spot. Fantastic views towards Saguaro Lake. Lost and found the trail again and started the decent. It was pretty rocky and jarring, and I did my best to avoid the ol slip n slide.

Talk about solitude. I felt like there wasnt another person around for miles the entire hike and I really enjoyed the quiet of these mountains.
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Brunson Tank Horseshoe Reservoir

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Brunson Tank 76-100% full 76-100% full
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Aug 12 2018
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 Joined Apr 22 2012
 Fountain Hills,
Black Ridge Loop - MazatzalPhoenix, AZ
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Hiking8.06 Miles 2,001 AEG
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I've hiked the Black Ridge Loop four times now. Route finding on today's hike was perhaps the easiest of all the times I've done the loop. I purposely left the trail a few times to get better views.

I saw two deer early in the hike, but they moved too quickly for me to get a photo.

There were some wildflowers along the way. I did get some photos of those.

Perhaps the most unusual flower that I saw was on the side of an agave, it may even have been a Century Plant, though I don't know this for sure. The leaves at the base were dried up and the top of the stalk had been broken off. It appeared to me that the stalk growth and blooms had occurred in some previous season, but there was now a bloom on the side of the stalk perhaps a foot below where it had broken off on top. I took a few photos and will post them assuming that at least one of them is in focus.

As mentioned earlier, the Black Ridge part of the hike went well. There was a downed tree along the ridge, but it was easy to go around it. Brunson Tank had some water, though not as much as I thought it would have after having seen a very full Granite Tank in MMRP on Friday. The puddle in Brunson was perhaps 20 feet across. It's something, but not really enough.

When I got to the Little Saddle Mountain Trail, I encountered a number of downed trees, two of which required more than minimal effort to get by. One of them required some pretty serious off-trail bushwhacking. I saw some water in the drainage next to the trail. I drank nearly all of the water I brought with me and considered filtering some if I ran out. Speaking of which... I brought with me a 3L reservoir plus a 40oz bottle. At around the six mile point, I had emptied my reservoir and started on the 40 oz bottle.

I started a little after 7am; it was humid in the morning and there were insects out. It seemed kind of hot at first, but as I got higher, I began to feel a breeze. I felt better later on, though I'm sure it had warmed up.
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For my Sunday hike, I was looking for a hike with a fair amount of solitude, but which was also fairly close to home as I got a late start. The Black Ridge Loop in the Mazatzals satisfied these criteria.

As for solitude, I saw no one else during my hike - perfect.

The first three miles or so - up to Brunson Tank - were enjoyable. The trail seems to have gotten more use and, for the most part, the path was pretty well beaten in. I had no trouble following it and didn't need to refer to the GPS track. Of course, it helped that I had done it a few times already.

Brunson Tank was totally dry. The center of the tank was churned up, possibly by animals hoping to find water there. In both 2016 and 2017, Brunson Tank had a lot of water; on both occasions I had to skirt the edge to avoid getting my feet muddy.

Things went downhill, both literally and figuratively after Brunson Tank. The path was still easy to follow, but the way down to Sheep Creek looked like cattle had been driven down to the creek. There were multiple paths in this area and it was just as loose as it had always been. However, at least this time, I found the trail on my first try - though it was pretty easy since it had been so heavily traveled. In hindsight, I guess the conditions that I found were better than the alternative of being so grown over to require lots of bushwhacking.

When I got to the creek - which was dry - I took what appeared to be a good path which led me well away from where I wanted to be. I backtracked until I got back to the correct path. It may have eventually led to the trail that would have led me back up to LSM, but I didn't pursue it long enough to find out.

Things improved somewhat on the way back up from Sheep Creek to the Little Saddle Mountain Trail, though it still seemed to me that there were more paths than necessary. Perhaps more cattle had been here?

It appears that Little Saddle Mountain Trail has seen some work. It seemed less rocky than I remember. I also found new sections of trail just a few feet from an older rockier section. I think it's likely that rain will erode these new sections making them just as rocky as the older sections, but they made hiking easier for now. There were some sections too where steps appear to have been added. I also saw a new Wilderness Area sign as well as a new sign at the intersection of the Little Saddle Mountain Trail and the Sunflower Trail.

After perhaps a mile of hiking down Little Saddle Mountain Trail from the intersection with ranching trails of the Black Ridge Loop, I noticed periodic water in the drainage next to the trail. (Does it have a name? - I can't find it on any map that I've looked at.) I think the water in this area is provided by springs. There's definitely enough here to filter, if needed.

Despite finding some water alongside LSM Trail, the entire area was quite a lot drier than I've ever seen it. I saw a single flowering Indian Paintbrush plant and only a few other tiny flowers. Usually at this time of year, I would easily lose count of the number of flowers seen.
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Brunson Tank
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Indian Paintbrush

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Totally dry.
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Mar 10 2018
hikerdw
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 Mesa,AZ
Black Ridge Loop - MazatzalPhoenix, AZ
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Hiking12.04 Miles 2,751 AEG
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Our annual Black Ridge hike. We expanded on the longer loop we did last year and for the most part stayed on a faint horse trail most the time. We lost the trail on the decent down to Upper Sheep Creek and at one spot as we were hiking along the creek bench where cattle trails overwhelmed the faint horse trail. Great area in the Mazatzal's.

Like everywhere else the area is super dry with the exception of running water in Upper Sheep Creek.
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Brunson Tank Sparks Tank

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Dry tank.

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Dry tank.

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Running water in Upper Sheep Creek.
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Dec 02 2017
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 Phoenix, AZ
Black Ridge Loop - MazatzalPhoenix, AZ
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Hiking10.00 Miles 2,250 AEG
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What a fantastic day to hike in the Mazatzal Wildness! My hike buddies Maria, Yolanda, and Jan joined me today for some bushwacking fun. We parked just off Old Beeline Hwy in the parking area just before you get to the 393 road. We followed the loop clockwise today. GPS highly recommended as we missed turns and we off trail many times. We started up the 393 road, saw the AZT sign and continued right past it. Checked the GPS, and yep, that was us. Jumped on the AZT and headed north. Enjoying both the trail and the conversation, we walked right past the left turn. Again, checking the GPS, I saw we missed the turn. There's is a giant pile of rocks at the turn, but not much of something that looks like a trail. There is a wash of sorts there that heads in the correct direction, west/northwest, so we followed that for a ways until we jumped out of the wash and followed parallel. The grade starts getting steep and a discernible trail develops. This trail was easy enough to follow and takes you all the way to the top of the mesa. Once on top we took some off trail side trips to the east for views down into the canyon below. Following the GPS track west down the mesa to Brunson Tank the trail is mostly easy to follow but disappears here and there for a short stretches. From the Bronson Tank down to Little Saddle Trail there is barely any trail. Just a spider web of cow trails and the associated poop. We stayed close to the GPS route and were rewarded with trail here and there and a stash of cattle bones. Long pants recommended as it's death by 1000 cuts pushing through the scrub oak and cat claw down to Little Saddle. There's a big pile of rocks when you hit Little Saddle trail which appears well traveled and well cairned. Little Saddle, part of the AZT, is a real treat of criss crossing the creek, with occasional pools of water, and lush green vegetation. Jumped the side trail back down to Old Beeline Hwy, which also follows a creek and is lush and green. Nice remote area only 40 minutes from Fountain Hills. We saw no one along the trail and enjoyed having Old Beeline Hwy all to ourselves.
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Muddy hoofprints
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Hiking7.73 Miles 1,919 AEG
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I, my wife, and two friends hiked the Black Ridge Loop on Sunday. I've hike portions of the loop a number of times and the entire loop just once before. Having done it before, I found route finding a lot easier this time around.

Up to Brunson Tank, I found the route to be easier to follow than in the past. Recent horse traffic seems to have beaten the path in somewhat. Just past Brunson Tank, however, the trail starts out as well defined and then quickly peters out. Also, there are a number of cow paths here that are better defined than the provided GPS track.

Staying (nearly precisely) on the GPS track, however, yields good results, especially when finding the descent which begins about 1/2 mile after Brunson Tank.

When we got to the Arizona Trail (Little Saddle Mountain Trail), we found water flowing in the creek in some places and standing pools of water in other places.
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Mar 11 2017
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 Mesa,AZ
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Hiking10.84 Miles 2,579 AEG
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I really like this loop hike. We extended the official route some which added in some new area. The route we took up to the ridge probably wasn't the best but it worked. Hit a few areas with thick vegetation that forced us either higher or lower than we wanted but no biggie. Both the Brunson and Sparks Tanks were full and nice flow along the section of Sheep Creek we hiked. Much better temps than in the valley :)

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Brunson Tank 76-100% full 76-100% full

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Sparks Tank 76-100% full 76-100% full

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Upper Sheep Creek Spring Dripping Dripping
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Hiking6.20 Miles 1,875 AEG
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This is pretty close to home in an area I know well -- as an off-roader. There isn't a Jeep trail along SR 87 or SR 188 that I haven't explored extensively, but had yet to engage any substantial hikes, and I thought this looked inviting. It was 35°F when we started, but quickly warmed once out in the sun. Once we left the road, we hiked along what presents an an old horse trail, complete with a real live gate, basically out in the middle of nowhere. It's an easy area to get around, no acacia and no cholla, and the little trail made it that much easier. The only problem was moisture. Holy crap, it was wet (area may have received 3"- 4" rain a few days prior)! Creeks and washes were full up and fresh snowmelt on top made for slick and sometimes deep gooey mud. Because of that, we abbreviated our hike somewhat, but still had a rollicking good time. Very easy access along a paved road right to the traihead. Great views, great plants, highly recommended! This deserves way more than 10 triplogs.
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Hiking10.11 Miles 2,315 AEG
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I really enjoyed this hike and loved the area :y: I can only imagine how it looked pre fire. We did add a little extra to the loop, hiking out to Sparks Tank, and then to the high point of Black Ridge where we had lunch and enjoyed the fantastic views. Thanks Richard for the pointers on the hike and the area, greatly appreciated!
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water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Brunson Tank 76-100% full 76-100% full
Full

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Sparks Tank 76-100% full 76-100% full
I would say about 75% full.

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Upper Sheep Creek Spring Dripping Dripping
Didn't really see a drip but there was a nice amount of water.
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Hiking8.00 Miles 1,929 AEG
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The GPS track is a must for hiking this route. Even with the track, we - five of us did this loop - got off track a couple of times beyond Brunson Tank. All of us had fun on this route; it made for a nice change from hiking out and back on either the Little Saddle Mountain Trail or the Sunflower Trail.
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Hiking7.70 Miles 2,266 AEG
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From the Cross F Ranch trailhead go south along the old Beeline and then take FR 393 to where the AZT crosses the road take the AZT north a few hundred yards and then head northwest and pick up the old rancher route to Brunson Tank, down to Upper Sheep Creek Spring and return on AZT / LSMT.
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Bartlett Reservoir
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Hiking10.00 Miles 1,900 AEG
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Took this loop and also went down the spur trail to Upper Sheep Creek Spring. Lots of signs of old ranching in this area.
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Hiking10.00 Miles 1,900 AEG
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Loop using an old rancher route and LSMT.
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Jan 01 2007
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Patches of snow up high. Nice loop hike.
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Did the loop. One of the group plus a dog was ahead of us and missed the turn so we waited around until they backtracked and found us! :)
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A few patches of snow on the north side of Black Ridge among the trees.
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