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Dixileta Trail - MSPN - 3 members in 30 triplogs have rated this an average 2 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Apr 30 2021
mazatzal
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 Routes 34
 Photos 2,417
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64 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Black Hill Trail - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 30 2021
mazatzal
Hiking6.00 Miles 120 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles   2 Hrs   30 Mns   2.57 mph
120 ft AEG      10 Mns Break
 
Black Hill - Service Rd 4 - Dixeleta - Whiskey Bottle - Turpentine - Black Hill - Morning Vista - 136th Street Express - Monument

Took some friends on this easy loop. Saw 5 hikers, 9 bikers and 2 equestrians.
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Jan 28 2021
mazatzal
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 Routes 34
 Photos 2,417
 Triplogs 1,167

64 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Black Hill Trail - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 28 2021
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 Hill - Morning Vista - 136th Street Express - Monument

Pretty quiet today which was nice, only saw 1 mtn biker.
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Dec 07 2020
mazatzal
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 Routes 34
 Photos 2,417
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64 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Black Hill Trail - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 07 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 56 at start and 70 at finish :) Saw 1 hiker and 7 mtn bikers.
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May 20 2020
mazatzal
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 Routes 34
 Photos 2,417
 Triplogs 1,167

64 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 34
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64 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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Jan 01 2020
mazatzal
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 Routes 34
 Photos 2,417
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64 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 08 2019
mazatzal
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 Routes 34
 Photos 2,417
 Triplogs 1,167

64 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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Oct 28 2018
mazatzal
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64 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
136th Street Express Trail - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 28 2018
mazatzal
Hiking5.00 Miles 310 AEG
Hiking5.00 Miles
310 ft AEG
 
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1st trip
Granite Mtn TH :next: 136th :next: no name #1 :next: no name #2 :next: Dixeleta :next: no name #3 :next: :next: Morning Vist :next: Black Hill :next: Turpentine
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May 10 2017
mazatzal
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 Routes 34
 Photos 2,417
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64 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Black Hill Trail - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 10 2017
mazatzal
Hiking3.50 Miles 330 AEG
Hiking3.50 Miles   1 Hour   20 Mns   2.63 mph
330 ft AEG
 
With the continued cool temps I did a short loop in MSPN
Black Hill - ServRd#4 - Dix - Black Hill - Morn Vista - 136th - Monument
Did not see any people :o
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Mar 07 2017
mazatzal
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 Routes 34
 Photos 2,417
 Triplogs 1,167

64 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Black Hill Trail - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 07 2017
mazatzal
Hiking3.50 Miles 330 AEG
Hiking3.50 Miles   1 Hour   20 Mns   2.63 mph
330 ft AEG
 
Short loop in MSPN
Black Hill - ServRd#4 - Dix - Black Hill - Morn Vista - 136th - Monument
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Jan 29 2017
mazatzal
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 Routes 34
 Photos 2,417
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64 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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Mar 19 2016
mt98dew
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52 male
 Joined Oct 24 2010
 Phoenix,Az
Dixileta Trail - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 19 2016
mt98dew
Hiking10.25 Miles 240 AEG
Hiking10.25 Miles   2 Hrs   32 Mns   4.05 mph
240 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
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Wanted to do a loop involving Dixileta and wanted to do it jogging. Accomplished one of the two. Did the Dixileta but the foot said "no" to jogging. A self diagnosis makes me think I may have plantar fasciitis. Whatever it is, it's rough to walk let alone jog. Anyway...started from the Fraesfield TH and took Monument Hill to the 136 Express and then to the Dixileta. The Monument and the 136 Express are really nice trails as is the first part of the Dixileta after the first mile though the Dixileta turns into a broad straight road that heads due west. That may be changing because it looks as if they are expanding the golf course to the south. I then took the 118th St north and then hit parts of the following trails: Watershed-Cholla Loop-Balancing Rock-Granite Mountain Loop-Black Hills Trail. Really enjoy these trails out here. Great little loop. Saw about 20 hikers and bikers, which is a decent number for a midday hike. Wildlife included quail, several chipmunks and a squirrel.
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Jan 03 2016
mazatzal
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64 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
McDowell Preserve Central & Northern Loops, AZ 
McDowell Preserve Central & Northern Loops, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 03 2016
mazatzal
Hiking12.60 Miles 820 AEG
Hiking12.60 Miles   4 Hrs   10 Mns   3.29 mph
820 ft AEG      20 Mns Break
 
1st trip
Another couple of loops in MSPC and MSPN. Started from Fraesfiled TH and did a loop in central area and then a loop in the northern area. Saw a dead coyote :( It was near a road so I guess it was perhaps hit by a vehicle and then moved off to the side near the trail.
Central area was pretty quiet with 2 hikers and 2 bikers. The north was busier with 7 hikers and 15 bikers.

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Jan 02 2016
New2hyk
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55 female
 Joined Jan 04 2012
 scottsdale, AZ
Latigo Trail - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 02 2016
New2hyk
Hiking5.50 Miles 116 AEG
Hiking5.50 Miles
116 ft AEG10 LBS Pack
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Started foot patrol around 8am. Morning was cloudy, windy and very pleasant. Hardly saw people or wildlife. Nice hike. Met few stewards on my way back.
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Dec 30 2015
New2hyk
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55 female
 Joined Jan 04 2012
 scottsdale, AZ
Latigo Trail - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 30 2015
New2hyk
Hiking5.50 Miles 116 AEG
Hiking5.50 Miles
116 ft AEG
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The morning turned warmer than I thought as Sun was out. Did Latigo trail as it warms me up nicely. Saw one dog off leash near Fraesfield. :o
Had a nice chat with retired COS employee. He saw fresh mountain lion tracks in the area.
Overall a very nice hike.
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Dec 25 2015
New2hyk
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55 female
 Joined Jan 04 2012
 scottsdale, AZ
Latigo Trail - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 25 2015
New2hyk
Hiking5.50 Miles 116 AEG
Hiking5.50 Miles
116 ft AEG
 no routes
Did patrol hike this am. Weather was windy,gloomy and couldn't see anything initially. Things cleared up towards noon and parking lot filled up nicely. Saw several muledeer today while going and coming back on latigo. Was able to photograph them first time in the preserve :y:
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Nov 29 2015
New2hyk
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55 female
 Joined Jan 04 2012
 scottsdale, AZ
Latigo Trail - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 29 2015
New2hyk
Hiking5.00 Miles 116 AEG
Hiking5.00 Miles
116 ft AEG10 LBS Pack
 no routes
Patrol hike today. Temps in 50s. Saw more stewards than hkers today. Saw another hunting parts of 5 harris hawks.
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Nov 28 2015
mazatzal
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 Routes 34
 Photos 2,417
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64 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Whiskey Bottle Trail - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 28 2015
mazatzal
Hiking3.20 Miles 300 AEG
Hiking3.20 Miles   1 Hour   10 Mns   2.74 mph
300 ft AEG
 
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1st trip
Partners none no partners
Short loop with out of town visitor :)
Fraesfield :next: Whiskey Bottle :next: Dixileta :next: Black Hill
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Sep 06 2015
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 Routes 96
 Photos 5,957
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53 male
 Joined Apr 25 2011
 Goodyear, AZ
Whiskey Bottle Loop - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 06 2015
Nightstalker
Hiking3.30 Miles 200 AEG
Hiking3.30 Miles   1 Hour   23 Mns   2.96 mph
200 ft AEG      16 Mns Break13 LBS Pack
 no routes
Partners none no partners
Met up with Sabrina and the Trail Mix hikers for a short jaunt in the Scottsdale Sonoran Preserve. We were greeted with morning showers that dissipated enroute but left behind a spectacular sunrise.
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Aug 22 2015
Crzy4AZ
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48 female
 Joined Apr 02 2007
 Scottsdale, AZ
Whiskey Bottle Loop - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 22 2015
Crzy4AZ
Hiking3.32 Miles 236 AEG
Hiking3.32 Miles   1 Hour   13 Mns   2.73 mph
236 ft AEG
 
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GI Jones
Saturday night date hike from Fraesfield trailhead. New signs at all the trailheads now with rules and safety info. Hiked mostly in the shade. Dinner at Pita Jungle afterwards.
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