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Chuckwagon Trail - MSPN - 6 members in 27 triplogs have rated this an average 2.3 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Aug 22 2021
Nightstalker
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53 male
 Joined Apr 25 2011
 Goodyear, AZ
Chuckwagon Trail - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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Nightstalker
Mtn Biking13.00 Miles 867 AEG
Mtn Biking13.00 Miles   2 Hrs   25 Mns   7.09 mph
867 ft AEG      35 Mns Break8 LBS Pack
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1st trip
Went for a Sunday ride with Carey out of Browns Ranch. Saw a Gila Monster on Turpentine trail. Lots of hikers and bikers.
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May 21 2021
mazatzal
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64 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Latigo Trail - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 21 2021
mazatzal
Hiking9.00 Miles 900 AEG
Hiking9.00 Miles   4 Hrs      2.51 mph
900 ft AEG      25 Mns Break
 
Latigo :next: Rustler :next: Upper ranch :next: Wrangler :next: Vaquero :next: Watershed :next: Maverick :next: Cholla Mtn loop :next: Balanced Rock :next: Chuck Wagon :next: Brown Ranch Rd
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Apr 30 2021
Sun_Ray
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73 male
 Joined Sep 09 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Cholla Mountain Loop from Brown's Ranch THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 30 2021
Sun_Ray
Hiking6.13 Miles 325 AEG
Hiking6.13 Miles   2 Hrs   17 Mns   2.83 mph
325 ft AEG      7 Mns Break
 
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Starting to get active again as a Steward for the McDowell Sonoran Conservancy by patrolling the trails wearing Stewart shirt and my badge. Judy joined me as we started at Brown’s Ranch TH and traveled up Browns Ranch Road on to Chuckwagon Tr followed by Cholla Loop. We went out 3 miles and returned the same way. Counted MB riders...set of 8, 9 sets of 2, and 5 singles for 31 total! That’s a bunch of stepping off the trail to let them pass.☹️ Saw 4 hikers on the way back within 50 yards of the TH.
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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday......there is no SOMEDAY!
Dec 08 2020
LindaAnn
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41 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Cone Mtn and Browns Mtn, AZ 
Cone Mtn and Browns Mtn, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Dec 08 2020
LindaAnn
Hiking10.25 Miles 1,289 AEG
Hiking10.25 Miles   5 Hrs   15 Mns   2.28 mph
1,289 ft AEG      45 Mns Break
 
1st trip
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Met Angela at Brown's Ranch TH at 0830 and we got started. Not as cool as I'd hoped it would be, but a nice breeze. Headed up Upper Ranch, then left on Cone Mountain Trail. Headed offtrail up to the summit of Cone Mountain. Short and steep offtrail. Some loose rocks and slippery decomposed granite, but we managed to stay upright. We spent some time dodging vegetation as well. Views from the top were nice, and surprisingly, no breeze up there.

Once back on the trail, we continued around Cone Mtn, then headed up Brown's Mountain Trail. Angela waited for me at the start of the spur trail to the summit. I went up there real quick, took a few pictures, then headed back down. Nobody else at the summit. From there, we backtracked west and then took Corral Trail east, then Dry Gulch over to Cholla Mtn Loop trail. Lots of nice yucca along these sections of trail.

It was warming up by the time we reached the Amphitheater, so we sat in the shade there while we ate lunch. From there, we headed south on Watershed, then west on Chuckwagon back to the trailhead. Probably the highest concentrations of cactus of the day along those two trails. Along Chuckwagon, we saw 5-6 hawks that circled around us but didn't seem to want to leave the area. The settled in trees and saguaros along the trail and watched us as we took pictures of them. Neat to see.

Nice day, great conversation, and enjoyable to get some easy miles in while hiking through picturesque scenery.
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Dec 08 2020
tibber
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66 female
 Joined Feb 26 2004
 Phoenix, AZ
Cone Brown Mountains Loop and Chuckwagon, AZ 
Cone Brown Mountains Loop and Chuckwagon, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Dec 08 2020
tibber
Hiking10.38 Miles 1,160 AEG
Hiking10.38 Miles   5 Hrs   15 Mns   2.38 mph
1,160 ft AEG      53 Mns Break
 
1st trip
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Oh that Linda does seem to fly up peaks, with or without trails. No wonder she and Kelly get along so well :lol:. And how did I end up in this mix :-k . However, in this case, I think I suggested this one ](*,) .

We almost missed our turn for Cone Mountain Summit. Linda led the way up which I appreciated so I could concentrate on just my ascent. It wasn't the easiest of routes as you had to avoid so many different things on the way. The summit was nice and the views impressive. It was VERY windy going up the side but once on top, the wind was almost nil. We took a slightly different route down but eventually hooked up with Kelly's route. As we descended a hawk was trying to get our attention and as always, fun to watch it catch the wave so to speak.

And then it was around the mountain we went trying to decipher where there might be additional routes one could take to the top but Kelly's seemed to be the shortest if anything. We did encounter a few hikers on this side and some trail stewards as well as some bikers. I was having trouble with a small sore my new shoes had caused me on Thurs so I stopped to re-bandage it again. A biker even yelled over to ask if we were okay; wasn't that nice!

And then it was on to Brown's which was more up than from the other side. But I trudged along and tried to keep up with Linda. She sets a nice pace so that's good for me. We finally got up to the saddle but I told her to proceed so I could, once again, change my bandages. They kept falling off :( . This time I used several pieces of tape. When we got back to Brown's Ranch Road and the intersection with Corral, we reviewed my options in light of my heel issue. The bandage was, more or less, staying on so we proceeded on Corral, Dry Gulch and Cholla to get to the Amphitheatre which I wanted Linda to see.

We had a quick lunch and rather than head over to Balanced Rock we took the beautiful Watershed Trail to Chuckwagon. It's extra lush through here. This whole Preserve has so much extra desert flora it's really worthy of more visitation by yours truly. I keep threatening to give a bike a try but as I told Linda, "I'm such a gawker I'm afraid I would crash numerous times."

And then along the Chuckwagon Trail we got to see five hawks all of a sudden fly in our vicinity. We watched them as they landed in various areas and flew around; it was so cool. I'm glad I took as many shots as I did as I did manage to get two good photos. In the distance to the SE I saw extreme haze in the Superstitions; we assume from dust, but it was quite thick. We started walking again and then when we looked north we could see some billowing smoke over by the Seven Springs area. There were a few different small billowy-like plumes. We're hoping it's intentional fire but since it was pretty breezy today, we were a little worried.

And per usual, quite a few bikers on the Chuckwagon Trail as we made our way back to the TH. Linda got to be the first to meet Tonto the Third (III)/MYTONTO 3. We finished our beer (root) and parted company. Thx again Linda, glad you got a couple more peaks. And thx for putting up with me fixing my heel every couple miles.

WATCH: 9.81 miles in 5:15:18 at 1.8 avg MPH (128 avg bpm, 164 high: 1 hr Zone 5, 2 hr Zone 4, 1:45 Zone 3), burned 1943 calories. 60.7 degrees at 1:46PM, 14% humidity
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Dec 06 2020
ScaredyCat
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 Joined Aug 08 2020
 Phx az
Latigo Trail - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 06 2020
ScaredyCat
Hiking13.08 Miles 1,096 AEG
Hiking13.08 Miles   5 Hrs   25 Mns   2.80 mph
1,096 ft AEG      45 Mns Break
 
1st trip
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This was not the outing we had planned so the route was created on the fly. We begun from Faesfield TH, started heading toward Granite Mtn, then turned and ended up going to browns ranch TH. I was able to convince my friend to head up Browns peak. We finally took a more conventional route back.

Saw many mtn bikers on these trails. They are manicured and fairly flat. Browns peak was the complete opposite and is where much of the EG came from.
Dec 03 2020
tibber
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66 female
 Joined Feb 26 2004
 Phoenix, AZ
Brown Corral Chuckwagon, AZ 
Brown Corral Chuckwagon, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Dec 03 2020
tibber
Hiking8.19 Miles 864 AEG
Hiking8.19 Miles   2 Hrs   55 Mns   2.89 mph
864 ft AEG      5 Mns Break
 
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Got my hair done and decided to do a hike over in North Scottsdale since my appt was up in the area. The last two times I hiked out of Brown's TH was Dec 7, 2014 and Dec 16, 2013 so it seemed a good time to finally revisit. Plus Linda and I are supposed to hike in this area on Tue so I wanted to make sure she could handle the peak😏. I also decided to try out my new shoes.

I was astonished as to how cold it is at 60 degrees with a breeze when I got out of Tonto the Third. I actually had to wear my down vest for the hike. This trail system is like the interstate highway (as to its smoothness) except for the climb up to the Summit. On this part of the hike is where I saw the only hikers I would see for the day; about ten. For the next 6 3/4 miles I would not see another hiker; altho I saw over a dozen bike riders throughout off and on.

After coming down from the summit I rounded the mountain to the north side before switching back east to hook up with the Corral Trail. The Corral Trail makes a wide swing to the west and north before heading east and south to hook up with the Dry Gulch Trail. It was really quite beautiful and I ended up taking more photos than I thot. It was such a nice change after my visit to the Superstitions on Tuesday. I was surprised to see so many Soap Tree Yuccas and I do like the gold colored grass. And of course, there are a few tall hillsides and of course the rather large Cholla Mountain. I did see a couple squirrels on my route.

The air was very clear so had good views for most of the afternoon. I took the short Dry Gulch Trail connector to hook up with the Cholla Mtn Loop. I did see a few hikers at a distance up at the Cathedral Rock area. My goal at this point was the Ampie (that's what HAZel called it) Theatre area. It's still a pretty cool place to walk around but the rocks are not very comfortable to sit on so I just re-tied my new shoe. From here it was on to the Watershed Trail which turned out to be quite scenic with all the desert-type flora. It was thick through here. I eventually crossed under the powerlines and then got on the Chuckwagon Trail heading west for the last 1 and 1/2 miles. I was walking into the sun and the breeze seemed to have died down now.

I encountered a few more bike riders and finally arrived back at Tonto III to have our first beer and snack together. Pretty fancy cars at this Trailhead for sure. A flock of fluffy quail walked across the lot; they were cold too. And now for the drive home as it was getting dark.
A nice article about the ranch: https://equitrekking.com/articles/entry ... in-arizona

WATCH: 7.7 miles in 2:57 at 2.6 avg MPH, 127 avg bpm (168 hi), 19 min Zone 5, 1:18 Zone 4 and 11:17 Zone 3. 1113 calories burned. 59 degrees, 12% humidity at 4:43PM
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Oh, and once in awhile, don't forget to look back at the trail you've traveled.
Jan 25 2020
Nightstalker
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53 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 05 2020
DarthStiller
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 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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Dec 21 2019
DarthStiller
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52 male
 Joined Jul 05 2006
 Mesa, AZ
Broken Spoke Trail - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 21 2019
DarthStiller
Hiking10.60 Miles 610 AEG
Hiking10.60 Miles   3 Hrs   44 Mns   2.84 mph
610 ft AEG
 
1st trip
Went back up to Brown's Ranch TH to hike some new sections of trails I noticed that I didn't hike before. The Broken Spoke has a new section on the west end of it, and there's also a new section of the Chuckwagon Trail just east of Brown's Ranch Road that I hadn't noticed before. I saw that I could incorporate both sections into one 10+ mile hike, so that looked like the way to go.

Brian joined me for this hike, but just for the first 3 miles, then he wanted to hike the Stagecoach Trail that he was supposed to hike with me 2 months ago but got sidetracked on. Those 3 miles went by like nothing. Felt more like barely 2 miles. Talking while you're hiking makes the time and effort go by fast.

My loop started with the southern section of the Chuckwagon Trail, then Watershed, Cholla Loop, Dry Gulch, Broken Spoke, West Express, Basalt Ridge, and Upper Ranch. Nothing special or crazy of note happened. More hikers and bikers encountered as I got closer to the trailhead, as expected. Weather stayed cool the whole time. Slight cloud cover helped with sun protection, but I still put up my hood for the 2nd half of the hike as a precaution.
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Aug 25 2019
mt98dew
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52 male
 Joined Oct 24 2010
 Phoenix,Az
Chuckwagon Trail - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Aug 25 2019
mt98dew
Run/Jog7.75 Miles 182 AEG
Run/Jog7.75 Miles   1 Hour   28 Mns   5.28 mph
182 ft AEG
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Morning run at the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. Wasn't sure about my leg, so I hadn't planned on running but.....these trails just begged to be run upon and there were some runners getting ready at the TH (seeing other runners, always gets me motivated) so.....I ended up doing an unscripted loop. In on the Brown Ranch Rd Trail - Chuckwagon - Balanced Rock - Powerline Rd #2 - Yucca - Dixieleta - 118th St trail - and Latigo back to the TH. Pretty nice loop, though some trails were more enjoyable than others. Brown Ranch Rd Trail.. Only briefly on this trail. Trail is wide and for this portion composed mainly of compact dirt. Generally speaking, I don't care for these wide trails but it is convenient to start out with because this area can be so busy. Cuckwagon Trail. Very nice trail. Took it all the way out to Balanced Rock. Great single track with some minor ups and downs with quite a few twists and turns. Composed primarily of compact dirt with a few sandy spots along the way. Great way to get into the park. This is a great example of what the McDowell Sonoran Preserve is all about. Balanced Rock Trail. Ditto. Very similar to Chuckwagon. First time stopping and checking out the "balanced rock". Kind of neat. I was as impressed with the several large piñon/juniper trees as I was with the monolithic rocks. Took trail to Powerline Rd trail. Powerline Rd #2. Probably one of the worse trails out there. More road than trail with powerlines overhead. Still it does get you from point A to point B quickly with quite a few ups and downs. On it briefly to Yucca trail. Yucca Trail.. One of the lesser trails in the preserve. More sandy and more direct than most. Gets you north - south fairly quickly. Gave me the impression of being an "adopted trail", having been more of a wash or an ATV track in a previous life. Took to Dixieleta trail. Dixieleta Trail. Another trail that is more road than trail. Changed since my last visit in that, there is now a golf course adjacent to its more westen portion. Trail was never very appealing to begin with. Less so now. Took to 118th St trail. 118th St Trail. Road. On it for a very short time. Took to to Latigo Trail. Latigo Trail. Fun trail. Lot of twists and turns. Primary elevation change occurs just prior to the TH. Compact soil. Great trail for running. Saw 1 hiker and about 25 bikers. Wildlife wasn't extravagant but plentiful....lizards, quail, chipmunks, rabbits a hawk and an owl.
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Feb 06 2019
mazatzal
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64 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Chuckwagon Trail - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 06 2019
mazatzal
Hiking5.80 Miles 440 AEG
Hiking5.80 Miles   2 Hrs      3.00 mph
440 ft AEG      4 Mns Break
 
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Took a visitor on this loop
Browns Ranch Rd - Chuckwagon - Powerline #2 - Yucca - Whiskey - Latigo
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Jan 31 2019
mazatzal
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64 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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Jan 17 2019
mazatzal
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64 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Latigo Trail - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 17 2019
mazatzal
Hiking9.00 Miles 840 AEG
Hiking9.00 Miles   3 Hrs   10 Mns   3.18 mph
840 ft AEG      20 Mns Break
 
Loop in MSPN:
Latigo - Hackamore - Rustler - Wrangler - Vaquero - Power - Watershed - Maverick - Cholla Mtn loop - Balanced Rock - Chuck Wagon - Browns Ranch Rd
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Dec 29 2018
LindaAnn
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41 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Maverick-Cholla-Chuckwagon loop MSPN, AZ 
Maverick-Cholla-Chuckwagon loop MSPN, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Dec 29 2018
LindaAnn
Hiking7.64 Miles 401 AEG
Hiking7.64 Miles   3 Hrs   40 Mns   2.26 mph
401 ft AEG      17 Mns Break
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Started from Brown's Ranch TH and took the road to Maverick Trail. Cold and windy to start--one kid may have accused me of child abuse. He got over it after a couple of miles. From Maverick, took Cholla north to Cathedral Rock, where the kids took a lunch break, then we backtracked south on Cholla to the Ampitheater and continued over to Balanced Rock. The kids took another break at Balanced Rock, then we took Chuckwagon back to the trailhead. Lots of people out by the time we finished. The kids were excited to pet some horses not too far from the trailhead. Once the wind had died down, the cool weather felt great.
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Dec 26 2018
mazatzal
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64 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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Nov 11 2017
cw50must
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 Joined Jun 09 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Granite Mountain Loop Trail - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Mtn Biking avatar Nov 11 2017
cw50must
Mtn Biking15.00 Miles 922 AEG
Mtn Biking15.00 Miles
922 ft AEG
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1st trip
Got some friends together for a bike ride. None of them having ever been to Brown's Ranch, I figured this would be a good one to introduce them to the area. Actual rout was brown's ranch road to Corral, then around Cholla Mountain, then to balanced rock, then a loop around Granite Mountain, then pipeline to the new section of Chuckwagon back to the lot. I like the new section of Chuck wagon. It helps with the boring Pipeline road. I only wish it went further east. I guess the other option is to go all the way down to Latigo. I do like the granite mountain loop a lot. There is always some rental/tour groups out here and this day there was also an REI group ride. It looks like they already started construction on the new parking area on Pima/Dynamite.
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Oct 04 2017
mazatzal
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64 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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Aug 03 2017
Sun_Ray
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73 male
 Joined Sep 09 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Chuckwagon Trail - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 03 2017
Sun_Ray
Hiking3.10 Miles 135 AEG
Hiking3.10 Miles   1 Hour   18 Mns   3.10 mph
135 ft AEG      18 Mns Break
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The Scottsdale McDowell Sonoran Preserve has added on to the Chuck Wagon Trail to bypass a busy intersection and supply better access to the Granite Mountain area of the Preserve. From the Brown's Ranch Trailhead go North on Brown's Ranch Road for .2 miles. The new trail begins on the right side of the main trail out of the TH. It crosses the 118th Trail, Whiskey Bottle and ends at the Powerline Trial and old Chuck Wagon. You are basically running along the South side of the powerlines without having to hike or bike under the powerlines.

I'm always looking for what I call "rehab" trails....something with good footing and not very much elevation change. For those folks that ask for "something easy" or are recovering from hip, knee, ankle, foot or cardio issues. With AEG of 135 this would work.

With this being a new trail I found two items that are in the over 50 year old category....the City leaves these items and indicates the GPS location. These items are not considered 'trash'. One was a very rusty old can and the other what looked like a wood tent stake. I took photo's with an app that shows the GPS location and direction you are facing when you took the photo.
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Jan 29 2017
mazatzal
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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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