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Brittlebrush Trail - Silly Mtn - 3 members in 12 triplogs have rated this an average 2 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Feb 18 2019
Tortoise_Hiker
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 Routes 78
 Photos 7,233
 Triplogs 2,565

58 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Brittlebrush Trail - Silly MtnPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 18 2019
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking2.70 Miles 559 AEG
Hiking2.70 Miles      56 Mns   2.89 mph
559 ft AEG
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Brrrr.
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Oct 16 2018
Tortoise_Hiker
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 Routes 78
 Photos 7,233
 Triplogs 2,565

58 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Palo Verde Trail - Silly MtnPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 16 2018
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking3.30 Miles 728 AEG
Hiking3.30 Miles   1 Hour   22 Mns   2.41 mph
728 ft AEG
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1st trip
I took a different configuration of trails today to include 1 trail I had not done and parts of others I needed to do.I went by the old grave and hit Old Baldy summit also. :o :D :y:
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Oct 14 2018
Tortoise_Hiker
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 Routes 78
 Photos 7,233
 Triplogs 2,565

58 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Brittlebrush Trail - Silly MtnPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 14 2018
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking2.80 Miles 490 AEG
Hiking2.80 Miles   1 Hour   1 Min   2.75 mph
490 ft AEG
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Made a loop tying a bunch of trails together. Somebody has to do these to balance out the diversity on HAZ. :D :y:
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Nov 17 2016
mazatzal
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 Routes 31
 Photos 2,166
 Triplogs 1,074

62 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Silly Hike, AZ 
Silly Hike, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Nov 17 2016
mazatzal
Hiking2.80 Miles 500 AEG
Hiking2.80 Miles
500 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
I’ve driven past this place at least a hundred times so today was the day to stop :) Busy trail for a Thursday morning!

Brittlebush :next: Old Mine :next: High Point :next: Crest :next: Huff and Puff :next: Superstition View :next: Jackrabbit :next: Coyote Loop :next: Old Baldy :next: Huff and Puff :next: Superstition View :next: Palo Verde :next: Arboretum
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Jul 23 2016
jacobemerick
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 Guides 31
 Routes 71
 Photos 795
 Triplogs 96

34 male
 Joined Dec 09 2014
 Gilbert, AZ
Silly Mountain Loop, AZ 
Silly Mountain Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jul 23 2016
jacobemerick
Hiking2.30 Miles
Hiking2.30 Miles   2 Hrs      1.53 mph
      30 Mns Break
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1st trip
Quick hike with the boys before the heat hit. We were on the trail by 5:20 AM. Youngest (18 months) rode in the carrier for most of the way, walked maybe .2 miles along Superstition View. Oldest (3 years) walked most of the way, though he needed some help over the steep sections of Old Mine and High Point and was too tired to walk out the last half mile. Nice breeze for much of the hike, didn't even feel like 90 when we got back to the parking lot (the van claimed it was that hot, though). Oh, and the visibility was turrible this morning.

The park was a lot of fun. I usually take the boys over to San Tan for these quick outings, this was a nice change. It's free (yay!) and just challenging enough to give the oldest boy a hard time. Trails were well-defined and a bit rocky, nowhere as bad as the trail off of Broadway. The few other hikes we saw (maybe three or four groups?) were very friendly, too. Will definitely be visiting this one more often.
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Jun 05 2016
jochal
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 Guides 2
 Routes 22
 Photos 1,878
 Triplogs 482

35 male
 Joined Sep 13 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Silly Mountain Trail SystemPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 05 2016
jochal
Hiking4.50 Miles 997 AEG
Hiking4.50 Miles
997 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
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Jan 08 2016
rtaylor3235
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 Routes 110
 Photos 668
 Triplogs 196

68 male
 Joined Nov 02 2013
 Apache Junction,
Silly Mountain Wandering, AZ 
Silly Mountain Wandering, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 08 2016
rtaylor3235
Hiking2.35 Miles 360 AEG
Hiking2.35 Miles   1 Hour      2.35 mph
360 ft AEG
 
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1st trip
Weather conditions were 53 degrees and overcast, not many there today due to weather conditions.
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Dec 31 2015
SkyIslander18
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 Guides 3
 Photos 4,732
 Triplogs 1,685

49 male
 Joined Sep 29 2004
 Small Town USA
Silly Mountain Trail SystemPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 31 2015
SkyIslander18
Hiking3.30 Miles 700 AEG
Hiking3.30 Miles
700 ft AEG
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1st trip
Stopped on the way back home from my 1 week holiday stay in Chandler.
I hit them all.
:D
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Dec 29 2015
outdoor_lover
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 Guides 5
 Routes 8
 Photos 11,098
 Triplogs 508

56 female
 Joined Aug 19 2011
 Scottsdale, AZ
Silly Mountain Trail SystemPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 29 2015
outdoor_lover
Hiking1.90 Miles 499 AEG
Hiking1.90 Miles
499 ft AEG
 
1st trip
Did a Loop on the Way back from a Scouting Trip to Queen Valley. Haven't done Silly Mountain before and I decided that I really needed to go ahead and get some kind of Hike in... ;)

Used HAZ Tracks for only the 2nd Time. After 20 Minutes of dinking around with it in the Parking Lot, I finally got it to stay ON and away I went. Seems like it worked fine after that. :sweat:

Nice quick little Hike with a Sweet View of the Supes...Hope to start getting out there regularly starting with the New Year...We'll see what the Doc and the X-Rays say next Week... ;) It's been a long 3 Months... :? I could certainly feel that I haven't done much. That's going to change in a big way on Friday... :lol: :D
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Oct 17 2015
chumley
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 Guides 75
 Routes 667
 Photos 13,266
 Triplogs 1,425

46 male
 Joined Sep 18 2002
 Tempe, AZ
Silly 9L, AZ 
Silly 9L, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Oct 17 2015
chumley
Hiking1.93 Miles 592 AEG
Hiking1.93 Miles      49 Mns   2.57 mph
592 ft AEG      4 Mns Break
 
1st trip
I decided to get BobP off the disabled list or out of retirement or wherever he's been by enticing him with a pair of peaks he hasn't previously climbed! Claire and Kyle decided to join us. :y:

Storms made for dramatic views from the Silly summit, and there are enough trails to link here that I'm surprised that Mazatzal and The Eagle haven't been out here yet. :roll:

Once we finished a quick summit loop Claire really wanted to do 9L so we headed over that way. We spent some time playing around the base, but it started to spit and we decided it wasn't worth trying to finish. Things got a little wet and we had to abort. We may be the first to attempt 9L and not make it. ](*,)

We cleaned up and headed for BRI. Nice day out there. Good to see Bob back in the game! :)
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Oct 17 2015
BobP
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 Guides 2
 Routes 183
 Photos 3,861
 Triplogs 2,279

57 male
 Joined Feb 26 2008
 Scottsdale, AZ
Silly 9L, AZ 
Silly 9L, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Oct 17 2015
BobP
Hiking1.93 Miles 592 AEG
Hiking1.93 Miles      49 Mns   2.57 mph
592 ft AEG      4 Mns Break
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1st trip
BRI is a stupid name. Glad I'm not a vegan because the menu was lacking. Chicken Sando was good. War paint was better than 480G. All that was after this amazingly challenging hike :y:
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Apr 27 2015
CannondaleKid
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 Guides 43
 Routes 137
 Photos 20,568
 Triplogs 1,927

69 male
 Joined May 04 2004
 Mesa, AZ
Silly Mountain Trail SystemPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 27 2015
CannondaleKid
Hiking2.80 Miles 807 AEG
Hiking2.80 Miles   1 Hour   9 Mns   2.43 mph
807 ft AEG2 LBS Pack
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1st trip
Roadside Benchmark (a.k.a. Silly Mountain) has been on my to-do list almost forever and although I'd think about it every time I drove by, I always thought someday!

Well, this morning it was the first thing that came to mind so I figured I finally knock it out. To be honest, the main reason I kept putting it off was the number of times I read about vehicle break-ins at the park in the AJ newspaper. That along with all the signs posted about not leaving valuables in your vehicle as well as knowing of two separate individuals who actually saw their vehicle broken into from up on the trail yet could do nothing to stop it... one time there were even other people in the parking lot who simply turned away... I see nothing! (like Schultz on Hogan's Heroes)

So... with plenty of tools, CB, DVD player, 12V cooler and such in the Jeep along with liability-only insurance, I never felt comfortable taking the gamble. Well I did today, hustling through the hike just to get it done.

While I may have been a bit paranoid about it, since my Cannondale bike was stolen from a locked vehicle I would rather take my chances with rattlesnakes than tweakers seeking loot to pawn.
:M2C:
Almost forgot, one video...
Silly Mountain summit panorama

Sorry about the slightly jerky video... I simply can't hold the phone as steady as I can with the Canon camera.
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average hiking speed 2.44 mph

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