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Soapberry Wash Trail - MSPN - 4 members in 18 triplogs have rated this an average 3.8 ( 1 to 5 best )
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May 19 2019
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53 male
 Joined Oct 24 2010
 Phoenix,Az
Soapberry Wash Trail - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Run/Jog avatar May 19 2019
mt98dewTriplogs 1,875
Run/Jog6.80 Miles 101 AEG
Run/Jog6.80 Miles   1 Hour   24 Mns   4.86 mph
101 ft AEG
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Belated post. Late morning (for me) run out in the McDowells. In my honest opinion, one of the best places for running and biking in the desert. Randomly chose a trail that I hadn't taken credit for and put together a loop incorporating Soapberry Wash. Started from the Granite Mountain TH around 10am. The parking is now lined and paved, but the facilities are still under construction. Did a CCW loop involving the 136th Express, Old Paint, Soapberry, Desperado, Coyote, Granite Mountain Loop (east side) and back on Bootlegger. Most of the trails were in great shape: ideal for running. Old Paint and a good amount of Soapberry were dry, loose sandy washes not: so ideal for running. Old Paint is a broad wash. Hard to say if there is an official track within it. There were a coup,e of threads for the part that I used. I hugged the south bank for the time that I was in there. It was a good thing that I did because I was literally on the Soapberry before I knew it. (The first trail sign I saw showed the trail going both ways, which meant, there should have been an earlier sign indicating the start of the Soapberry Trail. Never saw it). Soapberry was an ok track, alternating between a sandy wash and a firm single track. There was an unexpected "Bypass option" that aloud users to avoid a short section of the wash peppered with large boulders. Didn't think the bouldery wash was that challenging. It doesn't offer a challenge for hikers or I would think for most bikers. Anyway, I did the wash first, and then did an in and out on the Bypass section. On this Bypass section there was also a very short connector trail to (I believe) the Renegade Trail which I also did. Only saw about 4 bikers and 15 hikers and most of them on the Granite and Bootlegger trails. Beautiful out there!! Palo Verdes created a sea of yellow. Just amazing!
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May 12 2019
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49 female
 Joined Apr 02 2007
 Scottsdale, AZ
Desperado Trail - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 12 2019
Crzy4AZTriplogs 606
Hiking4.04 Miles 311 AEG
Hiking4.04 Miles   1 Hour   49 Mns   2.40 mph
311 ft AEG      8 Mns Break52 LBS Pack
 
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Mother’s Day hike with the kids! Had just rained. Saw double crested saguaro and Michelin Man cactus. Best gift I could get is a hike together !! I carried George for a little bit - has strep throat.
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Thistle, buckhorn cholla , datura with purple blooms
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Mar 25 2017
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66 male
 Joined Jan 20 2009
 Far NE Phoenix,
McDowell Sonoran Preserve-North Loop, AZ 
McDowell Sonoran Preserve-North Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 25 2017
The_EagleTriplogs 1,942
Hiking15.43 Miles 919 AEG
Hiking15.43 Miles   4 Hrs   58 Mns   3.13 mph
919 ft AEG      2 Mns Break13 LBS Pack
 
1st trip
Short walk in the park.
Beautifully cool weather.
The park is busting with blooming flora.
Banana Yucca, Poppys, Brittlebush, Blue Dicks, Fiddleneck, Scorpionweed,Desert Chicory, Globemallow, Luppine, Woolly Daisy, Wiry Lotus, Chuparosa and even Microseris :), to name a few.

This is the best time of year to enjoy this park

With afternoon plans, the goal was to hit a few trails out there I had not been on.

There were no @Mazatzal or @Crzy4AZ sightings
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Dec 23 2016
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53 male
 Joined Jul 05 2006
 Mesa, AZ
Cholla Mountain Loop - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 23 2016
DarthStillerTriplogs 628
Hiking11.00 Miles 731 AEG
Hiking11.00 Miles   4 Hrs   34 Mns   2.41 mph
731 ft AEG
 
1st trip
In my quest to get 300 miles in before the end of the year, I decided to go back up to the northern MSP and get a few more segments of trails that I hadn't done yet. The night before my hike, Jim Lyding sent me a message asking if I was hiking the next day since he saw that I "posted" my hike via the Wishlist. We arranged to meet off the 101 and hike together. We started at about 7am, just barely enough daylight to not need a headlamp. I decided to start at the Granite Mt. Trailhead only because it's the only TH that doesn't have the timed sliding gates that won't let you park until after sunrise.

From the Granite Mt. TH, we took the Bootlegger Trail to the Granite Mt. Loop Trail, then the Balanced Rock Trail over to the section of the Cholla Mt. Loop Trail that I had not yet done. Once I got that done, we headed up for small segment on the Divide Trail until we got to the one unmapped trail. We took that north, and then took a new segment of an unmapped trail to the south and east until it connected to the Coyote Canyon Trail. From there we took the Desperado Trail over to Soapberry Wash so I could finish yet another small segment I didn't hike. After that, we hiked the remainder of the Soapberry Wash Trail to Dove Valley and the 136th St. Express back to the TH. Just barely got 11 miles total. The clouds hung low throughout the day through the mountains, making for some not very typical scenery in the Sonoran desert. Also nice to hike while the ground was still wet as opposed to the ubiquitous dust normally around everywhere. Soapberry Wash even had a tiny trickle of water in some sections of it. We almost saw no one the entire time until we were within eyeshot of the trailhead, then 3 bikers whizzed by, 2 groups of hikers arrived at the TH at the same time we did, and as we left a group of equestrians were finishing their morning jaunt.

Afterwards we had a very good lunch at the Scottsdale Beer Co., kicking off the weekend of holiday food and drink. Nice to hike with Jim again, it's been about 4 to 5 years since our last Superstitions deathmarch with Joe and Wally.
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Nov 15 2016
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74 male
 Joined Sep 09 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Granite Mountain Loop Trail - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 15 2016
Sun_RayTriplogs 1,187
Hiking11.54 Miles 527 AEG
Hiking11.54 Miles   5 Hrs   23 Mns   2.70 mph
527 ft AEG   1 Hour   7 Mns Break
 
Joined an organized hike from McDowell Sonoran Conservancy. 15 of us started from Granite Mountain TH and used various trails to get to Hawknest trail and back. On the way back we had one individual who had foot issues that slowed the whole group down. Meet up was called for 7:45 AM and we left at 8:10. Wish we could have started at 7 as it was warm the last hour or so.

AVE HR:114
HIGH HR:145
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Nov 13 2016
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53 male
 Joined Jul 05 2006
 Mesa, AZ
Soapberry Wash Trail - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 13 2016
DarthStillerTriplogs 628
Hiking10.60 Miles 622 AEG
Hiking10.60 Miles   3 Hrs   55 Mns   2.71 mph
622 ft AEG
 
1st trip
Got out for a quick morning hike with a later kickoff for the Steelers, doing a few more trails I haven't hiked yet. Right at dawn I saw another saguaro with about 5 hawks sitting on the tops of all the arms.

I took the 136th St. Express Trail and finished of the last section of that I hadn't done, then did a figure 8 of the Dove Valley, Cowpoke and Old Paint Wash Trails, the took the Old Paint Wash Trail up to the Soapberry Wash Trail, Desperado Trail, then went east on the Coyote Canyon Trail, back to the Dove Valley Trail, and did a section of the Renegade Trail. I circled back taking the Renegade-Soapberry Wash connector to Soapberry, then got back on the Renegade eastward again to 136th St and back to the TH.

I was hoping to finish up a section of the Cholla Mtn Trail, but if I did that, it would have been over 15 miles, which is more than I wanted to do today. I also forgot to take my snacks, so I was ready to get home for lunch.
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[ checklist ] Michelin Man Saguaro
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Aug 21 2016
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49 female
 Joined Apr 02 2007
 Scottsdale, AZ
Renegade Trail - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 21 2016
Crzy4AZTriplogs 606
Hiking6.50 Miles 376 AEG
Hiking6.50 Miles   3 Hrs   34 Mns   2.47 mph
376 ft AEG      56 Mns Break
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Last night had a hike rained out - was determined to get in a good hike this morning. Set alarm for 4:30am. Got close to Tonto on 136th St by 5:45am. Was spit raining - huge wall of rain over Brown's Mtn. MyWeather radar app showed it moving away from my planned area. I basically didn't care - was getting this hike in.

Plan was to do entirety of Renegade now that signs are up. Last times on Renegade I did the "Heaven Hill" portion but didn't know how it connected to other trails on either side. Knew generalities but not names or details. So I used TrailForks map to see where I was going when I wasn't near a sign since the new City map won't be out for another week or so.

136th St Express down to start of Renegade :next: to the end of Renegade and backtracked to Desperado :next: down to Soapberry Wash (and intersection with Michelin Man cactus) :next: Soapberry to Renegade connector :next: Dove Valley :next: Barb's :next: 136th.

Temp was 73 at start and low 80's when I finished. I took 56 minutes of break. Mostly laying around on top of Heaven Hill watching sun break though cloud layers and thinking how much I loved the quiet and solitude but simultaneously wished I wasn't alone. I haven't had a drink in 42 days and feel so much better - skin/hair/clothes fitting so much better. Nothing horrible made me stop. Just felt like need for alcohol was escalating and was using it to get dissociative from daily life. Not healthy. And not drinking on Fri/Sat nights makes it much easier to get up crack of dawn for hikes.

Because of the rain and storms - I was the only human out on trails for at least two hours. You get panoramic views from the three bumps/hills on Renegade - - cloud cover was just wonderful. Bugs were intensely awful and I had to keep a rag on my nose/mouth for most of the hike to keep from vacuuming them up as I walked. Still worth it to get out on these trails before word gets out how great they are. Rain+alarm clock+bugs == no one else out there LOL.

I am posting a crap ton of photos because it was just so beautiful. Side note: I am far behind posting triplogs from spring. I know how to make it not show up on main page. Will slowly get those filled in. And somehow I need to get motivation to write up these hike descriptions.

Route Scout app rocks. I love uploading to HAZ. And TrailForks has one mislabeled section of Renegade and is missing two short connectors.
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white ratany, desert senna, barrel cactus blooms
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Apr 02 2016
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49 female
 Joined Apr 02 2007
 Scottsdale, AZ
Soapberry Wash Trail - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 02 2016
Crzy4AZTriplogs 606
Hiking3.50 Miles 101 AEG
Hiking3.50 Miles   1 Hour   34 Mns   2.36 mph
101 ft AEG      5 Mns Break
 
God I love this loop. Arrived off 136th St random pull out just before sunrise. This loop at sunrise is phenomenal. Watching sun come into Coyote Canyon and light up Michelin Man cactus....amazing. Scattered flowers see report below. Whole day today after hike dedicated to packing up kids and me for Masters week in Augusta. Flying out tomorrow (Sunday).

Barb's :next: Dove Valley :next: Soapberry Wash through the granite area (not the bike bypass) :next: future Desperado trail (has Michelin Man cactus on it) :next: Coyote Canyon :next: Dove Valley :next: Barb's in a lasso loop.
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purple thistle, white ratany, owl clover, banana yucca blooms, brittle bush (rare), those dandelion looking things.
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Mar 27 2016
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65 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
McDowell Preserve North, AZ 
McDowell Preserve North, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 27 2016
mazatzalTriplogs 1,207
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:

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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 24 2016
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74 male
 Joined Sep 09 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
Old Paint Wash - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 24 2016
Sun_RayTriplogs 1,187
Hiking5.24 Miles 335 AEG
Hiking5.24 Miles   2 Hrs   24 Mns   2.18 mph
335 ft AEG
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I did it! Completed all the trails added to the Northern Section Map in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve dated August 2015. These are the trails that are North of Brown's, Cholla and Granite Mountains. They total about 30 miles, but that's not the point as you need to hike many miles just to get to them. Pretty sure Crzy4AZ has completed them also but is behind on her trip logs. That means HAZ'ers are 2 of the 4 hikers to complete ALL the trails in the preserve. I also think we are the only ones that hiked them all versus others who used their mountain bike on many of the trails.
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Feb 07 2016
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49 female
 Joined Apr 02 2007
 Scottsdale, AZ
Barb's Trail - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 07 2016
Crzy4AZTriplogs 606
Hiking7.00 Miles 250 AEG
Hiking7.00 Miles   3 Hrs   35 Mns   2.47 mph
250 ft AEG      45 Mns Break
 
1st trip
Wanted to get back to Renegade trail (did not know name at the time - and won't be on maps until fall 2016).

Barb's :next: Dove Valley :next: Renegade :next: Soapberry Wash (Michelin man cactus) :next: Coyote Canyon :next: Dove Valley :next: High Desert :next: Hawknest :next: 136th St Express back to Barb's intersection.

Cold. Sunrise. Light incredible up on hill of Renegade.
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Jan 21 2016
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68 male
 Joined Jul 16 2012
 Green Valley,Az
Big Granite Mountain Loop, AZ 
Big Granite Mountain Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 21 2016
RowdyandMeTriplogs 1,868
Hiking10.01 Miles 793 AEG
Hiking10.01 Miles   3 Hrs   49 Mns   2.81 mph
793 ft AEG      15 Mns Break5 LBS Pack
 
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What a perfect day for a nice little hike. I met Linda at the Granite Mountain Trailhead. This was her first time here so I decided to show her some of my favorite areas. The temperature was very nice with a nice welcome breeze.
We started at the Bootlegger Trail and worked our way to the Balanced Rock then continued to the Cholla Mtn Loop Trail. From here we connected to the Branding Iron Trail where I pointed out a Crested Saguaro along they as the trail became the Granite Mountain Loop Trail. We stayed on this trail until we reached the Coyote Canyon Trail turn off and head down it. I took Linda to the nice size Crested Saguaro that's on this trail. And it was time for Rowdy to take a water break of course in the shade.
I figured while we were here to take a little side trip down Soapberry Wash Trail to checkout the Michelin Man Saguaro. From here we went back and finished the Coyote Canyon Trail and head back to the trailhead so Linda could pick up her little ones from school. We did have the pleasure of also see two Cardinals. Just a really nice smooth little hike.
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Jan 18 2016
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49 female
 Joined Apr 02 2007
 Scottsdale, AZ
Coyote Canyon Trail - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 18 2016
Crzy4AZTriplogs 606
Hiking5.90 Miles 239 AEG
Hiking5.90 Miles   1 Hour   48 Mns   3.28 mph
239 ft AEG
 
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This is my favorite new loop in the MSP-supernorth. Park at very top of 136th Street in Tonto National Forest parking lot. It is very bumpy road and deep ruts last 0.1 mile. Take street or social trail from Tonto to where 136th St Express trail officially starts at Montello Rd. Stay on 136th St Express and then take Barb's west past the big loop-de-loop circular area (where jeeps used to make circles) - then Dove Valley trail briefly to the southeast until you hit Soapberry Wash trail. Then go right/west on Soapberry wash through beautiful granite formations (was frozen water this day) - where trail takes sharp turn (will be renamed Desperado trail in Fall 2016) - follow trail up the little hill and look for the Michelin Man cactus. At junction with Coyote Canyon trail (CC1 - and the Double Crested Saguaro) - take CC down into the little canyon and loop back at junction with Dove Valley. You can hit up the ceremonial cupules off Dove Valley if you know where they are. Perfect distance for little day hike. Hits major scenery. Have done the loop many times - never disappoints. Rare to see people but occasionally a biker will zoom by.
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Jan 14 2016
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49 female
 Joined Apr 02 2007
 Scottsdale, AZ
Soapberry Wash Trail - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 14 2016
Crzy4AZTriplogs 606
Hiking5.90 Miles 230 AEG
Hiking5.90 Miles   2 Hrs      3.37 mph
230 ft AEG      15 Mns Break
 
Parked Tonto. 136th :next: Barbs :next: DV :next: Soapberry :next: CC and back.
Saw 5 deer. Hunters still have permits for a little longer. I see them parking at intersection of 136th St and Hawknest on the east side of the road.
I took a zillion pics of the Michelin Man cactus today to help people see where he is off Soapberry Wash.
Thursday hike - kids in school. Perfect distance for me to squeeze in beautiful hike during school hours.
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Dec 18 2015
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 Joined Jul 16 2012
 Green Valley,Az
136th Street Express Trail - MSPNPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 18 2015
RowdyandMeTriplogs 1,868
Hiking10.75 Miles 749 AEG
Hiking10.75 Miles   4 Hrs   37 Mns   2.59 mph
749 ft AEG      28 Mns Break15 LBS Pack
 
I am still not feeling well :scared: but when Rowdy gives that baby look I know its time to take him out :D . I wanted to hit Spur Cross today but just not feeling up to it. ](*,)
So I decided on something easy with little aeg and Granite Mountain Trailhead is where we ended up. The first marker I saw was for 136th Street Express and that's where we started. We hiked it until we reached Hawknest Trail and took it to the High Desert Trail and then decided it was time to start heading back to the trailhead. It was a really nice little hike and there were areas that I had not hike before. :y:
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Dec 13 2015
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 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
McDowell Preserve Phase 2C Loop, AZ 
McDowell Preserve Phase 2C Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Dec 13 2015
mazatzalTriplogs 1,207
Hiking9.90 Miles 840 AEG
Hiking9.90 Miles   4 Hrs   30 Mns   2.38 mph
840 ft AEG      20 Mns Break
 
We parked near the NE corner of the McDowell Preserve just over the boundary into the Tonto NF. We took a couple of old trails west for a mile+ and then turned south and intersected Hawknest trail from there we made a loop in the preserve.

TNF trail :next: Hawknest :next: The Divide :next: Branding Iron :next: Granite Mtn loop :next: Coyote Canyon :next: Soapberry Wash :next: Dove Valley :next: Barb’s :next: 136th St Express :next: TNF.

The views of the mountains to the east were very nice ;)

Saw quite a few mtn bikers especially as we got further south, 3 equestrians, 1 hiker and 1 steward (Bob).
Didn’t see anyone in the first 2 miles or the last 3 miles..
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May 23 2015
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65 male
 Joined Jul 28 2004
 Scottsdale, AZ
McDowell Preserve Far North Area, AZ 
McDowell Preserve Far North Area, AZ
 
Hiking avatar May 23 2015
mazatzalTriplogs 1,207
Hiking8.50 Miles 550 AEG
Hiking8.50 Miles   3 Hrs   30 Mns   2.55 mph
550 ft AEG      10 Mns Break
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We went to check out some of the new trails in the McDowell Preserve far north area (thanks to Crzy4AZ for posting the link to the updated map)

Hawksnest :next: Old Paint Wash :next: Soapberry :next: Coyote Canyon :next: Granite Mtn loop :next: Cow poke :next: Dove Valley :next: Barb’s :next: 136th St Express

Hazy views to the east, cleared a little but the mirror was still cloudy. We saw another water catchment 'tank', still had a little water.

The trails were pretty quiet - we saw a few bikers and 2 equestrians.
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Dec 20 2014
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49 female
 Joined Apr 02 2007
 Scottsdale, AZ
Dove Valley Trail loop - MSP, AZ 
Dove Valley Trail loop - MSP, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Dec 20 2014
Crzy4AZTriplogs 606
Hiking4.20 Miles 320 AEG
Hiking4.20 Miles
320 ft AEG
 
1st trip
Got a babysitter for the morning - so Brad and I could have a date hike together. Usually at night but holiday stuff going on full force in evenings this weekend.

Weather great - blue skies - chilly but not cold. Wanted to spend the morning exploring Dove Valley Trail and getting GPS route and to check out what kind of signs were out there from the City and MSC since this trail is not listed in its entire length on the MSP official maps.

Once you get 1 mile from 136th St parking area - signs are pretty much gone and it's not clear whether to follow the wash or another small trail. We followed the wash and came upon the Michelin Man cactus. Should have turned south here but we kept going in the wash to the northwest and then looped back to Michelin Man. Then took connector to Coyote Canyon trail and back to parking area.

Highlight was the unnamed rock formation with lots of granite water collecting depressions. Beautiful little miniature balanced rock. Great views. No one anywhere in sight. Could hear motorized vehicles off towards Carefree/Rio Verde Foothills.
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[ checklist ] Michelin Man Saguaro
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