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Turnbuckle Trail - Skyline RP - 10 members in 52 triplogs have rated this an average 2.6 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Jun 08 2019
DarthStiller
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50 male
 Joined Jul 05 2006
 Mesa, AZ
Pyrite Trail - Skyline RPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 08 2019
DarthStiller
Hiking9.10 Miles 1,645 AEG
Hiking9.10 Miles   3 Hrs   47 Mns   2.41 mph
1,645 ft AEG
 
1st trip
I decided to go out to Skyline again to hit the new Pyrite and Pyrite Summit Trails. I had a circuit planned out to hike a little over 10 miles. Once I got up to the high point of the Turnbuckle Trail, my knee started to bother me again. Actually it was more on the way down from the high point when I noticed it. So I decided to take a bailout option and head back to the trailhead a little earlier than planned. I still got 9 miles in, so it wasn't shortened by much. Hiked the interpretive Red Tailed Hawk Trail since I never did that before.

The views on the upper reaches of the Pyrite Trails are very nice, especially to the west and north. Very well built trails, hoping they add more.

I arrived at the TH at 6:30am to a packed parking lot. The first half mile there were a lot of people on the trails, but soon everyone was gone as the hot temperatures arrived early in the day. When I got back to the lot, my car was one of about 3 or 4 left, probably that way since about 8am or sooner.
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Apr 23 2019
PatrickL
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28 male
 Joined Jan 10 2010
 Buckeye, AZ
Turnbuckle Trail - Skyline RPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 23 2019
PatrickL
Hiking2.20 Miles 350 AEG
Hiking2.20 Miles
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Mar 31 2019
trekkin_gecko
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 Guides 5
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61 female
 Joined Nov 17 2008
 phoenix, az
Outer Loop - Skyline Regional Park, AZ 
Outer Loop - Skyline Regional Park, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 31 2019
trekkin_gecko
Hiking11.60 Miles 2,800 AEG
Hiking11.60 Miles   4 Hrs   2 Mns   3.05 mph
2,800 ft AEG      14 Mns Break
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1st trip
john and i did a modified version of @lindaann's outer loop
we left off the pyrite summit; will have to go back for that and part of quartz
smooth, easy hiking after last week's off trail : rambo :
quartz, tortuga, javelina summit, crest summit and granite falls were new to me
last time i was here, skyline was under construction [ photo ]
started at 0600, finished around 1000, eating breakfast at the brass rail by 1100, home by noon
not a bad morning at all :)
thanks, john - good times
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Mar 31 2019
johnlp
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62 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Outer Loop - Skyline Regional Park, AZ 
Outer Loop - Skyline Regional Park, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 31 2019
johnlp
Hiking11.60 Miles 2,800 AEG
Hiking11.60 Miles   4 Hrs   2 Mns   3.05 mph
2,800 ft AEG      14 Mns Break
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1st trip
First time hiking in Skyline Regional Park. I like it. Nice spot to hike for west valley residents. Looks like you can camp at the trailhead, but beware the maintenance guy had his leaf blower blaring before 6 AM. :o
Enjoyed the trails. Thanks Kelly. :)
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Mar 24 2019
Booneman
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38 male
 Joined Nov 25 2008
 Chandler, AZ
Crest Summit - Skyline RPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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Booneman
Run/Jog10.00 Miles 1,789 AEG
Run/Jog10.00 Miles   1 Hour   55 Mns   5.22 mph
1,789 ft AEG
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1st trip
I took Denny and Joe's recommendation and explored Skyline this morning. What an amazing little park with a big mountain feel. I really enjoyed these trails, especially Skyline Crest!
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Mar 21 2019
LindaAnn
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 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Outer Loop - Skyline Regional Park, AZ 
Outer Loop - Skyline Regional Park, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 21 2019
LindaAnn
Hiking14.69 Miles 3,491 AEG
Hiking14.69 Miles   5 Hrs   23 Mns   2.88 mph
3,491 ft AEG      17 Mns Break
 
1st trip
Route Scout GPS Route Recorded on Route Scout View
Headed to Buckeye - the west side's version of Apache Junction. Today was my first time to Skyline Regional Park. I'd hiked in the area as a teenager, but that was 20+ years ago, so basically all new to me.

We met at the trailhead at 6:00 and got started on Quartz Mine trail. Took Quartz Mine for about 1.5 miles. Smooth trail, with some ups and downs, but pretty easy.

Got on Tortuga Trail for about half a mile. A little more uphill on Tortuga, but still nice.

Turned on the trail up to Javelina Summit. Great little uphill hike, gaining more than 700' in just under a mile. The sun had just risen by the time we reached the top. Good views of the West Valley. Joe gazed longingly at Squaw Peak.

Headed back down and retraced our steps along Tortuga and a little bit of Quartz Mine over to Skyline Crest Trail. Headed north-northwest up some switchbacks, regaining most of the elevation we had just lost.

Took a short side trip over to Crest Summit, could see that the parking lot below had started to fill up, then continued north on Skyline Crest. This trail has some nice views to both the east and west.

Turned west on Lost Creek, then Mountain Wash, then Turnbuckle. These all kind of blended together, gaining and losing short bits of elevation as we headed west, following old Jeep roads in places.

Up at the turn onto Valley Vista, we took that to our third (and highest) summit of the day. This one may have been my favorite. Headed back to Turnbuckle, then continued west and downhill. At the bottom of this downhill, you could head straight south back to the parking lot and get a nice 9-10 mile loop with 3 summits--might be an option for future weekday hikes once the Loop-202 is completed.

Continued west on Granite Falls and Chuckwalla, again crossing Jeep roads at times. Finally, at about 9.50 miles into the hike, we saw some poppies.

From Chuckwalla, we turned onto Pyrite and started going uphill again. I may have held back tears. Yes, I planned this route, but the last uphill was tiring for me. Turned onto Pyrite Summit and headed to the final summit of the day. Returned back to Pyrite then headed down. I really liked this section of Pyrite, it followed a ridge downhill, with lots of cholla, and dodder in several places. Denny was seeing rocks that looked like javelinas. I saw the rock, but wasn't seeing what he was seeing from his angle--Joe asked him if he'd been drinking enough water.

Once back down, we headed east on Granite Falls, then Turnbuckle, then Mountain Wash back to the trailhead. These three kind of blended together too. Some ups and downs across some washes, and it seemed to take forever for the parking lot to get closer. Saw several people through this section, but had only seen a few people up until this point. We finished up just before 11:30 to a nearly full parking lot.

Overall, a nice hike, and it was better than I had expected a city park would be. Buckeye did a nice job with these trails, and it was pleasant hiking with the perfect temperatures and abundance of spring flowers. There are a lot of trail options to make a hike as long or short, or easy or difficult, as you would like. Good day, and great company
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Mar 21 2019
joebartels
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49 male
 Joined Nov 20 1996
 Phoenix, AZ
Outer Loop - Skyline Regional Park, AZ 
Outer Loop - Skyline Regional Park, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 21 2019
joebartels
Hiking14.54 Miles 3,400 AEG
Hiking14.54 Miles   5 Hrs   22 Mns   2.82 mph
3,400 ft AEG      13 Mns Break6 LBS Pack
 
1st trip
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Skyline is a network of short trails. You can create your own loops or dabble the low hanging fruit. Linda put together a loop. I studied it for hours if not microseconds. Seriously though, I've heard a steady positive reception on Skyline for years.

With portions of 11 trails in this loop, Javelina and Pyrite got my attention most. Weather was darn near perfect through out and I imagine the happy green vegetation is in prime. This loop is a consistent roller coaster and I really liked it overall. Keep in mind I enjoy SoMo, Piestewa-Mojave and other valley loops too.

Just one Luke AFB jet overhead. More intriguing than annoying. The helicopters around Sedona & GC don't really bother me either but I guess there's a pinch of coolness about a screaming eagle.

Granite or Chuckwalla on the return had a shocking amount of [ Dodder ] for at least a half mile. This parasite slowly kills the host plant. In this case creosote, brittlebush and everything in its path. It was even draped over patches of lupine.

Synopsis
Left with a better impression than anticipated. Like many valley mountain parks, solid in-season hiking. Nearby Estrella Park is flat and lifeless if you seek a mellow stoll. Doubtful I'll break away from my Valley favs but it's nice to have the option. Great to hike with the native local kids. No closed road signage.
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Mar 21 2019
Tortoise_Hiker
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58 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Outer Loop - Skyline Regional Park, AZ 
Outer Loop - Skyline Regional Park, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 21 2019
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking14.69 Miles 3,491 AEG
Hiking14.69 Miles   5 Hrs   23 Mns   2.88 mph
3,491 ft AEG      17 Mns Break
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1st trip
Linda threw a nice loop together in a park I didn’t even know was here. Joe joined in on the fun. We really got our money’s worth on this one. Lots of trails , almost 15 miles and four summits. The trails are in excellent shape Great weather and company made for a very enjoyable outing. Although I’m very sore today. Not use to Hikes this size anymore. Thanks, you guys rock!!
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Jan 14 2019
norm5715
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Quartz Mine Loop Skyline Reagional Park, AZ 
Quartz Mine Loop Skyline Reagional Park, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 14 2019
norm5715
Hiking8.79 Miles 2,150 AEG
Hiking8.79 Miles   3 Hrs   44 Mns   2.72 mph
2,150 ft AEG      30 Mns Break
 
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1st trip
This hike is at Skyline Regional Park and combines Quartz Mine/Lost Creek/Mountain Wash/Turnbuckle/Valley Vista/Turnbuckle/Mountain Wash/Lost Creek/Skyline Crest/Crest Summit/Quartz Mine to make a Lollipop loop.

The hike also includes two spurs to make a total of 9.1 mile. However, I didn't do the last part of the last spur.

The hike is quite difficult and includes several steep hills. However, the trail is easy to walk and not too rocky.

The weather was cloudy about mid 60's. At times the winds were gusty and made us feel chilly.

The desert is green and lush, due to the rains.

The park is well maintained and does have nice facilities, and best of all there were no pay stations.
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Apr 20 2018
RowdyandMe
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 Joined Jul 16 2012
 Deer Valley, AZ
Skyline Crest-Quartz Mine-Turnbuckle Trail, AZ 
Skyline Crest-Quartz Mine-Turnbuckle Trail, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Apr 20 2018
RowdyandMe
Hiking8.81 Miles 2,070 AEG
Hiking8.81 Miles   5 Hrs   6 Mns   2.00 mph
2,070 ft AEG      42 Mns Break15 LBS Pack
 
1st trip
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Mar 11 2018
DarthStiller
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50 male
 Joined Jul 05 2006
 Mesa, AZ
Skyline Crest - Skyline RPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 11 2018
DarthStiller
Hiking10.20 Miles 1,848 AEG
Hiking10.20 Miles   4 Hrs   25 Mns   2.31 mph
1,848 ft AEG
 
1st trip
Decided to take another trip out to the west side again to hike the rest of the trails at Skyline Regional Park that I didn't get to on my first visit. Earlier in the week I texted my old pre-HAZ days hiking buddy and former co-worker Ted to see if he was interested. To my surprise, he was in! :y: Another former co-worker, Luigi, was also supposed to join us. However, he gave the infamous Saturday night bail out text to Ted about 9:30pm, complaining about a bad shoulder and torn meniscus. It is suspected (however, not confirmed) that alcohol was involved during the time the text was sent. :-k :lol:

During the drive out on I-10, there was a steady drizzle of rain, with occasional bursts that required higher windshield wiper speeds. We started at 6:40am, with enough daylight to not need a headlamp. There was a very light mist of rain, more like a heavy fog. I decided to start hiking with my new rain jacket that I got for Christmas just in case (and also, just because).

Within an hour, the clouds had cleared and the sun was out pretty bright. We still had some patches of shade since we started out heading west on the Granite Falls Trail and then north on the Turnbuckle. After about 2-3 miles, it was time to shed the rain jacket and put up my sun protection hood. The clouds came by later and gave some occasional softer light from the sun, but it was mostly pretty sunny after the first hour.

Our route was west on Granite Falls, north on Turnbuckle, east on Granite Falls, north on Mountain Wash, south on Turnbuckle (east part of the loop), north again on Mountain Wash (made a loop), east on Lost Creek, south/east on Skyline Crest, hit the Crest Summit, then west on Quartz Mine and Parking Lot connector trails.

The views on the Skyline Crest Trail were the best. Obviously the higher elevation and views helped, but also at that the clouds began to roll in again, casting some really nice shadows over the park and hitting the top of the White Tank Mountains.

After the hike we hit Rudy's BBQ for a fantastic lunch. Gotta make a mental footnote to hit there again for future hikes.
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Mar 07 2018
PatrickL
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28 male
 Joined Jan 10 2010
 Buckeye, AZ
Turnbuckle Trail - Skyline RPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 07 2018
PatrickL
Hiking2.20 Miles 450 AEG
Hiking2.20 Miles      42 Mns   3.14 mph
450 ft AEG
 
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kingsnake
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57 male
 Joined Dec 20 2010
 Sunnyslope, PHX
Turnbuckle Trail - Skyline RPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 02 2018
kingsnake
Hiking7.39 Miles 1,239 AEG
Hiking7.39 Miles   2 Hrs   50 Mns   2.61 mph
1,239 ft AEG
 
1st trip
To (mostly) avoid the hell that is I-10, I drove an extra 30 miles to get to Skyline. First, I headed north out of Phoenix to I-303. I took that around the northwest corner of Phoenix to the far west end of Bell Rd., in Surprise. There’s a lot less traffic on I-303 than I-101. (Taking the 303 also avoided the hell that is Bell Rd. through Sun City.) Heading west, Bell Rd. turns into Sun Valley Parkway, which loops around the west side of the White Tanks. Sun Valley Parkway is four separated lanes, mostly 55 mph. Doing the speed limit, I was passed by a school bus. 🙄

On the way into Skyline Regional Park, on Watson Rd., I passed a cluster of cop cars off to the side. Good thing I was still doing the speed limit. (When I left, four hours later, they were still there: I wonder what was going on?)

Turnbuckle Trail was so wide & well-groomed Sonja Henie could have skated on it. If it was 50° colder. And Phoenix actually got some moisture that could be turned into ice. In any case, most of the pedestrian traffic seemed to be heading up Turnbuckle towards the Valley Vista Trail saddle.

Granite Falls Trail was not quite as wide or well groomed as Turnbuckle, but it was still no look walking, except when crossing washes. The lack of ankle breakers makes the whole Skyline trail system ideal for trail runners, though I did not see any people off of Turnbuckle.

Chuckwalla Trail, which swings out wide to the west, is similar to Granite Falls, but with fewer wash crossings. Both Chuckwalla and Granite Falls do, however, cross many jeep trails. Skyline Regional Park has trail signs every ¼ mile: It is near impossible to get lost. If you hike for more than five minutes without seeing a trail sign, head back to where you made your last turn. Chuckwalla climbs 200 ft. — man the defibrillator! — in 1.25 miles to Indian School Rd. I’m serious. That’s what it is, even though it looks like just another old jeep trail. From Indian School Rd., Chuckwalla turns back east, for a mile, until it connects back to the north end of Granite Falls.

It was on Chuckwalla Trail that I realized Skyline Regional Park had no flowers (yet anyway). There were mountains, and hills, but no interesting rock formations. There was one jeep trail into a wash that looked like it would be fun to ramp on a mountain bike, but I never saw a single MTB all day, not even in the parking lot. Nor did I see any horses. (Though I did see tracks for both.) In other words, there really wasn’t much to photograph other than saguaro. So, that is what I did.

After a few minutes Granite Falls connects back to Turnbuckle. From that intersection to the Valley Vista Trail summit, is a 700 ft. climb in about a mile. However, Turnbuckle — or Turn-BACK-le as I kept malapropping it in the hike video 🤪 — has a jillion switchbacks, so while a good blow, it is not too steep.

Valley Vista Trail is the rockiest, narrowest, trail I hiked on in Skyline, but no worse than going up the south side of Shaw Butte. There is another guide post at the summit, but I went about 100 yds. past that. It requires some very minor scrambling, but is level, and leads to a much more panoramic view of Skyline Regional Park and points south. Unfortunately, the distant view was obscured by awful smog along the I-10 corridor. It was so bad, I could barely make out the Estrella Mountains, only 10 miles away. I could see Luke Air Force Base to the east. Several pairs of F-16s blasted overhead during my hike, but I could never deploy my camera fast enough to get decent video of them. 😕

While taking a break at the Valley Vista lookout, I dropped my camera. 😣 Then the battery on my crappy Garmin 62S nearly died. 😕 My backup batteries were dead. 😡 I cut my break short, put the 1-bar batteries back in the GPS, then hauled ass back down Valley Vista Trail. Rather than continue my loop to Skyline Crest Trail, I bailed down Turnbuckle towards the trailhead. I was a quarter mile away when the 1-bar GPS batteries went kaput. I got to my car and couldn’t find my phone. 😱 Panic set in. :pk: , I thought I would have to back track two miles and 900 AEG — one way — to the lookout, and hope my phone had not grown legs. 🙏🏻 After much 🤬, I found my phone in the bottom of my pack. 😍 Hiking! 😉

Hike Video: [ youtube video ]
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I've seen some brittlebush elsewhere in the Valley, but despite the high temps this week, zilch in Skyline RP.
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Jan 30 2018
PatrickL
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28 male
 Joined Jan 10 2010
 Buckeye, AZ
Turnbuckle Trail - Skyline RPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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PatrickL
Hiking2.20 Miles 450 AEG
Hiking2.20 Miles      41 Mns   3.22 mph
450 ft AEG
 
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Jan 21 2018
DarthStiller
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 Joined Jul 05 2006
 Mesa, AZ
Valley Vista Trail - Skyline RPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 21 2018
DarthStiller
Hiking10.50 Miles 2,181 AEG
Hiking10.50 Miles   4 Hrs   25 Mns   2.38 mph
2,181 ft AEG
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Went out to Skyline RP for the first time. Got started before dawn at about 6:35am, 32 degrees. Hiked the first mile in the dark got over two miles in before the direct sunlight was on me. From the main TH, I took the Bridge Bypass Trail to the Granite Falls Trail, then hiked the Chuckwalla Trail all the way and back around to the top end of the Granite Falls Trail again. then took the Turnbuckle Trail up to the Valley Vista Trail, where I went up to the peak and got some good views. It was interesting to see different views of the Estrellas, and be able to see farther west than I normally can. The views of the Supes, 4Peaks, Mazzies and Camelback were the same, but much smaller. At one point I had a view of Red Mountain by Fountain Hills just beyond Camelback. The wind was blowing pretty good up top, making put the hoodie up a necessity.

From the peak I took the Turnbuckle to the Mountain Wash Trail, then the Lost Creek to the Quartz Mine Trail and back to the TH. Didn't see any hikers until I was nearly to the high end of the Turnbuckle Trail, then there were a bunch. Saw some new trail construction and signs indicating that, so it looks like there will be more trails here in the years to come. Nice to get out and check out a new area I've never been to before.
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Jan 08 2018
PatrickL
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Turnbuckle Trail - Skyline RPPhoenix, AZ
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PatrickL
Hiking2.20 Miles 450 AEG
Hiking2.20 Miles      38 Mns   3.47 mph
450 ft AEG
 
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Nov 26 2017
PatrickL
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 Joined Jan 10 2010
 Buckeye, AZ
Turnbuckle Trail - Skyline RPPhoenix, AZ
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PatrickL
Hiking2.20 Miles 450 AEG
Hiking2.20 Miles      41 Mns   3.22 mph
450 ft AEG
 
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Nov 23 2017
Nightstalker
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51 male
 Joined Apr 25 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
Skyline Regional Park Loop, AZ 
Skyline Regional Park Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Nov 23 2017
Nightstalker
Hiking5.36 Miles 1,339 AEG
Hiking5.36 Miles   2 Hrs   12 Mns   2.68 mph
1,339 ft AEG      12 Mns Break6 LBS Pack
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Made a nice little 5 mile 1300' AEG loop in Buckeye for turkey day morning. Joined by the dream team, Maria, Carey, and Yolanda. Parking lot was already pretty full at 6:45am!
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Nov 22 2017
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 Joined Jul 25 2007
 Peoria, Az
Skyline Regional Park Hike, AZ 
Skyline Regional Park Hike, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Nov 22 2017
PJackalope
Hiking5.47 Miles 672 AEG
Hiking5.47 Miles   1 Hour   46 Mns   3.10 mph
672 ft AEG5 LBS Pack
 
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Hiked the Chuckwalla trail counter-clockwise via the Turnbuckle and Granite Falls trails. Very nice park. Trails are also very well maintained and not overly rocky. Would be a good place to do some trail running.
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Sep 24 2017
PatrickL
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 Buckeye, AZ
Turnbuckle Trail - Skyline RPPhoenix, AZ
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Hiking avatar Sep 24 2017
PatrickL
Hiking2.20 Miles 450 AEG
Hiking2.20 Miles      46 Mns   2.87 mph
450 ft AEG
 
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