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Scorpion Trail - Hawes - 5 members in 45 triplogs have rated this an average 3.4 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Jun 28 2022
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Mountain Biking (Big Sister), AZ 
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CannondaleKidTriplogs 2,281
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As muggy as it was, I began with no plan... just start with my usual route and play-it-by-ear (by sweat?) and see how it goes. If it gets too oppressive I always have a number of bail-out options available.

To ward off the worst of the heat and humidity I had 2 ice-cold quart bottles on my bike, a 100 oz ice-cold bladder in my backpack and my skull cap, balaclava and gloves were all soaked in ice-cold water. On the hose from the backpack is a squeeze nozzle which allows me to refresh everything with a fresh squirt of ice-cold water as needed.

I started at the Phon D Sutton staging lot and headed west to join the Lower Salt River Nature Trail, follow it toward the Phon D Sutton Recreation Site, southeast across the road near the cattle guard and follow the equestrian trail back to the lot where I began.

Only a half-hour in and I'm still feeling chill so I kept going east along old horse trails to Coon Bluff Road, crossed Bush Highway, connected with the Bush Lite East Trail, followed it to Scorpion Trail where I crossed Bush Highway again, followed the horse trail along the fence line almost to the Salt River Tubing parking lot, angled northwest, crossed the road and headed over to my favorite spot... a nice spot overlooking the Salt River near the Foxtail Admin site.

After a few photos, grabbing a quick snack and emptying the first bottle (which after an hour of biking at 98° was still cool) I started back, checking out the last of three pair of Nighthawk eggs I'd found on previous trips along the way.
(The two other pair have since hatched and the chicks are now gone as well, which I've included in the last photo of the photoset showing the other two pair before hatching and a few days later as hatched chicks.)

I retraced my route back to Scorpion Trail, which I followed 'up' (hill) to Scorpion Alley Trail, with the intention to complete my usual route north on Stinger East, east on Bush lite East before crossing over Bush Highway again (4th time) at Coon Bluff Road to finally return on the horse trails to the start.

However... I'm just over 90 minutes into the ride and I still have half of the second bottle with semi-cool water so I thought, 'where should I go to add another half-hour or so?' which got me to thinking. Then I remembered @DarthStiller posting a 'Big Sister Trail' triplog and I had yet to bike (or even hike) it since it was completed, so why not? (I'll second-guess that decision shortly)

So I headed over on Bush Lite West to Wild Horse, to Twisted Sister which I followed up to the entry point for Big Sister. The 350' climb in about a mile became quite a slog as by now I'm sweating through-and-through and thought, 'what was I thinking!? after all I knew Big Sister is a downhill-only trail so it HAD to start higher up. By time I reached Big Sister I was down to my lowest gear and barely moving.

However! Now that I reached Big Sister all was right with the world... and let the downhill begin. Of course, at my age I can't be taking anything I haven't even seen before at full speed so I took it easy... to start, anyway. But of course as I got into the hang of how it flowed I gradually picked up the speed, just enough a few times I gave myself a bit of a scare and slowed slightly.

I found I really liked this trail... if only I didn't have to ride up Twisted Sister so far to enjoy the downhill more often. But then I rarely ride on this part of the Hawes Trails due to so many bikers hitting up the newer trails. I'm fine if I don't see another biker whenever I ride. Which was today... of course it's likely nobody else was out at midday due to this heat and humidity. But I survived just fine with a good quart of still-cold water in the backpack... and an ice-cold cooler in the car.

Good thing I had my GoPro with me to video my first ride on the Big Sister Trail.

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Jan 09 2022
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Hawes Sisters Loop, AZ 
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ATR ride with Carey, Angie, Kevin, Nancy, Ken, and Sue to check out the new Big Sister trail at Hawes (Granite Reef Rec Area). Started off Bush Hwy at the Wild Horse trailhead and rode up Twisted Sister to Big Sister. Down Big Sister to make a loop out with High Noon, Scorpion, Bush Lite East, and closed the loop with Bush Lite West. Great ride! Kevin, Ken, and Nancy were really pushing me!
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Sep 06 2021
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Hawes East, AZ 
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Nice tour around east Hawes. Got a late start, 7am, all the trail heads full. Found a spot at Bulldog Canyon. Tried to find the new Maricopa Madness trail, but ended up heading down the road to Wildhorse. Riding with Carey today.
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Wild Horse Trail - HawesPhoenix, AZ
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I was planning on hitting "Old Faithful", Lone Mountain/EJ Peak, but with the hazy conditions, I opted to go across the street and get in a little exploring along the mountain bike trails starting at the NRA Pit T/H. I have hiked in here in the past, but I never remember the names. I think the mountain bikers have different names for these trails.

I started up the Wild Horse Trail, but I took another trail to the left moving parallel. It's shows as "High Noon" in the Hawes Trail System map on their website. I took that to a wash, hiked down that a little and I think I ended up on "Red Mountain Rampage" before I took the wash back to the Wild Horse Trail.

I saw a few mountain bikers out, but that was it. The clouds kept the temps down, but this humidity lately, it's like hiking in New Orleans. Oh well, take the good with the bad. The hillsides, like everywhere else out there now were as green as I have ever seen them. Most of the green was from grass and from this odd weed that spread out between the bushes and cacti. Still some things blooming. I saw some barrel cacti with blooms, a few cholla and a daisy every once in a while. I did see some wild squash (I think) as well. That's something you don't see every day out there. Crazy rains this year.

I made a little lasso loop, got in my exercise and miles and caught a very subtle, hazy sunset. I like this area, it's full of surprises.
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Jul 17 2021
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 Mesa, AZ
Wild Horse Trail - HawesPhoenix, AZ
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The Hawes Pass Alliance finished a couple new trails so this seems to be the time of year to try them. Got started at 5:50am, probably a record early start for me for local hikes. I wanted to hike the Maricopa Madness trail but I wasn't sure where it started exactly, so I asked someone who knew and was very helful. I took the main road east from the trailhead towards the trail, and someone on a dirt bike mentioned my ubiquitous Steeler gear. I told him where I was from, and he was from the same area, just across the river. We talked for a bit and were on our separate ways.

Once I located it, I took the Maricopa Madness Trail north and then crossed the road and continued to the Scorpion Trail. The map that the Hawes Alliance put out show the Maricopa Madness Trail ending at the road, but on the other side there was another marker indicating that it continued westward.

After crossing the NRA Pit (??), I took the Scorpion Trail north to the Bush Highway, where the Bush Lite East Trail picks up. I took that to the loop portion of the Bush Lite Trail, then headed south and picked up the Stinger Trail to the Wild Horse Trail, and headed back to the parking lot.

Saw alot of bikers, as expected. everyone was very nice, no biker bros this time. The weather was cooler than it's been recently, but also super humid. The weather forecast had a 10% chance of rain in the morning, but thankfully no rain cells or lightning were visible in the distance through the entire hike. I was a little nervous about this after getting hit by a storm on Thursday during my usual jog on the canal by my house. They can creep up fast.

Finished up early (since I started early). At the end I was absolutley drenched in sweat, and it was not a strenous hike.
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Returned to Hawes with Carey to hit up some of the trails on the north side. Parked on Power road and took the connector to High Horse, Scorpion, Scorpion alley, Stinger Loop East, and finished the loop on Wild Horse. Perfect day. Awesome trails. Lots of bikers and hikers out on the trails enjoying the holiday weekend.
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Oct 01 2020
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Phon Salt-Flats 1/2 Scorpion, AZ 
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With the weather so cool (67°) and dry I decided for a bit of an extended ride.

The ride from Phon D Sutton mid-mountain lot was a breeze so I was a bit in-a-hurry as I approached the gate on the north/west side of Coon Bluff Road so I didn't stop at it and instead just bumped it open then biked on through, letting the gate clang shut loudly. Barely a minute later I heard the approach of galloping horses and as I came around a batch of trees the herd of Salt River Wild Horses pull up just in front of me in a cloud of dust.

It appeared they were so used to the loads of hay being regularly delivered by a truck coming through the gate that the sound of the gate was a reaction like Pavlov's Dog... clang the gate and it's time to eat.

Unfortunately I didn't get my camera out fast enough to catch the full approach on video, but I did get them milling about trying to figure out why they lost out on some fresh hay.
Wild Horses Expecting Hay (1:30 video)

Moving on, as part of stretching the ride out I spent a good part of the ride along the Salt River-bottoms where the soft sand really served up a solid workout.

After that I headed across Bush Highway for a quick run halfway up-and-back on the Scorpion Trail, re-crossed Bush, cruised down to reconnect with the Salt River Trail #100, back across Coon Bluff Road (not clanging the gate this time) and back to the start.

Another great day for a ride.
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Salt #100 Scorpion WH Stinger Alley Loop, AZ 
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Early run on a cool morning. Expanded my flip-flop-lasso double-figure-eight route to incorporate a regular run out to two separate Salt River overlooks. On the way back from one of the overlooks I spotted a reasonably healthy-looking coyote who didn't bother to pose for a picture.

Nearing the end I cruised through the Coon Bluff Recreation Area then headed back out parallel with the road along an equestrian trail, which used to be a wild horse trail this side of the road but no more.

Just as I turned back onto the road I spotted a Galaxy Note 8 cell phone laying in the dirt next to the road. Although the screen was so dark I could hardly see what was on the screen, after pushing a few buttons I could vaguely see "Natalie's Phone" and a green circle labeled "Call owner of phone", which I did.

Natalie lived within a few miles of me so I said I'd drop it off on my way home. She called back and said to meet at a Chase Bank where she had gone to get cash to give me a finders' reward because she was so grateful "my LIFE is on that phone!"
Word to the (un)wise... have a backup!

I said I'd meet her there but don't bother with any reward, I'm happy to get it back to the rightful owner. (which hasn't been the case for two previous phones I've found)

All's well that ends well I guess.
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Nice cool morning, 72°... just right for a leisurely bike ride.

Started off in a poor frame-of-mind due to evidence of an ATV driving over the angled metal bar on the gate at the Phon D Sutton Mid-Mountain parking lot and continuing a half-mile north then west past the caged mine and partway down the wash toward the Salt River between Phon D Sutton and Coon Bluff. ](*,)
Since I saw no tracks when I was out here Sunday morning it most likely happened Sunday afternoon or later.

Later in the week my assumption would be corroborated by a couple who hike the area daily. They would also tell me the ATV went up and the hill straight west of the parking area, tearing up the tread of the trail while making the footing even more treacherous than previously.

To regain a better frame-of-mind I rode out to a few different Salt River overlooks but the semi-euphoria lasted only until I crossed Bush Highway to ride a ways on the Scorpion Trail, where I saw where the same ATV had squeezed its way through the small arch which was so mountain bikers could avoid going through the gate... [-(
Anyway, the tracks continued about an eight-mile before heading off along the remnants of an ancient road which led up to the gravel pits, but for many years had been a wild horse trail, but no more since the wild horses no longer have access.

I turned around 1/2 way up Scorpion, took a quick run downhill back to Bush (one 18 mph burst was all the trail conditions allowed), crossed Bush, another quick and more sustained run until reconnecting with Salt Trail #100 and back to the start.

Although a bit bummed by the evidence of an ATV going where it doesn't belong, it didn't dampen the overall pleasantness of the ride.
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Early start, not too humid, nice breeze, off-trail from Bush to Scorpion Alley, looping back along Scorpion and the Salt River Trail #100.
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Early start, humid enough but it was ok as long as I was moving.
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Not as muggy as yesterday but even starting shortly after sunrise I was soaked within an hour of biking.

I got a chance to try out my new bike rack. I've used a homemade bike rack for 10+ years which worked great except for the need to remove the front tire on the bike(s) to secure them onto the rack. So I thought I'd see how well a rack with tire baskets would work.

I believe it will work well... AFTER a few modifications. It's too far away from the car and too low so even some distance back the tire holder is in line behind the exhaust. I got a quick wake-up call when I happened to touch the metal rail. When I felt the rear tire it was pretty hot as well... not good!

The quick fix was to cut, raise and shorten the receiver bar so now it's higher and closer to the car. I bolted it together temporarily to make sure it works before welding it permanently. I'll probably be out again tomorrow to make sure the exhaust issue is resolved.
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Aug 31 2020
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Terribly muggy compared to yesterday's afternoon ride so I cut it short. Within two miles I was already drenched with sweat so it wasn't "a breeze" by any stretch of the imagination today.

But no matter, I'm still liking biking more than hiking in the hot/humid conditions.
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Aug 30 2020
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Too muggy earlier so waited until noon and was treated to a somewhat dry (18% RH) ride, which made it a comfortable breeze of a ride, with the added result of shaving 15 minutes off the last time I rode this same route.
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Side note: Due to the huge amount of sealer I put in the front tire I'll put off replacing the tire until it simply won't hold air. Even though all around the circumference of the center of the tread is wet with sealer the next day, it loses only a few pounds so I'm sticking with it.
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Aug 25 2020
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Another muggy day so biking it is. Started from Coon Bluff horse staging, over and back to Phon D Sutton staging, over to the tubing lot, up Usery Pass Road to Wild Horse, through NRA sand pits, down Scorpion to Bush, along Bush to Coon Bluff Road and back to the start.
Less-than enjoyable was the 2 mile 600' ascent up Usery Pass Road... puff, puff :sweat: :sweat:
But that quickly changed to the most enjoyable long downhill run along Scorpion Trail back to Bush Highway.
Only a bit of effort on Bush back to Coon Bluff Road followed by the quick blast back to the start.
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Aug 23 2020
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First day out of the house after my short layoff & recovery... too muggy for a hike so I opted to bike instead. I stuck with mostly flat terrain and had a nice ride with no back/leg issues during or after the ride.
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For the third straight day the conditions sucked! :sweat:
Hot, muggy and no air movement but due to my forward motion, which was noticeably slower than usual.
I planned a ride of about 15 miles but went through my fluids WAY faster than expected... I ran out of fluids even cutting it to just over 1/3 distance.
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Aug 16 2020
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A bit warmer and even less air movement than yesterday so an out-and-back was more than enough for Tracey.
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Aug 13 2020
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More humid than yesterday so planned on quick trip while traveling light, with a fanny pack just large enough to hold one bottle. So much for a shorter trip... I was feeling pretty good so I just kept adding on until well past an empty bottle before heading back. Guess I'm back in the biking groove again.

If I'm going to keep this up I'll have to replace the front tire soon. A few rides back I had ridden over so many buckhorn cholla spikes the full circumference of the center of the tire that overnight it was all wet from sealer seeping out through the tread.

I bought a new tire for the front when replaced the rear tire 3+ years ago and by now it has 1K+ miles over 5 years so it's about time to replace it. But as long as it still holds enough air to last til the end of a ride, I'll keep putting it off.
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Aug 11 2020
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Wanted a bit a variety so I started from the Phon D Sutton corner lot, took #100 halfway to the tubing lot, over to Bush Highway, up Scorpion to Wild Horse to Stinger to Scorpion Alley, and back the way I came.

No encounters of any kind, human, wild horse, reptile, nothing, but then I wasn't on a photo-safari so that's ok.
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