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Jan 26 2015
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 Guides 13
 Routes 100
 Photos 1,794
 Triplogs 372

48 male
 Joined Jul 27 2011
 Mesa AZ
Flat TopAlpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 26 2015
BEEBEETriplogs 372
Hiking5.00 Miles 847 AEG
Hiking5.00 Miles   1 Hour   30 Mns   10.00 mph
847 ft AEG   1 Hour    Break18 LBS Pack
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1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
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SOTA Activation trail was really muddy
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Oct 26 2013
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 Guides 27
 Routes 462
 Photos 5,509
 Triplogs 823

69 female
 Joined Jan 21 2006
 Needles CA
Flat TopAlpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 26 2013
azbackpackrTriplogs 823
Hiking4.00 Miles 847 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles
847 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Imagine that, I actually went for a hike today. And yesterday I rode my bike 8.2 miles. Gee, I might actually get busy exercising again after all.
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There is a point of no return unremarked at the time in most lives. Graham Greene The Comedians
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Sep 08 2013
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 Guides 27
 Routes 462
 Photos 5,509
 Triplogs 823

69 female
 Joined Jan 21 2006
 Needles CA
Flat TopAlpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 08 2013
azbackpackrTriplogs 823
Hiking4.00 Miles 847 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles
847 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Wow, looks like Ireland out there! And so many flowers! Hard to believe it's the same hike, which is usually so drab. It rained a little bit but I had my Big Green Poncho.
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There is a point of no return unremarked at the time in most lives. Graham Greene The Comedians
A clean house is a sign of a misspent life.
Aug 04 2013
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 Guides 27
 Routes 462
 Photos 5,509
 Triplogs 823

69 female
 Joined Jan 21 2006
 Needles CA
Flat TopAlpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 04 2013
azbackpackrTriplogs 823
Hiking4.00 Miles 847 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles
847 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Sure is green now, but it always seems to last only about 5 minutes. Just FYI, wildflower season in the White Mountains happens just about the time people are done with their trips up here. It'll start later in August, and last through September. The grasslands in particular can be spectacular. I didn't see a lot of flowers today--everything is just starting up.
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There is a point of no return unremarked at the time in most lives. Graham Greene The Comedians
A clean house is a sign of a misspent life.
Jun 04 2013
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 Guides 27
 Routes 462
 Photos 5,509
 Triplogs 823

69 female
 Joined Jan 21 2006
 Needles CA
Robinson Hollow Loop, AZ 
Robinson Hollow Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jun 04 2013
azbackpackrTriplogs 823
Hiking4.05 Miles 586 AEG
Hiking4.05 Miles
586 ft AEG
 
1st trip
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I hiked this trail this morning to test out my new GPS. The HAZ Powers That Be are helping me with figuring out how to upload tracks, etc.

I started hiking at 5 a.m.

The Robinson Hollow Trail was built in 2000 to form a loop with the Flat Top Trail. Access is from the 12th Street Flat Top trailhead.

I worked with a group a full day in June 2000 as a trail volunteer to help build a few hundred feet of it. It took me half a bottle of ibuprofen to get through that day, and since then I have never once touched a Pulaski or a McLeod! However I have never forgotten which section I helped with! No more trail work for me, thank you. I couldn't stand up straight for a week.

The trail itself goes about 2.5 miles before it reaches a t-intersection. Go left, you'll hit the Flat Top Trail and can loop back to the car. Go right and you'll get to Murray Basin.

It was designed and laid out by a mountain biker (a USFS employee) for serious mountain bikers.

It is generally very dry and brown, until August. It's really pretty for about one month of the year. The rest of the time, it's handy for exercise, if you happen to live 5 minutes from it, which I do.

On older topo maps it is called Robertson Hollow, but the newer one (My Topo) shows it as Robinson Hollow. Who knows...?
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There is a point of no return unremarked at the time in most lives. Graham Greene The Comedians
A clean house is a sign of a misspent life.
Apr 13 2013
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 Guides 27
 Routes 462
 Photos 5,509
 Triplogs 823

69 female
 Joined Jan 21 2006
 Needles CA
Flat TopAlpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 13 2013
azbackpackrTriplogs 823
Hiking4.00 Miles 847 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles
847 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
My usual neighborhood hike.
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There is a point of no return unremarked at the time in most lives. Graham Greene The Comedians
A clean house is a sign of a misspent life.
Dec 10 2012
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 Guides 27
 Routes 462
 Photos 5,509
 Triplogs 823

69 female
 Joined Jan 21 2006
 Needles CA
Flat TopAlpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 10 2012
azbackpackrTriplogs 823
Hiking4.00 Miles 847 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles
847 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
It was 2 degrees in my front yard when I left to go on this hike. That's not a typo. TWO DEGREES. I was supposed to meet my friend at the TH at 7:30 a.m. but he wussed-out! I was fine, but my face felt like it was getting frost-nipped at first. Then the sun started coming up and the temperature rose quite a bit.

It's very, very dry and we didn't really get any precip from the "storm." I saw a dusting of snow up on the hillsides, and on the north side of Escudilla yesterday, but nothing to write home about.
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There is a point of no return unremarked at the time in most lives. Graham Greene The Comedians
A clean house is a sign of a misspent life.
Dec 07 2012
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 Guides 27
 Routes 462
 Photos 5,509
 Triplogs 823

69 female
 Joined Jan 21 2006
 Needles CA
Flat TopAlpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 07 2012
azbackpackrTriplogs 823
Hiking4.00 Miles 847 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles
847 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Finally got myself out for a hike! I have been working so much, haven't had time. However, I now have only 2 jobs instead of 3, so I will have some time to hike and bike. The weather is cool but nice, in the 50's.
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There is a point of no return unremarked at the time in most lives. Graham Greene The Comedians
A clean house is a sign of a misspent life.
Aug 04 2012
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 Guides 27
 Routes 462
 Photos 5,509
 Triplogs 823

69 female
 Joined Jan 21 2006
 Needles CA
Flat TopAlpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 04 2012
azbackpackrTriplogs 823
Hiking4.00 Miles 847 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles   1 Hour   30 Mns   2.67 mph
847 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
My usual close-to-home hike. Lots greener than usual, of course.
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There is a point of no return unremarked at the time in most lives. Graham Greene The Comedians
A clean house is a sign of a misspent life.
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Jun 17 2012
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 Guides 27
 Routes 462
 Photos 5,509
 Triplogs 823

69 female
 Joined Jan 21 2006
 Needles CA
Flat TopAlpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 17 2012
azbackpackrTriplogs 823
Hiking7.00 Miles 1,000 AEG
Hiking7.00 Miles
1,000 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Starting at the 12th St. trailhead, I hiked up the trail, then across the flat top, to the "peak" and signed both hiker registers. Then back down and around the Robinson Hollow Trail. Very dry in this area, as usual.

I'll post photos later on.
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There is a point of no return unremarked at the time in most lives. Graham Greene The Comedians
A clean house is a sign of a misspent life.
Nov 10 2011
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 Guides 27
 Routes 462
 Photos 5,509
 Triplogs 823

69 female
 Joined Jan 21 2006
 Needles CA
Flat TopAlpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 10 2011
azbackpackrTriplogs 823
Hiking5.00 Miles 847 AEG
Hiking5.00 Miles   2 Hrs   11 Mns   2.52 mph
847 ft AEG      12 Mns Break
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
My first hike up this hill in quite awhile. My triplogs say that the last time was in Dec. last year. I'm pretty sure I've hiked it since then, but forgot to post it.

It was surprisingly warm although I still wore a fleece shirt and long pants. Not windy, just sunny and balmy.
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There is a point of no return unremarked at the time in most lives. Graham Greene The Comedians
A clean house is a sign of a misspent life.
Dec 29 2010
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 Guides 27
 Routes 462
 Photos 5,509
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69 female
 Joined Jan 21 2006
 Needles CA
Flat TopAlpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 29 2010
azbackpackrTriplogs 823
Hiking3.98 Miles 847 AEG
Hiking3.98 Miles   1 Hour   14 Mns   3.23 mph
847 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Very chilly and blustery today.
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There is a point of no return unremarked at the time in most lives. Graham Greene The Comedians
A clean house is a sign of a misspent life.
Dec 25 2010
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 Guides 27
 Routes 462
 Photos 5,509
 Triplogs 823

69 female
 Joined Jan 21 2006
 Needles CA
Flat TopAlpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 25 2010
azbackpackrTriplogs 823
Hiking3.98 Miles 847 AEG
Hiking3.98 Miles   1 Hour   11 Mns   3.36 mph
847 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Beat my best time again.
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There is a point of no return unremarked at the time in most lives. Graham Greene The Comedians
A clean house is a sign of a misspent life.
Dec 22 2010
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 Guides 27
 Routes 462
 Photos 5,509
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69 female
 Joined Jan 21 2006
 Needles CA
Flat TopAlpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 22 2010
azbackpackrTriplogs 823
Hiking3.98 Miles 847 AEG
Hiking3.98 Miles   1 Hour   14 Mns   3.23 mph
847 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
I'm home for the holidays, thought I would hike up Flat Top, as usual. The locals have put this big Christmas star up there, it lights up at night.
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There is a point of no return unremarked at the time in most lives. Graham Greene The Comedians
A clean house is a sign of a misspent life.
Oct 18 2010
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 Guides 27
 Routes 462
 Photos 5,509
 Triplogs 823

69 female
 Joined Jan 21 2006
 Needles CA
Flat TopAlpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 18 2010
azbackpackrTriplogs 823
Hiking4.00 Miles 847 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles
847 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Carried 31 pounds. Did not watch time as I was with my friend, Faye.
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There is a point of no return unremarked at the time in most lives. Graham Greene The Comedians
A clean house is a sign of a misspent life.
Oct 14 2010
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 Guides 27
 Routes 462
 Photos 5,509
 Triplogs 823

69 female
 Joined Jan 21 2006
 Needles CA
Flat TopAlpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 14 2010
azbackpackrTriplogs 823
Hiking4.00 Miles 847 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles   1 Hour   20 Mns   3.00 mph
847 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
With 23 pound pack.
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There is a point of no return unremarked at the time in most lives. Graham Greene The Comedians
A clean house is a sign of a misspent life.
Oct 12 2010
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 Guides 27
 Routes 462
 Photos 5,509
 Triplogs 823

69 female
 Joined Jan 21 2006
 Needles CA
Flat TopAlpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 12 2010
azbackpackrTriplogs 823
Hiking4.00 Miles 847 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles   1 Hour   30 Mns   2.67 mph
847 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Just a quick hike, carrying my overnight backpack with 24 pounds in it. Very nice day, great view of Round Valley (Eagar and Springerville) as usual. Makes me glad I live here. It is truly a special place, a tiny town in the middle of nowhere!
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There is a point of no return unremarked at the time in most lives. Graham Greene The Comedians
A clean house is a sign of a misspent life.
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Aug 27 2010
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 Guides 27
 Routes 462
 Photos 5,509
 Triplogs 823

69 female
 Joined Jan 21 2006
 Needles CA
Flat TopAlpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 27 2010
azbackpackrTriplogs 823
Hiking4.00 Miles 847 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles
847 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Back up this hill again!
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There is a point of no return unremarked at the time in most lives. Graham Greene The Comedians
A clean house is a sign of a misspent life.
Aug 26 2010
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 Guides 27
 Routes 462
 Photos 5,509
 Triplogs 823

69 female
 Joined Jan 21 2006
 Needles CA
Flat TopAlpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 26 2010
azbackpackrTriplogs 823
Hiking4.00 Miles 847 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles
847 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Hadn't hiked this since everything has turned so incredibly green. View from rim very colorful today.
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There is a point of no return unremarked at the time in most lives. Graham Greene The Comedians
A clean house is a sign of a misspent life.
May 22 2010
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 Guides 27
 Routes 462
 Photos 5,509
 Triplogs 823

69 female
 Joined Jan 21 2006
 Needles CA
Flat TopAlpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Hiking avatar May 22 2010
azbackpackrTriplogs 823
Hiking4.00 Miles 847 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles   1 Hour      4.00 mph
847 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
A quick up and back, as fast as I could go, in the late afternoon. Beautiful day, although windy!
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There is a point of no return unremarked at the time in most lives. Graham Greene The Comedians
A clean house is a sign of a misspent life.
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average hiking speed 2.71 mph
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