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Jul 29 2018

 Routes 10
 Photos 466
 Triplogs 679

 Joined Mar 10 2008
 Phoenix, AZ
Surprise Springs #350Prescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
 Mtn Biking avatar Jul 29 2018
ThoreauTriplogs 679
 Mtn Biking2.68 Miles 210 AEG
 Mtn Biking2.68 Miles      19 Mns   8.46 mph
210 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
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Sep 27 2014

 Routes 1
 Photos 351
 Triplogs 29

41 male
 Joined Nov 23 2007
 Tempe, AZ
Little Granite Mountain LoopPrescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 27 2014
bballardTriplogs 29
Hiking6.70 Miles 1,370 AEG
Hiking6.70 Miles   4 Hrs      1.68 mph
1,370 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
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Heeding no weather warnings, we headed out (figured it wouldn't come in as bad as predicted). Well we were socked a good one! After waiting out the first squall a mile in, the sky started to break, sunshine appeared briefly, and we continued on. But shortly after lunch and "nearby the halfway point of the loop" (according to me) we kept going into impending threatening clouds and torrential rain. Marble sized hail assaulted us. Fierce winds. We carried on, drenched to the bone.

All in all it was an incredibly adventurous way to try this trail for the first time. The scenery is surreal, like a lot of the surrounding Granite Mt. area. Half burned trees added to the effect. It was incredible seeing the passing clouds gathering and swirling about the mountains, tempting us with brief vistas. Flash flooding in drainage areas added another level of danger and it was easy to mistake the trail in spots for adjacent streams.

We were very cold by the end of the experience however and had to keep moving. Not the smartest move on our part, and I can see why hypothermia could be dangerous even with warmer temperatures. But what an incredible memory!
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Oct 13 2009

 Routes 35
 Photos 136
 Triplogs 70

59 male
 Joined Aug 28 2008
 Prescott, AZ
Surprise Springs #350Prescott, AZ
Prescott, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 13 2009
TwoWeimsTriplogs 70
Hiking2.60 Miles 229 AEG
Hiking2.60 Miles   1 Hour   4 Mns   2.44 mph
229 ft AEG
1st trip
Linked   none no linked trail guides
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Took the weims out for an afternoon hike...
average hiking speed 2.06 mph

WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.


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