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Oct 28 2017
chumley
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 Guides 75
 Routes 667
 Photos 13,303
 Triplogs 1,428

46 male
 Joined Sep 18 2002
 Tempe, AZ
Mormon ridge hidden lasso, AZ 
Mormon ridge hidden lasso, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Oct 28 2017
chumley
Hiking6.45 Miles 1,581 AEG
Hiking6.45 Miles   3 Hrs   3 Mns   2.39 mph
1,581 ft AEG      21 Mns Break
 no routes
1st trip
Larry said he wanted to go hiking :o so we arranged for a full rescue team in case he couldn't make it. Talked about a helicopter rescue a couple of times but managed to avoid it. Bombed through in record time. PCT guy needs a new alarm clock. Ran into a lizzard. But no gecko. Or tortoise. :(

I hiked some trails I've never been on. No idea if I linked the right ones.
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Oct 28 2017
Tough_Boots
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 Routes 67
 Photos 2,708
 Triplogs 755

40 male
 Joined Mar 28 2008
 Phoenix, AZ
Mormon ridge hidden lasso, AZ 
Mormon ridge hidden lasso, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Oct 28 2017
Tough_Boots
Hiking6.45 Miles 1,581 AEG
Hiking6.45 Miles   3 Hrs   3 Mns   2.39 mph
1,581 ft AEG      21 Mns Break
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
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Oct 26 2013
WildwoodBob
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 Routes 3
 Photos 14
 Triplogs 8

63 male
 Joined Apr 04 2013
 Chandler, AZ
Marco/Desert Loop, AZ 
Marco/Desert Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Oct 26 2013
WildwoodBob
Hiking2.63 Miles 421 AEG
Hiking2.63 Miles   1 Hour   20 Mns   2.25 mph
421 ft AEG      10 Mns Break
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Partners none no partners
Started at Pima Canyon, went out the Marcos De Niza, crossed over Beverly Canyon to the return on Desert Classic.
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Mar 20 2012
currovivorideo
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 Photos 29
 Triplogs 13

male
 Joined Mar 05 2012
 Logan, Utah
South Mtn Park / Pima CynPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Mar 20 2012
currovivorideo
Run/Jog18.30 Miles 1,500 AEG
Run/Jog18.30 Miles   3 Hrs   41 Mns   4.97 mph
1,500 ft AEG2 LBS Pack
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
I was surprised to see all the snow on the Supes flying into Phoenix last night. Much different than a weeks ago! Pretty cool for end of March! Since we got to the hotel about 8pm and had to leave early morning, I was excited to get in a night trail run. The closest hike I could find was the South Mountain Park. At three miles from the hotel it was very doable. I grabbed my headlamp and cellphone and headed out the door. I had the Pima Canyon Trailhead on my cell phone nav and got there with no problems. Someday I have to see if I can figure out how to load courses on my Garmin running watch. I stopped at a gas station just before heading into the park and grabbed some water.

There was only one car in the lot at the trailhead and I couldn't believe how many stars I could see. I looked at the map for a few minutes trying to figure out how in the world to run a trail in this area without getting lost. Just about any direction that I turned I could see a trail leading off in a different direction with my headlamp. I didn't want to run around in circles for three hours. I was hoping to catch a trail on the ridgeline and head west towards some of the higher hills. As I am looking at the trail map today, I think I got pretty lucky with the trails that I ended up on last night. It even feels familiar, like I know the area pretty good looking at the map! I would have liked to reach more of the eastern parts of the area though.

I started out towards the hills I could see facing the city. I swear the markers were alternately marked East Loop and West Loop. It was nuts and in the dark I was beginning to question finding a good trail that I could return on. But pretty soon I came across a wider trail with power lines on it and figured it had to lead somewhere. The markers said Beverly Canyon. Pretty soon I saw a trail heading right that was marked ridgeline and took that since I was hoping to cut along the ridgeline east. This trail was fun and had some great views of the night city as I went along. I came to a T in the trail and took a right on Javelina but after a quarter mile or so I could tell it was looping back west so I doubled back and followed it the other direction. I finally came to National and stayed on this one until climbing up for a good view of the city just past the Geronimo trail turnoff. By now it was approaching 11pm so I figured I needed to be heading back since I counted on getting lost once or twice. But going back was pretty simple and I found that I could see the reflections of the next trail marker out ahead with the headlamp and get an idea each time of where the trail was heading before running it. I didn't miss the other turns again until just about to the trailhead, where somehow I ended up on East Loop instead of West Loop in a basin and noticed that I was rounding the hill that I saw to the north of me when I reached the trailhead earlier. I cut across heading west along a trail until I reached a development and could see that resort/casino. From there it was easy to get back to the hotel. Very nice night trail run and I actually had a sweater with a hood on the whole time. I thought it would be a bit warmer in March!
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May 09 2011
JoelHazelton
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 Guides 16
 Routes 10
 Photos 967
 Triplogs 406

33 male
 Joined Mar 22 2006
 Phoenix, AZ
South Mtn Park / Pima CynPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Climbing avatar May 09 2011
JoelHazelton
Climbing
Climbing
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
 Hookers Are Fun V2BoulderG
We both had a day off so Janelle showed me Pima Canyon bouldering at South Mountain. My first outdoor bouldering and I thought it was great! We played around on "Hookers are Fun" and then some other easier problems (not sure what they were called). It was hot and the bees were out in full force. Too bad it's about to get blisteringly hot, because it's great having something like that so closeby.
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"Arizona is the land of contrast... You can go from Minnesota to California in a matter of minutes, then have Mexican food that night." -Jack Dykinga

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Apr 10 2011
juliachaos
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 Routes 37
 Photos 2,160
 Triplogs 627

37 female
 Joined Mar 01 2010
 Phoenix, AZ
South Mtn Park / Pima CynPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Climbing avatar Apr 10 2011
juliachaos
Climbing
Climbing
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
 Razors Edge V0+BoulderG
 Hookers Are Fun V2BoulderG
 The Tongue V2BoulderG
Showed some South Mountain bouldering to some people who hadn't been before. Sent Razor's Edge after convincing myself that falling wouldn't kill me. Played some more on Hookers but again with the lats.. finished off with a little bit of The Tongue, same story there. Fun day, finished off at Boulders. :)
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Mar 06 2011
juliachaos
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 Routes 37
 Photos 2,160
 Triplogs 627

37 female
 Joined Mar 01 2010
 Phoenix, AZ
South Mtn Park / Pima CynPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Climbing avatar Mar 06 2011
juliachaos
Climbing3.50 Miles 500 AEG
Climbing3.50 Miles
500 ft AEG
 no routes
Partners partners
Hikergirl81
 Robbins Crack V0Boulder
I accompanied Janelle and Madison out to South Mountain for a little bouldering and exploring. We'd heard that there would be other boulderers there, so didn't worry about the crash pads we didn't have. We started off at the World Boulder with a group of people, but they soon packed up to leave. One really nice boulderer gifted his small crash pad to Madison, so the three of us continued playing on the rock.

After telling some other boulderers about the Seven Samurai area, we headed up there to check out some easy climbs we'd done a month ago. I was able to complete a route there from sit-start, without protection/spotter, wearing my approach shoes. ;) This lats/rib injury appears to be healing up quite nicely, and I barely felt a thing! :D

This was a much-needed trip for me, and I got some much-needed girl time with Janelle afterwards at Thai Elephant.. mmmm!
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Feb 21 2011
juliachaos
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 Routes 37
 Photos 2,160
 Triplogs 627

37 female
 Joined Mar 01 2010
 Phoenix, AZ
South Mtn Park / Pima CynPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Climbing avatar Feb 21 2011
juliachaos
Climbing3.50 Miles 500 AEG
Climbing3.50 Miles
500 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
 Sharks Tooth V0Boulder
Another day at South Mountain. Met up with Burhan and several others for a short while. Attempted a V0 at the Amphitheatre. Couldn't finish it without help thanks to a toenail that is in the process of falling off and a cracked rib.
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Feb 14 2011
juliachaos
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 Routes 37
 Photos 2,160
 Triplogs 627

37 female
 Joined Mar 01 2010
 Phoenix, AZ
South Mtn Park / Pima CynPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Climbing avatar Feb 14 2011
juliachaos
Climbing3.50 Miles 500 AEG
Climbing3.50 Miles
500 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
 The Tongue V2BoulderG
Worked on The Tongue a little more. Doing much better; with Burhan's tips and encouragement I hope to get this one soon.
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Feb 05 2011
juliachaos
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 Routes 37
 Photos 2,160
 Triplogs 627

37 female
 Joined Mar 01 2010
 Phoenix, AZ
South Mtn Park / Pima CynPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Climbing avatar Feb 05 2011
juliachaos
Climbing3.50 Miles 500 AEG
Climbing3.50 Miles
500 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
 The Tongue V2BoulderG
 Tsunami Arete V4BoulderPG
Swung by South Mountain to meet a couple people for bouldering. I've been a bit sick lately, so this was my first real outdoor venture in over a week.. feels like longer. Attempted some nice heel hooks on the V2/3 Tongue, then a couple moves on one to the left of that. Hung out, shared cupcakes, acted as a spot, then headed out early. Convalescing takes a lot outta ya.

Hiked out solo with a crash pad on, which led to many people asking questions. I think I talked to about 20 people on the hike in and out, explaining what a crash pad is and what it was for. Most thought I was carrying a bed around on my back. Not a bad idea! =P But met some really interesting people who shared stories with me, so that was neat!
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Jan 10 2011
juliachaos
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 Routes 37
 Photos 2,160
 Triplogs 627

37 female
 Joined Mar 01 2010
 Phoenix, AZ
South Mtn Park / Pima CynPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Climbing avatar Jan 10 2011
juliachaos
Climbing5.30 Miles 700 AEG
Climbing5.30 Miles
700 ft AEG
 no routes
Partners partners
Hikergirl81
 Robbins Crack V0Boulder
I felt the need to come back to the Pima Wash area, so called up Burhan and got a small group together. Started in the Seven Samurai area with some easy problems, then moved down to the Amphitheatre. Janelle and I decided to take it easy, and left the group to climb the rest of the way up the wash to the natural tunnel and Fat Man's Pass. Had a lot of fun playing around on the boulders and climbing/jumping off of the formations. We even found a spot that somewhat resembled our shelter on our doomed Four Peaks adventure! (Will post that pic in that triplog, but it is MUCH more sheltered than what we found!) Eventually, we made our ways back down the wash and went with the group into the Entrance Boulders area. Attempted a FUN V3 there, Hookers Are Fun, then checked out another V2/3 on the way out, The Tongue. These routes are very interesting because of the overhang. Love the overhung ones!

We finished up the day at Sakana, chowing on sushi with soy-wasabi sauce, quail eggs, and oranges. Kirin helped wash it all down. :D
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Mar 03 2010
michaelg
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 Photos 285
 Triplogs 37

51 male
 Joined Oct 05 2010
 Ahwatukee, AZ
South Mtn Park / Pima CynPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Climbing avatar Mar 03 2010
michaelg
Climbing
Climbing
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
When i moved here in March I started walking the trails of South mountains as soon as I got here. but I found many old gold mine trail that where not even listed on the map, in the Ahwatukee area off Chandler. So I started walking them, and a week later, the where dozing the trail with a little tractor, so i can say i am the few that walk these new old mining trails in the Ahwatukee area. Gila trail; Lost Mine Trail; Drop Trail; Valley Trail; Gila View West Trail which is in my back yard literally; Ruins Trail; and the Kebo trail. All of these trails can be reached at the end of Chandler in Ahwatukee. Not sure what the parking laws here, but people do park at the end of the road. A free bus shuttle takes you to the end, called the Alex bus if you want to walk the trail from the Gila back over to the Pima Trail head for parking. The Gila Trail is my favorite, especially the summit and later on a huge rock, that has lot od breeze always flowing over it on the way to telegraph pass trail. the national trail meets this trail at the civil service cook shelter near telegraph pass, which is a great night viewing area of Phoenix.
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Jan 29 2010
hoggtrk00
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 Triplogs 38

56 female
 Joined Nov 08 2008
 Queen Creek
South Mtn Park / Pima CynPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 29 2010
hoggtrk00
Hiking7.11 Miles
Hiking7.11 Miles   2 Hrs   35 Mns   2.75 mph
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Parked on 46th street walked up Beverly trail to Pima Canyon Road to Mormon Loop to National Trail to Pima Wash back to Beverly trail
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