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Dreamy Draw Nature Trail #220 - 12 members in 91 triplogs have rated this an average 1.9 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Jan 30 2021
mt98dew
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52 male
 Joined Oct 24 2010
 Phoenix,Az
Dreamy Draw Nature Trail #220Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 30 2021
mt98dew
Hiking3.92 Miles 135 AEG
Hiking3.92 Miles   1 Hour   4 Mns   3.68 mph
135 ft AEG
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Got to the Dreamy Draw TH around 7:30 to find most of the parking spots already taken. Chilly morning, encountered fog in the outlying areas on the drive in, but the park and its trails were clear. Wanted to do a hike involving the Dreamy. Started off by taking the Dreamy going SE from the sidewalk. Nice entry point into the park. A little more intimate than most of the other trails. Quickly lost the Dreamy and shifted briefly to the Christiansen before hopping on one of numerous user trails to compose a loop that went east then north before swinging back to the west. Pretty sure as I did the loop I hit different renditions of the Dreamy from over the years. Some of the posts on the loop had the new decals for the Dreamy and the Christiansen other posts had faded spray painted signage of former Dreamy 220 trails along with other posts with indecipherable names. For the most part, the trails I took were the less taken so I didn’t encounter that many people. No wildlife.
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Apr 18 2020
BiFrost
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51 male
 Joined Nov 20 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Preserve Trail Run, AZ 
Phoenix Preserve Trail Run, AZ
 
Run/Jog avatar Apr 18 2020
BiFrost
Run/Jog7.79 Miles 669 AEG
Run/Jog7.79 Miles   1 Hour   40 Mns   4.67 mph
669 ft AEG
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Slow run today. I felt fine but just didn't feel like pushing the pace.
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Feb 29 2020
mt98dew
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52 male
 Joined Oct 24 2010
 Phoenix,Az
Dreamy Draw Nature Trail #220Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 29 2020
mt98dew
Hiking4.11 Miles 135 AEG
Hiking4.11 Miles   1 Hour      4.11 mph
135 ft AEG
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Early morning jog in the Dreamy Draw. Last few times out I kind have used the Nature Trail as an excuse to hit it and some nearby user trails that are cool to revisit. Started off a little before 6am. Still dark out when I started, so I was taking it slow at the get go. I know the area, but it is kind of funny how things look different in the dark. I did the route that I invisioned...went CCW up to the saddle and then headed over to the isolated "hills" north of Piestewa Peak. Went through one of the lower saddles of those hills and then looped pack toward the Dreamy Draw parking area. This loop brought me along the northern edge of the park....an unnamed trail that has quite a bit of "character" as it works its way over low lying foothills. One of the more interesting sections (even with the homes to the north) in my opinion. This brought me to the to the Nature Trail and then back to the TH. I was only on the Nature Trail for about .3 miles, but I'm still logging here. Had the park to myself, except for 1 trail runner at the end. No wildlife
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Feb 17 2020
kingsnake
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59 male
 Joined Dec 20 2010
 Sunnyslope, PHX
Dreamy Draw Nature Trail #220Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 17 2020
kingsnake
Hiking2.55 Miles 339 AEG
Hiking2.55 Miles      52 Mns   2.94 mph
339 ft AEG
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Arrived about 1:00 p.m. to do lunch time hike, forgetting that it is Presidents' Day. There were cars illegally parked all along the spillway. Oh boy. Probably no spaces, but I didn't want to get a ticket. So I followed two other cars into the lot. First car turned right into a space. I was looking at him, so missed the space to my left. Couldn't back up as there were pedestrians behind me. Not sure where second vehicle went. Looped back around and ... THE SPACE WAS STILL OPEN!!! :y:

Then I went walking.
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Some good patches of Mexican Gold Poppy along the Trail #220 route.
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Jan 17 2020
BiFrost
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51 male
 Joined Nov 20 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
LV Yates-Irregular Link Loop, AZ 
LV Yates-Irregular Link Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 17 2020
BiFrost
Hiking5.68 Miles 826 AEG
Hiking5.68 Miles   1 Hour   58 Mns   2.89 mph
826 ft AEG
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1st trip
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Preserve loop.
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Jan 04 2020
BiFrost
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51 male
 Joined Nov 20 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Preserve Trail Run, AZ 
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Run/Jog avatar Jan 04 2020
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Run/Jog11.72 Miles 725 AEG
Run/Jog11.72 Miles   2 Hrs   31 Mns   4.66 mph
725 ft AEG
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Trail run the long loop.
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Jan 03 2020
BiFrost
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51 male
 Joined Nov 20 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Irregular Link - Voaz Loop, AZ 
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Hiking avatar Jan 03 2020
BiFrost
Hiking4.47 Miles 1,008 AEG
Hiking4.47 Miles   2 Hrs   9 Mns   2.08 mph
1,008 ft AEG
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Day off work so hiked short loop in the preserve on some of my favorite trails.
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Dec 30 2019
BiFrost
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 Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Preserve Trail Run, AZ 
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Run/Jog avatar Dec 30 2019
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Run/Jog11.41 Miles 856 AEG
Run/Jog11.41 Miles   2 Hrs   12 Mns   5.19 mph
856 ft AEG
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Long loop in the Preserve. Nice winter temps for trail running :)
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Dec 14 2019
BiFrost
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51 male
 Joined Nov 20 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Preserve Trail Run, AZ 
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Run/Jog avatar Dec 14 2019
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Run/Jog21.61 Miles 1,856 AEG
Run/Jog21.61 Miles   5 Hrs   1 Min   4.31 mph
1,856 ft AEG
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Long run in the preserve. Started with my normal 6 mile loop but then ran through Dreamy Draw, past the 51, past Cave Creek Road and over to the 7th St trailhead. Filled up on water and then ran back the same way to Dreamy Draw finishing up the mostly out and back run. Great temps for the run!
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Oct 05 2019
BiFrost
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 Joined Nov 20 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Preserve Trail Run, AZ 
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Run/Jog avatar Oct 05 2019
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Run/Jog9.22 Miles 908 AEG
Run/Jog9.22 Miles   1 Hour   59 Mns   4.65 mph
908 ft AEG
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Saturday morning trail run.
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Jun 02 2019
BiFrost
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51 male
 Joined Nov 20 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
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Run/Jog avatar Jun 02 2019
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Run/Jog7.30 Miles 362 AEG
Run/Jog7.30 Miles   1 Hour   41 Mns   4.34 mph
362 ft AEG
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Sunady morning trail run.
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Feb 18 2019
emilystardust
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39 female
 Joined Jun 23 2015
 Phoenix, AZ
Piestewa Peak Summit Trail #300Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 18 2019
emilystardust
Hiking6.50 Miles 1,180 AEG
Hiking6.50 Miles
1,180 ft AEG
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Feb 09 2019
Eartheist
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50 male
 Joined Jul 16 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
Dreamy Draw Nature Trail #220Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 09 2019
Eartheist
Hiking3.23 Miles 447 AEG
Hiking3.23 Miles      44 Mns   4.40 mph
447 ft AEG
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate
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Dec 24 2018
BiFrost
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 Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix Preserve Dog Walk, AZ 
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Hiking avatar Dec 24 2018
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Hiking2.10 Miles 257 AEG
Hiking2.10 Miles   1 Hour   17 Mns   1.64 mph
257 ft AEG
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Took Frank and one foster dog out for stroll in the preserve.
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Dec 15 2018
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 Joined Nov 20 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
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Run/Jog avatar Dec 15 2018
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Run/Jog14.70 Miles 1,239 AEG
Run/Jog14.70 Miles   3 Hrs   4 Mns   4.79 mph
1,239 ft AEG
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Did one of the normal loops but instead of heading back to the trailhead continued on Trail 100 westbound. Passed under the 51 then Cave Creek to 7th St and finished up at 7th Ave where Kathy picked me up.
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Dec 07 2018
BiFrost
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 Joined Nov 20 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
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Run/Jog avatar Dec 07 2018
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Run/Jog13.60 Miles 872 AEG
Run/Jog13.60 Miles   2 Hrs   58 Mns   4.58 mph
872 ft AEG
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Had the day off and decided to go for trail run. Felt pretty sluggish but got through it.
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Aug 24 2018
mt98dew
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52 male
 Joined Oct 24 2010
 Phoenix,Az
Dreamy Draw Nature Trail #220Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Aug 24 2018
mt98dew
Run/Jog5.11 Miles 135 AEG
Run/Jog5.11 Miles   1 Hour   3 Mns   4.87 mph
135 ft AEG
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After work jog. I wanted to get a loop incorporating the Dreamy Draw Nature Trail and getting at least 5 miles. Nail it. :) Because the Nature Trail is so vague, I felt like an artist with a blank canvas - I could do pretty much anything in that area and I was bound to come across the Nature Trail at some time. This was kind of nice because it gave me a chance to revisit some trails that I haven't done in years. Started off from the Dreamy Draw TH around 5pm. I tried to use trails that kept me as far north while still remaining in the park as an made my way toward the 32nd st. TH. This kept me jogging along the fence of people's backyard. I didn't make it to the 32nd st. TH. Instead, I looped the small range of mountains that sits in the northern part of the park. I used a trail that hugged the base of the mountains as I circles its eastern and southern parts. This got me a little elevation on the southern side - maybe a third of the way to the top. Continued making my way west using various user trails. Used a trail that brought me to a saddle that is higher and further to the west than the one that most hikers use when hiking this area. After descending from the saddle, I zigged to the north connecting to a trail that was signed as the Dreamy Draw Nature Trail. This is the only part that I did, that I know for sure was part of the Nature Trail. Cig used this part of the Nature Trail to get me back to the TH. Pretty much everything else I jogged was user or Christiansen Trail. Saw 2 bikers and 1 hiker while I was out. Saw a couple of rabbits and that was it.
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Jan 13 2018
mserpico17
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43 female
 Joined Feb 24 2014
 Phoenix, AZ
Dreamy Draw Nature Trail #220Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 13 2018
mserpico17
Hiking2.00 Miles 135 AEG
Hiking2.00 Miles
135 ft AEG   1 Hour   30 Mns Break5 LBS Pack
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First hike in over a year, was slow going. I think we caught a 1/2 mile on another trail for a total of 2 miles, but I couldn't find it on the site.
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Aug 31 2017
SpiderLegs
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 Joined Jul 12 2012
 Tucson, AZ
Perl Charles Trail #1APhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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SpiderLegs
Run/Jog6.70 Miles 780 AEG
Run/Jog6.70 Miles   1 Hour   10 Mns   5.74 mph
780 ft AEG
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Early morning training run from the Myrtle trailhead. Went north on 1A and then did a little exploring on Trail #100 and Trail #220 to make a short loop and back to 1A.

Hot and humid again, hoping the weather forecast is wrong for the next two weeks. I would kill for 70 degree temps right now.
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Feb 22 2017
knmurphy
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 Joined Aug 03 2008
 Chandler, AZ
Charles M. Christiansen Trail #100Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 22 2017
knmurphy
Hiking5.20 Miles 383 AEG
Hiking5.20 Miles   1 Hour   46 Mns   2.94 mph
383 ft AEG
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