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Cholla Loop Trail - Thunderbird - 38 members in 429 triplogs have rated this an average 2.6 ( 1 to 5 best )
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May 25 2022
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41 female
 Joined Oct 21 2016
 Tempe, AZ
Cholla Loop Trail - ThunderbirdPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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Hiking5.13 Miles 1,020 AEG
Hiking5.13 Miles   1 Hour   52 Mns   2.96 mph
1,020 ft AEG      8 Mns Break
 
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My “hike club” at work started with 6 and so far has just been 2 (likely due to summer temps). We decided to try Thunderbird since it’s close to the office. I’m lucky to have an after work partner who also seems to be more heat tolerant but this is a hot hike with minimal shade just for a short stretch along 59th Ave. We started around 5:30 pm because I had to be home early but this is a hike best done closer to sunset (in warmer months). It’s a decent workout though. The 1st summit was a pretty easy up. Heading up the 2nd summit (Arrowhead Point) there is a stretch with a good slope & no switchbacks to break it up so that got us breathing heavy. Probably saw a handful of people in the distance but didn’t see anyone on the same trails. I was here in February a number of years back & remember it being crazy busy though so who knows.
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 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Cholla Loop Trail - ThunderbirdPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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LindaAnnTriplogs 1,574
Hiking5.30 Miles 1,029 AEG
Hiking5.30 Miles   2 Hrs   35 Mns   2.29 mph
1,029 ft AEG      16 Mns Break
 
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Needed something short in this area and Thunderbird fit the bill. Met a friend and got started just before 1030. Did Cholla Loop clockwise, then crossed the street and did Arrowhead Point from NE to SW, finishing up just before 1300. Not a whole lot of people out due to the warm temps. It was hot, but a fairly decent breeze most of the time.
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Jan 16 2022
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66 female
 Joined Feb 26 2004
 Phoenix, AZ
Thunderbird Parks East and West, AZ 
Thunderbird Parks East and West, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 16 2022
tibberTriplogs 1,276
Hiking8.54 Miles 1,374 AEG
Hiking8.54 Miles   3 Hrs   3 Mns   2.86 mph
1,374 ft AEG      4 Mns Break
 
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I don't know how I got this report so long, sorry. Continuing to finish off some Areas on the HAZ list... I realized on the drive today that I have SEVEN Preserves or Parks within 20 minutes of my house, almost 9 if you go up to thirty minutes. That's pretty awesome for living in a big city.

The temps would be pleasant this afternoon for my route that would hook up the 4 trails that were on the "to-do" list to complete the Thunderbird Conservation Park area. One of the trails was the splinter trail at the top of Thunderbird Conservation Peak, two would be near Sunrise Peak on the west side and the last one would be at the base of the Arrowhead Point hike.


I decided to park at the W. Pinnacle Peak Rd and 55th Ave and started the hike on the Cholla Loop Trail counterclockwise. All of these trails are a bit rocky and in addition, they have laid a lot of rocks to control the erosion; rolly poly rocks. I much prefer the rocks on the other preserves I hike. The grade, however, is pleasant as you slowly make your way toward the top. I would encounter a few more hikers than I thought I would for Sunday afternoon. Not too far from the top is the splinter trail. I really didn't even know it was there except for the HAZ areas trail list.

The H-3a Trail diverts you east on a ridgeline until you can't go any further. The views were clear, I could see all the way to the Mazzies and Superstitions as well so I got the camera out to do some zooming. I then headed west to Thunderbird Conservation Park Peak, still a nice but rocky grade. Views seemed clear to the west and now it was time to hike this very long ridgeline trail that comes in and out of view, thus it's much longer than it appears. I continued to encounter hikers of all varieties. (I think coming up from the west is harder.) They have laid a bunch of new rock on the part of the trail that goes down the west side and on several more parts of the Cholla Loop Trail.

At the middle parking section between the east and west side of Thunderbird Park, I should have swung to the south and west but I headed just west below the amphitheatre and picked up the Sunrise Trail H-4a from there. Lots of people of all shapes and sizes and ages along with two novice bike riders were on this short stretch. At the saddle I opted to take the trail north around the water tank and then west to hook up with the Coachwhip Trail.

The Coachwhip semi-circles Sunrise Peak. I used it as a connector trail and hiked it south and then east. It's very nice, wide and smooth going in this area so I could pick up my speed a little. As you head east, in about a third of a mile you reach the junction with the Ridgeline Trail H-4b that takes you up to a "ridgeline". It too, has some fresh rock on it to negotiate. It does afford some nice views though. You hike the ridgeline east until you meet up with the junction of the Sunrise Trail. I hadn't planned on doing the Peak but since I was so close, and this time I had time, I headed on up.

This part of the Sunrise Trail to the peak is pretty busy too with hikers of all sizes, shapes and ages. The peak also has nice views and it was a good day for it. I didn't stay long but to take a couple pictures. From here it was back down and to the east side of the Park. This time I stayed above the amphitheatre and hooked back up with the junction of Coachwhip Loop (which starts at the far west parking lot and stays on the southside and crosses over). Essentially you just walk down the old road to the gate and then try to figure out where the Coachwhip Trail is again. You kind of stay to the south of the picnic area and then you'll see the rock-lined trail.

I continued east on the Coachwhip Trail next to and above Pinnacle Peak Road which is so NOISY. After crossing Pinnacle Peak Road I contined on the Coachwhip Trail until the junction with the Flatlander Trail (H-1a), gotta love that name. It takes you about 1/2 mile to the edge of the 500 Club with nice scenery looking up the side of this mountain covered with basalt.

As I made the turn I spotted some hot air balloons so I had to grab a few pictures. As I got further to the east I could see some burned trees so there must have been a fire through here at one time (July 2020). It was stark contrast with the greenery of the 500 Club. As I headed back west, I could see the hot air balloons again above the Arizona Temple; a pretty sight.

If you like to see people for most of your hike, Thunderbird Conservation Par is the area for that. I do hope these people get a chance to hike some of the nicer tread trails of the valley. I saw so many little ones and dogs too. I enjoyed my Huck Lager before heading home.

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WATCH: 8.07 miles (high point 1880, low 1368) avg bpm 136, max 162 (19% Zone 4, 35% Zone 3, 44% Zone 2) burning 1299 calories. Starting temp 71.5 and 13% humid (altho it seemed more humid than that) finishing at 4:53PM.
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Dec 26 2021
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62 male
 Joined Oct 17 2008
 Phoenix, AZ
Thunderbird Conservation ParkPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 26 2021
rcorfmanTriplogs 1,438
Hiking9.17 Miles 1,699 AEG
Hiking9.17 Miles   3 Hrs   32 Mns   2.79 mph
1,699 ft AEG      15 Mns Break
 
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It's been awhile since I've hiked in Thunderbird Park but there was five geocaches in it I had yet to find so I found myself parked off of Pinnacle Peak road at the park.

I started off heading across the flats to the Flatlander trail heading east skirting the hills. As I neared the golf course, I veered north up the edge of the hill to find the first geocache. From there, I headed SW down to the flats then across and up a saddle to the second geocache. That was all off trail, a nice walk through creosote along the flat then an easy climb up to the saddle.

The third geocache was along the Arrowhead Point trail, so from the saddle, I went NW up the hill to the trail. I ended up finding an old abandoned trail on the ascent. That made the climb much simpler as I didn't have to worry near as much about the cholla. I'd follow the trail, lose it, then end up back on it again a bit later. It wasn't a simple social trail, real work had been put into clearing the rocks and such. I wonder how long ago it was made, then abandoned?

Once on the Arrowhead Point trail, my offtrail travel for the day ended and so did any solitude I was having in the park. I found the geocache along the Arrowhead Point trail, then descended down to the Coach Whip trail where I took the bridge across the road and into the main park proper where I found the fourth geocache. I used the facilities, then continued west along the Coach Whip trail to the west end of the park where I found the fifth geocache on the Sunrise trail. I took the Sunrise trail up to the top where I was mixed in with lots of women wearing yoga pants, then back down to the main park area where I got on the Cholla Loop, back to the Coach Whip trail, over the bridge, and back to my truck.
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Dec 19 2021
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 Joined Oct 04 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Cholla Loop Trail - ThunderbirdPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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WaitingForRainTriplogs 661
Hiking3.80 Miles 550 AEG
Hiking3.80 Miles   1 Hour   36 Mns   2.38 mph
550 ft AEG
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Jul 29 2021
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 Joined Nov 29 2009
 Phoenix Az
Cholla Loop Trail - ThunderbirdPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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ApartmentguyTriplogs 62
Hiking3.42 Miles 595 AEG
Hiking3.42 Miles   1 Hour   15 Mns   2.74 mph
595 ft AEG
 
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Started at 6PM. I was worried about rain as I could see it from a distance but thankfully it never did. However it was a very comfortable hike thanks to clouds and a little breeze. Starting to get my legs back. Only one short 30 second break. Trail has lots of loose rocks. Not too crowded for a change.
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Mar 18 2021
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 Joined Feb 26 2004
 Phoenix, AZ
Cholla Loop Trail - ThunderbirdPhoenix, AZ
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tibberTriplogs 1,276
Hiking3.61 Miles 621 AEG
Hiking3.61 Miles   1 Hour   32 Mns   2.49 mph
621 ft AEG      5 Mns Break
 
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My niece and her friend Jamee wanted to do the Thursday hike, they picked the trail. I was glad it wasn't the Arrowhead Trail as I really didn't want to do that again so soon.

It was funny to hear them lament about the hiking conditions like the rocky trail, the uphills, the heat... sounded like me except I found most of it just fine today, ha! Anyway, I enjoyed the company and hopefully they will want to do this more often. I was glad I had done a longer hike the day before so this 3 1/2 miler seemed sufficient. They are right though, this is a pretty rocky trail and those hills getting up the ridgeline are good for your heart as they say.

We had a beer at Tonto 3 before having lunch at the Black and White Cafe down the road.
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Jan 23 2021
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 Joined Feb 26 2004
 Phoenix, AZ
Thunderbird Conservation ParkPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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tibberTriplogs 1,276
Hiking4.21 Miles 658 AEG
Hiking4.21 Miles   1 Hour   41 Mns   2.94 mph
658 ft AEG      15 Mns Break
 
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Report written 1-27-2021 After double and triple checking the radar report for the weather I decided to do this afternoon hike today figuring that I probably wouldn't get in a hike tomorrow. I decided to do a loop that would include Thunderbird Park and Arrowhead Point so I started in a counter clockwise direction.

It was fairly busy all the way to the top with lots of various ages of hikers. It was a lovely day as I looked at the very long ridge line that takes you to the back of the mountain. As I made my way around the West side of the mountain I figured out how I could incorporate the loops to get the most mileage.

I walked across the bridge over the road and headed to the West to come up to Arrowhead Point from that side. I was looking down and noticed that the trail went to the left and as I went to turn to go that direction my body got all mixed up and over I went. I called out in pain for a minute. I knew I was in a lot of trouble; especially when I realized I had probably broken my wrist :o .

I gathered the few things that had come out of my waist pack and held my wrist up close to me and started down the trail. I encountered several trail angels along the way to assist me with various tasks including assisting me with my phone to contact Mia, opening my trunk and detaching my keys from my pack. I'm sure I looked affright, yet no one hesitated to help.

Mia and I discussed Urgent Care vs hospital; I said hospital 🏥 as I was pretty positive my wrist was broken. Luckily I got right in and before I knew it I was in a gown, had blood drawn, wrist and chest x-rays, covid test and had my wrist shot up with a nerve blocker.

They moved me to the ortho wing with a private room where they checked in almost every hour so I got no sleep before my 930AM surgery that didn't start until almost 11AM. After a nerve blocker was done in my neck, 15 minutes later surgery was done and I awoke immediately. (The only thing I wasnervous about was the intubation since that's when my brother went into cardiac arrest and died a few years ago; altho I am much healthier than he was).

Once I finally got back to my room I knew they were supposed to release me that afternoon but I felt that they forgot that so when I heard the nurse talking about freeing up some rooms I yelled out, I'm ready to go home, and within a 1/2 hour I finally was on my way.

I cannot express to you how heavy my arm felt due to that nerve blocker; I swear it weighed 25 pounds. I felt very discouraged at this point but thank goodness that cast didn't weigh 25 pounds; it's still heavy though. Of course, having the cast on my right wrist has complicated things but I'm trying to make the best of it as I slowly gain mobility in my right hand. I bruised my knees and part of my legs and stretched my peck muscle thus effecting deep breaths but all that is much better today.

I've already been out for a 'hood walk and plan a little hike tomorrow. Everyone at the hospital appreciated my healthy status at my age and in light of the waiting room and pre and post op rooms, I can understand that. Wow, that was quite something! Needless to say the pre-post op room is quite fascinating; both the people that work there and the patients. Lots of other side stories but I'll stop here. I'm anxious to get back to the scene of the accident to better understand how I fell.

Welcome to retirement! :lol:
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Nov 11 2020
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Hedgpeth 3-Summits, AZ 
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Hiking avatar Nov 11 2020
tibberTriplogs 1,276
Hiking8.53 Miles 1,601 AEG
Hiking8.53 Miles   3 Hrs   38 Mns   2.52 mph
1,601 ft AEG      15 Mns Break
 
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I'm practicing for my hike with Linda this Friday so this seemed a good choice for what she has planned. I wanted to do Thunderbird Park and I found the 3-Summits route Jake and Barrett had taken in the past and that seemed to fit my ticket. I was going to do it in the morning but by golly, it was too cold so I waited until after lunch. Sadly, this is my biggest AEG this year :stop:

I started up the hill and realized the route I needed to be on was to the north of the hill so I went over that way and followed the trail over, up and around a little hill and down to another parking lot and then up the hill. However, I knew this was my last hill so I headed back down and realized I hadn't downloaded the route as I was just following all the optional trails that have been recorded here on RS. So I had to wait almost ten minutes⌚ for the route to load and then was able to hike a bit down the road and hand an east heading toward the big mountain in front of me. You can see the trail as it contours on the side but first you have to figure out how to get to it from the next parking lot you encounter.

So now to tackle this route which was indeed, as rocky as I had heard. I read that others said how rough it was and they were glad they wore boots... next time I'll listen. These trails had rough spots off and on the entire route. It was going to be interesting to see how this trail got me all the way to the top of this rather large mountain so it was fun to see how I would get up there. The temp was pleasant enough but there were moments that I thot maybe I should have gone in the morning but I was fine and enjoyed the whole time out there.

Cholla Loop It really is amazing what a nice route they have put together for you to get up from the west to the north side of the mountain :) using interesting switchbacks. And then you get up on the volcanic rock laden top and see you have a little more to go... and not only that, you have to go down and then back up again to get to what I assume is the true summit of Thunderbird Park mountain. The views are pretty great up here too. I could see over to where I had hiked last Friday to the Deem Hills. I would call them the little sisters to these mountains here at Thunderbird Conservation Park.

It seems like it takes quite a bit of time to get back down and just when you think you are down to the bottom there is a tad more bottom to get to. Also, the city creeps in here as does the city sounds like a blower; I do hate those things as there sound carries so far. Finally I make it around to the east side and can see my next summit in front of me. Oh, by the way, the stinkweed is something else out here. It was very tall, very thick, very healthy. However, even in this dormant state, it adds a pretty muted gold color to the landscape.

As I was looking over to this next summit I was hoping the trek would take me up the east side as that looked easier than coming up from the west, and thankfully it did. Arrowhead Point Trail seems to be quite a popular hike as the people traffic was quite significant. The lava rocks are all around as you continue up to a level ridgeline before you hit the flagged summit. I think this is the summit my brother and I did back in January 2004. I can only find 3 pictures and I can't believe that's all we took :o so I'll have to see if I can find anymore.

I spoke with a hiker who had re-located from Sierra Vista and I told him about hikearizona.com. We also discussed all the great hiking down around Sierra Vista. I snapped a few more pictures and then headed west over to the other side of the ridge and then it takes you down the mountainside via a very long switchback. Then you get to cross that rather cool bridge and head west to the other TH. Here the traffic is so loud and I find this incredibly annoying. Fortunately once I got up onto the Sunrise Trail, that sound would be less loud.

On this side I got to hike in some shade and encountered a few silent hikers and when I complained out lout to a couple more hikers coming at me, the one fellow says, I'm friendly and I'll say "hi". Once you hit the intersection to go up the mountain, I felt like I was on a hiking freeway with all sizes, shapes, colors, and ages of people and it wouldn't stop. Wow. Well I guess at this point, it provided me some entertainment as I was definitely feeling worn down. I have never hiked this far without a break before and other than my back being a little sore I felt pretty good.

After snapping a few pictures I head down and around the other side of the top. The mass of people didn't let up until I got up the hill past the Thunderbird Reservoir. I grabbed Tonto Jr. and drove into the interior near a ramada-area so that I could enjoy my beer with a nice view of the ridge. I could still see lines of people on the ridge and heading up Sunrise.

Watch 7.9 miles (mileage was off by 1/2 mile this time) 2.1 avg MPH, (1363 lowest elev, 1939 highest) avg bpm 137, high 167 (1.38 in Zone 5, 1.16 in Zone 4, 41 min in Zone 3) burned 1565 calories. 64.3 degrees at 4:32PM (huckleberry beer time :), 20% humidity
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Feb 02 2020
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 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Cholla - Arrowhead loop, AZ 
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Hiking avatar Feb 02 2020
LindaAnnTriplogs 1,574
Hiking5.53 Miles 1,049 AEG
Hiking5.53 Miles   3 Hrs   39 Mns   1.72 mph
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Easy day at Thunderbird. I used to hike these trails a lot when I lived up in Arrowhead, but that was 20+ years ago. It seemed like a good option for the kids today. We parked in the main lot (Area 7) then did Cholla Loop counter-clockwise. From the east end, we crossed the road and did Arrowhead Point, then took Coach Whip back to the car. As expected, lots of people out enjoying the day. My kids were a nonstop chorus of "It's too hot" --they take after me, I guess. It was hot, and no breeze at all until we got to the top of Arrowhead Point. This area looks like it's going to have plenty of wildflowers in no time. The kids ate some fruit off a few fishhook cactus we saw along the trail, which they enjoyed.
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Poppies, fiddleneck, scorpionweed, and more, even some African daisies.
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Dec 07 2019
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Cholla Loop Trail - ThunderbirdPhoenix, AZ
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Oct 13 2019
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 Mesa, AZ
Thunderbird Conservation ParkPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 13 2019
DarthStillerTriplogs 628
Hiking8.50 Miles 1,257 AEG
Hiking8.50 Miles   3 Hrs   55 Mns   2.17 mph
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I hadn't been out to this area in well over 14 years or more, so it seemed like a good time to go back. Hiking these trails was like doing them for the first time again, I can barely remember them from before. I hiked the one spur at the top of the east hill that isn't on the map. Saw a fire off to the east a bit which made a lot of smoke that hung in the air and drifted through the valley. It was interesting to see the surrounding mountains from a different perspective and try to pick them out.

I was intending to get a little more mileage in, but the rocky trails tended to slow me down some. I think I hiked uphill faster than I did on several level and downhill sections.
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Sep 26 2019
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Cholla Loop Trail - ThunderbirdPhoenix, AZ
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mt98dewTriplogs 1,875
Run/Jog3.57 Miles 550 AEG
Run/Jog3.57 Miles      47 Mns   4.56 mph
550 ft AEG
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After work run. Typical Cholla/Coachwhip loop going clockwise. Managed to dodge the raindrops and trail was in surprisingly good shape. My work had a downpour in the morning, but apparently this trail didn't get hit that hard. Saw about 5 hikers and 15 trail runners...luckily they were all going the other direction so I isn't feel pressured. Beautiful weather though a little humid.
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Sep 12 2019
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mt98dewTriplogs 1,875
Run/Jog3.60 Miles 550 AEG
Run/Jog3.60 Miles      52 Mns   4.15 mph
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My go to spot for a quick run. Clockwise loop. Knee acted up on the downward section, luckily I was able to walk it off. Great weather. Saw 6 hikers and some lizards while I was out.
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Jul 11 2019
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mt98dewTriplogs 1,875
Hiking3.57 Miles 550 AEG
Hiking3.57 Miles      55 Mns   3.89 mph
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After work hike at Thunderbird.. Did a clockwise loop involving Cholla and Coachwhip. Hot, but a strong wind for most of the hike. Saw 1 other hiker while I was out. Forgot my garmin, but I've done this hike so many times that I feel pretty good about the mileage.
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May 13 2019
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NightstalkerTriplogs 1,147
Hiking3.73 Miles 695 AEG
Hiking3.73 Miles   1 Hour   29 Mns   2.57 mph
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Yea, weekday hike!
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Apr 10 2019
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Hiking3.55 Miles 550 AEG
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After work run. The usual clockwise loop. Crazy wind today. Made for an interesting run
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Hiking3.70 Miles 624 AEG
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Wildflowers Observation Substantial
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Apr 02 2019
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53 male
 Joined Oct 24 2010
 Phoenix,Az
Cholla Loop Trail - ThunderbirdPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Apr 02 2019
mt98dewTriplogs 1,875
Run/Jog3.55 Miles 550 AEG
Run/Jog3.55 Miles      49 Mns   4.35 mph
550 ft AEG
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Short, after work loop at my go to spot. Went clockwise. Saw about 15 hikers, 1 runner several lizards and some quail. Great weather!
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Mar 03 2019
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64 female
 Joined Nov 17 2008
 phoenix, az
Thunderbird Conservation ParkPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 03 2019
trekkin_geckoTriplogs 3,585
Hiking10.22 Miles 1,855 AEG
Hiking10.22 Miles   3 Hrs   25 Mns   3.04 mph
1,855 ft AEG      3 Mns Break
 
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1st trip
first time hiking here
hit most of the trails, i think
enjoyed the high points on cholla loop, arrowhead point and the h4 loop
backtracked to hit sunrise and get double digits
lots of people out - families, dogs, audible music, people carrying dogs and kids
a little busy for me, but to be expected on such a nice weekend day
have wanted some new trails and thought it was definitely worth a visit
home in time to watch second half of Creighton vs. Marquette
big win for the blue jays!
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average hiking speed 2.56 mph
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