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Jul 12 2019
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57 male
 Joined Apr 22 2012
 Fountain Hills,
Escondido-Pemberton-Scenic - MMRP, AZ 
Escondido-Pemberton-Scenic - MMRP, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jul 12 2019
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Hiking10.52 Miles 846 AEG
Hiking10.52 Miles   3 Hrs   43 Mns   2.94 mph
846 ft AEG      8 Mns Break24 LBS Pack
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On Friday, the 12th, I did a loop hike in MMRP starting from the Four Peaks Trailhead (formerly known as the Horse Staging Area). I hiked Escondido, Pemberton, and Scenic. I passed the intersection with Cinch, planning on going back to Pemberton and down Shallmo Wash. But it was starting to get warm, so I turned back and went down Cinch and back on Escondido.

I saw a few cyclists getting ready to ride at the parking lot, but saw no one else on the trails.

Trails were in good condition. Hiking was easy except for the heat; my GPS watch indicated a higher heart rate than I'd expect to see for the terrain and pace. I'm not as well acclimated as I was last summer.
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Jan 28 2019
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57 male
 Joined Apr 22 2012
 Fountain Hills,
Cinch-Scenic-Pemberton-Shallmo Loop - MMRP, AZ 
Cinch-Scenic-Pemberton-Shallmo Loop - MMRP, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 28 2019
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Hiking6.46 Miles 446 AEG
Hiking6.46 Miles   2 Hrs   7 Mns   3.13 mph
446 ft AEG      3 Mns Break25 LBS Pack
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An evening hike in MMRP...

I saw a few other trail users and might have gotten an okay dusk photo, but I haven't gotten around to looking at it yet.
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Jan 14 2019
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57 male
 Joined Apr 22 2012
 Fountain Hills,
Cinch-Scenic-Pemberton-Shallmo Loop - MMRP, AZ 
Cinch-Scenic-Pemberton-Shallmo Loop - MMRP, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 14 2019
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Hiking6.47 Miles 417 AEG
Hiking6.47 Miles   2 Hrs   13 Mns   3.21 mph
417 ft AEG      12 Mns Break22 LBS Pack
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Just one of my workout loops at MMRP. I started out just early enough that I only needed my headlamp for about the last third of the hike.
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Jan 04 2019
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57 male
 Joined Apr 22 2012
 Fountain Hills,
Wash Day - MMRP, AZ 
Wash Day - MMRP, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 04 2019
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Hiking9.51 Miles 676 AEG
Hiking9.51 Miles   3 Hrs   40 Mns   2.59 mph
676 ft AEG22 LBS Pack
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I led a group of six through some of the washes at McDowell Mountain Regional Park.

The day started out cold - most of us wore gloves at the start of our hike.

We saw three owls several times as we made our way through one of the more canyon-like washes.
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Dec 22 2018
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57 male
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 Fountain Hills,
Wash Day - MMRP, AZ 
Wash Day - MMRP, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Dec 22 2018
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Hiking7.30 Miles 416 AEG
Hiking7.30 Miles   2 Hrs   17 Mns   3.24 mph
416 ft AEG      2 Mns Break22 LBS Pack
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My wife and I did an afternoon loop in MMRP.

We started from the horse staging lot, walked across the main park road to the competitive track lot, and then hiked a short way on the Long Loop, then turned left onto a service road which we hiked for a couple of miles. Just before the rain gauge, we turned into Stoneman Wash. We followed the wash NW, crossing the Long Loop, eventually reaching Pemberton. From there we took Pemberton, Scenic, Cinch, and Escondido.

The wolfberries were very ripe and the one that I ate was quite tasty. If you get them prior to being ripe enough, they can be quite bitter.

We saw no one else in the washes that we hiked, but we saw a bunch of mountain bikers on the trails.

It was a nice afternoon in the park.
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Dec 12 2018
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57 male
 Joined Apr 22 2012
 Fountain Hills,
Shallmo-Pemberton-Scenic-Cinch - MMRP, AZ 
Shallmo-Pemberton-Scenic-Cinch - MMRP, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Dec 12 2018
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Hiking8.80 Miles 554 AEG
Hiking8.80 Miles   3 Hrs   4 Mns   3.11 mph
554 ft AEG      14 Mns Break22 LBS Pack
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I hiked a figure-8 route at MMRP - Shallmo Wash, Pemberton, right at the first intersection with Scenic, then around Scenic in its entirety and back to Pemberton where I turned left, Pemberton back to Scenic, Scenic to Cinch, Cinch to Escondido, and back in on Escondido.

As I was out earlier in the day, I saw more trail users than usual. I saw mountain bikers, other hikers, and trail runners.
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Phainopepla
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate
Brittlebush, creosote, globe mallow, and others I haven't identified yet.
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Dec 05 2018
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57 male
 Joined Apr 22 2012
 Fountain Hills,
Cinch-Scenic-Pemberton-Shallmo Loop - MMRP, AZ 
Cinch-Scenic-Pemberton-Shallmo Loop - MMRP, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Dec 05 2018
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Hiking6.41 Miles 433 AEG
Hiking6.41 Miles   2 Hrs   16 Mns   3.13 mph
433 ft AEG      13 Mns Break24 LBS Pack
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Nov 28 2018
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57 male
 Joined Apr 22 2012
 Fountain Hills,
Stoneman-Pemberton-Scenic-Cinch Loop - MMRP, AZ 
Stoneman-Pemberton-Scenic-Cinch Loop - MMRP, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Nov 28 2018
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Hiking7.70 Miles 384 AEG
Hiking7.70 Miles   2 Hrs   27 Mns   3.40 mph
384 ft AEG      11 Mns Break22 LBS Pack
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A late afternoon / early evening loop in MMRP: I hiked a short section of the Long Loop followed by maybe a mile of service road, several miles in Stoneman Wash, then back on Pemberton, Scenic, Cinch, and Escondido.

I didn't encounter any other trail users until late in the hike when I saw two women riding their mountain bikes in the dark. There were a large number of vehicles in the competitive track lot when I returned - I think most of them were there for the women's night ride.
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Nov 14 2018
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57 male
 Joined Apr 22 2012
 Fountain Hills,
Cinch-Scenic-Pemberton-Escondido - MMRP, AZ 
Cinch-Scenic-Pemberton-Escondido - MMRP, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Nov 14 2018
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Hiking10.34 Miles 804 AEG
Hiking10.34 Miles   3 Hrs   29 Mns   3.20 mph
804 ft AEG      15 Mns Break22 LBS Pack
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A ten mile lollipop in MMRP... Escondido, Cinch, Scenic, Pemberton, and back on Escondido.

I saw only three other trail users: a guy with his dog and another guy who passed me as I was taking photos of the sunset. I was a little surprised to not see any night riders - it would have been a good night for it.

There were just enough clouds to make for a colorful sunset; hopefully I got a photo which I'll like well enough to post. I wish I would have brought my tripod on this hike.

I didn't notice much dust while I was hiking, though a lot of the hike was in the dark... but when I got home, I found that my shoes, socks, and pant legs were very, very dusty, far more dusty than is normal. I think that the recent weekend events (Javelina Jundred, Ragnar, and then the equestrian endurance ride) have taken their toll on the trails. Aside from the dust, however, the trails seemed to be in reasonably good condition.
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Nov 07 2018
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57 male
 Joined Apr 22 2012
 Fountain Hills,
Tech-Stoneman-Pemberton-Scenic - MMRP, AZ 
Tech-Stoneman-Pemberton-Scenic - MMRP, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Nov 07 2018
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Hiking7.38 Miles 436 AEG
Hiking7.38 Miles   2 Hrs   41 Mns   2.84 mph
436 ft AEG      5 Mns Break22 LBS Pack
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Another evening loop at MMRP: Technical Loop to service road, then service road to Stoneman/Pemberton Wash; south in wash, then west in feeder wash to Pemberton; finished via Pemberton, Scenic, Cinch, and Escondido.

I saw one rider on Pemberton and then, after sunset, a bunch of riders, about nine or so, all women, on Scenic.

The trails I hiked were in good condition, though some of the "shelf" that I used to ride (and hike) on the NW side of the trail through Stoneman Wash near the intersection w/ Granite is eroding away. Not a big deal because you can use the softer sand right next to it. It was easier to ride on that much firmer shelf though.
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Oct 29 2018
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57 male
 Joined Apr 22 2012
 Fountain Hills,
Cinch-Scenic-Pemberton-Shallmo Loop - MMRP, AZ 
Cinch-Scenic-Pemberton-Shallmo Loop - MMRP, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Oct 29 2018
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Hiking6.51 Miles 417 AEG
Hiking6.51 Miles   2 Hrs   34 Mns   2.81 mph
417 ft AEG      15 Mns Break28 LBS Pack
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Another night hike at MMRP: Escondido, Cinch, Scenic, Pemberton, and back on Shallmo Wash.

The Javelina Jeadquarters were still being disassembled as I left Four Peaks Trailhead. There were still a few pieces of equipment there when I returned. I saw route markers along nearly my entire hike. The only section that wasn't marked was the last little bit of the Shallmo Wash Trail. It seems that the racers were routed into the actual wash for some reason.

I was passed by a pair of mountain bikers as I was returning on Shallmo Wash. Aside from them, I saw no other trail users.

My pack was slightly heavier tonight due to bringing along my tripod. I took a few shots from the Scenic Trail Ridgeline. It was nice to get exposure bracketed shots at the base ISO of the camera.

While hiking that ridgeline, I saw a number of small reflective dots (in addition to the Javelina Jundred signage). These turned out to be the eyes of birds, most of which flew away as I approached. One did not, however. I approached within about four feet and got a few photos (I hope). I was lucky that it didn't fly away as I fumbled with getting the camera back into the correct mode for shooting hand-held after tripod use.
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Oct 24 2018
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 Joined Apr 22 2012
 Fountain Hills,
Tech-Stoneman-Pemberton-Scenic-Cinch - MMRP, AZ 
Tech-Stoneman-Pemberton-Scenic-Cinch - MMRP, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Oct 24 2018
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Hiking7.60 Miles 433 AEG
Hiking7.60 Miles   2 Hrs   39 Mns   2.96 mph
433 ft AEG      5 Mns Break24 LBS Pack
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Starting from the competitive track lot, I hiked the Technical Loop, followed a service road to Stoneman Wash and then hiked south in the wash until a feeder wash brought me back to the Pemberton Trail. At that point, I walked a short ways on the Pemberton to the large tent that had been erected as a water / aid station for the upcoming Javelina Jundred race. After taking a look, I turned back on Pemberton and hiked to the first intersection with Scenic. I returned via Scenic, Cinch, and Escondido.

Stoneman Wash appeared to be recently scoured from a storm, perhaps as recently as yesterday. The ground was damp in spots and despite my best efforts to avoid it, clay stuck to my shoes. Parts of the Pemberton Trail seemed damp as well.

I didn't see any other trail users until I got to the Scenic Trail. There I encountered a hiker / mountain biker I know along with her companion; both women were riding mountain bikes and told me of a rattlesnake a short ways ahead. I looked, but didn't see a snake. A short while later, I saw a group of six or seven trail runners / hikers. My guess is that these folks are either competitors or support crew for the upcoming race.

There were more tents at the Four Peaks Trailhead, which is home base for the Javelina Jundred this year. The bigger tents near the start of the Escondido and Shallmo Wash Trails were lit up with bright lights. I saw two people there, though it's possible that there were others in some of the tents that I couldn't see into. There were also row upon row of smaller unlit tents at the edge of the lot.
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Oct 22 2018
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 Joined Apr 22 2012
 Fountain Hills,
Cinch-Scenic-Pemberton-Shallmo Loop - MMRP, AZ 
Cinch-Scenic-Pemberton-Shallmo Loop - MMRP, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Oct 22 2018
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Hiking6.41 Miles 410 AEG
Hiking6.41 Miles   2 Hrs   18 Mns   2.89 mph
410 ft AEG      5 Mns Break24 LBS Pack
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Another later afternoon / early evening loop hike in MMRP: Escondido, Cinch, Scenic (long way), Pemberton, and back on Shallmo Wash.

I saw large tents and the start/finish line for the Javelina Jundred as I hiked through the Four Peaks Trailhead.

I encountered just one trail runner on my hike; I saw him as I was finishing the Scenic Trail.

Later on, when I was maybe a third of the way down Shallmo Wash, I came across a rattlesnake lying across the trail. Perhaps half a mile after that, I saw a very active pack rat hopping around, and scrambling for cover as I approached with my light.
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Oct 17 2018
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57 male
 Joined Apr 22 2012
 Fountain Hills,
Long Loop-Stoneman-Pemberton-Scenic - MMRP, AZ 
Long Loop-Stoneman-Pemberton-Scenic - MMRP, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Oct 17 2018
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Hiking7.95 Miles 374 AEG
Hiking7.95 Miles   2 Hrs   44 Mns   3.02 mph
374 ft AEG      6 Mns Break24 LBS Pack
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Starting from the Competitive Track Parking Lot at MMRP, I started on the Long Loop, made my way into Stoneman/Pemberton Wash, returned to the Long Loop, found another wash, and eventually found myself on the Pemberton. I took the Pemberton to Scenic, then turned right on Cinch, and right again on Escondido. A walk through the Horse Staging Area and its driveway brought me back to the lot where I had parked.

Despite other vehicles in each of the parking areas (three total) that I walked through, I saw no one else on this hike.

I saw what I thought was a slow mouse or rat as I walked back on the driveway leading to/from the Horse Staging Area. It turned out to be a toad. I took a few photos - hopefully one of them will turn out...

It's definitely getting cooler. It may sound strange, but I miss the summer heat.
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Oct 15 2018
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 Fountain Hills,
Cinch-Scenic-Pemberton-Shallmo Loop - MMRP, AZ 
Cinch-Scenic-Pemberton-Shallmo Loop - MMRP, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Oct 15 2018
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Hiking6.44 Miles 456 AEG
Hiking6.44 Miles   2 Hrs   9 Mns   3.19 mph
456 ft AEG      8 Mns Break24 LBS Pack
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Starting from the Four Peaks TH in MMRP, I hiked: Escondido, Cinch, Scenic (long way), Pemberton, and Shallmo Wash.

The evening was cool, at least compared to what I've been accustomed to. I one trail runner, but no mountain bikers.

I also saw a tarantula and a number of mice and/or pack rats. I saw one of these mice run into an improbably small hole. It was a small mouse though and fit without issue.
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Oct 10 2018
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 Fountain Hills,
Shallmo-Pemberton-Scenic-Cinch Loop - MMRP, AZ 
Shallmo-Pemberton-Scenic-Cinch Loop - MMRP, AZ
 
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Hiking6.41 Miles 400 AEG
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400 ft AEG      2 Mns Break24 LBS Pack
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An early evening loop hike at MMRP...

Starting from the Four Peaks Trailhead, I hiked Shallmo Wash Trail, Pemberton, Scenic, Cinch, and Escondido.

I got to look at more of the erosion caused by last week's rains. The erosion on the Shallmo Wash Trail looked better than it did when I hiked it last Wednesday. Either some trail maintenance has been done or the mountain bikers have beaten the trail back into a somewhat better condition.

I hiked the Scenic Trail from north to south. The northern end of the trail didn't seem that bad, but there were some new and deep ruts on the final descent. The trail also seems rockier in places, though it was plenty rocky to begin with.

Cinch didn't seem to be impacted much by last week's rains.

I saw a few mountain bikers just before sunset. I didn't see any - which kind of surprised me - after it got dark.
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Sep 12 2018
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 Fountain Hills,
Cinch-Scenic-Pemberton-Shallmo Loop - MMRP, AZ 
Cinch-Scenic-Pemberton-Shallmo Loop - MMRP, AZ
 
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Hiking6.42 Miles 420 AEG
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I hiked a loop in MMRP with Bob on Wednesday evening. We hadn't made any arrangements to hike together - we just happened to show up at the same place at the same time. We hiked Escondido, Cinch, Scenic (long way), Pemberton, and Shallmo.

Just after passing through the Trailhead Staging Area on Pemberton, we saw a rattlesnake. Later on, when we were on the Shallmo Wash Trail, we saw a small coral snake. It was perhaps seven inches in length, though it was difficult to tell since it wasn't lying straight. I think I have photos of both.

We also saw a two pack rats, one of which was confused by our lights. I wasn't quite quick enough with my camera to get a photo though.

There were even fewer moths than there were on Monday night and far, far fewer than there were last Wednesday when I had to hold the light in my hand to keep the moths away from my head. I was able to wear my headlamp tonight, though they did tend to gather when we stopped to look at the various critters we encountered.

We saw the women's night cycling group on the Pemberton when we were still on Scenic. Later on, we saw them ride through the Four Peaks Trailhead as we were returning to our vehicles.

It's still warmish out, but it's cooler and a lot less humid than it had been in August. I'm liking these temperatures.
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Sep 05 2018
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57 male
 Joined Apr 22 2012
 Fountain Hills,
Cinch-Scenic-Pemberton-Stoneman - MMRP, AZ 
Cinch-Scenic-Pemberton-Stoneman - MMRP, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Sep 05 2018
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Hiking7.76 Miles 492 AEG
Hiking7.76 Miles   2 Hrs   48 Mns   2.95 mph
492 ft AEG      10 Mns Break22 LBS Pack
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An MMRP night hike during which I saw a bunch of critters...

I did this loop: Escondido, Cinch, Scenic (long way), Pemberton, Stoneman, and back through the competitive track area via a service road.

At the beginning of my hike I saw a tortoise on Escondido. It was camera shy (or just scared) because it crawled into a bush. I got a shot of it, but the bush is obscuring it somewhat.

On Scenic, I think, I saw a white sphinx moth caterpillar. Later on, I saw all manner of moths, some of them may well have been of the white sphinx variety. These moths were so numerous and liked my headlamp so much that I ended up holding the lamp in my hand to keep the moths away from my face.

In Stoneman Wash, I missed my turn for the service road, but while looking for it, I came across a coiled up, probably sleeping, rattlesnake. Backtracking, I came across another one - it appeared to be smaller than the first.

Out of the wash, now on the service road, I saw several packrats, a scorpion, and another snake - perhaps a corral snake. I'll check the coloration when I take a look at the photos.

I also came across at least fifteen mountain bikers. The weather is getting nicer and they're coming out again. After seeing two lone riders while starting out, I saw a largish group prior to sunset on the Scenic Trail. The lead guys were going fast and were wearing arm and leg armor. Later on, after dark, on the Pemberton, I saw a women's group who were crossing Stoneman Wash.

It was a dark night; I had originally put my headlamp on so that the cyclists would see me, but once I started using it, my night vision was gone, so I kept it on when I entered Stoneman Wash. Good thing I did as there's a chance that I might have stepped on a snake had I not been using it.
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 Fountain Hills,
Cinch-Scenic-Shallmo Loop - MMRP, AZ 
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Hiking4.61 Miles 230 AEG
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Starting from the Four Peaks Trailhead (Horse Staging Area), I did a short loop: Escondido, Cinch, Scenic (the short way), Pemberton, and back on Shallmo Wash.

I saw several mountain bikers, though none with headlamps (yet). There was a pretty sunset.

Temperature was in the low 100s, but with low humidity. It felt pretty good.
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 Fountain Hills,
Shallmo-Pemberton-Scenic - MMRP, AZ 
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Hiking9.02 Miles 548 AEG
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A night hike in MMRP...

Starting from Horse Staging Area, out Shallmo, right on Pemberton, right on Scenic, left on Pemberton, then back on Shallmo.

It seemed like I had the park to myself. I didn't see anyone else while I was out.

Lightning and some mild wind started after sunset. The wind was welcome because it had become somewhat buggy and the wind kept the bugs out of my face.

As I was descending the last big hill on Scenic, I saw a tarantula in the middle of the trail. Later on, I saw a scorpion, but it was scurrying away - too fast to get a photo. But then I saw another, larger, scorpion as I was heading back on Shallmo. It hung out in the middle of the trail and let me get a photo. I saw another scorpion, this one on the move, a short while later. There were also a few bunnies hiding under bushes and a packrat with a long tail with a puffy tuft of fur at the end. When I got back to the parking area, I saw an owl take flight; it had been sitting atop a saguaro.

I probably would have missed those critters had I done as I normally do and done the hike in the dark. But tonight I was testing out a new headlamp (Zebralight H600Fd IV) powered by an 18650 cell. Maybe I'll start using a headlamp more often...
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