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Treasure Loop to Praying Hands - 21 members in 141 triplogs have rated this an average 3.2 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Sep 24 2019
RickVincent
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49 male
 Joined Aug 20 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Treasure Loop to Praying HandsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 24 2019
RickVincent
Hiking4.00 Miles 1,000 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles   1 Hour   40 Mns   2.40 mph
1,000 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Rain in the forecast but radar looked clear enough to go for a hike. As soon as I parked at the hwy 88 trailhead, it started to rain. Thought about going home, but was tired so I reclined the seat and rested for 10 minutes. The rain slowed a bit, so I put on my rain jacket and started to hike. Rain continued for about 15 minutes and then let up for the rest of my trip.

Very muddy at the start and parts of the trail are so washed out, that it required some extra route finding. I've done this hike dozens of times, but the terrain was so different this morning. Hiking in the dark with only a headlamp didn't help matters. I worked through a couple confusing spots then it was easy going for the rest of the way.
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May 13 2019
Tortoise_Hiker
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 Routes 78
 Photos 7,201
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58 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Treasure Loop to Praying HandsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 13 2019
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking3.03 Miles 797 AEG
Hiking3.03 Miles   1 Hour   2 Mns   2.93 mph
797 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Wildflowers Observation None
Palo Verdes going strong in the lower section and scattered on the upper. Jojoba about the only other green in the upper...
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Apr 25 2019
RickVincent
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 Guides 4
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 Photos 3,351
 Triplogs 649

49 male
 Joined Aug 20 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Treasure Loop to Praying HandsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 25 2019
RickVincent
Hiking5.00 Miles 1,000 AEG
Hiking5.00 Miles   1 Hour   35 Mns   3.16 mph
1,000 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Not much to report on this quick 5 mile fitness hike. I did notice that the once green flora is now looking very dry.
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Mar 29 2019
RickVincent
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 Guides 4
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 Photos 3,351
 Triplogs 649

49 male
 Joined Aug 20 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Treasure Loop to Praying HandsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 29 2019
RickVincent
Hiking5.00 Miles 1,000 AEG
Hiking5.00 Miles   1 Hour   45 Mns   2.86 mph
1,000 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Morning 5. On Hwy 88 trail at 5:30am (headlamp). Up to the Praying hands and beyond. Saw a small herd of mule deer, or mostly just their eyes reflecting from my headlamp. Trail is overgrown beyond Praying Hands. Took a little extra route finding in one spot. Everything is very green and the brittle bush are in bloom.
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Wildflowers Observation Substantial
Brittle bush, hedgehogs and others.
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Mar 10 2019
rayhuston
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61 male
 Joined Mar 09 2012
 Gilbert, AZ
Siphon Draw Trail #53Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 10 2019
rayhuston
Hiking6.64 Miles 1,730 AEG
Hiking6.64 Miles   4 Hrs   20 Mns   1.63 mph
1,730 ft AEG      15 Mns Break
 
Myself and a friend from work are the only remaining members of the company hiking club, as it were. Sheri asked if I would take her to the Flatiron today. As it turned out, she was still coughing from a cold and struggled to get to the Basin. I have been struggling with some knee pain and was only too happy to let it go today.

We stopped at the Basin for a bit to watch the others (busy for a Sunday), then dropped back down to the Palmer trail, took that to the Prospector Trail, Treasure Loop, then up to the saddle below the Praying Hands. We had a brief snack at the saddle while we checked out the views. I pointed out some other trails we have been on together in the past. We explored a cool alcove on the way back down from the saddle, then finished on the Treasure Loop trail.

Great day out, even if we didn't achieve our objective today.
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Wildflowers Observation Light
Intermittent, still waiting for the explosion.
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Feb 27 2019
DixieFlyer
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male
 Joined Jan 07 2017
 Fountain Hills,
Canyon of the Waterfalls & Massacre Falls, AZ 
Canyon of the Waterfalls & Massacre Falls, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 27 2019
DixieFlyer
Hiking8.40 Miles 2,450 AEG
Hiking8.40 Miles   6 Hrs   10 Mns   2.20 mph
2,450 ft AEG   2 Hrs   21 Mns Break
 
1st trip
Tracie and I were looking for a hike to do today and decided on checking out a couple of waterfalls in the Supes. I had thought about going to the Goldfields and doing the Peak 3108 Ridgeline, North Bulldog Ridge, and Peak 3004; but I figured that the peaks would be there another time but water in the waterfalls might not.

We started at the Crosscut TH, and took the Crosscut Trail #58 to the Treasure Loop Trail #56, and wound up just west of Praying Hands. Then we went to Praying Hands and continued about 1/4 mile east and then went up the Canyon of the Waterfalls. I had been in the canyon a couple of times but had never seen any waterfalls -- the only water that I had seen there was a couple of small pools of stagnant water. But today was different -- there were 3 or 4 waterfalls, including the big waterfall up in the canyon. After checking out the falls, instead of dropping back down the canyon and going over to Massacre Falls, we decided to continue up the canyon on one of the Reverse Flatiron routes and make our way over to ridge down below Peak 5024. From there we went down up and over Peak 3903 down to Massacre Falls.

When we were down below Peak 5024, I thought about heading up there -- we were at 4,000' at that point, so we only had 1,000' to go. But there was quite a bit of slushy snow on the ground, along with some slippery mud; and since we'd be going up 1,000' in less than 1/2 mile, we decided against it.

It was a fairly easy trek down to the top of Massacre Falls, but the way down below the falls wasn't as easy as I thought. We first went east of the falls, but the way down from there was not all that great, partly because some of the rocks were wet and slippery. So we decided to go up and down a hill west of the falls, and that turned out to be a painless way to go down.

This was my first trip to Massacre Falls, and there was a good bit of water flowing over the falls -- probably not as much as the past weekend, but it was still a good bit of water.

We left Massacre Falls just in time -- just as we left we met 6 horseback riders going to the falls. Six horses, two dogs, and 15 people in a 20X20 area is not my cup of tea, so I am glad that we were out of there!

here is a video of the waterflow in the canyon of the waterfalls: https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipO ... E3dzJhVFpR

here is a video of massacre falls:
https://photos.google.com/share/AF1QipO ... E3dzJhVFpR
Named place
Named place
First Water Creek Falls
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Feb 23 2019
rayhuston
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61 male
 Joined Mar 09 2012
 Gilbert, AZ
Falls Trails, AZ 
Falls Trails, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 23 2019
rayhuston
Hiking8.52 Miles 1,884 AEG
Hiking8.52 Miles   4 Hrs   43 Mns   1.91 mph
1,884 ft AEG      16 Mns Break
1st trip
Partners none no partners
I’m sure there will be a lot of great adventures today. I decided to go for some waterfalls, first in the ravine above Horseshoe Falls and then at Massacre Falls.

I met a nice couple (Julie and John) on the way to Horseshoe Falls. We hiked most of the rest of the way together, parting company near the Crosscut/Massacre Falls trailhead. They were a pleasure to hike with.

It was unbelievable out today.
Fauna
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Red-tailed Hawk
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Wildflowers Observation Isolated
Poppies in spots
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Feb 05 2019
Mr_Squishy
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 Routes 25
 Photos 1,121
 Triplogs 24

65 male
 Joined Jan 14 2009
 Kodiak, AK
Praying Bear Falls Loop, AZ 
Praying Bear Falls Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 05 2019
Mr_Squishy
Hiking6.10 Miles 1,700 AEG
Hiking6.10 Miles
1,700 ft AEG
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1st trip
Partners none no partners
I hiked the Praying Hands Loop counterclockwise and made a side trip up to the Praying Bear waterfall. There is an easy to follow social trail with cairns that takes you up the canyon right to the falls. There was a good flow of water coming over the falls. I spotted a young man in a red jacket on the hillside above the falls, perhaps doing the alternate Flatiron route? Also, in the photoset you will notice a yellow cane propped up near where the trail starts back down to Crosscut. It doesn't seem like something you'd forget and leave behind, but who knows?
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Jan 08 2019
Tortoise_Hiker
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 Routes 78
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58 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Treasure Loop to Praying HandsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 08 2019
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking3.00 Miles 819 AEG
Hiking3.00 Miles   1 Hour   11 Mns   2.54 mph
819 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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Jan 01 2019
RickVincent
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49 male
 Joined Aug 20 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Treasure Loop to Praying HandsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 01 2019
RickVincent
Hiking6.00 Miles 1,000 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles   3 Hrs   45 Mns   1.60 mph
1,000 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Happy New Year! Snow on the mountain. I was feeling worn out from a few days out of town, but I had to get out there to check it out. A very late start put me on the trail at 2:15pm. As I approached Lost Dutchman Park, I saw the congestion. Cars were lined up in the turn lane waiting to get into the park. Not my style, so I kept going. I turned onto First Water Rd and took the only remaining space at the first trailhead. All this excitement meant more people on the trails than I've ever seen. Not to worry, I had plans to continue upward and onward beyond the Praying Hands. As expected, no one else out that far and so I had the rest of the hike to myself. I made my way to the canyon of waterfalls and then started the climb up the ridge that leads towards the Reverse Flatiron route. I hiked up higher than snow level, took some pics, then headed back down around 4:30pm. Had it been a couple hours earlier, I would have loved to complete the Reverse FI. Snow would have been tricky to navigate.
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This is my gym. I have to travel down a bumpy road to get there. There are no treadmillls, no machines, and no personal trainers. I walk..I run..I breathe the fresh air. I can go any time I want, as much as I want and there is no membership fee.
Oct 20 2018
rayhuston
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61 male
 Joined Mar 09 2012
 Gilbert, AZ
Fins Hands Dutchman Loop, AZ 
Fins Hands Dutchman Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Oct 20 2018
rayhuston
Hiking6.58 Miles 1,235 AEG
Hiking6.58 Miles   2 Hrs   54 Mns   2.31 mph
1,235 ft AEG      3 Mns Break
 no routes
1st trip
This is a nice, easy loop from the parking area just after you turn onto First Water Road. I'm recovering from a cold and wasn't planning to hike, but it was just too nice out. I wanted something easy, so I picked the place where I take my mom when she visits. Easy enough and I can add to it if I want. And I did.

I started around noon on the unnamed trail as you leave the wash, heading SW towards a trail referred to in Carlson's Hikers Guide as Silverlock Prospect. This would eventually take me to the fins. From there I followed another unnamed trail to the Praying Hands, dropped down to Dutchman and picked up the Prospectors Trail. Making things up as I went along, I took the Palmer Mine trail over to Siphon Draw, then the bicycle trail back across the park towards The Treasure Loop trail, then to Jacobs Trail and finally back to the wash.

I had a fun time in spite of the cough/sniffles. The mild weather we've been having gave way to low 90's today, but a nice breeze made it delightful.
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Palmer Mine
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Oct 04 2018
Tortoise_Hiker
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 Photos 7,201
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58 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Lost Dutchman State Park LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 04 2018
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking4.40 Miles 850 AEG
Hiking4.40 Miles   1 Hour   52 Mns   2.36 mph
850 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
Parked at Cholla day use. Walked over to Discovery Interpretive Trail. Then Siphon Draw, Jacob's, Prospectors,Palmer Mine, Praying Hands, Treasure loop. Great weather! Saw a Tarantula, Gopher Snake, one Mule deer, two Mule deer. :D :y:
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Gopher Snake
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Sep 07 2018
RickVincent
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 Guides 4
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 Photos 3,351
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49 male
 Joined Aug 20 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Treasure Loop to Praying HandsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 07 2018
RickVincent
Hiking5.00 Miles 1,000 AEG
Hiking5.00 Miles   1 Hour   50 Mns   2.73 mph
1,000 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
I can feel the cooler weather returning. Even the caterpillars and butterflies are happy. They were everywhere and in mass.
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This is my gym. I have to travel down a bumpy road to get there. There are no treadmillls, no machines, and no personal trainers. I walk..I run..I breathe the fresh air. I can go any time I want, as much as I want and there is no membership fee.
Jul 17 2018
RickVincent
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 Guides 4
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 Photos 3,351
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49 male
 Joined Aug 20 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Treasure Loop to Praying HandsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 17 2018
RickVincent
Hiking4.50 Miles 1,000 AEG
Hiking4.50 Miles   1 Hour   35 Mns   2.84 mph
1,000 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Quick morning hike out past the Hands. Out and back with a 15 minute break before the return trip. When you are uber aware and on the look out for rattlesnakes, even a horny toad on the trail can make the heart skip a beat. A little warm and sticky but a nice cool breeze in my back on the return was a nice treat. Out in 45, back in 35.
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This is my gym. I have to travel down a bumpy road to get there. There are no treadmillls, no machines, and no personal trainers. I walk..I run..I breathe the fresh air. I can go any time I want, as much as I want and there is no membership fee.
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Jul 15 2018
Tortoise_Hiker
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 Routes 78
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58 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Treasure Loop to Praying HandsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 15 2018
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking3.00 Miles 1,000 AEG
Hiking3.00 Miles   1 Hour   14 Mns   2.43 mph
1,000 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
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Nice morning out. I came across a Western Diamondback in the first half mile :o . He was stretched out but blended in so well. Thank goodness for his stripes . He didn't get rattled so I didn't get rattled :) . Nice temps and cloud cover.
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Jul 03 2018
RickVincent
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 Guides 4
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49 male
 Joined Aug 20 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Treasure Loop to Praying HandsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 03 2018
RickVincent
Hiking5.00 Miles 1,000 AEG
Hiking5.00 Miles   2 Hrs   15 Mns   2.22 mph
1,000 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Started at 4:23am with headlamp. Came across a big furry tarantula. Other than that, just a typical work day morning hike. Watched sun come up from my destination, then returned the same way.
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This is my gym. I have to travel down a bumpy road to get there. There are no treadmillls, no machines, and no personal trainers. I walk..I run..I breathe the fresh air. I can go any time I want, as much as I want and there is no membership fee.
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Jun 15 2018
RickVincent
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 Guides 4
 Routes 5
 Photos 3,351
 Triplogs 649

49 male
 Joined Aug 20 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Treasure Loop to Praying HandsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 15 2018
RickVincent
Hiking4.50 Miles 1,064 AEG
Hiking4.50 Miles   1 Hour   24 Mns   3.21 mph
1,064 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Quick out and back. Nothing notable.
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This is my gym. I have to travel down a bumpy road to get there. There are no treadmillls, no machines, and no personal trainers. I walk..I run..I breathe the fresh air. I can go any time I want, as much as I want and there is no membership fee.
May 23 2018
RickVincent
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 Guides 4
 Routes 5
 Photos 3,351
 Triplogs 649

49 male
 Joined Aug 20 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Treasure Loop to Praying HandsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 23 2018
RickVincent
Hiking4.50 Miles 1,000 AEG
Hiking4.50 Miles   1 Hour   47 Mns   3.51 mph
1,000 ft AEG      30 Mns Break
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
On trail at 4:45am. Just enough daylight at this time to leave the headlamp behind. Pushed up to the Praying Hands in 32 minutes. Took a break, then returned via same route.
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This is my gym. I have to travel down a bumpy road to get there. There are no treadmillls, no machines, and no personal trainers. I walk..I run..I breathe the fresh air. I can go any time I want, as much as I want and there is no membership fee.
May 21 2018
RickVincent
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 Guides 4
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 Photos 3,351
 Triplogs 649

49 male
 Joined Aug 20 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Treasure Loop to Praying HandsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 21 2018
RickVincent
Hiking4.00 Miles 1,000 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles   1 Hour   37 Mns   3.00 mph
1,000 ft AEG      17 Mns Break
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Good to be back out on the trail. I've been absent from my happy places while dealing with some intermittent lower back pain. Lots of ice, heat and massage on Sunday. Woke up feeling good Monday.
Hiked from Hwy 88 trail head out to the Praying Hands and beyond. Short break at my destination then back the same way.
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This is my gym. I have to travel down a bumpy road to get there. There are no treadmillls, no machines, and no personal trainers. I walk..I run..I breathe the fresh air. I can go any time I want, as much as I want and there is no membership fee.
Mar 25 2018
KBKB
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57 male
 Joined Apr 22 2012
 Fountain Hills,
Praying Hands / Massacre Falls Loop, AZ 
Praying Hands / Massacre Falls Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 25 2018
KBKB
Hiking7.45 Miles 1,699 AEG
Hiking7.45 Miles   5 Hrs   25 Mns   1.71 mph
1,699 ft AEG   1 Hour   4 Mns Break22 LBS Pack
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1st trip
My wife and I and several friends hiked markthurman53's GPS track in which we visited the Praying Hands and Massacre Falls.

We got a moderately early start, but the trails were already busy. We saw fewer hikers after we passed the praying hands and made our way to join the Massacre Falls Trail.

Trail conditions were good, though there are more than a few spider trails along the way. We just took the most prominent looking path and it was almost always right.

We saw three deer on the segment between the hands and the falls.

There wasn't even a hint of water at the falls.

Still, a good day...
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