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Treasure Loop to Praying Hands - 27 members in 153 triplogs have rated this an average 3.2 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Jun 09 2021
PrestonSands
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44 male
 Joined Apr 12 2004
 Oro Valley, AZ
Treasure Loop to Praying HandsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 09 2021
PrestonSands
Hiking3.20 Miles 900 AEG
Hiking3.20 Miles   1 Hour   9 Mns   2.78 mph
900 ft AEG
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A 7 pm start in a shirt and hat soaked in ice water made for bearable summer desert hiking. Great hike as always, I love hiking up to Praying Hands to check out the sunsets.
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Feb 11 2021
Daytripper
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70 male
 Joined Dec 10 2016
 Gold Canyon
North side Supes Meander, AZ 
North side Supes Meander, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 11 2021
Daytripper
Hiking9.54 Miles 1,776 AEG
Hiking9.54 Miles
1,776 ft AEG12 LBS Pack
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Had been hesitant to return to these areas because of last years fires but finally decided to try it today. Parked in Lost Dutchman Park and started on Treasure Loop then headed down the connector trail to Jacob’s, added a rock to the Tree corral. Along Jacob’s someone decided to decorate a tree limb with a doggie poop bag as if seeing it on the ground isn’t annoying enough, I’m sure they were retrieving it later. Once heading down toward Crosscut TH the burn area appears and persists on this half of the loop. Only 6 cars in the lot at this point, passed one couple at the fence by the old trailhead for Massacre Grounds, another couple carrying a tripod and a group of 4 with two doodle dogs all before the crossing the wash. At the high point of the massacre grounds the distant views are still outstanding as you can ignore the close up charred desert. Wasn’t planning to go over to the falls but the rock face under the falls looked unusual so I headed over that way. I grabbed a couple of photos, still scratching my head but the worst thought occurred first , had someone had dumped white paint down the waterfall, now wondering if soil changes from the fire and then recent water flow over it would discolor the rock face? Perhaps someone in my tiny triplog audience has a theory. Did see it was the same on one of the @DarthStiller photos from last month. I had photos from prior trips when water was flowing and it’s not evident so perhaps I’m not recalling how it looked when it’s dry before. Perhaps I need to get back with nurse Ratchet again because I’m hallucinating again🤪 Moving on couldn’t find any remains of the initial “route” over to Praying Hands but once coming down the big ravine memory kicked back in as well as cairns. Made a brief excursion up the origins of Weekes Wash ,aka Canyon of the Waterfalls, appeared the east side had less burn evidence while the west side look toasted. Saw two young fellas perched on top of Praying Hands then several hikers once back down to Treasure Loop . Passed two guys who feigned insult when I told them if they let me by I wouldn’t take the bench at the Treasure Loop highpoint :D Started down Prospector Trail and finished the day with Palmer Mine Loop and Discovery Trail. Despite the burn area I enjoyed this hike today, maybe I’ll get an invite to hike with the popular kids in San Tan someday : wink : As a history buff liked my final AEG for today too!
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Jan 30 2021
Vashti
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 Joined Mar 11 2002
 Gilbert, AZ
Treasure Loop to Praying HandsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 30 2021
Vashti
Hiking6.23 Miles 2,172 AEG
Hiking6.23 Miles   5 Hrs   55 Mns   1.53 mph
2,172 ft AEG   1 Hour   51 Mns Break
 
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The original plan was to go on Treasure Loop to Canyon of the Waterfalls, up to the saddle and dropping down into siphon draw. Instead, due to a fun boondoggle up to an alcove up on the Ridge, we only went to first water creek falls and then headed back to complete the rest of the Treasure Loop. I was with two people new to off trail adventures, so it made for some slow going, but we still had a good time. I think they enjoyed the climbing and lack of people. :)

We started at 8 am from the Cholla lot in Lost Dutchman (friend has a pass, yippee!), and there was no one around. It was a chill 45F out. Even after our boondoggle, we still saw relatively few people headed out to first water creek falls, which was flowing. On the way back, once we got on the main trail heading back, we started to pick up a lot of people. By praying hands, there were tons of people as is expected on an easier trail in the superstitions on a Saturday.

This is my first time to first water creek falls. I wanted to wait until we had some rain, so I would be able to see it flowing. It wasn't a deluge, but it was a steady medium flow.

A great day with friends, perfect weather, and amazing views of snowy 4 Peaks with fog lifting throughout the day. There were also 5 rock climbers climbing praying hands which was fun to watch. A magical day! :)
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water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max First Water Creek Falls Medium flow Medium flow
Steady flow. Good size pool.
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Jan 17 2021
paulhubbard
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63 male
 Joined Jun 01 2010
 Mesa, AZ
Treasure Loop to Praying HandsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 17 2021
paulhubbard
Hiking4.00 Miles 1,000 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles   2 Hrs   30 Mns   2.00 mph
1,000 ft AEG      30 Mns Break
 
I haven't been to Praying hands in over 10 years. It hasn't changed much, imagine that. Quite a few people today in the park, but not as many as we expected. Wondering where the trail heading east ends up? does it meet the Massacre Falls trail?
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Jan 09 2021
friendofThundergod
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39 male
 Joined Jan 21 2013
 AZ
Treasure Loop to Praying HandsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hike & Climb avatar Jan 09 2021
friendofThundergod
Hike & Climb5.00 Miles 1,000 AEG
Hike & Climb5.00 Miles
1,000 ft AEG
Onsight I G  • Sport, Trad • 5.6 Not good • 3 Pitches
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Pro: placed one cam, a BD .75 in a vertical crack works nicely to protect the summit top out.
I climbed the Hand with Katie on Saturday. We climbed it via the three pitch, 5.6, Razors Edge route. We actually started from a pullout off of the road on the way to First Water, but this description works.

We expected to see some other climbers at the semi popular and distinct pinnacle, but the base of the climb was empty when we arrived. I soloed the first pitch which is only class four and then brought Katie up on belay for the attention getting step over onto the Razors Edge. I then led the second pitch and brought Katie up to the, “chicken ledge.” From the chicken ledge the route got steeper for the final pitch, but the climbing remained pretty easy. Right before the summit there is an opportunity for pro in a vertical crack, so I placed a BD .75 for the short sequence to top out.

The summit was excellent and it was a great experience being on it. It was a little hazy, but the views were still great and I will admit its fun to see the hikers look up in astonishment at people standing on the top. The rap anchors were a mangled mess of rusty chains and old bolts, but they held for at least one more party thankfully.

This was a great climb and Supes experience to tick off the list. Katie had a little nostalgia for the area, so it was extra special for her too. The routes exposed and there are some run outs, but the easier grade made for a fun experience and I did not have any issues with the more adventurous nature of the route.
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Jun 01 2020
Daytripper
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70 male
 Joined Dec 10 2016
 Gold Canyon
Peak 3845 - Superstition MountainsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 01 2020
Daytripper
Hiking8.15 Miles 2,205 AEG
Hiking8.15 Miles   4 Hrs      2.27 mph
2,205 ft AEG      25 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
 
First Arizona hike in June since I retired 6 years ago :D Decided at last minute to not drive to Payson so instead parked near Crosscut Trailhead. Once on Siphon Draw Trail from Jacob’s trail I entered ahead of a couple of hikers and behind a couple so tried to keep socially distanced from both so pace was faster than usual to the saddle, at least there was some cloud and mountain provided shade. That was tiring but after a few minutes rest managed to unseat myself and head over to the ridgeline for 3845 , decided to not do the final push up through the vegetation in the warming full sun instead taking in a birds eye view of the Crying Dinosaur and then the former Mining Camp restaurant site before finally starting back. On the way back decided to use Prospector and Treasure loop to reacquire Jacob’s trail. Feeling some energy rebound from a slowed pace decided to go up to the base of Praying Hands before the descent down Treasure Loop. The trails were all clear and surrounded by dry vegetation, no wildlife today. The wind was primarily coming from the southwest so the smoke from the ongoing Sawtooth fire was drifting to the northeast obscuring usual views to the East while westward views were also hazy today. Hope we get a couple of cooler days this month , it was 81° out there at 0600 today.
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May 09 2020
friendofThundergod
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39 male
 Joined Jan 21 2013
 AZ
Treasure Loop to Praying HandsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Climbing avatar May 09 2020
friendofThundergod
Climbing5.00 Miles 1,000 AEG
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Sean and I sought out the Mother Lode (a new traditional climbing area) in the Supes today. Rather fittingly, The Mother Lode is located off the Treasure Loop Trail.

The approach was waist high fox tales and steep, so that was fun. The climbing was a little greasy from the heat and taxing in the heat, which led to the overall stoutness of the route. We thought we might catch some shade with an early start, but as it turned out our route baked all morning and did not see full shade until nearly noon. However, we did enjoy some shade on the third pitch and fourth.

Sean led all the pitches and I followed. I hung like a dog through most of the third pitch. A great pitch of climbing, but a little stout for me. We reached the bottom in three raps and then slid down on foxtails back to the maintained trail. The hike out did not feel as warm as earlier parts of the day and we made really good time.

Overall, a great route to end the season on in the Supes. Getting it done in the heat added a nice sense of accomplishment to this one. A bit of a gut check at times. I would probably rank it as the best climb I have done In the Supes in my limited time out there.

Cold Fever, 5.10a, 4 pitches.
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Mar 17 2020
adilling
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58 male
 Joined Dec 02 2014
 Mesa, AZ
Treasure Loop to Praying HandsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 17 2020
adilling
Hiking4.00 Miles 1,000 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles
1,000 ft AEG
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A quick hike out in the Supes to catch a sunset. I figured the sun would set right along the face of the mountain with the Praying Hands being on the direct line of the sunset. I was sorta close.

The mini parking area west of the Massacre/Crosscut Lot was semi-full when I arrived at 430pm. I saw a few folks on the trail, but I had the place to myself for most of my hike. I set off to hike the little formations east of the "Hands" and looked for the best spot to set up. I am not sure of the names of these formations. Anyone know?

The sunset started out mild, but the clouds away from the horizon really got some nice colors. Nothing spectacular (for Arizona, at least), but an excellent way to watch the day come to an end.

The brittlebrush is blooming very nicely in some areas. I saw a few globe mallow blooms and a few lupines as well. With all this rain, I am wondering what kind of wildflower season we will have this year?

Hiked back in the dark and saw a deer run across the trail in front of me. There's a group of them that live in this area. I usually see them in the early mornings when I hike this area.

Now that we are living in this new Bizarro world and my industry has basically shut down for who knows how long, I might be doing a daily hike out here? Hope everyone stays safe out there.
Flora
Flora
Brittlebush
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Mar 01 2020
RickVincent
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51 male
 Joined Aug 20 2009
 Mesa, AZ
Treasure Loop to Praying HandsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 01 2020
RickVincent
Hiking5.00 Miles 1,000 AEG
Hiking5.00 Miles   2 Hrs   10 Mns   2.31 mph
1,000 ft AEG
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Quick hike out beyond the Praying Hands via the Hwy 88 trailhead and Treasure Loop trail. Cool weather mixed with the warm rays of the sun and some light winds made for a great day on the trail. Looking forward to the longer days of spring and summer and boosting my hike activity.
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Feb 29 2020
Yoder
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56 male
 Joined Oct 07 2017
 Chandler, AZ
Treasure Loop to Praying HandsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 29 2020
Yoder
Hiking5.70 Miles 1,090 AEG
Hiking5.70 Miles   2 Hrs   50 Mns   2.33 mph
1,090 ft AEG      23 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
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Started from the park and did a 6 mile loop. I think this is one of my favorite hikes. Good morning views of the Superstitions, and in the lower regions there was a wide varieties of birds.
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Nov 09 2019
Tortoise_Hiker
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60 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Treasure Loop to Praying HandsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 09 2019
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking4.00 Miles 867 AEG
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I showed my cousin the front of the Supes
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Sep 24 2019
RickVincent
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51 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
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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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60 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
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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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51 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
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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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51 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
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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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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 10 2019
rayhuston
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64 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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 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
 
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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
Culture
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Snowman
Named place
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First Water Creek Falls
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Feb 23 2019
rayhuston
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64 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
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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.
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Wildflowers Observation Isolated
Poppies in spots
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Feb 05 2019
Mr_Squishy
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67 male
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 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
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1,700 ft AEG
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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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60 male
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 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
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