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Hieroglyphics Trail #101 - 115 members in 463 triplogs have rated this an average 3.2 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Jan 14 2021
Swifthunt
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 Joined Jan 02 2020
 Wauconda il.
Hieroglyphics Trail #101Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 14 2021
Swifthunt
Hiking5.00 Miles 650 AEG
Hiking5.00 Miles   9 Hrs      0.56 mph
650 ft AEG   9 Hrs    Break7 LBS Pack
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Started first light decided to go to summit , near top buddy twisted knee 4 + hours to limp hobble down,saw bighorn sheep near the top great day, knee will be ok. Total 9 hours on the trail. Went total of about 5 miles.
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Dec 30 2020
OdinWiski
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 Chandler, AZ
Balanced Rock, AZ 
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OdinWiski
Hiking4.50 Miles 1,610 AEG
Hiking4.50 Miles   3 Hrs   35 Mns   1.46 mph
1,610 ft AEG      30 Mns Break
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It was a gorgeous day for a hike. Got to the trailhead kind of late, but still had a few parking spots. From the fork off to the right from Hieroglyphics the trail was not distinct, only at certain sections was the faint path noticeable. We tried to stick to the official track as much as possible, but at times simply found it easier to visually pick out a spot afar and find our way to it. We were the only ones up by the Balanced Rock. Wife was not thrilled about the offtrail bushwhack getting to it, but enjoyment was regained by the time spent at the Balanced Rock. Enjoyed our extended break there. Went down from the other side of the Balanced Rock into the canyon to hit up Hieroglyphics, which had a steep but very distinct path down. At the pools and the rest of the way out on Hieroglyphics, there were literally hundreds of people, kids and their dogs. Beautiful day and holiday break, everyone wanted to come out. I've only been to 5057 on a ridgeline hike. Looking forward to going up via this route next time.
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Dec 24 2020
SunDevil3
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 Phoenix, AZ
Hieroglyphics Trail #101Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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SunDevil3
Hiking3.30 Miles 650 AEG
Hiking3.30 Miles   1 Hour   45 Mns   2.48 mph
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Christmas Eve morning hike with the wife and kids. I have been out of the game for a bit due to injury (and being fat) so I figured this would be an easy segue back into hiking.

The trail was busy but not as bad as usual. The parking lot was about 3/4 full when we arrived around 9AM and almost (but not quite) full when we departed around noon. The weather was beautiful and I enjoyed teaching my 7 year old about the limited desert plants I can easily recognize along the way.

We spent a little bit of time out at the hieroglyphics and my older daughter and I climbed up to some of the higher outcroppings to explore.

It was a quick trip but just great to be back on the trail after several months.
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Dec 20 2020
rayhuston
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 Joined Mar 09 2012
 Gilbert, AZ
Superstition Peak 5057 Loop via HieroPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 20 2020
rayhuston
Hiking11.98 Miles 3,830 AEG
Hiking11.98 Miles   9 Hrs   44 Mns   1.62 mph
3,830 ft AEG   2 Hrs   20 Mns Break
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Very nice loop. I’ve done all segments before, but was missing the Lost Goldmine trail portion.

I acquired some hiking partners, Chuck, Elisa and Courtney, at the saddle above Hieroglyphic Canyon. They had peak 5057 in their sights but were unsure of the route and asked if they could tag along. I took them the rest of the way.

At the summit, I mentioned the big loop I was doing and told them they were welcome to join me. They agreed. They made coffee and Mountainhouse beef stew for lunch, so the break up top was quite long.

Afterwards we continued along the ridge line to west boulder saddle where we took another long break. The trail in between is as good as I’ve seen it. Of course the fire destroyed all the brushy, prickly stuff you used to avoid.

Everyone was chatty and having a great time until the descent from WB saddle. Though not that long, it’s steep and difficult. I prefer this over the scree nightmare near the top of Hiero, but not everyone would agree.

Once down on Lost Goldmine, the previous happy and chatty group was tired and ready for this hike to be over. It was very quiet the last couple of hours. In hindsight I should have taken them back the way we came. I very much enjoyed this hike, but I felt bad for them.

That said, they all were happy to have accomplished this big hike and even asked if we could hike again sometime. I said sure and exchanged phone numbers with Elisa (mom). I’ll try to find something a little easier.

At the end of a very long day, I stopped at the Walgreens at Hwy 60 and picked up some chocolate milk and Pringles, my favorite post big hike pick me up.
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Dec 14 2020
vanman
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54 male
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 Gilbert
Hieroglyphics Trail #101Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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vanman
Hiking5.12 Miles 1,397 AEG
Hiking5.12 Miles   5 Hrs   27 Mns   1.44 mph
1,397 ft AEG   1 Hour   53 Mns Break
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Working my way back up to the Ridgeline! We stopped about 2.5 miles up the canyon from the trailhead and enjoyed the surroundings, a couple cold ones and another beautiful day!
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Nov 25 2020
adilling
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 Mesa, AZ
Hieroglyphics Trail #101Phoenix, AZ
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adilling
Hiking3.00 Miles 650 AEG
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The conditions this Thanksgiving Eve presented an opportunity to get some star trail shots in the Superstitions. I opted going back into Hieroglyphics Canyon to take some pictures of the petroglyphs. Clear and cool, the weather was nice.

No other vehicles in the lot when I arrived at 645pm. The hike up is the same as always. The trail was littered with an inordinate amount of doogie poo bags. I also collected 6-7 water bottles and other assorted bits of rubbish on the way out too. Sad state of humanity these days sometimes. I wonder who these people think will pick up after them? Litterers should be strapped to cactus, smeared with bacon grease and left for the mountain lions to mete out proper punishment.

The pool at the base of "the wall" was bone dry. There were a few stagnant puddle above it. But, the crispy-crunchy grasses and flora point to our extremely dry conditions. I hope we get some rains soon.

I did not see any critters, but I heard a few owls and got a little serenade from some coyotes. The wind moving down the canyon was a nice experience as well. You can hear it coming down.

To take my photos, I take 100-150 shots of the same image, edit them en masse and them run them through a program to get the star trail effect. The enemies of astrophotography are clouds and airplanes. No clouds last night, but the number of jets and airplanes flying over the mountain last night was crazy.

A nice 4 hours spent in the moonlight in a beautiful canyon. I am sure, as I write up this triplog that there are many, many people there right now enjoying the place. I think I prefer the solitude and the moonlight.
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Nov 07 2020
azlaurie
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46 female
 Joined Mar 09 2010
 Chandler, AZ
Superstition Peak 5057 - CarneyPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 07 2020
azlaurie
Hiking14.13 Miles 3,679 AEG
Hiking14.13 Miles   9 Hrs   27 Mns   1.67 mph
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Went up Carney to Peak 5057. Fun. Yes up up up. Started to Flatiron and it got so windy... Seriously. Not worth risking. Couldn't see anything anyways so what's the point in going to Flatiron? So we got on the Heiroglyphics trail the went like 4 miles in the Lost Goldmine TH then back to Carney and back to truck. Hiked from headlamp to dusk. AWESOME.
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Oct 17 2020
Jim_H
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 Joined Sep 08 2006
 Marana, AZ
Hieroglyphics Trail #101Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 17 2020
Jim_H
Hiking3.70 Miles 860 AEG
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Set out for 5057, but I HATE Arizona thorn scrub, and with the smoke haze which is back again, I turned around a little after the canyon bend. I did not regret that choice, and I won't return. In some ways, I am glad it was smokey, as I didn't waste good day on this. I had enough of thorns last week. If I do 5057, it will be a mid-week hike later when better conditions arrive.
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Oct 11 2020
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 Fountain Hills,
Superstition Peak 5057 via HieroPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 11 2020
DixieFlyer
Hiking8.60 Miles 3,274 AEG
Hiking8.60 Miles   5 Hrs   31 Mns   1.93 mph
3,274 ft AEG   1 Hour   3 Mns Break
 
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With the western Supes opening up for the first time in a while, and with the temperatures dropping a bit, I figured that this would be a good time to go up to Peak 5057 from the Hieroglyphic Trailhead.

We started right at 6:00 AM and we were the first people on the trail.

It was dry as a bone in Hieroglyphic Canyon, which wasn't a surprise. We followed the "standard" route up to the ridgeline.

There was no evidence of a fire until we got up the ridgeline, and we could see some burned areas north of the ridgeline. For the most part we did not see much fire damage up on the ridgeline until we got almost to the north of Peak 5057. There were some burned areas south of the trail going toward 5057, and quite a bit of burn off to the north. You could smell a lot of soot, but it was hard for me to tell how intense the fire was in that area. It didn't look all THAT severe, but time will tell how fast the area will bounce back.

I always enjoy this hike, and today was no exception. When we got back to the rock art at the end of the Hieroglyphic Trail, I was surprised at how few people were there. I guess that they are all up in Flagstaff for the weekend.
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it was very dry in Hieroglyphic Canyon
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Sep 03 2020
gfullmer
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 Phoenix, AZ
Hieroglyphics Trail #101Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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gfullmer
Hiking4.91 Miles 1,754 AEG
Hiking4.91 Miles   3 Hrs   52 Mns   1.34 mph
1,754 ft AEG      12 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
 
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Started early in the morning about 6:30 and finished before 10:30. I am slow! :) My excuse, I take a lot of pictures! Because of the time of year there weren't many hikers. There were only six or so hikers I met on the trail. I did get a movie of a young Rattler. Beat the sunrise and was in the dark and in shadows for most of the hike. It was comparatively cool as when I started it was 81 degrees and when I finished it was in the 90s. However, the humidity was very high and I sweat a lot. The trail is pretty easy until you go beyond the Hieroglyphics. To do so you go to the right of the pond and then find a cave and go to the right of it. Shortly afterwards there is a trail that goes up to Balanced Rock but you want to stay on the main trail (less steep). I was thinking of making it to the ridge line so I cold see the recent fire damage as one looked over to Weaver's Needle, but because I didn't want to spend time in the direct sunlight, I returned when I was about a half a mile short of the Superstition ridge line. After the hike I was told by some fellow hikers that Tonto National Forest has been closed since 26 August but there were no signs on the trail head and on the National Forest Service website it says it is open one place and another says it is closed until September the 30th. So not only am I slow, I am probably an outlaw! :D
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Daytripper
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 Gold Canyon
Hieroglyphics Trail #101Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 15 2020
Daytripper
Hiking3.15 Miles 650 AEG
Hiking3.15 Miles   1 Hour   25 Mns   2.52 mph
650 ft AEG      10 Mns Break
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Nothing new here but still a nice hike before sunrise, pulled in as the first vehicle in the lot. Nice lighting on the petroglyphs enjoyed it in solitude took more pictures than usual here, a little stagnant water in the lowest pool with lots of bee buzzing. On leaving just past the rock with mortar holes ran into 4 hikers on their way up. Did manage to jump two mule deer before getting to the second gate but moved to quick for a photo.
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Apr 24 2020
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 Gold Canyon, Ari
Hieroglyphics Trail #101Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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ShaneAnn
Hiking2.53 Miles 696 AEG
Hiking2.53 Miles      52 Mns   2.98 mph
696 ft AEG      1 Min Break
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Apr 10 2020
ShaneAnn
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 Gold Canyon, Ari
Hieroglyphics Trail #101Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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ShaneAnn
Hiking6.61 Miles 1,209 AEG
Hiking6.61 Miles   3 Hrs   18 Mns   2.53 mph
1,209 ft AEG      41 Mns Break
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Apr 02 2020
SunDevil3
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 Joined May 21 2004
 Phoenix, AZ
Hieroglyphics Trail #101Phoenix, AZ
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SunDevil3
Hiking3.00 Miles 650 AEG
Hiking3.00 Miles   2 Hrs   58 Mns   1.94 mph
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Second trip out this trail in less than one week. My younger daughter wanted to show her older sister what we had discovered. Crowds were slightly smaller (not surprising given this was a weekday) and the water flow slightly diminished from the previous trip.

For some reason a large group of people (in fact, two groups of people who knew each other and randomly met there) decided to not only thumb their noses at the COVID-19 guidance of not meeting friends but also not congregating within 6 feet of others when they decided to all stand around and chit chat face to face directly between where we had dropped our packs in the shade (e.g. where I was standing) and where my kids were playing in the water a few feet away. They put themselves about 3 feet or less from each of us and proceeded to flap their gums about COVID-19 for 20 min while simultaneously ignoring the very rules they discussed. They also ignored their gaggle of kids throwing Goldfish crackers into the pools of water that everyone else was trying to enjoy... anyone picking up on my annoyance at all? :?

Anyway, we still decided to have a good time and the girls loved playing in water and exploring the "cave" we found.

There was also a younger (probably 12-14 years old) girl there who had a small parrot on her shoulder. I had never seen anyone hike with a parrot before so that was a new and interesting sight. Whoever she was, I give her big respect for her sense of balance and feet of steel because she was hopping up and down the boulders barefoot while the bird clung to her shoulders, hands, and the brim of her hat alternatively. I don't think I could have gone up and down those rocks barefoot even without a tropical bird ride-along so kudos to her for both ability and confidence.
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Mar 29 2020
SunDevil3
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39 male
 Joined May 21 2004
 Phoenix, AZ
Hieroglyphics Trail #101Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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SunDevil3
Hiking3.00 Miles 650 AEG
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Decided I would use the virus downtime to check out a local trail I had never done before so my 6 year old and I set off for the SW Superstitions. The hike was beautiful and not too busy until we reached the trail end with the waterfalls.

We managed to spot a rattlesnake as it crossed the trail into the brush. She gave us a nice little warning rattle as we approached and then went on her way. It is still hard to imagine that, after nearly a quarter century of hiking all over the southwest, this was my first time seeing a rattler. My daughter was a little leery about getting close enough to see it but she was so pleased when she did.

Spent about an hour out by the waterfalls having a snack and exploring while still trying to keep the requisite 6 foot clearance from all others. My daughter was a little let down that we had neglected to pack bathing suits as she really wanted to take a dip in the cool water but I told her that would have to wait for another day. Perhaps later this week I can take the whole family back if we are not yet under total lockdown.
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Feb 25 2020
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 Gold Canyon
Hieroglyphics Trail #101Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 25 2020
Daytripper
Hiking7.70 Miles 2,550 AEG
Hiking7.70 Miles   6 Hrs   55 Mns   1.30 mph
2,550 ft AEG   1 Hour    Break20 LBS Pack
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Water was falling but it wasn’t raining, Hieroglyphic Canyon was charged up from the rains 3 days ago. Cool and windy today up to the top of the first ridge and again near the head of the canyon and ridgeline, calm and quiet in between, changing layers was the name of the game. Always a good sign when you can hear the water flow before seeing it and so it was on approaching the large multi mortar rock. Nice waterfall exiting the petroglyphs pools, sounds of running water continued most of the way up the canyon . Upper pools were also filled and discharging with a nice waterfall. The rains and running water made the trek up more slippery on the the rocks but softened some of the scree covered trail. Before reaching the last waterfall is a rockslide that the water runs under and when there is enough flow can hear a whistling musical like sound in the gaps between the rocks, from my one physics class suspect it has to do with Bernoulli principal. Once up the steep section and on the ridge line briefly braved the wind blast to view Weavers and 4 peaks then went over to a campsite area overlooking HC. Had a snack break and found a relatively flat rock to lay back on, sun exposed not wind exposed with my jacket on ended up falling asleep. Us retirees need our midday naps. Woke up hearing voices and being disoriented took a moment to realize I was hearing 3 out of sight hikers below me going down HC. Between the nap and the wind my motivation to travel the ridgeline evaporated and I started back down, never caught up to the other hikers. Saw no one else until nearing the jojoba hedges when met a couple that was on the way up. Couple of dozen folks sitting and or milling about enjoying the sights and sounds of water flow around the petroglyphs. Always enjoy hiking this canyon particularly the solitude above the petroglyphs and with the water flowing.
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Daisies,blue dicks, globemallow,poppies

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DixieFlyer
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 Fountain Hills,
Superstition Peak 5057 via HieroPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 18 2020
DixieFlyer
Hiking8.60 Miles 3,406 AEG
Hiking8.60 Miles   6 Hrs   29 Mns   1.70 mph
3,406 ft AEG   1 Hour   25 Mns Break
 
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This is a fun hike and I wanted to do it again before the weather got hot, and today seemed like a good day to do it. It was a perfect morning for a hike, although it got a tad warm on the way back.

There weren't too many people out on the trail today, which was a bit surprising even for a Tuesday.

I always enjoy being up on the Superstition Ridgeline, and today was no exception!
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There were a few flowers blooming along the Hieroglyphic Trail, but not much blooming past the glyphs. It is still a bit early to see too many flowers in bloom.
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Feb 14 2020
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 Scottsdale, AZ
Chuparosa Canyon - SuperstitionsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 14 2020
outdoor_lover
Hiking5.25 Miles 1,275 AEG
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Van and I did quite a few Hikes together in 2012. And then we lost touch as Life tends to pull in different directions. He was getting ready to pay another visit to Chuparosa Canyon and invited me to join him. I'm always up for new hikes in the Supes and I know this is one of his favorites.

I've tried to get to my Hikes by Sunrise, just because I really like the early mornings and in the event that there's some color. On this morning, I overslept about an hour. To date, there hasn't been a super colorful Sunrise, but of course, there was now, so I had to enjoy it while driving instead of capturing it with a landscape. :lol:

It was a nice little Reunion to finally see Van again. And we headed off to the Canyon, leaving the hordes of people doing Hieroglyphics behind. It was a nice day albiet a bit warm. We took our time and just enjoyed the day and caught up on what's been happening in both our lives. The Canyon was very cool, with lichen covered slabs and hints of past waterfalls. A few pools remained. The Wildflowers are coming in, but have a week or more to go before they are a showstopper. Hummingbirds buzzed past our ears and a Canyon Wren sang us a wonderful Canyon Aria. Two Prairie Falcons provided some overhead entertainment as well. We climbed up above the falls and just enjoyed the solitude for awhile. Talked about some future Hiking and some possibilities for off-trail loops. And then it was time to head back. We took our time heading back, hoping for more Hummingbird sightings and enjoying the clouds that were forming in the otherwise brilliant blue skies. We parted ways, promising not to wait another 7 years before we hiked together again. :) It was a great little Canyon and I have more ideas for this area in the future!

The Clouds intrigued and I was wondering about Sunset, but it was too early, so I decided to grab some food in Gold Canyon and then if it looked promising, I would go back out. It looked promising, so I returned and headed about 1/2 mile or so up the Hieroglyphics Trail, to catch the light and hopefully some color. It was worth going back for, but I think the Sunrise would have been much more spectacular. I need to make sure I'm out of bed sooner. The Days are getting longer and the Sunrises are getting earlier. :lol:

It was another good day in the Supes. Unlike last week, this was all about chill time and catching up with an old friend. :) Thanks for the invite Van! Looking forward to hitting some more Trails with you in the Future!
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Blue Dicks coming in strong. A few patches of Poppies. Chuparosa is starting, needs another week or so to be glorious. A couple of weak Lupines. A few Fiddlenecks were out too.

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Jan 26 2020
jochal
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 Mesa, AZ
Hieroglyphics Trail #101Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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jochal
Hiking3.00 Miles 650 AEG
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 Mesa, AZ
Hieroglyphics Trail #101Phoenix, AZ
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cw50must
Hiking3.30 Miles 650 AEG
Hiking3.30 Miles   1 Hour   20 Mns   2.48 mph
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Started out the new year being sick for what felt like forever. Finally had a day off and felt good again so I wanted to do a nice hike. Hadn't been to Hieroglyphics trail for a while so that's what I decided on. I thought since it was a week day I could avoid the disneyland type crowds it draws on the weekends.
The landscape was as scenic as ever, very green this time of year. I noticed a few minor reroutes around the gate area, can't remember if they were there last time or not. The wilderness sign is missing from its post once you enter the gate. Only passsed a few people on the trail, but there was a large crowd gathered at the pools. Word on the trails was the majority of them were from the Robson Ranch hiking club. When I got back to the parking lot at about 11am it was filling up fast as the middle parking row was starting to form. A great day to be out on the trails.
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WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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