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Pima Wash - South Mountain - 31 members in 199 triplogs have rated this an average 2.3 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Aug 30 2022
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60 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
San Gabriel RidgePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 30 2022
Tortoise_HikerTriplogs 3,071
Hiking3.30 Miles 629 AEG
Hiking3.30 Miles   1 Hour   51 Mns   1.78 mph
629 ft AEG
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Early hike to see the sunrise. Saw a Speckled that looked quite comfortable in Pima wash. More bikers than hikers this morning with a few runners. I was on Desert Classic for a little while so that was expected. 🤗
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Jul 23 2022
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38 male
 Joined Mar 01 2018
 Chandler, AZ
South Mountain Marcos De Niza Mormon Loop , AZ 
South Mountain Marcos De Niza Mormon Loop , AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jul 23 2022
John10sTriplogs 143
Hiking6.92 Miles 960 AEG
Hiking6.92 Miles   1 Hour   45 Mns   3.95 mph
960 ft AEG
 
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This ended up being a shorter outing than expected. I got up early with plans to be on the trail around sunrise, but as I got ready to leave, I opened the door to strong winds and some rain...wasn't expecting that until later in the day. I checked the radar and saw storms around South Mountain for the next hour or two, so I waited and started later in the morning. I had an appointment mid-morning, so I had to shorten the route with the late start.

It was another humid day, but the clouds and a few sprinkles helped with the comfort level. The hike itself wasn't particularly remarkable...the only interesting wildlife was a roadrunner along Marcos de Niza. Quite a few people out on the trails, and some interesting clouds as the last of the storms cleared out of the area for the day.
Apr 20 2022
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60 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
San Gabriel RidgePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 20 2022
Tortoise_HikerTriplogs 3,071
Hiking3.30 Miles 664 AEG
Hiking3.30 Miles   1 Hour   33 Mns   2.13 mph
664 ft AEG
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Early starts are still comfortable. At least for a short hike. Stopped and talked to a fellow hiker for 15 minutes 😳. I saw my first snake of the season 😱. A small gopher snake 😁.
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[ checklist ] Gopher Snake
Culture
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[ checklist ] Ray Bain de Soleil
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Apr 06 2022
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60 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Hidden Valley via Pima CanyonPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 06 2022
Tortoise_HikerTriplogs 3,071
Hiking6.70 Miles 862 AEG
Hiking6.70 Miles   2 Hrs   33 Mns   2.63 mph
862 ft AEG
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Started out around 6am. I got serenaded twice by the Coyotes. Saw half a dozen cross the trail in between songs. Trails are in good shape. The beehive south of Hidden Valley Tunnel had a pretty good buzz going. Creosote still have a few blooms. The hummingbirds seemed happy to see the Ocotillo with some good blooms. Nice to get out before it got to warm!
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Feb 17 2022
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42 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Hidden Valley via Guadalupe RidgePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 17 2022
LindaAnnTriplogs 1,578
Hiking8.70 Miles 1,598 AEG
Hiking8.70 Miles   3 Hrs   9 Mns   2.79 mph
1,598 ft AEG      2 Mns Break
 
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Up Marcos and Guadalupe Ridge to the end. One person on Marcos asked if he could touch my hair. Um, no. I get that request a lot, weird.

East on National, Hidden Valley, stayed in the wash, and finished up on Pima Wash. Lots and lots of bees in the wash, probably because there was some water. Cool breeze most of the way, but no clouds.
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Dec 29 2021
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60 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Pima Wash - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 29 2021
Tortoise_HikerTriplogs 3,071
Hiking3.00 Miles 238 AEG
Hiking3.00 Miles   1 Hour   10 Mns   2.57 mph
238 ft AEG
 
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A morning stroll with my granddaughter Lily. Nice cool temps. Crossed paths with a HAZ legend, JohnLP. Good to see ya, my friend!! Thanks for the hike Lily! Like HAZ, you rock!
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Oct 12 2021
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71 male
 Joined Dec 10 2016
 Gold Canyon
National Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 12 2021
DaytripperTriplogs 909
Hiking10.31 Miles 1,537 AEG
Hiking10.31 Miles   4 Hrs   23 Mns   2.47 mph
1,537 ft AEG      13 Mns Break
 
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Great temperature and cooling breeze today but it did kick up the dust so views were not so good. Took Pima East Loop to Ridgeline then continued up to the actual ridgeline instead of Javelina took the use trail dropping down to Mormon Loop.Instead of going to the Buena Vista lookout went up to the start of Old Man Trail, had a break there . Busy around the Pima Canyon parking lot, otherwise sections of solitude along National and Mormon Loop.No wildlife or fall foliage observed :D
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Jul 30 2021
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74 male
 Joined Jan 07 2010
 Chandler, AZ
Guadalupe Ridge - AKA Midlife Crisis / ScottPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 30 2021
Mike_FelsTriplogs 487
Hiking5.08 Miles 1,204 AEG
Hiking5.08 Miles   2 Hrs   19 Mns   2.27 mph
1,204 ft AEG      5 Mns Break
 
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Hot and humid this morning. No breeze. No energy, so cut my hike shorter than usual.
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Jul 14 2021
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42 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Hidden Valley via Pima CanyonPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 14 2021
LindaAnnTriplogs 1,578
Hiking5.26 Miles 662 AEG
Hiking5.26 Miles   1 Hour   59 Mns   2.77 mph
662 ft AEG      5 Mns Break
 
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Got started just before 0630, still raining but the worst of the lightning had passed to the south. Pima Wash flashed right as we were starting, so that was neat to see. Headed up the road, then National, to Hidden Valley. Down the wash, which was still lightly flowing. Some careful negotiation of the rocks in places, but nobody fell. The water saturated sand was pretty much quicksand most of the way, reaching almost calf deep a few times. Lots of frogs/toads, geckos, quail, and one kingsnake.
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Jul 14 2021
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49 male
 Joined Sep 18 2002
 Tempe, AZ
Hidden Valley via Pima CanyonPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 14 2021
chumleyTriplogs 1,705
Hiking5.26 Miles 662 AEG
Hiking5.26 Miles   1 Hour   59 Mns   2.77 mph
662 ft AEG      5 Mns Break
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I awoke to the sound of heavy rain on my roof and despite the sun having yet to light the eastern sky, opted to take advantage of the first rain of the season and sit outside on the patio to enjoy it. Storms continued to roll through the valley beyond daybreak and the coolest temps since February coaxed me to head for a quick hike once it looked as if the lightning had mostly settled down.

Rainfall gauges and radar estimates led me to Somo, with some hesitant expectation that there would be flowing water in the drainages. No luck upon arrival, but half a mile into the hike the headwaters of the "flash flood" made its way down Pima Wash and suddenly it was flowing nicely. Perfect hike timing! It would have been tough footing going up Pima at this flow level but also would have provided some pretty impressive waterfalls.

But we opted to stay on National to the top and head down the wash giving the flow a chance to recede a bit. Pretty much checked all the boxes for a perfect morning, and a welcome start to the monsoon in the valley.
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May 14 2021
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71 male
 Joined Dec 10 2016
 Gold Canyon
Pima Canyon wash and ridges, AZ 
Pima Canyon wash and ridges, AZ
 
Hiking avatar May 14 2021
DaytripperTriplogs 909
Hiking6.76 Miles 1,159 AEG
Hiking6.76 Miles   3 Hrs   5 Mns   2.24 mph
1,159 ft AEG      4 Mns Break
 
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Parked at the Pima Canyon trail head about 0600 , which was not full , should be called Grand Central Station for all the trails accessible here, honestly For years I didn’t know the west side of the park trail heads existed :lol: Decided to make a loop from here and avoid any road walk, started by dropping into the wash by the sheltered picnic table and then taking the Pima canyon loop trail north to Beacon Hill trail. Temps were already warm but there was a breeze which kept the more intense heat away for a couple of hours. The haze visible over downtown from the Ridgeline trail correlated with the poor air quality warnings. By time I hit Mormon loop was encountering more bike riders than hikers. Went up one of the peaks above Mormon trail to check the view after back down then turned off Mormon onto National before Hidden Valley junction. On the return in order to regain some breeze left Pima Wash via Beverly Canyon trail and made Marcos de Niza the final leg. Good to get out for some early am exercise since I was already headed to Chandler for some 👶 time.
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Apr 01 2021
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42 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Pima Canyon Loop - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 01 2021
LindaAnnTriplogs 1,578
Hiking6.06 Miles 633 AEG
Hiking6.06 Miles   2 Hrs   14 Mns   2.78 mph
633 ft AEG      3 Mns Break
 
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Wanted to add the guide for the supposedly new Pima Canyon Loop. Made the mistake of looking at the map of planned trails published by the park assuming they'd follow their own planned route. Ha! Whichever city employee put that map together is a waste of taxpayer money. Started on Desert Classic then north on Beverly Canyon, following what was supposed to be the route. But of course it wasn’t the route—they’d lopped off the southern part of the loop. By the time I got to the dirt road/Pima Wash junction, I decided to head back to the trailhead and start the loop the opposite direction, since I knew there were trail signs on that end.

From the trailhead, I headed east on what used to be East loop. Followed that all the way around the perimeter of the park north and west over to Beverly Canyon, following the Pima Canyon Loop signs the entire way. Took Beverly Canyon south to the road, where the signs end again, then the road back to the trailhead. Not an exciting loop, and a fair amount of traffic noise, but an easy loop. Probably something that would mostly appeal to trail runners, tourists, kids, or anyone looking for an easy stroll. Warm this morning, but a nice breeze at times.
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Mar 27 2021
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60 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Hidden Valley via Pima CanyonPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 27 2021
Tortoise_HikerTriplogs 3,071
Hiking6.50 Miles 933 AEG
Hiking6.50 Miles   2 Hrs   24 Mns   2.71 mph
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I got out earlish to do a sunrise hike. With no headlamp I take the dirt road figuring I would spot a snake easier. I’ve been enjoying taking the wash back though. It was a nice morning out!
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Jan 20 2021
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42 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Guadalupe Ridge-Hidden Valley loop, AZ 
Guadalupe Ridge-Hidden Valley loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 20 2021
LindaAnnTriplogs 1,578
Hiking8.70 Miles 1,523 AEG
Hiking8.70 Miles   5 Hrs   16 Mns   1.79 mph
1,523 ft AEG      25 Mns Break
 
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Met Tom at the Pima Canyon TH just before 0800 and headed up Marcos De Niza. No gradual warm up on that one. Continued west on the full length of Guadalupe Ridge, taking a snack break before dropping down to National. East on National, then through Hidden Valley. We stayed in the wash below Hidden Valley so Tom could see the big bursera tree. Stayed in Pima Wash all the way to the trailhead rather than taking the road.

Nice day, less clouds than expected, but a pleasant breeze most of the way. Good to chat with Tom again!
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Jan 20 2021
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71 male
 Joined Dec 10 2016
 Gold Canyon
Guadalupe Ridge - AKA Midlife Crisis / ScottPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 20 2021
DaytripperTriplogs 909
Hiking8.70 Miles 1,523 AEG
Hiking8.70 Miles
1,523 ft AEG10 LBS Pack
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A bit late on posting this one , at least it’s in the same month. After some pleading with @LindaAnn she kindly agreed to lead me on a guided hike to find the large Busera Tree. Does everyone besides me know you can hike from Pima Trailhead to Eagle Pass and back with barely putting your hiking shoes on National Trail? Observed that Linda really really likes this loop. Started from Pima trailhead right up Marcos di Niza , then up and down ,mostly up proceeding along the Guadalupe Ridgeline. Some skepticism raised about the tour guide however , as after crossing Beverly Canyon each hill climb was announced with “this is the last climb before the end “ :? I was granted a snack break ,fittingly near the top of Old Man Trail . After subtle hints that break time was over we proceeded down toward Buena Vista took a right on National where after a short ways I was pleased to find I could still fit through Fatman’s pass :D . Linda has perfected a nice route through Hidden Valley and Pima Wash , over ,under and around boulders to solve the puzzle. After passing under a natural bridge and over a dry water fall , all along the hike my tour guide had been pointing out Busera Trees, but now I was standing next to a huge magnificent beautiful one, I don’t think my photos captured how nice it is. We encountered a couple of rock climbers here with their pads. Linda thought she saw some graffiti on a rock but as we closed in turned out to be a mat of some sort , thought it might have been used for sliding down the smooth rocks? She packed it out. The route through the wash was new to me , scenic rock formations and dry falls were observed and solitude provided despite being so close to National Trail, finally the sandy walk parallel to the old road to finish up. Seeing the large Busera now scratched off my to do list plus a nice bonus of learning a new route . Nice one Linda, thank you.
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Dec 19 2020
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44 male
 Joined Jul 20 2007
 Gilbert, AZ
Pima Wash - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 19 2020
jtaylorTriplogs 512
Hiking3.00 Miles 225 AEG
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Quick walk-hike with Wendi and Meia. Crowded but happy crowds!
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Dec 10 2020
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49 male
 Joined Sep 18 2002
 Tempe, AZ
Young Hidden Pima Gabriel, AZ 
Young Hidden Pima Gabriel, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Dec 10 2020
chumleyTriplogs 1,705
Hiking4.54 Miles 1,174 AEG
Hiking4.54 Miles   2 Hrs   22 Mns   1.95 mph
1,174 ft AEG      2 Mns Break
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Claire and I decided to take advantage of the magnificent weather for a short jaunt close to home. After waiting for the bulk of the rain to stop we headed out to clearing skies and none of those magnificent waterfalls we knew the rest of the instaworld would be out futilely searching for. I thought it would be fun to wade down the river in Pima Wash but hate that trailhead, so I drew up a loop with Young Man and and Gabe.

After the Everest-esque climb to the ridge, we splashed through HV before heading down the wash. It was just at the start that for absolutely no reason at all I pulled a Hippy and assured myself a month on IR. I was surprised I was able to self-rescue, but knew that it wouldn't stay that way for long. So I asked Santa for bags of frozen peas and RICE. :pk:
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Nov 28 2020
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48 female
 Joined Mar 09 2010
 Chandler, AZ
Javelina - Ridgeline - Beverly LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 28 2020
azlaurieTriplogs 259
Hiking3.90 Miles 583 AEG
Hiking3.90 Miles   1 Hour   38 Mns   2.46 mph
583 ft AEG      3 Mns Break5 LBS Pack
 
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Nov 27 2020
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44 male
 Joined Jul 20 2007
 Gilbert, AZ
Pima Wash - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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jtaylorTriplogs 512
Hiking3.00 Miles 225 AEG
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Quick turkey burner with the family. Crowded but good to see people getting out.
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Nov 15 2020
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48 female
 Joined Mar 09 2010
 Chandler, AZ
Hidden Valley via Pima CanyonPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 15 2020
azlaurieTriplogs 259
Hiking6.87 Miles 1,104 AEG
Hiking6.87 Miles   2 Hrs   42 Mns   2.61 mph
1,104 ft AEG      4 Mns Break8 LBS Pack
 
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