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Goat Hill via Ranger Trail - 20 members in 109 triplogs have rated this an average 3 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Jun 20 2021
Tortoise_Hiker
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 Routes 80
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59 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Goat Hill via Ranger TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 20 2021
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking4.40 Miles 1,054 AEG
Hiking4.40 Miles   1 Hour   36 Mns   2.75 mph
1,054 ft AEG
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LiLD joined me for a Father’s Day Hike. The little parking lot was full so we parked back by the horse trailer parking! A little warm out here today but bearable before 8. Thanks son! Like HAZ, you rock!!
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Mar 12 2021
Tortoise_Hiker
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 Routes 80
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59 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Goat Hill via Ranger TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 12 2021
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking4.00 Miles 1,041 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles   1 Hour   40 Mns   2.40 mph
1,041 ft AEG
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A cool crisp overcast morning after a rain is one of my favorite times to get a hike in. I was joined by the usual suspects. Dove, Quail, Rabbits. I even got a fly over by a Great Horned Owl! Half way up I was serenaded by two packs of Coyotes. An Alta trail pack from the west and a Los Lomitas trail pack from the east 😎! On the way back down a pack crossed in front of me ,west to east, then went up on a ridge . I even did a tiny bit of Los Lomitas for Kelly. Very enjoyable hike! 😏
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Feb 15 2021
johnlp
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64 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Pyramid Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 15 2021
johnlp
Hiking9.92 Miles 2,135 AEG
Hiking9.92 Miles   3 Hrs   10 Mns   3.20 mph
2,135 ft AEG      4 Mns Break
 
Hiked up Pyramid at first light. Went west on National, down and up Ranger, west to Goat Hill, and back on Ruins. Cold to begin with but the uphill cured that. Not too many people on the trails while I was there, although parking was full when I left.
Nothing unusual to report or confess. :)
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Jan 31 2021
johnlp
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64 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Pyramid Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 31 2021
johnlp
Hiking13.29 Miles 3,680 AEG
Hiking13.29 Miles   4 Hrs   25 Mns   3.07 mph
3,680 ft AEG      5 Mns Break
 
Lovely day on the mountain. Flora is responding to the recent rains. Counted 56 bursera descending Lost Ranch Mine. :)
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Jan 23 2021
johnlp
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64 male
 Joined Mar 16 2008
 chandler,az
Alta TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 23 2021
johnlp
Hiking18.20 Miles 5,339 AEG
Hiking18.20 Miles   6 Hrs   56 Mns   2.72 mph
5,339 ft AEG      15 Mns Break
 
Another early start to make sure I get a parking spot and enjoy the new day.
From the Pyramid trailhead I hiked up Lost Mine, down Mine Drop/Lost Ranch Mine, up Ruins, then west on National.
Went off trail at the quartz boulders to check out a mine below. Bushwhacked from there down to the Bajada, then onto the National to it's western terminus. Hiked up the Alta trail to Maricopa Peak, then down Alta to the Bajada. Took Bajada east to the Ranger trail then up to the National and Goat Hill. Hiked back to the car via Lost Mine and a little bit of Pyramid.
Cool and breezy which was perfect for a long hike. Clouds helped make the scenery even more dramatic. :)
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Jan 20 2021
chumley
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48 male
 Joined Sep 18 2002
 Tempe, AZ
Los Lomitas Cabra Colina, AZ 
Los Lomitas Cabra Colina, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 20 2021
chumley
Hiking6.06 Miles 1,277 AEG
Hiking6.06 Miles   1 Hour   49 Mns   3.34 mph
1,277 ft AEG
 
Exact repeat from 4 yrs ago sans gecko, and possibly my first haz-qualified peak of '21? :-k

Surprised myself a bit on time and comfort. All seemed to be in order. I really do enjoy the descent on Kiwanis. Unfortunately it hits a concrete wall of scenery and intrigue on the valley traverse :doh: Still better to make it a loop in my book rather than an out n back.
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Jan 11 2021
Walkingbambam
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65 male
 Joined Apr 09 2019
 Phx Az
Telegraph Pass - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 11 2021
Walkingbambam
Hiking7.20 Miles 1,542 AEG
Hiking7.20 Miles   4 Hrs   37 Mns   2.34 mph
1,542 ft AEG   1 Hour   32 Mns Break
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Took a mid-day hike up Telegraph Pass, down Kiwanis, up Ranger to National and back down Telegraph. I have done this hike the other way couple of times and this way is a little more
climbing! 🥵. Passed a Cowboy on his mount on Los Lomitas and he was kind enough to turn off his boom box. Quite a few hikers today enjoying the nice cool temps. Got up to National and I got a whiff of foul smelling smoke. A couple was laying on a blanket smoking.... Don’t mess up the fresh air of my hike!!😩
Got to the stone structure up above Telegraph and a young couple was playing grab a- -.😳 Oh well, it was a good hike anyway. Great day for a hike!! HAPPY HIKING!!
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Jan 10 2021
trekkin_gecko
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63 female
 Joined Nov 17 2008
 phoenix, az
Goat Hill via Ranger TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 10 2021
trekkin_gecko
Hiking7.70 Miles 2,334 AEG
Hiking7.70 Miles   2 Hrs   38 Mns   3.00 mph
2,334 ft AEG      4 Mns Break
 
decided to hit goat hill via ranger this morning since parking isn't usually an issue
for some reason the summit road was closed at the one mile marker, making ranger parking lot full
found a spot not far away in one of the horse lots
got going around 1000
up to goat hill, seeing more people than usual, even for a weekend
west on national, down eliminator and up lost ranch mine
back on national and ranger
gave two parties directions
saw more people on the mine trails that i would have thought
air quality was much better today
cool temps, light breeze
new twist on an old standby
Named place
Named place
Goat Hill
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Oct 26 2020
Jim_H
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42 male
 Joined Sep 08 2006
 Marana, AZ
Goat Hill via Ranger TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 26 2020
Jim_H
Hiking3.90 Miles 1,041 AEG
Hiking3.90 Miles   1 Hour   40 Mns   2.34 mph
1,041 ft AEG
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May 23 2020
trekkin_gecko
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63 female
 Joined Nov 17 2008
 phoenix, az
Goat Hill via Ranger TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 23 2020
trekkin_gecko
Hiking5.76 Miles 1,315 AEG
Hiking5.76 Miles   1 Hour   43 Mns   3.36 mph
1,315 ft AEG
 
haven't hit goat hill in awhile
i've always been able to park at ranger trailhead so started there
ranger to goat hill, back east on national, down kiwanis, finishing on haz favorite los lomitas
makes for a nice loop
quite a few on kiwanis, otherwise not busy at all even though every trailhead on the way was packed
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Mar 29 2020
Jim_H
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42 male
 Joined Sep 08 2006
 Marana, AZ
Goat Hill via Ranger TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 29 2020
Jim_H
Hiking4.00 Miles 1,041 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles
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Went beyond the hill on the National Trail, after summiting Goaty McGoat Face Hill. Boaty's cousin.

Super windy, and not that many people. As crowded as the road coming in to the park was, the Ranger Trail wasn't really that bad. Toe recovery continues, with the thought that if the toe doesn't flex too much, I can do a lap on #300 for leg strength.
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Feb 26 2020
LindaAnn
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41 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Goat Hill via Telegraph PassPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 26 2020
LindaAnn
Hiking7.80 Miles 1,765 AEG
Hiking7.80 Miles   3 Hrs   9 Mns   2.53 mph
1,765 ft AEG      4 Mns Break
 
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Denny’s turn to choose the hike today. We got started around 7:45 and headed up Telegraph. At the the road, we headed down Kiwanis, west on Los Lomitas, then up Ranger. Lots of flowers through that stretch. At the top of Ranger, we headed west on National to Goat Hill, then back east on National down to Telegraph. Despite Denny choosing the hike, he threw me under the bus while talking to two hikers on National; they were surprised we hiked uphill twice and he told them I was a slave driver. Just wait til our next hike together. Back down Telegraph to finish out the hike. Cool and breezy most of the morning, but warm as we finished up the last mile or so.
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate
Poppies, lupine, etc
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Feb 26 2020
Tortoise_Hiker
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59 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Goat Hill via Telegraph PassPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 26 2020
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking7.80 Miles 1,765 AEG
Hiking7.80 Miles   3 Hrs   9 Mns   2.53 mph
1,765 ft AEG      4 Mns Break
 
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Great weather, great company, and a great trail( Los Lomitas)! A HAZ trifecta. Thanks Linda, like Haz, you rock!
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate
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Dec 13 2019
Jim_H
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42 male
 Joined Sep 08 2006
 Marana, AZ
Goat Hill via Ranger TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 13 2019
Jim_H
Hiking4.00 Miles 1,100 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles
1,100 ft AEG
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In addition to hiking beyond the hill on the National for a bit, I stopped to enjoy the rather humid/ moist air and relax listening to some birds. 1 week to solstice!
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Nov 25 2019
Jim_H
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42 male
 Joined Sep 08 2006
 Marana, AZ
National Elephant now with goats, AZ 
National Elephant now with goats, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Nov 25 2019
Jim_H
Hiking13.50 Miles 3,200 AEG
Hiking13.50 Miles   4 Hrs   50 Mns   2.79 mph
3,200 ft AEG10 LBS Pack
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1st trip
Took advantage of the last sort of nice day before the big storm later this week. Left from the five tables trailhead up the ranger Trail, met the national and then proceeded clockwise on it, the pyramid, and then the bursera before returning on the national and ranger. Stopped off on Goat Hill, as well. It was dark by then so the city lights were enjoyable.
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Nov 04 2019
Tortoise_Hiker
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59 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Goat Hill via Ranger TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
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Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking3.80 Miles 1,042 AEG
Hiking3.80 Miles   1 Hour   32 Mns   2.48 mph
1,042 ft AEG
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Nov 03 2019
Tortoise_Hiker
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59 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Goat Hill via Ranger TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 03 2019
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking3.80 Miles 1,042 AEG
Hiking3.80 Miles   1 Hour   22 Mns   2.78 mph
1,042 ft AEG
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Oct 01 2019
Jim_H
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42 male
 Joined Sep 08 2006
 Marana, AZ
Goat Hill via Ranger TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 01 2019
Jim_H
Hiking5.70 Miles 1,100 AEG
Hiking5.70 Miles   2 Hrs   45 Mns   2.07 mph
1,100 ft AEG
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From the Coyote roaming the flats near the trailhead (at 3 PM) to the complete lack of people out on the trail west of the Ranger Trail, this was almost the exact opposite of what I am use to experiencing in the city. Goat Hill was a nice little summit, with some great views in all directions: I could see Bighorn Peak! However, the overall views and solitude on the National Trail were very surprising. As it was, I only saw 2 people on the upper Ranger. The views off the National Trail Ridge were really quite expansive, and it had an Estrella feel to it, if the Estrella Mountains had a trail running down their spine. I would like that.

Being a lovely afternoon, I went at least a mile past Goat on the National Trail. The 202 is coming along nicely, and the views well beyond the Estrella and White Tanks are timely to excite me for coming desert hikes. Coming back was as nice as going out, with views to the 4 Peaks, the Catalina Mountains, Table Top, and the south. Remarkably quiet, with a few birds chirping being most of the sounds. There were even very few jets from the airport. It was pleasantly warm, but I was reminded a lot of my hike on the ridge headed to Estrella Peak last December. I don't know if I will incorporate this into my workout routine hikes, but I should come out here more frequently.
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Jul 05 2019
LindaAnn
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41 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Telegraph-Kiwanis-Ranger, AZ 
Telegraph-Kiwanis-Ranger, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jul 05 2019
LindaAnn
Hiking7.96 Miles 1,725 AEG
Hiking7.96 Miles   3 Hrs   1 Min   2.65 mph
1,725 ft AEG      1 Min Break
 
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Started at 5:00 to nice temps and a good breeze. Up Telegraph, then down Kiwanis. We could smell smoke on Kiwanis, and actually looked around for anything smoldering. The people behind us did too. We finally decided it was just smoke hanging in the air from the fire to the north of the Valley. West on the gem of SoMo—Los Lomitas. Up Ranger, a side trip to Goat Hill, then back over to Telegraph. Plenty of people by then, plus some horses. Temps were still nice to finish. Good hike, and good company—Thanks, Denny!
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Jul 05 2019
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 Mesa, AZ
Telegraph-Kiwanis-Ranger, AZ 
Telegraph-Kiwanis-Ranger, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jul 05 2019
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking7.96 Miles 1,725 AEG
Hiking7.96 Miles   3 Hrs   1 Min   2.65 mph
1,725 ft AEG      1 Min Break
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I met Linda for a Friday morning hike. Telegraph parking lot has a fresh face. The trail is a little worn but it is a busy trail. Kiwanis is in pretty good shape. Los Lamitas is pristine and the highlight of this loop! Ranger, Goat hill and national all good and very dry! The temps were nice . Nice workout and my hiking partner along with the conversation were top notch 😁. Thanks Linda, you rock!
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