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Baseline Trail - Estrella Mtn RP - 11 members in 63 triplogs have rated this an average 2.5 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Apr 09 2021
WaitingForRain
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32 female
 Joined Oct 04 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Baseline Trail - Estrella Mtn RPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 09 2021
WaitingForRain
Hiking2.70 Miles 460 AEG
Hiking2.70 Miles   1 Hour   6 Mns   2.45 mph
460 ft AEG
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1st trip
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Oct 31 2020
Nightstalker
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 Routes 96
 Photos 5,962
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53 male
 Joined Apr 25 2011
 Goodyear, AZ
EMRP Loop, AZ 
EMRP Loop, AZ
 
Mtn Biking avatar Oct 31 2020
Nightstalker
Mtn Biking12.00 Miles 1,215 AEG
Mtn Biking12.00 Miles   1 Hour   48 Mns   7.06 mph
1,215 ft AEG      6 Mns Break12 LBS Pack
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Lots of hikers and bikers on the trail enjoying the cool overcast morning. Third ride on the Fuel EX 8 rental bike. One more day to go before I have to take it back.
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Oct 24 2020
Nightstalker
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53 male
 Joined Apr 25 2011
 Goodyear, AZ
EMRP Loop, AZ 
EMRP Loop, AZ
 
Mtn Biking avatar Oct 24 2020
Nightstalker
Mtn Biking12.10 Miles 1,204 AEG
Mtn Biking12.10 Miles   1 Hour   54 Mns   7.05 mph
1,204 ft AEG      11 Mns Break12 LBS Pack
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Nice cool temps and lots of cloud cover made for a remarkable ride at EMRP this morning. Was planning to ride the new Long Loop Pass at the Comp Track, but it was closed due to some event at the race track this weekend. Parked at the Horseshoe trail parking area and worked my way up to Rainbow Valley. Up over the hill and down to Toothaker. Headed south on Toothaker to Gadsen for a short jaunt over to Coldwater. Up Coldwater and down the other side to turn west on to Dysart. Dysart back to Toothaker and worked back to where I started. Saw a couple of mountain bikers and some hikers. One hiker had some big old headphones which must have been at full blast because when I asked him if I could pass, he either didn't hear me or ignored me. I increased my tone until I finally dismounted and gave a tug on his backpack. He acted surprised and I continued past him, on my merry way.
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Aug 10 2020
mt98dew
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52 male
 Joined Oct 24 2010
 Phoenix,Az
Baseline Trail - Estrella Mtn RPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Aug 10 2020
mt98dew
Run/Jog2.70 Miles 460 AEG
Run/Jog2.70 Miles      36 Mns   4.50 mph
460 ft AEG
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Short after work run. Little different than previous loops on the Baseline. Went in on the Horseshoe and from there took the connector to the Baseline. Did the Baseline CCW and then back out the way I came. Uneventful...no "stubs", "trips", or "falls". No wildlife and I honestly don't think anyone else was in the park.
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Dec 07 2019
Hippy
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35 female
 Joined Dec 02 2009
 Grand Canyon
Quail Trail - Estrella Mtn RPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 07 2019
Hippy
Hiking12.40 Miles 1,923 AEG
Hiking12.40 Miles   4 Hrs      3.28 mph
1,923 ft AEG      13 Mns Break
 
1st trip
Got a small group of friends together for a short 8 mile hike today. We were going to do the Rainbow Valley Toothaker loopbut opted to keep going out to Coldwater.
"It'll only add a mile and a half" we said :lol:

I brought my older sister along thinking 8 miles wouldn't be too hard on her as she hasn't done any significant hiking in like a decade. I'm so proud of how well she hung with us. We slowed our pace for sure but she rocked the full 11 miles!

Started at Quail Trail - Rainbow Valley - Toothaker - Coldwater - Butterfield - Baseline -Saddle - Quail.

Beautiful day for a bit of mileage. I think I owe my sister a stiff drink though haha
Added another log to our 100 miles in 100 day challenge for Maricopa County Parks.
I'm so happy sister is in on this and I'm really enjoying hiking with her every week! Yay hiking fam!
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Aug 31 2019
DarthStiller
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52 male
 Joined Jul 05 2006
 Mesa, AZ
Horseshoe Trail - Estrella Mtn RPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 31 2019
DarthStiller
Hiking8.90 Miles 961 AEG
Hiking8.90 Miles   3 Hrs   50 Mns   2.32 mph
961 ft AEG
 
1st trip
I wanted to make another trip out to the Estrella park to finish recording the trails there. I hadn't ever hike the newly built Gila and Horseshoe Trails, and there was a section of the Dysart Trail I hadn't hiked recently. Got all those done and recorded on my GPS. Nothing interesting to note. Saw more hikers than bikers overall, which was unusual. After 9am, didn't see anyone. The southern spur on the Gila Trail loop is noted as part of the Gila Trail according to the signage in the park. Finished about 10:30am. Weather was more humid than hot, but it was still hot. Breezes helped a lot, but they were few and far between. Surprised that I almost got 1000' AEG.
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Feb 19 2019
mt98dew
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52 male
 Joined Oct 24 2010
 Phoenix,Az
Baseline Trail - Estrella Mtn RPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Feb 19 2019
mt98dew
Run/Jog3.44 Miles 460 AEG
Run/Jog3.44 Miles      44 Mns   4.69 mph
460 ft AEG
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Short run in the Estrellas. Did a loop incorporating most of the Baseline. Went in on the Quail. Took the Saddle over to the Baseline and then went CCW on the Baseline. Then briefly took the Toothacher to the Horseshoe. Horseshoe over to a connector trail that brought me back to the Baseline. Continued in my CCW direction until I returned to the Saddle trail. Then returned the way I came. A little chilly out, especially in the shade. Actually wore a jacket. No wildlife, but saw 3 hikers.
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May 30 2018
mt98dew
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52 male
 Joined Oct 24 2010
 Phoenix,Az
Baseline Trail - Estrella Mtn RPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Run/Jog avatar May 30 2018
mt98dew
Run/Jog3.77 Miles 460 AEG
Run/Jog3.77 Miles      46 Mns   4.92 mph
460 ft AEG
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After work jog in the Estrellas. Wanted to get a loop in incorporating Baseline Trail. Started from the Quail TH took that to the Saddle Trail to get to the Baseline. Did the Baseline Trail CCW with a slight twist. When I got to the Toothacher Trail, I took that south to the Rainbow and then took that to the Baseline-Rainbow connector. I then had to repeat a short segment of the Baseline as I continued in a CCW direction. This additional loop added about 1 mile to the run. I continued on the Baseline until I reconnected to the Saddle which I took back to the Quail and then back to the car. The Baseline Trail though short is a rough run. The north side has quite a bit up and down (especially CCW), and is pretty rocky. That being said it is a good work out trail. Once again I didn't see a soul while I was on the trail. I did see a chipmunk :y: so I did have some company.
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Oct 22 2017
DarthStiller
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52 male
 Joined Jul 05 2006
 Mesa, AZ
Quail Trail - Estrella Mtn RPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 22 2017
DarthStiller
Hiking9.50 Miles 1,065 AEG
Hiking9.50 Miles   3 Hrs   39 Mns   2.60 mph
1,065 ft AEG
 
1st trip
With another late kickoff for the Steelers, I decided to get a quick morning hike in again. Took a ride out to Estrella Mtn Park again to do the trails there again. I got a new camera to replace my old one, which appears to have officially died. I played with it a little bit to compare some of the settings and used the 50x zoom on some far away hills.

I started from the Quail Trail, then took the Rainbow Valley south to the Dysart Trail, then east and went north on the Butterfield Trail, then headed back to the TH along the Toothaker, Baseline and Saddle Trails. Saw only a few hikers. There were probably more combined bikers, trail runners, and horse riders. Didn't get a chance to use my zoom on any interesting animals. Finished up just after 10am and headed home.
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Jul 09 2017
DarthStiller
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52 male
 Joined Jul 05 2006
 Mesa, AZ
Toothaker Trail - Estrella Mtn RPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 09 2017
DarthStiller
Hiking10.50 Miles 1,020 AEG
Hiking10.50 Miles   4 Hrs   4 Mns   2.58 mph
1,020 ft AEG
 
1st trip
I haven't been to this park in over 15 years. Crazy how time goes so fast. On the other hand, I hiked trails I know I've hiked before and have nearly no memory of them now. So this is like discovering an entire new set of trails that I can hike over again. :y: Plus, I can now log them on HAZ and record them on my GPS and store that in my computer.

I got a 6:30am start at the spur trail for the Baseline Trail from Ramada 6 inside the park. The Baseline Trail has the most elevation gain of all the trails I did today, so it was a lot of climbing right at the start, and then some right at the end of a 10 mile slog in the heat. Actually, the heat wasn't too bad today, but it was noticeable. It also seems like the humidity is starting to creep in with the monsoon as the sweat didn't evaporate away like it normally does.

From the Baseline Trail I did a short segment of the Saddle Trail over to the Toothaker. I took the Toothaker all the way to its terminus, then took a short segment of the Dysart of the Coldwater and headed back. Once the Coldwater reaches the open equestrian lot, it turns into a wide open dirt road, which I wasn't very thrilled with, nor do I have any memory of it 15 years ago. The consolation was that I saw a coyote from there running southbound away from the rodeo arena.

From the Coldwater I took the Butterfield to the Toothaker, then headed back on the eastern half of the Baseline loop. The last climb on the Baseline was the steepest climb of the day, and when I was most spent from the heat and hiking 10 miles already. Saw some signs along the north half of the Baseline loop noting that there are currently bees nests along the trail. Seemed like one was inside the filled in mine shaft right next to the trail.

Once I got back to the car, I saw another coyote walking right along the asphalt road. Seems like they're staying near the amenities, must be some water nearby they're getting.
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Jan 21 2017
xthine
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 Joined Jul 22 2016
 Sedona, AZ
Baseline Trail - Estrella Mtn RPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Jan 21 2017
xthine
Run/Jog4.24 Miles 479 AEG
Run/Jog4.24 Miles      51 Mns   29 Secs4.94 mph
479 ft AEG
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1st trip
First time participating in a running event and it happens to be a trail race hosted by Aravaipa Running.
First time on this trail too. ( was a nervous wreck all week :o )

Parking lot on Ramada 8 was full by the time we got there (less than an before race start).
On the course map it says the first part is Baseline Spur. It was a huge hill! (per Strava it was 0.4 mile 9.3% 200 ft) :scared: It was rocky but certainly not slippery. The section of the trail was wide enough for most runners. After that it switched to single track (which was rocky) then back again to wider trail. I managed to take a couple of pictures as the skies cleared midway through the run. Nice downhill section by mile 3, again rocky but not slick.

It was super windy that morning, no rain though. The trails were not muddy at all, I was expecting a muddy run due to rain the night before. Endomondo says it was 82% humidity with 10mph winds temps in the high 40s to low 50s.
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Jul 13 2016
mt98dew
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52 male
 Joined Oct 24 2010
 Phoenix,Az
Baseline Trail - Estrella Mtn RPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Jul 13 2016
mt98dew
Run/Jog4.42 Miles 460 AEG
Run/Jog4.42 Miles      57 Mns   4.65 mph
460 ft AEG
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Wanted to do a short jog involving the Baseline Trail. Padded the mileage a little by starting off on the Rainbow Trail, took that to the Quail, over to the Saddle, and then to the Baseline. I did the Baseline in a counterclockwise loop and actually started a second loop (maybe about .25 miles) in order to get to the Toothacher Trail. I took the Toothacher back to the car. Weather seemed a bit warmer today, definitely less of a breeze. Had the trails to myself. No hikers and no wildlife.
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Feb 26 2016
mtabbert
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69 male
 Joined Mar 05 2013
 Payson, AZ
Quail Trail - Estrella Mtn RPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 26 2016
mtabbert
Hiking5.00 Miles 550 AEG
Hiking5.00 Miles
550 ft AEG
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First hike with the CantaMia Hiking Club.
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Jan 15 2016
toddak
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 Guides 8
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56 male
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 Puhoynix, AZ
Rainbow Valley Trail - Estrella Mtn RPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 15 2016
toddak
Hiking21.00 Miles 1,000 AEG
Hiking21.00 Miles   7 Hrs   30 Mns   2.80 mph
1,000 ft AEG
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1st trip
Mellow desert hiking
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Dec 29 2015
mt98dew
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52 male
 Joined Oct 24 2010
 Phoenix,Az
Baseline Trail - Estrella Mtn RPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 29 2015
mt98dew
Hiking2.75 Miles 460 AEG
Hiking2.75 Miles
460 ft AEG
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Short hike with wife. Did a loop involving the Baseline Trail. Weather was ideal!
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Dec 14 2015
mtabbert
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69 male
 Joined Mar 05 2013
 Payson, AZ
Baseline Trail - Estrella Mtn RPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 14 2015
mtabbert
Hiking4.50 Miles 500 AEG
Hiking4.50 Miles
500 ft AEG
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1st trip
TH + HO + BA + TH + BU + CW
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Oct 23 2015
PatrickL
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30 male
 Joined Jan 10 2010
 Buckeye, AZ
Baseline Trail - Estrella Mtn RPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 23 2015
PatrickL
Hiking2.00 Miles 440 AEG
Hiking2.00 Miles      29 Mns   4.14 mph
440 ft AEG
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Two short lassos on the Baseline Spur, with a little extra tenth mile on Baseline proper.
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May 25 2015
MikeS
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 Joined Mar 18 2012
 Goodyear, AZ
Butterfield Trail - Estrella Mtn RPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 25 2015
MikeS
Hiking11.00 Miles 1,185 AEG
Hiking11.00 Miles   1 Hour   43 Mns   6.41 mph
1,185 ft AEG
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Nice run this morning going up Butterfield, around the middle, down Rainbow Valley and back over past the corral. I did see one other guy running way out there about 6 miles and thought to myself, what kind of weirdo is out running at 6 am in the middle of nowhere on a holiday, then realized that was what I was doing (and do regularly). Clearly I have a lot of issues.
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May 16 2015
MikeS
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 Joined Mar 18 2012
 Goodyear, AZ
Rainbow Valley Trail - Estrella Mtn RPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 16 2015
MikeS
Hiking10.00 Miles 1,025 AEG
Hiking10.00 Miles   1 Hour   37 Mns   6.19 mph
1,025 ft AEG
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I will take 55 degrees in mid May any time. Trails were great after last nights rains. I did not see one person which suprised me, people are missing out.
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Feb 02 2015
RunMule
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39 male
 Joined Sep 04 2014
 Goodyear, AZ
Rainbow Valley Trail - Estrella Mtn RPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 02 2015
RunMule
Hiking8.00 Miles 640 AEG
Hiking8.00 Miles   1 Hour   30 Mns   5.33 mph
640 ft AEG
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Started at quail trail up to rainbow then down toothaker to baseline and saddle back to car. The fog made the run great and was able to watch the sunrise from the highest point on the rainbow trail!!
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