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Apr 02 2021
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71 male
 Joined Dec 10 2016
 Gold Canyon
Peak 3845 - Superstition MountainsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 02 2021
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Hiking6.35 Miles 1,984 AEG
Hiking6.35 Miles   3 Hrs   40 Mns   1.73 mph
1,984 ft AEG
 
Arrived early planning to beat the heat and crowds, at least I beat the heat. Steady influx of vehicles from 0600 , I had forgotten a lot of schools closed today. Temperatures were mild and there was lots of cloud cover, hazy day so views were not the best. Hikers were actually fairly spread out along Siphon Draw on the way up either to the basin or Flatiron. I took the less traveled path to head over to 3845. Most deer scat I’ve seen along this route but no live ones spotted despite having this ridge to myself after leaving the saddle above the basin. Rerouted a few folks heading up the drainage toward 4102 instead of Flatiron. Again went for the Palmer Mine Loop and then Treasure loop descent to finish it off. Was just warming up as the sun was breaking through as I finished.
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Feb 11 2021
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71 male
 Joined Dec 10 2016
 Gold Canyon
North side Supes Meander, AZ 
North side Supes Meander, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 11 2021
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Hiking9.54 Miles 1,776 AEG
Hiking9.54 Miles
1,776 ft AEG12 LBS Pack
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1st trip
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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Feb 27 2012
sneakySASQUATCH
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53 male
 Joined Aug 23 2005
 Pike National Fo
Flatiron Hike - SuperstitionsPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 27 2012
sneakySASQUATCH
Hiking7.43 Miles 3,507 AEG
Hiking7.43 Miles   3 Hrs   57 Mns   2.23 mph
3,507 ft AEG      37 Mns Break
 
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Went to bed last night and woke up @ 1am itchy with my tongue feeling thick. :o Wife turned on the light calmly sent me to the bathroom for some benedryl. I'm thinking evidently there is something I didn't know I'm allergic to in Thai food. Woke up and took some more benedryl as my throat was still scratchy and uncomfortable. I can tell you benedryl is not a performance enhancing drug or is it? :) Anyway, sent off a box of fresh picked oranges to my grandma for her birthday and headed to go do Flatiron with my sidekick Muesli. Stairs must be doing some good as I made it up to the intersection of the siphon draw/flatiron trails 14 min. faster than last time 1:05. Made it down to the turn off for the mining restaurant 7min. faster at 50 min. Legs felt pretty fresh at the bottom so Muesli and I decided to see if there were any flowers below. Took the Jacob's crosscut to treasure loop to Prospector viewpoint trail. Lots of fields of supersmall itty bitty poppies and assorted other varieties of dwarfed flowers. Didn't have time for the other hike I had in mind as my wife wasn't feeling good at work and is due any day.
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Jan 02 2012
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47 female
 Joined Jan 05 2012
 Phoenix,AZ
Dixie Mine to Tom's Thumb, AZ 
Dixie Mine to Tom's Thumb, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 02 2012
slowandsteady
Hiking13.80 Miles 870 AEG
Hiking13.80 Miles
870 ft AEG
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1st trip
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