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Oct 19 2019
joebartels
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 Guides 213
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49 male
 Joined Nov 20 1996
 Phoenix, AZ
Reynolds - Center Mountain Loop, AZ 
Reynolds - Center Mountain Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Oct 19 2019
joebartels
Hiking16.00 Miles 3,764 AEG
Hiking16.00 Miles   8 Hrs   15 Mns   2.31 mph
3,764 ft AEG   1 Hour   19 Mns Break18 LBS Pack
 
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Vitals
On the drive in, prime Autumn foliage looked a week away. Neon lime Canyon grape, red Virginia creeper and scarlet Smooth Sumac dabbled a few pockets and ravines. Personally I think they are great accents. Also a tell tale sign weather has a good chance of being delightful. In my online experiences, inspiration comes from being liked and waterfalls should dwarf Havasu... we had a group cry.

Bruce's - Sierra Figure 8 Loop
We've enjoyed this classic Ancha tiptoe a few times. Typically in search of cooler temps when the Sonoran skillet is blazing.

Pants
Come prepared, do not wear shorts. It's not a bushwhack. It's not catclaw or locust. It's raspberry, blackberry and below the waist scratchies that torture shorts enthusiasts. Easy peasy if prepared.

Cienega Spring
You can hike this loop from multiple starting points. Believe Cienega Spring was in the middle of one of our forays. One year a deluge ripped a huge crater sized ravine blocking FR145 between spring proper and the trough.

FR410
We utilize the road to Reynolds TH and sneak over to Cienega Spring on FR235 because it has comfy parking. Now that Bruce has a ride with delicate tires our road sensors are on high alert. FR410 & FR235 are doable in factory featherweight side wall tires. That's if luck is on your side and you don't gash a tire on a rock. Karl joined and escorted so we moched the wannabe rocks in glee blasting Pantera... I might be mixing that part up with a Stiller hike.

Boogie
The hike begins backtracking FR235 then up FR410. If you're not a I-refuse-to-hike-roads snob it's a pretty forest hike along Reynolds Creek ( Thunder Trickle ).

Reynolds Creek Trail #150
Looked like a new sign on an old post for Reynolds #150. The first half mile of #150 is etched in my mind as semi torture in shorts. Wearing pants for the first time wouldn't you know it, looks like it was semi cleared a year ago. We did not see cuts but the raspberry definitely was not over the trail. Perhaps cows? Fear not, there was plenty of other foliage on the loop that made us grateful to be wearing pants. Nothing to fret nor dissuade this statistics sensible to terrain loop.

3.5 miles in, now past the waterfall Karl darted off into the woods. Bruce and I looked for resting spot and encountered a memorable 5 minutes with an elk. It quickly became obvious gal either had an injured family member nearby or injured herself as she would not leave.

Substantial foliage color in the half mile pocket leading up to Knoles Hole Spring. #150 has been on my Autumn todo list for twenty plus years. It's one of the best maple displays in Arizona I know about. I was ecstatic to experience the half mile of color bliss. I'd guestimate the widespread color scream is about 5 days away. It may never crest as the factors of time, cold nights and moisture might not dance.

Knoles Hole Spring
We looked around. Still haven't found the source. Notably due to lack of effort. Dirty water in the creek that I wouldn't bother filtering unless it was the only option.

Balance
The final ten miles are great if you enjoy a good hike.
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Autumn Foliage Observation Moderate
Substantial for a half mile. Majority of hike was light or isolated. This is serious maple tree country. Blood red leaf thrill seekers should be rewarded in 5-7 days IMHO.
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate
Hands down the most wildflowers I recall in October.
Large swaths of yellow daisies
Isolated Western Orange Wallflower
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Oct 15 2019
MountainMatt
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 Guides 3
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 Photos 2,791
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27 male
 Joined Jan 24 2016
 Arizona
Milk Ranch Point, AZ 
Milk Ranch Point, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Oct 15 2019
MountainMatt
Hiking5.16 Miles 1,014 AEG
Hiking5.16 Miles
1,014 ft AEG40 LBS Pack
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Little afternoon stroll exploring the western edge from the high point 7337’ down to the southern tip with some cross country travel in between.
Awesome views, diverse landscape are all to be encountered with a creative route.
A nearby prescribed burn created an epic inversion effect in the valley and town of Pine which was truly spectacular to witness from up above.
Still a couple things to mark off the checklist for MRP as I believe there is still some unique stuff up there to be seen.
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Autumn Foliage Observation Moderate
Oaks and Maple action in the pockets and draws.
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Oct 19 2019
Jim_H
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40 male
 Joined Sep 08 2006
 Phoenix, AZ
Pioneer Trail #196Globe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 19 2019
Jim_H
Hiking9.65 Miles 2,400 AEG
Hiking9.65 Miles   6 Hrs      1.61 mph
2,400 ft AEG10 LBS Pack
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My route was almost identical to nightstalker's 5-5-18 hike, so I am using his stats. I did a little more road walking to see if the hummingbird feeders and birds were still there, but they were not. Still a lot of flocks of chipper forest birds, mostly what sounded like chick-a-Dee.

What more or less constitutes a leaf peeping hiker, except I didn't fight I-17 and Flagstaff, and it wasn't 39 degrees on top. A very nice relaxed scenic Pinal Hike. Walking towards Pinal Peak after looking for hummingbirds, I went out on FR 651E. I was surprised to see a Atlas or Lebanon Cedar, a Red Pine, a bristlecone Pine, several Giant Sequoias, and possibly a few California ponderosa pines, or Jeffrey or maybe Coulter pine, all planted in an area that might have been a cabin site in the past. The cedar managed to reproduce on the east side of 651E and to the untrained eye it might just look like another Douglas fir. it isn't!

Lots of color that will probably peek in the maples this week, oaks later on. Aspen and walnut also appear near peak, but locust and ash are past. Very enjoyable relaxed hike.

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Mostly wet soil, nothing I think a human could use.
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Oct 19 2019
DarthStiller
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50 male
 Joined Jul 05 2006
 Mesa, AZ
Cave Creek / Skunk Tank LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 19 2019
DarthStiller
Hiking11.10 Miles 1,944 AEG
Hiking11.10 Miles   5 Hrs   43 Mns   1.94 mph
1,944 ft AEG
 
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The first time I did this hike, it was June 2002. It was the first time I hiked in this area, so I didn't realize how long the drive was to get out there. I saw the hike in the 100 Classic Hikes in AZ book and it said 8 miles. It's more like 11. I mistakenly thought it would be a casual Sunday afternoon hike. I remember driving home in the dark and having to get up early for work the next day.

This time I got a much earlier start, and decided to hike it in October, when the weather is cooler and the 7 Springs area has a lot of fall color. It was pretty cool in the morning, but it warmed up quickly once the sun hit, as usual. The Cave Creek Trail is nice in the level spot, and then as it climbs and descends, the rockiness starts to wear a bit. Nice pools of water to be seen below.

Quien Sabe gives the best vista views on this hike. Got a glimpse of the Skull Mesa ruins just at the bottom of the trail. It's a big climb, but it doesn't seem too bad since it's not really steep at all.

Skunk Tank Trail is a pain. Loose potato sized rocks everywhere. For a trail that loses all that elevation from the high point of this hike (going counter clockwise), there sure are a lot of uphill sections. At Quien Sabe spring I got sidetracked off the main trail, which added about a total 0.4 miles to the hike.

On my 8th mile, Route Scout glitched out on me and didn't record for nearly a mile. It suddenly started again on its own and gave a much longer reading of 44 minutes for that mile, which was really 1.5 miles. After that it was fine. the route is posted so I could measure my sidetracked portion to get my total mileage.

Packed a lunch but ate at the car when I was done, then had to manage my way through detours on the way home since the 101 south was closed until about 2 pm.
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Oct 19 2019
Tortoise_Hiker
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58 male
 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Highline Trail #31Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 19 2019
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking4.21 Miles 556 AEG
Hiking4.21 Miles   1 Hour   44 Mns   2.53 mph
556 ft AEG      4 Mns Break
 
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My plan was to start at See Canyon parking area and go two miles east on the Highline trail and back. There is a Maple area there and I was looking for reds. A quarter mile into my hike and I see my first Red. It's Dallin and his partner (Kate) I believe :D ! Talked for a few minutes and they headed west. They started at 260 trailhead and were doing the whole Highline Trail :o :app: . The Maples were not in their prime but there was still some nice color mixtures. Turned around at my two mile mark and wandered around the parking area when I got back to see a few more colors. :y:
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Oct 15 2019
screeslider526
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67 female
 Joined Jun 24 2015
 Tucson, AZ
San Francisco Peaks - AZT #34Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Backpack avatar Oct 15 2019
screeslider5267
Backpack35.60 Miles 2,734 AEG
Backpack35.60 Miles
2,734 ft AEG
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We spent the 14th and the 15th on San Francisco Peaks. WE started at Alfa Fia tank and ended at Cedar Ranch TH. I will have to pick up the other part of this Passage at a later date. We wanted to start up high enough so that we didn't overnight at 9000 feet. The colors were splendid as was the condition of the trail. Of course there was that darned double-track at the end, but we ran into thru-hikers that helped make it fun.
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Tortoise_Hiker
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 Joined Apr 02 2005
 Mesa, AZ
Derrick - Horton LoopPayson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 19 2019
Tortoise_Hiker
Hiking9.25 Miles 1,950 AEG
Hiking9.25 Miles   3 Hrs   52 Mns   2.39 mph
1,950 ft AEG
 
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Two cow elk reminded me two be alert on the drive up :scared: . I figured I would do this loop and see how the colors are doing. I went counter clockwise. Shorts and two HAZ shirts kept me comfy. Just a touch of color by the turnoff for Promontory Trail. About five miles in there is a real nice section of Maples with just a touch of color. Although they were mostly green and yellow, this is still an area I like. There was about a dozen cows by Horton Spring and cowpies to boot! They must have came up Horton trail as the cowpies were all the way back. The green and waterfalls are always nice to see. I didn't see any people until a mile down Horton :o . I did see a little color but not a ton. This hike is good anytime though so the color is just a bonus. :D :y:
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Oct 19 2019
fricknaley
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44 male
 Joined Jun 20 2003
 Tucson, AZ
Sunrise Peak from 124th Lost Dog TrailheadPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 19 2019
fricknaley
Hiking6.00 Miles 1,306 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles   3 Hrs      2.12 mph
1,306 ft AEG      10 Mns Break
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beautiful morning, so we decided to do a nearby hike before heading up to pine

consulted this one on route scout/HAZ and it was a perfect choice. nice interesting trail once you get climbing. near the summit we encountered the largest tortoise i have ever seen! cool little summit, then a pretty quick trip down.
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Sep 21 2019
jregan0502
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 Joined May 28 2019
 Phoenix, AZ
Little Elden Trail #69Flagstaff, AZ
Flagstaff, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 21 2019
jregan0502
Hiking2.50 Miles 600 AEG
Hiking2.50 Miles   1 Hour      2.50 mph
600 ft AEG
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Went for a quick trail run. Saw no one on the hike. Most folks are on the west side of Schultz Tank.
Sep 08 2019
jregan0502
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 Joined May 28 2019
 Phoenix, AZ
Waterfall Trail - Fossil CreekCamp Verde, AZ
Camp Verde, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 08 2019
jregan0502
Hiking2.20 Miles 210 AEG
Hiking2.20 Miles   1 Hour      2.20 mph
210 ft AEG
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Took a friend from Phoenix up to Fossil Creek for the day. Easy hike from Parking at Tonto Bench. Note that there were a lot of folks with off-leash dogs on the trail... two problems with that: 1) Those dogs were 100% not trained. 2) We came across a Diamondback crossing the road and a guys dog took interest in it off-leash so we had to hold it down until the owner could come up the 300ft he was behind his dog. KEEP YOUR DOG ON A LEASH.
Oct 19 2019
jregan0502
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 Joined May 28 2019
 Phoenix, AZ
Lookout Mtn Circumference Trail #308Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 19 2019
jregan0502
Hiking2.70 Miles 411 AEG
Hiking2.70 Miles   1 Hour   25 Mns   1.91 mph
411 ft AEG15 LBS Pack
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Took the pooch on a winter season training hike. Easy to get turned around on the west side of the loop as there are a few unofficial trails cutting around the buttes. Just stay to the outside of the park the entire hike and you should be in the right spot.
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Wildflowers Observation Isolated
Oct 18 2019
DixieFlyer
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 Fountain Hills,
Heliograph-Webb-Clark, AZ 
Heliograph-Webb-Clark, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Oct 18 2019
DixieFlyer
Hiking11.00 Miles 2,399 AEG
Hiking11.00 Miles
2,399 ft AEG
 
1st trip
I had never been to the Pinaleno Mountains, so I decided that now would be a good time to go. My main goal was to bag a couple of 10,000 foot peaks that I haven't hiked: Webb and Heliograph. While I was out there, I figured that I would go ahead and bag Clark also. I managed to talk Tracie, my favorite and intrepid hiking companion, out of hiking Silly Mountain and to come to the Pinaleno's instead. She was glad that she did!

Our first hike was to Heliograph Peak. We decided to do the peak the short way via Shannon Campground. We took SR 366 (the Swift Trail) to the turnoff for the campground, and we parked at the turnoff just before a locked gate. SR 366 was narrow and curvy, but it was paved all the way to the campground turnoff. We had intended to do a loop hike that would take us to the Heliograph summit about half-way through the loop. However, it was VERY foggy, and visibility was limited to no more than 200', so we just did an up-and-back hike on the easy-to-walk on forest road. We saw 3 deer near the summit, and came across some nice fall foliage while walking the road. However, with the fog, we could only see the trees that were right in front of us. Fog also kept us from seeing much of anything at the summit.

Second up was Webb Peak, which we did via Soldier Creek. By the time that we got back to my truck after coming down from Heliograph, it started to rain -- and it was a wet ride to our parking spot for Webb Creek. To get there, we continued on SR 366 (which became unpaved just past the Shannon Campground turnoff). SR 366 eventually becomes FR 803, which is also unpaved. Even though the road is unpaved, it is very well maintained and virtually any vehicle can drive on it. We continued to FR 88 (Webb Creek Rd), where we turned right and parked a short distance before you come to a gate. It was still raining so we sat in the truck for a few minutes until the rain stopped. It was still very foggy, so we again decided to do an up-and-back hike to the peak on the forest road. I had originally thought about doing a loop by coming back down on the Ash Creek Trail, but several recent triplogs cited lots of deadfall on the Ash Creek Trail, and we didn't want to deal with it in the rainy weather. There were quite a few yellow-leaved aspens along our hike to the summit, but with the fog we could only see what was right in front of us. When we got back to my truck we saw 4 deer a short distance away.

Our third and last hike was to Clark Peak. From our parking spot for Webb peak, we drove about 5 miles to the end of FR 803 and parked. It was still foggy, and we started out on the Clark Peak Trail but we were going downhill and I thought that we might not be going the right way. So we backtracked a bit and walked on FR 730. By this time the fog had lifted and we got to see lots of fall foliage on FR 730. We then backtracked again back to my truck, and this time followed the Clark Peak Trail to Clark Peak, where we had to do some off-trail scrambling to get to the summit. Now that the fog had lifted, we finally got to enjoy some nice views atop Clark Peak.

Mileage and elevation gain for the 3 peaks:
Heliograph: 4.6 miles; AEG of 962'
Webb: 3.6 miles; AEG of 712'
Clark: 2.8 miles; AEG of 725'

The mileage and elevation gain above is the sum for the 3 peaks.

I enjoyed this area, and plan to go back again!
Fauna
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White Tailed Deer
Culture
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Autumn Foliage Observation Substantial
There were quite a few yellow aspen leaves, and now is a good time to go and check them out.
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Oct 17 2019
MountainMatt
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 Joined Jan 24 2016
 Arizona
Wil-Bear & Between, AZ 
Wil-Bear & Between, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Oct 17 2019
MountainMatt
Hiking8.39 Miles 988 AEG
Hiking8.39 Miles
988 ft AEG40 LBS Pack
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Little morning stroll hitting the many big and small feeder draws and drainages that lead into Wilbur and Bear Canyon along with some meandering in between.
Saw a large rafter of turkeys, a couple coues doe’s and one large lone bull elk.
Encountered signs of the ancients in the juniper flatlands which is the theme with many areas around the rim of this mighty sacred canyon.
I could walk for days, years and a lifetime out here and will probably continue to do just that.
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Autumn Foliage Observation Light
Oaks are rocking.
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Oct 18 2019
Jim_H
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40 male
 Joined Sep 08 2006
 Phoenix, AZ
Holbert Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 18 2019
Jim_H
Hiking5.00 Miles 1,100 AEG
Hiking5.00 Miles   1 Hour   50 Mns   2.73 mph
1,100 ft AEG
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Gorgeous weather and perfect temperature, but the air is very hazy or dusty. Piestewa was hazy and not clear from SoMo. Still, I hiked Holbert and continued on the National Trail to the Geronimo Trail where I turned back. This completes my hiking the entirety of the National Trail.

While I am not 100 percent sure, I think it was this weekend in 2017 when a similar dry front brought a very hazy, dusty Friday and Saturday to the valley. Guess it is fairly common here.
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Sep 24 2019
Stoic
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 Joined Dec 30 2007
 Avondale,Az
Eagle Lake LocomotivesNorthern, ME
Northern, ME
Hiking avatar Sep 24 2019
Stoic
Hiking2.21 Miles 133 AEG
Hiking2.21 Miles   1 Hour   14 Mns   1.79 mph
133 ft AEG
 
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I had original planned on hiking Mount Katahdin today. With bad weather on the mountain, I ended up checking out a couple other sites.
Stop 1: Sunrise at Rockland Breakwater Park.
Stop 2: Fort Point Lighthouse.

Stop 3: Eagle Lake Locomotive. A friend of mine recommenced this hike. If your in the area, its a great place to check out.
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 Avondale,Az
Fort Point LighthouseMid Coast, ME
Mid Coast, ME
Hiking avatar Sep 24 2019
Stoic
Hiking1.16 Miles 125 AEG
Hiking1.16 Miles      36 Mns   2.40 mph
125 ft AEG      7 Mns Break
 
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I had original planned on hiking Mount Katahdin today. With bad weather on the mountain, I ended up checking out a couple other sites.
Stop 1: Sunrise at Rockland Breakwater Park.

Stop 2: Fort Point Lighthouse. Walked around the park, then checked out the lighthouse. I believe the lighthouse is private property, so you cant go inside.

Stop 3: Eagle Lake Locomotive.
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Rockland BreakwaterMid Coast, ME
Mid Coast, ME
Hiking avatar Sep 24 2019
Stoic
Hiking2.00 Miles 26 AEG
Hiking2.00 Miles   1 Hour   18 Mns   1.90 mph
26 ft AEG      15 Mns Break
 
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I had original planned on hiking Mount Katahdin today. With bad weather on the mountain, I ended up checking out a couple other sites.
Stop 1: Sunrise at Rockland Breakwater Park.
The cloud cover prevented a colorful sunrise. It was still a cool morning hike.

Stop 2: Fort Point Lighthouse

Stop 3: Eagle Lake Locomotive.
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 Deer Valley, AZ
Hidden Valley via Pima CanyonPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 18 2019
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Hiking8.49 Miles 1,044 AEG
Hiking8.49 Miles   4 Hrs   35 Mns   2.64 mph
1,044 ft AEG   1 Hour   22 Mns Break15 LBS Pack
 
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Once I got through all the traffic the trailhead was pretty empty. It's been a while since I done South Mountain mostly because of traffic.
The weather was great as we headed up the National Trail to that hidden valley that no one knows about. Sad part is I notice more vandalism to the petroglyphs along the way. I was surprise not to see anyone at the tunnel.
Once we reached Fat Mans pass I told Rowdy to wait until I went through with my pack so I could come back and get his. There was about a half dozen people hanging out there and that made him nervous. As I was going through the pass with my pack in hand I heard this sound of Rowdies pack squeezing through the pass and he made pack and all. I am just guessing it's because he is in great shape.
We headed back down Mormon Trail and stop to have some snacks and Rowdy ate really well which made me happy. The last month or so hike Rowdy would not eat anything I don't why he never complains and is always ready to go. But today he ate to bags of beef Jerky and one packet of beef sticks.
So after that I decided to take Pima Wash back as it has more shade opportunities and I knew Rowdy would need more water after eating all that healthy food.
Well we will see what tomorrow brings.
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Oct 18 2019
LosDosSloFolks
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64 male
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 Cave Creek, Ariz
CCRP Mini Loop, AZ 
CCRP Mini Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Oct 18 2019
LosDosSloFolks
Hiking5.21 Miles 560 AEG
Hiking5.21 Miles   2 Hrs   40 Mns   2.11 mph
560 ft AEG      12 Mns Break6 LBS Pack
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This was a 5 trail CCW loop hike on the eastern side of the Cave Creek Regional Park. We started at the P.A. Seitts trailhead and used the Slate, Military, Flat Rock, Quartz, and Flume trails. Route is shown in the photoset.

Got started a little before 7am and made it to the mouth of Go John Canyon at the same time as the first rays of sunlight. We ran into some odd looking scat that seemed to be everywhere on the trail. [ photo ] No clue what left it as some of it was quite large, 10"-12" across. All examples had the same seeds in it. I'm curious if anyone in HAZland knows.

Water (fluid) accumulated on my right knee at the 4.5 mile mark just as it did last week coming down from Brown's Peak. No pain involved but I should probably have it looked at.

We saw one hiker, two dogs with a pet hiker, seven different mountain bikes (with riders), and one beautiful horse (also with a rider). :D For the first time ever all the bike riders we encountered were extremely courteous. Life is good.
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May 24 2019
kelraen
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31 male
 Joined Oct 08 2011
 mesa
Blue River Trail #101Alpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Hiking avatar May 24 2019
kelraen
Hiking17.60 Miles 838 AEG
Hiking17.60 Miles
838 ft AEG
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Long story made short, finally made my way back up the Blue, headed over to Hannah Hot Springs, and had a beautiful time in arguably one of the most remote, rugged, and beautiful parts of the state. I love this place. Despite all the trouble getting there, torn up tires on the last 3 miles of road, and just difficulty in getting back there, it's something special.
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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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