Sunday Hike – Pass Mountain Trail at Usery Mountain Park

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Marilyn, Bob, and I hiked the Pass Mountain Trail at Usery Mountain Park on Sunday. Total distance was 7.8 miles with an elevation gain of just over 1000 feet.

Friday Hike – White Tank Mountain Regional Park

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Sandy, DeAnn, Bob, Nancy, Linda, Marilyn, and I hiked 10.9 miles in White Tank Mountain Regional Park. We hiked a loop consisting of the Waddell, Mesquite Canyon, and Ford Canyon trails.  Marilyn also hiked the Willow Canyon Trail which cut … Continued

Sunday Hike – San Tan Mountain Regional Park

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  Marilyn, Bob, and I hiked at San Tan Mountain Regional Park.  Bob and I hiked a loop of 11.3 miles while Marilyn hiked a slightly shorter loop of 9.6 miles. There was an equestrian event at the park while … Continued

Friday Fitness Hike

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We hiked 11.8 miles on Friday starting at the Wagner Trailhead. We hiked these trails (in order): Wagner, Granite, Delsie, Gooseneck, Rock Knob, Pemberton, Bluff Trail Wash, Granite, Bluff, Granite, and Wagner. Christmas Cholla on the Granite Trail: Mike and … Continued

Sunday Hike: Spur Cross to Cave Creek

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On Sunday, Linda, Bob, and I hiked 11.6 miles between the Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Area and the Cave Creek Recreation Area. Marilyn hiked out 4.5 miles with us and then returned to the car for a 9 mile hike. … Continued

Friday Fitness Hike

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Friday’s hike started from the Horse Staging Area.  We hiked a 10.1 mile loop consisting of the Escondido, Cinch, Scenic, Pemberton, and Escondido trails. There will be an equestrian endurance ride over the weekend – it’s called Lead, Follow, or Get Out … Continued

Lake Pleasant Hike

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Marilyn and I hiked 8.6 miles at Lake Pleasant on Sunday. We hiked the Pipeline Canyon, Yavapai Point, and Wild Burro trails. We both liked the Pipeline Canyon and Yavapai Point trails. The portion of the Wild Burro trail that we … Continued

Friday Fitness Hike

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  Friday’s hike started at the Dixie Mine parking area at the end of Golden Eagle Blvd. We hiked the following trails: Dixie Mine, Coachwhip, Windmill, Bell Pass, Prospector, (road), and Dixie Mine for a total of 10.4 miles with … Continued

White Canyon and Vicinity

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On Sunday, Nick, Bob, Marilyn, and I tried to do a hike in the White Canyon. We didn’t get very far – there was a lot of brush in the canyon and some of the brush was flowering, which attracted more than … Continued

Friday Fitness Hike

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Bob and I met Linda and Nancy at the Tom’s Thumb Trailhead. We hiked with Linda and Nancy to the Feldspar Trail. Bob and I scrambled up a low angle slab just off the trail. Linda took some photos of us … Continued