Sunday Hike – Half Moon / Rock Creek Trails

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I hiked about 12 miles round trip on the Half Moon and Rock Creek Trails beginning from the Barnhardt Trailhead. Back in 2002 (or maybe 2001), I had first scouted these trails and then hiked them as part of a … Continued

Friday Fitness Hike

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Nora, Mike, and I hiked 8.3 miles starting from the Horse Staging Area. Sunrise at the Horse Staging Area: Creosote: Buckwheat in front of buckhorn cholla: Ratany: San Filipe Dogweed: Buckhorn cholla: A view from the Pemberton Trail: Arizona Blister … Continued

Sunday Hike – Massacre Falls Loop

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Bob, Nick, and I hiked the Massacre Falls Loop on Sunday. Starting from First Water Trailhead, we hiked a loop of a little over eight miles with nearly 1300 feet of elevation gain.

Friday Fitness Hike

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  Marilyn and I hiked in the Tom’s Thumb area on Friday. Marilyn hiked up Tom’s Thumb Trail and waited for me at the intersection with the East End Trail.  I hiked up Mesquite Canyon and then hiked up past … Continued

Sunday Hike – Black Ridge Loop

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Marilyn, Nick, Bob, and I hiked the Black Ridge Loop on Sunday…

Friday Fitness Hike

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Mike and I hiked 8.5 miles starting from the Wagner Trailhead. The desert is drying out, but there is still an abundance of flowers. We started early – just before sunrise. I got this shot from the Wagner Trail prior to … Continued

Friday Hike – Peter’s Canyon / Peter’s Cave

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Ben, Marilyn, Nick, Joe, Nora, and I hiked Peter’s Canyon on Friday. We had planned to hike at the Mogollon Rim, but the forecast high for the day there was only 36 degrees F with winds between 20-30mph, with gusts … Continued

Friday Hike – Granite Mountain Trail #261

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Ben, Marilyn, Linda, DeAnn, and I hiked the Granite Mountain Trail on Friday.  Near Prescott, this was a new trail to all of us. We hiked nearly nine miles with over 1800 feet of total ascent. We saw this prominent … Continued

Sunday Hike – Pine Creek Loop / Ballantine Trail

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Friday Hike – Vineyard Trail

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Bill, Bill, Jim, Walt, Bob, Ben, Linda, Marilyn, and I hiked ten miles on the Vineyard Trail. Part of AZT #20, the Vineyard Trail is very scenic with expansive views along its entire length. (The rest of AZT #20 continues … Continued

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