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Arizona Hikes

In June 2004 I moved to Arizona from Oregon. Unfortunately this was just as the hiking season for Oregon was getting started. So almost as soon as I could I started hiking in Arizona. One big difference between Arizona and Oregon in June is the temperature! My first hike out brought that home to me. The Spring Valley hike was only 4.6 miles (out and back) but by the time I got back to the car it was noon and I was about dead from the heat. So I learned, start early for Arizona hikes....

All the guidebooks I've been looking at that discuss hiking and backpacking in Arizona point out that there are 6 distinct zones in Arizona. I've not learned them all. The Phoenix valley seems to be in the Sonoran zone. This is the desert. Apparently most people avoid hiking in the Sonoran zone during the summer. So I learn from the locals quickly... I'm doing my next summer hike further north. It's cooler and there's water.

Below are some items relating to my Arizona hikes.

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Date Item Title Author Hits
Tuesday, 14 November 2006 Bell Trail Mike Noel 3075
Sunday, 19 February 2006 Lake Pleasant Camping Trip Mike Noel 8913
Tuesday, 06 September 2005 Hiking On Daisy Mountain Mike Noel 18740
Tuesday, 12 July 2005 Hiking the Go John Trail Mike Noel 5206
Monday, 11 July 2005 Little Horse Trail Mike Noel 5385
Thursday, 16 December 2004 Maxwell Trail Pictures Mike Noel 5235
Thursday, 28 October 2004 Maxwell Trail Mike Noel 3401
Sunday, 10 October 2004 A Hike Up Shaw Butte Mike Noel 4379
Wednesday, 25 August 2004 Parsons Spring Hike Pictures Mike Noel 10987
Wednesday, 25 August 2004 Parson's Spring Hike Mike Noel 4690
Sunday, 27 June 2004 Spring Valley Trail Hike Mike Noel 10781
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