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    Patti Parker Markgraf completed Tortuga Trail

    5 months ago

    Patti Parker Markgraf completed Go John Trail

    11 months ago

    Patti Parker Markgraf completed Overton Trail Loop

    about 1 year ago

    Patti Parker Markgraf completed Spur Cross Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Patti Parker Markgraf followed Maria Sikaffy

    about 1 year ago

    Patti Parker Markgraf completed Metate / Towhee

    about 1 year ago

    Patti Parker Markgraf added Metate / Towhee

    about 1 year ago

    Patti Parker Markgraf saved Humphrey's Peak

    about 1 year ago

    Patti Parker Markgraf reviewed Elephant Mountain Trail

    about 1 year ago

    Forgot to rate this when I went back in NovemberDecember of 2016. I went on a weekday and it was stormy (and even rained) so I never saw another person out on the trail. It was just me and my 9 year old Australian Shepherd. I love this trail for lots of reasons...

    1) The views are GORGEOUS!!
    2) The length was perfect
    3) It's far enough away from the city that you really feel like you're in the deep wilderness.
    4) It's not a heavily trafficked trail, and it's too treacherous for mountain bikes, so it's just hikers (no offense Mountain bikers )
    5). You have to pay attention and be on the lookout for Carins to find your way out of the wash (so it is challenging).
    6) It's a great workout!!

    P.S...I guess I did rate this back in 2016, as I just found my rating. I forgot to mention...this trail is better navigated with hiking boots rather than running shoes. You'll need the traction and stability that boots offer.

    Patti Parker Markgraf reviewed Go John-Quartz-Slate Loop

    almost 2 years ago

    Outstanding!!! This is one of my favorite hikes. It has a little of everything: hills, challenging terrain, flat places, and GORGEOUS scenery. It is and will be one of my favorites!!

    Patti Parker Markgraf reviewed Elephant Mountain Trail

    almost 2 years ago

    I give it 4.25 - 5 stars. Nicely challenging!! Gorgeous scenery. I Recommend wearing hiking boots rather than running shoes. Boots will give you better traction (that you'll need) and keep you from turning an ankle. Super rocky in spots, but GORGEOUS views (although I recommend that you stop to take in the views, as it's too easy to turn an ankle or trip if you enjoy the scenery while moving). I posted some pics. Took my dog, but keep an eye out for fallen Jumping Cholla cacti because you don't want to remove them from your friend's paws. Most of them I could kick off the trail, but there was one area that I had to carry my dogger because they covered the entire trail.

    Patti Parker Markgraf completed Elephant Mountain Trail

    almost 2 years ago