2013 Outings

Here’s a mostly-complete listing of the hikes, paddles, daytrips and other outings I’ve done so far in 2013. I keep this list to help remind me about where I’ve been so far this year; it also helps motivate me when too many days have passed between updates.

December

Dec 31 – Hiked Shaw Butte with Wayne and ran into Danielle at the summit.

Dec 28 – Bagged the “Six Summits of Shadow Mountain” with Wayne.

Dec 27 – Dayhiked to Dripping Springs via Coffee Flat Trail in the Superstition Wilderness with Dan and Danielle.

Dec 26 – Hiked Holbert Trail with Wayne in South Mountain Park.

Dec 25 – Christmas hike with Mom in the Spur Cross Ranch Recreation Area.

Dec 22 – Short loop hike with Kandra in the Phoenix Mountains.

Dec 19 – Sunset hike with Danielle around Dreamy Draw in the Phoenix Mountains.

Dec 14 – Afternoon solo hike around Dreamy Draw in the Phoenix Mountains.

Dec 13 – Short solo lunch hike in the Phoenix Mountains.

Dec 1 – Hiked Cave Creek Trail with Dan and Danielle.

November

Nov 29 – Black Friday hike with Becci on Go John Trail in Cave Creek Regional Park.

Nov 28 – Thanksgiving Day hike with Mom in Phoenix Sonoran Preserve.

Nov 18 – Night hike with Tiffany in the Phoenix Mountain Preserve, followed by a second solo night hike.

Nov 11 – Hiked the Black Mesa Loop in the Superstition Wilderness with Dan and Danielle.

Nov 3 – Sunset hike in Dreamy Draw with Jenny, Dan, and Danielle.

Nov 2 – Hiked the Garden Valley Loop in the Superstition Wilderness with Jenny.

October

Oct 27 – Hiked the Steelhead Falls WSA in Oregon as part of the 2013 Friends Rendezvous.

Oct 21 – Evening hike in the Phoenix Mountains with Danielle.

Oct 14 – Hiked to some old mine shafts in the Phoenix Mountains with Dan and Danielle.

Oct 6 – Off-trail adventure with Jenny in Agua Fria National Monument

August

note: I’m not including items from August 7-14 while I was on my #RustBeltRoadTrip.

July

July 21 – Kayaked Watson Lake with Danielle

July 20 – Hiked in Río Grande del Norte National Monument

July 18 – Toured El Malpais National Conservation Area, including a short hike to La Ventana Natural Arch

June

June 24 – Solo sunset hike in the Phoenix Mountains.

June 23 – Night hike in the Phoenix Mountains with Dan and Danielle.

June 22 – Kayaked the lower Salt River with Ava.

June 17-19 – Rafted the San Juan River between Bluff and Mexican Hat, Utah with colleagues.

May

May 30 – Visited Walnut Canyon National Monument with Mom.

May 26 – Kayaked the lower Salt River with Paddle Arizona from Saguaro Lake Ranch to Granite Reef Dam.

May 19 – Hiked the trail at Three Rivers Petroglyph Site with a side stop in Carrizozo.

May 17 – Hiked the Pine Tree Loop in the Aguirre Springs Recreation Area, part of the proposed Organ Mountains-Desert Peaks National Monument with a side trip to the Aden Lavabeds area.

May 16 – Explored another section of Rio Grande del Norte National Monument.

May 15 – Took some short walks in Rio Grande del Norte National Monument.

May 5 – Hiked the Horton Springs trail with Larry and Mom during a daytrip up to the Mogollon Rim.

May 4 – Great evening hike with Larry in the Phoenix Mountains.

May 3 – Early morning kayak on Lake Mead with Chuck and Pam.

May 2 – Early evening stroll through the Grand Wash Cliffs-Joshua Tree Forest with Chuck and Pam.

May 1 – Short windy kayak paddle on Lake Mead National Recreation Area with Chuck and Pam.

April

Apr 30 – Quad ride on Grapevine Wash Road to the Lake Mead National Recreation Area boundary with Chuck and Pam.

Apr 25 – Evening hike with Trail Mix meetup group to two old mercury mine shafts and a stone hut in the Phoenix Mountains.

Apr 23 – Did an evening hike up North Mountain with the Trail Mix meetup group.

Apr 22 – Quick hike in the North Mountain/Shaw Butte area with Jenny, including eluding a large swarm of bees.

Apr 21 – Spent a couple of hours hiking with mom on Trail 8 in the Phoenix Mountains.

Apr 11 – Short walk in the Phoenix Mountains off 40th Street.

Apr 7 – Day hiked Aravaipa Canyon Wilderness Area with Dan—a trail that’s been on my list for decades.

March

Mar 31 – Hike with Mom in the Phoenix Mountains off 40th Street Trailhead.

Mar 30 – Hike with Jenny in the Dreamy Draw area.

Note: I’m not including any items here between Feb 27 and Mar 19 while I was on my #BattlefieldsandBeginnings road trip.

February

Feb 22 – Trudged off-trail to visit some petroglyphs and ruins in Agua Fria National Monument with Betsy and Mackenzie.

Feb 18 – Took Sipapu for a hike at Shadow Mountain Preserve—amazingly, the first time I’ve finally visited the second closest mountain preserve to my house.

Feb 17 – Hiked in the Estrella Mountain Regional Park with Jenny.

Feb 15 – Short hike with Sarah at Gateway Trailhead of McDowell Sonoran Preserve.

Feb 10 – Hiked around Hackberry Springs in Superstition Wilderness with Sarah.

Feb 7 – Hiked the Ben Avery Trail in the Eagletail Wilderness with John.

Feb 3 – Hiked in Phoenix Mountains with Jenny.

January

Jan 31 – Hiked Margie’s Cove Trail in North Maricopa Mountains Wilderness of Sonoran Desert National Monument with Mackenzie.

Jan 27 – Hiked in rainy Phoenix Sonoran Preserve with Sarah.

Jan 26 – Short solo hike in cloud-enshrouded Phoenix Mountains Preserve.

Jan 24 – Took a short walk in Rio Grande State Park in Albuquerque with colleagues.

Jan 17 – Snowshoed on Chickadee Ridge outside Lake Tahoe with colleagues.

Jan 13 – Hiked near North Mountain with Danielle.

Jan 12 – Mountain biked in the Phoenix Mountain Preserve with Dan.

Jan 10 – Visited Murray Springs Clovis site in San Pedro Riparian NCA with colleagues.

Jan 6 – Hiked North Mountain with Danielle and Jenny.

Jan 1 – Hiked the 5.8-mile Go John Trail in the Cave Creek Regional Park with a few friends.

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