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Tuesday, 4/20, Araby trail

Hike Araby trail taking 1 hour 20 minutes.


Monday, 4/19, South Lykken

Hike South Lykken.


Thursday, 4/15, Middle Lykken

Hike Middle Lykken taking 1 hour 5 minutes.


Monday, 4/12, Shannon trail

Hike Shannon to plaque.


Sunday, 4/11, Ride 8.9 miles

City loop taking 38 minutes.


Friday, 4/9, Garstin lollipop

Hike Garstin lollipop with Kai.


Wednesday, 4/7, South Lykken

Hike South Lykken.


Monday, 4/5, Rimrocks to Araby

Hike Rimrocks to Araby with David Lahti taking 1 hour 50 minutes.


Sunday, 4/4, Ride 10.6 miles

Tollgate out-and-back taking 40 minutes.


Saturday, 4/3, Ride 11.6 miles

City loop taking 46 minutes.


Thursday, 4/1, North Lykken

Hike North Lykken and a bit up Skyline taking 1 hour 20 minutes.


Tuesday, 3/30, South Lykken

Hike South Lykken.


Monday, 3/29, Shannon trail

Short Shannon hike then back via wash taking 1 hour.


Friday, 3/26, Ride 12.3 miles

Andreas Hills out-and-back taking 48 minutes.


Wednesday, 3/24, Hike Garstin

Hike Garstin lollipop.


Tuesday, 3/23, Cloud time-lapse

Some nice clouds this afternoon. Check out this time-lapse i shot.


Monday, 3/22, Middle Lykken

Hike Middle Lykken taking 1 hour 20 minutes. Lots of spring-breakers. Cleaned up a VERY fresh toilet paper mess coming down Lykken that was NOT there on my way up so i must have passed by the perpetrator on trail. Made me gag a little. Sorry, no photo.


Saturday, 3/20, Ride 10.2 miles

Tollgate out-and-back taking 42 minutes.


Friday, 3/19, South Lykken

Hike South Lykken.


Thursday, 3/18, Shannon trail

Hike Shannon to Smoketree Pt taking 1 hour 15 minutes.


Monday, 3/15, Oswit Canyon

Hike Oswit Canyon to second crossing taking 1 hour 8 minutes.


Sunday, 3/14, Ride 10.4 miles

Tollgate out-and-back taking 41 minutes.


Saturday, 3/13, Ride 10.3 miles

City loop taking 41 minutes.


Tuesday, 3/9, Middle Lykken

Hike Middle Lykken. Chat with Scott.


Monday, 3/8, South Lykken

Hike South Lykken. Flood control survey party working along the dike.


Sunday, 3/7, Ride 8.2 miles

Canyon Corridor loop taking 32 minutes.


Saturday, 3/6, Ride 13.6 miles

Little Tuscany loop taking 57 minutes.


Friday, 3/5, Hike Garstin

Hike Garstin to Smoketree Mtn. Nice day but lots of people on trail. Plus two women with three dogs between them off-leash. they walked by, and ignored, at least three dog closure signs. What's wrong with people?


Monday, 3/1, South Lykken

Hike South Lykken.


Sunday, 2/28, Ride 10.4 miles

Tollgate out-and-back taking 40 minutes.


Friday, 2/26, Ride 6.2 miles

Short loop taking 24 minutes.


Wednesday, 2/24, Shannon trail

Hike Shannon to plaque taking 1 hour.


Monday, 2/22, North Lykken

Hike North Lykken lollipop taking 1 hour 18 minutes. Beautiful bright clear morning.


Sunday, 2/21, Ride 10 miles

Tollgate out-and-back taking 38 minutes.


Saturday, 2/20, Ride 10.8 miles

City loop taking 45 minutes.


Thursday, 2/18, Middle Lykken

Hike Middle Lykken taking 1 hour 5 minutes.


Tuesday, 2/16, South Lykken

Hike South Lykken.


Monday, 2/15, Ride 12 miles

Andreas Hills loop taking 46 minutes.


Saturday, 2/13, Ride 10 miles

Downtown/airport loop taking 40 minutes.


Friday, 2/12, Araby trail

Hike Araby trail taking 1 hour 20 minutes.


Wednesday, 2/10, Garstin to Shannon

Hike Garstin to Smoketree Mtn then down via Shannon taking 1 hour 25 minutes.


Monday, 2/8, South Lykken

Hike South Lykken.


Saturday, 2/6, Ride 11 miles

Tollgate out-and-back taking 44 minutes.


Thursday, 2/4, Hike Garstin

Hike Garstin to Smoketree Mtn. Breezy.


Tuesday, 2/2, South Lykken

Hike South Lykken.


Sunday, 1/31, Ride 10 miles

Tollgate out-and-back taking 38 minutes.


Saturday, 1/30, Ride 11.8 miles

City loop taking 49 minutes.


Thursday, 1/28, Shannon trail

Hike Shannon to plaque.


Tuesday, 1/26, Rimrocks loop

Hike short Rimrocks loop.


Saturday, 1/23, Ride 13 miles

Little Tuscany loop taking 55 minutes. Chilly 45°.


Thursday, 1/21, Middle Lykken

Hike Middle Lykken taking 1 hour 5 minutes.


Tuesday, 1/19, South Lykken

Hike South Lykken. Cool and breezy.


Sunday, 1/17, Ride 12.5 miles

City loop taking 49 minutes.


Saturday, 1/16, Ride 10.6 miles

Tollgate out-and-back taking 41 minutes.


Friday, 1/15, Desert day trip

I10 to Red Cloud Mine exit. Visit Hayfield petroglyph site. My first time here. Continue east to Eagle Mtn road and back to I10. Drive back on I10 to Cottonwood Canyon exit. Cottonwood campground closed. (Sign says it's reservation only now. News to me.) Stop along aqueduct road just outside of park for sardine lunch and to enjoy the view. Nice bright warm sunny day but a bit breezy. Lots of campers around on BLM land as is upcoming MLK holiday weekend. Back home by 2p. 160 miles for the day.


Wednesday, 1/13, Rimrocks to Araby

Hike Rimrocks to Araby taking 1 hour 40 minutes then walk home from TH for a total time of 2 hours.


Tuesday, 1/12, North Lykken

Hike North Lykken taking 1 hour 10 minutes.


Sunday, 1/10, South Lykken through hike

South Lykken through hike with Kai taking 1 hour 55 minutes van to jeep. Chat with Ellen. Perfect day.


Saturday, 1/9, Ride 10.8 miles

City loop taking 43 minutes.


Thursday, 1/7, Middle Lykken

Hike Middle Lykken taking 1 hour 20 minutes.


Monday, 1/4, South Lykken

Hike South Lykken.


Sunday, 1/3, Shannon trail

Hike Shannon with Kai.


Friday, 1/1, Ride 11.8 miles

New Year's Day city loop taking 47 minutes. Breezy.



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