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This is a big one, folks – one of the best hiking workouts you can get in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve – and I would venture to say one of the most challenging urban hikes in the greater Phoenix area. This one will make you feel accomplished. Hiking the…
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MCDOWELL SONOARN PRESERVE HIKES: Lost Dog Wash to Ringtail Loop
#lostdogwash #mcdowellsonoranpreserve #arizonahiking #arizonatrails #visitarizona
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  If your workout involves a lot of staring at a television screen while walking on a belt, it may be time to shake up your cardio routine. This is not a call for ditching the gym – weightlifting is an important – even key – part of any workout regimen.…
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Latest post - a little gem half way between Phoenix and Tucson - Picacho Peak!! Check it out: http://earlyrisehiker.com/2017/04/picacho-peak-state-park-sunset-trail-to-the-peak/
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MCDOWELL SONORAN PRESERVE HIKES
Sunrise Trail
#sunrisetrail #msc_az #arizonatrails
There are several variations on this trail theme, and in this blog post I’ll describe five ways to slice and dice the Sunrise Trail for some terrific challenges. If you look at the map below you’ll see that the Sunrise Trail extends from…
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A lesser known and challenging hike in the interior of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve involves the Andrews Kinsey Trail. Check out this blog post for full description, stats, map, and downloadable GPS files in three formats: http://earlyrisehiker.com/2017/03/sunrise-to-andrews-kinsey-and-optional-western-loop-trail/
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DESERT HIKING
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Do you know how to stay safe when hiking in the desert? Don't take chances! http://earlyrisehiker.com/2017/03/staying-safe-on-a-desert-hike-youre-doing-it-wrong/
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MCDOWELL SONORAN PRESERVE HIKES
#arizonahiking #arizonatrails #msc_az
For anyone interested in hiking in Scottsdale, have a look at this to help you pick a hike in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve: http://earlyrisehiker.com/arizona-trails/central-arizona-phoenix/mcdowell-sonoran-preserve-hikes/. All hikes from major trailheads have distance and elevation gain listed, and are rated for difficulty.
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