|Hiking||4.80 Miles|| 5 Hrs || ||0.96 mph|
|2,780 ft AEG|| || || |
Began hike at about 8:30. Three of us ventured, one of us had some major vomit and exhaustion problems. Sorry, didn't get a picture of that. Began at the Saguaro Day-use Area Treasure Loop trail to Jacob's Crosscut and then trekked to Siphon Draw trail. Interesting alternative to hike with little distance added.
Anyway, he stuck with it, made it to the top thanks to multiple shade spots along the trail and a pack of Barnum's Animal Crackers.
The trail is a little steep and rockey in the basin and continues until you enter the mouth of the canyon leading up to Flatiron. Nothing too bad here but things get a little more difficult when you reach Siphon Draw and begin the Flatiron ascent. A believe Flatiron is about another mile from here and most of this climb is made through canyons, similar to Peralta but steeper and more narrow.
No more Randy Johnson figure up top. Perhaps he simply exlploded after completing his perfect game in some sort of sacrificial act of the gods. I did find his left thigh and his right Nike sneaker however.
Very hot returning, wish we were on the trailhead earlier.
|Confuscius say, "He who stands on toilet is high on pot."|