|Hiking||19.41 Miles|| 9 Hrs 41 Mns || ||2.00 mph|
|2,844 ft AEG|| || || |
Joe and Dave have already laid down a good description of the Hike, so I just wanted to add a couple of observations/thoughts.
I'm still picking cactus needles out from all over. There are some that I'll need help with because I can't see them.
It must have been a great hike because my legs are all cut up from the pumpkin Catclaw.
I learned that my alarm clock does have a setting for 3am. (usually that's when I'm going to bed). I think I was still in REM when I parked my truck to wait for Joe to drive me the rest of the way down to meet Dave.
Hey... sunrise is pretty cool!
Joe needs a blade for his Trekking pole. He'd be much more efficient in taking out Catclaw and Thistle. ps. stay back when he get's into his attack mode!
Dave is a beast... trying to wake me up on the trail at 5:45, walking at a 4.5mph clip does not work.
It was all worth it. The Supes are beautiful in the morning light. Trap Canyon is a magical place to explore. The Cave/Outcrop just before it was cool too. I'd like to spend more time in this area.
I'm curious as to the items we found in the wash prior to entering the canyon. Bed Pad, Vertebrae, red thing-a-ma-jiggy (N33 26.847 W111 17.792). Maybe someone with more expertise that the 3 of us can ID the Bones. If we had more time, it would have made sense to walk farther upstream (wash) from where we found the items. If he went missing in the November timeframe, there was plenty of heavy rain to wash those items down the wash to where we found them.
Thanks Dave and Joe for a great day out in the prickly Superstitions!
AEG from TOPO! 2844
AEG from USGS sync 5595
||Wildflowers Observation Isolated
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