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Piestewa Peak Summit Trail #300
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Phoenix, AZ
 
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1,180 ft AEG   
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I am from Florida, so when i came to visit last year I thought this was going to be an easy hike, lol. 1mile to the top 'should be a breeze'. It wasnt long before I took a break, then another, then another, until grandma passed me 3 times, and 80 year old grandpa from scottsdale passed me 2 times, 'I was like WTF'. this little trail may be easy to locals, but it wore me out the first time I did it. the lack of oxygen from being at 12ft above sea level, took its toll on me. I finally made it to the top, after thinking I was almost there 3 times with only another peak to climb you couold not see until that other one was reached. I loved the view up here, and someday will sneak up here at night, for it has to be a great view. I been meaning to do it again, but been hiking other places so much. It is a must do, if you are in the Phoenix area. though small trail, it will kick your butt if you are not ready for it. I drank a gallon of water just to reach the top.
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Down to the Colorado and back... blah blah.

On the way back out I took a long break on the patio of the restaurant. I was watching the helicopter make multi-drops of people and supplies when, at one point, a stray horse wandered into the landing field (the gate was open). The guys unloading the supplies chased it around the field until it went back out the gate. Then as it was running up the main drag, another resident must have thought it got loose so he shooed it back into another open gate and back into the field. So now these guys are chasing it around the field again but this time they start pelting it with rocks. The horse was panicking and didn't know where to go. Rocks were being hurled at it from all directions. He ended up falling down after a really hard rock hit and it looked like he broke or hurt a leg. He was finally able to limp out of the field and scurried off towards the lodge. So what started off as sort of comical turned into a sad case of animal abuse. At least they learned to close the gates. I noticed afterwards that they were unloading horse feed. I guess they were worried that the skinny, malnourished horse was going to, you know, get something to eat.
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