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Wind Cave Trail #281
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Wind Cave Trail #281Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 16 2010
ashleyrosey
Hiking3.20 Miles 800 AEG
Hiking3.20 Miles   3 Hrs      1.07 mph
800 ft AEG
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Went to do the Wind Cave trail with Michael, Natalie, Shanna and Sandy today. It was Natalie's first hike. She is 4 years old. It was SOOOOO packed today. With everyone being on Spring Break this week, there were so many kids out there. It took us a little over 3hrs. today with Natalie moving a lot slower than us. She did so well though. Most of the little kids we passed were whining and complaining. There were also a lot of really RED people. I think everyone left their sunscreen at home today!

On our way back down we see this young boy up ahead literally crawling up the rocks sobbing. A lot of people on the trail just stopped and stared at him. So we run up to him and he starts puking up water and dry heaving. Luckily Michael and Shanna are in the Army and knew what to do in case of heat stroke. Two other men came over to see what was going on and they were in the Air Force and Marine core. One of them found out the boys name and went a head to go find his paretns. We get the boy to drink some water and one of the men gives him some Gold Fish crackers and dried fruit. We kept trying to calm him down but every time he took a drink of water, he would throw it back up. FINALLY, about 15mins. later, his mom came up the trail with about a thousand other kids and parents. I dont know why people let their kids run off and do thier own thing on trails. Its so dangerous. Hopefully they decided to take the boy back down and get him cooled off properly and give him the medical attention he desprately needed. That was a scary experience but luckily there were people around that had the training to handle that situation.

Other than that experience, it was a very great hike. The flowers are a-bloomin; in a few weeks it will be even more beautiful! And it's starting to heat up out there!
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