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Piestewa Circumference - Freedom Trail #302
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Piestewa Circumference - Freedom Trail #302Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 25 2010
joebartels
Hiking7.50 Miles 1,800 AEG
Hiking7.50 Miles   3 Hrs   15 Mns   2.31 mph
1,800 ft AEG
 
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I did a Crazy loop that included Ocotillo Road through a (very nice) neighborhood cause I got off track. Since I didn't want Jeanie to beat me home I jumped a couple fences as I learned in 1986. Back on the 202 I soon hit the 8A. I took 8A all the way to 8 then over on the 8 with a bunch of unmarked bike trails over to the 1A.

From the 1A I took VOAZ back to the circumference, figured if I'm gonna post it as such I should follow a little 302 right! Over the pass and I got off onto the Irregular Link and headed back to the 1A. I quickly cut over to the 1D which takes you to the flip side of the 1A and soon back on the 302 then home via the summit route back down.

Only to come home and find out there's no way for me to download my route off my old Magellan since they do not make drivers for it anymore... very frustrating after my t400 bit the dust days ago. C'est la vie but this would have been a doozey to look at!

With a 3:15pm start it was borderline hot on the ascents. The gnats are getting ferocious, luckily there was a breeze for the later half of the hike.

I did see Desert Lavender in the washes along 8 and 1D. Interesting as I've only seen it in higher elevations on South Mountain and Sunrise/Peoria.

Not many people encountered until the last mile back on the main circuit. Yesterday I forgot to mention there was a band playing on the mid-saddle of the Irregular Link. I tried to get them on video but the sound was muffled by the breeze. Too bad they were pretty good!

This was my seventh hike after the leg issue. I'm now able to put more weight on the downsteps. Feeling better but pretty tired for a 7.5 mile hike...
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