username
X
password
register help
show related photosets
DESTINATION
Piestewa Circumference - Freedom Trail #302
84 Photosets

2011-03-24  
2010-08-09  
2010-08-07  
2010-08-07  
2010-05-27  
2010-05-10  
2010-04-25  
2010-02-26  
2010-02-11  
2010-02-10  
2009-09-20  
2008-06-01  
2008-03-18  
2008-03-04  
2007-11-03  
2007-01-29  
2006-11-11  
2006-01-29  
2005-07-31  
2005-03-19  
1,  2,  3,  4,  5  
mini location map2010-05-27
2 by photographer avatarjuliachaos
photographer avatar
 
Piestewa Circumference - Freedom Trail #302Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 27 2010
juliachaos
Hiking4.90 Miles 1,792 AEG
Hiking4.90 Miles   1 Hour   55 Mns   2.56 mph
1,792 ft AEG
 no routes
Partners none no partners
Knee was feeling a depressing amount of stiffness today at work, so naturally I figured the best thing to do was a nice easy go on 302. After walking for about five minutes, I came upon a biker who had hit a rough patch, couldn't unclip in time, and ended up landing right in the middle of a bunch of cholla. His whole left side looked pretty bad, covered in spines and blood. Lucky for him I always carry a comb and some tweezers. I let him groom himself for a while but there were a few hard-to-reach spots I had to help him out on. As he said, "Now you get to tell your buddies at work tomorrow that you pulled cholla spines out of some random guy's ass."

When the 302 met up with the summit trail, I figured since I was already halfway up I may as well just keep on going. Hit the top from there in 18 minutes, which surprised me considering the heat was beating me and I still wasn't sure about the knee. Took 15 minutes at the top to catch a few pictures of the rising full moon reflecting the light of the setting sun, then headed back down to finish the 302 in the dark. Knee doing well and happy with me for taking it on a trail again. :D

Trip time not including the time spent with the biker or at the summit.
Meteorology
Meteorology
Moon
_____________________
HAZ Member
juliachaos'
160 Photosets

  2010-05-31
  2010-05-30
  2010-05-29
  2010-05-27
  2010-05-23
  2010-05-22
  2010-05-14
  2010-05-09
  2010-05-02
  2010-04-24
  2010-04-10
  2010-04-04
  2010-03-30
  2010-03-28
  2010-03-27
  2010-03-26
  2010-03-20
  2010-03-13
  2010-03-12
  2010-03-06
1 ... 4,  5,  6,  7,  8  
help comment issue

end of page marker