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Peter's CavePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Canyoneering avatar May 04 2012
Canyoneering5.64 Miles 500 AEG
Canyoneering5.64 Miles   4 Hrs      1.41 mph
500 ft AEG13 LBS Pack
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My newest newbie hiking friend had never been to Canyon Lake or Tortilla Flats so I decided to hike out that direction and show her around! My not so newbie hiking friend came along too! Ha ha! I really assumed that we wouldn't hike all the way to Peter's Cave. That it would get too hot and we would turn around and head out. Wrong! Well it got hot, but we kept on going!Going in wasn't bad. We had the shade of the canyon walls off and on. Going out was a booger! Well the last mile or mile and a half out we were really hot, really tired and had run out of water. No bueno.

We did make it to the cave, but didn't climb up to it. At that point I didn't feel like climbing anything! We sat in the shade and picked stickers and foxtails out of our socks and boots and headed out!

We had a good time....but I think my new to hiking friends will think twice before canyoneering with me again!They both commented on being "trail girls"! Trails, who needs stinking trails!

On an odd side note, we kept smelling cheeseburgers all the way up the canyons! At first they thought I was hallucinating until they caught a whiff too! I guess the smells from Tortilla Flats really travel!
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