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Alta Maricopa Bajada, AZ 
Alta Maricopa Bajada, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Sep 08 2013
chumley
Hiking8.99 Miles 1,806 AEG
Hiking8.99 Miles   3 Hrs   35 Mns   2.51 mph
1,806 ft AEG
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I don't understand people here.

72 degrees. Cloudy. Midday on a weekend. I hiked for over three hours in a municipal park for a city of nearly 2 million people. I encountered one (1!) other hiker all day. (Passed her twice as apparently we were hiking the same loop in opposite directions). Still can't figure out where everybody was.

Was a little humid, especially later on as the sun occasionally broke through. Hundreds of millipedes on the trail. On the peak I got swarmed by flies. Had to breathe through my bandana they were so bad. Couldn't even take a picture. Strangely, 20-feet off the peak they were nowhere to be found. I assume their presence was a byproduct of the weather?

From San Juan back to the TH is a terribly boring stretch of National and Bajada. Nothing even remotely interesting. Plus after yesterday I was tired and it was getting warmer. Back at the car I saw it had gotten all the way to 85. Still nobody out there. Go figure.
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