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National Trail - South MountainPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 31 2013
johnlp
Hiking12.53 Miles 1,990 AEG
Hiking12.53 Miles   4 Hrs   30 Mns   3.02 mph
1,990 ft AEG      21 Mns Break
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Kelly needed twelve more miles to hit 1500 for the year so the hike was on. We weren't sure exactly what we wanted to do so we headed up the National until we had at least 6 miles in. We stopped just short of the towers and turned back, knowing that twelve should be in the bank.

On the way in I pointed out the Chinese Wall, so on the way back we decided to tackle the beast. Next to Turd Hill this is ine of the toughest challenges I have faced in recent memory. It is actually quite unusual and fun.

After the wall we headed back through Hidden Valley where I won a bet on how many people we would see there. Kelly guessed seven and I guessed seventeen. Kelly was doing well with only four people sighted, when around a corner a group of twenty came at us like a herd of stampeding buffalo! Mostly kids having a great time.

Fun afternoon. Thanks for having me along Kelly and congrats on the 1500 miles. :)
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