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North Mountain - PhoenixPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 13 2014
black_toes
Hiking3.88 Miles 771 AEG
Hiking3.88 Miles   1 Hour   50 Mns   2.71 mph
771 ft AEG      24 Mns Break
 
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My monthly trip to the summit that tells me all's right with the world, my world anyway. It's disgustingly routine anymore: Leave the VC then 15 minutes to the Trupiano Bench, 22 to the saddle on the connector trail, 26 to the pavement and 42 to the towers gate. Rest a moment, make some notes and then on up to the summit, 50 minutes out. Routine, I find, has its place in my exercise regimen just like gym workouts. But seeing new country is still where my heart is.

Air quality has improved greatly since that horrible afternoon on the 9th -- but it's still poor. Could see Black Mountain (Cave Creek) 20x better than I did four days ago and was much closer then, in the Union Hills. Even Four Peaks and the Superstitions visible above the particulates, etc.

On the summit I had my gormet snack from QT and looked down on the bright ribbon that is the Arizona Canal where I'd spent a few afternoons last week. By time I left, there were a dozen on top waiting, I guess, for sunset. The pavement trail busy as usual. Counted 67 coming up as I went down about 5:30. Got back at 10 after 6 with a lot more daylight than I'm used to. Love the longer days.
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