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Double Butte Figure 8 - Papago Park, AZ
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Double Butte Figure 8 - Papago Park, AZ 
Double Butte Figure 8 - Papago Park, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 22 2014
black_toes
Hiking2.48 Miles 290 AEG
Hiking2.48 Miles   1 Hour   1 Min   3.23 mph
290 ft AEG      15 Mns Break
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Rather than follow paulshikleejr's loop route, I did a figure 8, which added a smidgen of mileage. Can't explain our 111 feet difference in AEG, 179 to 290. Started at the ramada TH, cut south of the Elliott Ramada and did a clockwise loop of the N butte, then back to Elliott and W along the golf course and back to TH.

Two highlights. The cold water at the drinking fountain and two honeybees wallowing side by side in the pollen of a magenta hedgehog bloom. Birds: White-Crowned Sparrow, Gambel's Quail, Curve-Billed Thrasher, Mockingbird and Cactus Wren.

Guy pulled up in parking lot as I left, pulled out some large binos and said he was off to search for ruby-faced Love Birds. He'd read an online report that one was sighted in the park and it got his wife all excited. They should try our neighborhood in central Phoenix. A good number of wild Love Birds in there. Not much human traffic for a Saturday afternoon in March. Guess that should be a highlight too.
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Wildflowers Observation Light
Mostly Phacelia, N side of the N butte.
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