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Holbert - National - Kiwanis - Lomitas - Box, AZ
mini location map2014-05-03
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Holbert - National - Kiwanis - Lomitas - Box, AZ 
Holbert - National - Kiwanis - Lomitas - Box, AZ
 
Hiking avatar May 03 2014
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Hiking7.58 Miles 1,458 AEG
Hiking7.58 Miles   3 Hrs   14 Mns   2.46 mph
1,458 ft AEG      9 Mns Break12 LBS Pack
 
Great loop! Exactly what I was looking for today. Not too long. Not too short. Not too much elevation gain (well, there can never be too much elevation gain). Just the right amount of ruggedness.

There was only one problem. Apparently, there was a HUGE gnat convention on South Mountain this weekend. I always forget about that, like, one weekend a year where the gnats converge on the greater Phoenix trail systems to lay waste to the unsuspecting hikers. Seriously, I felt like I was battling my way through a gnat storm of epic proportions for about 75% of the hike. If there is a positive take-away, I guess they do help minimize stop time and increase your average hiking speed, for if you were to stop for any length of time, you would be eaten alive! I mean, if you opened your mouth it was instantly full of those little, black, buzzing b@stard$. They're small enough to swallow without chewing, but some always get stuck between your teeth, which, OMG, can you say unsightly!

Anyway, what was I originally saying? Yes! Great little 3 hour tour of South Mountain! And, plenty of parking!
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