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Lost Dog - Old Jeep - Ringtail - Lost Dog, AZ
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Lost Dog - Old Jeep - Ringtail - Lost Dog, AZ 
Lost Dog - Old Jeep - Ringtail - Lost Dog, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 11 2015
tibber
Hiking5.35 Miles 636 AEG
Hiking5.35 Miles   2 Hrs   4 Mns   2.70 mph
636 ft AEG      5 Mns Break
 
finally on the last legs of being sick, had to get out after work, looking for wildflowers.
    People count 5, lizards 3, bike rider 1, squirrel 1, silly wabbit 1, bitty garter snake 1, wildflower 1 if you don't count brittlebush.
Disappointing, so it became just a hike; but I did take a bit of video; okay a lot (didn't start narrating until Old Jeep). It was somewhat warm and the sun was in and out amongst the flat broken layer of clouds. The brittlebush added some liveliness to the hike up to the Taliesin Overlook. I took Scout II along for the ride too ](*,) but I don't think there's much point in doing that anymore for established trails and no side excursions. (Thank you Garmin Oregon 450; I love wasting my time and money.)

At the Overlook, even though your view is of the city, it is still rather striking to have it all laying out there right in front of you. I checked my heart rate after walking around a bit and was not happy that it was still high. Oh well. Hopefully that will change soon! I moved Scout II back in my backpack and headed off to the Old Jeep Trail. I like this part of the hike as you go up and down a couple drainages. At the one big drainage/wash you can definitely see the road/trail has been effected by our winter rain.

The temps started to cool now as I came up the Ringtail Trail to top out above the area. This is a pretty part too I think. It's still quite green even if the brittlebush blooms are starting to fade. Before completing the hike I went around one of the two small loops of the Interpretive Trail that I believe is being dedicated at the end of the month. The signs are scheduled to go in this winter.

A couple videos:
from Lost Dog to Taliesin to Old Jeep - https://youtu.be/v2-T9...
Old Jeep to Ringtail to Lost Dog and Interpretive - https://youtu.be/eqa3x...
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Lost Dog Wash Taliesin Overlook
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Oh, and once in awhile, don't forget to look back at the trail you've traveled.
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