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Peralta Cave Trail Loop, AZ
mini location map2015-07-15
14 by photographer avatarCannondaleKid
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Peralta Cave Trail Loop, AZ 
Peralta Cave Trail Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jul 15 2015
CannondaleKid
Hiking5.50 Miles 1,837 AEG
Hiking5.50 Miles   3 Hrs   25 Mns   1.83 mph
1,837 ft AEG      25 Mns Break20 LBS Pack
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trixiec
Wow, I just realized I passed the 1,000 triplog mark... and yes, I missed it as well, this being my 1,002nd HAZ triplog!
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This was our last hike before our month-long medical mission trip to Tanzania so we settled for an old favorite.

Unlike me, Tracey doesn't care for hot weather hikes so we got an early start... early enough to finish the hike 90 minutes earlier than I began the same hike 8 days ago. While the temp was a full 20° lower than my previous hike out here, the humidity after the HEAVY overnight rains made the climb to Fremont Saddle feel like an hour-long trek through a steam room. By time we reached the saddle I was fully drenched from head to toe... even my camera and GPS cases were soaked through-and-through. So we took a rare 25 minute break during which I wring out my clothes as much as possible. (It was still too humid for anything to dry)
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After putting all the wet, heavy clothes back on I was afraid it would be a wet slog all the way back. But by time we got about a half-mile on the Cave Trail the wind picked up, which made everything feel cool. And as the humidity began to drop everything dried out completely before we hit the Bluff Spring Trail.

The last leg along the Bluff Spring Trail was a bit treacherous due to lots of erosion from the heavy rain.
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