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Silly Mountain Trail SystemPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 12 2015
AZLumberjack
Hiking1.64 Miles 464 AEG
Hiking1.64 Miles      47 Mns   2.09 mph
464 ft AEG
 
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I had to get out for a "quickie" this morning for some conditioning and to get away from the unpacking chores. Following the dual Monsoon storms of yesterday, this morning was a temperate 85 degrees, albeit a bit humid, so get out and sweat a bit.

There were three cars in the parking lot when I arrived around 0800 so I fired up HAZ Tracks, grabbed my camera, got into my gear and hit the trails. The trails were in good shape, the rains packed the normally loose rocks making for a solid hiking surface and except for a distant haze, the day was off to a great start.

I hiked on up to the summit and ran into an almost solid mass of gnats and flying ants :o I wanted to snap some shots from the top, but the nasty buggers drove me back down, following me for several minutes. It's easy to see where some hikers fall when pursued by the flying pests.

I continued on the trails, meeting a couple of hikers and warning them of the hazards awaiting them if they attempted the summit and before long I was back at the parking lot. I Worked up a good sweat, now to expand on the distance and altitude problem :D
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