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Sidewinder Trail - Sonoran Perserve NPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 13 2015
DarthStiller
Hiking11.90 Miles 715 AEG
Hiking11.90 Miles   4 Hrs   15 Mns   2.80 mph
715 ft AEG
 
1st trip
Got back to this area to start on the new trails. The skies were cloudy and the air was hazy, so not many pics taken. The people doing their Sunday recreation in the sky made for the best photos.

the Carefree/7th Ave. area (future TH) is closed (under construction), so sections of the Ocotillo and Sidewinder Trails there are closed. I started at the Apache Wash TH and my plan was to make my way over there to complete those trails, since they're the farthest. There are signs that say this area is closed, but they aren't worded very well. Once I got to that area, while I wasn't able to finish the trails I wanted, I was able to find an old access road that easily took me back to the Ocotillo Trail from the Sidewinder Trail, still making a loop.

I was hoping to take more of the Sidewinder Trail back to the Apache Wash TH, as well as part of the Ridgeline Trail. But by the time where I had to make a choice, it was almost 10am and starting to get hot. The choices were 2 miles along level terrain, or 3 miles and added elevation gain. I took the easy way out and walked back on the West Paseo walkway, not really enjoying the concrete, but at least not walking back the way I came.

already passed last year's total for miles on this hike, with 2 more out of state hikes to come before the end of the year. :y:
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