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Skunk Creek TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 19 2016
black_toes
Hiking3.58 Miles 308 AEG
Hiking3.58 Miles   2 Hrs   44 Mns   2.44 mph
308 ft AEG   1 Hour   16 Mns Break
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A rugged afternoon in the urban woods of Skunk Creek Linear Park. Flat path, concrete walkways, ramadas, toilets, benches, lights, interpretative signs, plenty of company. Mr. Urban Hiker, I am. For the present. Ankle sprain still nags. This hike is a perfect example of my trail ethos: Never meet a hike you don't like (well, outside the Desert Classic), and never meet a timetable you can't destroy. The original intent was to hike Skunk all the way to its conclusion, 51 Av to Rio Vista Park, and back. No sweat. Be back long before sunset. But there again, I stopped to take photos (blooms and a skateboard park) and have a sandwich. And then there was the 30-minute chat with an elderly Englishman while his beautiful 8-year-old Bearded Collie patiently listened in. Adding to the foreign flavor, a young Romanian man came by with his dog and excitedly talked soccer with the Englishman. English, I've long known, isn't the international language. It's soccer. And of course I didn't come close to arriving at Rio Vista Park. I turned around at busy Union Hills Dr near 63 Ave. The creek itself was dry, most of the drainage in the area being sealed off with small over-flow dams, creating attractive ponds for the villagers. Next trip on Skunk, I'll start at Rio Vista Park and travel back to Union Hills.
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Wildflowers Observation Light
Brittle Bush, Fairy Duster, Chuparosa and Globe Mallow.
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