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Skunk Creek TrailPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 21 2016
black_toes
Hiking6.26 Miles 281 AEG
Hiking6.26 Miles   2 Hrs   48 Mns   2.93 mph
281 ft AEG      40 Mns Break
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Part 2. Rio Vista Park to 67th Av, about 3 mi one way, then doubled back. Part 1, 51 Av to Union Hills Dr was 1.8. So with Skunk Crk Trail being 5.67 mi total, that should leave me about 9/10 of a mile for Part 3 and the completion of the entire trail. I'll try to finish it up Sunday before the Cardinals game in Carolina. As hikes go, this was pretty easy and lacklustre, but I'm rehabbing so it doesn't make much difference.

The boring part was coming along 73 Av through the tidy neighborhood called Las Brisas Point, the point being the peninsula between the junction of the Arizona Canal on the south and Skunk Crk on the north. But it's only a few blocks walk and then you're back out on the Skunk heading NE. The number of bikers increased at this point of the day, 4 o'clock or so.

Spring training for MLB teams begins next month, and players (minor leaguers, perhaps) were working out in the huge Peoria Sports Complex which runs about a mile along the N side of Skunk. I shot some photos of a ball shagger beyond the outfield fence, clambering down into the streambed on occasion to fetch baseballs hit there. In between shagging, the kid did calisthenics or sat in a metal chair. Pretty Bush League if you ask me.

Rio Vista is a nice park with a kids baseball complex. There's even a pickleball court out there somewhere, I was told. The park lays just below where Skunk Crk joins New River on the way to the Agua Fria. Beautiful day for a hike. Didn't regret this one at all.
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