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Wind Cave Trail #281Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 30 2016
FLYING_FLIVER
Hiking3.34 Miles 870 AEG
Hiking3.34 Miles   2 Hrs   29 Mns   2.23 mph
870 ft AEG      59 Mns Break
 
1st trip
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My two favorite hike-masters took me on a hike to see a wind cave.
The three of us went up to the ‘wind blown’ cave, and then used a couple unofficial trails to view more stuff.

Along the way they encountered a bit of scree on those unofficial trails, and both hike-masters noted that they could do without the scree. They also pointed out a huge bee hive, high on the wall of the main cave. The morning temps were still cool, so the bees weren’t too active yet.

Hikers of all ages were going up the trail this morning, from babies being carried, to one or two 80 year olds. We politely passed all hikers, some of them two or three times as the two hike masters kept stopping to climb on top of rocks, and boulders. They also stopped to climb into every alcove available.

All types of cactus were pointed out, including my un-favorite, jumping cholla. Some hedghog cactus had flowers, but most cactus were not in bloom yet.

We could see the huge PHOENIX ‘sign’, painted on the side of a mountain to the west, with its arrow pointing to the city. I told them that it’s been there for about 60 years, at which time they asked if I ever used the sign to find Sky Harbor Airport. A bit of explaining was in order on that question.
They also said they’d like to climb on that PHOENIX sign, until I told them that there’s a shooting range right below it. They both said, “Never mind”.

After climbing on top of even more boulders, and climbing ‘into’ more rock alcoves, we had a snack (on a boulder), then hiked back down to the trailhead.

My two hike-masters have my enthusiasm for hiking now.
I just wish I had their stamina and endless energy.
AHHH - To be 10 years old again !!
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