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Charlebois from First Water THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar May 07 2017
syoung
Hiking16.73 Miles 2,612 AEG
Hiking16.73 Miles   4 Hrs   52 Mns   3.44 mph
2,612 ft AEG
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I have been knocking out a bunch of miles off of First Water recently. With the spectacular May temperatures we have today, I figured I'd tag something I have been meaning to for a few years now.

It was downright chilly when I hopped into my car @ 5ish this morning. I toyed with the idea of grabbing a long sleeve shirt but thankfully decided against it. I reckoned I'd just be carrying it the majority of the way.

The hike out was good. I really hit a wall yesterday during my South Mountain loop of Pyramid :next: Alta :next: Bajada and was concerned on how I would do today with a similar mileage. In a conversation last night I made note of the fact that last year, a 16 mile hike might happen once or twice a year. My last 3 excursions have all been 16+.

Upon making it to Charlebois I was amazed. I would have never suspected such an environment in the middle of the desert, a true oasis. I halfheartedly searched for the map (didn't find it) but absorbed the amazing sounds, smells, and sights of the locale. It felt a little like stepping into a fantasy world in a way; like you are walking into a different part of Disneyland and the entire view changes drastically. It is one of the more memorable areas that my hiking adventures have thus far taken me. I am definitely looking forward to doing an overnight out here in the fall.
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