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Brown's PeakPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 10 2017
DennisWilliams
Hiking5.20 Miles 2,064 AEG
Hiking5.20 Miles
2,064 ft AEG
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I have been to the top of Brown's many times but this may be the most memorable of all.

My 14 year old granddaughter Megan is visiting from New Hampshire on summer vacation. She runs track at school, specializing in sprints and relays. She and her team have set state records. Her fitness showed through as she powered up the hike and climb without so much as slowing down except for a short break at Brown's Saddle, at my suggestion. Living at sea level, the elevation didn't seem to bother her a bit. It was 79F at the TH when we left and about 90F when we got back. Quite nice on the summit with a little breeze where we enjoyed our lunch and the terrific views.

It is a rare day indeed in one's lifetime when such a wonderful experience can be shared with someone so dear. Long, long after I am gone she can remember this day and show her own granddaughters the photos and encourage them in the words I used: "Live a big life."

p.s. Get well soon Joe. A speedy and complete recovery.
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