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Phoenix Sonoran Preserve Highpoints, AZ
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Phoenix Sonoran Preserve Highpoints, AZ 
Phoenix Sonoran Preserve Highpoints, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jul 22 2017
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Hiking6.31 Miles 827 AEG
Hiking6.31 Miles   2 Hrs   35 Mns   2.80 mph
827 ft AEG      20 Mns Break
 
The chance of precip was too high up north so back to Plan B, get up early and hike locally. I am still in prep mode for my Glacier Park backpack in a few weeks. Kelly came up with this route. A very nice alternative to Shaw Butte and same amount of drive time. Note to self, for monsoon weather hiking you are just going to have to get up at 5 :( (I did 5:30 AM today).

I was grateful for cloud cover and the occasional breeze from time to time. I did pull out my umbrella for the last mile though. I heard some coyotes and the cicadas were out as I came off of Ridgeback Overlook where I had stopped to edit some photos and do a FB post. There were a few others on the trail including several bike riders and other hikers and a couple runners that were glistening. Yep, the humidity was a little intense. The trail was in real nice shape.

This is my first monsoon hike of any substance and I lived to tell about it. :lol:
Oh, this is the first time that I can remember not putting ice in my water... prefer the ice.

Video - [ youtube video ] including Cicadas.
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Oh, and once in awhile, don't forget to look back at the trail you've traveled.
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