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Cave Trail #233Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 21 2018
adilling
Hiking5.14 Miles 1,561 AEG
Hiking5.14 Miles
1,561 ft AEG
 
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Personal situations have prevented me from hiking as much lately. My 1-2 hikes a week has slipped to 1-2 a month. But, this will soon be remedied. To get back into the swing of things, I decided to hit an old favorite - the Cave Trail. Suicideking and I decided to start early and arrived at the trailhead a little before 5am. We were treated an amazing lightning display on the way to the Peralta Trailhead. We were both fully expecting to get some rain. But, as soon as we arrived, the storm had moved to the west and north. What was left was a thick cloud cover that stayed with us the entire hike.

We opted for the Peralta Trail up. When we got to the saddle, we debated about hitting Robbers Roost instead, but opted to head back down the Cave Trail. We skipped the Lone Pine and started down. Every time I am on this trail, I notice the path is more and more defined. It does not get near the traffic as the popular Peralta below, but it is becoming a well worn trail now. Much more so than the first time I hit this trail years ago.

The cloud cover kept the temps down, but it was quite humid. Lots of sweating going on. The hike was wonderful as it always is. We saw one other hiker all day, near the Fremont saddle. When we got back to the trailhead there were 2 other cars. Summer time volume for sure. The Wave Cave crowd had a few more cars at the Carney Springs T/H, but the usual overflow onto Peralta Road was not present.

My absence from the trails this year has left me in poor condition. I was huffing and puffing in spots that I normally fly through. Oh well, the more I hike, the faster that will be taken care of. It's good to be back on the trails, either way.
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