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Pinnacle PeakPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 13 2019
Hiking3.72 Miles 1,042 AEG
Hiking3.72 Miles   1 Hour   24 Mns   2.76 mph
1,042 ft AEG      3 Mns Break
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I know, I know I just did this last Friday after doing it once in 2016 and once in 2012... what gives here Tibber? Well I had a hair appt up on Miller and Pinnacle Peak at 5, I get off work at 2:30 and I don't like shopping.

Oh the new development on the corner going to Pinnacle Peak is Executive Suites, not condos. It's still sad to see houses built close together where Pinnacle Patio once was.

Headed up the hill, seemed to go well again. Not stellar on the hellos... it was better on the way back. as I neared the top tier a mother/daughter asked me to take their picture; I reluctantly agreed and they tried to be so gracious but I am not big on taking other peoples pics with their cameras when I'm on a workout hike. I felt a little bad about not being more gracious back.

I noticed there were lots of trail blowouts and immediately thot how Shawn and Wendy could help them with this situation.
Apparently the long divots and other destruction was from Sunday's storm.

Today I went all the way back down to the bottom. Lots of steps to get down and I was wondering if this was such a great idea. Then when I was down I couldn't quite tell what the end of the trail was as it's graded for quite a bit further then where I finally turned. I met another hiker by a sign that I had totally missed ](*,) .

I actually got back up this side faster than I thot I would. I think I finally figured out this "step" thing that I hate so much. Rather than stepping right on the step, if I extend my leg and take a bigger stride, the step isn't as steep... if that makes sense.

On the way down to the dip between the two mountains I ran into two of the trail stewards, one who happened to do a lot of the labor for the trail. I mentioned to him how surprised I was at the water damage. He said he was quite surprised that the one storm could do that much damage as well.

On the way down to the start I passed up a couple climbers, one fellow had quite the wing span.

Route Scout freaked out a little when I got to the VC so not sure what was going on there. Anyway, a good hike and now to go get my hair cut.
For me, sometimes it's just as much about the journey as the destination.
Oh, and once in awhile, don't forget to look back at the trail you've traveled.
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