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2020-03-22  
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Parallel Parking, AZ
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Parallel Parking, AZ 
Parallel Parking, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 22 2020
chumley
Hiking9.45 Miles 3,524 AEG
Hiking9.45 Miles   7 Hrs   39 Mns   1.46 mph
3,524 ft AEG   1 Hour   10 Mns Break
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This one has been on my mind since earlier this winter. With most Phoenicians now into hiking, today seemed a good bet.

Shortness of breath is a prime symptom for Covid-19, and about 20 steps into the 1000ft/mile trail grade, I started to wonder. :sweat: Somehow made it to the saddle, took a quick trip to the Pyramid and continued. We decided to continue on the trail to Edwards Park and take the creek downstream.

Up to the canyoneers' route junction, the trail is in great shape. From there to Mr. Ed was extremely overgrown and a little bit prickly. This slowed the top of the climb considerably. Edwards Park appears to have been a gem of an area before the fire and is still quite nice. I had never been there before.

From here we descended in the creek through beautiful geology, countless cascades, and a few impressive falls. I descended the upper falls on the other side this time. It was much easier. Not sure why I didn't do this side last time.

For the main falls, after a break way out on the left, we made our way down as far as was safe before traversing across a wooded shelf that reached the falls about halfway down, just above the hallway. This was definitely the highlight of the day. After heading back up, I opted to skip the juniper view out on the right for this trip.

The hike back to the trail was less overgrown than I remember, and the trip down went quickly.
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