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Hieroglyphics Trail #101
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Hieroglyphics Trail #101Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 02 2020
SunDevil3
Hiking3.00 Miles 650 AEG
Hiking3.00 Miles   2 Hrs   58 Mns   1.94 mph
650 ft AEG   1 Hour   25 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
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Second trip out this trail in less than one week. My younger daughter wanted to show her older sister what we had discovered. Crowds were slightly smaller (not surprising given this was a weekday) and the water flow slightly diminished from the previous trip.

For some reason a large group of people (in fact, two groups of people who knew each other and randomly met there) decided to not only thumb their noses at the COVID-19 guidance of not meeting friends but also not congregating within 6 feet of others when they decided to all stand around and chit chat face to face directly between where we had dropped our packs in the shade (e.g. where I was standing) and where my kids were playing in the water a few feet away. They put themselves about 3 feet or less from each of us and proceeded to flap their gums about COVID-19 for 20 min while simultaneously ignoring the very rules they discussed. They also ignored their gaggle of kids throwing Goldfish crackers into the pools of water that everyone else was trying to enjoy... anyone picking up on my annoyance at all? :?

Anyway, we still decided to have a good time and the girls loved playing in water and exploring the "cave" we found.

There was also a younger (probably 12-14 years old) girl there who had a small parrot on her shoulder. I had never seen anyone hike with a parrot before so that was a new and interesting sight. Whoever she was, I give her big respect for her sense of balance and feet of steel because she was hopping up and down the boulders barefoot while the bird clung to her shoulders, hands, and the brim of her hat alternatively. I don't think I could have gone up and down those rocks barefoot even without a tropical bird ride-along so kudos to her for both ability and confidence.
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