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Overton Trail - CCRPPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 02 2020
kingsnake
Hiking7.88 Miles 959 AEG
Hiking7.88 Miles   2 Hrs   48 Mns   2.81 mph
959 ft AEG
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1st trip
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I’m not concerned about coronavirus 🦇🍜, so much as I am being able to find things open if I travel for an “away” hike. For instance, a trip to the Mogollon Rim will probably require refueling, and it would be nice after eating gorp all day to get some more substantial hiking food on the return home, while rehydrating with a few cold beers. (Especially since National Beer Day is Tuesday!) 🍻

So, I headed off to CCRP. It was still an hour drive.

I purposefully left my hiking poles behind after not using them last week at Granite Mountain - MSP. They are missing the tips anyway. I guess I like to maximize ROI. 😁

I hiked clockwise, Overton Trail, Go John Trail, Quartz Trail and Slate Trail. Much of Overton was in shadow at 8:00 a.m.

The strawberry hedgehog were in full bloom, but I saw not a single other cactus flower. Not even a cholla bloom, like I had in my backyard a few days earlier. That was a bummer, as cacti have the most beautiful flowers. 🤗

Go John Trail was the only segment of my loop where I saw no other people. Plenty of “social distance” as it were.

I started encountering people again on Quartz Trail. Due to Sino Sinus Syphilis, most kept a distance when I passed them, some even going so far as to stop and turn their backs to me. 🙄

Hike Video: https://vimeo.com/470771317
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Wildflowers Observation Substantial
The hillsides surrounding the trailhead were golden with brittlebush (not globe chamomile). Lots of lupine. Strawberry hedgehog in full bloom. No other cactus flowers. Also spotted desert wishbone bush, desert globemallow, Mexican gold poppy, filaree, owl clover, globe chamomile (aka stinknet), scorpion weed, desert chicory, California goldfields, flat top buckwheat, barestem larkspur, plus others.
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