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Pinnacle PeakPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 09 2020
tibber
Hiking3.09 Miles 800 AEG
Hiking3.09 Miles   1 Hour   16 Mns   2.47 mph
800 ft AEG      1 Min Break
 
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Decided to take a spin around for a short workout hike after work. Wasn't sure what the parking situation would be like but it was fine. But boy do they have that trailhead entrance in full control mode with lines and line boxes and signs. And yes, it was pretty much a constant stream of hikers but maybe not as bad as it could have been.

Made it up the hill faster than I thot I would altho I did have to take a couple pics. As I headed north on the flat I saw a person taking a picture toward a crevice. And then I saw a humungous Chuckwalla as he scampered across the trail. I was able to get a couple pics but not good enough to show his size.

I continued my way up the rest of the hill to the top and then scampered on down taking pictures here and there. Poppies were pretty good on the west side and of course the lupine had already been showing off. I noticed the trail over on the other mountain. It's funny how you see different things on a trail even though I've been on this numerous times. I still think it's the Cadillac of the Scottsdale trails.

I traveled down to the 1.5 mile mark but not before eyeing a female or juvenile chuckwalla that was not bashful at all. It seemed she was eyeing people as they came up the trail. I took some more pictures as I made my way back and the line of hikers were still coming.

Didn't take any video so put together a 6 minute slideshow using Premiere Elements auto slideshow program that I think turned out pretty good: [ youtube video ]
Fauna
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Chuckwalla
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate
Lupine, Poppies, Chuparosa, Brittlebush, Globemallow, some Chia
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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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