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Deer Creek Trail #45Payson, AZ
Payson, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 18 2020
hikerdw
Hiking14.40 Miles 1,722 AEG
Hiking14.40 Miles   6 Hrs   42 Mns   2.53 mph
1,722 ft AEG   1 Hour    Break
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Was dealing with some hip pain this past week but wanted to still get out and stretch it out so decided to hike Deer Creek up to the Pines, take a longer lunch break, then return back.

Arrived to an empty trail head at 6:15 and started hiking by 6:30. The trail is in great shape to the 6 mile point then gets a little overgrown but not to bad. We reached the pines at about the 7 mile mark and found a nice spot to have lunch and take an extended break. On restarting the hip had stiffened up but luckily relaxed once the blood started moving again. Ryan told me he was not hauling me out and to "man up" :lol: Started seeing other hikers near the Wilderness sign and returned to an almost full trail head. Deer Creek was running nicely.

Hip feels good this morning after doing some yoga stretches post hike. I am finding that as I age, stretching vs. lifting, is the better option. Just hard for me to mentally adapt to that change.
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate
AT the lower elevations.


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