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Phoenix Sonoran Preserve High Point Loop, AZ
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Phoenix Sonoran Preserve High Point Loop, AZ 
Phoenix Sonoran Preserve High Point Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Nov 04 2020
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Hiking5.74 Miles 800 AEG
Hiking5.74 Miles   2 Hrs   2 Mns   3.05 mph
800 ft AEG      9 Mns Break
 
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yep, felt a bit like I was walking this trail in my sleep as I only had five hours. Nonetheless, here I was on one of my favorite trails enjoying the nice temperature and occasional nice breeze and not a horde of hikers. I'm likin' this part of my retirement. I did Sidewinder/Apache Vista first and then on Ridgeback and up. I handled the hill well I thot. I chatted with an older biker at the top of Ridgeback about critters we had run across while out and discussed various areas we bike/hike.

But now I had a mission, get down this mountain so I could enjoy a huckleberry morning.

Watch: 5.71 miles in 2:02:20 at 2.8 avg speed, 129 bpm (max 158) and 23 min in Zone 5, 50 in Zone 4 the rest in Zone 3 aerobic. Burned 804 calories :) (just imagine what the rest of you do on some of your hikes!) 62.5 degrees in 37% humidity altho the humidity didn't seem that high.
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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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