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Peralta to Fremont SaddlePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 05 2020
AZLumberjack
Hiking4.90 Miles 1,440 AEG
Hiking4.90 Miles   3 Hrs   30 Mns   1.40 mph
1,440 ft AEG
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I've been thinking about the Peralta hike for some time now, I wanted to go and see for myself, the damage done by the fires. I hit the trail by 07:00 on a typical cloudless day with a light breeze blowing from the upper ridges and It felt good to get out on the Peralta again, since it's been a year since my last time here.

Only a few cars in the parking lot so I had the trails all to myself.... almost. I soon got passed by a young couple heading up to the saddle and out to Pinon Point. Before long, the breeze quit and the sun beat down so it didn't take long to work up a sweat. My replacement knees haven't been doing such a great job lately, so I might have to have a talk with my therapist to see if it's just the summers high temps or something else.

The trail was in great shape and lots of green along the way was nice, since I've lately been doing so much hiking in burn areas. I didn't come across any signs of the fire until I hit the upper stretches of the trail, then it increased until I reached the saddle and it became real. Such a shame that the normal beauty of the canyon before me was now a tangled mess of burnt, leafless shrubs and burnt cacti. Thinking with the positive side of my brain, sure, it's going to come back, but the negative side says, not in my lifetime. The Pinon Pine tree out on the point survived the blazes, but only thanks to some firefighters who went out there to protect the iconic tree. My hat's off to all of those firefighters who spent so many days out there fighting the fires and protecting what remains.

My trip from trailhead to saddle was two hours, pretty bad time for someone who used to get there in an hour, but the sweat factor and another birthday all figure in. After a short break, I made it back down in an hour and a half.
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