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3 by photographer avatarAugustWest
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Windgate Bell LoopPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking10.74 Miles 2,277 AEG
Hiking10.74 Miles   4 Hrs   4 Mns   2.77 mph
2,277 ft AEG      11 Mns Break
 
1st trip
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Met a group of friends at 6 AM at the dirt lot just off 104th. Still a few spots at that hour. It is still in the upper 50's before sunrise and it was pretty darn nice all day. This was my first trip in this part of the McDowell's and we traveled CCW.

Altogether this was a pretty, but uneventful loop. Very few flowers except some Brittlebush that didn't look too healthy. We didn't see people until about 3/4 of the way through the loop and then it was a deluge. Everyone was nice and happy to be out on such a pleasant day.

I think my preference is for something involving Sunrise Mountain and Canyon for a McDowell Mountains trip, but this was a nice way to spend a Sunday.
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Wildflower seed in the sand and wind
May the four winds blow you home again
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