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North Mountain National Trail #44Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 28 2021
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Hiking6.14 Miles 1,347 AEG
Hiking6.14 Miles   2 Hrs   10 Mns   2.88 mph
1,347 ft AEG      2 Mns Break
 
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well, I did it and still had gas left but then again, the temp was pretty nice with occasional filtered sun and light breeze. But then again, hiking up pavement is a tad easier than dirt for sure.

I started from VC and headed west to join up with the 100 to come up from that side via what I call the cut, as I don't like hiking near the road. I got up in pretty decent time I thot. The hike up does have a couple steep sections. And then down I went all the way to 7th St (with another pretty steep section toward the bottom) where I ended up hiking next (south) to the road (7th St)... which I hate because of all the vehicle noise.

Eventually I would see a cut through the bushery and I took that thinking it would take me to North Mountain Parking which it did but not quite like I thot. I hadn't been here since 1998 or so. There were quite a few people taking this route up to the paved part of the trail to North Mountain. It's steep but short though.

I headed back up to the top again and as I headed back down my neighbor texted me that I left my garage door open. Fortunately we are in a gated community and they were going to be home so no need for her to make the garage door run. I finished off the hike with nice temps and slightly filtered sky. On the way to Trail 100 I saw lots of blooming Ironwood. I couldn't tell if the Ironwood blooms were just starting or on the wane. I did see a few blooming saguaros.

The other interesting thing is there weren't as many people as I'm used to seeing but then again, this isn't the weekend. Don't get me wrong, I still ran into quite a few hikers, especially on the paved part but it just seemed less on the dirt part of the trail. Lots of dogs too. This one lady hiker on North Mtn had her whole body covered except her nose...

Anyway, it's a shame to be getting this strong only to have to curtail the hiking now because of the upcoming heat. I sure got spoiled with the temps this last month.

WATCH: 5.91 miles, 130 bpm with max 161 bpm. 33% at max, 20% at anaerobic, 44% at aerobic burning 840 calories. Starting temp 62.5 degrees and 39% humidity (humidity didn't seem that high). Finish 10AM
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