|Spencer - Horseshoe Bend, AZ|
|Spencer - Horseshoe Bend, AZ|| |
Spencer - Horseshoe Bend, AZ
|Hiking||5.81 Miles|| 3 Hrs 2 Mns ||2.53 mph|
|1,834 ft AEG|| 44 Mns Break|
|Hiked up Spencer with JJ. Good 5G at the top from Page even on my cheapie prepaid Verizon, which is signal throttled vs standard plans. |
Parted ways with JJ and hiked down to the trailhead. I jumped in the jjiii rocket and respectively weaved through the hogans up to Horseshoe Bend. Driving around in dad's 911 was a riot as a kid but the jjiii has exceptional acceleration vs that 80s toy.
As JJ described, entering Horseshoe Bend is like waiting in one of the three lines at emissions. I don't follow 9aLtrails so I had no clue that 4,000 people visit here on average daily.
Piestewa was the busiest inner-city trail a decade ago but that's half the "explorers" vs the now mighty Horseshoe Bend. The Conga line here is slower, it's a paved walk and not one hello Joe.
JJ's plan was to hike to the flip side peninsula so I could get a photo of him ~0.6 mi across. Echos carried across better than I would have expected but boy howdy was he tiny.
The AEG on Horseshoe is pathetic but cool to experience once.