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Ruth Hamilton Loop and a Horseshoe, AZ
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Ruth Hamilton Loop and a Horseshoe, AZ 
Ruth Hamilton Loop and a Horseshoe, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Nov 21 2021
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Hiking6.51 Miles 942 AEG
Hiking6.51 Miles   2 Hrs   17 Mns   2.87 mph
942 ft AEG      1 Min Break
 
1st trip
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From 38th Street, clockwise.

Apparently, today, besides being pretty crowded, it was "no leash" day for the most part. I don't worry about the people but the other dogs; especially when there are so many like today.

Anyway, it was a slightly breezy morning and got more breezy toward the finish. On the way up the first hill I noticed a big piece of quartz down in a gully; that would kind of be the unintentional theme for the day: quartz. From here to hook up with Ruth Hamilton, the trail is unnamed... near as I can tell. It was heavily traveled today.

Still sad to not have a house to look at from Ruth's corner; I saw a sign that said the 3 acres sale is pending. Interesting hazy view to downtown Phoenix. On the way to the west side of the loop, there was a big group of folks up the hill to my left (south). I heard speechifying and clapping. Made me think Joe should have a HAZ day where we could all meet up like that. I can only imagine what the speechifying would be :lol: .

I headed down the hill and over toward the VOAZ shoe still encountering others including two I had seen on the east side of the Loop. After exiting the shoe I took the same trail I took up to it the last time I was out here. The rest of the hike went well except I find myself getting sleepy; I have to remember to bring some sports beans.

As I was curious, I took the trail that said to 40th St, it keeps you pretty close to the houses. I had another Huckleberry Lager (I still have 15 left and a six-pack at cousin Connie's :) ).

WATCH: 6.39 mi (1491 low point, 1935 high point) 136 avg bpm, 176 max. 43% at max, 40% zone 4, 16% zone 3 burning 974 calories (1.61 ascent, 1.77 descent) starting at 66.1 degrees and 25% humidity finishing at 11:41AM
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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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