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Apache Wash - Sidewinder - Ridgeback, AZ
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Apache Wash - Sidewinder - Ridgeback, AZ 
Apache Wash - Sidewinder - Ridgeback, AZ
 
Hiking8.02 Miles 692 AEG
Hiking8.02 Miles   2 Hrs   32 Mns   3.17 mph
692 ft AEG
 
1st trip
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Had one last trail to finish off the North Sonoran Area trails on HAZ, Northern Apache Connector. Still trying to hang on to hiking in the afternoons thus a 2PM start.

Hiked counterclockwise:
-first part north on the Apache Wash east side Loop was a tad on the warm side making me think I wouldn't do all I had planned for this afternoon.
-Northern Connector to the other side of Apache Wash, the temperature cooled as the breeze brushed my face for almost the whole rest of the hike. Views here were good on north and south sides.
-didn't see any human hikers once slightly away from the TH until toward the top of Ridgeback Trail, but saw quite a few bike riders.
-groundcover is very green and looks like a mix of grass and potential flowers.
-just like yesterday, something that I would walk by smelled just wonderful but I couldn't pin it down.
-noticed the old road across Apache Wash that must have run alongside the wire fence that still stands; looks like it would have been part of the Dove Valley Road.
-didn't know Wolfberry bushes bloomed but the bees seemed glad of it as they were beesy pollinating them.
-the backlighting made some of the creosote glisten but I couldn't get a good picture to show you.
-this trail tread, for the most part, really spoils you.
-very clear today in all directions.

No after-hike beer since I had one and a half yesterday.
WATCH: 7.97 miles (high point 2264, low point 1746) 129 avg bpm, 160 max with 4% at Anaerobic 30% at Aerobic 66% at Weight Control burning 1005 calories. Starting temp 75.1 and 7% humidity finishing at 4:38PM
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[ checklist ]  Wolfberry
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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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