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Piestewa Circumference - Freedom Trail #302
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Piestewa Circumference - Freedom Trail #302Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
 Hiking4.01 Miles 1,172 AEG
 Hiking4.01 Miles   2 Hrs   10 Mns   1.92 mph
1,172 ft AEG      5 Mns Break
 
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The Freedom Trail heading down from Summit Trail is remarkable. They've been working on it for years. Passed a trail angel, then a hiker training with a large backpack. He did not show symptoms of recently being hit by flying painted rocks so that was a relief.

Lollygagging along the west and admiring the immaculate trail I was hallucinating this was a phenomenal hike. Then realized I might need to capitalize westside morning shade more often! Back to reality moments later with scattered deflated barrel cacti.

Approaching the Northwest saddle, I checked RS and Perl Charles came up on my screen. A few more strides and the iconic triangle horseshoe sign was in view. I may have smiled. Jotted down several possible improvements for a future release continuing past other junctions.

A former twenty-foot use-trail has become the new trail because it was the path of least resistance. They put three large rocks in the former trench trail.

Eight hikers spread out around the loop, minus the Summit Trail. Towards the end, two aggressive mountain bikers surprised me but I jumped in the nick of time. Finished @ 9:22. Gnats were only light in the last mile. Plenty of familiar hellos beginning and ending.
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A few hummingbirds tending scarce saguaro blooms.
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