|Dixie Loop plus Valle and Tortoise, AZ|
|Dixie Loop plus Valle and Tortoise, AZ|| |
Dixie Loop plus Valle and Tortoise, AZ
|Hiking||6.00 Miles|| 2 Hrs 2 Mns ||3.00 mph|
|890 ft AEG|| 2 Mns Break|
|My first afternoon hike of the season, yee haw! It was a little more humid than I thought it would be but when the sun went behind the clouds, it was very pleasant. I'm still trying to get my hiking mojo back and I felt I did pretty well on this one. Next time I'll add the summits. As it was I extended this hike as I initially only planned to do the loop.|
It was hard to get into the "good afternoon" mode rather than "good morning". I think maybe I should just settle for "hello" and then I don't have to worry about the time of day . It's always nice to hike after a good rain as there is no dust and the trail is actually soft in some spots. The trails have taken some hits from the storms though, but only a couple areas were bad. The lizards didn't care because as usual they were out to greet me almost the entire way. I probably saw a dozen people out hiking and one dog that wanted to greet me so I obliged.
I was lucky to get to look up at the right time and see a rainbow to the east of me. It was so pretty and bright it made me feel the same... awhhhh. Later I also saw a squirrel scampering off in the distance. I had a good hike on a nice day. Now tomorrow, another crown, UGH.
WATCH: 1:44-3:46PM, 5.84 miles, 1649-2014 feet, 136 avg bpm/157 max (45% Zone 5 max, 42% Zone 4 anaerobic, 12% Zone 3 aerobic burning 851 calories). Starting temp 75.1, partly cloudy and 51% humidity.
|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.