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Phoenix Mountain Preserve Eastern Loop, AZ
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Phoenix Mountain Preserve Eastern Loop, AZ 
Phoenix Mountain Preserve Eastern Loop, AZ
 
Hiking6.75 Miles 1,025 AEG
Hiking6.75 Miles   2 Hrs   30 Mns   2.87 mph
1,025 ft AEG      9 Mns Break
 
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I'm continuing to re-visit my city hikes plus I needed to return my shoes to REI and this was the closest hike. I was the only car at the 38th St Trailhead. It was a tad warmer than I thot but with the breeze it was just fine. I hiked clockwise. My toes were still a little sore from the short shoes I hiked in a couple days ago but they didn't start to bother me until coming down Quartz Ridge.

I did fall :( on my way up LV Yates but I didn't fall hard so I just inspected my leg, picked up my phone and continued on my way. There were a couple people at the saddle and I wouldn't see any hikers again until coming down Quartz Ridge. They are busy working on the new structures at the top of Ruth Hamilton hill. I took several pictures so that we can track the progress. I think it's a great place for a residence if that's what is going in there. They have created a hiking lane on the pavement down to the junction with Ruth Hamilton.

I always enjoy this part of the Ruth Hamilton Trail as it heads west. There does appear to be some trail damage here and on the way down Quartz. Quartz was the busiest of the trails as there were a few bike riders and a half-dozen hikers. I do enjoy this part of the loop as it seems rather scenic. You traverse twice through the wash before coming out on the other side and joining back up with LV Yates.

For some reason the hike to get to the 302 seemed longer. They definitely did a little trail work as you come through the wash up to the 302. The sun was providing for some backlit plants but it was hard to photograph because of the location of the sun. I took the VOAZ as the sun went behind the clouds and stayed there until I was done with this trail. I saw about 5 hikers and a biker on this trail.

I headed across the way to make my way back to the Trailhead while stopping to photograph some more of those lush green-leaved ocotillos. I'm still amazed at how hardy the ocotillos still look well into the Fall. Of course, as I got closer to the trailhead I ran into more people. I was just thinking I hadn't seen anyone with a dog and then what do I see within the minute, a couple people and their dog.

I had my usual huckleberry beer watching the activity around the area including a park ranger, a fellow on a real pretty horse, hikers, bikers and dogs.

WATCH: 2:17-4:48PM, 6.41 miles, 1534-1999 elevation. 134 avg bpm/163 max. 35% Zone 5 max, 52% Zone 4 Anaerobic, 12% Zone 3 Aerobic burning 1021 calories. Starting temp 75.1 partly cloudy and 40% humidity (it didn't seem that humid because of the breeze).
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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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