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Siphon Draw Trail #53
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Siphon Draw Trail #53Phoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 11 2009
Hiker Girl
Hiking3.90 Miles 1,113 AEG
Hiking3.90 Miles   5 Hrs      0.78 mph
1,113 ft AEG
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This is the first hike that I ever did alone....well with my dog Jackson anyways. I enjoyed the quiet solitude, and the option to do the hike at my own pace.

I've already done Siphon Draw trail before, but I didn't get very far. On this particular day I planned on getting as far as I could. I "wanted" to go to the Flat Iron, but I find this to be unreasonable with a 65lb dog.

It was finally starting to cool down a bit, but I still worked up a sweat. I am so proud of myself, it wasn't as hard this time. I could hike for longer periods of time, and my legs never got as tired as they used to.

I wasn't met with too many humans on this particular hike...I started very early. I saw many birds and rabbits though. A coyote crossed my path as I was driving up to the trail head.

As I hiked I was surrounded by the towering rocks of the Superstitions....I felt so tiny (granted I'm only 5'2"). I found all kinds of little things that I remember: 2 large rocks that form a little cave, A broken rock that is perfectly smooth and nice to lay and sun on, A small cutout in the side of the mountain. As I persevered, I found myself in a place quite a bit different than the majority of the trail....I fondly refer to it as the Slick Rock Basin. How beautiful it was! Jackson ran around up there in the solitude as I flicked goldfish crackers around for him to eat.

This is the point we decided to go no further with him. He seemed to enjoy himself, and I did as well. This is definitely not my last venture on this trail!
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