Don't you love it when you have a really good hike
?! Me too. It also signifies I'm getting into hiking shape. I know it won't last long since it's going to heat up soon but I'm enjoying the moment. Let's see: temps in the 60s, a brisk breeze/gusty wind to the point I was glad I had an extra long sleeve shirt in the car, no need for a hat or sunglasses. I did forget my insulated water bottle but I always carry a plastic water bottle in Tonto's door.
Hiked clockwise and managed the steep slippery hills pretty well and powered up. Hiked near both towers and the dam. The lemon-yellow blooms of the Palo Verde Trees were a delight to see during most of the hike, thus more pictures than I would normally take
. Also, the Desert Lavender was really healthy on the paved hill. I still couldn't get over the overcast skies for May and I even experienced that foreign substance that comes from them.
So many people out for a Wednesday morning and lots of dogs too. Many folks would leash the dogs up when they approached. Oh, and I saw a ranger on the trail, altho he couldn't have gone very far as he came back to his truck while I was drinking my beer.
WATCH 7:53-9:48AM, 5.25 miles, 1343-2131 elevation. 122 avg bpm/157 max. 22% Zone 5 max, 20% Zone 4 anaerobic, 33% Zone 3 aerobic, 25% Zone 2 weight control burning 687 calories. Starting temp 66.1, mostly cloudy and 27% humidity.