Met Denny at the Pyramid TH at 7:30 -- cool, cloudy, & breezy-- perfect. Headed up Bursera, then up to National. I felt like I was dragging though this part, but I survived. East on National to Goat Hill. Dropped off the east side of the top of Goat Hill and zigzagged back down to National. Then over to Pyramid and back down. Lots of poppies & brittlebush. Only saw a handful of people. Great morning!
Linda let me join her for a nice stroll at South Mountain. Expected it to be chilly but the weather was awesome. Good temp, overcast, and a breeze. Really a good loop and never very many people. Thanks Linda!
I did this loop hike heading out on Bursera all the way to the new subdivision and then back on the Gila Trail to the neighborhood access on 17th Avenue. It was a nice cool day with a temperature of 68 degrees when I pushed off at 8:00 am and just 77 when I finished. They are making lots of progress on the subdivision along with the 202. The hike came in at 5.7 miles in 2 1/2 hours with 1,180 feet of AEG.
wanted double digits this morning
hadn't been on pyramid or bursera in almost three years so i decided on the loop
got going around 5:30 or so
saw a few people on bursera, then no one until running into johnlp on national
went up goat hill, which featured hordes of flying ants so i couldn't stop
the bugs were also on the high point of pyramid
checked my triplog from two years ago on maricopa peak - same flying ants in early august
could have done without that
anyway, a nice hike
more people on pyramid
a little humid but decent temps
Bursera-National-Pyramid loop, with a side to Goat Hill. Great temps and breeze, very clear air. Lots of people on Pyramid. My legs felt better than I thought they would after yesterday's hike. Nice day.
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