Sick, but who cares. It was too nice of a day. The views along the way here were really cool. There were these little isolated storms out in Mexico that you could just watch as they moved along dumping little showers as they went. Made for great photos.
First trip to the Pinalenos. Arcadia trail was awesome before the fire. Shaded and fragrant the whole way. Steady climbing up to Heliograph where we got turned back by lightning just shy of the summit.
The second hike of a weekend trip up north. Could this trail be even better than North Wilson Mt the day before. After swimming, we decided...you bet it is! Hiked past Bell trail and up to the rim. Rough climb in the searing heat. What an exceptional place.
First hike on my first trip to Sedona. Changed everything and remains one of the more memorable hikes for me. Sedona blew our minds and immediately we decided we would come back. It was brutally hot this day.
First trip to the Grand Canyon, right after moving to Arizona. This is so memorable in so many ways. Perhaps the hottest I have ever been in my life. Stopped to help tend to a dehydrated and ill young man. My wife was on fire this day, climbing like a pro.
WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.