first time hiking here
hit most of the trails, i think
enjoyed the high points on cholla loop, arrowhead point and the h4 loop
backtracked to hit sunrise and get double digits
lots of people out - families, dogs, audible music, people carrying dogs and kids
a little busy for me, but to be expected on such a nice weekend day
have wanted some new trails and thought it was definitely worth a visit
home in time to watch second half of Creighton vs. Marquette
big win for the blue jays!
After work jog. Started from 67th Ave side a little after 4pm. Did the Coachwhip as an out and back. On the way out and followed the trail as laid out, which meant I had to cross at the stoplight at 59th . I shorten the return, by crossing at the bridge. Not one of my favorite trails to run. Very rocky, but ok elevation variation and decent mileage. Gets dark so early! Still had 2 miles to go when the sunset. Nice sunset with just enough light to finish the jog. Saw quite a few quail, a coyote and a beautiful cardinal.
Bubbling blisters and early morning thunderstorms wouldn't keep me from meeting up with Gallydoll for a Thunderbird hike this morning. She made the trek all the way over from the East valley to join me and keep me from sleeping in this morning. We were rewarded with cool temps and an outstanding sunrise.
First hike attempt after hurting my leg this past Saturday on Kendrick. Got to the trailhead @ 5:05 AM and the gates were open! Plenty of head lamps already on their way up the hills. Saw an owl sitting on the flagpole atop the east side mountain and took some really grainy pictures in the dark. Leg held up well! Looking forward to Little Bear in Flagstaff this weekend.
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.