I actually went in search of the Deer Hill Trail for some mountain biking, but when I got there it was closed due to flood damage. Big bummer, so rode around on the dirt road for just a little while before giving in and going back to camp. Earlier in the day I was practicing using clipless shoes/pedals, and had the tender hands to prove it. So I didn't mind too much going back to the climbers and hanging out with them for the day. Had a lot of laughs and enjoyed watching everyone else play on the rocks. Afterwards we made our ways over to Fratelli's for pizza and wings.. definitely hit the spot!
Stretched this into 15 miles for training run. Of course, as with every run since moving back to Arizona, I got killed and didn't quite get all of it. Nothing special about this trail.
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.