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Feb 27 2016
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47 male
 Joined Jan 31 2016
 New London, WI
Peralta to First Water, AZ 
Peralta to First Water, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 27 2016
herdbull
Hiking11.20 Miles 1,300 AEG
Hiking11.20 Miles   2 Hrs   34 Mns   4.36 mph
1,300 ft AEG
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well low and behold the woman next to me on the plane was hacking and hacking all the way there. Not so good for me. I could feel "something" coming on before we even got to their place in Apache Junction. So right away Sunday morning I headed to Peralta TH and had my father drop me off.

It took a little longer than I had wanted at around 2hrs and 34 mins. Exactly what I told them it would be for a pick up but I was hoping for something quicker. The uphill, heavy traffic on the Peralta side and eventually the heat may have caused me to slow a bit. While I was done by 11:30 it was already almost 85 degrees at the TH. It was warm but I did end up with a bit of my 30oz of water left.

I returned to First Water on Tuesday and only made it 50 mins in and turned around. I was done, kaput, totally gassed by the time I got back to the car.

By Wednesday night I was in bed by 6pm and slept for 14 hours. Needless to say the trip was not a ton of fun byt the time I had to return home. Oh well, next time.

I would have loved to do the ridgeline trail or Peralta to Canyon Lake but it just wasn't happening on this trip. Came out of it relatively unscathed. A few picks and pricks but nothing too bad. Certain sectins of the trail are worse than others but overall very nice. One more reason to return.
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