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 Joined Apr 18 2009
 Anthem, AZ
Union Peak Trail - Sonoran PreservePhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 22 2013
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Hiking7.04 Miles 1,228 AEG
Hiking7.04 Miles   2 Hrs   52 Mns   2.97 mph
1,228 ft AEG      30 Mns Break15 LBS Pack
 
1st trip
Couldn't let a beautiful day like today pass me up. Started about 11:30. This time being my second time here (and having the whole day free) I went and explored the southeast part of the preserve. Did H :next: DT :next: V :next: GO :next: UP :next: GO :next: C :next: V :next: DT :next: H. While the whole preserve is a jewel, I like this area a little better than the Dixie area. A little quieter and more scenic.

The more you know... Hiking in the preserve, have you noticed the straight line of gravel(?) that cuts diagonally through the desert for about a mile? It's east of Dixie summit and north-northeast of Union Peak. This is an old aircraft crash test track from the early 1960's. The testing done out here is a big reason why commercial aviation today is so safe. More on the work done in this area:
Part 1: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TrIZd53Gl4E
Part 2: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uvg1bIy4wxg
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average hiking speed 2.97 mph

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