Hikes, Heat and Hangin' out...
Trip Start Jan 09, 2012
100Trip End Jun 04, 2012
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What I did
It's been nice enough to sleep with the roof vent open. It's getting down only to the mid-fifties now and comfortable. Lots of folks are leaving the park, presumably to head north and home for the warmer months.
This morning, I went out to the Sooby to find that the key was on all night
We finally got on the road and drove a short distance to the Sonoran Desert Preserve. There are lots of trails there for man, horse and mountain bike. We actually saw more cyclists than hikers. One cyclist had the misfortune to have a flat, so we passed him and his partner as he fixed the tire. Quite a bit later they finally passed us and we soon lost sight of them. This was a tough five-mile hike, with lots of climbs and descents. It went around Dixie Mountain, in full view of Phoenix. By the time we finished up, there were only two other cars in the parking lot. It was hot by then, about eighty-five degrees. I was bushed! I looked at my Walmart Special trekking poles and noticed that one had disassembled itself somewhere on the hike. I'll take them back when I find the next handy store.
We drove to a Costco not far from our park and I purchased a pair of carbon fiber poles. These look to be of better quality than those from the W-place. We had a couple of Polish Sausages for lunch. I still felt like I needed more to eat due to the exercise
Oh, I forgot to mention that there are numerous geocaches in the Sonoran Preserve. We found one at the beginning of our hike, but were too busy sweating and hiking to look for any others. I really can't imagine how hot it must be here in summer. I'll be glad to get up north by then.
Lynnie is leaving tomorrow afternoon for Helena, so she's been busy packing and looking for the things that she put under other things. Luckily she's found most of what she sought. She did a couple of batches of laundry and is almost set to hit the skies. Soon to be where some of you are. She'll be happier at home, I think.