The Overton Trail and back...quickly.

Trip Start Jan 09, 2012
Trip End Jun 04, 2012

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Flag of United States  , Arizona
Thursday, April 19, 2012

Since the weather has been so warm, I got an early start on the bike yesterday.  I wanted to try a new trail, or at least part of a new one.  I rode on the Cave Creek Highway up to the Nature Center and found another way to access the Overton.  I rode only a short distance and decided that it was either to rough or I was too tired.  I took the paved road back and chilled out for a while. I needed some supplies, so I drove Sooby into town and shopped at the Safeway.  A nice store, but it took me a while to find my way around.  It's good for me to be challenged a bit.  I finally asked for help, thereby violating one of the most sacred codes of being a man.  It worked however, and there the section was.  

I drove back to camp and cooled my heels until dinnertime.  I made some sausage patties for dinner, to be used a burgers.  They were a bit rare, but I figured I'd know if it made me sick by the time I went to bed. No problem though.  It's nice to have a cast iron stomach!

The sunset was outstanding, so i took the bike around in the park to shoot it from a new perspective.  I haven't heard any complaints about too many of them, but will post only a few of the many shots I took. Works for me...

It stayed warm last night but I slept well, arising at about five.  With the moon in a disadvantageous position, the sunrise wasn't spectacular.  I say this without having left the coach to check. Intuition, I guess.

Since I was up and about so early, I got out hiking by six-forty-five.  I wanted to do the Overton and part of the Go John trail before it got too hot.  It was a good hike.  I saw few hikers and only two cyclists.  It looks as though it might be a do-able route on the bike.  It was a six mile hike, so the ride should be just right, that is, if I have the energy tomorrow.  While I was hiking, I got my weekly call from our daughter Lisa.  It's always a treat to catch up on what's going on in her life and share a bit about what I've been up to.  Conveniently, there was a stone bench alongside of the Go John, so I did double duty and rested too.

I spent some time upon my return sitting in the sun and enjoying what I came here for: heat.

I'll stop here and add some pictures and then see what else transpires over the rest of the day.  In any case, thanks for stopping by.  We had a good visit, but you didn't say much.  Did I dominate the conversation?  You should have said something, but then...
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photodon on

Nice sunset pix, Ralph. I've been on the GoJohn trail a few years back with my sisters. It seems there were some copper mines along the way. See you Saturday.

mike noble on

Ah, the life of Riley! As per usual, nice sunrise/set pictures. Our warm spell is ending so back to cooler temps here....can we borrow a few degrees from you? At least we got a bit of rain. I am still envious of all your hikes and biking. I may start looking a vw vans again....

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