Peace and Coyotes
Trip Start Sep 28, 2013
32Trip End Apr 26, 2014
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Where I stayed
Cave Creek Regional Park
On Wednesday we did the shopping thing. We hit Costco, Safeway and Home Depot. We use the smallest woodworking clamps i.e. clips to keep chip bags closed and for other various and sundry uses. They have them at Home Depot, so we made the stop to update our supply. At Costco Warehouses in different areas, they have a good number of unique items, so we always do a thorough walk through just to see what is available. We don't buy much, since our storage space is so limited, but it IS interesting. By the way, the avocados are cheap down here and mighty tasty.
Yesterday, we hiked from our Site 79 up to the Clay Mine Trail and a bit on the Overton Trail. Again we had to deal with the "horse dust", but not as much as the other day. We encountered a few solo hikers and several bicyclists, one of which startled us with his speed of catching us unawares. (Not a good sentence, but that's how it happened.) We always take two liters of water with and keep hydrating ourselves well, so we don't have any problems along that line. It was in the lower eighties when we got back after our three plus mile walk. We were out less than an hour and a half, but got a nice workout, since there are some decent hills on our route.
Lynn noticed that only a few of the saguaros are in bloom. There are numerous here and we're wondering if they bloom every other year or what. We probably won't do any research along those lines, but there's no harm in wondering. Right? The are our favorites, as you can probably tell.
We'll be moving on later today to Lake Pleasant Regional Park. It's only about an hour away and is a bit further north and west of where we are now. The lake looks to be of good size. We'll report on that when we get settled and have more "excitement" to tell you about...