Friday, November 23, 2012
Cholla & Baggage
Hike time: 40+ minutes to summit
Weather: ~73°, sun to twilight
About this hike: Went with a friend, and we couldn't get parking at Echo Canyon. We found a spot on Invergordon Road and took the Cholla Trail up. I hate that trail. It's no challenge, and it's boring compared Echo. He was tired and slow, and overall, I feel this hike is hardly worth mentioning. Had a group of PHX EMTs in front of us mapping out the Cholla trail, as they expect increased traffic (and likely injuries/rescues!) in upcoming months. Echo Canyon will close in January while a much overdo reconfiguration of the parking area is completed. I hope this alleviates some of the cluster that is the current parking situation.