Weather: 80°, sunny
Time: Not taken due to knee. However, wearing the brace wrap my knee wasn't affected negatively by hiking Camelback yesterday.
About this hike: Knee is no worse today, so I slapped on the brace and headed up Piestewa. It was an enjoyable hike, and the mountain wasn't overly crowded. At the summit there was a squirrel that kept letting out a loud shrill chirp—echoing back off the cliff faces toward Dreamy Draw. I didn't even know squirrels could chirp. I wonder if it was a mating call and if the squirrel thought each echo was an affirmation from a would-be suitor that they were in fact getting squirrely sex on today.
Knee isn't bothering me at all after the hike. I still hope it heals, but the knee brace wrap is definitely a God-send.