Weather: 88°, overcast, very humid, sprinkles
Time: 32 minutes
About this hike: This 4th of July is starting off a lot like 2012. After a huge haboob and monsoon last night (and no power for over 3 hours!) the skies are overcast and murky over the Valley. While finishing up my hike it sprinkled a bit as I was nearing the trailhead, so nowhere near the epic downpour and subsequent flash floods of 2012.
Thirty-two minutes isn't a bad time, but it's not a sub-thirty either. That said, I stopped quite a bit as the humidity really got to me. For whatever reason it bothers me more than 95° and sun, granted the cloud cover was a nice break from the sun's rays.
Parking was a breeze today at the Echo trailhead. One very patriotic man was hiking in an American flag banana hammock--and nothing else. I didn't take a photo; you'll just have to trust me on this one.
Was a great hike today. This one's for #MERICA!