Weather: 95°, sunny, humid
Time: 32 minutes
About this hike: The weather tells the tale as far as why my time was not sub-30 minutes today. Despite uncrowded parking and trails, the heat and humidity slowed me down. I was hoping for some clouds and cooler temps since we had a monsoon last night— but no such luck. This may have been the first time I ever drained a large Powerade plus two water bottles (my standard hydration packout). I always pack extra because if you had just enough, you didn't have enough—that's my rule.
Nothing particularly interesting happened today good or bad. I was asked to play photog—as I often am—for a couple.