Time: 32 minutes
About this hike: Had a lot of rain overnight and throughout today. I was fortunate to take advantage of a brief window of opportunity from 9:00am - noon. The trails were surprisingly dry (just a few puddles) and the washes were dry as well. Dark clouds enveloped the Valley to the north and east. I got home just before noon--just in time for the next round of monsoon downpour to unleash.
While not crowded, it was far from deserted on the trails. Bugs were a little nasty at the summit, as is expected after a rain.
I have had 4 great Camelback experiences this week during my "staycation" from work. Tomorrow it's back to the office, but hopefully Saturday I'll be back at my mountain.
|Cactus with a beautiful flower ring|
|Crazy monsoon clouds looking north toward Mummy Mountain|