Weather: 70°, sunny
Time: ~25 minutes
About this hike: Planned on going to Camelback around 11:30am. I arrived at Echo Canyon and the line of cars waiting to get in was out to the traffic circle on Tatum Blvd. I turned around at the guard shack and went to my favorite "secret" parking spot whose gates were all closed.
Instead of being pissed I was surprisingly docile as I drove down Lincoln St. to Piestewa Peak. Piestewa was not nearly as packed and a trail-head parking spot was an easy score. I'm so glad I did Piestewa today...
At the summit two friends asked me to get a picture of them together. We ended up chatting for over an hour at the summit and then hiked down together. A big reason I maintain this blog (besides having a count of all my hikes) is because so many hikes hold something interesting and unique.
So yeah, today was a good pre-Turkey Day hike. With reduced work hours this coming week, here's hoping for a few more.