Saturday, August 22, 2015

Back on the Camel

Weather:  95°, humid, dry

Time:  40 minutes

About this hike:   It's been a long time (over a month!) since Camelback. This, combined with high humidity, slowed me down.  In more ways than one I'm no longer in the under-30 club (turned 30 this week) as my abysmal time shows.

The mountain wasn't at all crowded this morning and I enjoyed the views. It felt good for my feet to touch that red soil again. Until next time...

Friday, August 21, 2015

Sunset at Piestewa

Weather:  103°, sunset, breezy

Time:  Not taken

About this hike:   It's been so long that I decided not to record my time. Especially considering it's a warm August evening.  That said, I maintained a steady pace with just a few short stops.  I'd say I made it to the top in 30 min. or less.

With monsoons in the high country, I was hoping to see some clouds and thunderheads tonight, but no such luck.  Views of the sunset and Valley were beautiful regardless.  Coming down it got dark enough I needed my flashlight.