Sunday Bike Ride on the Pemberton

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It was a cool day for September – only 85 degrees – so I went out for a bike ride on Sunday afternoon. The trails were in remarkably good condition after the monsoon rain that we got on Friday. The … Continued

Friday Fitness Hike, Monsoon Edition

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Today’s hike started at the Wagner Trailhead.  Bob, Janet, Linda, Amy, and I hiked the Wagner to the Granite, and turned onto a trail unofficially known as the “Cowboy” trail.  Ranger Amy hiked out perhaps halfway with us on the … Continued

Friday Fitness Hike

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Bob and I met at the Wagner Trailhead today for the Fitness Hike. Ranger Amy showed up briefly to tell us that she had a sore throat. Textured clouds made for a brilliant sky just prior to sunrise.  I’ll admit … Continued

At the Intersection of Pemberton & Boulder…

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Below is a photo taken during last Friday’s Fitness Hike.  It had been a while since I had been on that section of the Pemberton and that was the first time I saw this sign.  The Boulder Trail isn’t really … Continued

Friday Fitness Hike

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Today’s hike started at the Trailhead Staging Area in McDowell Mountain Park.  We had a small group today consisting of Bob, Janet, and myself.  It was humid and partly cloudy when we started.  We had cloud cover off and on … Continued

Friday Fitness Hike

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It was raining today as I drove out to the Friday Fitness Hike at McDowell Mountain Park.  It was still raining when I got there.  Linda had already arrived.  We rolled down our windows, said hello to each other and … Continued

Friday Fitness Hike

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Today’s hike started at the Lousley Hill Trailhead where Amy, Bob, Linda, Janet, and I started off.  We took Lousley Wash up towards Pemberton.  Amy turned around about a hundred yards shy of hitting the Pemberton.  The rest of us … Continued

Sonoran Trail Photos

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I hiked the Dixie Mine and the Sonoran Trail late in the day yesterday.  The temperature was a comfortable 104 degrees, but for some reason, mine was the only car in the parking lot. There is a crested saguaro at … Continued

Friday Fitness Hike

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Today’s hike took us half way around the North Trail to the Chuparosa.  At that point, Ranger Amy headed back so that she could open up the Visitor’s Center on time.  Bob, Janet, Nancy, and I continued on the Chuparosa … Continued

Friday Fitness Hike

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There were five of us today for the Friday Fitness Hike, me, Marilyn, Bob, Janet, and Pat.  Bob did indeed get a new bird, but he says it’s loud and that he needed the solace of a hike for some … Continued

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