I haven't done much of anything since it got hot this year. And it got hot early. I can't stand to be out in the 100 plus heat.
Cindy and I are finally planning a hike all the way through Aravaipa, the end of October. It's 12.5 miles. I decided I needed to start doing something so I could make that one. It's still hot here in Phoenix, so I drafted some friend to come with me to the West Fork of Oak Creek. I figured if we left Phoenix at 5:30AM, we could get to the trail head by 8am when they open and it would be cool.
That part of the plan worked perfectly. We got there just at the right time and it was 59 degrees when we arrived. It was wonderful.
I was a mess after the fall, mossy knees, squelching feet, dripping. A pretty terrifying site. And even slower. I was a little concerned about even making it all the way back to the car.
I made it, obviously, but am really, really, really sore , last night and today. I have a lot of work to do if I think I am going to do the Aravaipa through hike in one day!