Phoneline Trail Hike
Hey my cycling buddies in Ohio! Watching the weather there, man, I feel for you. Take some solace that the weather has not been as grand as usual here either. Today, a high of 67!!! Kind of windy too so better to hike and I head to Sabino Canyon where the shuttle is preparing to take another load of visitors the roughly 4 miles into the canyon.
Of course, I hoof it, headed for the end and then up to the Phoneline Trail for the return.
Massive boulders line the road and for those in the stream....
....you can stretch out and enjoy the sun.
The road crosses over the stream in many places, note the Mallard ducks and sometimes....
.....the stream crosses the road. I am gaining elevation as I walk and pass....
....many inviting side trails. However, I keep plodding and reach the end of the paved road where the shuttle disgorges its passengers, wind my way through them and.....
.....ascend the switchbacks to the Phoneline. I kept a hard pace cause I thought it might be a Strava segment and....
....how bout that? Anyway, reaching the trail and heading mostly downhill I....
...enjoy the grand views to the west. Finished with 9.8 miles and 1400' of climbing. One of the more modest hikes in the area. Finally, we are in for a long succession of 80+ degree days. I am watching Ohio weather and plotting my return. After 2 close calls with vehicles while on my bike last week, I just want to get out of here alive. With a nice tan too of course.
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