Picacho Peak Hike
When clouds are in the area, which isn't often, there are spectacular sunsets. We had a cold snap early in the week with Monday's high of only 67, brrrrr. This was a 20 degree drop from the previous day but no rain came through with the cold front. Then on Tuesday, the temp bounced back up into the low 70's and in a day or two back in the 80's.
Always a fun fitness hike and full body workout is the 1.9 mile hike, via the Hunter Trail to the top of Picacho Peak. It is a steep slog to the saddle, which I did in just under 22 min during which a woman told me she hated me. She said, "I hate you. I saw you start way down there and now you're way up here and passing me." I got through the various obstacles and reached the summit in just under 44 minutes. It was cloudy today so the views were muted.
On the way down, I took time to take a couple of images of the parts of the trail that add interest, such as this bridge across a sheer rock face.
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