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Hiking resumes

Discussion in 'Scenic, Architecture, and Travel' started by davect01, Oct 2, 2013.

  1. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Here in AZ this is the time of year that outdoor activities start up again.

    I particularly enjoy hiking and now that it is 60-70 degrees in the morning, I am enjoying getting out and about.

    Gear.

    Good shoes.

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    Water bottle, camera pack combo. Took the 45mm Rokkor this go round.

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    This is my daily trail, 3 miles out and back, 1.3 on the trail, with lots of elevation changes.

    http://www.fountainhillsguide.com/hiking/fountain-hills-lake-overlook-trail.aspx

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    One of the pleasures of the desert is that something is always blooming.

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    Sights along the way.

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    Bonus shots.

    Inside of two different cacti

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  2. claude

    claude TalkEmount Top Veteran

    585
    Jan 13, 2013
    Ottawa Canada
    Nice pics. Great way to get your day going.
     
  3. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
    Cyprus
    Nick
    Great shots!!! Like #5 and #6 and ofcourse those 3 shots with the lake - nice place to live (lakes are an unusual sight here)
     
  4. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Ya in the summer when it is 90 degrees at 5:30 in the morning and 110+ degrees in the afternoon, it really makes getting out unenjoyable. However the 65 degree highs in the fall/winter make it worth it.

    We like it.
     
  5. addieleman

    addieleman Passionate amateur

    Nov 13, 2012
    Netherlands
    Ad Dieleman
    Always nice to see someone's environment, thanks!
     
  6. RT_Panther

    RT_Panther TalkEmount Veteran

    473
    Aug 9, 2011
    Since I'm currently in south Texas and have lived in Az, hiking & Camelbacks definitely go hand-in-hand :D
     
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  7. davect01

    davect01 Super Moderator

    Aug 20, 2011
    Fountain Hills, AZ
    Dave
    Most assuredly.