Hiking 500 Miles in 2017 – Week 8

February 22, 2017

Family hike at Shaw Butte

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Testing out the dog’s new Ruffwear harness

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Running total:  52 miles toward 500 Miles in 2017
total elevation gain 47 feet

February 23

Esplanade/Cliff Walk/Badger Brawl – Solo – Phoenix Sonoran Preserve

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Running total:  61.3 miles toward 500 Miles in 2017
total elevation gain 220 feet

February 25, 2017

Spur Cross/Metate/Tortuga Loop – Solo – Spur Cross Ranch Conservation Center

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I’ve never seen the desert so gree
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New Osprey packs maiden voyage
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It’s easy to forget you’re in the desert with surroundings like this
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Cave Creek

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Running total:  67.4 miles toward 500 Miles in 2017
total elevation gain 681 feet

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