I’ve been out hiking every day for the last month. Well, maybe not every day but I never take more than one day off each week. I now am averaging 30 miles hiked per week. My goal is to gradually work that amount upward as the Camino Portugues nears.
On Sunday, I hiked 9.7 miles in the Saguaro National Monument. I hiked the Cactus Forest Trail from the Broadway Trailhead to about 1/8 mile from the Old Spanish Trail Trailhead and back.
The reason I didn’t make it to Old Spanish Trail was because the trail was a very steep downhill and was all washed out which would have required rock scrambling. Since I was alone and feeling a bit tired, I opted to be safe rather than sorry.
I did come across this arrow scratched into the trail. I see signs of the Camino everywhere I look.
Sunday was an absolutely perfect day for hiking, my collection of Road Songs and More Road Songs played on the mp3 player as I walked. The sun was shining but it wasn’t hot; a perfect Tucson, Arizona day to hike. I returned home a very happy gal!
On Monday, I headed to Sabino Canyon with Jocelyn, who is visiting for her usual Winter Mountain Bike Training Camp. Monday was a day for her to be off her bike since she raced Single Speed Arizona on Saturday, so we hiked the tram roadway instead. I clocked in another 8.2 miles – a great hike to start this week’s mileage tally.
We followed the hike with an iced Red-Eye coffee from a new Coffee shop near Sabino Canyon called Brewd.