At the trailhead
Doing down at the beginning before a lot of uphill!...my dad is in the black hooded sweatshirt on the right
My dad and Jane did some of the trail, too
Lots of steps
Really steep part of the trail, a metal railing helps!
Very rocky trail
Huffing and puffing up ahead!
Rare flat spot of the trail
Lots of people on the trail...some don't summit and go back down before the harder parts
View from midpoint
More rocky trail
Very hands-on trail :-)
One mile in, only .2 to go!
Getting closer to the top
More climbing, but almost there
Yes! I made it to the top. :-)
View from summit
View from summit - downtown Phoenix in the distance
Me resting before going back down
One more view from the summit
Time to go back down...I'm not sure if it's easier going up or down...
Quite the quad workout going down!
Okay, quads are getting sore...but I'm being very careful to make sure I don't twist an ankle or slam my tailbone into the rocks 8-)
Thank you, metal railing aka lifeline :-)
Almost back at the trailhead
My dad and Jane near the finish
I rappelled down that rock in 2002, just 80 feet -- good enough for a rookie!
Just a few more steps to the finish