Clouds Call for a Hike in the Nearby Mountains - Monsoons in Phoenix

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Real Estate Agent with HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 SA585680000

The Sun was somewhere behind the clouds in the August sky in Tempe, AZ. For me that is an immeadiate invitation to look at the air temperature and the UV index. This morning the temperature was around 93°F, and the UV index showed 3 - so, I was off to the South Mountain.

 

For those of my readers who will be moving to AZ and like hiking, here is an easy trail at South Mountain.  South Mountain Park/Preserve is the largest municipal park in the United States. It's about 16,000 acres. 

 

Tempe AZ

Views to Tempe from South Mountain, 2 August 2020

 

If you like to walk on the well-trodden path, it's wide and easy, not much of a slope. There is the option to walk along the wash - the place where water, if there was any, would choose to move. 

 

Wash at South Mountain, Steffy Hristova 2 August 2020

Wash at South Mountain, 2 August 2020

Throughout the park there are plenty of notices to remind hikers to hydrate well, and drink plenty of water, if hiking for longer periods of time. 

 

 

This was a rare August walk on the trail - usually I walk there between late October and April. Now I know, Monsoon season is good, too, for hiking, just I should not plan it, but rather respond to the clouds in the sky. I thoroughly enjoyed my morning's connection with Nature.

 

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Steffy Hristova, MBA, SFR, CNE, Realtor®

HomeSmart Elite Group
Tel:  (480) 966-9353

10601  N. Hayden Rd. I-100
Scottsdale AZ 85260

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Carol Culkin, ReeceNichols
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Good way to spend the day (hiking) when it might otherwise be a pool day in Phoenix. I love that topography there! 

Aug 02, 2020 03:59 PM #1
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Steffy good thing you had time, I have barely time to put the Trash Barrels out:) and it is great that you could do it without planning just responding to the opportunity, Endre

Aug 02, 2020 04:28 PM #2
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Hi Steffy,  I can't think of a better way to start the day than going on a peaceful walk.  Thanks for sharing your trail with us.

Aug 02, 2020 05:59 PM #3
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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Nature has a way of setting the earth right once again for us.  I know I can bike a couple blocks from my home to the American River Parkway, and I'm immediately put in a different mood.

Aug 02, 2020 09:23 PM #4
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Myrl Jeffcoat
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CONGRATULATIONS Steffy on having this blog FEATURED in the PHOTOS group!

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Aug 02, 2020 09:24 PM #5
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Michael Jacobs
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Hello Steffy - I was aware of South Mountain Park but not aware of its size as number one municipal park.  

Aug 03, 2020 05:26 AM #6
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Wayne Martin
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Good morning Steffy. What a great place to hike as opposed to the streets of downtown Chicago with many stoplights. Enjoy your next hike

Aug 03, 2020 05:59 AM #7
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Will Hamm
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Happy Monday Steffy,  We all need to get out of the house sometimes and taking a hike it a good way.

 

Aug 03, 2020 08:04 AM #8
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Lottie Kendall
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For me, 93 degrees would be a HOT hike! Years ago I attend a business conference near South Mountain, and in the evening enjoyed running some of the trails there. I remember clearly telling myself not to fall on any of the prickly cacti growing along the trail. I didn't fall, and had a fabulous time on your beautiful mounting.

Aug 03, 2020 06:33 PM #9
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Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Hi Carol Culkin, ReeceNichols , thanks for stopping by. I enjoy the hikes at South Mountain with their ups and downs, and views of the city. Sometimes I see wild like - quail, coyote, rabbits. 

Aug 03, 2020 09:45 PM #10
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Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Hi Endre Barath, Jr. , ah, that luxury thing called time, I never feel I have enough of it, and it always flies so quickly. This was a 45 min hike, and a 7 min drive - I just didn't think of all the lists I had for the day. And I noticed they didn't mond waiting till the next day. :) Great to see you stop by. 

Aug 03, 2020 09:51 PM #11
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Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Myrl Jeffcoat , that would be fun to bike along the American River parkway, so much shade, trees. I took my state exam for my CA real estate license in Sacramento, and we toured the city and vicinity that day, many years ago. Thanks for the feature. 

Aug 06, 2020 04:40 PM #12
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Steffy Hristova
HomeSmart Elite Group Tempe AZ Tel: 480-966-9353 - Tempe, AZ
Tempe AZ Realtor - Your Home Close to Your Work!

Hi Michael Jacobs , yes, it's quite big. Lots of starting points for trails from different parts of the Valley. Easy and difficult routes, too. I wish it had a more picturesque, memorable name, like Camelback mountain, for example. the trails names are funny - there is one called FatMan's Pass, I managed to squeeze through it a few years ago; but now, I don't know - I haven't checked recently.

Aug 06, 2020 04:47 PM #13
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Hi Steffy Hristova - I remember the times I spent in Phoenix for my job.  I remember Camelback mountain.

Aug 08, 2020 01:40 PM #14
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