This will have been probably my last Calvary Hill bike-hike-bike pilgrimage during this period we are spending in the desert. Next week, we leave for Europe.
So today was the day to give it all to the mountain. Which is what I did. About four hours round trip. And the weather was nice, about 86F. The clouds hovered over me the entire time I was hiking. And then when I got back home, the skies cleared.
Perfection. Thank you, Spirits.
Calvary Hill Arizona consists of actually two peaks with a saddle in between. The above two pics were taken at the first peak. The two below, at the actual Calvary Hill, after another 100 feet of so of a vertical climb over some pretty rough desert terrain.
And this, is the view from the summit toward the south. You can see the sprawling Scottsdale and Phoenix in the distance.