After a few more falls (I fell uphill...how is that possible?) I decided to stop and wait for Zac before hiking on. So it turned into a picture taking hike. The trail was so overgrown that the shrubs were buzzing with bees. I hoped that 1) I wouldn't get stung, and 2) whatever green stuff I was crashing through wasn't poisonous. It would probably be a good trail to train on if I was doing the Hawaii Xterra championships, but the point of this was to get my heartrate up and run trails at elevation. After the hike, we drove up and found the dirt road that leads to the Mt. Bigelow radio towers. Next time we may park at the Butterfly trailhead so that I can run that road, and Zac can explore the Butterfly trail from the other end and maybe Crystal Springs. Who knows, they may be in just as bad of shape.
Hiking during my "warm up" before running. Little did I know this would be the easiest part of the trail!
Zac's bike and the low bridge. This is where I fell the first time and rolled my left ankle.
I don't know what statement Zac was making here.
Hey look! I'm actually running part of the trail!
Some shots of the road. We'll be riding this during the TTG Easy Peasy Lemmon Squeezy rides.
Tires burning in the distance. There wasn't much wind that day, so the plume was huge.
The plate on the rock is a dedication to General Hitchcock. It says that the highway will forever be known as "Hitchcock Highway." Hm. Everyone still calls it Catalina Highway.
Zac and I and a shrubbery. The wall is just below the rock with the dedication plate.