|By: Paul S. Cilwa||Viewed: 2/19/2019
||Topics/Keywords: #Arizona #Hiking #PhoenixMountainsPreserve #PiestewaPeakRecreationArea #Travel||Page Views: 1154|
|All about my trips and photos of this in-city chunk of wilderness.|
Phoenix, Arizona, is home to many parks and hiking trails embedded within the city limits. One of these is the Piestewa Peak Recreation Area, which is fortunately located just a couple of miles from my house. Which means, I get to hike there often to appreciate the changes of season which, while subtle in a desert area like this, are nevertheless welcome.
A Walk Around Piestewa Peak
|By: Paul S. Cilwa||Occurred: 1/1/2009
||Topics: #Arizona #Phoenix #Photography #PiestewaPeak #Zachary||Page Views: 1417|
|We take our annual New Year's Day hike on a mountain located smack in the middle of the City of Phoenix.|
Hey, what better way to start off the New Year than with an easy hike? It sure beats hanging around all day nursing a hangover! This year, Michael, Mary, Zachary and I decided to challenge the Piestewa Peak Circumference Trail. We got the exercise, sunshine, and above-the-pollution-line fresh air; you get the photos.
Bees and Blooms on Trail 302
|By: Paul S. Cilwa||Occurred: 3/9/2016
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|The desert comes to life in spring.|
For a change, I decided to hike Trail 302 with my grandson's dog, Ella, in the Phoenix Mountains Preserve. I expected to find a lot of flowers. For some reason, I did not expect bees.
Piestewa Peak Solo
|By: Paul S. Cilwa||Occurred: 3/12/2016
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|All the photos I took while hiking the Piestewa Peak Summit Trail.|
A little over five years ago, I came down with an infection by flesh-eating bacteria. I was given a 20% chance of survival, spent two days in a coma, and all the skin and half the fascia were removed from my lower left leg, from just below the knee. There was a very real chance I would never walk again. But that was then, and this is now.