Day Trip to the Rim

Day trip to the Rim to take G to soccer camp.

walk around the shore of Willow Creek Lake, to break up the drive

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Rush camp

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Laila’s 06s, ready to build on last season

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One of the coach’s 8th grader adopted the 6th graders, and the 6th graders adopted the 4th grader. I *heart* Rush.

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git sum, girls!

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Session 1, 20 degrees cooler than Phx

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I stopped on the drive home to climb up the Derrick trail by Tonto Creek. 3 miles and 950 vf, much of it cobbled. On the whole I wasn’t a fan, even if the view of the Rim and the manzanitas was beautiful.

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Reaching the Highline trail was glorious, but another 300 feet up in the next mile did me in. I started the climb at 95 degrees, and it just ground me down. I didn’t feel the burden consciously, but had absolutely nothing left for any pitch once I reached the edge of the Rim an hour later.

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Right here I declared nada mas after cold sweating the second time. Some days the mountain beats you.

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sat down to enjoy my trail taco bowl. I have leveled up the trail burrito

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digging deep for the return trip

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dip in Tonto Creek after the ride

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big mountain, small engine

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10 more miles down into Hell, 6 more degrees

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