Last night was my first night hike and definitely won’t be my last. We went to Squaw or Piestewa Peak mountain, located off of 24th Street & Lincoln. My friend Leanne hikes and goes on backpacking trips often, so when she asked me to come along I was so excited. I had my flashlight in tow, but I wore my running shoes and I freakin slipped three times when we were coming down. aaaah.
We hiked the Summit trail, which is 1.2 miles to the top. The beginning of the trail is pretty simple but the higher up you go the trail becomes thinner and steeper making it slightly difficult. Going up is always easier than going down. For me, at least.
So back to me slipping three times. Oh my gosh, I’m pretty positive that I manifested that whole episode. I was so worried about slipping and possibly becoming one of persons who had to be rescued by helicopter – that I was soley focused on that when we were coming back down. The shoes definitely played a factor, but I think if I wasn’t thinking about slipping that it may not have happened. I also scraped my arm. (sad face)
Squaw (Piestewa) Peak is a great mountain. The Summit trail (the most popular) is extremely steep but it’s a great workout. You can feel it in your glutes and quads. I’ve noticed that weekends at Squaw Peak are very, very busy. Tons of people. (tons of shirtless guys too!) I recommend this mountain to anyone. They have various trails with varying levels of difficulty. Check it out. Even try a night hike if your up to it. I don’t recommend going alone. Please take a flashlight as it’s very dark.