I did some snow snowshoeing before I left MA and after sitting in a car for 4 days I was looking forward to a desert hike.
Above I'm looking down at the trail parking lot where mountain bikers outnumbered the hikers.
Above looking west from my vista is Star Pass. I have hiked here before but today I decided to take some different trails.
This is a typical trail, although some are more rocky. I met a group of high school aged joggers running the trails.
I also met a few hikers and many mountain bikers. All were friendly and just a nice place to hike if you are in Tucson.
I was taking my hiking boots off and putting shoes on and I felt a sting in my leg. This Chola apparently was stuck to my left boot and it locked on my pants and through into my skin.
I quickly pulled the cacti off/out and the pain remained for about an hour although all of the spines were out.
Here is my AllTrails app data from my hike. It was a decent exercise.
After the hike I stopped at McDonalds and got some fast WIFI.
Then it was off to the park again for lunch and organizing the Prius. The organizing went well, but I found a problem with my charging circuit for my LiFePo4 battery.
I will cover the charging problem and my alternatives, until I can fix the issue in a separate post.