Day 35 ~ Thunderbird Mountain Glendale, AZ

April 29th, 2016 ~ Day 35

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Running a little late this morning, I decided today’s hike would have to be a quick one. This morning’s hike begins on the Coach Whip Trail at Thunderbird Conservation Park, or as I like to call it, Thunderbird Mountain. A beautiful morning with a cloud filled sky. Pockets of sunshine making its way through the clouds to brighten my day.

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It looked like it may rain this morning, but this is Arizona and it hardly rains here in the valley. I continued hiking the Coach Whip Trail enjoying a beautiful morning outdoors.

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Occasionally the sun would peek through the clouds. I could see the sun shining on a section of the White Tank Mountains. Beautiful!

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From the Coach Whip Trail, I made a right to head up the Ridgeline Trail. At the top of the switchbacks, I received an amazing view of the valley to the north. Now it really looked like it might rain.

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As I continued hiking up to the peak of the Ridgeline Trail I noticed a break in the clouds. The sun was shining somewhere beyond my view, but the glowing effect it cast through the clouds above me was so remarkable.

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As I made my way over to the Sunrise Trail, to the east, there was nothing but bright blue skies with fluffy white clouds. Seeing this, knowing I just came from that side, amazes me. It amazes me how fast the skies can change.

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As I came to the end of my hike, I was again faced with a stormy looking sky. What a crazy day of clouds, especially since my hike lasted a total of 32 minutes. In those 32 minutes, I hike 1.68-miles with a total elevation gain of 237-feet. Just another beautiful day in this life!

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