Friday, January 09, 2009

Piestewa Peak


It used to be called Squaw Peak, but that was deemed insensitive to Native Americans (I agree), so it is now named after Lori Piestewa, the first Native American lady to die in Iraq.

Today I hiked from the parking lot way below up to the summit. 1.2 miles up winding, rock strewn path. I ran some, but most was just a slow climb.

Lots of people on the trail, The temps were in the low 60's, so it was ideal.


I wasn't moving fast enough for my garmin, so I didn't get any real accurate data. I wanted to time myself to the summit, but that was not to be.

I still needed to get my run in for the day, so I drove to the end of the parking areas and ran a mile on the black top. It was downhill from my car, for half a mile and then back up. Day 15 is in the books with a one mile run at around an 11 minute pace and a 2.5 mile hike in about an hour.

3 comments:

Greg said...

Nice little hike, Pat, good you got to incorporate a hike into it as well.

Tell me, what's your take on Squaw Valley? I don't think they could ever rename it, the name is now historical thanks to the 1976 Winter Olympics. In fact, I'm scheduled for a run there later this year.

RooBabs said...

Now that's a serious hike! Yowza!

Kudos to you for getting in a run, after hiking that crazy hill.

Adam said...

WOW! That is awesome. I'm totally jealous of the hills. Not too many of those here in KS.