It was 117 degrees yesterday. I spent a little over an hour outside running in the morning, sweating out half my body weight and fine-tuning my sports bra tan. The remainder of the day I shivered in a room blasted by AC. I ended up pulling my calf at the end of the day because my legs were so frigid. Thankfully it loosened up when I went to check the mail in the evening. I have a hard time censoring myself when people out of town say "at least it's dry heat!" Someone baked cookies in their car earlier this summer in the valley, so dry heat or not, its a damn oven in Phoenix.
We have been spending every free minute with our friends Erin and Ben, because they have the same weekend spirit as us. We grab our free time by the horns and head for the hills to cooler weather.
The Peavine Trail is flat, but I still find myself adjusting to altitude. The trail is not heavily used for how central and accessible it is, which is perfect for hours of zoning out. The trail is uneventful in the beginning, but within a mile there is a sudden change of environment with water, beautiful rock formations and pines. Prescott is the road less traveled in Arizona, but it is a gem in the high desert, and well worth the short drive out of the valley.
Peavine Trail: Prescott, AZ
Trailhead at Prescott Lakes Pkwy
Distance: 12 miles, round trip
I am an outdoor travel junkie with my doctorate in occupational therapy. On Sweet World Travels you will find stories of my life with my husband, the communities we serve, and the many adventures we take.