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Hot weather desert hiking changes routines, and mine has switched to a daily cooler morning urban 3-mile walk / hike through the neighborhood in the Ahwatukee Foothills below South Mountain.  The Foothills are loaded with hiking options, and this one is an especially nice way to start the day.

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Urban hiking:  Downtown Phoenix looks so small out there, but caught this view of a fire in progress near the downtown area during a morning climb to the summits.

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Yes, one can sneeze and bump into hiking tips and how-to's online, but desert hiking safety is so critical, it should appear everywhere.  Here is one take based on experience and mistakes made.

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Telegraph Pass in South Mountain Park, Phoenix, is my hands down home favorite for regular workouts.  It's a beautiful trail ... tough enough to get your heart pumping with heavy breathing, and user friendly enough for beginning hikers to get their new boots dusty.

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