I didn't expect to make it to the top and I didn't. I made it to the 0.75 mile mark on this well known one mile trail to the summit of Piestewa Peak. The trail, while steep and rocky, quickly opens up vistas and photographic opportunities that I suspect change each time the trail is hiked. I went up with my lightest camera, the Nikon Df and two lens. The tradeoff of less weight was the necessity of handholding my camera. Enjoy the shots. One day I will share the image from the top!!
I returned safely before dark, feeling a bit wobbly-legged and with a smile on my face. One nice thing about photography is that it gives me a great reason to stop for a few minutes and rest along the way. Thanks for joining me.