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Summit Challenge

Trails-0091Phoenix Parks and Recreation has a great program called Daring Adventures for people who push chairs, use canes and all the other assorted PwD’s. Basically the program is designed to get everyone up and out, and doing some physical recreational.

So we all met up for the Summit Challenge one early Saturday morning at Papago Park. The Challenge is basically a 4-part recreational walk at 4 parks in Phoenix which feature accessible trails. After Papago, we went to South Mountain, then Rio Salado, then North Mountain.

Any of the first three are great places to enjoy Phoenix.  Papago Park is the most scenic and especially in the early morning or late evening.   Its a gradually climb up, and you are rewarded with a nice glide back to the parking  lot (assuming you are using a wheelchair).  South Mountain is a fun circle with plenty happening all around you.  Rio Salado is a great trail and there is plenty of opportunity to see wildlife.  I cant give North Mountain too much praise as its literally a 5 minute sidewalk through some rather unexciting vegetation. But by the time we got there we all knew each other so it was still worth wild.

Thanks to TJ, and Rocky and everyone for the effort. It’s too bad we didnt get more wheelers out to enjoy the great weather. I know quite a few who could use the exercise.

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