Just to let you know, 15 people braved the dire cold weather forecast for a great day of hiking at the Valley of Fire. I was only cold for the first 30 minutes and warm for the rest of the hike. Larry even had to find shade at lunch break because he was so hot. We all shed clothing like crazy. Laszlo was in a T-shirt in less than an hour. I sweated buckets because I kept my jacket on.
Here are my numbers for those who came: Distance 8.4 miles, max elevation 2412, gross gain 1805, overall speed 1.6 mph, moving speed 2.1 mph. Total time was 5 h 17 minutes including a total of 1h 14m stopped (for me).
Everyone was tired at the end, because eight and a half miles out there is like 12-15 of a ‘normal’ hike…but as someone said “It’s a good tired”.