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Hike Babad Doag trail - part 2

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Hike Babad Doag trail - part 2

Sandi was worried about Pearl hiking longer trails, so I picked Babad Doag, which is a trail that Pearl has done several times, and it's only about 4.5 miles round trip, and not too much in elevation gain.

The elevation of the trail is only about 5,000 feet, and so thin air was not a consideration. The trail gains about 1,000 feet, so it makes for a decent workout, but not too much.

The air was fresh and clean, and it wasn't too hot, which is not always the case, since there's no shade on the south side of the mountain on the way up. It can get unbearably hot in late April through September.

The hike was short and pretty. I managed to get back in time for the movie, and and in time to eat supper as well before we left.

Pearl had a good time hiking along the trail.

The day that I decided to take on this hike, it was really hot for this time of the year down in the valley, but up on top it was in the low 70's with a good breeze, and almost perfect for hiking.

Pearl and I had lunch up on top, and it was good to get some more calories.

This trail is good for most any time that the temperatures don't get too hot.

The trail on the south side of the mountain affords a view of the east side of the city.

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