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Fortunately, much of the final climb was in the shade of the mesa cliff by mid afternoon. I took this shot as I reached the top. This hike would be nearly impossible in hot summer temperatures. Even though it was a cool 70°F most of this spring day, I consumed nearly a gallon of water on the trail, in just eight hours.