So when your friends say “oh its only like a mile hike”, do not listen to them. While it was some of the most beautiful scenery I’ve laid eyes on, it was in the high 90’s and most certainly more than a mile, especially when altitude gained and lost came into play. No trout were harmed (or caught) in this failed expedition. I will now always pack more than a liter of water, and my gps. Lessons learned, heat exhaustion is better than heat stroke…and cactus is a bitch.