It's been getting up to about 80° every day that I've been here which is kind of hot for hiking if you ask me, but nobody asked me so I went hiking anyway.
I chose the shortest hiking trail at Seminole Canyon, which never actually gets out of the visitor center parking lot, figuring that if I pulled a muscle there will be plenty of tourists around to help me get back in the truck.
This hike was just what I needed to get back into backcountry travel mode and loosen up my leg muscles in preparation for the longer hikes that I might possibly attempt at sometime in the future.... Maybe. On the Park brochure this path is called "the Couch Potato Trail" and runs approximately from where you've parked your car straight into the air-conditioned visitor center where there are benches conveniently placed to rest up before the trip back to your vehicle.
The first leg of the hike was pretty uneventful and I was able to get some nice pictures of my truck from various distances. After resting briefly and hydrating myself in the visitor center I started the second leg of my trip feeling refreshed and able to go the distance, and thanks to a very nice old couple from Canada I made it back to the truck with only the slightest amount of help. Next time I'll bring my own walker.
Statue overlooking Seminole Canyon representing the ancient indigenous peoples. I always thought I was the ancient indigenous person.