You will like that. There are other ways to hike into the Santa Ritas, too, such as Gardner Canyon to Mt. Wrightson, etc.
There are some really long remote steep hikes you would like, such as Happy Valley, Miller Creek to Rincon Peak. And climbing Mt. Lemmon from Catalina State Park, which isn't all that remote, but it is a really neat long hike with a ton of elevation gain.
I almost moved there, but circumstances are such that I decided on Flag for now. Tucson maybe in a couple years, for grad school?? Who knows??
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