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Old Baldy Trail #372 to Wrightson Summit, AZ
2010-08-1515 by
 
Tucson, AZ
 
Hiking10.50 Miles   6 Hrs   15 Mns    1.68 mph
4,000 ft AEG   
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After a week in the Pacific Northwest in the land of Burgerville, I needed a little hike to combat some of that deep fried goodness.

This was an interesting hike for me - I was trying to go for time, so I couldn't take any pictures on the way up. This took incredible discipline for someone like me on a trail like this.

Perhaps if I had been taking pictures, I would've thought to get a picture of whatever it was that bit me. Yep, just below Josephine saddle I felt what seemed like a large needle stab my left chin and I screamed. I instinctively wiped whatever it was off my leg and then shrugged it off and kept on going, but with a little stabbing pain with every step. Whatever it was bit through my sock and caused a nasty infection. The bite is almost all better at five days later, BTW.

Anyway, I did get distracted, with the pain and the beauty, and so I took a little extra time and ended up with 3:30 up, a nice little nap and a beer at the top, and 2:45 down. So much for doing it for time. Maybe next time...
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There are just two switchbacks left. And another half-mile to the destination...
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