great day to be outside. The only problem was that I left my trail map of the Tucson Mountains on the kitchen counter and my GPS did not have that area topo loaded. I found the trail head and headed off and discovered in short order that it did not matter because none of the trails were signed anyhow. I talked to a few hikers on the trail and got some bearings and suggestions and it all worked out. I have lived in Tucson for over 30 years and had never been there. Pretty amazing that you can hike over a ridge and be away from a population of a million people.
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