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Blair Canyon Trail #304
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2011-05-08
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Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking May 08 2011
SkyIslander15
Hiking2.50 Miles 800 AEG
Hiking2.50 Miles
800 ft AEG
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Preston Sands
Drove up with Preston to the backside of Graham and after a quick pullover and study of the maps, we decided on the Blair Canyon trail. Jumping out of the truck at Chesley Flat was a complete 180 from the hot desert valley below just an hour earlier, it was windy & cold on top!

We headed down the canyon trail weaving our way through the deadfall and at one point climbing over the biggest downed fir tree I have ever seen up here. Continuing on we crossed 2 very nice creeks on our way down to the ridge overlook the whole time following in the footprints of one very large bear. We made the ridge divide our turnaround point agreeing that further travel down this trail would just cause unnecessary blood loss due to the thick locust bushes. I'm always trying to improve my pine tree identification skills so on the way down & up the trail, I asked Preston if he could give me a 101. I was very impressed with his tree knowledge! On the drive back down the mountain we made stops at Columbine, Snow Flat & the "arrow tree" overlook. Wildlife sightings today were all on the drive back down, 1 deer & 1 skunk.

I was bummed to learn this week that Preston will soon be leaving Safford, but happy to finally get a hike in together on our backyard hill!
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Warning: heat kills!
Avoid 8am to 5pm over 90 degrees. Prehydrate & stay hydrated.
Hikebot recommends using an umbrella to block the sun.
Avoid Heat Illness - do NOT hike when temps exceed 100 degrees, period.
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