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Bassett PeakTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 20 2004
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Hiking12.00 Miles 2,650 AEG
Hiking12.00 Miles   6 Hrs   30 Mns   1.85 mph
2,650 ft AEG
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When I came across the write up about this trail on HAZ my hiking partner gpsjoe and I knew this would be a good hike to do this time of the year.
We drove up to the area the night before and camped at Stockton Pass, at the base of the Pinaleno Mountains. Because we were unfamiliar with that particular territory this was a good choice.

The next morning we arrived at 9am at the Ash Creek trailhead and began our hike. The first 3 miles were pretty much on level ground. Of course I could not resist to stop a million times to take pictures. After the first 3 miles it was all uphill. Soon we found ourselves on top of the ridgeline looking to see if we could spot the debris from that plane crash of 1943. Just when we thought odds of finding it grew slim, gpsjoe spotted it down a very steep cliff. Happy to have been able to find it we continued further up. The trail goes right past the peak but not up to the peak, so in order to get there we needed to bush-whack our way to there.

When we made it to the peak (a brief climb from the trail) we were greeted by a swarm of Lady Bugs. They were everywhere.

We couldn't locate a sign in register but we did find the official reference marker and a bright orange tarp (for rescue?) This was the first peak I was on where there was absolutely no wind during our visit.

I think this was the best time of the year to do this hike.
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