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Frye Canyon Trail #36
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Frye Canyon Trail #36Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 13 2011
PrestonSands
Hiking5.70 Miles 1,850 AEG
Hiking5.70 Miles
1,850 ft AEG
 
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With nothing better to do, I figured I should waste my afternoon in good old Frye Canyon. Up Frye Mesa I went, punishing my truck with God-awful rocks and washboards galore. Speeding like a madman helped slightly with the bumps. I parked near the lake and continued on foot. Along the way, I met another hiker :o in Spring Canyon, who inquired about the trail.

Once in the bottom of Frye Canyon itself, I was pleasantly surprised to see...trail maintenance!!! :y: Someone had cut many of the logs that had fallen across the trail after the Gibson Fire. Inspired, I began marking and cairning, and slowly worked my way up Frye Creek. The sounds of rushing water filled the canyon and the air was chilly. Interesting sights along the way included a frozen waterfall with numerous icicles hanging down, tracks of some large human-like creature made larger by the melting of the snow, old rock walls, and, of course, the rugged snow covered cliffs of Trap Peak high above.

With the hour growing late, I ended my casual hike just over a half mile below the Round The Mountain Trail junction, and focused on getting an accurate gps track of the trail to that point. Dusk faded into moonlight on the way down, and distant city lights appeared. After a fun adventure, I began the drive down. Even in first gear, the road was hell. I came to the conclusion that my front shocks had blown out at some point on the drive. ](*,) 'Twas a fun day in a beautiful canyon.

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