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Black Hills - AZT #14Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 25 2012
The_Eagle
Hiking27.60 Miles 4,501 AEG
Hiking27.60 Miles   10 Hrs   52 Mns   3.09 mph
4,501 ft AEG   1 Hour   56 Mns Break17.5 LBS Pack
 
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Another day on the AZT with our own version of the "Crazies"!

With the completion of this passage, we are finally done with the longer sections. Now, thank goodness, everything left is under 25 miles.

Denny was not feeling himself on this day. Hip problems, foot problems... but that did not stop him. After meeting Dave at the Minute Man just outside of Winkleman, he PLUGGED on and got us off to the Trailhead to DROP OFF the North Shuttle car.

The two prominent features on this hike are the Catalina's to the South... that keep getting smaller the farther you hike, and Antelope Peak, off to the North. Antelope Peak a good gauge for what you'll be hiking today. This Passage goes just to the east of, and around to the North of this peak. Once you reach the Saddle on the North side, you are just 2 short miles from your ride home.

The Re-route looks like it's made this a much more interesting/enjoyable hike. There are areas on this hike where a GPS comes in real handy. The cows leave a real nice track that is easy to lead you astray.

We got good views of Deer a couple of times during the day, as well as a rather healthy Coyote.

Father Dave either:
1. Had a calling from above
2. Had all the material he needed for Sunday's Sermon.
3. Was walking towards the light
4. Was running away from the three of us
3. Or was out looking for Rocks for Denny, Joe and myself.
Because.... with 4 miles to go, he got unsociable and took off like a bat out of :oops: somewhere.

I can't believe we are approaching the end of our AZT Journey.
710 Mile completed, 101 miles to go!

Plenty of filterable water available at Beehive Spring.
Hidden Spring concrete Tank was nothing but dust.

Thanks Denny and Dave for driving and setting up the shuttle.
Thanks Joe for keeping it real. These outings are never boring, that's for sure.
Flora
Flora
Desert Chicory
Fauna
Fauna
Coyote
Culture
Culture
Throwing a Wendy
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Antelope Peak Beehive Well
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Wildflowers Observation Substantial

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Beehive Well 76-100% full 76-100% full
Plenty of filterable water. lookout for the Bees.

dry Hidden Well Dry Dry
You can't filter dust
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There is a very fine line between "hobby" and "mental illness."
Dave Barry
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