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Red Tanks Super Loop - Peralta TH
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Red Tanks Super Loop - Peralta THPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 11 2012
Tough_Boots
Hiking20.76 Miles 3,612 AEG
Hiking20.76 Miles
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This was a good long one! We made plans to do the Dripping Springs Super Loop but knew we wanted to extend it a little bit. We decided that all was to be decided on the trail. Our options for extension would be to take Red Tanks out to where it dead ends at the Dutchman and come back Bluff Springs at around 21 miles... or if we were feeling like supermen, we would take Red Tanks out to Dutchman and basically combine the loop with the Bluff Spring Mtn Loop and come back via the Terrapin and then Bluff Springs at a wopping 25 miles.

As we hiked, I kept envisioning the horror of ascending up the Terrapin after already hiking 20 miles and was able to scare John into the shorter extension pretty quickly. Later when we eventually reached the trail head again, we were both happy to not have those four extra miles to go.

As the the actual hike, it was fantastic. The temps were nice and warm but not uncomfortable warm-- just warm enough to really appreciate dipping a handkerchief or hat into any available cold pool of water. Upper LaBarge was the highlight as it usually is. We also made sure to point out caves and alcoves that Wally has probably already been in. :)

Water along this loop in disappearing quickly. There's still filterable pools out there but I wouldn't trust them for long.
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