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Blacketts Blastoff, AZ
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Blacketts Blastoff, AZ 
Blacketts Blastoff, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Sep 13 2012
rwstorm
Hiking6.20 Miles 1,800 AEG
Hiking6.20 Miles   2 Hrs   28 Mns   2.62 mph
1,800 ft AEG      6 Mns Break
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As I walked out of the house at 0530 to head over to Sabino Canyon to hike Blacketts Ridge, I saw the start of a bright white contrail in the northeast sky. From having seen something like this previously, I knew it was a White Sands Missile Range test. Very 8) !

I don't get over to Sabino as much as I used to, since it is a 20+ mile drive across the city from where I live. In fact, I hadn't been there since last October 18th! I have always liked doing Blacketts, and think it is the best short conditioning hike in town that isn't entirely on a road. Plus you get to enjoy some of the finest desert scenery in the area.

The low temperature at my house this morning was a pleasant 64 degrees about the time I started hiking, so that made it quite enjoyable. Cooler temperatures make a world of difference when you are chugging uphill! :) Great morning out there, with a rocket launch to make it special. :D
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