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Pusch PeakTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar May 31 2013
Mountain_Rat
Hiking4.65 Miles 2,993 AEG
Hiking4.65 Miles   3 Hrs   47 Mns   1.67 mph
2,993 ft AEG   1 Hour    Break6 LBS Pack
 
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03:30 - I put the truck in drive and off I went.

03:35 - Pulled in to Jack In The Box (I was unaware, until this morning that serve heartburn even at this hour), grabbed 4 of their ever so authentic tacos and continued on. :sk:

03:50 - Whipped into Circle K for a 44 oz. Gatorade.

04:05 - Popped into Walmart to get a $10.00 bladder (seems my Camel is in a friend's car on the way to Roosevelt Lake :-s ).

04:40 - Hit another Circle K to fill the new bladder.

04:50 - Arrived at the parking lot.

04:55 - On the trail just 10 minutes behind schedule.

I was wide awake by now and feeling energetic. I thought I would make record time today, but pretty much like the first run or worse. The air was really dirty this morning and the humidity was definitely up. It was all I could do to keep the sweat out of my eyes. The up side is that I didn't see the sun until I came over the hill, just below the peak. Nice breeze at the top. Had the phone with me, so I attempted pics through the haze. Took a fortyish minute break and headed back down. I am proud to report zero injuries this time out, which is odd considering i can injure myself on a pillow, while sleeping. :-k

On a side note. If you look at the photoset, picture 3 shows a piece of concrete with a bunch of twisted rebar sticking out of it. There are several of these chunks laying around, just about 5 minutes from the TH. On Noverber 12th, 1975, 3 local brothers and a friend attempted to shoot the lock off of an explosives storage bunker :o there (There were several of these bunkers in the immediate area to supply area mines). They used armor piercing ammo which passed easily through the 2" thick, steel doors, igniting 7 tons of explosives (That's One Big Bomb!!!). I remember the incident from my early years and was surprised to see that debris left behind after all this time.
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