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7 by photographer avatarsouthpawaz
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Upper Lemmon Canyon & PoolsTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 15 2013
southpawaz
Hiking8.01 Miles 1,831 AEG
Hiking8.01 Miles
1,831 ft AEG
 
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Cindyl picked this one out for us this weekend, and with her assurance that she had been there twice, I pulled a couple waypoints out of an old forum thread and off we went (didn't catch the hike description since I looked under L and not U). We took our time going up Marshall Gulch, with stops for a number of flower pics, and were glad that the crowds thinned out after we hit the Wilderness of Rocks Trail.

As we worked our way down towards the waypoint I had, I was starting to wonder if there was going to be much if any water in the pool, as the creek along the way was mostly dry. As we approached the waypoint I had marked, cindyl said we were getting close, and indeed we were. When we got to the creek crossing where we were supposed to start down, however, she wasn't sure we were in the right place. We made our way down a short way and realized that following the creek down wasn't going to work out too well for us, so we climbed up on the southeast side and stayed high. Eventually we caught sight of a bit of trail (which was the way she had been before) and made our way to the waypoint for the pool. Before dropping down, we followed the trail to its end at a cool little campsite above the pool.

We sat and enjoyed the pool for a nice break, entertained by a pair of red dragonflies, before climbing up and back out. Rather than going out the way we had come in, we stayed high on easier terrain and made a beeline for a spot on my GPS track to get back on trail.

On the way out, we passed by a large group of backpackers settling in at a nice spot where there had just been a pair starting to set up on the way down. We paused for a break not far past the site, and met @MrBadBern and @My Joseph, who had hiked down with the group but weren't staying, as they started back out to the trailhead. We followed along at our own pace, and eventually made it back out and headed back down to town.
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