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Pusch PeakTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar May 21 2014
johnlp
Hiking3.90 Miles 2,676 AEG
Hiking3.90 Miles   2 Hrs   30 Mns   1.56 mph
2,676 ft AEG
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Denny has the week off so I took today off to do a little Tucson hiking. Neither of us have hiked Pusch Peak before. Tricky Nick said he could join us before work if we got started by 5 AM. The Turtlemobile pulled up in front of my house at 0300 and we were off. Denny had gotten sick during the night, but still wanted to give it a go. :o

We met Nick at the trailhead a few mintes before 5, greeted each other after long spells of not hiking together, then began our journey. The trail starts out at a gradual incline then gets steep after a half mile or so. Not much relief from there to the top, just a steady climb. Enjoyed a nice break on top taking it all in.

The scenery and long distance views are really pretty awesome as were the coolish morning temps. Nick played tour guide and showed us all the landmarks in the area as we went.

Denny really manned up for this one. :worthy: He had been up most of the night sick. Besides not feeling well and getting little sleep, he hiked on an empty stomach and kept a good pace. Although he did stop for a minute, bent over and made some peculiar noises. Sounded like he was calling out for Ralph.

Fun hike. Great company. Thanks for driving Denny. Always nice too see the good Doctor Frick. :)
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