username
X
password
register
for free!
help
show related photosets
DESTINATION
Rincon Valley - AZT #8
35 Photosets

2014-12-27  
2014-08-28  
2014-08-19  
2014-03-29  
2014-01-11  
2013-12-28  
2013-12-28  
2013-04-15  
2013-01-05  
2012-12-16  
2012-06-14  
2011-12-15  
2011-04-23  
2011-04-23  
2010-02-13  
1,  2 
mini location map2014-12-27
23 by photographer avatarBiFrost
photographer avatar
page 1   2
 
Rincon Valley - AZT #8Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 27 2014
BiFrost
Hiking18.60 Miles 1,441 AEG
Hiking18.60 Miles   7 Hrs   30 Mns   2.88 mph
1,441 ft AEG   1 Hour   3 Mns Break
 
1st trip
Linked linked
Partners partners
slowandsteady
Cold morning with temp of 23 at the start. Started the hike from the south end at Gabe Zimmerman TH off Marsh Station Road. A friend and my Dad joined us for the first 4.5 miles of the section down to the Posta Quemada Ranch at Colossal Cave. Short break and then parted ways continuing a steady climb towards Rincon Valley. There are a few campgrounds to walk past before reached a saddle where we had the first overlook of Rincon Valley.

From there the trail heads gently downhill across Rincon Valley. This section of trail is probably about a good as you will find on the whole AZT. We clicked off the miles rapidly crossing Pistol Hill Road, then X-9 Ranch Road, and eventually reaching Rincon Creek which was flowing nicely from recent rain and snow.

Next up we reached the Saguaro park boundary and shortly after Hope Camp which is the end of Rincon Valley AZT #8. Took a break at Hope Camp checking out what's left of the windmill and tanks. Then continued on past where the Rincon Mountains AZT #9 turns off at the Quilter Junction. Now off Arizona Trail it's 2.3 miles to the Loma Alta TH that provides the best access to this section of AZT. Nice day out on the trail with our friend picking us up at the Loma Alta TH. Then headed to Saguaro Corners for some eats and beverages :D
Culture
Culture
Windmill
_____________________
1 archive
HAZ Member
BiFrost's
545 Photosets

  2015-03-04
  2015-03-01
  2015-02-28
  2015-02-22
  2015-02-21
  2015-02-16
  2015-02-15
  2015-02-14
  2015-02-07
  2015-01-26
  2015-01-25
  2015-01-24
  2015-01-23
  2015-01-17
  2015-01-10
  2015-01-03
  2014-12-27
  2014-12-26
  2014-12-20
  2014-11-27
1 ... 17,  18,  19,  20,  21,  22,  23 ... 28  
helpcommentissue

end of page marker