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Newman Peak - Southeast Route
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Newman Peak - Southeast RouteTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 08 2015
Jim_H
Hiking3.67 Miles 2,180 AEG
Hiking3.67 Miles   4 Hrs   52 Mns   0.75 mph
2,180 ft AEG15 LBS Pack
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I have wanted to do this for several years, at least since 2012 and maybe 2011, as when I would drive past it coming from Kayenta and/or Flagstaff, it is such a impressive and exciting looking mountain that I really wanted to summit it. It is sort of harder to access, and if I should repeat it as I hope to do before the weather warms to high over 90 or so in the desert, I expect to not get my Outback in as far as Chumley's truck and thus I will have several more miles and a few hundred more feet of AEG. It is however, an interesting and currently a very green area to enter. Lots of birds in the area, too.

Otherwise, what can be said? A fun scramble hike for long periods going up, interesting terrain, attractive vegetation with massively tall Saguaros and a few really old junipers on the top, awesome views, bird calls, perfect warm temps (for me), interesting Geology: Pusch's smaller brother?, and an over all great hike. I wish access was slightly easier, but I expect familiarity with the area would improve that aspect of the hike. Also, a lack of a trail, a trailhead, and the unimproved roads means solitude in a very populated area on a prominent and impressive peak, that would otherwise be overflowing in a fashion similar to Picacho Peak. Either way, a great hike!
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