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Rincon PeakTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 28 2015
The_Eagle
Hiking15.28 Miles 4,695 AEG
Hiking15.28 Miles   7 Hrs   24 Mns   2.33 mph
4,695 ft AEG      51 Mns Break16 LBS Pack
 
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With a bail on Plan A, we made a last minute decision to head south away from the rain.
The dart landed on Rincon Peak, so off we went. We left Ray Rd and I-10 at 5:30 and with one stop on the way down, hit the TH at 8am.

As we were driving in, it was quite obvious that The top of Rincon Peak was shrouded in clouds. But with the winds today, we were sure they'd blow off.

Chilly but sunny to start, and within the first 1/2 mile we picked up an additional hiker (Kara) that joined us for the rest of the day.

With the early morning sun and the scattered clouds, there were some neat shadows being cast. This is a pretty good climb, but the last 1/2 mile to the top was a real B Buster. Scattered snow patches made is tricky in spots. I was real glad I had my new shoes on. The new cleats held well.

There was little time spent up top because of the wind and temps.

Great 360 Views from the top :next: youtu.be/Gl4QG0yS8Tw

We gathered back down at the Happy Valley Campground and had a quick lunch. It was all downhill back to the TH from here.

A great group to hike with, hopefully a new HAZ'er.

Thanks for Driving JJ, muchly appreciated..

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Miller Canyon Pools to trickle Pools to trickle
Plenty of places to filter along the way. All the way past the campgrounds
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