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Newman Peak TrailTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 01 2015
trekkin_gecko
Hiking6.34 Miles 3,406 AEG
Hiking6.34 Miles
3,406 ft AEG
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newman peak has been on my radar for a few years, but the east side access was always a little discouraging
randy and i talked about hiking south newman a year or so ago, but didn't pull it off before it got too warm
with chumley and jim_h going up there recently, randy decided he would share his west side access with us
randy has now posted a driving route for the west side
met up and drove the easier approach to the parking area by the cap bridge
headed up a drainage, inspecting some old rusty junk and a mine along the way
there is actually a faint cairned trail leading all the way up to the peak
it's hard to find in the steeper sections, but there's only one way to go in the chute: up
took a few breathers and breaks, and we all made the summit
cool and sunny with a good breeze, some clouds racing by in advance of a rainstorm
perfect weather all day
explored the top, which was full of communications equipment, a couple of buildings and a helicopter pad
admired the expansive views of the catalinas, picacho peak, the sawtooths (sawteeth?), and turd hill
randy had a loop for us, so we headed south along a ridgeline toward a saddle
john, todd and i wanted to hike south newman, so randy started down another drainage from the saddle and we went up to the peak
completely off-trail with no cairns, path or powerlines
better views to the south from here and a nice bonus to get this peak
back to the saddle, and down the drainage, which also had some cairns to follow
all finally down safe at the vehicles and the boys had a well-deserved brew
this was an awesome peak, and i loved everything about it
the ridge over to south newman was a lot of fun
not much brush or scree, mostly rocky terrain although definitely steep at times
good company :)
nice to do a major hike with todd (thanks for driving) and see randy again
many thanks for randy's generosity and guidance on sharing this little known approach
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Newman Peak South Newman Peak
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