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Sutherland - Romero LoopTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 07 2015
Pivo
Hiking22.65 Miles 6,876 AEG
Hiking22.65 Miles   10 Hrs   28 Mns   2.58 mph
6,876 ft AEG   1 Hour   42 Mns Break25 LBS Pack
 
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Saw Mountain Rat's description a month ago, and added it my short list. This was a perfect day to do this, mild temps and with all of the recent rains, there was plenty available water. I am not a fan of lugging 6-7 liters to do a hike. We started at 0715 from the TH; the air temp was a very crisp 35 degrees. When I left my home in town it was 50. It warmed up quickly however and we dropped layers after about an hour.
The lower Sutherland portion is knockout beautiful, rocks, running water, and plenty of wildflowers. It's a shame we wouldn't see the full glorious color display due to the early hour. I do want to get back within a couple of weeks at a lazy mid-morning hour to checkout the wildflowers.
Lots, and lots of elevation gain on this segment until you reach the Mt Lemmon Trail junction. The trail runs through a burn area, so it's necessary to keep on the lookout for cairns.

After hitting Romero Pass and starting the descent to the canyon, I was very happy to see there were cairns at the canyons multiple stream crossings. The last time I was there, it was after the very heavy late monsoon rains in September/ October 2014,that had washed out the trails and it really slowed passage through this segment.

Upon arrival to the cars we were delighted to see,and hear an acoustic Blues performance :app: in the Park. Nice way to punctuate a memorable day.
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Cargodera Canyon Medium flow Medium flow

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Romero Canyon Medium flow Medium flow
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