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Rincon PeakTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 10 2015
rvcarter
Hiking14.90 Miles 4,595 AEG
Hiking14.90 Miles   9 Hrs   6 Mns   2.00 mph
4,595 ft AEG   1 Hour   38 Mns Break
 
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First, I want to congratulate brianb on the excellent description of this hike. One of the most beautiful and diverse I've done. Five of us from Saddlebrooke met Matt (Mountain Rat) at the I-10 exit and drove the 16 miles in to the Miller Ck TH (over 12 miles is dirt/gravel, but a sedan can make it ok if no recent rains). Only one other car at the parking lot, a couple from Philadelphia trying to escape the cold. We followed a recent HAZ track but the signage is very good all the way up; a map would help in deciphering the several intersections. The reward for reaching the peak is fantastic. Simply making it up the extremely steep last 500 or so feet is enough, but the views once at the top of Wrong Mtn to the south, Tanque Verde Pk (with Helen's Dome, and beyond that, the Catalinas), and the Galuiros to the NE are magnificent.

There is a world class cairn at the top, biggest I've ever seen. This hike should go on everyone's bucket list.

There is plentiful water along Miller Crk and at several points along the stream that passes near the Happy Valley Campground, after the Happy Valley Saddle.

It took us 5 hours up and 4 down, but I thought we made good time. Definitely a long day, eat your wheaties before tackling this one. I can't believe that Matt was going to Window Rock, from Finger Rock TH, today with JJ. I hope JJ takes it easy on him.
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