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Rincon PeakTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar May 31 2015
Jim_H
Hiking15.00 Miles 4,750 AEG
Hiking15.00 Miles   8 Hrs   20 Mns   2.12 mph
4,750 ft AEG   1 Hour   15 Mns Break15 LBS Pack
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With last weekends cool weather I decided I wanted to try Rincon Peak again. The entire hike is hot, from the bottom where it is expected to the summit, where I didn't expect it. Sadly, the gnats were really bad. They're not just bad in the saddle area as they were last October, but also on the upper Miller Creek area, and the worst was nearing the summit in the Douglas fir, where it was practically infested with them. Some cicadas were out, though. Lots of insects clicking in the trees.

I am surprised at the visitation this peak has had over the last 4 months. Lots of names signed in on the register, almost seems like Rincon gets more than Kimball. I spotted the 2/28 HAZ party and 3/21 Alt hiking group party. I notice a lot of people go when the weather is cooler. Even though the summit could be chilly, and who knows I might prefer that to today on top, I expect there are no gnats. If I do this again I would like to think I would be smart enough to do it when the gnats aren't out.

dry Miller Canyon Dry Dry
A small pool at one crossing higher up, otherwise bone dry.
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