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Sunset Vista Trail - Picacho PeakTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 12 2015
JuanJaimeiii
Hiking6.20 Miles 1,985 AEG
Hiking6.20 Miles   2 Hrs   5 Mns   3.02 mph
1,985 ft AEG      2 Mns Break
 
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Started this one at 1:00 the afternoon. A hot hike with plenty of solitude is what I figured I was in for. For the most part I was right. It was 102 at the trailhead. The Fenix got up to 104 on the way in and even hit 110 on the way out
What I wasn't expecting was to see a group of three in the bowl just below the summit. They were stopped taking a breather. Two young men and a young lady. I was surprised to see anyone else out there and I think they were surprised to see me. I said hello as I passed by and noticed that the girl seemed to look as though she was overheating. I slowed and asked if she was okay? She replied "yes" so I kept going.

I hit the summit in an hour and five and turned back shortly thereafter. I was concerned about the three youths. Once at the junction to the Sunset Vista Trail I could see them continuing forward on the Hunter. They were moving a little slow but at least they were moving.

I continued on and was back at the car a short hour after hitting the summit. Worried about the hikers I circled around to the Hunter Trailhead. There I found one car with no people. I got out and looked up the trail. Nothing! They should have been in view by now. Concerned I put the pack back on and grabbed a half a gallon of water out of the back of the Cherokee and headed up the Hunter Trail.

Just before the saddle where the bench is I found the three under an overhang. They were resting in the shade. I asked them how they were doing and they said they had a tough time getting up the ramp with the cables. I said you must be nuts to be out here in mid July hiking in the afternoon. I then smiled and said "well you aren't alone". I asked how is your water situation? They had less than 10 ounces left between the three. :o I told them I brought them the half gallon and a bandana to soak. Their faces lit up as if I just made their day. I then gave them the telephone number for the Picacho Ranger Station just in case.

I headed back and left a note on their car to please text me once they were down and okay. I heard from them a couple minutes before 5. I was almost back to Phoenix and was happy to hear they made it down safely.

The above mileage and times reflects Sunset Vista Trail only.
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