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Tanque Verde PeakTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 21 2015
JuanJaimeiii
Hiking16.85 Miles 4,686 AEG
Hiking16.85 Miles   5 Hrs   45 Mns   2.98 mph
4,686 ft AEG      6 Mns Break
 
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Dr. Frick invited me down to hike with him today. Original plan was Rincon Peak. Then he suggested Tanque Verde Peak instead. Joe and I had been talking about hiking today as well so this all sounded perfect. The three amigos!

I met Joe early and we headed south to tackle Tanque Verde Peak. Upon arriving at Saguaro National Park I made a wrong turn and instead of heading to the picnic area I took the scenic loop. 8 miles later we were back where we needed to be and off we went. Weather was perfect as it had quit raining an hour before. The air was clear and crisp.

Joe and I headed up the Tanque Verde Ridge Trail. Along the way we passed a few light water flows from the previous nights rain. Upon reaching the 8.5 mile mark we came upon a sign that says "Tanque Verde Peak 100 yards". It is actually more like 100 feet. Views were nice however it isn't much of a prominent peak. Looking around we could see that Mount Wrightson was getting some weather as were a few other spots to the south.

A brief visit at the peak and we headed back the way we came. An enjoyable hike all around although a bit uneventful. We followed up the hike with a trip to Oregano's where we destroyed a 16" pizza.

Good stuff!

Wait what happened to Nick you ask? He doesn't like hiking in the rain. We didn't have any. :lol: :roll:
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