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Pusch PeakTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 24 2015
Hiking4.40 Miles 2,498 AEG
Hiking4.40 Miles   2 Hrs   33 Mns   2.06 mph
2,498 ft AEG      25 Mns Break8 LBS Pack
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Used this hike as a training / workout hike. Have not done this one before but this will now be a go to for some fast up and down with super easy access and spectacular views at the top. Went alone and was able to really put the gas on. Completed the up time in 1 hour and 5 minutes. Spent a good long while at the top taking in the views. The first leg of the trail prior to the turnoff was a great trail to jog. Once I hit the turnoff though it became a fast uphill climb. The trail for the most part was pretty easy to hike and follow until you get towards the top where I just needed to pay a bit more attention. Pretty overgrown in a lot of spots so being aware of your legs and the cactus is a must. I would say this is definitely not for beginners or people who are not sure footed. A lot of scrambling. The hike down is definitely prime ankle breaking territory. Be sure to bring a warm layer for the top as it was incredibly windy and very cold with sweat soaked clothing. Overall a fantastic local Tucson hike! Can't wait to hike this again and try to get up faster!

*Notes: Start your hike at Linda Vista TH and immediately go left. At the first fork about 1/10 of a mile up (what looks like a little wash) go right. At the next junction take a left. You'll come to a Forest Service sign stating that beyond this point is not an FS maintained trail. Go right and up the canyon. From that point on you'll be heading up, up, up, towards the peak on your left.
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