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Pusch Peak Traverse
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2015-12-28  
2015-12-28  
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Pusch Peak TraverseTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 28 2015
Mountain_Rat
Hiking4.87 Miles 2,811 AEG
Hiking4.87 Miles   5 Hrs   35 Mns   1.32 mph
2,811 ft AEG   1 Hour   53 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
 
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Took this one with Roy. Roy picked me up at the Pima Canyon parking lot at 8, and we drove up to the Linda Vista TH. Before leaving the TH, we had already adopted a hiker headed to the peak. Shortly into the journey, we we passed by a younger guy who was trotting all over the area with his video camera so he could show all of his friends what they were missing out on. We would see him a few more times by the peak. We pushed HAZ on them as if we were salesmen, but there could be a recruit or 2. After a snack at the peak, we parted company with our new acquaintances, and hopped off the south side of Pusch. We made our way down the ridge line without issue, but very slowly. We added a new attraction to this ride, this time around, by climbing the spine of rock that you pass by half way down the ridge. Not tough, but a nice added feature. After a short break here, we finished out the ridge section and spilled out onto the Pima Canyon trail. We took another break here so that I could strip off 80% of my clothing (long pants, long sleeves, long socks, all had to go), then we polished off the last half mile.

Ahh. Good times, good times. Thanks again Roy. We'll catch another soon.
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