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La Milagrosa RidgeTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 16 2016
azdesertfather
Hiking16.11 Miles 4,023 AEG
Hiking16.11 Miles   5 Hrs   54 Mns   2.99 mph
4,023 ft AEG      31 Mns Break
 
1st trip
Partners none no partners
My plans today were changed at the last minute, I had a free day, so decided to head to La Milagrosa. Started at 10:15 and was greeted by the TORCA Trail Medics. Three guys and a gal, riding dirt bikes and fully armed...weapons of choice? shears and a gas-powered weed wacker. The dead grass along the back half of Milagrosa Ridge was waist high and overgrowing the trail, they definitely had their work cut out from them but did a fabulous job.

Made it to the end of La Milagrosa at noon, put my foot on the AZT there and watched a bunch of bikers whizzing by. Then headed back, thanked all the workers, and veered off Milagrosa at the Agua Caliente Canyon Loop turnoff. Descended down the ridge into the canyon (lots of water flowing in the canyons on both sides of MIlagrosa, by the way), and then took the turnoff toward Agua Caliente Hill. It is only less than a 1/2 mile trail that connects into Agua Caliente, 1 1/2 miles from the top.

Made my way up Agua Caliente, and probably like most people their first time out, was fooled by which peak was really AC. Being called "Agua Caliente Hill" I assumed it was the one in the foreground that the trail was heading to...then I went passed it and realized I had a BIT more climbing to do! Finally made it to the top of AC just before 2:30, rested for 10 and signed in, then headed down. Just as I started heading down, a solo hiker was also making his way to the top. He told me it was his second trip up today. Yikes, I enjoyed it but wouldn't enjoy it THAT much. ;) Made it out just past 4.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Agua Caliente Canyon Light flow Light flow

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max La Milagrosa Canyon Medium flow Medium flow

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Molino Canyon Medium flow Medium flow
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