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Green Mountain SummitTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 04 2016
rvcarter
Hiking6.45 Miles 2,481 AEG
Hiking6.45 Miles   5 Hrs   57 Mns   1.55 mph
2,481 ft AEG   1 Hour   47 Mns Break
 
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Frank and I got the idea for this hike from AZhiker456, who did a somewhat bigger loop including Guthrie Mtn a week or so back. We were looking for something with some bushwhacking about mid-mountain Catalinas. We got an early start (about 9:00 a.m.), for me anyway and it was absolutely blue-bird day. The bushwhack up from the General Hitchcock CG is for real. Lots of steep climbing on loose soil and rocks, but not much inthe way of thorny bushes. There is fun scramble to the top of a beautiful crag about 2/3 way up. We stayed in '456 footprints for much of the way. We did not include Maverick Spring and at the Bear Saddle decided we had enough and came down the Bear Canyon Trail to the CG. It was my first time on the Green Mtn Trail. Very nice and well signed.

The only slightly disappointing thing about the whole loop is that there are no clear vistas from the top of Green Mtn because of all the big trees. However, if you come down (or go up) the north side, there is a great rock down a short ways with great eastern views. That side, although a clearer trail, is very steep also.

We hope to do the southern part of her loop (which includes Guthrie Mtn) in a week or two (before the snakes come out). Very few flowers, although they are coming out nicely lower on Catalina Hwy.
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