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Green Mountain SummitTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 11 2016
rvcarter
Hiking6.38 Miles 2,265 AEG
Hiking6.38 Miles   5 Hrs   25 Mns   1.62 mph
2,265 ft AEG   1 Hour   29 Mns Break
 
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Made a second variation out of the monster loop posted by AZhiker456 on Feb 27, which included a bushwhack summiting of Green Mountain (and Guthrie) from the General HItchcock CG. Frank and I noticed last week that the ridge to Green from Bear Saddle looked doable and dreamed of including Guthrie on the way down. However, bushwhacking up & down that ridge took too much out of us; plus I had to be back home by 4:30 pm to watch the Ky game with a friend. The nice trail up to Bear Saddle was uneventful, but about 1/4 mile up the ridge, the going gets pretty brushy and boulderie. About 3/4 the way up, you have to go left to avoid cliffing out, and it takes a while. The key is reaching the little saddle at about 7600 feet. Otherwise you could lose a lot of the elevation you just gained. You may note that we got off a little left (north) coming down and had to climb back to the ridge. We were headed toward the Maverick Spring cutoff from Green Mtn trail, but realized it in time. It's pretty hard to see where you're going along most of the ridge.

One of the best parts of the day was meeting a couple of ham radio people at the top. They had come up from Catalina Hwy, and strung an antenna in the trees (see pics) for reaching far-away places using Morse Code. He contacted people from the Pacific and Spain while we were there, changing the band width(?) of his antenna by sliding a wire back and forth. You sure meet some interesting people hiking in the mountains.

Anyway, we put off Guthrie for a later day and intend to do the AZhiker456 bushwhack southerly loop back to the CG. Looks interesting.
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