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Rincon PeakTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 29 2017
LindaAnn
Hiking15.32 Miles 4,676 AEG
Hiking15.32 Miles   7 Hrs   8 Mns   2.34 mph
4,676 ft AEG      35 Mns Break
 
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Kelly organized this Rincon Peak hike, and I was happy to join in. We all met at the trailhead, made the necessary introductions, around 8:00 and got started.

The first mile was relatively flat and easy, with a lot of walking through sand. After that, the uphill begins. The trail is easy to follow, and is never steep. But I was feeling gassed right off the bat, off day I guess. Kelly was nice enough to hang back with me as I trudged uphill. The were some nice views to the east and north through this area, and walking through the boulders was enjoyable.

At around four miles, the trail turns south. There's another relatively flat mile, then it starts climbing uphill again, but not too steeply until the last half mile or so. That last half mile--wow--I really felt it. The ground was loose and slippery in some places too, which didn't help. The last stretch to the summit was nice, with the trail winding through the rocks. The summit was very nice, with great views all around, and lots of room for a large group. I was too tired to take many pics, and mostly rested and had a snack. It was cold and windy up there, but felt sort of nice since I know how warm this week is going to be.

The walk back down was mostly uneventful. A steady downhill, but good footing once past that top half mile. Lee threw in some creative route finding at one point, but we made it back to the trailhead around 3:00. We all headed to BK Tacos for a late lunch, which was a good way to finish out the day. Fun hike to a good peak with a great group!
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