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Pusch's FlatironTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 17 2017
rvcarter
Hiking3.92 Miles 2,103 AEG
Hiking3.92 Miles   4 Hrs   38 Mns   0.94 mph
2,103 ft AEG      29 Mns Break
 
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Matt and I finished what we did not have time to do last week. We completed the search along Pusch Ridge to find the old trail to Pusch Peak. In the process we covered a lot of ups and downs, bushwhacking most of the way. I took my gaiters but failed to put them on, not sure why, and we both got cut up a good bit.

At one point along the ridge, there used to be a couple of large quartz cairns dedicated to a couple of foreigners who loved this area. They were highly visible to anyone coming down from Pusch Peak. Some one had torn them down a couple of years ago, but one has been rebuilt to specs. It is at this point that the descent begins back to join the main trail. The intersection is just below the point where the main trail doglegs left to go more directly to the peak. Not sure that the old trail is visible at any point, but the route is ok and could be the way people got up there before the new trail was built. Make sure you aim for the slot to the left of the "window rock". Any other way is not easy.

We still had some time before Matt had to leave, so we headed up the trail to the huge boulders to get a little extra workout in. Nice day of hiking.

The bushwhack parts are not difficult, nothing above class 3, but I highly recommend gaiters and or long pants. :)
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