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Pusch's FlatironTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 17 2017
Mountain_Rat
Hiking4.24 Miles 2,305 AEG
Hiking4.24 Miles   4 Hrs   35 Mns   1.03 mph
2,305 ft AEG      27 Mns Break9 LBS Pack
 
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Did some off-roading with Roy along the western-most spur of Pusch Ridge (AKA The Flatiron by some of us). We took the general route of the original trail, which nature has mostly reclaimed. There's an interesting story behind this route and our visiting it today, but lacking so many details, the story will have to wait for now.

Anywho, it was a great little adventure that I will definitely be revisiting. The views are indescribable and quantify one's perspective of the area, as you hop from high point to high point. Though a good deal of blood and sweat went into it, there were no tears. This was quite a memorable outing.

At the southern end of our route to the ridge, is a site, where for decades two quartz monuments stood. I had visited the monuments in 2013 [ photo ] , then noticed them missing the next year. Seems some do-gooder decided for the rest of the world, that they didn't belong there, and obliterated them. Today, in their stead, we gathered what we could find of the remnants, and reassembled them into one. While not near as grand as the originals, this was the best we could do with what we had [ photo ] .

[ photo ] RIP gentlemen.

Great day to get out and cover some ground.
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