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Oracle Ridge - Red Ridge LoopTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 20 2017
rvcarter
Hiking8.27 Miles 2,506 AEG
Hiking8.27 Miles   4 Hrs   51 Mns   1.82 mph
2,506 ft AEG      19 Mns Break
 
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NIEL CHRISTENSEN
Frank B, Frank E, Niel, and I did the loop in fine weather. The loop is a great day hike, but seems harder since the uphill portion is on the last half of the hike and the Red Ridge is so steep. The connector trail (#401) down from Dan Saddle seems to have deteriorated quite a bit since our last time. The rocks are "rolly" and you have to watch every step to prevent turning an ankle. It reminded me of the lower part of the Sutherland Trail. I put most of the trip details in the description just posted.

Wear long pants; the thorny bushes (mostly Mexican buckthorne) are trying to reclaim their trail on the upper third of Red Ridge, and #401 has some cats claw.

All in all, fine day out with my hiking buds.
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