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Bassett PeakTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 11 2017
chumley
Hiking12.65 Miles 3,410 AEG
Hiking12.65 Miles   7 Hrs   12 Mns   2.03 mph
3,410 ft AEG      58 Mns Break
 
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Bassett Peak is a top-10 Arizona hike anytime. But during fall, it might be second to none.

Obviously I'm not the only one who thinks so ... there were several meetup groups and a huge group of screaming kids. Somehow however, we had a very quiet hike with few interactions with other hikers.

A lot of HAZ folks were out there this weekend, besides those on this hike it was also nice to see rwstorm, outdoorlover, pivo, volcanoclmbr, whereveriroam, wyle coyote, jonnybackpack, redroxx44, ohiobike, moondancer627, and a couple of others too!

Joe and JJ nearly broke me on the way up, but I should have known that ahead of time. I went to the plane crash site on the way down as I hadn't been there before. It's interesting, but the scree chute to get down to it is a pain.

It was actually a bit warm on the exposed upper slopes and I was happy to reach the drainage with the vibrant colors and shade all the way back to camp.

On the drive home, I made it to Tempe in 2 hours and 55 minutes via I-10. On my way there I drove through Globe and the spectacularly scenic Aravaipa-Klondyke Road and it took 3:25. I still like that route better, especially if there is the potential for any traffic on I-10 in Tucson or the Phoenix area.

This hike was the cherry on a great weekend all around!
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Autumn - Color Foliage
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Autumn Foliage Observation Extreme
It was a little early in the lower half, but absolutely rocking in the mile below the spring.

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Just a couple of shallow pools. I saw a spot along the trail where water was running lightly from the pipe.
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