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4 by photographer avatarRickInMesa
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Tanque Verde Ridge TrailTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 07 2018
RickInMesa
Hiking7.70 Miles 2,157 AEG
Hiking7.70 Miles   3 Hrs   26 Mns   2.24 mph
2,157 ft AEG
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I chose this trail because I bought a US Fee Area permit for the western Saguaro National Park a few days ago, and they last a week. I was looking for a steady climb, with goals of 2000' gain and/or 4 miles. It was about 75F when I started, and the forecast high for early afternoon was in the low 90s. I started at the trail head at exactly 10:00 a.m.

Up to the point where I turned around (3.8 miles, 5200 MSL), the trail is in very good condition; the vegetation is not intruding into the trail, and there are no washouts or other issues to look out for. I very much enjoyed the consistent slope of the trail, which gave me exactly the workout I was looking for. The views were excellent, because the trail stays close to the ridge line.

It was good to try this trail, but I don't think I need to do it again.
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Wildflowers Observation Light
Ocotillo flowers fading, ocotillos generally dropping their leaves (with some exceptions). A few purple cactus flowers, perhaps fifty plants visible with blooms. Brittlebush flowers sparse.
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