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Coyote Peak - Coyote Mountains
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Coyote Peak - Coyote MountainsTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 16 2018
chumley
Hiking11.11 Miles 4,271 AEG
Hiking11.11 Miles   7 Hrs   54 Mns   1.52 mph
4,271 ft AEG      35 Mns Break
 
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I had an itch for this one, and Sunday turned out to be a perfect day for it. Cool temps, and a lot of clouds. We were on trail in under 2 hours from Chandler, which I now remember was a nice surprise last time too.

I brought zip ons, but didn't wear them. My legs did get a little scratched up, but nothing that a few screams in the shower didn't alleviate. We found the full route below the ridgeline on the way down, which was nice. It's actually there! I forgot how far the traverse is from the top of the ridge over to the gully for the final climb. This is really the toughest part of the day, and after climbing ~2500 feet to get there, it's definitely slow-going.

The shin daggers are plentiful, the catsclaw sparse -- but as grabby as ever. A couple of spots have a trifecta of agave, ocotillo, and catsclaw so you can pick your poison.

I beat up my knees on the way down and while it's a very rare day I reach into my med kit, I was going for ibuprofen realizing that the more moderate grade of the road was still 500 feet down. Apparently I need to refill my supply, because there were none to be had. ](*,) :sweat:

Was there a BP checkpoint here two years ago? :-k I put my dirty socks in the back to throw off the dogs. :-$
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