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Mount Kimball via Pima Canyon TrailTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 06 2019
LindaAnn
Hiking13.94 Miles 4,514 AEG
Hiking13.94 Miles   8 Hrs   49 Mns   1.79 mph
4,514 ft AEG   1 Hour   1 Min Break
 
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Got started around 7:15am. The clouds were just clearing out after some early morning showers, and the lighting was perfect. Tons of wildflowers to see as we made our way up Pima Canyon. Lots of water crossings, but all were easy to hop across, and the only wet shoes were from all of the wet vegetation hanging over the trail.

We took a short break just after 3 miles, then made our way up the steeper part of the trail. It's in decent condition, but we were still slow due to the steepness. Trekking poles are such a huge help on this one. The clouds had come back, and the shade was a welcome relief despite the temps being fairly cool. We got to the top of Kimball just before noon and took a nice lunch break. The clouds were hanging low and it was a little drizzly on Kimball, but looked rainier to the east. We rested until we got cold, then headed back downhill.

The hike back down is always tough on the knees, and I was happy when the trail started to level out for the last three miles. At one point, about two miles from the trailhead, I noticed a Gila monster in the grass on the side of the trail next to my right foot. I stopped and grabbed my phone to take a picture, but Daniela assumed I saw a snake and she broke into a full on run. Directly into me. I lost my balance and grip on my phone, and the Gila monster dashed further into the grass and rocks. I looked for it for a few seconds, but no luck. We finished up right around 4:00 pm. Great day with perfect weather for this hike. Seeing all the water along the canyon was a treat too.
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