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Newman Peak TrailTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 01 2020
Jim_H
Hiking4.78 Miles 2,680 AEG
Hiking4.78 Miles   4 Hrs   40 Mns   1.10 mph
2,680 ft AEG      20 Mns Break
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I wanted a trip to the Eagletails but conditions were not good for them. Newman seemed like a pretty good hike to do, instead. The air quality was better down here!

Milligan Rd is out once passed the gate. Plan accordingly. I hiked cross country from the gate area, adding miles and time. I didn't log it.

"Trail" is being generous for much of the hike. Yes, the desert parts are pretty good, but the canyon seems much worse than my last time here 2 years ago. Lots of erosion there, and above on what was once a pretty good part of the original trail. No more. Not totally gone, but nearly.

Summit didn't change. Nothing to report but some views.

Coming back I came to the conclusion that this winter seems like the coldest of all the ones I have spent in the lower desert of Arizona. I feel the moisture from the deluge of rain is a factor. Not sure if this is the case, or not. Does it matter? I don't like it.
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