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Newman Peak TrailTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 29 2020
BiFrost
Hiking6.34 Miles 3,400 AEG
Hiking6.34 Miles   6 Hrs   20 Mns   1.00 mph
3,400 ft AEG
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Joined Joel and couple of new hiking friends for my first time up Newman Peak. I've been driving by this peak all my life and finally made it happen. The trail follows old road at the bottom but turns more to trail further up. It's overgrown and rough trail but still able to follow especially with the occasional carins. We ran into a group of 9 SAHC hikers before the summit. We passed them and took a lunch break on Newman.

After lunch we headed for South Newman and ridgeline in between them. The ridge traverse was great fun with sporty climbs and awesome view all the way! On the final ascent up to the South Newman I split from the other 3 to check out an alternate route. On the way up I spotted a coatimundi close to top of the ridge. Really surprised since I've only seen them in riparian areas.

Finally on the South Newman summit we took another break to enjoy the views. After that we headed back down a different drainage from the one we went up so it was nice to make kind of loop out of the hike. All around great hike and awesome to see Joel again!
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