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Newman Peak TrailTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 11 2020
LindaAnn
Hiking5.05 Miles 2,688 AEG
Hiking5.05 Miles   5 Hrs   35 Mns   0.97 mph
2,688 ft AEG      24 Mns Break
 
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Very foggy drive from Ahwatukee to Newman, but I still made it there by 0830. Drove in on Houser & Brady Pump Rds. Nice to not have to deal with any No Trespassing signs along the Milligan driving route. One gate to go through. Dirt portion was generally okay, some rocks and one sandy spot. A good medium clearance can make it. I’d recommend at least AWD, but any pickup would be fine.

Matt and I got started just before 0830. Seems like more cairns than I remember, but you still have to pay attention to the route. Twice I overshot a turn by about fifty feet, but on Newman, backtracking fifty feet feels like a long way. Tedious going both up and down, but generally enjoyable. Yesterday’s rain helped soften the ground just enough to help with traction a little. Hazy views from the summit, thanks to the humidity, but temps were pleasant. Tons and tons of bighorn evidence, but no sightings. Vegetation is getting overgrown again, I was glad to be wearing pants and long sleeves. The Salewas provided great traction on the steep grades, they’ve pretty much become my favorite pair of hiking shoes for the rugged hikes. Good to see Matt again, and nice to get Newman done again.
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