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Alamo Springs to Ridge Crest Peak
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14 by photographer avatarJim_H
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Alamo Springs to Ridge Crest PeakTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 15 2021
Jim_H
Hiking7.50 Miles 1,754 AEG
Hiking7.50 Miles   4 Hrs      1.88 mph
1,754 ft AEG
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The trail out was ok, but I didn't care for the slope up to the peak. I hated it so much, I took a trail that did not appear on my map, and wound up in a McMansion nightmare to the east of the preserve. Someone spent a lot of money to build a private trail to the summit of Ridge Crest Trail and it seems to get next to no use. It was really eroded, but there are cairns.

I walked paved road back to the wash, and then took the wash to the lot. It added miles, I added 2. AEG is about the same. Whatever.

I saw 2 Desert Tortoises. One adult on the trail shortly before I left the trail for the slope to the summit, and a small 3 to 4 inch juvenile on the private trail.

With tortoises and disgusting humidity thanks to the 70 degree dew point I felt like I was back in Florida. I hated living in Florida.
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Desert Tortoise
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Let's go Brandon!!!!! Let's go Brandon!!!!
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