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Corona-Geronimo-Mormon Loop, AZ
mini location map2021-09-18
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Corona-Geronimo-Mormon Loop, AZ 
Corona-Geronimo-Mormon Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Sep 18 2021
ddgrunning
Hiking12.90 Miles 2,547 AEG
Hiking12.90 Miles   4 Hrs   27 Mns   2.93 mph
2,547 ft AEG      3 Mns Break
 
1st trip
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First time hiking from the Corona de Loma TH. Roadside parking was already spreading out by the time I arrived before 6 a.m. Weather was slightly cooler than in recent days, but humidity was up, ahead of an afternoon storm that rolled through.

Enjoyed a beautiful sunrise over my shoulder on the way up. The benefit of the moisture was some cloud cover for most of the early part of the hike.

I had downloaded the Corona Loop on RS, but left my options open. After hitting the Buena Vista Lookout, I decided to do an over and back, looping in the Mormon trail. Once back up to National, I opted to circle through Hidden Valley, which is always enjoyable. The recent rains have resulted in explosion of grass in parts of the Valley.

Turning off of the National Trail onto Corona de Loma East was an unexpected highlight. The ridgeline views from the high point there were really nice! The descent on the other hand was pretty rocky. I'm sure it makes a great workout for a climb up, which I'll likely try the next time I'm in the area.

Once back on the "flat" land, the sun was up, and I was out of water, so the last mile or so dragged on a bit. But it's a nice workout.

Surprised how many people were out in the heat. I thought it was just us crazy HAZ-zers that hit the trails in summer heat. ;-)
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