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Tumacacori PeakTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking3.16 Miles 1,936 AEG
Hiking3.16 Miles   6 Hrs   10 Mns   0.63 mph
1,936 ft AEG   1 Hour   10 Mns Break
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3-10-2022
Tumacaccori
Claudia and the Kid
I came out on 3-9-2022 to make sure there was a clearly marked way from the truck to the other side of the canyon. This is the only area where Catsclaw is a big issue.
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I-19 - take exit 29 and head West
The road is passable by a suburban 2wd. BUT barely…
.80 of a mile is gasline road. The road improves here as it is on top of the mesa.
1.61 miles – Continue to the left and you will end up at the Rock corral. Someone has done a hack job with a brush hog here. Not sure if its forest service or not but they didn’t seem to be very careful.
1.61 miles veer off to the right and head toward a jump off point for a challenging hike to the top of Tumacaccori. You will earn some Arizona Racing stripes on this part. The road is very rough and I doubt we averaged anything over 5 mph.
2.64 the road ends with a very rough doughnut turn around. – We parked about 30 yards before this because the cows have made a nicer area to park.
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9:40 – left the truck – headed straight up the hill to the break in the cliffs. This break has a hollow with a very visible white spot to the East side.
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10:43 – Base of the cliff – We took the wash because there were fewer briars. It looks like some big boulders were loosened up during the monsoon season and cleared it out.
10:53 – Small window. One of the ledges that I usually climb over is now gone. A column seems to be missing also.
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11:22 – V throne – See pics
11:39 – Took one of the worst falls I’ve ever had. That morning I took the bandage off a cut on my shin and today fell on it and opened it back up and made it bigger. Swelled up like half a golf ball. Check out pics of arm. At least the catsclaw, ocotillo and sharp rocks broke my fall.
11:43 -Grave in saddle
12:10 – TOP! – Lunch and rest
12:50 – break over
1:20 – More rock rings on West mesa side
2:48 – second small window of the day.
3:19 – At the mine – Someone has damaged the gate and a thin person could get inside. Barely….
The path from the mine comes and goes. Some one has clipped some of the brush along the path and put up cairns. Still… hard to keep the path in sight in places.
3:50 – at the truck
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Notes:
There is no established trail for this hike.
There are cairns that are sometimes helpful.
From the canyon to the base of the cliffs is
.5 mile from the truck to base of the break in the cliffs
.75 mile to the peak
.92 miles to the rock formations
1.08 miles to saddle on West side. (bee Cave rock)
1.4 miles to mine entrance
1.73 back at the truck
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C’s Iphone clocked this at 3.15 miles. This is probably more accurate than my tracking using Google Earth after the fact.
Views to the East are nice.
Views to the West and South take a while to take in. So much to see.
I just turned 57 and am feeling rough today. The fall didn’t help.
C. is 50 and feels a little stiff and sore
The kid is 14 and wants to go running today.
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