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SNP Wild Horse Tanks, AZ
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SNP Wild Horse Tanks, AZ 
SNP Wild Horse Tanks, AZ
 
Hiking5.21 Miles 599 AEG
Hiking5.21 Miles   2 Hrs   45 Mns   1.91 mph
599 ft AEG      1 Min Break
 
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Another short hike Sunday Morning Close to home. We wanted to see what the Monsoon rains did for Wild Horse Tanks. The desert was a beautiful green after the rains but Wild Horse Canyon was kind of a disappointment. It had been running but it must of been over a week ago, the tanks had water but they were green and and algae was growing in them. The heavy rains they had on the far east side of Tucson must of been just west of this area. We stopped and admired what I think is probably the most amazing saguaro in the park, may not be the tallest but definitely the most majestic. I couldn't count all the arms but over 30 by my guess. We headed upstream past the tanks to an impassible waterfall and turned around there. Actually this was the second waterfall, the first could be bypassed on the west side of the creek on a faint user trail. The second falls could also be bypassed similarly but it was 0800 sticky and getting warmer, time to head back. We took the Garwood Trail back to Bajada Wash down to the Wild Horse Trail. There were maybe a half dozen hikers on the trail, overall pretty light traffic.

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Wild Horse Canyon Pools to trickle Pools to trickle
Water in pools but it was green. further up canyon there was a trickle of clear water.
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