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Bassett PeakTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking12.34 Miles 2,860 AEG
Hiking12.34 Miles   6 Hrs   56 Mns   1.96 mph
2,860 ft AEG      39 Mns Break
 
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Joined the Bassett Virgins through the woods, over the ridge, to the peak n back.

Drive
Navigating to the trailhead is documented turn-by-turn on the guide page along with a GPS route by the famous Shulhauser before he vanished somewhere near the Bursera Triangle. It's a long haul for a day hike from the Valley but not as long as google drive times suggest.

Galiuro Forest
Gal-ur-oh or drunken slurs suffice in referring to this often neglected range for 344 days of the year. Starting at the end of the double-dashed FR600 on topo, we crossed paths with a good-sized band of Blue Jays 1.2 miles into the pleasant temp morning hike. Never saw the pair of circular troughs further up, just one in the first mile. I often tell stories that are unfollowable so it's par for the course.

Nobody shared my love for the magnificent Arizona White oaks nearly choked out by monster-toothed maples, so we continued. Autumn color is just getting into the rhythm of irresistible glee, but you can always count on poison ivy to usher in the party of death.

Up up n Away
The rock on the ridge is a complete 180 from the aspens below. The rhyolite? has semi-sharp edges and sort of sounds like walking on broken glass in the gravel stretches on the harder surface.

Higher Ground
Encroaching brush along the trail far below was not promising but the final leg to the peak through typically scary live oak was a breeze. Heading back down, we were en route to Mexico. It self-corrected to the nicest stretch of trail I've been on out here and opened the door of curiosity. Dropping into Jackson Canyon likely turns into a blood-sucking adventure but it's always nice to dream of proverbial rainbows.

Synopsis
Pleasant weather and babbling all day. Although I've been on several hikes with Kelly they must have been quick-paced, windy, or dominated by a loudmouth because I was dumb-founded to realize this was our twelfth hike, thinking it was the fourth! Snuck into this range in `06 and should have stayed.
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Autumn Foliage Observation Moderate
It's just getting underway.
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Wildflowers Observation Isolated
a couple of independent, long-stem, multi-flowered drooping penstemons

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A little flow coming out of the broken tubbing to the spring box. There is a newer line that either hooks up underground or dead-ends after miles just ten feet from the source. In either case, the LNT method utilized is similar to junkyard ethics.
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