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Arizona TrailTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Backpack avatar Apr 24 2009
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Backpack23.00 Miles
Backpack23.00 Miles2 Days         
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Left Friday afternoon figuring that coming down would be easier on my bad leg than going up.

Lemmon Rock Trail, Wilderness of Rocks and Mt Lemmon Trail all have some significant deadfall, much of it recent (still fresh enough to be sappy and have green needles). Lots of bushwacking opportunity if you so desire here ;) It's tempting to haul a misery whip through some sections if I can ever find one at a reasonable price. We camped on Wilderness of Rocks Friday night after really only making about 5 miles, but not really in a rush and finding a great campsite we were happy. Had water all the way down to the Mt Lemmon trail connection. After that, the next reliable site I believe is Hutch's, unless there's some further up the Cathedral trail than I wandered at lunch. Filled up at Hutch's and continued on, planning on making it to the saddle at the Bear Canyon intersection (the original plan was to come out Bear Canyon to the visitor center and be picked up there) if there was water available in West Fork. As we should have anticipated it was dry the entire length (there was some hope held out for up further up by Palisades trailhead) so we doubled back to the campsite about a half mile short of Hutch's (filled up at Sabino on the way), ate and crashed. Decided to just truck out Sabino/Phoneline in the morning since it'd stay in the shade most of the time we'd be on the trail. All in all though, despite being back to a more early summer-like water level, an excellent weekend with excellent weather. Wonder how the Rincon trip went :D
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