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Finger Rock Trail #42 - 29 members in 149 triplogs have rated this an average 3.8 ( 1 to 5 best )
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May 26 2016
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58 male
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 Tucson, AZ
Mount Kimball via Finger RockTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar May 26 2016
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Hiking9.50 Miles 4,400 AEG
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Beat my best time up by 16 minutes arriving in 2:38.
Though I was 4 minutes over my best down, as a whole, this trip smashed my previous best by 12 minutes.

Beauty morning to be out on the trail. 58 deg when I started, 56 at the top and 84 when I finished. :y:
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May 14 2016
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Mount Kimball via Finger RockTucson, AZ
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I had a good run at Pusch Peak this a.m. with plenty of energy left and a competitive taste in my mouth. I would be racing my own, best track up the canyon today and I was bent on winning. I fought the whole way, beating my best up time by about 20 seconds, but the gas ran out in the last 1.5 miles or so :( I came up about 2 minutes behind on the downhill.

All in all, not bad. My goal for the last several weeks has been to get back to where I was 53 weeks ago, and I think I'm finaly there :)
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May 12 2016
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Mount Kimball via Finger RockTucson, AZ
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Hiking avatar May 12 2016
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Hiking9.50 Miles 4,400 AEG
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I arrived in the parking lot at 0715 and was :doh:

Wait here. I'll be right back.

I arrived in the parking lot at 0805 (this time, with my pack) and hit the trail.

Here's the deal: Last May, I made my best ever time to Kimball and back. This year, I've been pretty out of shape, so after a few weeks of training, I wanted to check my current condition against my condition a year ago. Last year I made it up in 2:49 and down in 1:42, so those were my goals for today.

The temps were from the low to mid 70s most of the hike, then up to about 100 at the parking lot at 1300. I got a pretty good steam up and kept truckin.

I arrived at the peak in 3 hours to the second (11 minutes longer than last year). There were already about 8 people there, so I took about 2-1/2 minutes to plug HAZ to them, then headed out. My time down came in at 1:56 (14 behind last year).

While not exactly what I'd hoped for, it shows a huge improvement over my condition a mere month ago.
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May 06 2016
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Finger Rock SummitTucson, AZ
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Hike & Climb7.72 Miles 3,991 AEG
Hike & Climb7.72 Miles   8 Hrs   17 Mns   1.38 mph
3,991 ft AEG   2 Hrs   41 Mns Break
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NIEL CHRISTENSEN
Pro: Need 3/4 in cam in lower part and quickdraw for clipping in at the eyebolt on the upper section, which is the crux. Excellent double top anchors with chains 10-12 feet from the top. The very top has some loose flakes/boulders that look and feel unstable. Pretty safe if you don't jump around much and stay clipped in.
I just posted a description for the technical climb to Finger Rock so I won't include much here. Suffice it to say we had an outstanding, coolish day to hike up Finger Rock Trail and on to the Finger Rock. Good breeze, some would say windy in the afternoon, but the air was cool. The route after leaving the main trail was much easier to follow than last October, when grass was hiding it. When we first did this 7-8 years ago, there was not much to help find the trail, but now, cairns are present along the entire way. Outstanding day with 6 of my hiking friends from Saddlebrooke. Highly recommend the hike and the climb, but you need someone with technical climbing experience to lead the pinnacle climb. And...you need some mules to carry the extra equipment. :)
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Apr 30 2016
JuanJaimeiii
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Window Peak via Finger RockTucson, AZ
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Hike & Climb15.51 Miles 7,109 AEG
Hike & Climb15.51 Miles   6 Hrs   31 Mns   2.43 mph
7,109 ft AEG      8 Mns Break
 
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My original plan was to do Mt. Wrightson via Florida Canyon but then at last minute I switched gears and decided to do Window Peak via Finger Rock. The change in plans was mostly weather related. Wrightson is better done when it is a little warmer. This one on the other hand can get real toasty so I took advantage of our break in weather.

I only got sprinkled on a few times but nothing major. Trail is in great condition all the way. Wildflowers are spotty at best.

This one is tuff but a good one for sure! Sadly I don't have any pictures to post as I somehow lost my camera on the way down. :(
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Apr 22 2016
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Mount Kimball via Finger RockTucson, AZ
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Hiking avatar Apr 22 2016
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Hiking11.27 Miles 4,495 AEG
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I had originally planned to do the Sutherland-Romero loop, but when the alarm went off this morning, that went out the window... Hmmm, Window. Now there's an idea, I thought. I've been wanting to do that one for months now. What I wasn't thinking about while in the morning fog, was that there's no water on a 17 mile / 7,000 ft hike.

Temps were high as I started. Only around the 73 deg mark, but the sweat came on quickly. I made Kimball at an alright rate (3:27 moving, and a 20 minute break). Took ten at the overlook then headed out.

By this time, I had drank and sweat out a lot of water and knew that I would not make Window Peak, but had hopes of completing the entire Finger Rock trail. Unfortunately, I came up short, even of that as I vacuumed the last drops out of my Camel. I turned back about a mile short of the Ventana junction with 2 liters to my name.

As hot as it was with zero shade relief, I was prepared for a slightly thirsty trip down. I was trying to be a little conservative with the water until the lower, hotter section of the canyon, and am glad I did. With about 3 miles left to go, I came upon a guy who had also underestimated his water need vs this slight increase in the temp. He, however went jackpot on fuel just after summiting Kimball. He did not look well, so I gave a half liter and went on. A quarter mile later, I turned back to give him another half(in the form of ice, which is all that I had left). From there, I could do no more than get to my car(where I had post-hydration bottles) and wait a bit to see if he made it out. He did, less than 10 minutes behind me.

At the end of the day, I fell short of a goal, but for the thirsty stranger, it worked out great, so I'm Good! :)
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Apr 04 2016
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Took another trek up with Jim. The weather was warm in the canyon, but perfect in the upper elevations. Saw a few ravens and a couple of hawks, but they weren't talking today. The canyon was overall very quiet this trip. Even the one rattler we saw had nothing to say. Great to be outside. :)

dry Finger Rock Canyon Dry Dry
No water anywhere in the canyon

dry Finger Rock Spring Dry Dry
No water anywhere in the canyon
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Mar 20 2016
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Finger Rock Trail #42Tucson, AZ
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Last night, the plan was to do Window Peak via Finger Rock. That plan started decaying by 06:00 this morning. By 07:30, I had diminished my plan to Kimball via Finger Rock, getting an 08:00ish start. The phone rang just 1/10 mile short of the cave, and the plug got pulled on my hiking for today. ](*,)
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Mar 17 2016
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Pontatoc Canyon to FingerRock Loop, AZ 
Pontatoc Canyon to FingerRock Loop, AZ
 
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Hiking10.05 Miles 5,016 AEG
Hiking10.05 Miles   6 Hrs   1 Min   1.92 mph
5,016 ft AEG      47 Mns Break
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Amy asked me to do the Pontatoc (however you say it?) Canyon hike with her today. I had downloaded the track as well as bknorbys loop from December. Once we were at the end of the Pontatoc trail we decided to make a loop ourselves. We didn't follow her track exactly but we used it as a guide. Once we hit Finger Rock Trail we decided to head up to Mount Kimball. Then on the way down we made a quick trip over to Linda Vista Saddle.

This turned out to be a pretty cool hike although since I am not huge on off trail I doubt I would do it many more times. That being said I really enjoyed it today. Fun catching up with Amy too. It's been about a year since we hit a trail together. Good times!
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Pontatoc Canyon to FingerRock Loop, AZ 
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Hiking10.90 Miles 5,287 AEG
Hiking10.90 Miles   6 Hrs   13 Mns   2.01 mph
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After doing the ridge hike, I wanted to check out the canyon side of things. John had found a route posted from the queen of bushwhacking, Belinda, and downloaded it onto his gps. Thankfully he had that, and made good guesses as to where we'd run into the Finger Rock trail, because every time we looked around and saw no path, trail or route, we thought 'where the heck are we going?'! :lol: We kept saying 'well, let's go to the top of this high point and we'll get a better view', and then as soon as we got to the top, we'd find it was a false summit. We did that a few more times until we finally figured out where Belinda had tried to go, and we sort of made our own route down through all the brush.

Got to a nice, shady spot toward the bottom of the canyon, and John decided it was a great place to stop for lunch. So he pulled 2 Bits 'O Honey pieces of candy from his pack and said 'ok, here's lunch, let's go!' Not that I expected any differently (well, except I was expecting a Jolly Rancher - the Bits 'O Honey was a pleasant surprise!) So we made our way to right where he guessed the trail would intersect. Bam, there it was! Nice going John!

Then he calculated how much distance we'd have to hit the top of Kimball. Of course, I needed to redeem myself for last year's pathetic attempt at Kimball with John, so I happily agreed to hit the summit. Almost right at the top, I rolled my ankle so hard, I had to curse and limp the rest of the way to the lookout. Of course, then I couldn't stop and sit down, otherwise my ankle would've swollen up, so I just re-applied some sunscreen and we headed on down.

John had mentioned how every time he does that hike, he says 'next time I'll go check out the Linda Vista Lookout'. He almost let it go by again, but I couldn't let that happen. We headed over there to get a look of where we came from earlier. It was cool. A couple was sitting there eating lunch, asking us where we came from. I'm not sure they believed us when we told them, ha! :lol:

Fun day, and thanks to Belinda for the guidance, and to John for the awesome track following!
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Feb 22 2016
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Hiking9.50 Miles 4,400 AEG
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It's been just over 3 months since I last did this, my favorite hike. I came back today and it put the hurt on me. When I frequent this one, I seem to maintain my best hiking shape, but ignoring it for a quarter of a year makes me soft and wimpy.

I met up with Jim this morning and we headed up trail, and though the trip was rather event-less, the weather was quite nice most of the way. There are already quite a few flowers popping throughout the canyon but, as Jim pointed out, there were no birds, no sounds. Maybe the air just wasn't quite right.

At any rate, I finally got back to Kimball and though I'm a bit tired, the trail was good to me today.

Thanks for coming down Jim. Till next time.

dry Finger Rock Canyon Dry Dry
No water anywhere in the canyon

dry Finger Rock Spring Dry Dry
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Feb 19 2016
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Mount Kimball - Pima Canyon TraverseTucson, AZ
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Hiking18.50 Miles 6,500 AEG
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Did a few warmup miles on the Pontatoc trails, then headed up Finger Rock for the main event. Relentless climb to great views on Kimball. Trails are in good condition with the exception of Pima Canyon between about the 6200' and 5200' elevations where the route drops into a very steep, loose narrow gully with minimal cairns.

Only a few thin patches of snow up high in shaded areas. Finger Rock Canyon is essentially dry. Surprising how much greener Pima Canyon is - seeps in the upper elevations increasing to good flow in the lower canyon.

Bike shuttled between the trailheads.

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Pima Spring Dripping Dripping
clear pool under the concrete box, no outflow
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Hiking10.00 Miles 4,240 AEG
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Headed out to pay my respect to both the Finger Rock Trail and Old Man Kimball. It was actually just a bit warm for my long sleeves in 5he first half mile, but was pretty much perfect from then on. As I started up the trail, I immediately noticed semi-transparent splotches of blue, then once I started passing through more sandy areas, I saw pony tracks. Fully confused, I eventually round a corner to find a huge, unattended and horrible smelling, herbicide stock pile just sitting of the side of the trail. I continued on, baffled. I made good time on the way up at 2:58. I hung around top for about a half hour, then started back. It took my an exceptionally long time on the return due to the unusually high number of afternoon hikers that I stopped to chat with, but I had a lot of good conversation, including the resolving of the chemical mystery. It would seem that a private company has been contracted to fight the bufflegrass in the canyon, and had mules pack 5 gallon containers of some chemical that they apparently mix right there on the trail, then leave behind each afternoon. Weird!

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Finger Rock Canyon Pools to trickle Pools to trickle
Water in the upper half of the canyon, probably melt off of recent snow.

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Nov 11 2015
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Hiking10.03 Miles 4,290 AEG
Hiking10.03 Miles   6 Hrs   30 Mns   1.87 mph
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Quick trip to my favorite place. Had afternoon obligations, so this was the perfect length of time for me today. Weather was perfect. Nobody ahead of me, but passed 2 pairs and 2 singles on they're way to the peak as I headed down. There were tons of people in the lower canyon just puttering around for the most part. Looks like I'm going from 3 days per month, to 2 days per week of hiking :y: :D

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Finger Rock Canyon Light flow Light flow
Pretty light, but you can hear it up around Linda Vista and see it at the final upper crossing.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Finger Rock Spring Gallon + per minute Gallon + per minute
Still decent flow near the spring. 3ish gallons.
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Nov 02 2015
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Pima to Ventana Loop, AZ 
Pima to Ventana Loop, AZ
 
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Hiking13.25 Miles 4,500 AEG
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My hiking buddy hadn't done the final mile or two of Pima Canyon, and neither of us had done the final segment of FRT (after the turnoff for the Pima Canyon), so we took two cars and made it a loop from Pima Canyon to Ventana Canyon (with obligatory stops at Pima Saddle and Mt. Kimball). This was the time of year to do it; both canyons were green, the weather was great, and there was running water nearby for most of the hike.

I think Pima-to-Ventana is definitely the way to go, especially if you've never climbed all the way to Kimball via Pima before. I wouldn't want to downclimb and route-find in Pima Canyon when I'm tired. Not to mention the mile or two of totally flat (and potentially hot) hiking at the bottom... I was expecting the FRT segment to be to toughest trail to follow of the day, but that award went to Pima. It was so overgrown, we got off-route on multiple occasions - even though both of us had been on the trail before. But I ain't complaining - it's a great hike, especially when it really starts climbing.

(Ballparked the mileage and AEG from other descriptions. I should get a GPS...)
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Finger Rock to Pima Saddle, AZ 
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Hiking15.30 Miles 6,353 AEG
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If doing this hike once wasn't enough, I had to do it again (Actually this is the third time I did it back in 1970). This time I wanted to hike to Pima Saddle to meet up where I had hiked before from Pima Canyon. The trail up Finger rock is pretty much as I described before. Pima Canyon Trail is spectacular from start to finish but the upper reaches of the trail are magnificent for the views. The trail is really steep below Pima Saddle, in fact I would say it isn't a trail as you approach the Saddle from below, more like a route down a very steep creek. The section above the saddle is in good condition though and the views are spectacular. DO NOT ADMIRE THE VIEWS AS YOU WALK! This is a great trail when you want a good work out. If you have a shuttle vehicle you can do a through hike to Pima Canyon Trail head.
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Oct 23 2015
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Finger Rock Guard 6475Tucson, AZ
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Quite the day. I met up with Roy and his gang at the TH and we proceeded up the Finger Rock trail. It would seem that I was the only one in the group of 7 who had not done this one before, so I felt like I was in good hands. I was feeling pretty good today and really did fine as far as the hiking went, but when it came to the climbing parts (there are 3 in particular) I was at a pucker level floating between 7 and 10. Not being a climber, I didn’t really see some of these spots as being even passable. In fact, I’m still kind of amazed that we went where we went and returned without issue. The views from the summit were unreal, except for Finger Rock itself which look like a tiny tower of rock below. I would probably have enjoyed the time up top much more had I not been preoccupied with the whole having to do the down climb thing. Next time I’ll certainly take a more relaxed approach to it, and as far as I’m concerned, that could be any day
All in all, a day to remember. We didn’t set any speed record, but I for one had a blast with some great company. Thanks, Roy for guiding the way. Good Times. Good Times…

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Finger Rock Canyon Medium flow Medium flow

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Oct 18 2015
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Finger Rock to Kimball to Window Peak, AZ 
Finger Rock to Kimball to Window Peak, AZ
 
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JuanJaimeiii
Hiking15.54 Miles 6,895 AEG
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My original plan was to hike to Mount Kimball via Finger Rock and then hit Picacho on the way home. I had some weather concerns but upon reaching the summit of Kimball the sun began to shine. It was then that I made a decision to scrap Picacho and go to Window Peak instead.

The Finger Rock Trail from Kimball to Window isn't the best however if you pay attention you should be able to navigate just fine. Once on top of Window Peak I took in the views and then headed back the way I came.

Along the way I would hear thunder from time to time and I saw a little lightning. Never once did it rain on me however.

Currently there is light water flow in Finger Rock Canyon. This is a fantastic hike and if this isn't enough for you continue on to Cathedral for the full Trifecta. For today this was just right.
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Oct 14 2015
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Finger Rock Trail #42Tucson, AZ
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Hiking9.23 Miles 3,889 AEG
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Met up with Jim at the TH, and off we went. Balmy, but tolerable in the lower canyon stretch, then hot and exposed for the next 2 miles. By the time we got to Linda Vista, I wasn't feeling quite right. Within another mile, I think that Jim and I both realized that I was showing some early signs of dehydration, and ultimately I decided to drop out short of Kimball so as to nap at the saddle below. Jim made the ascent to Kimball while I did my rejuvenating thing, then we shot down canyon to beat nightfall. The trip down went without incident and we finished just short of breaking out the headlamps. Great day, despite the complications. Thanks to Jim for the company and for the long drive down. :)

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Finger Rock Spring Gallon + per minute Gallon + per minute
Flowing decent, but not for very long IMO.
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Jun 02 2015
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Hiking10.07 Miles 4,236 AEG
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The original plan was to do Finger to Window Peak, but a late start, the heat and a subsequent water shortage shortened my trip to Kimball. A lot of shade breaks made for slow going, but it was great to get out after 3 weeks. Hope I can get a better start tomorrow.

3:44 up
1:59 down
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WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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