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Nov 26 2016
PrestonSands
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43 male
 Joined Apr 12 2004
 Oro Valley, AZ
Sutherland Trail #6Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 26 2016
PrestonSands
Hiking4.00 Miles 557 AEG
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Sutherland Trail-off trail-Romero Canyon-Foothills Loop hike.
Saw a few new grinding holes in the rocks, some petroglyphs that may or may not be prehistoric, and quite a few pools of water in Romero Creek at the entrance to the box canyon portion. I want to hike all the way up Romero Canyon to Romero Pools some day when I have time.
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Autumn Foliage Observation Moderate
Ash trees turning gold

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Small stagnant pools in the foothills above the Sutherland trail
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Oct 19 2016
Mountain_Rat
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 Tucson, AZ
Sutherland Trail #6Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 19 2016
Mountain_Rat
Hiking10.97 Miles 6,235 AEG
Hiking10.97 Miles   8 Hrs   15 Mns   1.60 mph
6,235 ft AEG   1 Hour   24 Mns Break12 LBS Pack
 
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NIEL CHRISTENSEN
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Rough day on the mountain. I met up with Roy and Niel to make this crazy march up the Sutherland Ridge. For those who aren't familiar with it, the trail starts out on an old jeep road, which looks more like an 1800s wagon route, then worsens into one of the most relentless climbs ever, turning into a trailless crash through a bunch of brushy stuff and finally, relaxing into an agonizing, uphill home stretch - with outstanding views of Pusch Ridge, The Window, Window Peak, Cathedral Peak, Romero Pass and more.

We had a good day though, doing what most people (more sensible people) wouldn't even think of doing. As with any hike, big or small, easy or brutal, I couldn't imagine a better way to waste my time :)

Thanks guys for the trek. Until next time...

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Small pools
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Oct 19 2016
rvcarter
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 tucson, az
Sutherland Trail #6Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 19 2016
rvcarter
Hiking10.93 Miles 6,448 AEG
Hiking10.93 Miles   8 Hrs   29 Mns   1.38 mph
6,448 ft AEG      34 Mns Break
 
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NIEL CHRISTENSEN
I've been eying this one for a while, but I always seemed to find an excuse for not scheduling it; i.e., not in shape, nobody will go with me, I need take out the trash, etc. But, four hiking buddies (unfortunately not HAZ people, so their track and pics won't show up here), decided to take it on a couple of weeks back, purportedly to "train" for doing a moonlight R2R2R at the Grand Canyon, despite there being absolutely NO similarities between the two hikes. I had just returned from a trip where I got horribly out of shape, so I didn't go with them. So, after hiking Pusch Peak (almost never reaching the top) every other day for two weeks, I felt a little stronger and convinced Niel and Matt to go with me.

Our route differs from the official (Sirena started at Catalina St. Park) in that it started from the trailhead at the terminus of Rt 643, which is reached (2WD okay) off Golder Ranch Rd. You intersect the Trail Link Trail at the Sutherland Wash, proceed east past the junction trail coming out of Catalina St. Park and up Cargodera Canyon. This portion of Sutherland #6 to where the ATV road ends, parallels the power line but has to be the angriest, most ankle-killing trail hike on the planet. The actual trail doesn't start til you reach the sign in my pix, but then you're in for a relentless climb on endless switchbacks up to a ridge at about 6700 feet.

If you make it this far, you only have another 2100 feet to climb (and I would say, past the point of return), but the trail gets much harder to follow. However, there is evidence of some use, and the cairns are well spaced. If you take your time and stay on the trail, the hike across the ridge to intersect Samaniego Trail #7 is scenic and not extremely difficult. No. 7 and up to Radio Ridge is well used and in good shape.

Thanks to Matt and Niel for an outstanding day. Excellent views of Pusch Ridge with Cathedral, Window Peak (the window is visible for a long time), Table and on down. It took us over 8 hours, but my body has no permanent damage. I may never do it again, but it was not as horrible as I expected. I'll stop short of recommending it, but it is sort of a quest for serious hikers in southern AZ.
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Aug 14 2016
jrousoshammond
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 Tucson
Oracle Ridge/Canada del Oro Loop, AZ 
Oracle Ridge/Canada del Oro Loop, AZ
 
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jrousoshammond
Hiking18.87 Miles 5,059 AEG
Hiking18.87 Miles   9 Hrs   32 Mns   2.14 mph
5,059 ft AEG      44 Mns Break
 
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I wanted to hike CDO again, but with a few changes from the Red Ridge loop we did last year. We travelled down Oracle Ridge and also started from the top of Lemmon, taking care of Aspen Draw and the road at the beginning.

Oracle Ridge was great in the cool morning weather. Catalina Camp is just as amusing a trip as I remember it being last year. There was water near the trail from the CC/RR junction all the way to the homestretch of the CDO trail. Since I finally remembered to bring a filter, we were able to refill our water a few times (I easily finished 4 liters and a big gatorade). Cooling down in the water made a big difference too.

Now for the whining: wear long pants. The trails are easy enough to follow, but my shins and knees got pretty torn up in the overgrowth - especially above 6k on CDO and in the burnt-out portions of Sutherland. That being said, CDO is gorgeous from all the recent rains and it was still worth the annoyance. There's a lot of climbing to do in the final miles of this hike, but my CO trip left my legs in good shape, so nearly all of my ranting was at the overgrown trails.
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Aug 14 2016
MSimmons
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 Joined Jan 30 2016
 Tucson, AZ
Oracle Ridge/Canada del Oro Loop, AZ 
Oracle Ridge/Canada del Oro Loop, AZ
 
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MSimmons
Hiking18.87 Miles 5,059 AEG
Hiking18.87 Miles   9 Hrs   32 Mns   2.14 mph
5,059 ft AEG      44 Mns Break
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This was a little expansion on the Red Ridge/Canada del Oro Loop. Parked at the very top of Lemmon and took Aspen Draw down to the road, and then the road down to Oracle Ridge. With all the recent rain, everything out there was delightfully green. At Catalina Camp someone had fittingly left a paperback copy of the eating-your-pals-in-the-mountains classic "Alive".

The highlight of the day for me came a bit later, out on the northern leg of Red Ridge Trail, where the views of Reef of Rock are just awesome :worthy:

The first few miles of Canada del Oro were a nice stroll through an exceptionally wide riparian strip. Later on things became a bit tedious, with tricky path-finding, scruggley overgrowth, and loads of buggos. I don't recall it being quite as bad last year. By the time we made it out of the canyon, I had this annoying headache going (don't know why because my legs and lungs felt good and I was drinking plenty of water!) which kept me from really enjoying the cool, sunny afternoon and beautiful pine forests :stretch:

Still, a good day and a grand loop!
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Jul 14 2016
PrestonSands
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 Joined Apr 12 2004
 Oro Valley, AZ
Sutherland Trail #6Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
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PrestonSands
Hiking3.00 Miles 444 AEG
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After work sunset hike. First visit to Catalina State Park in a while. The creeks were bone dry, which surprised me, given all the heavy rain a couple of weeks back.
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May 01 2016
jrousoshammond
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 Tucson
Sutherland - Romero LoopTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar May 01 2016
jrousoshammond
Hiking21.40 Miles 6,801 AEG
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Nice, cool, overcast day for this one. I was pleasantly surprised by the first 8 miles or so of the Sutherland Trail. It was easy to follow, pretty clear of brush, and steep but not obscenely steep. Great views of Pusch ridge. After we passed a nice campsite 8 or 9 miles up, the trail got a lot harder to follow as it climbed along Sutherland Ridge. With 3 people it was no big deal, but it was more route-finding than I'd feel like doing alone. I had my GPS with a track from HAZ, but we didn't really need it.

It was chilly at the top of the trail, but the sun came out for most of the way down. The hike down to Romero Pass made me really want to do Cathedral Rock (whenever I get a new set of legs). The Lemmon trail must be pretty brutal to ascend. Lots of overgrowth and fallen trees in upper Romero canyon, but a great place to spend an afternoon/evening.

Water is available at the upper campsites and pools in Romero Canyon; the Sutherland Trail was dry.
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Mar 26 2016
uphill_junkie
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 Tucson, AZ
Move across 2 ranges hike, AZ 
Move across 2 ranges hike, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 26 2016
uphill_junkie
Hiking21.50 Miles 3,937 AEG
Hiking21.50 Miles   5 Hrs   30 Mns   4.03 mph
3,937 ft AEG      10 Mns Break
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Not sure why they call this Move Across 2 Ranges, because we didn't move 'across' anything, except for our own tracks! :? It was all outs and backs, and there's SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO many trails out there that we could've done awesome loops on, and it would've made it much more pleasant. Not to mention WAY less crowded! There were 330 people, and with outs and backs, you can imagine the congestion on the trails when you turned around to go back! :yuck: Anyway, not that it was a race or anything, but I was 5th overall, and the 2nd female (although we had the same times, just left and ended at different times) done. I only know this because you could count the people coming back on the trail the way you came! :lol:

Probably won't do that event again, unless they do some serious trail changing! :out: But it was good for me to get out there and challenge myself to a long hike/trail run again - been a while since I've done that! Ran out of water with about 5 miles to go yet. It was pretty warm. Luckily there was a stream at the last turn around point, so I soaked my shirt and hat in the water, wet my head, and jogged as much as I could muster up back so that I could get back to water faster! It worked pretty well.
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Mar 03 2016
PrestonSands
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 Joined Apr 12 2004
 Oro Valley, AZ
Sutherland Trail #6Tucson, AZ
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PrestonSands
Hiking3.00 Miles 300 AEG
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After work hike and swim. Went off trail to my favorite spot by the creek, jumped in the freezing water, and then sat down on the rocks to enjoy my environs. Hiked back after dark.
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Feb 28 2016
JuanJaimeiii
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53 male
 Joined Jan 30 2011
 Chandler, AZ
Sutherland - Romero LoopTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 28 2016
JuanJaimeiii
Hiking21.40 Miles 6,801 AEG
Hiking21.40 Miles   8 Hrs   18 Mns   2.63 mph
6,801 ft AEG      10 Mns Break
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We had originally planned to hike AZT 15 yesterday with Syoung. As it would turn out he rolled his ankle and we had to move to plan B. This one sounded like a great alternative so we made a plan. Then a real estate deal got in the way and we had to push it a day. In the end it worked out just fine.

We took Romero up and Sutherland down on this loop. The up was a bit of a chug towards the top however there was snow patches to help cool us down. Pretty soon we were eating the snow. Then Joe whipped out a bag of skittles. Mix a skittle with some snow and Boom you have a makeshift snow cone! The Sutherland trail requires a bit of route finding and having a route loaded on the Fenix came in handy more than once.

Great views from this trail in several places made it quite enjoyable.

Afterwards we headed over to BK's for a Tacos feast. Nice day to be out on the trail.
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Feb 28 2016
joebartels
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 Phoenix, AZ
Sutherland - Romero LoopTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 28 2016
joebartels
Hiking21.80 Miles 6,829 AEG
Hiking21.80 Miles   8 Hrs   18 Mns   2.68 mph
6,829 ft AEG      10 Mns Break
 
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Unsure if I'd tackled Sutherland. Hoping for something with more meat on the bone as I've been packing on the pounds. Nevertheless it sounded fun. Up Romero-Lemmon is a great ascent with a little burn depending when you hit the gas. Memory had me thinking of the ascent right after Romero Pass and the final switchbacks at the top. Neither seemed a big deal today. Rather the entire upper half felt sloggy do to a river of sweat.

MSimmons posted last week "patchy snow, knee-deep at moments". As most know I have no heart so when my feet or hands get cold it's nearly impossible to warm up. Good news! We encountered just one three and a half foot post hole. A few short stretches of foot deep snow was no biggie with foot steps in place.

What caught me off guard was the sweat factor. After a short winter of carrying way too much water each week I just downsized from 4 to 3 quarts.

Heading down Sutherland we came to the powerlines. At which point I mentioned to jj, yep I've done this trail. After that trail quality dwindled. I remember reading how this trail got maintenance a couple years ago. I'd imagine most would have considered it a nightmare prior. Glad we hit this CCW as I prefer descending through brush so my body weight is an advantage.

We had the advantage of using Matt's posted route. This made it a breeze to adjust to the route when we got off course. By the time we got down to where the old road comes into play I mentioned to jj "I've definitely never done this trail". There is NO way you could forget it...lol The views are outstanding with towering ridges and a very Arizona feel. The trail is crap ( rocky and rutted ) from the road down to the gate. Very difficult to relax and surf the internet!

I ran out of water with five miles to go. No biggie as the heat of the day crested, we didn't have any ascending and a couple creek crossings allowed for some nice cooling.

Finishing up I was glad we didn't have another ten hours to go. I was pretty darn tired, even another hour sounded painful.

Passed a steady stream of hikers up to Romero Pools. Two gals and boy scout group on route up to the pass. Two younger guys near WOR junction. Not a soul until down Sutherland past the gate.
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The bottom 3 miles of Sutherland has a weak display. Owl Clover, lupine, poppies and a couple other cute pedals.

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Snow melt has this running nice. I passed on drinking from the creek due to lots of cattle activity in the area. Very refreshing to dunk your hat or shirt.
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Feb 11 2016
PrestonSands
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 Oro Valley, AZ
Sutherland Trail #6Tucson, AZ
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Hiking avatar Feb 11 2016
PrestonSands
Hiking2.50 Miles 260 AEG
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After work shorty up the wash and return off trail
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Jan 13 2016
rvcarter
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74 male
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 tucson, az
Sutherland Trail #6Tucson, AZ
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rvcarter
Hiking9.85 Miles 2,475 AEG
Hiking9.85 Miles   5 Hrs   35 Mns   2.20 mph
2,475 ft AEG   1 Hour   6 Mns Break
 
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Did a club hike with some of the gang to get some exercise. My first time starting at the southern TH off Golder Ranch Rd. Pretty easy to get to, even with a sedan if you're careful. Big parking lot. The 50-Year Trail runs right through here.

We started south on the 50-Year, took the Trail Link to Sutherland #6 and went up the rough ATV road (I hate this part) to about 5200 feet and back. We didn't have any particular goal and got several hundred feet up (about 3/4 mile past the sign) into the snow before turning around. I'd heard that the trail was difficult to follow, and it may be further up, but the lower portion was surprisingly good, even in the 6+ inches of snow.

We got far enough for me to have a great appreciation for anyone who goes all the way up to the Mt. Lemmon # 5 intersection, which is another 3200 feet of climbing. I wouldn't recommend that trek unless you REALLY like climbing in the snow.
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Dec 24 2015
Mountain_Rat
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 Tucson, AZ
Baby Jesus Trail from Catalina State ParkTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
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Mountain_Rat
Hiking14.36 Miles 2,274 AEG
Hiking14.36 Miles   4 Hrs   26 Mns   3.24 mph
2,274 ft AEG8 LBS Pack
 
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So, JJ texted me last week wanting to do the Baby Jesus for Christmas. I though “That’s Appropriate”, but had to move it up to Christmas Eve or be lynched by a hungry mob that I cook for Christmas Day. “I’m in” and arrangements were made.

We hit the trail right about 9 and made pretty good time the whole way. Weather wise, it was about good as it could get ( Shorts and a tank top. Gotta love Christmas in AZ ). We only saw 2 hikers and 2 hunters on the Baby Jesus, but the closer we got to the TH the more people we saw until there were just people everywhere.

Early in the trip, we discussed hitting Pusch Peak in the afternoon. Eventually though, the topic of food began to be the center of discussion until, well, tacos trump secondary hikes. So it was then, off to BKs Tacos. My first time, but excellent tacos and the servers are easy on the eyes too.

Thanks for lunch JJ. Catch ya on the next run.

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The trough is overflowing and putting out a quart per minute. The stream is several gallons per minute
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Dec 24 2015
JuanJaimeiii
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53 male
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 Chandler, AZ
Baby Jesus Trail from Catalina State ParkTucson, AZ
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JuanJaimeiii
Hiking14.36 Miles 2,274 AEG
Hiking14.36 Miles   4 Hrs   26 Mns   3.24 mph
2,274 ft AEG
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After seeing Matts Trail Description for the "Baby Jesus" Hike I got to thinking that this would be a good one for Christmas Day. I haven't seen Matt it a bit so I figured I would ask him to join me. Unfortunately he had other duties so we switched to Christmas Day. Just as well really as I have some things to do tomorrow evening here in town.

While this hike doesn't gain much in elevation it is quite scenic. I enjoyed seeing this side of the Catalina's with the low hanging clouds hovering over.

Weather was fantastic. Afterwards we took care of the appetites we had worked up at BK's. Matt's first time but probably not his last. :D He seemed to approve.

Nice hiking with you again Amigo!
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Nov 10 2015
Mountain_Rat
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 Tucson, AZ
Baby Jesus Trail from Catalina State ParkTucson, AZ
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Mountain_Rat
Hiking15.37 Miles 2,013 AEG
Hiking15.37 Miles   5 Hrs   51 Mns   2.86 mph
2,013 ft AEG      29 Mns Break12 LBS Pack
 
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So, I went into work at about 06:30 to a surprise day off. There's more. I thought it quite odd that the owner had gotten up so early as to help me open, and further surprised that his main concern was that I take my pay check. Now imagine my surprise to find not one, but two checks in my envelope :y: . Wait a minute :? ... :doh:

Well, it took me about 3.27 seconds to figure out what I was going to do with my new found freedom, and while this one was still in planning, it was the best I could wing on such short notice.

While I can't say as I regret my trek, I would do it quite differently the next time. Today's route was only 70% trail with the remaining 30% that unbearable jeep trail, including it's tour through the outskirts of Catalina. I was actually 'good morning'ed by a woman whacking weeds in her back yard. This end of the hike offered ZERO solitude. Hunters, campers 4-wheelers, mountain bikers, ranch hands and ranch owners everywhere clear to the 8 mile mark. The 8 mile mark just so happened to be where the road ends and the Baby Jesus trail begins. I shant go into detail here, as I will be posting a description for the trail soon, but it all turned out to be a mentionable, and memorable trail, as the trip home would prove.

Now, enough chit-chat. I need to get to bed early in prep for tomorrow's event.

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Trough is overflowing, and the creek below is flowing at several gallon per minute. The cleanest water I've seen in the western Catalinas.
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Sep 12 2015
BiFrost
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 Phoenix, AZ
Mount Lemmon from Catalina State ParkTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 12 2015
BiFrost
Hiking15.96 Miles 8,250 AEG
Hiking15.96 Miles   11 Hrs   6 Mns   1.78 mph
8,250 ft AEG   2 Hrs   9 Mns Break
 
We did this hike 2 years ago and it was interesting to see how much the trail changed. From Catalina State Park to Romero Pools it was the same but above the pools the trail has deteriorated significantly. There were quite a few significant wash out sections, lots of tree fall across the trail, and overgrowth. On the plus side there was a ton of water in Romero. So it was slower going up to Romero Pass but once on Mount Lemmon Trail #5 no issues. Took a break at great lookout spot near WOR turn off before continuing on to Radio Ridge. At the turn off for Sutherland we decided to add more AEG and mileage by dropping down to Shovel Spring. Checked out the spring and took a nice break before heading back up to Radio Ridge. Part way up Radio Ridge before the parking lot our friend and ride back to Catalina State Park met us with cold beverages :D Once at the TH we headed for The Sawmill in Summer Haven for eats.
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Sep 12 2015
slowandsteady
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46 female
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 Phoenix,AZ
Mount Lemmon from Catalina State ParkTucson, AZ
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slowandsteady
Hiking15.96 Miles 8,250 AEG
Hiking15.96 Miles   11 Hrs   6 Mns   1.78 mph
8,250 ft AEG   2 Hrs   9 Mns Break
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We were out to train on elevation gain.
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Jul 25 2015
Pivo
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 Tucson, AZ
Red Ridge and Canada del Oro LoopTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
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Pivo
Hiking17.75 Miles 4,910 AEG
Hiking17.75 Miles   9 Hrs   30 Mns   2.33 mph
4,910 ft AEG   1 Hour   52 Mns Break28 LBS Pack
 
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Long day, with once again very mild temps for this time of the year. We had cloud cover most of the day except for maybe 30 minutes. Lovely, scenic area. Two Arizona Black Rattlesnakes were spotted by Amy.
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 Tucson, AZ
Red Ridge and Canada del Oro LoopTucson, AZ
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RedwallNHops
Hiking17.75 Miles 4,910 AEG
Hiking17.75 Miles   9 Hrs   30 Mns   2.33 mph
4,910 ft AEG   1 Hour   52 Mns Break
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Nice long hike even tho i was pretty sluggish all day. Post hike beer and pizza was the highlight for me.
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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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