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Jul 25 2015
GrottoGirl
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45 female
 Joined Sep 18 2009
 Tucson, AZ
Red Ridge and Canada del Oro LoopTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 25 2015
GrottoGirl
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
 
Great day! The CDO trail should be called the Poison Ivy Trail. Saw two Arizona Black Rattlesnakes! As usual they retreated promptly. There was water in the first drainage you cross when you come down Red Ridge. Also the middle of the CDO was running. There was also water at Shovel Spring.

Good weather for this hike since it was cloudy.
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water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Shovel Spring Dripping Dripping
spring box was full
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Jul 25 2015
slowandsteady
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46 female
 Joined Jan 05 2012
 Phoenix,AZ
Red Ridge and Canada del Oro LoopTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 25 2015
slowandsteady
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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1st trip
It's been far too long since I've seen anywhere near 5000 feet of aeg in one day. I just needed to do it within 10-12 hours and keep up a 2 - 2.5 mph pace and not require a horse rescue.
We went down Red Ridge and down Red Ridge and down Red Ridge. We took a side trip over to Catalina Camp and then down to the CDO, I have heard much about. Once we got up to Shovel Spring, we started getting a pleasant breeze. We knew we were close to the top when we started seeing people...and people in flip flops. I was shocked at how much elevation we had to drop on the Aspen Trail. Then a quick climb up to the road and 1/4 mile of road walking to our cars.
Joseph and I agree that Slim Jims are yummier than egg yokes.
This whole hike was all new territory for me!
Great hike, a great group and all three requirements were met! :y:
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Jul 25 2015
BiFrost
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51 male
 Joined Nov 20 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Red Ridge and Canada del Oro LoopTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 25 2015
BiFrost
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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1st trip
Great hike...lots of AEG :sweat: Once down the Red Ridge Trail we reached the Canada Del Oro creek which had some decent water. Very hot and humid in the CDO but as we climbed out of the canyon it cooled off. Up on the ridge there was a cool breeze where we took a break and filtered water at Shovel Spring. Then continued over Mt Lemmon and passed by the ski run back down Aspen Draw Trail to the vehicle.
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Shovel Spring Dripping Dripping
the spring tub was full and decent to filter
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Jul 25 2015
uphill_junkie
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 Joined Apr 28 2010
 Tucson, AZ
Red Ridge and Canada del Oro LoopTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 25 2015
uphill_junkie
Hiking17.75 Miles 4,910 AEG
Hiking17.75 Miles   9 Hrs   27 Mns   2.74 mph
4,910 ft AEG   2 Hrs   58 Mns Break
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1st trip
I've fallen off the grid again, but am still out there! This one I got to copy, so get to go the lazy route! Will try to get some of my Glacier backpack trip deets up too! (Yeah right!) ;)
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate
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Jul 03 2015
jrousoshammond
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32 male
 Joined May 15 2015
 Tucson
Red Ridge and Canada del Oro LoopTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 03 2015
jrousoshammond
Hiking17.00 Miles 4,420 AEG
Hiking17.00 Miles
4,420 ft AEG
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1st trip
Started a little before noon down the Red Ridge Trail. We took a little detour to the Catalina Camp, which I'd never visited (I took the liberty of tinkering with the mileage and AEG; hopefully that's kosher...). The lower sections of the loop were pretty warm, but since you don't have to climb much, it wasn't too bad.

The CDO trail is terrific. If it was more easily accessible, it would be as popular as any trail in southern AZ. It must be amazing to hike this in autumn. The route finding is easy for the most part. It disappeared a few times around 3-5 miles up the canyon, but the path-of-least-resistance put us back on the trail each of those times. A couple places before the switchbacks are pretty overgrown. The final climb out of the canyon to the Samaniego Ridge trail is really fun ;)

Aspen Draw Trail at sunset (with no mountain bikers) was a great way to end this hike.

This is a tough hike for July. I brought over a gallon and a half of water and Gatorade, and that wound up being just enough. 2 gallons and/or a purification system would probably be smart in this heat.
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Jul 01 2015
Mountain_Rat
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57 male
 Joined Jul 14 2011
 Tucson, AZ
Samaniego Ridge Trail #7Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 01 2015
Mountain_Rat
Hiking11.96 Miles 2,840 AEG
Hiking11.96 Miles   5 Hrs   47 Mns   2.23 mph
2,840 ft AEG      25 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
 
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Nothing to really write home about, just a stroll from Mt Lemmon to Walnut Spring to collect some gear I cached last summer. Mostly cloudy, and very pleasant out. The trail is becoming quite overgrown again and just vanishes about 100 yards beyond Walnut.

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Walnut Spring Dripping Dripping
Despite recent rains, not much water
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Jun 13 2015
fricknaley
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45 male
 Joined Jun 20 2003
 Tucson, AZ
Trail Link Loop, AZ 
Trail Link Loop, AZ
 
Run/Jog avatar Jun 13 2015
fricknaley
Run/Jog9.66 Miles 997 AEG
Run/Jog9.66 Miles   1 Hour   50 Mns   5.47 mph
997 ft AEG      4 Mns Break6 LBS Pack
 
good run this morning
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Jun 06 2015
jrousoshammond
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32 male
 Joined May 15 2015
 Tucson
Samaniego PeakTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 06 2015
jrousoshammond
Hiking12.00 Miles 2,000 AEG
Hiking12.00 Miles
2,000 ft AEG
 
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Couldn't hike until later in the day, so we did something that started higher. We got going a little after noon. Weather was absolutely perfect. The Mount Lemmon Trail was crowded but mellowed out a bit. Holy crap the top of the Sutherland Trail has some incredible views - maybe the nicest view of the window you can get without sitting in it... The upper part of the Samaniego Ridge Trail was great as well, but the trail got messier the further down we went. The trail sticks to the the top of the ridge for the most part, so route finding isn't too bad. However...

Getting to the peak was a bit of an issue (does anyone have suggestions other than GPS and wearing multiple pairs of pants?). We bushwhacked around halfway from the spring to the summit before running into a seemingly impenetrable wall of scratchy/pointy brush. Since it was late in the day and we were sick of the sharp bushes we turned back, but on the way, we found a row of cairns. We tried to see where they pointed, but it was hard to tell, and we ended up following a flatter, more open path that headed uphill, roughly to the southwest. We ran into the same wall of brush, but we were a bit closer to the peak this time (although it's a bit steeper the further south you go). We gave up and headed back. We walked right past the trail on the way back, but it's hard to go very far off-course, since the ridge drops off pretty quick to the east of the trail. We found it less than a minute after we realized we had gone too far.

I ended up not caring too much that I missed the summit, because the return hike is pretty tough - in my opinion, as taxing as some of the big 4000-plus-ft of gain hikes around Tucson. The views are certainly worth it though...
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Jun 01 2015
fricknaley
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45 male
 Joined Jun 20 2003
 Tucson, AZ
Trail Link Loop, AZ 
Trail Link Loop, AZ
 
Run/Jog avatar Jun 01 2015
fricknaley
Run/Jog9.65 Miles 978 AEG
Run/Jog9.65 Miles   1 Hour   58 Mns   5.17 mph
978 ft AEG      6 Mns Break7 LBS Pack
 
started pretty early at 6:30 but it was still 90 when i finished. :sweat:
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Mar 20 2015
SkyIslander18
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50 male
 Joined Sep 29 2004
 Small Town USA
50 Year - Baby Jesus LoopTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 20 2015
SkyIslander18
Hiking9.60 Miles 850 AEG
Hiking9.60 Miles
850 ft AEG
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1st trip
Half day visit & hike at Catalina on our way to Picacho Peak.
Clockwise loop - Bridle :next: 50 Year :next: Trail Link :next: Sutherland :next: Romero Canyon.
Lots of wild flowers throughout, especially along Sutherland & Canyon Loop.
Some cool water flow along the way to splash the face on this warm afternoon.
Enjoyable stop!
On to Picacho .....
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Wildflowers Observation Substantial
Substantial along the Sutherland & Canyon loop trail.
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Mar 07 2015
Pivo
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64 male
 Joined Mar 01 2009
 Tucson, AZ
Sutherland - Romero LoopTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 07 2015
Pivo
Hiking22.65 Miles 6,876 AEG
Hiking22.65 Miles   10 Hrs   28 Mns   2.58 mph
6,876 ft AEG   1 Hour   42 Mns Break25 LBS Pack
 
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Saw Mountain Rat's description a month ago, and added it my short list. This was a perfect day to do this, mild temps and with all of the recent rains, there was plenty available water. I am not a fan of lugging 6-7 liters to do a hike. We started at 0715 from the TH; the air temp was a very crisp 35 degrees. When I left my home in town it was 50. It warmed up quickly however and we dropped layers after about an hour.
The lower Sutherland portion is knockout beautiful, rocks, running water, and plenty of wildflowers. It's a shame we wouldn't see the full glorious color display due to the early hour. I do want to get back within a couple of weeks at a lazy mid-morning hour to checkout the wildflowers.
Lots, and lots of elevation gain on this segment until you reach the Mt Lemmon Trail junction. The trail runs through a burn area, so it's necessary to keep on the lookout for cairns.

After hitting Romero Pass and starting the descent to the canyon, I was very happy to see there were cairns at the canyons multiple stream crossings. The last time I was there, it was after the very heavy late monsoon rains in September/ October 2014,that had washed out the trails and it really slowed passage through this segment.

Upon arrival to the cars we were delighted to see,and hear an acoustic Blues performance :app: in the Park. Nice way to punctuate a memorable day.
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate

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

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Feb 28 2015
fricknaley
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45 male
 Joined Jun 20 2003
 Tucson, AZ
Move Across 2 Ranges, AZ 
Move Across 2 Ranges, AZ
 
Run/Jog avatar Feb 28 2015
fricknaley
Run/Jog21.00 Miles 3,513 AEG
Run/Jog21.00 Miles   4 Hrs   30 Mns   4.67 mph
3,513 ft AEG7 LBS Pack
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1st trip
my buddy Eli wanted to do this so we signed up and decided to try and run as much as we could.

fun event with a nice turn out. weather was ideal for a big effort. felt pretty good most of the day especially so on the first leg in the tortolitas

saw a big angry mojave rattler on the sutherland. second big angry rattler of the season already :scared:
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Feb 11 2015
Mountain_Rat
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57 male
 Joined Jul 14 2011
 Tucson, AZ
Sutherland - Romero LoopTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 11 2015
Mountain_Rat
Hiking22.08 Miles 6,886 AEG
Hiking22.08 Miles   12 Hrs   47 Mns   1.95 mph
6,886 ft AEG   1 Hour   28 Mns Break25 LBS Pack
 
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I did this run a couple of years ago heading up Romero. As I descended the switchbacks on the Sutherland, I thought to myself that it would be much more a challenge in reverse. Well, yesterday I did it in reverse and it certainly was more challenging. I warmed up on the Finger Rock the day before, and was well prepared, though I was unable to track down my head lamp. A stop off at Wally World for a new head lamp set me back about 20 minutes and the subsequent attempts to make up for that time cost me another 25 and an extra mile, as I drifted up the Canyon Loop trail by accident :/ Anywho, I arrived at my predetermined break spot at the base of the ridge behind the clock, so I took a quick 3 or 4 minutes before charging on. The next 4 miles are all uphill, the first 2 of which are just brutal. This is where I just put my head down and went. I made the peak at the Mt Lemmon #5 at a pathetic 2:00pm and took 30 before making the mad dash home. As I passed through Romero Canyon on the way down, I came across the site and effects of 2 massive landslides from top to bottom of canyon, between the 2, upper campsites. I was amazed to see beaches in places where there were previously boulder fields. I would guess that the old trail, in places lies 4 to 6 feet below the new level. As I crossed at the Romero Pools, I dawned the head lamp and went on auto pilot. I arrived back at the car, realizing that I had not laid eyes on a single human since I left turned into the CSP gates about 13 hours erlier. That held true until I pulled out of the gate. :D On a side note, my track has been cleaned up to match the yet to be posted, route description.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Cargodera Canyon Medium flow Medium flow
As good as I've seen in years.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Cargodera Spring Gallon + per minute Gallon + per minute
As good as I've seen in years.

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As good as I've seen in years.

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As good as I've seen in years.
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Feb 06 2015
azdesertfather
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47 male
 Joined Apr 30 2008
 Tucson, AZ
Sutherland Trail #6Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 06 2015
azdesertfather
Hiking6.68 Miles 796 AEG
Hiking6.68 Miles   1 Hour   42 Mns   3.93 mph
796 ft AEG
 
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Did the Sutherland Loop from Catalina SP.

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Jan 23 2015
azdesertfather
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47 male
 Joined Apr 30 2008
 Tucson, AZ
50 Year - Baby Jesus LoopTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 23 2015
azdesertfather
Hiking21.21 Miles 2,443 AEG
Hiking21.21 Miles   5 Hrs   58 Mns   3.62 mph
2,443 ft AEG      6 Mns Break
 
Enjoying some familiar desert this morning, getting some miles. Nice nippy start just above the freezing mark when I started at 7:45, out by 1:45. Brought a green Gatorade bottle, opened it up and took a swig and about barfed, the nastiest tasting liquid I've ever drunk. I looked down at it to see what it was...LIME-CUCUMBER :o :yuck: :sk: I could NOT drink it. Even burping the rest of the day grossed me out, tasting that again.

Did the Bridle from Catalina SP to 50 Year going clockwise, did most of the upper 50 Year and then back around to the Baby Jesus, Sutherland and back out.

Pretty decent water flow in the washes, Catalinas snow is definitely starting to melt.

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Jan 15 2015
Mountain_Rat
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57 male
 Joined Jul 14 2011
 Tucson, AZ
Sutherland Trail #6Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 15 2015
Mountain_Rat
Hiking15.34 Miles 4,251 AEG
Hiking15.34 Miles   8 Hrs   20 Mns   2.15 mph
4,251 ft AEG   1 Hour   12 Mns Break30 LBS Pack
 
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I geared up last night to do a clockwise Sutherland / Romero loop. As the the morning played out, I was about 2-1/2 or 3 hrs behind. Already packed and prepared for anything, I just headed out with high hopes. I probably could have sped things up enough if I had left my survival kit, spare socks and spare bladder behind, but I didn't want to do that today as I hadn't filed a plan with anyone and there is a good mile or so up there that's heavily wooded and has no sign of trail. I made the best of it falling quite short of my goal, but having a great, pretty full day on the trail. Outside of the first 1/8 mi of the TH, I saw no human in 8-1/2 hrs. :)

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Cargodera Canyon Pools to trickle Pools to trickle
Depending on where, there was a good amount flowing. Some places were just wet sand
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Oct 05 2014
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 Arizona
Mount Lemmon Trail #5Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 05 2014
wha
Hiking5.54 Miles 1,376 AEG
Hiking5.54 Miles   3 Hrs   58 Mns   1.89 mph
1,376 ft AEG   1 Hour   2 Mns Break
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1st trip
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May 31 2014
azdesertfather
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47 male
 Joined Apr 30 2008
 Tucson, AZ
Sutherland Loop, AZ 
Sutherland Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar May 31 2014
azdesertfather
Hiking8.09 Miles 810 AEG
Hiking8.09 Miles   2 Hrs   12 Mns   3.73 mph
810 ft AEG      2 Mns Break
 
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Decided to try out a track write lots posted a little over a year ago, that took in part of the Sutherland, part of 50 Year, and a few others. Parked at the trailhead at the end of Golder Ranch Road and headed south to a north entrance into Catalina SP. Followed FR643 through the Sutherland Gate and onto the Sutherland, heading toward the Sutherland TH in the park. Turned off before I got there toward the west and north, and onto the 50 Year, then headed back.
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May 28 2014
Mountain_Rat
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57 male
 Joined Jul 14 2011
 Tucson, AZ
Samaniego PeakTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar May 28 2014
Mountain_Rat
Hiking12.64 Miles 2,000 AEG
Hiking12.64 Miles   9 Hrs      1.58 mph
2,000 ft AEG   1 Hour    Break16 LBS Pack
 
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Warning, delayed posting

I spent the night in Spencer canyon, sleeping in a bit the next morning. By 7:30, I was on the trail with temps in the mid 50s and spotty clouds. I've wanted to do this one for several years, but could not justify 4 hours of driving for 6 hours of hiking. This week I would spent a couple of nights on the mountain, so this was the op.

I started off at a blazing pace, but with a tweak in the back, so the plan was to average about 1.5 mph with a decent break/s. On my way down the Mt Lemmon #5, I ran into turkey :0 At least 4, at most 7. They had no fear of me at all. From there on to Shovel Spring all I saw were Abert's squirrels and, oddly, I think, I saw some gold fish in one of the springs on the #5 (NO ALCOHOL INVOLVED!!!). I got to Shovel Spring( which I found NO trace of ) and encountered 3ish whitetailed deer. I heard a lot of them, but only saw 3 tails.

As I reached Walnut Spring, my back was feeling fine and I just had to scuffle the 1/2 mile to the peak :) Somebody put great effort into carving a path to the peak, though it's starting to be reclaimed. Though I managed to loose most of my tracks for the day, I was able to salvage the segment from the peak back down to Walnut Spring. It's posted, and would be quite helpful if you plan to hit the summit.

I located the register ( a 3" ABS tube with dry fitted ends), but upon opening it was taken breathless by a thriving mold inside. I left it to aire out whilst taking in the views, but upon later inspection decided to have no further contact with is decaying contents.

With peak in bag, I headed back. Usually, this is where I start the cruise home ( yea, usually down hill not up ), but it was getting hotter and I was gaining a bunch of elevation. Within the first mile of my return, my back was barkin' so bad that I dumped my last liter of water, cached my basic survival stuff and bino's ( 3 or 4 lbs means A LOT right now), put my head down and trudged on. The GeePuS died just where the 5 and the 5A meet, from there, I think I slept the remaining stretch to the parking lot. Reaching the 'Exploder', I now had access to water, gatorade, back brace, etc...

Now the adventure is done. I have a nice little cocktail lounge, kitchen, DVD player ( Trailer Park Boys, season 5 tonight) and a 7' x 9', nylon bedroom all to myself. SUCCESS!..
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Wild Turkey
Named place
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Mule Ears Walnut Spring
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Apr 30 2014
Mountain_Rat
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57 male
 Joined Jul 14 2011
 Tucson, AZ
Sutherland Trail #6Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 30 2014
Mountain_Rat
Hiking20.40 Miles 7,000 AEG
Hiking20.40 Miles   12 Hrs   7 Mns   1.73 mph
7,000 ft AEG      20 Mns Break16 LBS Pack
 
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I'm still not sure if I was legal in doing so, but I took the original Sutherland Trail. This was an active jeep trail as little as 25 years ago, so it really wasn't too tough to track. In fact; this old 2 track is by far easier to discern than its successor, it's about a mile shorter (1 way) and it's a much more gradual ascent (The Switchbacks! The Switchbacks! No more Switchbacks!). My GeePuS is not on this continent or I would have a track. I will log this a my earliest convenience and upload. Again, today, nothing more to report. Tomorrow is a big day though. Tomorrow, all Pusch Ridge off-trail is back on the menu. I'm starting with Buster Loop, then moving to Pusch Peak. Saddly, from there, it's back to work :(
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