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Jun 07 2012
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 Tucson, AZ
Mount Lemmon / Lemmon Rock LoopTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 07 2012
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Hiking9.30 Miles 2,100 AEG
Hiking9.30 Miles   8 Hrs   30 Mns   1.09 mph
2,100 ft AEG
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We hiked this route in reverse of the way described here. You can go either way, but to us it's easier this way since you climb back up over a longer route on the Mt Lemmon Trail instead of up the very steep Lemmon Rock Trail. We stopped by the Lemmon Rock Fire Lookout to say hi to Ranger Dave and his dog Gus before heading down the Lemmon Rock Trail which we found to be in very poor condition. There were numerous downed trees across the trail that required climbing over or going around on rough bypasses. Only a few were high enough to go under. One of our hikers wound up with two tears in her hiking shorts and plenty of soot. There was water in the crossings and nice shade along parts of the trail. Although it was 68 degrees when we started, it rapidly got quite warm in the sun. I took an umbrella and tried hiking with one for the first time. It worked great, and I felt a lot cooler in the sun that I did without it. So overall it was a nice day, but still hot in the sun. We hadn't hiked in a few weeks, and this trail kicked our tails. As an aside, my GPS showed the route at 9.3 instead of the 8.6 miles--not sure why. See my photoset of this lovely area.
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Sep 23 2011
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 Tucson, AZ
Phoneline Trail #27Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 23 2011
Red Rover
Hiking10.00 Miles 600 AEG
Hiking10.00 Miles   4 Hrs      2.50 mph
600 ft AEG
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Mountain lion! I arrived in Tucson shortly before the mountain lion scare that closed Sabino Canyon in 2004. I started hiking there when it reopened and gradually went on to hike many areas around the state and West. While on my first hikes in Sabino I was constantly looking up onto the ledges to see if there was a mountain lion lurking and ready to pounce. This morning at 7:45 I saw one for the first time! This young lion was calmly walking the Phone Line Trail into the canyon near the Rattlesnake Creek bridge below us on the road. The lion was about 50 yards directly across from us but the trail curves into the side of Blackett's Ridge where we were, so it was about 75 yards by trail. What an awesome sight! The lion soon stopped and looked back at the three of us and a couple who came up behind us. After deciding we weren't interesting, it went on around a curve in the trail where we could no longer see. After calling to report the sighting, we went on. We never saw it again, but later ran into a Ranger who said it had also been sighted coming down the Blackett's Ridge Trail that morning. So there really are mountain lions in Sabino Canyon! Pay attention. P.S. We had just stopped to watch a 7-8" desert tortoise just before we saw the lion. Great morning for wildlife.
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Feb 25 2009
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 Tucson, AZ
Bug Springs TrailTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 25 2009
Red Rover
Hiking9.30 Miles 1,969 AEG
Hiking9.30 Miles
1,969 ft AEG
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We did a car shuttle and started at the top of the Bug Springs Trail. The first part of the trail was still snowy in spots and quite slick on the trail where the snow had melted and refrozen. I wouldn't want to do it going downhill. We were soon out of the snow and enjoyed a beautiful day with great views of the Mt Lemmon Highway, Blackett's Ridge and Thimble Peak from a different direction. At the crest of the hill (kept saying we were going downhill, but it sure went up a lot) we enjoyed a mini "Heart of Rocks" area with great views as well as rock formations along the trail. This was a great trail and one we'll do again. It would be too hot as weather warms since there is little to no shade on the low end.
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May 21 2006
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 Tucson, AZ
Old Baldy - Super Trail LoopTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar May 21 2006
Red Rover
Hiking13.00 Miles 4,050 AEG
Hiking13.00 Miles
4,050 ft AEG
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My first return to Mt Wrightson after the fires of summer 2005. We hiked up the Super Trail and down Old Baldy in order to see the damage. Going up the Super Trail was still pretty to Josephine Saddle. There are a few "singed" places, but fire damage wasn't as noticeable. The trail was shady since we started at 6:30, but trees also provided a lot of shade. The day was breezy, partly cloudy and not too hot, so the weather made it very pleasant. After Josephine Saddle the trail rapidly took on a different look. The south side of Mt Wrightston is a charred, barren land in most of the area you hike in and see. A trail that was once a beautiful, sometimes shady hike overlooking scenery miles into Mexico, is now like being is a war movie. Some areas showed regrowth at the bottoms of the trees and shrubs, others show no signs of life. The Old Baldy Saddle didn't look too much different, but as you started up the summit trail, the woods were burned and provided no shade. The return via Old Baldy was better, but burn damage is still very evident. Here the fire seems to have burned through quickly, leaving the tops of the tree still alive. You still have the feeling of being in woods despite the burn damage. If I hike this area again, I won't take the Super Trail after Josephine Saddle--it's too depressing and will be for a very long time.
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Mar 10 2006
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 Tucson, AZ
Aravaipa CanyonGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 10 2006
Red Rover
Hiking6.00 Miles 200 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles   6 Hrs      1.00 mph
200 ft AEG
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Joined a group of 16 from Pima Community College and hiked into Aravaipa Canyon from the West entrance. The East entrance is closed since the land owner there won't allow access to the Canyon. It was a cool, blustery day that eventually turned to misty rain--so not the best day to hike in water, but still a great experience. We didn't make much time since we had some slow members in the group. It was my first experience to hike in and out of a creek, and it wasn't as bad as I feared. The cold water was a shock the first time, but after that, your feet got used to being wet. However, just about the time your body heat warmed your wet boots, it was back into the water to cross again. Water was calf deep at the deepest places we crossed. As mentioned in the trail description, you can't hike this route without getting wet. We crossed the creek about 6-7 times going in, and of course, the same coming out. The Canyon is over 12 miles from one side to another, so most day hikes are in and out. You can add 1.1 miles to the distance you hike in the Canyon since it's that far to the West Boundary from the parking area. It's still pretty until you reach the boundary and you cross water right away. We visited the side canyon, Hells Half Acre, which was beautiful. I hope to go back on a warmer day to better enjoy the beauty of the area.
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Jun 10 2005
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 Tucson, AZ
Butterfly Trail #16 - CatalinaTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 10 2005
Red Rover
Hiking6.50 Miles 1,800 AEG
Hiking6.50 Miles   6 Hrs      1.08 mph
1,800 ft AEG
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We started at the Butterfly trailhead off Catalina Highway where there is ample parking and a restroom. We decided to hike to the Davis Spring Trail junction and return since we had to be back early and didn't have 2 cars to do a shuttle. The trail quickly starts down from about 8000 feet and goes up and down a couple of times to around 6300 feet at the lowest. We passed a beautiful small creek with small water falls along the way and explored the area. Water was clear and vegetation almost tropical. There's a lot of shade on the trail despite the burned trees overhead in many places. Growth is bright green this time of year, with lots of ferns (see pictures)and some wildflowers. We heard and saw more birds on this trail than any of the hikes I've taken lately. We were delighted to see several pairs of Western Tanagers--yellow body, red head, and black and white wings. We enjoyed a beautiful view to the east at the Davis Spring Trail junction where we had an early lunch. Nice hike for a hot summer day in the desert.
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Jun 03 2005
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 Tucson, AZ
Wilderness of Rocks Trail #44Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 03 2005
Red Rover
Hiking8.50 Miles 1,645 AEG
Hiking8.50 Miles
1,645 ft AEG
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We started our hike at the Mt Lemmon trailhead and set off down Lemmon Rock Lookout Trail. It was cool and in the upper 50s or lower 60s, but we soon warmed up. We took a side trip to the fire lookout shack and had a spectacular view. We talked with the lookout for several minutes and learned he had been doing the summer job for 15 seasons! It takes a special person to live in an approximately 10' X 10' room with a radio and phone--but with a great view. We continued down the trail, crossing Lemmon Creek several times. It was running and very pleasant, although fire damage will be along Mt Lemmon trails for many years. At the 2.4 mile point we linked up with Wilderness of Rocks Trail. It was a first trip for all of us, and we found some of the formations to rival the Chiracahuas. At the intersection with the Lemmon/Arizona Trail, we turned back toward the starting point. We had started out at 9000 feet and dropped to 7200 according to the altimeter on my watch and traveled 4.7 miles. We now started to climb, climb, climb. There is a lot of shade along this loop, even though you pass through some badly burned areas. We did see huge aspen trees that had survived the 2003 fire--and many new ones in places that had once been aspen stands. Pine and other trees survived in some areas and ferns, wildflowers, and other low growth were a welcome sight below the burned trees. We had lunch along the way on a beautiful rock outcropping providing a view of Picacho Peak in the distance. Mt Lemmon is recovering from the fire, and cool temperatures make it worthy of a trip during the hot summer months in the desert.
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May 25 2005
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 Joined Aug 20 2004
 Tucson, AZ
Aspen / Marshall LoopTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar May 25 2005
Red Rover
Hiking3.70 Miles 600 AEG
Hiking3.70 Miles
600 ft AEG
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We started out at Sunset Trail (off Catalina Hwy), passed through Marshall Gulch picnic area, where we then traveled Aspen Trail to Marshall Gulch Trail for the return to the picnic area. We had another person along who moved the car and didn't do the hike with us. It made for a little over 5 miles. The weather was beautiful, but warm in the sun. Green growth is everywhere and parts of the Marshall Gulch Trail are amazing. (See pictures.) In other parts of the trails you can still smell burnt wood. The Aspen Trail had hundreds of small aspen about 4-5 feet tall. One day this will again be an Aspen Trail. Ferns cover other parts of the burned forest floor and wild flowers are still in bloom--Indian paintbrush, lupine, thistle, and a small yellow flower. Although fire damage is evident, there's still plenty of shade and parts of this loop are beautiful.
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May 18 2005
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 Tucson, AZ
Old Baldy Trail #372 to Wrightson SummitTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar May 18 2005
Red Rover
Hiking10.80 Miles 4,050 AEG
Hiking10.80 Miles
4,050 ft AEG
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We had perfect weather for an exciting hike up the Super Trail and back down Old Baldy. We did this hike in October 04 and ran out of time to get to the summit, stopping at the saddle. This time we made sure we got to the top--and it was worth it! We spent a long time on top talking to a local who grew up hiking the Santa Ritas. On the trip down we grew quiet. As we completed the last few miles, the leader of our foursome, stopped and quietly gestured below us about 15 yards. It was a black bear. The bear stopped looking for food, turned towards us and then started up the hill! We took took off at a fast walk, talking loudly so the bear would realize we were people. Since I was last in line, I was constantly looking back to see if the bear was following. We rounded several turns, and I never saw him again. I don't know if he continued up to the trail or not, but it was as close an encounter as I want! After we reached the car, we were glad to have seen it, but at the time, it was a little unnerving. We had seen lots of bear scat on the trail when we hiked Mt Wrightson in the fall, but this time we had seen none. It made for an exciting and memorable hike!
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Apr 27 2005
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 Tucson, AZ
Seven Falls - Sabino Canyon Recreation AreaTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 27 2005
Red Rover
Hiking7.60 Miles 700 AEG
Hiking7.60 Miles   4 Hrs   20 Mns   1.75 mph
700 ft AEG
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This was my second hike to Seven Falls, and it was much better than the first one in June 04 because of water along the route and at the falls. Four of us made the hike from the Sabino Canyon Visitor Center, and we saw only a handful of people the whole time after we got on the trail. As we hiked along the creek it provided the beautiful sound of running water over rock. We met 2 women coming back and invited them to follow us to the falls. They had turned around after losing the trail. They were so delighted they were able to see the falls because the water was flowing all the way down. The 8-9 water crossings of Bear Creek were easy to navigate with boulders in the right place to step across without getting into the water--but you do have to watch for the trail on the other side! It was beginning to warm up as we returned to the parking lot about noon. The vegetation in the canyon keeps the air still and somewhat humid, but it makes a nice change from an arid desert hike. A great,and not difficult, hike!
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Apr 22 2005
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 Tucson, AZ
Chiricahua ShuttleTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 22 2005
Red Rover
Hiking9.80 Miles 1,600 AEG
Hiking9.80 Miles
1,600 ft AEG
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We hiked a loop from Massai Point south and east on Ed Riggs Trail, Mushroom Rock Trail, Sarah Deming Trail, around the Heart of Rocks Loop, and on down Sarah Deming Trail to Upper Rhyolite Canyon Trail. We then took Hailstone Trail due east and climbed back up Ed Riggs Trail to Massai Point. We took about 5 1/2 hours since it was a first visit for my sister. We had a picnic in the Heart of Rocks over looking the north view. Weather was perfect--but stillness in the bottom of the canyons was also good for small black gnats that you had to continually swat away from your face. A light breeze at higher elevations kept them away. This area is fabulous with scenery that can't be found anywhere else. It's definitely worth a trip even though it's out of the way. As noted elsewhere, even a drive through the park allows a visitor to see the unusual hoodoos and spectacular scenery.
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Apr 18 2005
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White House Ruin Trail - Canyon de ChellyNortheast, AZ
Northeast, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 18 2005
Red Rover
Hiking2.50 Miles 500 AEG
Hiking2.50 Miles
500 ft AEG
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We had plans to take a jeep trip down the Canyon and were disappointed when we arrived to learn that no trips could be made due to high water in the Canyon. We decided to hike this trail instead, and we were really glad. We had time to savor the Canyon and study the beautiful red Canyon walls. The weather was beautiful so the hike down and back was pleasant. It's not difficult, but is steep in places. We couldn't get very close to the ruins which have been fenced off at a distance. We saw an old Navaho woman in the Canyon who seemed to live in a hogan with sheep nearby. It made the trip seems more like a trip back in time.
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Apr 16 2005
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 Tucson, AZ
Bright Angel TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 16 2005
Red Rover
Hiking10.00 Miles 4,320 AEG
Hiking10.00 Miles   9 Hrs      1.11 mph
4,320 ft AEG
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Took this trail up from Phantom Ranch after hiking down the South Kaibab the day before. If you're in shape this is not that bad. We took lots of stops for pictures and to enjoy the scenery. It's not easy, but it's doable. See my post on South Kaibab for more detail.
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Apr 15 2005
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 Tucson, AZ
South Kaibab TrailNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 15 2005
Red Rover
Hiking7.00 Miles 4,595 AEG
Hiking7.00 Miles   7 Hrs      1.00 mph
4,595 ft AEG
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A friend (60), my sister ( 58 ), and I hiked the Grand Canyon for the first time to celebrate my 60th birthday. We left from South Kaibab, spent the night at Phantom Ranch and hiked out via Bright Angel Trail the next day. We were lucky to get reservations at Phantom Ranch with a few month's notice. The weather was absolutely perfect--60s at the rim and 80s in the Canyon. My friend and I had trained with hikes around Tucson 2-3 times a week. My sister, who lives in the Houston area, could only walk with a backpack to prepare since her area is flat. None of us had any problems--no sore toes, no blisters, no injuries and no real soreness after the hike. We did see a young college-age woman who either badly sprained or broke her ankle about 1/3 of the way down the trail. She had insisted on carrying the camping backpack she and her boyfriend were going to use. One wrong step and the trip became a helicopter rescue since she couldn't go on. We talked to the boyfriend's mother and her friend who continued the hike after the helicopter took the young woman out. The boy had to carry out the camping backpack and his girlfriend's day pack since the chopper would only take the patient. We did learn that the chopper was "no charge" since she was a bonafide rescue. (Everything I'd read said it would cost about $3000 for a helicopter.)

We took our time and studied the view, took lots of pictures (255) and talked to people along the trail. We had a great hike and are working on a spectacular hike for my sister's 60th now.
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Mar 18 2005
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 Tucson, AZ
Sunset Vista Trail - Picacho PeakTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 18 2005
Red Rover
Hiking6.20 Miles 1,985 AEG
Hiking6.20 Miles
1,985 ft AEG
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If I had realized what the top of the trail to Picacho Peak was like I might not have hike/climbed this peak. Actually, I'm glad I did it, but I don't need to do it again. Sunset Trail was really pretty with lots of wild flowers and lush greenery for the first part. It was nice not to hear the traffic that you'd hear on the Hunter Trail next to the interstate. The last 1/2 mile of the trail began to climb until we reached an almost straight up rock with cables set into the rock to use like a ladder--except you had to find your own toe holds in the rock. From there on the trail was more a climb than a hike. It was quite a challenge and would be very difficult without gloves. I had been warned I'd need gloves, but I didn't realize exactly what the cables would be like. I took heavy leather work gloves which were hard to use going up because it was difficult to grip as tight as I wanted to with them. They were nice coming down since I could let my hands slide down the cables without fear of snags or burns. We climbed through at least 4-5 areas that required the use of cables. Some were so tight that I could barely get between the cable and the rock. Larger people usually went outside of the cable--a bit scary. One part of the climb required walking a board with no real footing on the rock--just a board wedged between cables, wire mesh and the rock. We spotted 1989 scratched on the board and hoped it wasn't rotten. I snagged my pack on the cables at least once and had to back up and start again to get up. The top of Picacho provided 360 degree views and pesky squirrels that had obviously been given handouts and were quite brazen. One walked under my legs and put his front feet on me seeking a bite as I ate lunch. We started down at the same time as a family of 4. I finally asked the young daughter how old she was--7 years old. The boy was about 9. Dad was helping her, but the boy did it by himself. It was hard to imagine them finding footing since I had trouble sometimes! They were real troopers! Going down the cables wasn't as bad as I feared and was actually easier than going up. I'm glad to say I did it--once.
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Nov 11 2004
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 Tucson, AZ
Pontatoc Ridge Trail #411Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 11 2004
Red Rover
Hiking5.20 Miles 2,000 AEG
Hiking5.20 Miles   4 Hrs   23 Mns   1.19 mph
2,000 ft AEG
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Five of us hiked Pontatoc Ridge on a perfect November day--cool at first, but rapidly became shorts and short sleeve weather. We stopped to photograph and enjoy the views and had a snack on the saddle at that looks down Swan Road (see photo). The trail is rough and rocky and required watching for cairns to follow the right direction. Coming down we missed a turn which didn't seem right since it sent us back the direction we'd come. Fortunately we realized it right away and saw a small stack of rocks (along with GPS info one member was studying) to get us back on track. It's a great little hike with panoramic views of Tucson.
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Oct 11 2004
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 Tucson, AZ
Old Baldy - Super Trail LoopTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 11 2004
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Hiking11.50 Miles 4,050 AEG
Hiking11.50 Miles   6 Hrs   30 Mns   1.77 mph
4,050 ft AEG
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Two companions and I hiked to the Old Baldy Saddle on Columbus Day where we had lunch before return. We didn't have time to go to the summit since both had to be back in Tucson early. The weather was perfect--sunny, breezy, cool but not chilly. We hiked the Super Trail up to the Saddle and the Old Baldy Trail down. We took our time and looked at the beautiful panoramas from the Super Trail (a much prettier trail in my opinion). The aspen have started turning so you could see stands of yellow trees mixed in with the green. Yellow leaves also sprinkled the trail in places. I wish I had my camera!

The Super Trail has been recently cleared--there's lots of evidence of trimmed trees, shrubs and brush--which made it very easy to hike. Nonetheless, there are places of knee high grasses that made me glad I had on long pants. My companions in shorts said the grasses (which are getting dry) were scratchy. We saw A LOT of evidence of bear droppings on the trail, as well as other animals. We didn't see bear, but talked to two women who said they'd seen two bears early in the morning.

The Old Baldy Trail looks less "wilderness" than the Super Trail since there is pipe along parts of the train and evidence of man. Since the best views would be going up the Old Baldy (but very steep), coming down it was more like a way to get down than a pretty trail. It was a lovely day and a great hike! We'll do it again.
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Oct 08 2004
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 Tucson, AZ
Blacketts RidgeTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 08 2004
Red Rover
Hiking6.20 Miles 1,800 AEG
Hiking6.20 Miles   3 Hrs   40 Mns   1.69 mph
1,800 ft AEG
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A friend and I hiked Blackett's Ridge starting at 8am on a beautiful, sunny day (most are in Tucson). Although it was warm, it wasn't unbearably hot. The trail is in good shape, and the description and pictures above give a good idea of what to expect. It's an exposed trail with no shade or cover should there be weather, so make this trip on a fair day. We had early lunch on top--actually just back a little since wasps had decided the top was theirs for the day! The views are exceptional as the pictures show. Seeing into two canyons at once is a rare experience. This is a strenuous hike, with some steep spots, but well worth it! I'll do it again.
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