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50 male
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 Tucson, AZ
Clark Peak Trail #301Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
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Mike_WTriplogs 177
Hiking2.04 Miles 435 AEG
Hiking2.04 Miles      59 Mns   2.07 mph
435 ft AEG
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Overall, the Clark peak trail was a very good one and easy to follow. The beginning the trail was tight with some thorny plants on both sides. It would be best to wear jeans on this hike. I also found some raspberries and New Mexico black berry within the first 1/2 mile of this hike. The trail descends for a while and reaches a low point. Then, it starts ascending. At a certain point you will need to get off the main trail and start bushwhacking to the top. There was a huge fallen tree blocking the trail and this was a good place to start heading to the top. The bushwhack wasn't too bad until the last 100 feet where it got thick and thorny. At the peak there was a lot of rusty metal pieces and cement. Something was constructed here in the past, but I'm not sure what. I looked around for a registry but didn't see one. There were some nice views off to the South, I believe.
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50 male
 Joined Dec 30 2005
 Tucson, AZ
Heliograph Peak LoopTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
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Mike_WTriplogs 177
Hiking5.05 Miles 1,121 AEG
Hiking5.05 Miles   2 Hrs   10 Mns   2.33 mph
1,121 ft AEG
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After hiking Mt Graham and Plain View peak, I decided I had time to hike Heliograph peak bundled with Eagle rock as a loop. Tim was here also but had a few hour head start. I saw him coming down the road to Heliograph peak just as I was starting the hike.

I saw a red squirrel on the road on my way up and was able to get photos and a video from far away. I heard a lot of nice bird singing from up in the trees. At the top, I saw a few log cabins aside from the radio towers. I also found and signed a registry which was close to one of the towers and probably at the high point. I followed the road over the peak and then found a cairn marking the trail heading down to the Shannon campground. It was a big misleading because the topo map showed the Arcadia trail crossing this trail going down. When I got to that intersection, I didn't see another trail. The trail I was on eventually did lead down to the Shannon campground and the sign at the bottom called it the Arcadia trail. I was told that the original trail was burned and parts were destroyed because of the fire.

At the Shannon campground, I saw a few deer from about 100 feet away. Right near the trailhead I met one of the park rangers and camping hosts, Joe, who was very helpful in letting me know the details of this trail. I ended up staying at the Shannon campground, since it was getting a bit late.

Total AEG for the 2 peak loop was 1,121 feet, according to my GPS device.
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50 male
 Joined Dec 30 2005
 Tucson, AZ
Mount Graham 10,720Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
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Mike_WTriplogs 177
Hiking10.50 Miles 1,659 AEG
Hiking10.50 Miles   3 Hrs   50 Mns   2.74 mph
1,659 ft AEG
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Decided to finally hike this one which has been in queue for years. My friend Tim decided to hike this on the same day but planned on leaving Tucson at 4 AM, which was too early for me. I also decided to drive separately to camp there for 2 nights and hike a bunch of other hikes & peaks. I passed Tim at the halfway point. He was going down and I was going up.

Although the peak was very nice, there were a lot of burned trees all over this mountain and many downed trees at the peak. On the way down I saw on bobcat cross the trail in front of me. About 1/8 mile from the bottom of the trail on the way down I saw a cub about 100 feet down below me, all by itself. I looked around for the mama bear but nowhere to be found. I was able to get some photos and a video. Once the cub saw me it took off down the canyon. It was my first time seeing a bear up close in the wild in Arizona! Exciting.

My GPS recorded a high point of 10,668. I signed the registry and was sure I had the correct location for the peak. I'm starting to wonder if my GPS device is recording the wrong elevation. Damn frustrating!

AEG was reported as 1659.
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50 male
 Joined Dec 30 2005
 Tucson, AZ
Plain View Peak 10370Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
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Mike_WTriplogs 177
Hiking0.75 Miles
Hiking0.75 Miles
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I hiked to this peak on the way down from Mt Graham. It involved a short but easy bushwhack from the Mt Graham road.

There were so many burned and downed trees on this peak, but it was still a beautiful place.
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50 male
 Joined Dec 30 2005
 Tucson, AZ
Eagle Rock, AZ 
Eagle Rock, AZ
 
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Mike_WTriplogs 177
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I hiked this high point in conjunction with Heliograph peak. The Arcadia trail was not where I thought it was. On the topo map there is a dashed line marked Arcadia trail and it didn't correspond to the trail I took down to the Shannon campground. I talked to the campsite host, Joe, who told me that the original trail had burned so much, it needed to be re-routed, which explained my findings.

It was a short 5 minute bushwhack from a section of the Arcadia trail to "Eagle rock". It was a long rock formation that stretched a few hundred feet. I checked at the high point and some other obvious spots and didn't see a registry of any kind, so I don't believe that one exists for this peak. From this point it was possible to see Heliograph peak looking up and many points looking down. There were some downed trees blocking the trail in some places but I don't remember it being terrible.
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Jul 03 2022
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 Joined Dec 30 2005
 Tucson, AZ
Mint Spring Trail #20Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
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Mike_WTriplogs 177
Hiking12.65 Miles 2,972 AEG
Hiking12.65 Miles   5 Hrs   24 Mns   2.34 mph
2,972 ft AEG
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Had a great hike with Brian and Jim across some of the best trails on Mt Lemmon. Temps were between 66 and 72 all day. Humidity was high. There was a lot of water flowing in various areas. We were able to refill our water in a few places along the hike. We had a great pre-4th BBQ afterwards of tri-tip, hot dogs, cole slaw and fresh squeezed orange juice. We're ready for Mt Whitney in a few days.

Stats are from Strava GPS route which contained 25,000 unique data points.
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Jul 01 2022
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50 male
 Joined Dec 30 2005
 Tucson, AZ
Squaw Tits - Isanaklesh Peaks, AZ 
Squaw Tits - Isanaklesh Peaks, AZ
 
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Mike_WTriplogs 177
Hiking4.22 Miles 1,277 AEG
Hiking4.22 Miles   2 Hrs   33 Mns   1.65 mph
1,277 ft AEG
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According to the topo map, this hike is also referred to as "Squaw perks"! (Nice name)

I planned on starting this hike earlier and was hoping for a cloudier/more overcast day but it didn't work out the way I planned. I decided to attempt to bag this hike on my drive back from Rocky Point despite the heat and clear skies. It took longer than I expected and it was hotter than I expected. I almost turned back because of the heat, but I was 90% of the way there. Glad I was able to finish this hike. The final bushwhack involved some rock climbing and I just went for it. On the way down, I found a slightly safer way, but there were some climbing areas that weren't so easy. Some of the rock was crumbling while climbing down. Be very careful to test the rocks for safety. I wonder how someone got a barrel up there on the peak. I did see evidence of border crossers as I found some pots/pans about halfway up the ridge under a tree. This would be a great winter hike. Felt like 100 degrees at times. Elevation was too low for July 1st. But, an overcast day would have made it better.
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50 male
 Joined Dec 30 2005
 Tucson, AZ
Four Springs Crest Roger, AZ 
Four Springs Crest Roger, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jun 24 2022
Mike_WTriplogs 177
Hiking16.77 Miles 5,252 AEG
Hiking16.77 Miles   10 Hrs   30 Mns   1.77 mph
5,252 ft AEG   1 Hour    Break
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Did this great loop with Brian and Jim. Starting from the Super trail, we missed the turn to get on the Pipeline trail to take us over to Armour spring. Instead we ended up doing a bushwhack and eventually hit some animal trails which took us up to the Four Springs trail. We took that to Armour spring and then Baldy Saddle. Brian and Jim hiked to the top of Wrightson, while I turned around at Baldy saddle and headed down to the bottom via Armour Spring, Roger's rock, and the Super trail for the final 1/4 mile. The temps were great at the highest elevations. It got a bit hot down below but it started raining near the bottom and that was quite refreshing!
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50 male
 Joined Dec 30 2005
 Tucson, AZ
Gorp Peak, AZ 
Gorp Peak, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jun 22 2022
Mike_WTriplogs 177
Hiking9.40 Miles 4,537 AEG
Hiking9.40 Miles   5 Hrs   31 Mns   1.70 mph
4,537 ft AEG
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The forecast showed a high of 96 and overcast, with a 46% chance of rain in the afternoon, which in Tucson means a 15% chance of rain. That's because the forecasters get it right only 1/3 of the time ;-). I set out to climb Gorp peak and my plan was to finish about 1 or 2 pm. The hike took longer than expected as the bushwhack was quite tedious and I also took longer breaks because of the humidity. I wished there would be some rainfall but it never happened. I believe there are 2 ways to summit Gorp. The first coming from Linda Vista saddle and bushwhacking up from there (long), and the 2nd way would be to take the Finger rock trail to the area where it's right along side the canyon, then wait for a saddle on your right, and hike to that. From the saddle you basically do a fish hook because the North side of Gorp is quite vertical. When I got to the peak, I noticed 3 rocky areas that were close in height. After exploring, it appeared that the Eastern most high point was the higher peak. There are great views up here of the entire city, Mt Kimball, and Little Kimball. I noticed there were several pencils and pens scattered around and I found a plastic jar without a lid about 4 feet away. The plastic jar looked like it was mangled with possible teeth marks. I bet some animal was involved in this mess, perhaps a packrat. I found some pages but there were no written entries, and the peak wasn't even listed there. So, on the first page, I added "Gorp peak, elevation 6,800 feet", and then wrote my name and some comments. I put the lidless jar upside down in a better place with some heavier rocks around it so hopefully it will not be disturbed until the next hiker finds it. All in all this was a good hike. It would have been nicer if the weather was cooler or if there was some rain. This hike is probably as difficult as Little Kimball, even though it's shorter than Little Kimball, only because the bushwhack is rather long.
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50 male
 Joined Dec 30 2005
 Tucson, AZ
Jeffords PeakTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
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Mike_WTriplogs 177
Hiking4.50 Miles 1,135 AEG
Hiking4.50 Miles
1,135 ft AEG
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Decided to hike to Jeffords peak and the Tortollita Benchmark in a single loop. From Catalina, AZ, I took Oracle to Edwin road and drove West about 5 miles. There was a windmill and a cattle area at this point, which is where I parked. I followed a road North and took a split off to the NW within the first few minutes. At a certain point, I needed to get off the road and head NW to Jeffords peak. I ended up following a canyon for a while, then had to bushwhack in the direction of the peak. The bushwhack was quite easy and there were only a few thorny areas to navigate around. The forecast was a high of 92 today with a 20% chance of rain. I was hoping it would rain as it would be quite refreshing. There were only a few drops on the drive in, and nothing more the entire time I was out there.
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 Tucson, AZ
Tortollitas peak 4651, AZ 
Tortollitas peak 4651, AZ
 
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Mike_WTriplogs 177
Hiking3.50 Miles 1,102 AEG
Hiking3.50 Miles
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Coming from Jeffords peak, I followed the ridgeline in a South/Southeast direction. When I got closer to what I believed was the Tortollitas Benchmark, I noticed a road way down below which meant these ridges didn't connect and I need to bushwhack all the way down to the road. When I hit the road, I hiked East until I ran into a wash that got me closer to the peak. The topo map referred to a 4x4 road leading partway up the mountain, but the road was very overgrown or abandoned years ago. I ended up hiking up to the 2 knobs in the middle to make the ascent easier. From the peak there were some nice views of Oro Valley, Marana and North Tucson. There was a registry at the peak, just a plastic jar, but it was in bad condition. The plastic was cracked in a few areas and the log had significant water damage. I was still able to sign one of the pages near the back. I placed more rocks over the jar, burying it better. On the way down I took the ridgeline heading Northwest and looped back around to the same ridge I took up and took that ridge down. Then eventually ended up in a canyon which was heading too far East. I found a cattle trail leading out of the canyon and took that to another huge canyon where I saw several cattle resting in the shade. Eventually, I saw the windmill which is near where I parked. It was a good day, not too hot, but I was hoping for a light rain.
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 Tucson, AZ
Old Baldy Trail #372 to Wrightson SummitTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
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Mike_WTriplogs 177
Hiking15.10 Miles 4,703 AEG
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4,703 ft AEG
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Did this hike to Wrightson Summit with Brian. Started around 7:30 am but took a break at Josephine saddle, Bellows spring and Baldy saddle. Had our lunch on top of the summit. On the way down we took the Crest trail down to Armour spring up to some unknown saddle and all the way down to Kent Spring, Sylvester Spring, the Pipeline trail and the Super trail. What a great loop. My GPS said 15.05 miles for the entire loop. AEG was about 4,700.
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 Tucson, AZ
Rice PeakTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
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Mike_WTriplogs 177
Hiking12.20 Miles 2,700 AEG
Hiking12.20 Miles   5 Hrs   53 Mns   2.07 mph
2,700 ft AEG
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Hiked to Rice peak from Oracle ridge trailhead with Brian and Jim. The high temp in Summerhaven today was supposed to be 81 or 82 but it felt much hotter at times on Oracle ridge. There wasn't a lot of tree cover the entire day. I finished an entire gallon of water with about a mile left in the hike, luckly it was after 6 pm when I ran out. On these very hot days when the hike is over 10 miles, I found that I need more than a gallon. As for the hike, it was all good trail and some roads. I thought there would be a small bushwhack in the end, but there was a road that went all the way up to Rice peak.

Total AEG with Marble peak and Rice peak was 2,700.
Total distance all day was 12.15 miles.
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 Tucson, AZ
Samaniego Peak (Sierritas), AZ 
Samaniego Peak (Sierritas), AZ
 
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Mike_WTriplogs 177
Hiking7.40 Miles 1,597 AEG
Hiking7.40 Miles   3 Hrs   8 Mns   2.36 mph
1,597 ft AEG
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This was a nice easy hike compared to Red Boy peak, in the same range, which we did a few days earlier. There's no bushwhack needed here. It was all road, some 4x4 road, and a nice trail with cairns at the end. There was a plane wreckage at the top which we didn't know about until we got up there. Upon researching it, we discovered what tragically happened there in 1975.

http://www.gvrhc.org/Library/SamaniegoPlaneCrash.pdf
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May 29 2022
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 Tucson, AZ
Red Boy Peak, AZ 
Red Boy Peak, AZ
 
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Mike_WTriplogs 177
Hiking10.32 Miles 3,087 AEG
Hiking10.32 Miles   4 Hrs   13 Mns   2.45 mph
3,087 ft AEG
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I did this hike with Brian W. Tim T. rode with us but he hiked Keystone peak this day. The road part of the hike was very pleasant. There was a lot of accumulated gain on this hike (3,087 feet), much more than Keystone peak, because the trail has long portions of ups and down. From the Southwest corner of my plot, we did a very steep bushwhack to get to the top. The peak was very pleasant with a nice oak tree and juniper pine to sit under. As for the bushwhack down, we got unlucky and hit an area with a ton of cats claw thorn, shin daggers, and prickly pear. Perhaps it was some of the worst ugliest bushwhack we've done in 12 years of hiking.

The Green Valley high temp was 94 today, but the temp when we were on the peak was about 77 degrees around 11:30 am and we stayed up there for roughly an hour. From the top, we were able to get nice views of Baboquivari, Kitt peak, Coyote peak, the nearby Mine to the East, Mt Wrightson, some of the high points in the Rincons, etc. Near the road we saw some deer and cattle.

*Sorry, I accidentally broke the glass jar containing the registry but replaced it with a zip lock bag (all that I had) and put a small rock in the bag for added weight and to make sure the registry would hopefully not get wet. We only found 1 sheet of paper with a handful of names from 2018, 2021, and 2 weeks ago from mid May 2022. I think from now on I will carry an empty jar or metal containers in my backpack. Yes, I carried out the broken glass...

WARNING: On our way down from Red Boy peak to the road, it was some of the worst ugliest bushwhack we've done in 12 years of hiking. Wear thick long pants if you go this way and be prepared to squeeze through area of thick cats claw thorn. You might even bring some branch cutters, a machete, or a flame thrower (joke). I made the mistake of wearing shorts on this hike and got scraped up pretty bad despite trying to be as careful as possible. Our route could not have been the best route. It probably would have been much better to follow the ridge line over to Keystone peak and follow the nice road down from there.
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May 25 2022
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Non Persondatory, AZ 
Non Persondatory, AZ
 
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Mike_WTriplogs 177
Hiking7.18 Miles 2,074 AEG
Hiking7.18 Miles   3 Hrs   33 Mns   2.02 mph
2,074 ft AEG
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I've only known about this peak for a few weeks. We hiked almost everything else in the Tucson mountains and needed a new early morning challenge. I plotted a route the other day which looked like there was a fairly good road/trail for 90% of the hike. Brian, Tim, and myself set out to attempt this hike. The road turned into a trail after seeing the foundation for a house. The trail got pretty faint quickly and turned into a steep bushwhack. After 3.3 miles total (over 90% of the hike), Tim decided to turn back because the climb was more than he expected. Brian and I finished the last 0.3 miles in another 20 minutes or so. There were 2 sections that involved some rock climbing which some hikers/non-climbers are not comfortable with. Since Brian and I had experience with a lot of Arizona bushwhacks and rock climbs, we plowed ahead and conquered this hike. We found some old log entries from the late 90s, took some photos from the top, and drank some water & had some snacks to prepare for the hot hike down. I believe the Tucson high temp was 97. On the way down we found a concrete dam in the canyon area and stopped to take a few photos.

Today's Temps:
10:00 am 86° Sunny
11:00 am 89° Sunny
12:00 pm 91° Sunny
1:00 pm 93° Sunny
2:00 pm 94° Sunny
3:00 pm 96° Sunny...

Trash found: an old torn up pinata, some balloons right near the start of the Ringtail trailhead. Whoever is having parties here needs to pick up their trash...
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May 22 2022
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Peak 8853, AZ 
Peak 8853, AZ
 
Hiking avatar May 22 2022
Mike_WTriplogs 177
Hiking13.47 Miles 5,109 AEG
Hiking13.47 Miles   6 Hrs   44 Mns   2.00 mph
5,109 ft AEG
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After knowing about this peak for several months now, I hiked it with Brian. This peak can also be done from Florida canyon, but we decided to start from Madera canyon where the elevation is higher and the weather is cooler. From Baldy saddle, we took the Crest trail going toward Florida saddle. This is a really nice trail and one of my favorites in this area. Before getting to Florida saddle and before the trail started heading down to the saddle, Peak 8853 appeared in front of us. I believe we were We started our bushwhack from this saddle and it didn't take us too long to summit. At the top, there were some bushes but not much shade. It was possible to see the Madera canyon parking lot looking South from this peak. We saw our friend Jim was the only one who signed the log about a month ago, and we were #2 and #3 to sign the log in 2022. From the top of this peak, we could see Mt Wrightson. There was a small bushwhack to get to the top from the saddle, but it was quite easy and enjoyable. We met Jim on the Crest trail after he summitted Mt Wrightson and went down together.
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Lizard RockTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
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Mike_WTriplogs 177
Hiking0.60 Miles 339 AEG
Hiking0.60 Miles      40 Mns   0.90 mph
339 ft AEG
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Solo hiked this one for the first time. Wasn't sure why they called it Lizard rock. It does look somewhat like a lizard when looking down at it from Palisades rock. I also saw many black lizards near the very end of it. Steep cliffs on this one. Stay away from the edge!
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 Tucson, AZ
Mount Lemmon / Barnum RockTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
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Mike_WTriplogs 177
Hiking2.10 Miles 616 AEG
Hiking2.10 Miles   1 Hour   3 Mns   2.00 mph
616 ft AEG
 
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Barnum Rock can also be for hikers since it's easy to get up there without ropes. I parked at the San Pedro Vista trailhead and hiked up the Incinerator ridge trail going completely around the backside of this rock. Then, I did the easy bushwhack up. There were some cairns and a faint trail in some areas. It was possible to see Rose Canyon lake from the top!
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Rocky Point Vacation Rentals
Ocean Front Condo in Rocky Point, Sonora, Mexico
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 Tucson, AZ
Butterfly PeakTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
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Mike_WTriplogs 177
Hiking2.94 Miles 601 AEG
Hiking2.94 Miles   1 Hour   24 Mns   2.99 mph
601 ft AEG      25 Mns Break
 
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I did a solo hike out to a peak I've never been to before. Also wrote a guide for this one because it's a very nice area, labelled on various topo maps but it wasn't mentioned on any websites anywhere. I saw a beautiful king snake near the point where the butterfly trail meets the ridge going to Butterfly peak. Then, I saw a few butterflies on the peak which must be appropriately named!
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[ checklist ]  San Pedro Valley
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Lupine, Thistle
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Michael Williams
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Rocky Point Vacation Rentals
Ocean Front Condo in Rocky Point, Sonora, Mexico
www.beachfrontmexico.info
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average hiking speed 2.09 mph
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