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Mar 05 2011
PhilipMueller
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 Guides 15
 Routes 5
 Photos 926
 Triplogs 53

43 male
 Joined Apr 15 2007
 Tucson, AZ
Holdout Creek Trail #69Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 05 2011
PhilipMueller
Hiking8.00 Miles
Hiking8.00 Miles   8 Hrs      1.00 mph
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Had a blast first driving the rugged roads through the Santa Teresa Mountains and enjoying tremendous views. From there, it was fun to explore on foot. Holdout is phenomenal. It is like Reef of Rock on steroids (Reef of Rock in the Catalinas). When you hit the trail from the tank, make sure you head E/NE, not S/SE. E/NE takes you to the wonderland; S/SE takes you down a relatively boring wash filled with cows.
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Jan 08 2011
PhilipMueller
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 Guides 15
 Routes 5
 Photos 926
 Triplogs 53

43 male
 Joined Apr 15 2007
 Tucson, AZ
Castle Dome Peak - KOFASouthwest, AZ
Southwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 08 2011
PhilipMueller
Hiking6.00 Miles 2,100 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles
2,100 ft AEG
 
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Wanted to do this one for quite some time. I'm so glad I did. It is one of the best low elevation desert scrambles around. The views from the top are outstanding! The color and contour of the Castle Domes is out of this world and the harsh surrounding ranges and desert are awesome. In the distance we could even see snow capped San Jacinto! The scramble up was a blast. We took the northern route. One in our group climbed up the shoot; the others of us scrambled up the wall about 5 yards before it. Good times.
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Dec 10 2009
PhilipMueller
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 Guides 15
 Routes 5
 Photos 926
 Triplogs 53

43 male
 Joined Apr 15 2007
 Tucson, AZ
Tumamoc HillTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 10 2009
PhilipMueller
Hiking3.10 Miles 730 AEG
Hiking3.10 Miles
730 ft AEG
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Did T-Hill, again, tonight. Good work out. Time to eat some cookies.
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Dec 08 2009
PhilipMueller
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 Guides 15
 Routes 5
 Photos 926
 Triplogs 53

43 male
 Joined Apr 15 2007
 Tucson, AZ
Aravaipa CanyonGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Canyoneering avatar Dec 08 2009
PhilipMueller
Canyoneering11.00 Miles 200 AEG
Canyoneering11.00 Miles1 Day         
200 ft AEG
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Did this E to W as a key exchange. FANTASTIC. Great group. TONS of wildlife: about 10 Coatimundis, 2 Blue Herons, 1/2 dozen deer, 1/2 dozen Javelinas. The gold of the Cottonwoods, Sycamores and Ash was a nice touch to a place that is already magnificent. What a treasure. How uniquely amAZing! Had dinner afterward at TTT truckstop off I-10: not bad. Got the news there that Arizona beat USC at home...just when I thought my day couldn't get any better!
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Dec 08 2009
PhilipMueller
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 Guides 15
 Routes 5
 Photos 926
 Triplogs 53

43 male
 Joined Apr 15 2007
 Tucson, AZ
Tumamoc HillTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 08 2009
PhilipMueller
Hiking3.10 Miles 730 AEG
Hiking3.10 Miles   1 Hour      3.10 mph
730 ft AEG
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Did this one tonight. Surprised to see that even though it was pitch black and COLD there were still quite a few people up there! More power to 'em! Stopped at La Salsa on the way home for a California burrito, takeout. Realized for the first time that they offer enchilada style. Noted.
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Nov 26 2009
PhilipMueller
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 Guides 15
 Routes 5
 Photos 926
 Triplogs 53

43 male
 Joined Apr 15 2007
 Tucson, AZ
Atascosa Lookout Trail #100Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 26 2009
PhilipMueller
Hiking5.00 Miles 1,730 AEG
Hiking5.00 Miles
1,730 ft AEG
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Did this one with my dad on Thanksgiving morning. Two other people up there with two dogs. GREAT views. Not a lot of cover, so definitely a winter hike. Neat shack up there. As my dad said, we walked in the footsteps of Edward Abbey!
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Nov 07 2009
PhilipMueller
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 Guides 15
 Routes 5
 Photos 926
 Triplogs 53

43 male
 Joined Apr 15 2007
 Tucson, AZ
Bassett PeakTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 07 2009
PhilipMueller
Hiking12.00 Miles 2,650 AEG
Hiking12.00 Miles   5 Hrs      2.40 mph
2,650 ft AEG
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This is a fantastic hike, especially this time of year with the stunning variety of fall color! This hike is really a 3 for 1. Phase I: The colorful canyon; Phase II: The stretch above the canyon that is reminiscent of Chiricahua National Monument; and Phase III: The final push to the peak that is sort of mix between Mt Wrightson/Pete Mountain and the western approach to Babo. Speaking of Babo, you could see it from the top, in addition to lots of other mountains: Rincons, Catalinas, Winchesters, Dos Cabezas, Wrightson, Whetstones, and more! Wonderful views up there. Just another amAZing day!
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Autumn Foliage Observation Substantial
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Oct 29 2009
PhilipMueller
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 Guides 15
 Routes 5
 Photos 926
 Triplogs 53

43 male
 Joined Apr 15 2007
 Tucson, AZ
Tumamoc HillTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 29 2009
PhilipMueller
Hiking3.10 Miles 730 AEG
Hiking3.10 Miles
730 ft AEG
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Did this one 1/2 way. It was all I could squeeze in. It was very cold.
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Oct 25 2009
PhilipMueller
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 Guides 15
 Routes 5
 Photos 926
 Triplogs 53

43 male
 Joined Apr 15 2007
 Tucson, AZ
Chiricahua ShuttleTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 25 2009
PhilipMueller
Hiking9.80 Miles 1,600 AEG
Hiking9.80 Miles
1,600 ft AEG
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I led a group of 10 hikers through the Monument. My first time there, out of the parking lot, anyway! I was "sick as a dog," but it was totally worth it. Very awesome place. My favorite part was a view I found by scrambling up some rocks in the Heart of Rocks Loop. I could look out over the valley of hoodoos and the canyon forest to the grasslands and Dos Cabezas in the distance. Could have sat there for hours. Another amAZing day!
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Oct 18 2009
PhilipMueller
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 Guides 15
 Routes 5
 Photos 926
 Triplogs 53

43 male
 Joined Apr 15 2007
 Tucson, AZ
Brown's PeakPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 18 2009
PhilipMueller
Hiking4.80 Miles 1,957 AEG
Hiking4.80 Miles   5 Hrs      0.96 mph
1,957 ft AEG
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FINALLY did this one on Sun. Hike itself only took about 2 hours, but we spent about 3 hours looking around at the fall color--lots of yellow oaks--and the phenomenal views from the top. FANTASTIC!
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Oct 10 2009
PhilipMueller
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 Guides 15
 Routes 5
 Photos 926
 Triplogs 53

43 male
 Joined Apr 15 2007
 Tucson, AZ
Pusch PeakTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 10 2009
PhilipMueller
Hiking3.90 Miles 2,676 AEG
Hiking3.90 Miles   5 Hrs      0.78 mph
2,676 ft AEG
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Decided to do this one at the last minute. Took the longer trail to the Pusch Peak trailhead (apx 1.5 mi v. .5 mi). Absolutely perfect weather and lovely views as always. Lots of folks on the trail! Good times.
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Sep 19 2009
PhilipMueller
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 Guides 15
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 Photos 926
 Triplogs 53

43 male
 Joined Apr 15 2007
 Tucson, AZ
Log Jam Pool, Sabino Canyon, AZ 
Log Jam Pool, Sabino Canyon, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Sep 19 2009
PhilipMueller
Hiking6.50 Miles 700 AEG
Hiking6.50 Miles
700 ft AEG
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Did this via Phoneline Trail. Very cool! Lots of fish, even some fairly big ones (up to about 1 ft in length). Bring some goggles. Saw a baby Sonoran Whip snake. Neat.
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Sep 12 2009
PhilipMueller
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 Guides 15
 Routes 5
 Photos 926
 Triplogs 53

43 male
 Joined Apr 15 2007
 Tucson, AZ
Bearpaw Rock & Pete Mountain LoopTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 12 2009
PhilipMueller
Hiking7.50 Miles 3,052 AEG
Hiking7.50 Miles   6 Hrs      1.25 mph
3,052 ft AEG
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Did this one on Sat. This is a neat, moderately difficult hike that ventures away from "mainstream" Santa Rita hikes (which are still awesome). The old register was destroyed, so we put a new one up there. It would be cool to camp on Pete Mountain--excellent views.
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate
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Sep 01 2009
PhilipMueller
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 Guides 15
 Routes 5
 Photos 926
 Triplogs 53

43 male
 Joined Apr 15 2007
 Tucson, AZ
Tumamoc HillTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 01 2009
PhilipMueller
Hiking3.10 Miles 730 AEG
Hiking3.10 Miles
730 ft AEG
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3 Tuesdays in a row! Woo-hoo! Felt a little sluggish, tonight. No clue why. Anyway, beautiful views, again. Also, we saw not 1, but 2 rattlesnakes just at the edge of the road! Cool!
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Aug 30 2009
PhilipMueller
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 Guides 15
 Routes 5
 Photos 926
 Triplogs 53

43 male
 Joined Apr 15 2007
 Tucson, AZ
Blacketts RidgeTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 30 2009
PhilipMueller
Hiking6.20 Miles 1,800 AEG
Hiking6.20 Miles   3 Hrs      2.07 mph
1,800 ft AEG
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Did this one this morning. Great workout!
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Aug 29 2009
PhilipMueller
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 Guides 15
 Routes 5
 Photos 926
 Triplogs 53

43 male
 Joined Apr 15 2007
 Tucson, AZ
Vault Mine - Josephine Saddle LoopTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 29 2009
PhilipMueller
Hiking6.10 Miles 1,600 AEG
Hiking6.10 Miles   3 Hrs      2.03 mph
1,600 ft AEG
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Went down Old Baldy, so this was a little shorter than the description. Just like last year--tough hike up Vault Mine! Nice thing is, it is piece of cake after that. Not as lush in this year of the Nonsoon. Saw a HUGE rattlesnake on the trail. Very cool.
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Aug 25 2009
PhilipMueller
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 Guides 15
 Routes 5
 Photos 926
 Triplogs 53

43 male
 Joined Apr 15 2007
 Tucson, AZ
Tumamoc HillTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 25 2009
PhilipMueller
Hiking3.10 Miles 730 AEG
Hiking3.10 Miles
730 ft AEG
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Did Tumacoc again at 7pm. Okay, I've done this 2 Tuesdays in a row, baby! Keep it up!
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Aug 18 2009
PhilipMueller
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 Guides 15
 Routes 5
 Photos 926
 Triplogs 53

43 male
 Joined Apr 15 2007
 Tucson, AZ
Tumamoc HillTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 18 2009
PhilipMueller
Hiking3.10 Miles 730 AEG
Hiking3.10 Miles   1 Hour      3.10 mph
730 ft AEG
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This one has been on the to do list since Jeff posted a description of it back in the day. Took long enough! Well, now I think I'll try to make this a routine workout hike. Need to figure out the details of the routine, but something will happen here. Anyway, the place was packed tonight when I went at 7 pm. It sort of reminded me of the Sabino Canyon atmosphere. Lots of people getting a good workout in a beautiful place. Yes, this is central Tucson's answer to Sabino Canyon as far as that stuff goes. Excellent, efficient workout with beautiful sunset, mountain, and city views. Pretty awesome. Thanks for bringing this to our attention, Jeff.
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Jun 21 2009
PhilipMueller
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 Guides 15
 Routes 5
 Photos 926
 Triplogs 53

43 male
 Joined Apr 15 2007
 Tucson, AZ
Ramsey Canyon TrailTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 21 2009
PhilipMueller
Hiking2.10 Miles 700 AEG
Hiking2.10 Miles
700 ft AEG
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Did this one w/ the immediate fam and mom, dad, sister, bro-in-law on Father's Day! AmAZing just like the last time. Spotted several deer. Frogs weren't out; nor did we see Humming Birds. Not much water this time. Lovely drive back to Tucson through AZ Wine Country. Stopped in Sonoita for grub. Good times.
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Mar 20 2009
PhilipMueller
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 Guides 15
 Routes 5
 Photos 926
 Triplogs 53

43 male
 Joined Apr 15 2007
 Tucson, AZ
The Window via VentanaTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 20 2009
PhilipMueller
Hiking12.80 Miles 4,000 AEG
Hiking12.80 Miles   9 Hrs      1.42 mph
4,000 ft AEG
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Did this one with my brother-in-law, Ted, on Friday. Very tough, relentless hike up. I got some nasty charley horses in my thighs. Anyone have any tips on dealing with those? I ate bananas all week, stayed hydrated, massaged the legs, elevated the legs--those were my tricks. If you have anything else to share, it would be much appreciated.
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Anyway, the weather was perfect as it was mostly overcast. There was a group called American Conservation Experience working on the trail. They told us they are a non-profit that is hired by the Forest Service to do trail maintenance. They camp up there for 8 days and work on the trails. Cool! They were doing a fantastic job!
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My brother-in-law is a landscaper/horticulturalist on the east coast, and he was absolutely thrilled with the change and variety of plants we came upon as we hiked higher. There was still quite a bit of water, and that was very pleasant, too. We liked this hike very much. (Like a dope, I left the camera in the car. Doah!).
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Just another amAZing day!
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate
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