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168 triplogs

Aug 08 2014
Jeffshadows
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 Guides 28
 Routes 20
 Photos 672
 Triplogs 169

41 male
 Joined Jan 30 2008
 Old Pueblo
Pontatoc Canyon Trail #410Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 08 2014
Jeffshadows
Hiking5.40 Miles 2,240 AEG
Hiking5.40 Miles
2,240 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
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Wandered up canyon at the first major wash crossing rather than taking the trail. Found a cool tinaja back in there that was holding water even though the rest of the canyon seems bone dry. Lots of blooming cacti right now.
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Aug 01 2014
Jeffshadows
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 Guides 28
 Routes 20
 Photos 672
 Triplogs 169

41 male
 Joined Jan 30 2008
 Old Pueblo
Pima Canyon Trail #62Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 01 2014
Jeffshadows
Hiking9.60 Miles 3,265 AEG
Hiking9.60 Miles
3,265 ft AEG
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Brutally humid but dry as a bone until the 1st dam. Surprising since we got some rain this morning.
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Jun 13 2014
Jeffshadows
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 Guides 28
 Routes 20
 Photos 672
 Triplogs 169

41 male
 Joined Jan 30 2008
 Old Pueblo
Finger Rock Trail #42Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 13 2014
Jeffshadows
Hiking8.40 Miles 3,625 AEG
Hiking8.40 Miles
3,625 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
The canyon is extremely dry. Can't wait for the summer rains. Super windy up around Linda Vista.
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Jun 06 2014
Jeffshadows
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 Guides 28
 Routes 20
 Photos 672
 Triplogs 169

41 male
 Joined Jan 30 2008
 Old Pueblo
Cactus Forest Death March, AZ 
Cactus Forest Death March, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jun 06 2014
Jeffshadows
Hiking6.80 Miles 850 AEG
Hiking6.80 Miles
850 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
103F? No problem!
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May 23 2014
Jeffshadows
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 Guides 28
 Routes 20
 Photos 672
 Triplogs 169

41 male
 Joined Jan 30 2008
 Old Pueblo
Quantrell Mine TrailTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar May 23 2014
Jeffshadows
Hiking5.30 Miles 1,217 AEG
Hiking5.30 Miles
1,217 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
good times.
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May 16 2014
Jeffshadows
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 Guides 28
 Routes 20
 Photos 672
 Triplogs 169

41 male
 Joined Jan 30 2008
 Old Pueblo
Douglas Spring TrailTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar May 16 2014
Jeffshadows
Hiking5.40 Miles 1,120 AEG
Hiking5.40 Miles
1,120 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
One word: HOT. Bridal is dry as can be.
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May 09 2014
Jeffshadows
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 Guides 28
 Routes 20
 Photos 672
 Triplogs 169

41 male
 Joined Jan 30 2008
 Old Pueblo
Pontatoc Canyon Trail #410Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar May 09 2014
Jeffshadows
Hiking7.60 Miles 3,405 AEG
Hiking7.60 Miles
3,405 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
...same as it ever was!
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Apr 25 2014
Jeffshadows
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 Guides 28
 Routes 20
 Photos 672
 Triplogs 169

41 male
 Joined Jan 30 2008
 Old Pueblo
Pima Canyon Trail #62Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 25 2014
Jeffshadows
Hiking10.80 Miles 4,380 AEG
Hiking10.80 Miles
4,380 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Ah, scorching afternoon heat at last. Nice little wind toward the end. I do have to say, I'm looking forward to the monsoon rains washing through there because that first wash crossing smells like a port-o-john baking in the Baghdad sun. Part of today's trip was to re-GPS everything and fix the description...so, that'll be on it's way to you, Joe...
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Wildflowers Observation Isolated
Lots of blooming cacti but very sporadic wildflower action today
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Apr 11 2014
Jeffshadows
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 Guides 28
 Routes 20
 Photos 672
 Triplogs 169

41 male
 Joined Jan 30 2008
 Old Pueblo
Pontatoc Ridge Trail #411Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 11 2014
Jeffshadows
Hiking4.65 Miles 2,340 AEG
Hiking4.65 Miles
2,340 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Nice hike before work. It was even cold up at the mine with the cloud cover.
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Wildflowers Observation Isolated
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Apr 04 2014
Jeffshadows
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 Guides 28
 Routes 20
 Photos 672
 Triplogs 169

41 male
 Joined Jan 30 2008
 Old Pueblo
Pontatoc Canyon Trail #410Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 04 2014
Jeffshadows
Hiking7.60 Miles 3,405 AEG
Hiking7.60 Miles
3,405 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Still some water back in the tinaja
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Mar 07 2014
Jeffshadows
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 Guides 28
 Routes 20
 Photos 672
 Triplogs 169

41 male
 Joined Jan 30 2008
 Old Pueblo
Douglas Spring Trail to Douglas Spring CGTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 07 2014
Jeffshadows
Hiking12.60 Miles 1,916 AEG
Hiking12.60 Miles
1,916 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
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Great day out there. Forgot to post last week. The trail crew has been out so it's in great condition. They also did a lot of work on Carillo and rerouted it so check that out on your way back to the TH, lots of good wildflower action up that way. The falls were trickling.
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate
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Mar 03 2014
Jeffshadows
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 Guides 28
 Routes 20
 Photos 672
 Triplogs 169

41 male
 Joined Jan 30 2008
 Old Pueblo
Finger Rock Trail #42Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 03 2014
Jeffshadows
Hiking6.30 Miles 2,640 AEG
Hiking6.30 Miles
2,640 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Was headed to Pontatoc until I saw the wagon train of people dropping in there. That's one thing you gotta love about the Finger trailhead - options. Broke left and visited good ol' Linda Vista. One of these days I need to go hiking when I don't have a bunch of stuff to do afterward! The brittle bush are exploding all over the mountain right now.
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Wildflowers Observation Substantial
Brittle bush galore, some isolated poppies starting, lots of mallow and penstemon. Saw a few other smaller things I couldn't readily ID blooming, too...

dry Finger Rock Spring Dry Dry
For all practical intents, it was dry. You'd have to dig. The storm this weekend might have changed that, though.
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Feb 28 2014
Jeffshadows
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 Guides 28
 Routes 20
 Photos 672
 Triplogs 169

41 male
 Joined Jan 30 2008
 Old Pueblo
Random Hill over Prison Camp, AZ 
Random Hill over Prison Camp, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 28 2014
Jeffshadows
Hiking3.10 Miles 865 AEG
Hiking3.10 Miles
865 ft AEG
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1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
We followed some social trail up to a ridge overlooking the campground. Nice views, great sunset that night.
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Feb 21 2014
Jeffshadows
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 Guides 28
 Routes 20
 Photos 672
 Triplogs 169

41 male
 Joined Jan 30 2008
 Old Pueblo
Yetman TrailTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 21 2014
Jeffshadows
Hiking2.30 Miles 508 AEG
Hiking2.30 Miles
508 ft AEG
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Stone House is a great family hike.
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poppies starting
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Feb 14 2014
Jeffshadows
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 Guides 28
 Routes 20
 Photos 672
 Triplogs 169

41 male
 Joined Jan 30 2008
 Old Pueblo
Pima Canyon Trail #62Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 14 2014
Jeffshadows
Hiking5.70 Miles 2,482 AEG
Hiking5.70 Miles
2,482 ft AEG
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**LARGE, ACTIVE BEE HIVE RIGHT ON LEFT OF TRAIL JUST BEFORE FIRST BIG RIPARIAN AREA**
They weren't aggressive, but they're there.

Went on a jaunt up that side trail that breaks right up the drainage after that "natural" tree bench. Nice grind. Good view and wind at saddle up there. Took about twenty minutes to find a good way to get up that rock spire on Rosewood Peak, will hit it next time. You can call me anything but late for Happy Hour ;)
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Brittlebush and a few globe mallow going.
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Jan 31 2014
Jeffshadows
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 Guides 28
 Routes 20
 Photos 672
 Triplogs 169

41 male
 Joined Jan 30 2008
 Old Pueblo
Pontatoc Ridge Trail #411Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 31 2014
Jeffshadows
Hiking4.65 Miles 2,340 AEG
Hiking4.65 Miles
2,340 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Still some water at the first drainage. Oddly, it averaged only about eight degrees cooler than last Friday but the trail was empty.
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Jan 24 2014
Jeffshadows
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 Guides 28
 Routes 20
 Photos 672
 Triplogs 169

41 male
 Joined Jan 30 2008
 Old Pueblo
Ventana Trail #98Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 24 2014
Jeffshadows
Hiking4.80 Miles 1,320 AEG
Hiking4.80 Miles
1,320 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
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Went in to Maiden. Good amount of water at the major crossings and the pools were rockin'. Dipped my shemagh and started the grind down. Today's random observation: Nothing is more painful than watching someone trying to hike in skinny jeans except, perhaps, when that individual will not yield the trail and forces you to endure even more of the spectacle. What the hey...we were all beginners, once! ;)

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Maiden tinajas full. Good, clear trickle at most major drainage crossings.
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Jan 17 2014
Jeffshadows
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 Guides 28
 Routes 20
 Photos 672
 Triplogs 169

41 male
 Joined Jan 30 2008
 Old Pueblo
Pima Canyon Trail #62Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 17 2014
Jeffshadows
Hiking7.54 Miles 2,456 AEG
Hiking7.54 Miles
2,456 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Went to the Cleaver. It was time to follow in the steps of Almighty Frick. The canyon was quite dry considering there was water in Finger last week. Nothing in most of the tinajas, either. All of the Front Range trailheads are PACKED right now, be forewarned. Most of the folks I passed were friendly but the place was also sprinkled with the angry q-tips who become ever-present in this mild weather. You know the types, they come clackity-clacking up to you and give you a look like you just peed in their Cheerios for daring to say "Hello" in a friendly tone. Fortunately, many of these types will not even recognize your existence and the encounter is fleeting. Best thing to do is get out of their way, lest they peck your eyes out with their hiking poles. Clearing the trail and letting them pass rarely satiates their menacing attitude, though, and you might get a grumpy grunt or comment. My favorite sub-variety are the ones with the East Coast accents who make comments about the firearm you may be carrying. I politely ask them where they think they are, smile, and move on absent second thought of the encounter. Have fun out there! :sweat:
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Jan 11 2014
Jeffshadows
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 Guides 28
 Routes 20
 Photos 672
 Triplogs 169

41 male
 Joined Jan 30 2008
 Old Pueblo
Bear Canyon Trail #29Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 11 2014
Jeffshadows
Hiking7.80 Miles 1,750 AEG
Hiking7.80 Miles
1,750 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
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Went in to the Falls. Lots of water. I'm sad to report that the timorous "Saguaro Ninjas" have struck all over the lower part of Bear. May fate please put you in my path someday, boys. It's sad to think that most of those saguaros were probably two or three times older than the pumpkins who slashed them...
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Jan 10 2014
Jeffshadows
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 Guides 28
 Routes 20
 Photos 672
 Triplogs 169

41 male
 Joined Jan 30 2008
 Old Pueblo
Finger Rock Trail #42Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 10 2014
Jeffshadows
Hiking5.80 Miles 4,172 AEG
Hiking5.80 Miles
4,172 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Just went to Linda Vista. Lots of unseasonal water and the trail was packed until that first major vista point overlooking the canyon. The throngs thinned quickly thereafter. PCSD was doing some kind of special enforcement event with the NFS LE Rangers due to some kind of incident involving a bike on the trail the weekend before. After hearing about it, all I could do was shake my head!
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