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168 triplogs

Feb 03 2013
Jeffshadows
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 Guides 28
 Routes 20
 Photos 672
 Triplogs 169

41 male
 Joined Jan 30 2008
 Old Pueblo
Three Tank Trail - Saguaro NPTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 03 2013
Jeffshadows
Hiking6.40 Miles 1,100 AEG
Hiking6.40 Miles
1,100 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
...Lookin' for a big kitty... ;)
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Dec 21 2012
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 Dec 21 2012
Jeffshadows
Hiking3.80 Miles 2,850 AEG
Hiking3.80 Miles
2,850 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Went in to Linda Vista. The trail was packed but I met a few cool folks along the way.
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Nov 30 2012
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 Nov 30 2012
Jeffshadows
Hiking5.40 Miles 3,100 AEG
Hiking5.40 Miles
3,100 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
...Same as it ever was. :D It's quite dry back in there right now.
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Nov 24 2012
Jeffshadows
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 Guides 28
 Routes 20
 Photos 672
 Triplogs 169

41 male
 Joined Jan 30 2008
 Old Pueblo
Oak Creek Canyon - Sierra AnchaGlobe, AZ
Globe, AZ
Canyoneering avatar Nov 24 2012
Jeffshadows
Canyoneering9.00 Miles 1,300 AEG
Canyoneering9.00 Miles
1,300 ft AEG
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1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Messed around a little en route elsewhere up there. Nice time to be in the canyon.
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Sep 14 2012
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 Sep 14 2012
Jeffshadows
Hiking4.80 Miles 2,130 AEG
Hiking4.80 Miles
2,130 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
This was almost a perfect afternoon for Ventana. Went in to Maiden Pools, which were overflowing. Awesome breeze, autumn shadows, lots of water, what else can one ask for?!
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water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Ventana Canyon Wash Light flow Light flow
Pools with light flow after recent rains. Probably possible to find water higher up by digging.
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Aug 24 2012
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 24 2012
Jeffshadows
Hiking6.40 Miles 4,380 AEG
Hiking6.40 Miles
4,380 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
So I picked the wrong day fr this hike...the humidity was murder. Planned on going to Kimball but stopped at the spring, which had FAR more flowing water than either dam. I thought that was really odd; I expected a lot of flow at the first dam after that storm. The trail is really overgrown in spots so this probably isn't the time to go if you haven't been before or grab the GPS route to take with you. Decent amount of wildflowers to offset the mud.
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Pima Spring Dripping Dripping
Dripping very quickly. I filtered and filled a 2QT bottle in less than five minutes.
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Aug 10 2012
Jeffshadows
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 Guides 28
 Routes 20
 Photos 672
 Triplogs 169

41 male
 Joined Jan 30 2008
 Old Pueblo
Soldier Trail #706Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 10 2012
Jeffshadows
Hiking5.30 Miles 2,780 AEG
Hiking5.30 Miles
2,780 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
I like this trail. It apologetically hands it to you from the beginning. No lead-in, no warm up. I managed to get out there early enough that the sun was masked to the east on ascent and it was still less than 105F on the way back out. It's pretty clear that the section between the "moonscape" before the canyon floor to Prison Camp doesn't see a lot of use. Saw several big cat tracks. Probably bobcat based on the sign and gait.

Stopped off at the unofficial shooting range on the way out. It looks like the FS went through there and cleaned things up recently. It's a shame that it came to that, but we are probably lucky they didn't just close it. Every time I stop there, I end up hauling a hefty bag of crap out that I didn't bring in. The good news is that they placed two huge boulders at the entrance so that no one can drive in there any longer. That used to be a nightmare; I had a meth-head looking for spent brass drive his 1981 "Beater" right in my line of fire once a few years back. Selection Pressure arguments aside, I ceased fire...
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Jul 20 2012
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 Jul 20 2012
Jeffshadows
Hiking4.65 Miles 2,340 AEG
Hiking4.65 Miles
2,340 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Made it in to the mine and out under the cover of the storm so it wasn't too brutal.
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Jul 04 2012
Jeffshadows
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 Guides 28
 Routes 20
 Photos 672
 Triplogs 169

41 male
 Joined Jan 30 2008
 Old Pueblo
Soldier Trail #706Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 04 2012
Jeffshadows
Hiking5.20 Miles 1,800 AEG
Hiking5.20 Miles
1,800 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Managed to get out early this morning before the rains. It was still very humid. This seemed like a fitting trail for a 4th of July hike. Stopped on the way down to shoot a little...I had to zero my new EOTech :D
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Mar 09 2012
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 Mar 09 2012
Jeffshadows
Hiking3.00 Miles 1,000 AEG
Hiking3.00 Miles
1,000 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
This wind blows...literally and figuratively...cut my hike waaaay short!!
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Mar 02 2012
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 Mar 02 2012
Jeffshadows
Hiking5.10 Miles 2,645 AEG
Hiking5.10 Miles
2,645 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
It was a weird day in Pima...very dusty and windy. Pretty uncharacteristic since it's fairly enclosed after that first major stream crossing. The flowers are starting...
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate
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Feb 17 2012
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 Feb 17 2012
Jeffshadows
Hiking8.20 Miles 3,200 AEG
Hiking8.20 Miles
3,200 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Went into Loma. It was waaaay too cold for this trail with the low cloud ceiling and wind but it was a challenge we rarely get here so I didn't want it to go to waste.
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Feb 03 2012
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 Feb 03 2012
Jeffshadows
Hiking12.80 Miles 4,050 AEG
Hiking12.80 Miles
4,050 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Went in to the Window...it was decidedly cold and windy but still an oddly nice day. Saw a few deer this time.
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Jan 06 2012
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 Jan 06 2012
Jeffshadows
Hiking6.00 Miles 1,300 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles
1,300 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
The falls are really going right now. Lots of water back in there along the stream course, as well. Little side falls going all over the place...gotta love snowmelt.
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Dec 23 2011
Jeffshadows
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 Guides 28
 Routes 20
 Photos 672
 Triplogs 169

41 male
 Joined Jan 30 2008
 Old Pueblo
Seven Falls - Mt LemmonTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 23 2011
Jeffshadows
Hiking8.00 Miles 700 AEG
Hiking8.00 Miles
700 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Cold day to be back in there but beautiful. The trail was quiet, which was a welcome change - I never do most of these popular hikes. The snowmelt meant quite a raging flow at the falls so all of those precarious river crossings were well worth it! ;)
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Dec 16 2011
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 Dec 16 2011
Jeffshadows
Hiking7.60 Miles 3,405 AEG
Hiking7.60 Miles
3,405 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Lots of water back in there right now. I was hoping the little patch of snow that's usually there after a good dusting might still me hanging around but it was long gone.
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Oct 07 2011
Jeffshadows
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 Guides 28
 Routes 20
 Photos 672
 Triplogs 169

41 male
 Joined Jan 30 2008
 Old Pueblo
Garwood Dam LoopTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 07 2011
Jeffshadows
Hiking9.10 Miles 1,400 AEG
Hiking9.10 Miles
1,400 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Awesome weather yesterday. The dam is still there... :sl:
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Sep 23 2011
Jeffshadows
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 Guides 28
 Routes 20
 Photos 672
 Triplogs 169

41 male
 Joined Jan 30 2008
 Old Pueblo
Bridalwreath Falls, AZ 
Bridalwreath Falls, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Sep 23 2011
Jeffshadows
Hiking5.40 Miles 1,280 AEG
Hiking5.40 Miles
1,280 ft AEG
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1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Hot out there. Lots of blooming barrel cacti and scattered wildflowers. The trail is exceptionally green after that rain and the falls were flowing pretty well.
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Sep 11 2011
Jeffshadows
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 Guides 28
 Routes 20
 Photos 672
 Triplogs 169

41 male
 Joined Jan 30 2008
 Old Pueblo
Parker AZ 10k 2011 - HHH, AZ 
Parker AZ 10k 2011 - HHH, AZ
 
Run/Jog avatar Sep 11 2011
Jeffshadows
Run/Jog6.21 Miles 750 AEG
Run/Jog6.21 Miles
750 ft AEG
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Partners none no partners
Good times. Very hot. Nice float down the river back.
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Aug 20 2011
Jeffshadows
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 Guides 28
 Routes 20
 Photos 672
 Triplogs 169

41 male
 Joined Jan 30 2008
 Old Pueblo
Lemmon Rock Lookout, AZ 
Lemmon Rock Lookout, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Aug 20 2011
Jeffshadows
Hiking1.00 Miles 620 AEG
Hiking1.00 Miles
620 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Took Mini-Jeff up to the lookout. Perfect weather up there before noon today! Lots of wildflowers. There was a CNF firefighter up there who gave us a short course in smoke watching and was kind enough to allow us to drink from his spring source. He was a little puzzled when he saw that I was carrying two empty 5-gallon water jugs but was kind enough to let me fill the both of them from his pipe which is coming directly off Brinkley Spring and tasted great! Everyone we encountered on the way back up was puzzled as to why someone was hiking out of there with 84# of water and I never told a single one that it was for my winter harvest ale recipe (I wanted them to think I was extreme about fitness and feel ashamed :sl: )
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water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Bill Williams Spring Gallon per minute Gallon per minute

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Brinkley Spring Gallon + per minute Gallon + per minute
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