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839 triplogs
Mar 05 2016
azdesertfather
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 Guides 12
 Routes 60
 Photos 1,221
 Triplogs 843

48 male
 Joined Apr 30 2008
 Tucson, AZ
Woodshade Trail, AZ 
Woodshade Trail, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 05 2016
azdesertfather
Hiking2.00 Miles 75 AEG
Hiking2.00 Miles      52 Mns   2.31 mph
75 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Walked dog
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"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." — Henry David Thoreau
Mar 04 2016
azdesertfather
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 Guides 12
 Routes 60
 Photos 1,221
 Triplogs 843

48 male
 Joined Apr 30 2008
 Tucson, AZ
Canada del Oro Wash Trail #2, AZ 
Canada del Oro Wash Trail #2, AZ
 
Run/Jog avatar Mar 04 2016
azdesertfather
Run/Jog11.42 Miles 462 AEG
Run/Jog11.42 Miles   2 Hrs   16 Mns   55 Secs5.00 mph
462 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Parked at Rubios, jogged over to CDO Wash Trail, took it to Magee and back
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"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." — Henry David Thoreau
Feb 27 2016
azdesertfather
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 Guides 12
 Routes 60
 Photos 1,221
 Triplogs 843

48 male
 Joined Apr 30 2008
 Tucson, AZ
Yetman TrailTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 27 2016
azdesertfather
Hiking6.71 Miles 508 AEG
Hiking6.71 Miles   3 Hrs   3 Mns   2.30 mph
508 ft AEG      8 Mns Break
 
no photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Nice day out, with a couple of whitetail deer and a couple of coyotes. Nice company. Hiked east to west. Trails not marked well in spots, GPS or really good directions needed.
wildflower observationwildflower observationwildflower observationwildflower observationwildflower observation
Wildflowers Observation Isolated
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"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." — Henry David Thoreau
Feb 27 2016
azdesertfather
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 Guides 12
 Routes 60
 Photos 1,221
 Triplogs 843

48 male
 Joined Apr 30 2008
 Tucson, AZ
Cat MountainTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 27 2016
azdesertfather
Hiking5.05 Miles 1,388 AEG
Hiking5.05 Miles   2 Hrs   35 Mns   1.99 mph
1,388 ft AEG      3 Mns Break
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Nice, warm day out for February. Saw 3 deer. Good bit of scrambling, lot of rock is loose.
Did the loop, going up the mountain via the north/east scramble, decently cairned most of the way. Coming down the west side, you basically do your best to figure it out.
Solar-powered radio tower on top, connected to a couple of spikey devices.
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"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." — Henry David Thoreau
Feb 20 2016
azdesertfather
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 Guides 12
 Routes 60
 Photos 1,221
 Triplogs 843

48 male
 Joined Apr 30 2008
 Tucson, AZ
Honey Bee Canyon Loop TrailTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Feb 20 2016
azdesertfather
Run/Jog8.00 Miles 700 AEG
Run/Jog8.00 Miles   1 Hour   31 Mns   44 Secs5.23 mph
700 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
3 loops
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"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." — Henry David Thoreau
Feb 18 2016
azdesertfather
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 Guides 12
 Routes 60
 Photos 1,221
 Triplogs 843

48 male
 Joined Apr 30 2008
 Tucson, AZ
Tumamoc HillTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 18 2016
azdesertfather
Hiking3.51 Miles 750 AEG
Hiking3.51 Miles   1 Hour   24 Mns   2.51 mph
750 ft AEG
 
no photosets
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
_____________________
"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." — Henry David Thoreau
Feb 16 2016
azdesertfather
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 Guides 12
 Routes 60
 Photos 1,221
 Triplogs 843

48 male
 Joined Apr 30 2008
 Tucson, AZ
Honey Bee Canyon Loop TrailTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Feb 16 2016
azdesertfather
Run/Jog8.00 Miles 700 AEG
Run/Jog8.00 Miles   1 Hour   37 Mns   54 Secs4.90 mph
700 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
3 loops
_____________________
"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." — Henry David Thoreau
Feb 13 2016
azdesertfather
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 Guides 12
 Routes 60
 Photos 1,221
 Triplogs 843

48 male
 Joined Apr 30 2008
 Tucson, AZ
Tortolita Preserve LoopTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 13 2016
azdesertfather
Hiking2.00 Miles 102 AEG
Hiking2.00 Miles      37 Mns   3.24 mph
102 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." — Henry David Thoreau
Jan 30 2016
azdesertfather
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 Guides 12
 Routes 60
 Photos 1,221
 Triplogs 843

48 male
 Joined Apr 30 2008
 Tucson, AZ
Honey Bee Canyon Loop TrailTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Jan 30 2016
azdesertfather
Run/Jog8.00 Miles 700 AEG
Run/Jog8.00 Miles   1 Hour   30 Mns   44 Secs5.29 mph
700 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
3 loops
_____________________
"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." — Henry David Thoreau
Jan 23 2016
azdesertfather
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 Guides 12
 Routes 60
 Photos 1,221
 Triplogs 843

48 male
 Joined Apr 30 2008
 Tucson, AZ
Foothills Loop Trail - Kartchner CavernsTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 23 2016
azdesertfather
Hiking3.50 Miles 500 AEG
Hiking3.50 Miles
500 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Partners none no partners
Toured the Big Room, followed by hiking this loop trail, with son Isaac & his friend Kody.
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"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." — Henry David Thoreau
Jan 16 2016
azdesertfather
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 Guides 12
 Routes 60
 Photos 1,221
 Triplogs 843

48 male
 Joined Apr 30 2008
 Tucson, AZ
La Milagrosa RidgeTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 16 2016
azdesertfather
Hiking16.11 Miles 4,023 AEG
Hiking16.11 Miles   5 Hrs   54 Mns   2.99 mph
4,023 ft AEG      31 Mns Break
 
1st trip
Partners none no partners
My plans today were changed at the last minute, I had a free day, so decided to head to La Milagrosa. Started at 10:15 and was greeted by the TORCA Trail Medics. Three guys and a gal, riding dirt bikes and fully armed...weapons of choice? shears and a gas-powered weed wacker. The dead grass along the back half of Milagrosa Ridge was waist high and overgrowing the trail, they definitely had their work cut out from them but did a fabulous job.

Made it to the end of La Milagrosa at noon, put my foot on the AZT there and watched a bunch of bikers whizzing by. Then headed back, thanked all the workers, and veered off Milagrosa at the Agua Caliente Canyon Loop turnoff. Descended down the ridge into the canyon (lots of water flowing in the canyons on both sides of MIlagrosa, by the way), and then took the turnoff toward Agua Caliente Hill. It is only less than a 1/2 mile trail that connects into Agua Caliente, 1 1/2 miles from the top.

Made my way up Agua Caliente, and probably like most people their first time out, was fooled by which peak was really AC. Being called "Agua Caliente Hill" I assumed it was the one in the foreground that the trail was heading to...then I went passed it and realized I had a BIT more climbing to do! Finally made it to the top of AC just before 2:30, rested for 10 and signed in, then headed down. Just as I started heading down, a solo hiker was also making his way to the top. He told me it was his second trip up today. Yikes, I enjoyed it but wouldn't enjoy it THAT much. ;) Made it out just past 4.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Agua Caliente Canyon Light flow Light flow

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max La Milagrosa Canyon Medium flow Medium flow

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Molino Canyon Medium flow Medium flow
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"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." — Henry David Thoreau
Jan 03 2016
azdesertfather
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 Guides 12
 Routes 60
 Photos 1,221
 Triplogs 843

48 male
 Joined Apr 30 2008
 Tucson, AZ
Honey Bee Canyon Loop TrailTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Jan 03 2016
azdesertfather
Run/Jog8.00 Miles 700 AEG
Run/Jog8.00 Miles   1 Hour   27 Mns   55 Secs5.46 mph
700 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
3 loops

This time, I decided to run the loop in the opposite direction, I've run this loop hundreds of times and always counterclockwise. It looked so different, I almost took a wrong turn in 4 different spots! :doh: Old dog, new tricks...
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"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." — Henry David Thoreau
Jan 02 2016
azdesertfather
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 Guides 12
 Routes 60
 Photos 1,221
 Triplogs 843

48 male
 Joined Apr 30 2008
 Tucson, AZ
Battleship - Garden Valley - Bull Run Loop, AZ 
Battleship - Garden Valley - Bull Run Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 02 2016
azdesertfather
Hiking18.36 Miles 3,124 AEG
Hiking18.36 Miles   9 Hrs   4 Mns   2.63 mph
3,124 ft AEG   2 Hrs   5 Mns Break
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Lots of people will post great triplogs on this outing, so I'll provide you the summary version:
coati sleepy, ship muy windy, vent balmy, box a beauty, skunk no stinky ... oh, and FREEBASE.

More verbose version:
9 of us met up at 7:15am at First Water; I drove up to meet the Phoenicians. Took First Water route to the Battleship all together, seeing the unfortunate dead coati on the trail, a cute, younger one. Not sure cause of death, no external injuries, except for eyes...didn't look malnourished. Once on top on the south side, we stopped by the pizza slice for a photo – the usual cash offerings were made for the dumb schmuck who would try to jump across to the slice; thankfully, once again, no takers & no rescue crews needed. All made it across the windy spine (very carefully) and to the top. Took a New Years photo, complete with Superstition gold-plated 2016 glasses (thank Denny for setting us up!). It was so windy on the top, the first timed photo Bruce took with his tripod ended up being a sky shot, as another breeze blew across the top that blew the camera and tripod down as the shutter opened. Before the photo attempts were done, Bruce's hat had sailed off the western side (thankfully he found it...it was a HAZ cap after all!). On the way back down, Dave1 and a few others of us checked out the vent, it was surprising on a colder day like this to realize how warm that vent is coming out of there on top! Actually saw another solo hiker making his way to the top on our way down.

Once back at the bottom, Wally & John parted ways to do some exploring, while the rest of us made our way to LaBarge Box. This has always been my favorite spot in the Supes, and was great to go back for a return visit. Not that much water in there this time. We made it into the typical starting point and said goodbye to the Turtle Sr. & Turtle Jr., leaving us with 5 to make our way through the box. TOTALLY enjoyed my way through the box, hopping from boulder to boulder, and the views of the walls just never cease to amaze me. Just before we made our way out of the box, in the thick brush we ran upon a skunk. Dave1 had a panic moment as he was 2nd in line and spotted him (I had just blown past him and missed seeing him), so Dave1 was in the line of tail fire. Thankfully we were all spared, which was good...otherwise someone likely would have been hiking back to their car without any company.

From that point, it was Calvary to Dutchman to Bull Pass to Dutchman to First Water to make our way back. Trail was easy and we started seeing more traffic once we hit the Dutchman. Needing to be back for work by 6, once I saw we were after 4 at Parker Pass (and I had a 1 hr 45 minute drive back to Tucson), I said my goodbyes to the guys, strapped the pack on tight, and ran out the final stretch.

Dave1, Turtle Jr...great meeting you. Rest of you guys, a pleasure hanging out with you again. Bruce, thanks for setting this up and for being such a good sport as Joe and I put you on the receiving end of several great one-liners. You dish em out pretty well, too. :gun:

I think that covers it ... oh, if you want to know about the freebasing, that was the best one-liner of the day, thanks to Turtle Sr. You'll have to ask him about that one :D .
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"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." — Henry David Thoreau
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Dec 31 2015
azdesertfather
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 Guides 12
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48 male
 Joined Apr 30 2008
 Tucson, AZ
Honey Bee Canyon Loop TrailTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 31 2015
azdesertfather
Hiking9.00 Miles 800 AEG
Hiking9.00 Miles   2 Hrs   45 Mns   3.27 mph
800 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
3½ loops in 1'22"
Did 3 loops as a workout, then my son joined me for an extra ½ loop plus the trip home so that he could take pictures over last 1'23"

Grateful that this trip puts me over my goal for the year. I started the year with the same goal I've had for the last few years, of hitting 1,000mi. After a number of months of staying on target, I upped my goal to 1,200mi (100 a month). This trail run & time with my son brought me through the home stretch.

:y:
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"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." — Henry David Thoreau
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Dec 30 2015
azdesertfather
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 Guides 12
 Routes 60
 Photos 1,221
 Triplogs 843

48 male
 Joined Apr 30 2008
 Tucson, AZ
Tortolitas Super LoopTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 30 2015
azdesertfather
Hiking17.44 Miles 3,303 AEG
Hiking17.44 Miles   5 Hrs   57 Mns   3.09 mph
3,303 ft AEG      18 Mns Break
 
We had planned on doing Kimball/Window via Finger Rock, but the cold temps had us looking at the last minute for something a little lower in elevation, so JJ & I introduced Mountain Rat to the Tortolita Superloop. Started just after 8, and moved through it fairly quickly. All the trails are super easy to follow with the exception of the old, unnamed trail you take on the superloop to connect the end of Cochie Canyon to the dropdown onto Wild Mustang. It was a little overgrown in spots, and involves that short, steep ascent over the ridge.

Today I was wearing leather boots, and during the our time in that particular section, the glue gave way with the sole on my right boot and I had a flopper. It came loose from the toe all the way to the arch on my right foot. Thankfully it was easily remedied with some good ole duct tape...few swipes around and it was fine the rest of the day. Once we were done with that section and was onto Wild Mustang, the left boot did the same...giving way from toe to the ball of my left foot. Little more duct tape, here we come.

This was the first time I've done the whole loop in nearly 2 years; when I was on it last, there was still trail construction going on around the Wild Burro spur and the Ridgeline, and on that particular day I needed to take a detour route. Today I re-recorded the track and will update the trip description to note the final route.

Up on the Ridgeline (my favorite section), we took in views from Mt. Wrightson, Baboquivari & Kitt Peak in the south to Four Peaks in the north, beautiful.

Was great getting to know Mountain Rat, enjoyed your company today! And as always, JJ too.
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"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." — Henry David Thoreau
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Dec 28 2015
azdesertfather
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 Guides 12
 Routes 60
 Photos 1,221
 Triplogs 843

48 male
 Joined Apr 30 2008
 Tucson, AZ
Honey Bee Canyon Loop TrailTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Dec 28 2015
azdesertfather
Run/Jog11.00 Miles 1,050 AEG
Run/Jog11.00 Miles   2 Hrs   12 Mns   5.00 mph
1,050 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
5 loops
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"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." — Henry David Thoreau
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Dec 26 2015
azdesertfather
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 Guides 12
 Routes 60
 Photos 1,221
 Triplogs 843

48 male
 Joined Apr 30 2008
 Tucson, AZ
San Tan Mountain Regional ParkPhoenix, AZ
Phoenix, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 26 2015
azdesertfather
Hiking14.45 Miles 1,800 AEG
Hiking14.45 Miles   3 Hrs   43 Mns   3.89 mph
1,800 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
Did the biggest loop the park offers:

San Tan south to Malpais near Rock Peak
Malpais loop back to San Tan
San Tan north to Dynamite
Dynamite north to Goldmine
Goldmine north to trailhead, then south to Littleleaf with a break at the graves
Littleleaf to the end

Malpais Hills looks like a cool ridgeline to explore
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"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." — Henry David Thoreau
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Dec 13 2015
azdesertfather
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 Guides 12
 Routes 60
 Photos 1,221
 Triplogs 843

48 male
 Joined Apr 30 2008
 Tucson, AZ
Honey Bee Canyon Loop TrailTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Dec 13 2015
azdesertfather
Run/Jog11.00 Miles 1,050 AEG
Run/Jog11.00 Miles   2 Hrs   8 Mns   35 Secs5.13 mph
1,050 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
5 loops
_____________________
"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." — Henry David Thoreau
Dec 05 2015
azdesertfather
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 Guides 12
 Routes 60
 Photos 1,221
 Triplogs 843

48 male
 Joined Apr 30 2008
 Tucson, AZ
Rillito Peak, AZ 
Rillito Peak, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Dec 05 2015
azdesertfather
Hiking2.15 Miles 711 AEG
Hiking2.15 Miles   2 Hrs   12 Mns   0.98 mph
711 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Exploring along and around the base of the peak. Also climbed the peak. Saw lots of matates, petroglyphs and pottery. One of the glyphs is a known depiction of a rain god. A friend of mine who had found these sites took me, my son, and another kid.
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"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." — Henry David Thoreau
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Dec 04 2015
azdesertfather
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 Guides 12
 Routes 60
 Photos 1,221
 Triplogs 843

48 male
 Joined Apr 30 2008
 Tucson, AZ
Honey Bee Canyon Loop TrailTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Dec 04 2015
azdesertfather
Run/Jog9.50 Miles 875 AEG
Run/Jog9.50 Miles   1 Hour   56 Mns   5 Secs4.91 mph
875 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
4 loops
_____________________
"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived." — Henry David Thoreau
average hiking speed 2.24 mph
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