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May 22 2020
GrottoGirl
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 Guides 3
 Routes 311
 Photos 11,581
 Triplogs 1,356

45 female
 Joined Sep 18 2009
 Tucson, AZ
Bear Mtn Loop - Blue RangeAlpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Backpack avatar May 22 2020
GrottoGirl
Backpack46.54 Miles 11,194 AEG
Backpack46.54 Miles4 Days         
11,194 ft AEG
 
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Day one we hike up Largo and Telephone Ridge to Bear Mountain then down to Bear Valley. We saw some deer close to Bear Valley. After setting up camp we hiked down the Little Blue for a short ways to see the cliffs.

In the morning we hiked up WS Mountain. We saw a couple elk also utilizing the trail. We went over to Devils Monument which is a pretty cool site. White rocks standing up, breaking and eroding. The trail was hard to follow at times due to it being in an old burn area. We descend down to Franz Springs and set up camp up on a hill above the spring.

The next day we did a day hike to the Tige Ridge. The geology was cool to see along the edge. On the way back I had a small strawberry feast.

Our last day we hike out Lamphier Canyon. There were some tall Cottonwoods and other trees along the creek. It was beautiful!
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May 19 2020
GrottoGirl
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 Guides 3
 Routes 311
 Photos 11,581
 Triplogs 1,356

45 female
 Joined Sep 18 2009
 Tucson, AZ
Starr Pass Rock Wren Loop, AZ 
Starr Pass Rock Wren Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar May 19 2020
GrottoGirl
Hiking3.73 Miles 342 AEG
Hiking3.73 Miles   1 Hour   9 Mns   3.24 mph
342 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Hike and dinner!
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May 13 2020
GrottoGirl
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 Guides 3
 Routes 311
 Photos 11,581
 Triplogs 1,356

45 female
 Joined Sep 18 2009
 Tucson, AZ
Painted Hills Loop, AZ 
Painted Hills Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar May 13 2020
GrottoGirl
Hiking3.82 Miles 388 AEG
Hiking3.82 Miles   1 Hour   21 Mns   2.83 mph
388 ft AEG
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1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
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May 11 2020
GrottoGirl
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 Guides 3
 Routes 311
 Photos 11,581
 Triplogs 1,356

45 female
 Joined Sep 18 2009
 Tucson, AZ
Starr Pass Rock Wren Loop, AZ 
Starr Pass Rock Wren Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar May 11 2020
GrottoGirl
Hiking3.73 Miles 335 AEG
Hiking3.73 Miles   1 Hour   10 Mns   3.20 mph
335 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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May 10 2020
GrottoGirl
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 Guides 3
 Routes 311
 Photos 11,581
 Triplogs 1,356

45 female
 Joined Sep 18 2009
 Tucson, AZ
Butterfly Trail #16 - CatalinaTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar May 10 2020
GrottoGirl
Hiking8.74 Miles 2,642 AEG
Hiking8.74 Miles   4 Hrs   10 Mns   2.38 mph
2,642 ft AEG      30 Mns Break
 
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Birthday hike! Sprinkles but no real rain. Raspberry season looks like it will be a boom.
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Wildflowers Observation Light
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May 09 2020
GrottoGirl
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 Guides 3
 Routes 311
 Photos 11,581
 Triplogs 1,356

45 female
 Joined Sep 18 2009
 Tucson, AZ
Starr Pass Rock Wren Loop, AZ 
Starr Pass Rock Wren Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar May 09 2020
GrottoGirl
Hiking3.95 Miles 338 AEG
Hiking3.95 Miles   1 Hour   11 Mns   3.34 mph
338 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
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May 08 2020
GrottoGirl
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 Guides 3
 Routes 311
 Photos 11,581
 Triplogs 1,356

45 female
 Joined Sep 18 2009
 Tucson, AZ
Roger's RockTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar May 08 2020
GrottoGirl
Hiking5.27 Miles 1,772 AEG
Hiking5.27 Miles   2 Hrs   24 Mns   2.20 mph
1,772 ft AEG
 
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Did a longer loop than the description - kinda by accident, but I was happy to get more miles in.
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May 05 2020
GrottoGirl
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 Guides 3
 Routes 311
 Photos 11,581
 Triplogs 1,356

45 female
 Joined Sep 18 2009
 Tucson, AZ
Wilderness of Rocks and Lemmon Lookout Loop, AZ 
Wilderness of Rocks and Lemmon Lookout Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar May 05 2020
GrottoGirl
Hiking6.53 Miles 1,865 AEG
Hiking6.53 Miles
1,865 ft AEG
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1st trip
Partners none no partners
Nice evening hike. Going uphill on the look out trail at sunset is very pleasant!!!
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May 05 2020
GrottoGirl
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 Guides 3
 Routes 311
 Photos 11,581
 Triplogs 1,356

45 female
 Joined Sep 18 2009
 Tucson, AZ
Pontatoc Ridge Trail #411Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar May 05 2020
GrottoGirl
Hiking5.03 Miles 2,264 AEG
Hiking5.03 Miles   2 Hrs   26 Mns   2.14 mph
2,264 ft AEG      5 Mns Break
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
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RedwallNHops
wildflower observationwildflower observationwildflower observationwildflower observationwildflower observation
Wildflowers Observation Light
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May 03 2020
GrottoGirl
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 Guides 3
 Routes 311
 Photos 11,581
 Triplogs 1,356

45 female
 Joined Sep 18 2009
 Tucson, AZ
Santa Catalina Mountains - AZT #11Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar May 03 2020
GrottoGirl
Hiking19.71 Miles 6,279 AEG
Hiking19.71 Miles   9 Hrs   55 Mns   1.99 mph
6,279 ft AEG
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On many of my birthdays (around my birthday) I have planned a long hike with the best of my friends. This year, due up covid19, I embarked on a journey by myself. I took the AZT to the top of Mt Lemmon. I was treated to seeing 2 rattlesnakes and 1 Gila monster!
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May 01 2020
GrottoGirl
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 Guides 3
 Routes 311
 Photos 11,581
 Triplogs 1,356

45 female
 Joined Sep 18 2009
 Tucson, AZ
Upper Lemmon Canyon & PoolsTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Backpack avatar May 01 2020
GrottoGirl
Backpack8.00 Miles 1,600 AEG
Backpack8.00 Miles2 Days         
1,600 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Did a Friday evening-Saturday morning backpack with J&C. Nice to get up in the Pines. We hung out at Balanced Rock for dinner and sunset. Saw the StarLink trail of Satellites. Freaking crazy.
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Apr 28 2020
GrottoGirl
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 Guides 3
 Routes 311
 Photos 11,581
 Triplogs 1,356

45 female
 Joined Sep 18 2009
 Tucson, AZ
Aspen / Marshall LoopTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 28 2020
GrottoGirl
Hiking4.25 Miles 896 AEG
Hiking4.25 Miles   2 Hrs      2.13 mph
896 ft AEG
 
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After work hike in the cool pines! We ventured out to lunch rock for a quick snack. Made it back to the car by sunset set.
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Apr 25 2020
GrottoGirl
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 Guides 3
 Routes 311
 Photos 11,581
 Triplogs 1,356

45 female
 Joined Sep 18 2009
 Tucson, AZ
East Slope TrailTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Backpack avatar Apr 25 2020
GrottoGirl
Backpack18.27 Miles 5,582 AEG
Backpack18.27 Miles2 Days         
5,582 ft AEG
 
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J and I hiked up to Spud Rock Camp in the late afternoon Saturday. We had a relaxing dinner and went to bed early. In the morning, we headed out on our objective - to travel the old East Slope trail. Things started off great. We could find trail bed, blazes, and even cairns. This continued for a short while through beautiful ponderosa pine forest. Then all hell broke loose. We were obviously in an old burn area. When I returned home, I asked around and learned that it might have been a fire in 1996. Anyway things got extremely hard to follow. We’d look up from our GPS to find that we were surrounded. Surrounded by impenetrable brush of locust, oak, manzanita, buckthorn, you name it. We crawled, pushed, and fought our way forward. The pokey shrubbery trying to rip off our clothes and skin. At one point I found someone else’s map in a ziplock that had been chewed on. Later in a drainage, a dead bear. He must have found it impossible to travel through the terrain so he just curled up and died. I’m sure we, too, consider that an option. At some point we pondered whether it would be easier to go forward or retreat. Neither of us answered so we continued to go forward. J needed a pants repair so we stopped for a break. I gave him all my duct tape. We had a snack huddled in the bushes, out of the sun, while we taped up his pants. Then we continued our struggle. Then things got worse. We had to struggle up hill. We kept ourselves as close to the ‘trail’ as possible by following the line on the GPS. That line was just an idea. A suggestion. It didn’t help us one bit. However, we had a moment of confirmation - we found one of the metal blazes in the middle of no where! It flooded me with hope and perhaps a bit of confirmation that I wasn’t all that crazy. So we continued through what was probably some of the worse bushwhacking I’ve done. After what seemed like many hours, we finally hit a clearing. It was heaven! Then I saw Mica Secondary! I rejoiced! We had made it. We persevered through hell to emerge at a trail as wide as a highway! Oh boring, lovely trail! Oh how I love you! I checked my GPS, we had just gone 2.75 miles in 4.5 hrs. And to think the first part was more or less a fun walk in the Park! We decided not to stop and we cruised back to camp to collect our belongings and head to the truck. Another adventure logged in our history. One grueling enough that returning to Covid times didn’t seem nearly too bad.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Spud Rock Spring Quart per minute Quart per minute
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Apr 24 2020
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45 female
 Joined Sep 18 2009
 Tucson, AZ
Ride to pick up dinner and beer, AZ 
Ride to pick up dinner and beer, AZ
 
Road Biking avatar Apr 24 2020
GrottoGirl
Road Biking7.68 Miles 112 AEG
Road Biking7.68 Miles      50 Mns   9.22 mph
112 ft AEG
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1st trip
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Apr 21 2020
GrottoGirl
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 Guides 3
 Routes 311
 Photos 11,581
 Triplogs 1,356

45 female
 Joined Sep 18 2009
 Tucson, AZ
Babad Do'agTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 21 2020
GrottoGirl
Hiking4.00 Miles 1,090 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles   3 Hrs   7 Mns   1.28 mph
1,090 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
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We hiked to the saddle then unpacked our chairs and blanket and watched for meteors (Lyrid Shower).
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Apr 20 2020
GrottoGirl
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 Guides 3
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 Triplogs 1,356

45 female
 Joined Sep 18 2009
 Tucson, AZ
Starr Pass Rock Wren Loop, AZ 
Starr Pass Rock Wren Loop, AZ
 
Run/Jog avatar Apr 20 2020
GrottoGirl
Run/Jog3.75 Miles 334 AEG
Run/Jog3.75 Miles      53 Mns   4.25 mph
334 ft AEG
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Quick after work trail run.
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Apr 19 2020
GrottoGirl
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 Guides 3
 Routes 311
 Photos 11,581
 Triplogs 1,356

45 female
 Joined Sep 18 2009
 Tucson, AZ
The Loop, AZ 
The Loop, AZ
 
Road Biking avatar Apr 19 2020
GrottoGirl
Road Biking55.60 Miles 922 AEG
Road Biking55.60 Miles   6 Hrs   39 Mns   11.96 mph
922 ft AEG   2 Hrs    Break
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Longest ride! Prior to this I only managed 31 miles. I’m learning how important properly fitting chamois and saddles are 😂. Stopped for a few breaks. Had lunch at the Beaut Burger at the Annex. Was grateful to be able to support a local business during the virus challenge.
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Apr 17 2020
GrottoGirl
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 Guides 3
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 Photos 11,581
 Triplogs 1,356

45 female
 Joined Sep 18 2009
 Tucson, AZ
La Milagrosa / Agua Caliente Canyon LoopTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 17 2020
GrottoGirl
Hiking6.35 Miles 1,440 AEG
Hiking6.35 Miles   4 Hrs   30 Mns   1.41 mph
1,440 ft AEG
 
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Took J&C on a hike since they hadn’t been out much through all this. Do t worry we were 6 ft apart! Still some water flowing!
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Apr 16 2020
GrottoGirl
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 Guides 3
 Routes 311
 Photos 11,581
 Triplogs 1,356

45 female
 Joined Sep 18 2009
 Tucson, AZ
Esperero Trail #25Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 16 2020
GrottoGirl
Hiking5.76 Miles 1,846 AEG
Hiking5.76 Miles   2 Hrs   12 Mns   2.62 mph
1,846 ft AEG
 
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Did Esperero from the overflow parking. Since I often hike Blacketts at night and think nothing of it I ended up hiking from Cardiac Gap in the dark. A bit scary in the dark since there aren’t any people on Esperero.
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Apr 14 2020
GrottoGirl
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 Guides 3
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 Photos 11,581
 Triplogs 1,356

45 female
 Joined Sep 18 2009
 Tucson, AZ
Tanque Verde Ridge TrailTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 14 2020
GrottoGirl
Hiking5.35 Miles 1,591 AEG
Hiking5.35 Miles   2 Hrs   8 Mns   2.51 mph
1,591 ft AEG
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Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Quick hike to Tanque Verde Dome
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