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Oct 09 2021
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54 male
 Joined Jul 12 2012
 Tucson, AZ
Cardenas ButteNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 09 2021
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Hiking7.80 Miles 3,387 AEG
Hiking7.80 Miles   5 Hrs   5 Mns   1.53 mph
3,387 ft AEG
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Day #3 of our northern Arizona hiking trip ended on a high note. Showed up to Lipan Point greeted with crisp and clear 40 degree weather and a slight 10 MPH breeze. Almost perfect conditions for hiking. Made decent time down the Tanner trail, it was steep but in great shape. Got to the base of the climb in roughly 90 minutes. Double checked our approach on Route Scout and then began our ascent. Ended up going up the third class slope and had a couple of heart stopping moments when we had to do quick lunges to grab a handhold or foothold. Worked our way up past all the ledges and steps and finally stepped on top of the summit. Absolute breath-taking views and something I will never forget.

Thought about adding Escalante Butte to our route back and simply didn't have it in us. Headed back down determined to find the class two route down and found it without too much issue. Almost mogul skied down the entire slope back to the Tanner Trail. Little mushy in spots, but overall in decent shape heading down.

Hopped on the Tanner Trail and cranked back up. Really glad we didn't attempt Escalante, at the five hour mark we were the right amount of tired. Adding another hour or so would have done me in. Very happy to get my first GC summit and already making plans to attempt a few more.
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Oct 08 2021
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 Tucson, AZ
Battleship - Grand CanyonNorthwest, AZ
Northwest, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 08 2021
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Hiking8.10 Miles 2,400 AEG
Hiking8.10 Miles   5 Hrs   45 Mns   1.41 mph
2,400 ft AEG
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Day #2 of our trip was a bit more adventurous, decided to tackle Battleship. My hiking partner and I both have a fair amount of bushwhacking and peakbagging under our belt and we work well as a team. Saw the forecast for rain at the GC, so we hit the trail pretty early with an eye to the sky so we didn't get caught. Timed that part of the hike perfectly, the rain hit as we were eating lunch.

Bombed down to the 2 mile switchback in about 35 minutes and then poked around a bit until we picked up the trail. Sort of tough to find at the beginning, but easier to follow as you move along. Between Route Scout and cairns we slowly poked our way to the saddle of Battleship. Wasted about 15 minutes going back and forth trying to find the chimney to climb and finally agreed on something. Scooted up to the first ledge without too much issue. Then looked up and decided to leave our packs behind to attempt the chimneys. Easily got up the first chimney and then looked up at the crux on the second chimney. After a bunch of discussion about our AARP status, my buddy being responsible for signing 20 employee's paychecks every week and my will & estate planning still not completed, we bailed. Could have gotten up the crux with a little work, but decided it was too sketchy for us to try and get down on the return leg. Especially with the potential for a downpour headed our way in the next 90 minutes.

Fun climb as far as we got and had a blast. Turned around to head back and easily worked our way over to BA. All was going great and I was within 100 yards of the BA when an agave nailed me in the shin. Had an impressive gusher of blood for about a minute and quickly covered it up with a bandana. Propped the leg up for a few minutes and then dug out my first aid kit to cover it up. Shook it off and then cranked up BA in almost record time.

Then off for pizza, beer and a nap.
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Oct 07 2021
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 Tucson, AZ
Doe Mountain Trail #60Sedona, AZ
Sedona, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 07 2021
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Hiking3.54 Miles 503 AEG
Hiking3.54 Miles   1 Hour   55 Mns   1.85 mph
503 ft AEG
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Day #1 of my annual trip to the GC with friends. Scooped up my hiking partner from Sky Harbor bright and early and we had a whole day to kill before meeting someone for dinner up in Flagstaff. Jim H recommended this as a fairly mellow stroll. We climbed up to the top and circumnavigated the entire summit and went back down. Nice way to stretch the legs and avoid some Sedona crowds.
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Oct 02 2021
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 Tucson, AZ
Pontatoc Canyon Trail #410Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 02 2021
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Hiking3.50 Miles 1,100 AEG
Hiking3.50 Miles   1 Hour   40 Mns   2.10 mph
1,100 ft AEG
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Needed to stretch my legs and decided to check out the canyon trail. Have a big weekend planned for next week, so went out long enough to break a little sweat and double check my gear choices. Will need to come back out here again to get to the end of the trail.

The trail is very overgrown and I got off course at least a dozen times for a few strides because the path is hidden under knee high weeds and grass.

Temps in the morning are just about perfect and it was in the upper 50's when I started. Hiking season is officially here in Tucson and I can now hit a bunch of places I've been avoiding all summer.
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Sep 25 2021
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 Tucson, AZ
Vault Mine - Josephine Saddle LoopTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 25 2021
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Hiking10.10 Miles 2,370 AEG
Hiking10.10 Miles   4 Hrs   33 Mns   2.22 mph
2,370 ft AEG
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Just about perfect weather for hiking, hit the parking lot and it was 59 degrees and I had to throw on some arm warmers for the first mile or so. Uneventful stroll up Vault Mine and over to Agua Caliente trail. This about the only place where you are not swimming in knee high to chest high grass and weeds around town it seems. Heading down Agua Caliente and a deer pops in front of me and oddly just stands there without moving. Simply stands there and looks at me, then turned around and noticed the reason why. A tiny fawn was 10 yards away and attempting to rejoin their mother. Scooted along once I figured that out and let the family reunion begin. Lots of deer out today, saw at least a half dozen more along the way.

The reason for my hike is that I just finished up the book that details the tragedy of the three Boy Scouts who perished up in the Santa Rita's and I wanted to see where they had fallen. Had never been on Temporal Gulch trail and poked around there for a bit. Went roughly a mile and half down Temporal Gulch to get the lay of the land and to plot out future expeditions. Very pretty views back here and McBeth Spring was running well. Saw about the freshest bear scat I've seen up in the Santa Rita's, it still had a fresh pool of urine on top of it. But alas I missed seeing any bears up here again.

From there did a casual stroll down Super Trail and bumped into Jim H heading up for the afternoon. Hopefully soon it cools off and we can agree on meeting for a hike that doesn't start at zero dark thirty.
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Flowing well and very cool, refreshing water.
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Sep 19 2021
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 Tucson, AZ
North Ranch/Linda Vista Loop, AZ 
North Ranch/Linda Vista Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Sep 19 2021
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Hiking3.70 Miles 98 AEG
Hiking3.70 Miles      56 Mns   3.96 mph
98 ft AEG
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'Hood hike on all the dirt roads and paths near my house, roughly 2/3 of the hike was in the dirt.
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Sep 18 2021
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 Tucson, AZ
Pusch's FlatironTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 18 2021
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Hiking2.70 Miles 1,275 AEG
Hiking2.70 Miles   1 Hour   18 Mns   2.08 mph
1,275 ft AEG
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Keeping it interesting this morning and loaded up my pack with 15 pounds of extra weight to toughen up for my GC trip in a few weeks.

More weed growth but the flowers are pretty amazing in spots. Finally saw a Bighorn Sheep on top of the Flatiron and had just enough time to snap a fuzzy picture before he bounded down the cliff face. Probably the biggest sheep I've seen in the wild in Arizona.

Other than that fairly uneventful. Did point out the three signs prohibiting dogs to a couple intent on taking their dog for a stroll. They muttered under their breath and got back in the car to drive away.
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Sep 12 2021
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 Tucson, AZ
Old Baldy Trail #372 to Wrightson SummitTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 12 2021
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Hiking10.40 Miles 4,043 AEG
Hiking10.40 Miles   3 Hrs   30 Mns   2.97 mph
4,043 ft AEG
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Pretty good hike up and back, testing the legs to do back to back days and they didn't fall off. Made it to the summit in 1:54, touched the top and cruised back down. Humidity was down from two weeks ago and 90% of the hike was in pleasant temps. Only got toasty the last mile or so.
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate

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Sep 11 2021
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 Tucson, AZ
Pusch's FlatironTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 11 2021
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Hiking2.70 Miles 1,275 AEG
Hiking2.70 Miles   1 Hour   15 Mns   2.16 mph
1,275 ft AEG
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Quick hike before some house chores, an easy way to get in 1000+ feet of gain and be back home in under two hours. The weeds are growing high along the Flatiron trail and a pesky thorny mesquite has taken over about three feet of the entire trail. May need to hike back up with some pruning shears.

Looks like everyone else in NW Tucson has discovered this place, the parking lot and the street was jam packed with cars by 8 AM when I returned to the car. Still nothing like Phoenix area workout hikes but at least double the number of people that you saw three years ago.
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Sep 04 2021
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 Tucson, AZ
Soldier Trail #706Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 04 2021
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Hiking7.50 Miles 2,090 AEG
Hiking7.50 Miles   2 Hrs   55 Mns   2.57 mph
2,090 ft AEG
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Doing more prep for a GC trip, last week was striding along a trail similar to the main corridor and this week something rocky and steep to get ready for some other trails in my sights. First mile always gets your attention, it is straight up. Took Soldier Trail over to the AZT to stretch my legs on something easy for 30 minutes, then turned around with a detour over to some slot canyons to take a few waterfall pictures. What is normally a Class 3 scramble when it is dry is now a Class 4 scramble when the water is flowing and the rock face is slightly wet. Snapped a few pictures and headed back down to my car.

Need to make myself a note, from here on out I will need to wear hiking pants in southern Arizona to this year. Didn't get too scratched up, but whatever pollen is on the weeds and grass gave me a bad rash all over my legs. The trails around here are very overgrown with waist high grass and weeds along most of the trail. Bumped into one other person this morning and we chatted for a minute. They were a retired FS employee and we both concurred that while the grass and wildflowers look nice, next year this will be potential tinder for wildfires.

Surprisingly no snakes were seen, but did see the most impressive pile of bear scat I've seen since moving down here. Pretty far down the mountain as well, at best a half mile from Catalina Hwy.
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water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Soldier Canyon Medium flow Medium flow
Flowing pretty well from where the stream meets the AZT.
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Sep 02 2021
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 Tucson, AZ
Pusch PeakTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 02 2021
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Hiking2.05 Miles 883 AEG
Hiking2.05 Miles      50 Mns   2.46 mph
883 ft AEG
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Started a new job a few months back and any hopes of early morning hikes during the work week are dashed. Finally cool enough for me to try this afternoon hiking thing, generally not a fan of doing anything if it's over 85 degrees. This hike is only a 5 minute detour on my way back home and set my watch to do a 45 minute out and back to gauge how well I do in the heat.

Made it as far as the little rock scramble portion where you dip under the tree and headed back. Trail is pretty trashed from the rain, but the upshot is that you don't need a scythe to blaze through like some of the other trails in town after all the rain. Bonus points for zero evidence of bees that force a detour from the main trail.
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Aug 28 2021
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Old Baldy Trail #372 to Wrightson SummitTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 28 2021
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Hiking10.40 Miles 4,043 AEG
Hiking10.40 Miles   3 Hrs   59 Mns   2.61 mph
4,043 ft AEG
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My annual GC trip is back on this year and I now have 6 weeks to train. Pushed it a bit to see where my fitness is and surprised myself with an old Baldy summit in just a tad over two hours. Touched the top and scurried back down.

Nothing too exciting, the wildflowers were popping and Bellows Springs is back. Felt delightful to get my face wet from it and take a few sips of the cool water.
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Fairly thick around Baldy Saddle and spotty around the rest of the trail.

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Flowing pretty good, crisp and cool.
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Aug 21 2021
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Safford Peak (Sombrero)Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 21 2021
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Hiking3.90 Miles 1,517 AEG
Hiking3.90 Miles   2 Hrs   2 Mns   1.92 mph
1,517 ft AEG
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Forgot how much I missed all the Saturday morning routine involved in getting out of the house, then listening to classic 80's metal while driving in the pre-dawn haze with the peak I'm about to summit taking up space in my windshield. Felt good to get out and get my feet dirty again.

Starting to dry out, so not too terribly humid. Plus at one point had a nice, crisp breeze that had just a hint of the upcoming fall weather to come in a month. Appears that someone has finally noticed that people are hiking out here, there is an actual graded parking lot with a layer of gravel all over it. Then some new signs from the Park Service popped up since the last time I was here. One had a map of the area and the other warning dog owners to leave Fido at home.

Pretty uneventful hike, just out to shake the cobwebs off. Made it to the summit in just shy of an hour. Then worked my way down to come out in Sanctuary Cove. Stopped for the first time to look at the little church and other features of the property.

Trail is overgrown with weeds in spots, need to pay attention to where you are going in a couple of spots. Then noticed all of the rain washed off the fine layer of dust off all the rocks and amazingly my Salomon's once again have very sticky tread on the soles.
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Aug 07 2021
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 Tucson, AZ
Chiricahua Ramblings, AZ 
Chiricahua Ramblings, AZ
 
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Scenic Drive
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Scoping out a section of the state I've never been to. Got a cabin outside of Portal for the weekend and spent most of Saturday simply getting the lay of the land. Headed up Paradise Road from Portal and it was like a mini-Yosemite to start. Towering cliffs on both sides of the road greeted us and then into a very scenic canyon. Road showed no damage from the previous rains and looked like it had just been graded within the past few days. We had no problem getting up and over the range in our Subaru. Topped out near the Rustler Park turnoff and headed down with Chiricahua National Monument as our next destination.

Drove up to Echo Canyon, did a little hiking and picture taking and jumped back into the car. From here our destination was Fort Bowie. The road from the west side of the fort was a bit of a washboard, but still was able to drive most of it at 30-40 MPH with no issues. Stopped at a few spots to read historical markers, but once I got to the parking lot of the fort I was informed that it was a 3 mile round trip hike and it was a bit too toasty for that. Added that area as another place to explore and get back to in a few months when the weather is cooler. Kept driving until we got to the town of Bowie, hopped on the freeway and then drove back to Portal after crossing into New Mexico.

Saw lots of deer, various birds, a javelina family and a first for me a Gray Fox.

Worth heading back for and entrancing enough that we actually pondered buying a few acres out there. Looked at a couple of properties around Portal late Saturday afternoon.
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Aug 07 2021
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 Tucson, AZ
Echo Canyon TrailTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 07 2021
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Hiking1.10 Miles 150 AEG
Hiking1.10 Miles      45 Mns   1.47 mph
150 ft AEG
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A very quick Clark Griswald hike with my wife to snap some pictures and get a general idea of what SE Arizona has to offer. We did the easy Echo Canyon Grotto hike that goes back about a half mile and returns along the same trail. Considering it was 10 AM on a Saturday, we basically had the entire trail to ourselves. Finally ran into another family about 100 yards away from our car.

Probably about the most scenic 1 mile hike I've ever done. Tons of photo ops and an easy stroll.
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Jul 31 2021
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Pima Canyon Trail #62Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 31 2021
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Hiking6.20 Miles 1,200 AEG
Hiking6.20 Miles   2 Hrs   45 Mns   2.25 mph
1,200 ft AEG
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It's been a busy month and needed something mellow to stretch the legs. Pima Canyon is my go-to hike to just aimlessly wander around to soak in nature. With all the rain we've had, it is quickly turning into a jungle. Plus the stream in the canyon is currently running at a nice clip. Evidence of flash flooding earlier in the week, but now the stream is easily crossed without worry of getting your toes wet if you bounce off the rocks the right way. Just strolled up to the first dam, took some pictures and explored a tiny side canyon that had a waterfall.

Few wildflowers starting to bloom, but a ton of other plants had buds on them and I'd venture a guess that next weekend would be a perfect time to view summer blooms.

Heading back from the dam I spotted very fresh cat scat and a few prints and noticed for the next quarter mile it was eerily quiet. Kept my eyes and ears open but didn't see anything. Surprisingly snake free today, so that was my only excitement for the day.
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Jul 17 2021
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Jerimoth Hill - Rhode Island HighpointProvidence, RI
Providence, RI
Hiking avatar Jul 17 2021
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Hiking0.30 Miles 10 AEG
Hiking0.30 Miles      5 Mns   3.60 mph
10 ft AEG
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Flights in and out of Rhode Island heading west are tough to come by and I had half a day to kill before going to the airport. Plus noticed this trail was only a few minutes away from Connecticut and I could be at the nearest Starbucks to bring home another one of their collectable state mugs for my wife. Took the back roads up from Newport and it was a pleasantly hilly and woody drive. Toughest part of this hike is actually finding the unmarked trailhead. The directions I had said to look for pole sign #212 and I assumed a road marker. Learned that in Rhode Island each telephone pole is individually numbered and I had to search for the very small number tacked onto the pole. The sign on the roadway to designate the highpoint is actually about 100 yards down the hill from the highpoint.
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Jul 15 2021
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Cliff Walk Trail - NewportNewport, RI
Newport, RI
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Hiking5.52 Miles 180 AEG
Hiking5.52 Miles   2 Hrs   5 Mns   2.65 mph
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Went to Newport to see my son get his officer's commission and graduate from the Navy's Officer Candidate School over the weekend. It was cheaper to fly in Wednesday to Saturday, so that gave me one free day to sightsee. Did the Cliff Walk in full fog conditions and 97% humidity, I could see the coast line barely and very fuzzy outlines of all the mansions along the hike. Pretty easy stroll and I finished up the actual 3.5 mile Cliff Walk in a little over an hour.

Then discovered that everyone in Newport sleeps in, including taxis, Ubers and the town trolley car. At 7 AM I couldn't get anyone to pick me up and it was an hour wait for the cab company to swing by to drive me back to the starting point of this point to point hike. Pulled out my map, did some quick calculations and figured that it was a two mile walk through the mansion district and the downtown area back to where my car was parked. Looped back to the car rather than wait for transportation.
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Jun 27 2021
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Old Baldy Trail #372 to Wrightson SummitTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
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Hiking10.60 Miles 4,043 AEG
Hiking10.60 Miles   3 Hrs   36 Mns   2.94 mph
4,043 ft AEG
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The way this year is going, figured I get in one last hike in the one remaining national forest in Arizona that hasn't burned down yet. Lot of life events the past 6 weeks, so wanted to see where my fitness was. Got to Josephine Saddle in 49 minutes and to the top in 2:05, so not bad all things considered. Power hiked most of it while I pondered the potential end to my running career, I seem to be able to hike but a running stride makes my knees ache a bit.

Pretty surprised at how few people were on the trail, even when I got back to the parking lot there were still a few open spots here and there. Not the madhouse it's been the past few times I've been up there. One upshot to this hike is being able to run into guys in their late 60's and 70's who retired to Green Valley to hike for retirement. Almost always get to chat with one or two about how to stay healthy enough to hike at age 75.

Bellows Spring was bone dry and did see 2-3 clumps of wildflowers.
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Safford Peak (Sombrero)Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar May 30 2021
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Hiking4.10 Miles 1,500 AEG
Hiking4.10 Miles   1 Hour   50 Mns   2.24 mph
1,500 ft AEG
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Needed to lay low this weekend and do something close to the house. Coming in from Scenic Drive and Silverbell noticed some new signage about the 25 MPH speed limit and then for almost a mile orange cones and orange signs stating that this was a special enforcement zone. Apparently the neighborhood must have some political clout to get a special zone for speed traps. Parked at my usual spot at the turnout, which gives me about a quarter mile to warm up and do last minute gear checks. At the end of Scenic Drive someone put boulders at the end of the road, threw down some gravel and created a small parking area just outside the SNP boundary.

Uneventful hike up, nice and cool to start and just a tad too toasty the last 10 minutes or so back to the car.
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