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Sep 18 2021
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56 male
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 Oro Valley, AZ
Pusch's FlatironTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 18 2021
SpiderLegsTriplogs 791
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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 Oro Valley, AZ
Old Baldy Trail #372 to Wrightson SummitTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 12 2021
SpiderLegsTriplogs 791
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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Sep 11 2021
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56 male
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 Oro Valley, AZ
Pusch's FlatironTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 11 2021
SpiderLegsTriplogs 791
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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 Oro Valley, 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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Flowing pretty well from where the stream meets the AZT.
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Sep 02 2021
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 Oro Valley, AZ
Pusch PeakTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 02 2021
SpiderLegsTriplogs 791
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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 Oro Valley, AZ
Safford Peak (Sombrero)Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 21 2021
SpiderLegsTriplogs 791
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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 Oro Valley, 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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 Oro Valley, AZ
Echo Canyon TrailTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 07 2021
SpiderLegsTriplogs 791
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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 Oro Valley, AZ
Pima Canyon Trail #62Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 31 2021
SpiderLegsTriplogs 791
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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 Oro Valley, AZ
Jerimoth Hill - Rhode Island HighpointProvidence, RI
Providence, RI
Hiking avatar Jul 17 2021
SpiderLegsTriplogs 791
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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 Oro Valley, AZ
Cliff Walk Trail - NewportNewport, RI
Newport, RI
Hiking avatar Jul 15 2021
SpiderLegsTriplogs 791
Hiking5.52 Miles 180 AEG
Hiking5.52 Miles   2 Hrs   5 Mns   2.65 mph
180 ft AEG
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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
Hiking avatar Jun 27 2021
SpiderLegsTriplogs 791
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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May 30 2021
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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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May 22 2021
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Jack Mountain LoopTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
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Hiking5.60 Miles 2,142 AEG
Hiking5.60 Miles   2 Hrs   40 Mns   2.10 mph
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Did a new variation of the loop. Up Vault Mine to Agua Caliente, bypassed Carrie Nation to snag Jack's Peak. Then backtracked to Carrie Nation and descended back to the car from there. Almost perfect weather and bypassed all of the high winds. It was beginning to howl on Jack's Peak and I could hear it from my vantage point. Then had a hard time keeping between the lines on the drive home, it's pretty blustery today.

Tucson has always been a hiking town, but compared to Phoenix they all seemed to sleep in. So if I got to a trailhead at 6 AM, chances were that I was the first or second car in the parking lot. Got to Madera Canyon right at 6AM and noticed half the spots along the top row of parking were already full. Trail conditions were dry & dusty, we need rain.

Lots of birders out this morning and when they found out where I was, were peppering me with questions about if I saw the pair of nesting Elegant Trogons near the Carrie Nation mine site. Had to let them down and admit that I wasn't paying attention.
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May 15 2021
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Pusch's FlatironTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
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Hiking2.70 Miles 1,275 AEG
Hiking2.70 Miles   1 Hour   10 Mns   2.31 mph
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Have had about a million other things on my plate the past month along with nursing my knees back to normal. Felt good to sneak out for a short hike.

The trail up is much more defined now, all the plants that they chopped down last summer during the fire have not sprouted back. Zero evidence of bees so far, didn't see a single one. Trail is pretty loose in spots along the edge, need a good rain to firm things up again. Took one misstep and lost footing going up when the trail simply evaporated.

Not as popular as Phoenix training/social hikes, but seems to be a lot more popular than it was when I moved here three years ago. Parking lot was full by 6 AM and ran into a steady stream of hikers going up and down. First time in ages that I actually had to share the summit of the Flatiron with another hiking party.
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May 01 2021
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Tortolita Preserve LoopTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
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Run/Jog6.85 Miles 330 AEG
Run/Jog6.85 Miles   1 Hour   15 Mns   5.48 mph
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Arrived bright and early to the loop and noticed that they were setting up for a mountain bike race. Confirmed when the race was starting and figured I had just enough time to sneak in a loop before I got run over. Didn't do the whole loop, took the cut off that shaves off a couple of miles. Needed some easy runnable miles to loosen up the legs and test the knee. Seems like it's getting better, but I'm not bouncing back as fast as I used to.

The rancher that has the grazing lease appears to be using his full allotment this year, despite it being a year of drought. Everything that is edible is gone and the cows have taken to eating cholla and prickly pear. The place looks worse than some of the burn scar in the Catalinas.
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Apr 25 2021
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Buster Canyon Loop - TucsonTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
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Hiking5.57 Miles 2,288 AEG
Hiking5.57 Miles   4 Hrs   30 Mns   1.24 mph
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Another checked off the the to-do list. From the parking lot at the trailhead this peak looks underwhelming in comparison to others along the western front of the Catalinas. But a fun off trail adventure that's worth doing at least once. Well cairned after leaving the Birding Loop, the route finding skills needed are about average. Pulled out Route Scout about a dozen times to make sure we were on the right track going up. On the way down we followed the cairns back to the Birding Loop trail.

Requires a minimal amount of class three skills and the ability to ski through short sections of loose dirt and rock. Good area to get the lay of the land and sharpen your navigational skills
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Apr 24 2021
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Pontatoc Ridge Trail #411Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
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Hiking4.50 Miles 1,800 AEG
Hiking4.50 Miles   2 Hrs   10 Mns   2.08 mph
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Trying to hit all the trails on my to-do list since moving here. It's been almost three years since we relocated down here and Pontatoc is the one major trail between my house and Sabino Canyon I haven't done yet. Still attempting to take it easy on my knees, so took it slow and steady up and down the ridge. This was about the easiest 1800 feet of climbing I think I've done. Easy to follow trail to the top and the only very minor issue was attempting to get Route Scout to pick up a signal while I was up in the mine shafts. Kept waving my phone back and forth because I wanted to find the off trail side trip to the top of the ridge, but to no avail. So this gives me a reason to head back.

Fun trail that is probably worth a few trips a year and to take out of town visitors on if they want to avoid the crowds at Sabino Canyon.
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Apr 20 2021
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Tuesday Old Guy Loop, AZ 
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Run/Jog5.35 Miles 335 AEG
Run/Jog5.35 Miles   1 Hour   5 Mns   4.94 mph
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Back with the Old Guy's Group this morning. Took it very slow and easy, especially since it was only 40 degrees at the starting trailhead this morning. Once the sun came over the ridgeline it warmed up nicely to the 60's for the second half of the run.

Latest news out of CSP is that Romero Pools will closed until October. From what I've seen it's the only trail that anyone has made any effort to actually dissuade folks from using. There are signs and caution tape sealing off the trail once you hit the edge of the state park.
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