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Nov 05 2022
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 Nogales, AZ
Pena Blanca Ridge Canyon area, AZ 
Pena Blanca Ridge Canyon area, AZ
 
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HikerWillTriplogs 149
Hiking3.57 Miles 2,207 AEG
Hiking3.57 Miles   3 Hrs   50 Mns   1.04 mph
2,207 ft AEG      25 Mns Break
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random ridge and back through Bellota Canyon
9:10 – left the truck
9:18 – barbed wire fence
9:47 - small window. Headed up too soon. Big vein of quartz and crystal
9:54 – up narrow crack in cliff. Slipped nearly fell back down. First attempt my backpack hung up on the cliff wall behind me. Then the cliff crumbled. left me stuck about 10 feet up.

10:02 ridge - - took a 10 min break here. The whole ridge was about a mile. no path or animal trail anywhere. The final 400 feet down into the canyon were very steep. the kind of steep that you dont recover from if you fall. I was glad to be down out of that. A better way would have added half a mile to my goal.

11:05 – at the dam. Rested and snacked for about 10 minutes
11:56 lower bellota spring – rest
12:07 check out tailing above watering troughs. May not be tailings
12:17 – deer stand in tree
12:19 – at the gate in the fence that crosses the creek bed
12:28 on crystal cliff –
12:45 – broke bottle of water and soaked my backside

Back at truck at 12:57

The ridge to the East was very narrow and steep in place.
The last climb down into the canyon was steeper than muffin.
Entered the canyon about 50 yards from bobby tank dam.
The canyon to the north was too choked with brush to go back so I’ll try this way from the higher end of the canyon in hopes that gravity will help push through all that mess.

I ended up with a ton of scratches as the cats claw was unavoidable at times.

The trip back through the canyon was pretty easy.
Plenty of time and energy to check out what looked like tailings and some other cliffs.
Saw a couple of coatimundies
its b een a while since i did a challening one.
this one was a lot of work.
beautiful and a challenge.
I wish I had taken longer
Sep 03 2022
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 Nogales, AZ
Rock Corral Ridge to West, AZ 
Rock Corral Ridge to West, AZ
 
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HikerWillTriplogs 149
Hiking2.57 Miles 535 AEG
Hiking2.57 Miles   3 Hrs   45 Mns   1.03 mph
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Another mean hike to nowhere but filled with a lot of cool sights.
I decided to take advantage of the cooler temps and cloud cover and head up to a ridge West of Rock Corral. I’ve been up here before but came back to the South to the road. (4151?)

Last time I turned back at the cliffs because of the heat. This time it was easy to find a way to the top of the cliffs and beyond. There were a few cattle walls made of stacked rocks. Most were in bad shape. Looked like they had been forgotten a long time ago.

I almost turned back at the ridge because the vegetation was so thick and there were so many bees. Instead, I decided to face my fears and go slowly. Very slowly. They didn’t seem to be bothered by my walking right through them. Most of the way the plants were waist high. This slowed me down a lot too because I couldn’t seen the ground most of the time.

I took a different way back and headed through the canyon to the North but kept getting turned back because of the cliffs. It was just miserable coming back though the creek bed. It was grown over and filled with 6 foot tall plants with yellow flowers. Many more bees(MANY MORE) down here so I opted to cross and head up the South canyon wall. Less vegetation, but steeper, but grippy rock.

Saw some caves on both sides of the canyon and a mine. I checked out a nearby cave and headed back.
Didn’t check out the mine because by this point I was pretty rattled by the bees.

Lots of time to sit and enjoy the views of the Tumacacori Range and think. Work has been unbearable, and I think it’s time to move on soon. Out and away is the best place to think, I think.

Arms look like I stuck them in a sack of hungry cats.
Two bad falls. Luckily I held on to my walking stick. It’s been my best piece of hiking equipment.
Cell coverage came and went. Son called when I was up top. It was good to sit and talk and rest… Better to talk.
I hope to never go back there. I hope I can go back there this winter.
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Much of the area looked like a yellow blanket.
Some purples and blues and whites but mostly tall yellow
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Aug 06 2022
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 Nogales, AZ
Rock Corral Ridge to North, AZ 
Rock Corral Ridge to North, AZ
 
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HikerWillTriplogs 149
Hiking2.12 Miles 750 AEG
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750 ft AEG      22 Mns Break
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Got out later than I expected but it was in the upper 70’s
For about 5 minutes
Rock Corral Road
I started at the small camp area past the actual corral.
Headed West on the road for about 40 yards and then cut straight up the hill.
Lots of flowers.
About ¾ of the way up I heard some vehicles coming fast
And figured it was BP.
NOPE two Jeeps and they both stopped to watch me.
So darted a little and then hid behind a bush… and then darted again
And hid again. Had to laugh as they pointed and talked excitedly
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As I got closer to the top of the ridge it gradually got less steep until at the top is was nearly level.
¾ of a mile later I came to a cliff that was probably 50-60 feet tall and had enough cracks that I could have made it but it was hot already. Actually only in the 80;s and the some would come and go but I had taken it too fast up the hill.
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Lots of solid bare rock made the next half hour easier to get to where I wanted to drop into the canyon.
A good amount of water but it was easy to rock hop across.

2 miles went by pretty quick the first mile I stopped in the shade several times but with the rain I was afraid to sit down because of chiggers.
Want to go back in the winter to climb the cliff and the ridge behind. It looks not so steep.
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Jul 29 2022
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 Nogales, AZ
Patagonia East Side, AZ 
Patagonia East Side, AZ
 
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HikerWillTriplogs 149
Hiking1.40 Miles 60 AEG
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This was mostly a drive because it was so far off the beaten path.... or road as the case may be,.
Out past Nogales Airport. First Right.
Followed this out looking for a road that would take me as far away as possible.
The road split near a BP tower.
2 Tents were set up. Looked Miserable.
Past this the road went Wayyyyy back down into the canyon.
secluded and amazing views.
The way opposite of the BP tower was a chance to hike as the road got really ugly.
Truck could have made it, probably, just tired of sitting.

Was surprised how far UP the road went.
Jul 25 2022
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Patagonia Turkey Flats, NM 
Patagonia Turkey Flats, NM
 
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HikerWillTriplogs 149
Canyoneering2.15 Miles 130 AEG
Canyoneering2.15 Miles   1 Hour   35 Mns   1.72 mph
130 ft AEG      20 Mns Break
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There is a place past Turkey Flats that had a really good place to pick up pyrite.
After a few good rains it's easy to find.
The hike to the mine before the cleanup was a bushwhack but not too bad.
It's totally gone'
The two shafts are covered with big iron grates.

From there we hit Soldier Basin.
The road has been worked really well.
before it was scary. Easy trip to the small rock house at the end of the road.
Headed to the North on another road that was graded as well.
I really wish they had either not graded the last 200 feet or put up a sign that indicate there was no turn around. A couple of test digs out that way.
I think Flux Canyon is on the other side of the ridge.

Took another road to the South and came up that way.
Some really cool mining artifacts. One looked like a big rock bathtub.
Jul 23 2022
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Castle Rock, AZ 
Castle Rock, AZ
 
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HikerWillTriplogs 149
Hiking3.15 Miles 400 AEG
Hiking3.15 Miles   3 Hrs   31 Mns   1.02 mph
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Went back to Castle Rock after son left.
just wanted to check out some of the other burned areas.
Found a small cave that went all the way though.
and a small Window.
Both big enough to slide through.
Got really hot by noon.
Jul 19 2022
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Castle Rock - Pena Blanca, AZ 
Castle Rock - Pena Blanca, AZ
 
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HikerWillTriplogs 149
Hiking2.90 Miles 420 AEG
Hiking2.90 Miles   2 Hrs   53 Mns   1.26 mph
420 ft AEG      35 Mns Break
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The Tonto Fire got almost to the peak of Castel Rock.
The lack of vegetation opened up the North side to explore.
The way up now can be much more direct and shorter but with some risks.
My son and I found a cave on the Northside that I don't remember ever seeing before.
Started at about 7:30 and back some time after 10.
Light clouds and a stiff breeze made up for the lack of shade.
Jul 15 2022
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 Nogales, AZ
Ramanote Canyon from Wise Mesa, NM 
Ramanote Canyon from Wise Mesa, NM
 
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HikerWillTriplogs 149
Canyoneering2.50 Miles 1,780 AEG
Canyoneering2.50 Miles   2 Hrs   15 Mns   1.30 mph
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This time I had trouble finding the Cattle path but when I did it was a quick decent.
The path kicks off to the West near the bottom so it's easier to just head straight down through the brush.

Found my knife last time. This time I checked out the cliffs to the right of the Cave.
Came back with one nice rock.
This time coming back I took the Path all the way to the top of the mesa instead of taking a short cut.
Easy to find for next time.

Got out before 7:00 am and it was chilly.
Back to car my 9 and it was too hot.
I kept stopping whenever that shade.
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Jun 29 2022
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Tarantula Rock, AZ 
Tarantula Rock, AZ
 
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HikerWillTriplogs 149
Hiking2.15 Miles 350 AEG
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I really like this hike. Some cool scrambling, balanced rocks, easy access to Waterfall Canyon, which leads to Pena Blanca Canyon.

Got out by 7:30. It was finally opened after the Tonto fire. This time I stayed in the wash until the base and then found a nice cow path. Hopped the fence and then the fun begins.
There is no trail or path to the back of the rock. My first time it took me hours to find a way,

This trip had a purpose. About 5 years ag I lost a knife that was a gift. I’ve retraced my steps several time and this time took my metal detector. Nope… failed.

I stopped in some shade for water and found that one of my bottles had broken open and was leaking. Thank goodness it was frozen so only about a quarter of it was lost. It took some time to break up the ice enough to put in another bottle. At this point I decided to head back just in case.

BUT…
To the Southeast there is a small hill that looks like there is a manmade flat spot on top. It was kind of on the way back to the car so I figured my water situation was ok.
Indeed, it was manmade AND there was a very, very faint road.ish.
This made the way back a lot easier. It came and went but made the steep trip down a lot easier. Judging by the amount of trash along the road this was a path that the Mexican Nationals have used.
Unlike some ways through this area I can see how this one would be easier than places like Montoya tank or Atascosa.

The Tonto Fire area seemed to me mostly a grass fire.

Got back with less than a pint of water.

Found a house sized rock with shelter areas fill with Trash and backpacks.
Childrens clothes too.

There were frsh signs of people here. They went to the left of the rock.
Someone said they saw a person in one of my pics. If that is true i literally walked within a few feet of someone.
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Jun 15 2022
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 Nogales, AZ
Ramanote Canyon, AZ 
Ramanote Canyon, AZ
 
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HikerWillTriplogs 149
Hiking1.77 Miles 1,237 AEG
Hiking1.77 Miles   2 Hrs   17 Mns   0.80 mph
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Wise Mesa in Rio Rico.
There is a cave on Lion Mountain across Ramanote Canyon and I lost a really good knife there almost exactly a year ago.
Sooooooooo
I bought a metal detector and went in search of.
Holy cow this one started with a climb/slide through the cliffs and after that it stays steep and unforgiving to the Flats above the riverbed. There is a well established immigrant campsite here hidden in the trees. They all scattered as I crashed through the brush.

The way to the shallow cave is equally steep but straight forward.

Found my knife. 3 more to go.
One is on Tarantula rock but the area is closed because of the Tonto Fire.
Came back a different way that avoided the camp.
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Jun 13 2022
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 Nogales, AZ
White Cliff Balanced Rocks., AZ 
White Cliff Balanced Rocks., AZ
 
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HikerWillTriplogs 149
Hiking2.50 Miles 87 AEG
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Exit 12 on I-19 and headed West.
Coworker decided to hike off trail again. With his Gopro.

We managed to drive right on top of the cliff. I would have preferred to park at the base and head up through a break but there have been a lot of people coming across that way.

We headed to the outcropping to the South. This ends up being the North ridge of Walker Canyon.

I have no way of writing how to get to the balanced rocks. They are well hidden. But you can easily see the cave where we rested in the shade from the truck.

We checked out the clifftop tank past the truck too.

Rangers blocked the road while we were out there. They were observing the Tonto fire. It seems to be winding down.

After this we drove to the border wall road. BM 128 is missing. They excavated too close to it and the cliff they made collapsed. I'm glad I hiked to this border marker before the wall was installed.
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Jun 09 2022
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Castle Rock, AZ 
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Hiking3.15 Miles 420 AEG
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Headed out toward Pena Blanca Lake with a coworker. He recently moved here from the Philippines and has never hiked off trail before.
...This may be his last one.

We parked at a big flat area about half a mile from White Rock campground and took the wash into the canyon. This is the North side.

There is no path or trail this way and I take a slightly different route each time I go here.

There are a few sketchy parts going across a narrow ledge.
From the top we watched Border Patrol take their 4 wheelers up the road along the ridge to the south. This is a steep road that leads almost to BM 119.

We rested at the top then read and signed the register Claudia and I put there 2 years ago. There is also a Geocaching register up there. We put this one here for those of us who can't afford such technology.

Sunny and hot.
Jun 07 2022
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I-19 EXIT 29 North Side, AZ 
I-19 EXIT 29 North Side, AZ
 
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HikerWillTriplogs 149
Hiking2.57 Miles 617 AEG
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Decided to check out the North side of Rock Corral Canyon. Hopped the fence at the West parking lot and headed up the side of the hill leading down into the canyon area I checked out a few days ago.

Got spooked by movement down there so I stayed on the edge of the canyon to Gasline Road and beyond.

Love the view of the mtn range to the West. It's next on my list.

Came back to gasoline road and UP then decided to avoid the FR that lead back to the truck. Off road is the best
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Jun 03 2022
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Rock Corral, AZ 
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HikerWillTriplogs 149
Hiking2.25 Miles 419 AEG
Hiking2.25 Miles   2 Hrs   14 Mns   1.24 mph
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Exit 29 on I-19 and headed west. Dropped down into the canyon and parked near the corral. Headed East in the creekbed for 200 yards then made my way up through the cliff to the south.

Once above the cliff I headed toward the peak and skirted the base to my goal which was a mine that was 1.5 miles from the truck.

No path but a few animal trails came and went. Within about a quarter of a mile of my goal I came to a cliff and decided it was better to head back a different way because of my dwindling water. Totally under prepared for the heat.

Headed to the ridge thst I checked out on June 2nd and dropped down into the canyon. Could not avoid the Catsclaw and had a few good tumbles.
Headed back to the truck via the creek bed. There was water in two of the pools.

Checked more closely and found that I was less that 500 yards from a road that goes to the mine.
Duh.
Jun 02 2022
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 Nogales, AZ
I-19 exit 29, AZ 
I-19 exit 29, AZ
 
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HikerWillTriplogs 149
Hiking3.75 Miles 822 AEG
Hiking3.75 Miles   3 Hrs   15 Mns   1.43 mph
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I parked at the West parking lot and walked up the entrance ramp toward the ridge on the South side of Rock Corral Canyon. Wondered what the people on the interstate thought about seeing someone with a backpack headed up there.

Three shallow saddles and 4 fences later I was at Gasline Road. Chased a few coyotes along the way. I went about a third of a mile past this and dropped down into the canyon. It's crazy steep but it was easy to avoid the Catsclaw. When I got to the bottom I discovered that it wasn't the bottom. There is a 40+ foot cliff into a very narrow part of the canyon.

From here I followed a cow path that led to the riverbed. Odd thing was that I found cycle tire tracks on this path.

Headed back to the truck and enjoyed the view and shade of the cliffs. State police met me at the truck and then drove away.

I'll go back and see where the tracks went when it gets cooler.

A fun morning trek.
May 30 2022
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Mount Wasington, AZ 
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Hiking1.15 Miles 217 AEG
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We wanted to get a birds eye view of the damage done by the San Rafael fire so we drove up the East side of Washington Mountain and took a short walk about.

Walking was cut short when we smelled aftershave or bug spray or something that indicated we were not alone.

A large area was blackened but it stayed mostly in the grass. There were pink places near the edge covered in fire retardant. The road to the East of BM 113 is very bad. All the other roads have been graded and my Avenger would make it easily.
Yeah yeah yeah... Washington.
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May 28 2022
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Peck Canyon Well, AZ 
Peck Canyon Well, AZ
 
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Hiking2.25 Miles
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I've been hopeful that the Forest Folks would fix the road all the way to the well but they stopped short by almost a mile.

We parked at the edge of the last gravel field and followed the road to a little beyond the windmill.

In places a passenger car could make it with no trouble, there are also places that my truck wouldnt make it.
We opted to take the river bed back. A few signs of immigrants at Wolf Tank.

Wish they had finished the job. I'm betting that the guy who checks on the well does too.
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May 27 2022
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Wise Mesa, AZ 
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Hiking3.15 Miles 35 AEG
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There have been way too many sightings of immigrants in the canyons so I’ve decided to stay away from some of my favorite areas for a while.
BP brought in a group of 20 men.
Anther groups attached a smaller group and robbed them… etc.
I found another abandoned car at the bottom of a ravine.
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Wise Mesa is nice and flat with wonderful views in every direction. Mexico-Pajarito, Atascosa, Tumacacori, Wrightson and whatever the range toward Patagonia is. I hiked a quarter mile on the road and then veered off across one of the sections of the mesa that remind me of fingers extending from the edge of the mesa that borders Ramanote Canyon.

Set a timer for 30 minutes and then hit the snooze button twice justifying it by how near the end I was. My plan was to stay turn to the West and hike the road back. BUT. I went a lot further than I thought I would and ended up with two ridges between me and Gasline Road.

By the time I got back to the road I was wiped out. Left my pack by the road and only carried a bottle of water with me back to the truck. There was a cow in the road that wouldn’t move so I had to go off road a bit in the truck. Odd that it didn’t move like cows usually do.

Most excellent morning workout. About a mile longer than I planned. The solitude is refreshing.
May 24 2022
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Peck Canyon Window, AZ 
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Hiking2.55 Miles 10 AEG
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Took a coworker on a hike to the Peck Canyon Window.
He is nearly half my age but he kept up pretty well.
The narrows are now passable since the water is nearly gone.
There is a cow path that comes and goes. Easy to find as you just have to stay in the canyon for about a mile and then look South when you come to Ramanote Canyon.
Came back by way of the Angus Flats ruins.
The forest service is putting the road back in where Fresno Canyon meets peck.
Guy I talked to said he was going all the way to the Windmill.
I hope so. Then I have a chance of making it to Hells Gate.
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May 21 2022
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Rock Corral and Tucson Spectrum, AZ 
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Hiking5.23 Miles 120 AEG
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5-21-2022
Rock Corral Spring
Hit this area twice in two days. Both days were scouting missions for near future hikes.
Parked near the first campsite and followed a faint road I had never noticed before and then headed to the rock cistern by the pump.
Someone has brush hogged the road to the corral. I thought it ended here but it continued up the road behind the cistern.
It was too hot by 10 am to finish the road so we turned back.
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Later that day….
The car broke down in Tucson so while the ladies went to a movie I walked to Auto Zone for a replacement part. 1.53 miles one way. Luckily it was as the sun was setting. 3 miles round trip for a total of over 5 miles that day.
It got us home and then died Monday and had to be towed.

I'm including miles from both jaunts just because
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