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Jan 26 2023
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48 male
 Joined Mar 24 2021
 Tucson, AZ
Cactus Forest Mica View loop, AZ 
Cactus Forest Mica View loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 26 2023
JackluminousTriplogs 62
Hiking2.01 Miles 82 AEG
Hiking2.01 Miles      31 Mns   3.89 mph
82 ft AEG
 
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Nice easy stroll while nursing the nasty blister I got wearing water shoes for eight miles in Sabino Canyon. Ow.
 
Jan 25 2023
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48 male
 Joined Mar 24 2021
 Tucson, AZ
Babad Do'agTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 25 2023
JackluminousTriplogs 62
Hiking4.62 Miles 1,210 AEG
Hiking4.62 Miles   2 Hrs   4 Mns   2.95 mph
1,210 ft AEG      30 Mns Break
 
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Splendid day for an afternoon hike. The sound of water from the creek was enticing a future scramble up the drainage sometime soon. There were patches of snow in the shady parts close to the ridge. The falls were going but not heavily.
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Jan 24 2023
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48 male
 Joined Mar 24 2021
 Tucson, AZ
Douglas Spring to first crossing, AZ 
Douglas Spring to first crossing, AZ
 
 Hiking avatar Jan 24 2023
JackluminousTriplogs 62
 Hiking3.63 Miles 710 AEG
 Hiking3.63 Miles   1 Hour   6 Mns   3.69 mph
710 ft AEG      7 Mns Break
 
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Quick out and back to the first creek crossing, right after the junction with Carrillo. Pretty much ran down the hill on the way back. Felt good.
 
Jan 22 2023
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48 male
 Joined Mar 24 2021
 Tucson, AZ
Sabino Canyon RoadTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 22 2023
JackluminousTriplogs 62
Hiking7.76 Miles 851 AEG
Hiking7.76 Miles   3 Hrs   9 Mns   2.66 mph
851 ft AEG      14 Mns Break
 
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Lovely evening stroll with wifey. We came a week or so ago but weren’t really prepared for the creek crossings. This time we had water shoes and zip off pants!

Didn’t really set out to do the whole thing but found ourselves doing it anyway. We marveled at the evening light on the creek and caught the sunset just prior to the end, and walked back alone in the dark.
 
Jan 21 2023
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48 male
 Joined Mar 24 2021
 Tucson, AZ
Garwood Carrillo Wildhorse Lollipop, AZ 
Garwood Carrillo Wildhorse Lollipop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 21 2023
JackluminousTriplogs 62
Hiking5.18 Miles 628 AEG
Hiking5.18 Miles   4 Hrs   1 Min   2.03 mph
628 ft AEG   1 Hour   28 Mns Break
 
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Did the lollipop in reverse and threw in the side trip to Wildhorse tank. Also served as wifey’s second backpacking training attempt, which went far better than the last one.

Very pleasant day hanging out at the pools.
 
Jan 20 2023
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48 male
 Joined Mar 24 2021
 Tucson, AZ
Garwood Carrillo Three Tanks Loop, AZ 
Garwood Carrillo Three Tanks Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 20 2023
JackluminousTriplogs 62
Hiking8.07 Miles 1,299 AEG
Hiking8.07 Miles   3 Hrs   12 Mns   3.39 mph
1,299 ft AEG      49 Mns Break6 LBS Pack
 
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Tons of water everywhere. Pretty much every drainage was flowing. So good to see so much water in the desert.

Startled a couple white-tailed deer on Garwood. Startled a few hikers too since I was moving pretty fast.

Hung out at Wildhorse Tank a bit. Nobody there.
 
Jan 14 2023
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48 male
 Joined Mar 24 2021
 Tucson, AZ
Garwood to Wildhorse Tank, AZ 
Garwood to Wildhorse Tank, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 14 2023
JackluminousTriplogs 62
Hiking4.76 Miles 562 AEG
Hiking4.76 Miles   3 Hrs   4 Mns   3.21 mph
562 ft AEG   1 Hour   35 Mns Break
 
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Enjoyed a couple of hours’ solitude and a pleasant journey there and back again.
 
Jan 13 2023
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48 male
 Joined Mar 24 2021
 Tucson, AZ
Box Camp Trail #22Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 13 2023
JackluminousTriplogs 62
Hiking4.77 Miles 1,045 AEG
Hiking4.77 Miles   4 Hrs   22 Mns   1.49 mph
1,045 ft AEG   1 Hour   10 Mns Break
 
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Took LE to the camping area around the Box Spring junction. Lots of snow on the ground which was fun and beautiful, but definitely slowed us down between icy spots and just plain distraction.

It’s Friday PE day, and today’s lesson was on how to select a good campsite. LE packed in her new tent and got to set it up after she found a good spot. It took some work to find, too many snags! Box camp is definitely not what it once was.

Lots more deadfall everywhere since summer.

Plenty of clear water in the creek.

On the way out we met a snow-woman (lady snowman?). Her teeth, eyes, and nose had fallen off so we replaced them for her.
 
Jan 12 2023
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48 male
 Joined Mar 24 2021
 Tucson, AZ
Garwood Three Tanks Carrillo Douglas Loop, AZ 
Garwood Three Tanks Carrillo Douglas Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 12 2023
JackluminousTriplogs 62
Hiking5.01 Miles 839 AEG
Hiking5.01 Miles   1 Hour   17 Mns   3.90 mph
839 ft AEG
 
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Looped counterclockwise Garwood to Douglas Spring via Carrillo.
 
Jan 11 2023
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48 male
 Joined Mar 24 2021
 Tucson, AZ
Pink Hill Loma Verde Cholla Loop, AZ 
Pink Hill Loma Verde Cholla Loop, AZ
 
 Hiking avatar Jan 11 2023
JackluminousTriplogs 62
 Hiking4.12 Miles 181 AEG
 Hiking4.12 Miles   1 Hour   9 Mns   3.86 mph
181 ft AEG      5 Mns Break
 
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Contribution to step count. Cool evening. Saw a young buck near Pink Hill.
 
Jan 10 2023
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48 male
 Joined Mar 24 2021
 Tucson, AZ
Ventana Canyon Trail #98Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 10 2023
JackluminousTriplogs 62
Hiking5.39 Miles 1,438 AEG
Hiking5.39 Miles   2 Hrs   29 Mns   2.61 mph
1,438 ft AEG      25 Mns Break
 
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Had a couple hours to burn and felt the urge to climb a mountain (the latter happens far more frequently than the former, unfortunately). Hadn’t been to Maiden Pools so why not? Lots of water in the canyon. The pools were beautiful but not as large or impressive as I thought they might be. The view from the ridge before the pools is pretty sweet.

Only low point on the trip was the Monument to Excess going up just before the official trailhead. What a bummer.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Ventana Canyon Medium flow Medium flow
Lots of clear water all the way down to the parking lot.
 
Jan 09 2023
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48 male
 Joined Mar 24 2021
 Tucson, AZ
Garwood to Wildhorse Tank, AZ 
Garwood to Wildhorse Tank, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 09 2023
JackluminousTriplogs 62
Hiking4.72 Miles 568 AEG
Hiking4.72 Miles   1 Hour   25 Mns   3.50 mph
568 ft AEG      4 Mns Break
 
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Got away from work early and hiked to the end of Wildhorse. First time out there. Wow. My new place for low elevation mountain solitude.
 
Jan 07 2023
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48 male
 Joined Mar 24 2021
 Tucson, AZ
Bug Springs TrailTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 07 2023
JackluminousTriplogs 62
Hiking4.13 Miles 961 AEG
Hiking4.13 Miles   3 Hrs   31 Mns   1.57 mph
961 ft AEG      53 Mns Break
 
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Wifey asked to train for a backpacking trip we are undertaking in February. I had fantasies of the idyllic forested canyon stretch of Bug Springs, complete with a hidden waterfall, so thought it would be a great stroll with some nice places to set up hammocks and read. There might even be snow!

In my enthusiasm for this, however, I neglected the minor issue of 400' of elevation gain in the first half mile... and the fact that all that gain is lost descending into the idyllic forested canyon and must be done again on the way back... and the fact that my poor wife hasn't been able to get much exercise in over a year and was woefully unprepared for what awaited her.

So basically I subjected her to a brutal, murderous slog (twice), and I wound up carrying both of our packs on the way out. Sorry, love! She was a trooper and we did enjoy hanging out at the waterfall.
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Jan 06 2023
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48 male
 Joined Mar 24 2021
 Tucson, AZ
Garwood Carrillo Wildhorse Lollipop, AZ 
Garwood Carrillo Wildhorse Lollipop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 06 2023
JackluminousTriplogs 62
Hiking4.95 Miles 599 AEG
Hiking4.95 Miles   1 Hour   38 Mns   3.45 mph
599 ft AEG      12 Mns Break
 
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Lovely afternoon to get a few miles in. Still good flow around the dam; made it through the slot to the waterfall today.
 
Jan 04 2023
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48 male
 Joined Mar 24 2021
 Tucson, AZ
Douglas Carrillo Three Tanks Garwood loop, AZ 
Douglas Carrillo Three Tanks Garwood loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 04 2023
JackluminousTriplogs 62
Hiking5.02 Miles 825 AEG
Hiking5.02 Miles   1 Hour   23 Mns   3.63 mph
825 ft AEG
 
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Took a shorter Douglas to Garwood loop, splitting off from DS to Three Tanks using the Carrillo trail. Usually take DS all the way to Three Tanks but a little short on time today. Sunny and warm, lots of people out.
 
Jan 02 2023
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48 male
 Joined Mar 24 2021
 Tucson, AZ
Garwood Dam out & back, AZ 
Garwood Dam out & back, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 02 2023
JackluminousTriplogs 62
Hiking4.30 Miles 404 AEG
Hiking4.30 Miles   2 Hrs   23 Mns   2.22 mph
404 ft AEG      27 Mns Break
 
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Took wifey and LE to Garwood Dam. Perfect cap to a rainy couple of days. Lots of water in the creek, more than I'd seen in past trips. Tried exploring up the drainage a bit, but too much water and I didn't want to get my feet wet.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Wild Horse Canyon Medium flow Medium flow
Lots of cascading falls and good flow.
 
Dec 30 2022
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48 male
 Joined Mar 24 2021
 Tucson, AZ
Old Baldy Trail #372 to Wrightson SummitTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 30 2022
JackluminousTriplogs 62
Hiking10.70 Miles 4,009 AEG
Hiking10.70 Miles   6 Hrs   44 Mns   1.96 mph
4,009 ft AEG   1 Hour   16 Mns Break
 
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Took my friend Corey up to the Wrightson summit on his first time to the Santa Ritas. It had rained and snowed the night before, and the cloud deck was about 8,000 feet, obscuring the peaks.

There was quite a bit of snow above Josephine Saddle, but little ice on the trail which was a relief. Bellows Spring was frozen at the pipe but you could hear a fair amount of trickling water up the drainage. Above Bellows the landscape was magical, with the trees festooned with ice and snow.

Upon reaching Baldy Saddle the air was thick with mist, and Baldy was completely obscured. We steadily climbed to the summit in cloud, but saw a faint patch of blue above. Sure enough the cloud tops were at 9,000 feet, leaving the summit above the clouds where it was sunny and warm. The view was amazing, a sea of clouds around the tiny island summit of Mount Wrightson!

After lunch on the summit and signing the register, we descended back through the fairyland of ice and mist, down to the car, having had what was easily one of the most beautiful experiences in either of our memories.

Wow.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water less than maxwater less than max Bellows Spring Quart per minute Quart per minute
Pipe was frozen but plenty of water trickling down the drainage. Cold, clear, and tasty!

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Wrightson Spring Dripping Dripping
Frozen sheets cascading down the rocks. Plenty of snow.
 
Dec 29 2022
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48 male
 Joined Mar 24 2021
 Tucson, AZ
Douglas Spring Three Tanks Garwood Loop, AZ 
Douglas Spring Three Tanks Garwood Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Dec 29 2022
JackluminousTriplogs 62
Hiking7.63 Miles 1,254 AEG
Hiking7.63 Miles   3 Hrs   33 Mns   2.83 mph
1,254 ft AEG      51 Mns Break
 
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Lovely cloudy day after a decent rain. Apparently a lot of others had the same idea; saw more folks on Three Tanks today than combined on every other trip I’ve been on it.

Took LE along so there were lots of breaks on the uphill stretch.

We did the spur to Bridal Wreath. It was more of a garden hose than a waterfall, even after the recent rain.

Saw a chipmunk at the falls, who seemed a bit put out that we were trespassing on it’s territory.

A pudgy-faced groundhog on Douglas Spring trail, however, completely ignored us as we passed by its prickly pear den.
 
Dec 25 2022
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48 male
 Joined Mar 24 2021
 Tucson, AZ
McCormick Ranch Green Belt, AZ 
McCormick Ranch Green Belt, AZ
 
 Walk / Tour avatar Dec 25 2022
JackluminousTriplogs 62
 Walk / Tour3.22 Miles 73 AEG
 Walk / Tour3.22 Miles   1 Hour   1 Min   3.17 mph
73 ft AEG
 
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Dec 24 2022
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48 male
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McCormick Ranch Green Belt, AZ 
McCormick Ranch Green Belt, AZ
 
Walk / Tour avatar Dec 24 2022
JackluminousTriplogs 62
Walk / Tour3.46 Miles 103 AEG
Walk / Tour3.46 Miles   1 Hour   35 Mns   2.50 mph
103 ft AEG      12 Mns Break
 
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Geocaching with Wifey.
 
average hiking speed 2.28 mph
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