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Aug 24 2019
DixieFlyer
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 Joined Jan 07 2017
 Fountain Hills,
Mount Lemmon / Lemmon Rock LoopTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 24 2019
DixieFlyer
Hiking10.60 Miles 2,833 AEG
Hiking10.60 Miles   5 Hrs   21 Mns   2.75 mph
2,833 ft AEG   1 Hour   30 Mns Break
 
I was looking for a cooler place to hike than the VOS, and decided that Mount Lemmon was a good choice.

We did this loop CCW, and the climb back up to Mount Lemmon on the Lemmon Rock LO Trail was a butt-kicker.

On the way down from Mount Lemmon, while on Mount Lemmon Trail #5 we went past the WOR Trail for about .2 mile to a really cool view point -- it is well worth checking out. On the way to the view point we came across a green mohave rattlerblack-tailed rattlesnake alongside the trail. This snake was not very happy to see us.

We made a side trip to Lemmon Pool -- the water was clear but it was down 10-12 inches from being full, and the waterfall was not running.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Lemmon Pools 76-100% full 76-100% full
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Jun 29 2019
joebartels
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49 male
 Joined Nov 20 1996
 Phoenix, AZ
WOR - Lemmon - Mint Loop, AZ 
WOR - Lemmon - Mint Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jun 29 2019
joebartels
Hiking15.58 Miles 3,600 AEG
Hiking15.58 Miles   7 Hrs   10 Mns   2.40 mph
3,600 ft AEG      41 Mns Break14 LBS Pack
 
1st trip
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9 Year hiatus hiking Wilderness of Rocks #44 is... inexcusable.

We jumped on Marshall Gulch Trail #3 or so we thought. Rather a sucker use-trail with some tree fall to negotiate. Route Scout hollered and we corrected the situation on a lighter use-trail up to the real #3.

The Aspen Fire burned 84,750 acres. While it wiped out areas such as lower Aspen Trail #93, Marshall faired extremely well.

Wilderness of Rocks #44
Massive pines, criss crossing the clear creek and the rock formations within... my idea of a great trail in Arizona. On a 110 degree day in the desert today it's toasty even at 7k on the lesser traveled west side.

Mount Lemmon Trail #5
Thanks to increasing clouds and a nice breeze the ascent back up went from get'r done to damn this is nice! Only a hint of hikers in the farthest reaches but I was impressed more than anticipated.

Meadow Trail #5A
Still a gem of a trail. We lunched on a popular 9,090 ft overlook above 8,808 Lemmon Rock Lookout.

Tarzan - Beat Chest
We passed a couple guys running ( more of a whining shuffle ) the short but steep loop with lookout. Per usual I asked if they were on their fifth lap. The gym dude lays into me how this was their second after lugging 60lbs on the first. He calmed back down to earth after congratulating and rooting 'em on. Didn't see a weight vest. Probably best as I may have tried and failed running away with it...lol

Aspen Draw Trail #423
Just an uber coolness to me about a ski lift above Tucson. We hiked down a ways then beelined it over to and under the lift. Looked like a nice hike straight back up so that was the ticket... Noticed 423 on topo. Researched and added to Lyding's 2007 Guide. Interestingly there is a 422 on the flipside of the lift. Couldn't find any info on that but would make a nice little loop.

Mint Spring Trail #20
Great trail IMO. Obvious signs of the fire. On the same token it's flaunting green all over. A fern stroll that reminded me of Butterfly. The eye catcher was ten foot fluffy pines in a few spots. I wouldn't drive the 40+ miles up and down the mountain behind slow sightseers just for this trail but it works in this loop.

We got hammered by gentle sprinkles finishing up the hike.

Synopsis
Heading in I typically dread the drive. Down to Tucson. Across the city void of freeways. Then a crawl pace up the nice highway. It isn't that bad and I love this mountain.
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Mint Spring - Marshall Gulch Area
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water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Lemmon Creek @ WOR #44 Pools to trickle Pools to trickle
water report recorded in the field on our app Route Scout crystal clear

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Mint Spring - Marshall Gulch Area Dripping Dripping
water report recorded in the field on our app Route Scout Very tiny pool but it is sprinkling
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Jun 29 2019
BiFrost
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49 male
 Joined Nov 20 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
WOR - Lemmon - Mint Loop, AZ 
WOR - Lemmon - Mint Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jun 29 2019
BiFrost
Hiking15.58 Miles 3,600 AEG
Hiking15.58 Miles   7 Hrs   10 Mns   2.40 mph
3,600 ft AEG      41 Mns Break
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Long time since I've done this hike and like Joe mentioned it's worth the drive. We hiked up Marshall Gulch and into Wilderness of Rocks. Really great trail that makes it way through the rocks and pines as we traversed the WOR. It was a bit warm but given the heat in Phoenix we were not complaining. Good water in two crossings around Lemmon Creek which also had plenty of shade. We took our time crossing the WOR since it was the highlight.

However, once we started up Mount Lemmon trail #5 we were pleasantly surprised with a lush fern forest as we made our way up to Radio Ridge. We stopped along the top and found a rock outcrop for lunch with great views of the WOR that we had just traversed. After lunch we continued past the top of Mount Lemmon and over to the ski lift. We decided to go down the Aspen Trail just far enough to then hike back up the ski run under the lift. Back on the ridge we continued over to the Summerhaven side of the mountain and down to Mint Spring trailhead.

From there it's an easy hike on good trail over to Marshall Gulch junction. Again the ferns were abundant especially around Mint Spring. A little rain started to fall but nothing too heavy as we finished up the hike back at the trailhead.
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Jun 15 2019
LindaAnn
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39 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Mt Lemmon Figure 8, AZ 
Mt Lemmon Figure 8, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jun 15 2019
LindaAnn
Hiking15.76 Miles 3,339 AEG
Hiking15.76 Miles   8 Hrs   33 Mns   2.18 mph
3,339 ft AEG   1 Hour   19 Mns Break
 
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Parked at the Marshall Gulch TH, and started on the Aspen trail a little after 8:00. Trail is in good shape, although the locust could be trimmed back a little. We took a snack break at Marshall Saddle, then continued to head up Aspen. At the top, we headed over to the summit. My RS straightlined just before the summit, but pausing and restarting got it recording again. The distance affected was minimal. From the summit, we headed over to Meadow Trail, and took that west to where it meets Lemmon trail. From there, we took a quick detour over to Lemmon Rock lookout, then retraced our steps and continued down Lemmon. Found a shady spot for a lunch break, then continued down. Headed east at Wilderness of Rocks. It was hot by then, so we took our time. Refilled our water at Lemmon Creek, then continued on. Not too far from the junction with Lemmon Rock trail, we were greeted by an angry Arizona Black Rattler. I proceeded to annoy him some more to try to get him to pose for some pictures, but he wouldn't move out of the shade. At Marshall Saddle again, we headed down Marshall Gulch to finish out the hike, finishing up just before 4:45. Nice day, even if it was hot at times. All new territory for Daniela.
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Lemmon Rock Fire Lookout
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Apr 28 2019
fricknaley
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44 male
 Joined Jun 20 2003
 Tucson, AZ
Mt Lemmon slugfest, AZ 
Mt Lemmon slugfest, AZ
 
Run/Jog avatar Apr 28 2019
fricknaley
Run/Jog19.30 Miles 3,845 AEG
Run/Jog19.30 Miles   4 Hrs   40 Mns   4.29 mph
3,845 ft AEG      10 Mns Break5 LBS Pack
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1st trip
parked at sunset TH. Sunset-marshall-aspen up radio ridge-meadow-mt lemmon to LRLO-aspen-sunset-ditch trail-FSR through bear wallow to Bigelow-Little Bigs and back.

this was a difficult route for me. post winter conditions are better up there than i would have guessed. couple of nuisance trees down on upper aspen but that is about it.

i was in good shape on the first leg and actually ran all the switchbacks up radio ridge for the first time. still a few small patches of snow on the meadow trail. after refueling at my car and heading out to bear wallow i immediately hopped on the struggle bus. whined my way up bigelow. luckily there was no traffic on the FSRs so only the birds heard me. pulled myself together and ran the way back including little bigs, with a shred of dignity. of course nobody saw that either :lol:
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Aug 11 2018
DixieFlyer
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 Joined Jan 07 2017
 Fountain Hills,
Mount Lemmon / Lemmon Rock LoopTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 11 2018
DixieFlyer
Hiking10.70 Miles 2,900 AEG
Hiking10.70 Miles   5 Hrs   37 Mns   2.22 mph
2,900 ft AEG      48 Mns Break
 
This was a really neat hike -- after doing it I remembered how much better and more diverse that hiking in Tucson is as compared to hiking in Phoenix. If I had not known better, I would have thought that I was in East Tennessee or Western North Carolina on part of the hike.

We did the loop counterclockwise, which I think is the best way to do it. Doing it this way, you get to enjoy the views on the Mount Lemmon Trail #5. There are some cool rock formations on the Wilderness of Rocks Trail, and we took an off trail diversion to the Lemmon Pool, which was the highlight of the hike. There was lots of water in the pool, although the flow coming out of the waterfall was a bit light. The hike up the Lemmon Rock Trail was steep and was a butt kicker, but I'd rather go up than go down a steep trail like that.

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Lemmon Pools 76-100% full 76-100% full
there was lots of water in the pool, although the waterfall was not as robust as it sometimes is
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Jul 04 2018
fricknaley
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 Joined Jun 20 2003
 Tucson, AZ
Aspen / Marshall LoopTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Jul 04 2018
fricknaley
Run/Jog11.75 Miles 2,723 AEG
Run/Jog11.75 Miles   2 Hrs   56 Mns   4.15 mph
2,723 ft AEG      6 Mns Break6 LBS Pack
 
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good route.

sunset-marshall-aspen up to radio ridge-loop around on meadow and lemmon-aspen-sunset.

no downed trees at all :y:

some flowers, not much yet.
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May 27 2018
SunDevil3
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37 male
 Joined May 21 2004
 Phoenix, AZ
Meadow Trail #5ATucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar May 27 2018
SunDevil3
Hiking1.90 Miles 350 AEG
Hiking1.90 Miles   2 Hrs   30 Mns   0.95 mph
350 ft AEG      30 Mns Break30 LBS Pack
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1st trip
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My family had never been to Lemmon so took the drive down to enjoy the scenery and get in a little hiking.

I should probably have done this little Meadow/Lemmon Trail loop clockwise as that would appear to make for a more gradual ascent in the latter part of the hike. As it was, we went counter-clockwise (I had my Roger Clyne hat on so I couldn't help myself) and ended up burning out my kid's energy level before the somewhat steep ascent back to the car. I ended up carrying not only enough water and food for the family up the last stretch but part of the family as well-- my 4-year old decided enough was enough and so I had her on my front and my pack on my back.

Beautiful day and a great time overall-- I had not been to Lemmon in over a decade and had forgotten how beautiful it is.
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Apr 05 2018
toddak
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54 male
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 Puhoynix, AZ
Samaniego Ridge Trail #7Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 05 2018
toddak
Hiking24.00 Miles 5,000 AEG
Hiking24.00 Miles   12 Hrs   30 Mns   1.92 mph
5,000 ft AEG
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The plan from Mt Lemmon was to drop down SR7 > road walk 736 > back up CDO4. As others have noted, the SR trail gets increasingly overgrown, faint and unpleasant north of Samaniego Peak. I eventually turned around, took the connector over to CDO, hiked down to the Red Ridge trail junction, then back to the summit.

Strong, clean flow down in CDO canyon below about the 6000' level. Deer, skunk and coati sightings.
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Mar 24 2018
BiFrost
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 Joined Nov 20 2012
 Phoenix, AZ
Soldier Trail to Mount Lemmon, AZ 
Soldier Trail to Mount Lemmon, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 24 2018
BiFrost
Hiking21.71 Miles 8,554 AEG
Hiking21.71 Miles   10 Hrs   58 Mns   2.12 mph
8,554 ft AEG      45 Mns Break
 
1st trip
We wanted to try a different way to top of Mount Lemmon so decided to hike Soldier Trail near the bottom of Catalina Highway. Starting about 630 we headed up the very steep first 1.5 miles before it levels out. Eventually it hits the junction of Arizona Trail just west of Hirabayashi Campground. Headed west on AZT over Shreve Saddle and down to Sycamore Reservoir. Took a few minutes to check out the reservoir before continuing on to junction of Bear Canyon Trail. Once past that junction we headed down into Sabino on East Fork trail. Plenty of water in this part of the canyon as we passed the Sabino Canyon Trail junction.

The next section of trail is probably the nicest up West Fork Sabino past Hutch’s Pool and several other pools. The uphill also kicked in as we headed up to Romero Pass. The grade isn’t particularly steep but it’s seems to drag a bit. On Romero Pass we took a break before heading up the steepest part of the ascent. Eventually we passed the WOR junction but continued on the Mount Lemmon trail to the Sutherland junction. At this point we were done with most of the elevation gain for day and none too soon as the temps were around 40 and winds howling. One last uphill through the Meadow Trail before the parking lot and our pick up from some friends that were nice enough to pick us up!

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max East Fork Sabino Canyon Medium flow Medium flow
plenty of large pools

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Hutch's Pool 76-100% full 76-100% full

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Soldier Canyon Pools to trickle Pools to trickle
few small pools
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Mar 24 2018
slowandsteady
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45 female
 Joined Jan 05 2012
 Phoenix,AZ
Soldier Trail to Mount Lemmon, AZ 
Soldier Trail to Mount Lemmon, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 24 2018
slowandsteady
Hiking21.71 Miles 8,554 AEG
Hiking21.71 Miles   10 Hrs   58 Mns   2.12 mph
8,554 ft AEG      45 Mns Break
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1st trip
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Aug 22 2017
vanillagorilla
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 Tucson
Meadow Trail #5ATucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
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vanillagorilla
Hiking0.80 Miles 350 AEG
Hiking0.80 Miles
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Lovely trail. We went out on the meadow trial and returned on the Mt. Lemmon trail. A fantastic trip and my three year old made almost the entire trip on his own. Had to throw him on my back the last 1/2 mile or so coming back to the parking lot.
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Lots of sunflowers, a few other flowers I don't know.
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Aug 13 2017
PrestonSands
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42 male
 Joined Apr 12 2004
 Oro Valley, AZ
Mount Lemmon Trail #5Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
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PrestonSands
Hiking2.60 Miles 458 AEG
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Hiked down to Lemmon Rock to say hi to a family member volunteering there for the day. Took Meadow Trail back. The Catalinas were saturated from recent rain, and waterfalls were pouring off of numerous cliffs along the highway. Summer wildflowers were blooming everywhere.
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Jul 15 2017
OdinWiski
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47 male
 Joined Jan 31 2015
 Chandler, AZ
Mount Lemmon / Lemmon Rock LoopTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 15 2017
OdinWiski
Hiking10.50 Miles 2,686 AEG
Hiking10.50 Miles
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With Mount Lemmon Hwy being reopened on Friday, we thought we'd take our friends to do this loop. It did not disappoint. The temperature was in the mid 60's when we got there on the top. It did get a bit warm on the hike in sections exposed to the sun at times. But for the most part, we had cloud cover and/or vegetation cover. All the little streams were flowing nicely. We had about 15 minutes of down pour when we started the last couple of miles of climbing back up. The rain then moved on. It got muggy where there was no breeze. All the colors became even more vibrant after the rain! This was such a beautiful hike. We did wander a lot, but my GPS seemed to be way off. Not sure what was going on.
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 Oro Valley, AZ
Aspen Draw Trail #423Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 25 2017
PrestonSands
Hiking5.75 Miles 1,207 AEG
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Shauna and I decided to escape the hellish heatwave and enjoy the Lemmon high country for a hike around the summit. Climbing out of my truck at Ski Valley, I promptly hugged an aspen tree, thankful to be in the forest and not suffering under oppressive desert heat. A climb on the Aspen Draw Trail was up first. Growing thunderstorms moved east without unleashing any lightning, thankfully, as the Catalina forests looked very, very dry. Hazy views, blooming sneezeflowers and a mountainside of bracken ferns greeted us on Radio Ridge. Continuing on to the true summit of Mount Lemmon, we added our names to the previous HAZ lineup, and then did an out-and-back on the Meadow Trail. We descended to the Ski Valley parking lot along the summit road, where a corkbark fir was begging for a hug. A fiery orange and red sunset demanded a photo stop on the old Mount Lemmon road before driving home with half the population of Tucson. An afternoon well spent.
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Jun 10 2017
fricknaley
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 Tucson, AZ
Aspen Draw Trail #423Tucson, AZ
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Hiking avatar Jun 10 2017
fricknaley
Hiking5.59 Miles 1,409 AEG
Hiking5.59 Miles   3 Hrs   1 Min   2.07 mph
1,409 ft AEG      19 Mns Break
 
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spent the weekend up on lemmon with some good friends. did a nice hike saturday. up aspen draw, then meadow/lemmon loop and back down aspen draw. everyone was impressed by the big trees and great views. perfect weather. sierra did this high elevation hike no problem :y:
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Jun 04 2017
LindaAnn
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39 female
 Joined Dec 24 2007
 Ahwatukee, AZ
Mt Lemmon Figure 8, AZ 
Mt Lemmon Figure 8, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jun 04 2017
LindaAnn
Hiking16.07 Miles 3,714 AEG
Hiking16.07 Miles   8 Hrs   46 Mns   2.20 mph
3,714 ft AEG   1 Hour   27 Mns Break
 
My morning started off in slight crisis mode when, as soon as I turned on my car, the low tire pressure warning light was on. Sure enough, flat tire--second one in a week! I quickly moved all my stuff to my husband's truck, and managed to arrive to meet Kelly & Whitney only ten minutes late, and as an added bonus, got to drive a brand new truck with less than a hundred miles on it. It now has about four hundred, but I'll let my husband discover that on his own.

We got to the trailhead at 8:00 and got started on Aspen trail. We followed Aspen all the way to the top, then made our way west past the towers and headed over to the summit behind the observatory. We may have accidentally found ourselves on the wrong side of the fence (oops, maybe I shouldn't lead), but quickly corrected that and found the register. After that, we got back on Meadow trail and took it west. This added a little distance and some backtracking at one point, but Kelly hadn't been on Meadow yet, and I thought she would like it.

When we reached Mt Lemmon trail, Kelly and I took it back east to the top of Lemmon Rock trail and quickly went down to the lookout, while Whitney stayed back at the junction for a break. We took a few pics then headed back to meet Whitney, and continued down Mt Lemmon trail to Wilderness of Rocks. The occasional clouds were welcome along here, as it was a little warm at times.

The first two miles on WoR were probably the two warmest miles of the day, but the great scenery made up for it. Once we got back into the trees, the temps felt a little better. We took some breaks along the water, then made our way up to the saddle. At the saddle, we headed back to the trailhead on Marshall Gulch, finishing up just before 5:00. Fun day, and the variety of scenery along the way is always enjoyable.
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61 female
 Joined Nov 17 2008
 phoenix, az
Mt Lemmon Figure 8, AZ 
Mt Lemmon Figure 8, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jun 04 2017
trekkin_gecko
Hiking16.07 Miles 3,714 AEG
Hiking16.07 Miles   8 Hrs   46 Mns   2.20 mph
3,714 ft AEG   1 Hour   27 Mns Break
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1st trip
linda and whitney had planned to hike this figure 8 on mt. lemmon
got an invite from linda to tag along :)
i've done the marshall gulch - aspen loop before, but the rest of the trails would be new to me
not quite three hours from the pecos park & ride, putting some miles on the new tundra
got going around 8:00 up aspen trail
continued on aspen up to the mt. lemmon summit area, and followed preston's track to the top
interesting stuff up there, with the pima county high point as a bonus
continued on meadow trail, then backtracked a bit to lemmon rock lookout
this was a neat little spot, with great views and a fun approach to the building
should have talked whitney into coming with us, and taking a snack break there
dropped down the mount lemmon trail through forest, with good views to the west
started seeing some of the more bouldery terrain near the intersection with wilderness of rocks
loved this trail winding through the rocks :)
a steady climb back up to the saddle
found a little bit of running water, with columbines nearby, then some shady areas up higher
passed by primus wall, where i climbed with johnr1 a few years ago
easy stroll down marshall gulch to finish
not many people out by this point
scenic drive down the catalina highway, slow going across tucson, then back to the valley
i have really enjoyed the sky island terrain recently and this hike was a nice sampler of the available trails up high
highlights included wilderness of rocks trail, mt. lemmon summit, and lemmon rock lookout
nice to meet and hike with whitney and another good hike with linda
in fact, eight of my twelve new peaks so far this year have been with linda
thanks for including me on this one :)
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Lemmon Rock Fire Lookout
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Jun 04 2017
The_Whit
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38 female
 Joined Mar 12 2015
 Phoenix
Mt Lemmon, AZ 
Mt Lemmon, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jun 04 2017
The_Whit
Hiking14.96 Miles 3,618 AEG
Hiking14.96 Miles   8 Hrs   39 Mns   1.96 mph
3,618 ft AEG   1 Hour   1 Min Break
 
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Gorgeous hike with Kelly (good to meet you!) and Linda. So many great spots along this trail but the highlights for me include Wilderness of Rocks and Marshall Gulch. Mount Lemmon is a stunner, wish it was closer so I could hike it more often.
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Apr 15 2017
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 Tucson
Aspen/WoR loop, AZ 
Aspen/WoR loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Apr 15 2017
jrousoshammond
Hiking13.60 Miles 3,632 AEG
Hiking13.60 Miles   6 Hrs   28 Mns   2.14 mph
3,632 ft AEG      7 Mns Break
 
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Hiked Mt. Lemmon from Marshall Gulch via the Aspen Trail with a few others, then continued down on my own to return via Wilderness of Rocks. It was nice to do some of these trails in the opposite direction from what I'm used to.

Perfect weather (~70) and not very busy for a Saturday, but I did not bring enough water/food for a hike of this size. 2 L and a solitary scone did not cut it, so the drive down wasn't fun. There was running water in WoR, so bringing the LifeStraw would've probably left me in good shape. Still felt good to do a substantial hike for the first time in over a month.
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