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Jul 27 2017
markthurman53
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67 male
 Joined Jun 27 2015
 Tucson, Arizona
Loma Verde Wash and Javelina Wash, AZ 
Loma Verde Wash and Javelina Wash, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jul 27 2017
markthurman53
Hiking12.20 Miles 625 AEG
Hiking12.20 Miles   4 Hrs   20 Mns   3.22 mph
625 ft AEG      33 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
 
1st trip
This was a loop hike connecting the Loma Verde Wash and Javelina Wash including the East and West branches of the Javelina Wash. Started early in the morning to try and beat the heat, can’t do anything about the humidity. The rains of a couple of days ago made the walking along the washes quite a bit easier because the sand was packed. The lower parts of the Loma Verde and Javelina were a little more difficult because of recent horse activity loosening up the sand. Most of this hike was along washes and in these areas there is no trail as such, it is more of a route. In many places the washes are more of a flood plain that had multiple options for travel, meaning sometimes you had to make a decision as which way to go. A wrong choice didn’t mean you were off trail, just meant the path you selected might peter out or become overgrown by Mesquite trees or shrubs. This is particularly true along the Javelina Wash West. Once on an actual trail it felt like traveling on a freeway. Along the Cactus Forest Trail I stopped and took a very small detour to check out the Lime Kilns. Once again I did not see any rattle snakes, this makes the third hike in the park in the last 3 weeks I haven’t seen any, I thought this was strange because usually early morning they are everywhere. I did see the usual deer and a truck loads of rabbits. This was a fun loop because winding through the washes there always seemed to be something interesting around each bend, particularly the Javelina Wash West. Recommend next time you see a large monsoon storm over the saguaro Park especially along Tanque Verde ridge, plan a trip along these washes the next day.
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Mar 01 2013
Smiles7269
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33 female
 Joined Feb 24 2013
 Tucson, AZ
Mica View Trail - Saguaro NPTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Mar 01 2013
Smiles7269
Run/Jog3.33 Miles 67 AEG
Run/Jog3.33 Miles      35 Mns   5.71 mph
67 ft AEG
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1st trip
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So im not sure where this one ended so i just kept on truckin til my ipod switched artists :D that was nice though, i love seeing old couples walking together, so romantic!
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Dec 29 2012
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34 male
 Joined Aug 16 2006
 Portland, OR
Shantz Trail - Saguaro NPTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Dec 29 2012
keepmoving
Run/Jog2.80 Miles
Run/Jog2.80 Miles      26 Mns   48 Secs6.27 mph
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Quick run through the park at dusk. My legs hurt pretty bad from the previous days run.
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Jul 17 2012
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34 male
 Joined Aug 16 2006
 Portland, OR
Shantz Trail - Saguaro NPTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Jul 17 2012
keepmoving
Run/Jog4.04 Miles 201 AEG
Run/Jog4.04 Miles      41 Mns   33 Secs5.83 mph
201 ft AEG
 
Did a loop from Braodway TH to Loma Verde TH and back. Midway through the hike I got to hear a pack of coyotes start howling. Sounded like there must have been almost a dozen of them and they couldn't have been more than a 100 yards away.
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Jul 06 2012
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34 male
 Joined Aug 16 2006
 Portland, OR
Mica View Trail - Saguaro NPTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Jul 06 2012
keepmoving
Run/Jog2.00 Miles 67 AEG
Run/Jog2.00 Miles      20 Mns   6.00 mph
67 ft AEG
 
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Afternoon run to obtain GPS track before I posted the description of the trail. Showed 102 degrees out.
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Apr 13 2012
keepmoving
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34 male
 Joined Aug 16 2006
 Portland, OR
Mica View Trail - Saguaro NPTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Apr 13 2012
keepmoving
Run/Jog2.00 Miles
Run/Jog2.00 Miles      22 Mns   58 Secs5.22 mph
 
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Short run through the park as the sun set.
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Mar 31 2012
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34 male
 Joined Aug 16 2006
 Portland, OR
Mica View Trail - Saguaro NPTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Mar 31 2012
keepmoving
Run/Jog7.50 Miles 338 AEG
Run/Jog7.50 Miles   1 Hour   20 Mns   54 Secs5.56 mph
338 ft AEG
 
I decided it had been too long since I last visited the Broadway Trailhead and decided to take a quick evening run. Instead of planning my run in advance- I left my maps behind and just let my legs choose what direction to turn at the junctions. I ended up having my first snake encounter of the year, and one of my closest run-ins to date. I came out of a sharp corner and upset a rattlensake that was basking in the middle of the trail! I was forced to jump off the trail into prickly pear, but at least thorns are better than being bitten!
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Dec 31 2011
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34 male
 Joined Aug 16 2006
 Portland, OR
Shantz Trail - Saguaro NPTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Dec 31 2011
keepmoving
Run/Jog2.80 Miles
Run/Jog2.80 Miles      22 Mns   53 Secs7.34 mph
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Final trail run of the year: just a short Shantz/Mica View Loop.
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Aug 24 2011
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34 male
 Joined Aug 16 2006
 Portland, OR
Mica View Trail - Saguaro NPTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 24 2011
keepmoving
Hiking2.10 Miles
Hiking2.10 Miles   1 Hour   45 Mns   1.20 mph
 
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Night time exploration of SNP while trying to take some photos of the lightning over the Rincons. The lightning was a little disappointing, but I still had a good time.
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Aug 10 2011
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34 male
 Joined Aug 16 2006
 Portland, OR
Mica View Trail - Saguaro NPTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Aug 10 2011
keepmoving
Run/Jog13.40 Miles 752 AEG
Run/Jog13.40 Miles   2 Hrs   59 Mns   29 Secs4.48 mph
752 ft AEG
 
Went for a run from Broadway trailhead. Didn't really know how long of a run my legs were up for, so I just took off with no real destination in mind. It was nice and cloudy out for most of the time I was on the trail, I even had a couple small showers. Ended up running from the Broadway Trailhead, south to Loma Verde Trailhead, back north to Douglas Spring Trailhead, then swung south to Pink Hill and worked my way back to where I started. I think I covered nearly every trail between Speedway & Cactus Forest Drive!
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Aug 01 2011
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34 male
 Joined Aug 16 2006
 Portland, OR
Shantz Trail - Saguaro NPTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Aug 01 2011
keepmoving
Run/Jog2.80 Miles
Run/Jog2.80 Miles      23 Mns   11 Secs7.25 mph
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Mid day (3pm), spur of the moment run through SNP after going to the DMV. Pretty warm out (mid 90s and above), didnt encounter anyone else on the trail.
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Jul 31 2011
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34 male
 Joined Aug 16 2006
 Portland, OR
Mica View Trail - Saguaro NPTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Jul 31 2011
keepmoving
Run/Jog4.50 Miles
Run/Jog4.50 Miles      44 Mns   46 Secs6.03 mph
 
Looped through SNP on a nice cloudy day. I was thinking I might encounter some rain, but had to settle for watching lightning in the distance.
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Jul 29 2011
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34 male
 Joined Aug 16 2006
 Portland, OR
Shantz Trail - Saguaro NPTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Jul 29 2011
keepmoving
Run/Jog8.38 Miles 451 AEG
Run/Jog8.38 Miles   1 Hour   28 Mns   31 Secs5.68 mph
451 ft AEG
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Sunset run through several trails in SNP East from the Broadway Trailhead. Had the trail all to myself and was treated to the view of lightning over the Rincons as I finished my run.
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May 27 2011
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34 male
 Joined Aug 16 2006
 Portland, OR
Shantz Trail - Saguaro NPTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Run/Jog avatar May 27 2011
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Run/Jog2.80 Miles
Run/Jog2.80 Miles      24 Mns   56 Secs6.74 mph
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Another short run to Cactus Forest Drive & Back. Starting to get warm out!
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May 17 2011
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34 male
 Joined Aug 16 2006
 Portland, OR
Shantz Trail - Saguaro NPTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Run/Jog avatar May 17 2011
keepmoving
Run/Jog2.80 Miles
Run/Jog2.80 Miles      25 Mns   6.72 mph
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Short Loop down to Cactus Forest Drive and back. Nice day to be on the trail.
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May 05 2011
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34 male
 Joined Aug 16 2006
 Portland, OR
Shantz Trail - Saguaro NPTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Run/Jog avatar May 05 2011
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Run/Jog2.80 Miles
Run/Jog2.80 Miles      23 Mns   34 Secs7.13 mph
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Quick evening run. Took Shantz trail from the Broadway Trailhead down to Cactus Forest Drive, then ran back along Mica View RD & Mica View Trail. Saw quite a few jackrabbits along Shantz Trail.
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Aug 22 2010
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34 male
 Joined Aug 16 2006
 Portland, OR
Mica View Trail - Saguaro NPTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 22 2010
keepmoving
Hiking5.20 Miles
Hiking5.20 Miles   2 Hrs   20 Mns   2.23 mph
 
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Started an hour before sunset and ended shortly after 8pm: hiked from the Broadway trailhead to the Old Spanish Trail trailhead. I realized I have been rushing through some of my more recent hikes, so I took my camera along and enjoyed the evening. Great weather for hiking: not too hot, beautiful clouds moving over Tucson and a nice storm over the Rincons. As with most of my recent evening/night hikes I saw plenty of wildlife: including two Rattlesnakes and a Gila Monster.

Side Note: This was my first time hiking in Five Finger TrekSports. They were more protective than I thought over the desert landscape, but my feet and calves are sure sore! 5 miles may have been a bit much for my first hike in them!
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Aug 14 2010
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34 male
 Joined Aug 16 2006
 Portland, OR
Mica View Trail - Saguaro NPTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 14 2010
keepmoving
Hiking2.80 Miles
Hiking2.80 Miles   2 Hrs   20 Mns   1.20 mph
 
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Took Mica View trail to the picnic area, then followed the dirt road down to Cactus Forest Drive and returned on Shantz Trail. Nice night hike with some lightning over the Rincons. Not as many critters as the night before, but still interesting.
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Aug 14 2010
amcole6
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65 female
 Joined May 15 2008
 Tucson, Arizona
Mica View Trail - Saguaro NPTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 14 2010
amcole6
Hiking2.80 Miles
Hiking2.80 Miles   2 Hrs   20 Mns   1.20 mph
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1st trip
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Evening hike with my son. Very nice. Level, easy, for us old coots. Saw a western blind snake, a bunch of tarantulas, some cool grasshoppers, and apparently a bobcat trailed us for a bit. Then found a bobcat skull in a pack rat nest at the end. Finished that off with a try for a local geocache, enjoyed the lightening in the distance and the cool night air. But did not enjoy my son's choice of Sharkie snacks....yuck.
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Nov 15 2008
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80 male
 Joined Jul 05 2008
 Tucson, AZ
Cactus Forest Trail - Saguaro NPTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 15 2008
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Hiking5.80 Miles
Hiking5.80 Miles   2 Hrs   10 Mns   2.68 mph
 
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Started at the Broadway TH and hiked the Cactus Forest Trail to the Dead End Trail back to the dry waterfall. Return in reverse and piced up the Mica View Trail on way back.
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average hiking speed 1.7 mph

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