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Jul 18 2017
markthurman53
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67 male
 Joined Jun 27 2015
 Tucson, Arizona
Shantz Squeeze Pen Bajada Wash, AZ 
Shantz Squeeze Pen Bajada Wash, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jul 18 2017
markthurman53
Hiking12.20 Miles 860 AEG
Hiking12.20 Miles   4 Hrs   18 Mns   3.20 mph
860 ft AEG      29 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
 
1st trip
Wanted to do a loop of the western trails in saguaro National Park that I haven't done in a long time. Started with the Shantz trail to Cactus Forest Loop drive and went along the road to the Loma Verde Trail Head. From the Loma Verde I took the Squeeze Pen and Kennedy Trail back to the Shantz Trail. Still had time and water left so I added the bajada Wash and returned via the Garwood and Stock Bypass Trails.

There was a lot of rain two days prior so that made the walking easier along the sandy portions of the Shantz, Bajada Wash and the stock bypass trails. Was a little muddy on portions of the Lower Shantz trail near Monument wash but it wasn't bad. There was also water pooling along the upper portions of the Bajada Wash Trail. The trails are all in good condition but portions of the Squeeze Pen trail near the end toward the Kennedy Trail had a lot of erosion. There was only one person (jogger)on the Shantz Trail near the Broadway trail head and one person on the Garwood Trail. Great day for hiking the temperatures were in the 70's but the humidity was very high. Started the hike at 175 lbs and finished just over 170. Spent the rest of the day re hydrating. I want to do the Monument and Loma Verde Wash trails again at some point but will wait for another storm to make the walking easier.
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Jul 13 2012
keepmoving
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34 male
 Joined Aug 16 2006
 Portland, OR
Douglas Spring TrailTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Jul 13 2012
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Run/Jog3.14 Miles 489 AEG
Run/Jog3.14 Miles      34 Mns   24 Secs5.48 mph
489 ft AEG
 
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Short run through the park. Very cloudy and it was lightly running by the time I finished.
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Jun 09 2012
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34 male
 Joined Aug 16 2006
 Portland, OR
Douglas Spring TrailTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Jun 09 2012
keepmoving
Run/Jog3.77 Miles 223 AEG
Run/Jog3.77 Miles      37 Mns   41 Secs6.00 mph
223 ft AEG
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Evening run thorough SNP as the sun set. It was a windy day so the air was full of dust which helped make the sunset a little more intersecting. Saw 3 deer and a young coyote on the trail.
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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
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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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Jul 14 2011
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34 male
 Joined Aug 16 2006
 Portland, OR
Douglas Spring Trail to Douglas Spring CGTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Jul 14 2011
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Run/Jog7.17 Miles 700 AEG
Run/Jog7.17 Miles   1 Hour   30 Mns   51 Secs4.74 mph
700 ft AEG
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Middle of the day run while the thermometer read 99 degrees outside- I had the trailhead & the trails all to myself. Ran Douglas Spring Trail to Carrillo Trail, down Three Tanks, then followed Bajada Vista to Shantz Trail, backtracked to Creosote trail, and returned along the Stock Bypass.
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May 10 2011
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34 male
 Joined Aug 16 2006
 Portland, OR
Shantz Trail - Saguaro NPTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Run/Jog avatar May 10 2011
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Run/Jog8.72 Miles 500 AEG
Run/Jog8.72 Miles   1 Hour   33 Mns   36 Secs5.59 mph
500 ft AEG
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Partners none no partners
Trail run from the Speedway Trailhead to the Broadway Trailhead and back again. Didn't start with any specific destination in mind, just let my feet carry me and my mind wander (stuck to only right turns on the run out, and left turns on the way back). Nice day: quite sunny, but the temperature was in the 60s/70s with a nice breeze. Had two pause briefly on two occasions when I encountered horse riders. Luckily I did not encounter any rattlesnakes.
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Sep 02 2010
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 Joined Aug 16 2006
 Portland, OR
Wildhorse Trail - Saguaro NPTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 02 2010
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Hiking3.30 Miles 500 AEG
Hiking3.30 Miles   1 Hour   45 Mns   1.89 mph
500 ft AEG
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Night time hike wandering on several trails I have never been on before. Saw 2 Gila Monsters, 5 rattle snakes, and various other critters.
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average hiking speed 1.89 mph

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