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May 11 2014
PrestonSands
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 Oro Valley, AZ
Maverick HillTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar May 11 2014
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Hiking6.00 Miles 1,180 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles   3 Hrs      3.00 mph
1,180 ft AEG   1 Hour    Break14 LBS Pack
 
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On Sunday afternoon I headed to Black Jack Campground after hiking Coal Creel earlier in the day. Mike and I began the final cactus search of the day, and succeeded after quite a bit of looking. We turned around late in the afternoon at the end of the atv trail portion. High winds made for limited visibility of the surrounding mountain ranges as a cold front pushed its way through. Back at the trailhead at dusk, it was quite cold. Mike headed back to Coal Creek for the night while I began my trek west, intending originally to camp atop the Pinalenos. With the high winds and cold air, I drove to Clifton instead, where I reloaded on supplies at the Morenci Bashas. Took a side trip to the open pit overlook (which was closed) on the Coronado Trail, then worked my way back to Clifton doing night photos along the way. Around midnight the need for sleep had arrived, so I drove up the San Francisco River road and camped with the bats for the night near Evans Point. Monday morning I had a swim in the still chilly Frisco, then drove back into Clifton to visit a friend. I always look forward to Greenlee County visits. Another Preston "happy place".
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Feb 03 2011
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Evans Point-San Francisco RiverAlpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
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PrestonSands
Hiking1.50 Miles 600 AEG
Hiking1.50 Miles      30 Mns   3.00 mph
600 ft AEG
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I decided to abort my hike at Oroville after getting a leg full of prickly pear spines and nearly being seen on a closed mining road by mine workers. So instead I drove a little ways on to an unmarked side road that looked acceptable for some lunch break exercise. Being 36 degrees out, I wasn't about to cross the San Francisco River to hike up to Evans Point, so I just hiked up and back on the road 3 times and called it good.
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average hiking speed 3 mph

WARNING! Hiking and outdoor related sports can be dangerous. Be responsible and prepare for the trip. Study the area you are entering and plan accordingly. Dress for the current and unexpected weather changes. Take plenty of water. Never go alone. Make an itinerary with your plan(s), route(s), destination(s) and expected return time. Give your itinerary to trusted family and/or friends.

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