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Jan 28 2010
PrestonSands
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44 male
 Joined Apr 12 2004
 Oro Valley, AZ
San Francisco River ViewAlpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 28 2010
PrestonSands
Hiking0.50 Miles 60 AEG
Hiking0.50 Miles
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A beautiful stormy day on the San Francisco River. Too much rain and mud for hiking as it turned out, so I roamed around looking at rocks, and enjoying the scenery.
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Dec 03 2009
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44 male
 Joined Apr 12 2004
 Oro Valley, AZ
San Francisco River ViewAlpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 03 2009
PrestonSands
Hiking1.80 Miles 60 AEG
Hiking1.80 Miles      35 Mns   3.09 mph
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Did this as a quick lunch break hike. I got to enjoy great light and clouds on a chilly late autumn evening. :)
Named place
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San Francisco River
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Autumn - Color Foliage
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Autumn Foliage Observation Substantial
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Jul 10 2008
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44 male
 Joined Apr 12 2004
 Oro Valley, AZ
San Francisco River ViewAlpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 10 2008
PrestonSands
Hiking1.80 Miles 60 AEG
Hiking1.80 Miles      36 Mns   3.00 mph
60 ft AEG
 
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Today was warm and humid with super dark, evil clouds floating around. A quick, easy hike in a beautiful area.
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"As soon as I can I’m sneaking back in them mountains..." -Johnny Paycheck
May 22 2008
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44 male
 Joined Apr 12 2004
 Oro Valley, AZ
San Francisco River ViewAlpine, AZ
Alpine, AZ
Hiking avatar May 22 2008
PrestonSands
Hiking2.30 Miles 60 AEG
Hiking2.30 Miles      52 Mns   2.65 mph
60 ft AEG
 
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FYI: Signs on the lower end of the San Francisco River Road warn that it is "primitive" and "not maintained". Lies! The road was graded, smooth, and do-able in a low clearance car. There is no shade, so this isn't a summer hike unless you plan on swimming in the River.

On an unusually cool and rainy May afternoon, I drove to the end of the San Francisco River Road to see what was up there. What I saw was a beautiful canyon, and a possible hike. Not wanting to waste the opportunity to hike in such perfect weather, I set off down the grade of the abandoned highway project, enjoying wonderful views of the San Francisco River and its colorful canyon walls. Had a great hike.

This may be a dead end hike, but who cares: this is a pretty place!
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"As soon as I can I’m sneaking back in them mountains..." -Johnny Paycheck
average hiking speed 2.83 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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