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Dec 22 2019
coyotek
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58 male
 Joined Aug 24 2019
 Tucson
Cam-Boh Trail, AZ 
Cam-Boh Trail, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Dec 22 2019
coyotek
Hiking4.81 Miles 251 AEG
Hiking4.81 Miles   2 Hrs   11 Mns   2.41 mph
251 ft AEG      11 Mns Break
 
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Sep 27 2017
markthurman53
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67 male
 Joined Jun 27 2015
 Tucson, Arizona
Panther Peak Prophecy Wash Loop, AZ 
Panther Peak Prophecy Wash Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Sep 27 2017
markthurman53
Hiking10.60 Miles 831 AEG
Hiking10.60 Miles   4 Hrs   16 Mns   2.88 mph
831 ft AEG      35 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
 
1st trip
Just about finished with my quest to finish up all the official trails of Saguaro National Park West and a few unofficial. Started early in the morning again at the Ringtail Trail Head near Contzen Pass on Picture Rock Road. I love the early morning in the desert, this particular morning reminded me of the hikes north of Oracle along the Arizona Trail, probably was the cooler mornings and visibility forever. Like most of the trails in the northwest portion of this park the trails can be described by saying sandy, lots of sand. The Cam-Boh and Panther Peak Wash Trails were amazing in the Morning with views to the North of the Ridge along the Picture rocks Road, Panther Peak and what I believe is called Sombrero Peak. The sun was just touching these as I was hiking and they were so colorful and crisp unlike their appearance later in the day when the sun is in full up position. The Panther Peak Wash was very Sandy but I was going downhill so it made it easier. On an earlier post about Dobe Wash I mentioned that the Ironwood trees were the largest I have seen in the park, well I stand corrected the Ironwood trees along this trail are huge, the largest I have seen with the exception of the one in front of my parents house (I have never been to Ironwood Tree National Monument). The Roadrunner Trail is uneventful as it follows along the park boundary to Picture Rocks Road and the Cam-Boh Picnic Ground, at least it wasn't sandy (is heavily used by horses so it had lots of rocks in the trail with lots of opportunities to twist an ankle). Headed north, upstream on the Prophecy Wash Trail (more sand) to its end where it is marked by an end of trail sign at a random location 2 miles upstream. The Picture rocks Wash Trail junction is about .1 miles prior to the end of this trail. The Picture Rocks Trail heads up a ridge to the east of the wash, not very high and continues downhill and dumps into Picture rocks Wash .9 miles later. The trail along here is a bit rocky but is a welcomed relief from the sandy trails. Good views of Picture Rock Peak and the western end of the Catalina Mountains. Picture Rock Wash on it's upper end is narrow and does a lot of twists and turns so it is rather interesting walking. The wash is not real sandy until the junction with the Brittlebush Trail, from this junction to the Ringtail trail it is wide and sandy. Uneventful walking all the way to the Ringtail Trail. I was tempted to head further east at the Ringtail Trail junction to visit the old abandon Yuma Mine but opted to save that for my next hike. Headed back along the Ringtail Trail to the Mule Deer Trail. I took the Mule Deer Trail to Ironwood Forest Trail because I had never been on this trail before but of coarse this means I have to take the .4 mile sandy Cam-Boh Trail back to the start point of my hike. The Mule Deer Trail is very flat walking on hard desert floor so it is a good alternative if doing a loop hike to avoid the sandy Cam-Boh Trail.
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Sep 22 2017
markthurman53
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 Joined Jun 27 2015
 Tucson, Arizona
Cam-Boh Trail central Saguaro NP, AZ 
Cam-Boh Trail central Saguaro NP, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Sep 22 2017
markthurman53
Hiking1.90 Miles 177 AEG
Hiking1.90 Miles      49 Mns   2.85 mph
177 ft AEG      9 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
 
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I still had a little more time after the hike along the Encinas Trail so I opted to do a section along the Cam-Boh Trail. Next week I have a loop hike planned for the Cam-Boh, Panther Peak wash, Road Runner, Prophecy wash and Picture Rocks Wash and this portion of the Cam-Boh Trail was not included. This trail can be summed up in two words, Horse Trail. Much of this portion of the trail is rocky and rutted and is a twisted ankle waiting to happen. The views to the Northwest are good especially of Panther peak and the volcanic cliffs along a ridge to the north. The trail follows fairly close to the Road and the sound of traffic is ever present.
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Mar 26 2017
fricknaley
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45 male
 Joined Jun 20 2003
 Tucson, AZ
Cam-Boh TrailTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Mar 26 2017
fricknaley
Run/Jog12.30 Miles 1,145 AEG
Run/Jog12.30 Miles   2 Hrs   25 Mns   5.16 mph
1,145 ft AEG      2 Mns Break5 LBS Pack
 
as expected things forced plan b, then plan c

double lasso loop from camboh picnic area using a bunch of the short saguaro national park west foothills trails
camboh - mule deer - ringtail - cactus canyon - gila monster - abington/vertical cliffs loop - coyote pass - ironwood forest and back home on camboh.

despite the tame appearing mileage/elevation stats, these are pretty challenging trails to run. lot of sharp, loose rocky footing and deep sandy washes.

got hot the last 2 miles and suffered a little.

cacti are starting to bloom. actually saw 4 or 5 people for once!
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Dec 01 2015
The_Dude
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42 male
 Joined Jun 10 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
Picture Rocks Wash to Peak 3263Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 01 2015
The_Dude
Hiking5.94 Miles 1,082 AEG
Hiking5.94 Miles   2 Hrs   42 Mns   2.58 mph
1,082 ft AEG      24 Mns Break12 LBS Pack
 
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Yet another after-work special to get in a peak...I started from the trailhead about 2:30 to start my hike. Headed out on the Cam-boh trail to Ironwood Forest, then Picture Rocks wash to the peak. Apparently I did not get my off trail fill on Sunday, so today would be another taste. Most of the hike to the turnoff is sandy wash, easy but a bit slower going. The off-trail portion of this hike is pretty decent too, there is abundant Cholla, but plenty of room to work around it. Made it to the peak for a little break and to sign in the register, I was only the third entry of the year, maybe about 10 entries since 2010. Great views of Wasson and the Catalinas, hazy conditions once again limited long range views. This initial scramble down is pretty steep for the first few hundred feet, I did have to do the butt-scoot in a few spots to keep from toppling over. After the initial down the rest is really easy. I got back on the Picture Rocks Wash trail and took that back all the way to the Ringtail trail, and then that back to the van. Nice hike with great solitude! The only downer is the road noise from Picture Rocks road, but that is lost after the first half mile or so.
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Oct 31 2015
fricknaley
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45 male
 Joined Jun 20 2003
 Tucson, AZ
Cam-Boh TrailTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Run/Jog avatar Oct 31 2015
fricknaley
Run/Jog11.96 Miles 955 AEG
Run/Jog11.96 Miles   2 Hrs   20 Mns   5.28 mph
955 ft AEG      4 Mns Break2 LBS Pack
 
big lasso loop: camboh-mule deer-ringtail-cactus canyon-gila monster-a bunch of new trails-coyote pass-ironwood forest-camboh
found a bunch of new trails on the east end out by the gila monster windmill - pretty cool.
nice day
decent effort for being post call :zzz:
saw nobody. never do out here. actually not sure if i ever have
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Mar 19 2015
azdesertfather
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47 male
 Joined Apr 30 2008
 Tucson, AZ
Cam-Boh TrailTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 19 2015
azdesertfather
Hiking8.74 Miles 945 AEG
Hiking8.74 Miles   2 Hrs   24 Mns   3.80 mph
945 ft AEG      6 Mns Break
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Did a loop: Cam-boh, Prophecy Wash, Picture Rocks Wash, Ringtail. Also followed Cam-boh & Picture Rocks Wash to ends to complete those trails.
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Apr 05 2014
fricknaley
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 Joined Jun 20 2003
 Tucson, AZ
Cam-Boh TrailTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 05 2014
fricknaley
Hiking7.25 Miles 475 AEG
Hiking7.25 Miles   1 Hour   21 Mns   5.37 mph
475 ft AEG2 LBS Pack
 
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lasso loop run on camboh-ringtail-ironwood forest and back on camboh. great day. first longer run in a long time. pretty much lost everything...of course :lol:
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Dec 11 2010
fricknaley
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 Tucson, AZ
Cam-Boh TrailTucson, AZ
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Hiking avatar Dec 11 2010
fricknaley
Hiking10.81 Miles 963 AEG
Hiking10.81 Miles   3 Hrs   4 Mns   3.53 mph
963 ft AEG
 
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couple spare hours early this morning (ie...in the dark) found me in my old stomping grounds of SNP West. Put together a longish loop: cam-boh to ironwood forest to brittlebush to gila monster (side trip to windmill) to coyote pass to ringtail to mule deer and back home on cam-boh. nice nostalgic hike
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Oct 25 2008
fricknaley
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 Tucson, AZ
Cam-Boh TrailTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 25 2008
fricknaley
Hiking5.40 Miles 150 AEG
Hiking5.40 Miles   1 Hour   40 Mns   3.24 mph
150 ft AEG
 
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Quick jaunt through the desert. Peaceful little trail.
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average hiking speed 2.68 mph

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