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Feb 04 2019
SkyIslander18
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49 male
 Joined Sep 29 2004
 Small Town USA
Noon Creek Horse Trail, AZ 
Noon Creek Horse Trail, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Feb 04 2019
SkyIslander18
Hiking2.00 Miles 150 AEG
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Down Horse Trail :next: Up Noon Creek for a loop.
Rain, snow melt = Nice little waterfalls throughout!
Short trip up the Helldive Trail.
Sunset at the deadman curve overlook.
Deer at the start, many coyotes yipping at sunset.
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Oct 01 2018
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49 male
 Joined Sep 29 2004
 Small Town USA
Helldive SpringTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
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SkyIslander18
Hiking3.00 Miles 250 AEG
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Kept it short & sweet today due to the incoming weather predicted.
Helldive was the choice. This was a heavy hit Frye fire area, but looked a lot better than expected with knee high grass full of yellow flowers throughout and some intact patches of trees left. The spring located up a small canyon had just minimal damage. The gloomy dark skies stayed at bay until my return trip with just .5 mile left. Rain then hit steady and heavy forcing me under a juniper covered with my poncho to ride it out for 1/2 hour. Love my old USGI issue poncho = Dry!
Everything was flash flooding back down to my truck. On this side of the lower mountain everything drains into one and flows over John's Dam so a quick hike down to view & photograph was mandatory ..... it did Not disappoint.
Sunset was had at the Deadman curve overlook. No sunset got through, but I was rewarded with a trademark Pinaleno low cloud/fog shot just below the Deadman Peaks!
2 white-tail does & a canyon tree frog were the critters spotted today.
I also spotted a lot of golden aspens up high, seems a little early ..... I know where I will be going next week :)
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May 14 2016
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49 male
 Joined Sep 29 2004
 Small Town USA
Helldive SpringTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar May 14 2016
SkyIslander18
Hiking2.00 Miles 200 AEG
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2 quick & shorties.
First up Jacobson to a nice little hidden waterfall.
Second an out-n-back to a place I like by Helldive spring.
Overcast with on and off light sprinkles.
So many hidden gems on the lower mountain!
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Feb 23 2015
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Helldive SpringTucson, AZ
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SkyIslander18
Hiking1.50 Miles 100 AEG
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First up was Noon Creek PA to get my gear together and just relax for an hour.
Then a short drive down the road to the Helldive TH.
It's a short distance to the spring, but the trail in packs a very nice scenic punch and that is all I was after this afternoon. The last 200 yards to and down into the canyon is a little bit of a :pk: to follow, but the small canyon holding the spring makes it worth it!
Saw a white-tailed doe at the spring and a red-tailed hawk above during the short hike.
Looked like stormy weather moving in as I left ..... fun trip!

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Mar 13 2014
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Road to Nowhere - FR 861Tucson, AZ
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Hiking4.70 Miles 950 AEG
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Tried something new this afternoon with the RTN. I hiked up the road & around to it's end, then off-trailed down the steep & rocky mountain side to Helldive Spring, then dropped down onto the Swift Trail and took it back to the start completing a loop. Some of my ideas up there have not worked out, this one did perfectly! I will now add this fun loop into my regular rotation.
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Dec 10 2013
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Helldive SpringTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
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Hiking1.55 Miles 200 AEG
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First trip to Helldive spring which I have noticed on topo maps for years just off the Swift Trail. Only had about 2 hours to explore today and thought it would be a good one to check off the list. Google Earth showed what I thought was just cattle trails to the spring, but I was quite surprised to find that the trail was actually an old Forest Service/jeep/wagon road (?) that led right to the drainage that the spring was up. After a tougher than expected climb up the drainage I came upon an old spring box and a little further up was the spring that was tapped with a pipe. It was just to be a very short hike to a spring, but this area has some history to it and I think after some research, I may have to put up an overview for this one. Very cool find with some very cool scenery along the way!

dry Helldive Spring Dry Dry
The spring on the surface is dry and tapped with a pipe.
The spring box located further down the drainage had about 6 inches of water in it.
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