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Mar 15 2016
The_Dude
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41 male
 Joined Jun 10 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
Saguaro West Double, AZ 
Saguaro West Double, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Mar 15 2016
The_Dude
Hiking4.36 Miles 1,181 AEG
Hiking4.36 Miles   2 Hrs   11 Mns   2.42 mph
1,181 ft AEG      23 Mns Break12 LBS Pack
 
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For some reason, I was really feeling like getting in some off trail today. Freshly armed with my newly renewed Saguaro Annual pass, I made my way out from the El Camino del Cerro TH about 3:30. North on the Thunderbird trail to the old mining prospect, and then I started up the eastern side of 3373. I made it up to the ridgeline and continued up to the highpoint for a short break. I continued down the northwest slope and dropped into the Brittlebush wash. This was a nice stretch, almost better than the actual trail. I reconnected with the trail in about a half mile, and then circled east to 3037. I headed up the south face of this one, I actually found it to be more difficult for the sake of more loose footing, and much more cholla. I took another break on top, and then back to the trail and around to the van. Views were good, I could see the Superstitions to the north, but a little hazy. Good off trail excursion, I made it through with only a few little scratches. Shorts approved bushwhack! Two more peaks I haven't yet climbed as well.
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Wildflowers Observation Moderate
Good Brittlebush show, some Creosote bloom, and some occasional Desert Zinnia and Penstemons
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Feb 14 2009
fricknaley
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44 male
 Joined Jun 20 2003
 Tucson, AZ
Brittlebush to Peak 3373Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 14 2009
fricknaley
Hiking7.60 Miles 991 AEG
Hiking7.60 Miles   3 Hrs      2.53 mph
991 ft AEG
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Nice ramble in the desert during a LONG weekend of work. The desert floor has greened up nicely, and I saw the first few wildflowers, mostly litttle purple verbenia. Got a few of those desert fragrant breezes that you just live for. : king :
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Wildflowers Observation Isolated
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average hiking speed 2.48 mph

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