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Incinerator Ridge Trail #18A - 5 members in 19 triplogs have rated this an average 3.6 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Sep 29 2021
Yoder
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56 male
 Joined Oct 07 2017
 Chandler, AZ
Incinerator Ridge Trail #18ATucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 29 2021
Yoder
Hiking1.60 Miles 800 AEG
Hiking1.60 Miles   3 Hrs   30 Mns   0.52 mph
800 ft AEG      27 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
 
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We decided to start out on the Green Mountain Trail, hop on the Incinerator Ridge Trail #18A, Then go onto the Green Mountain Peak.

Overall the trail was easy to follow, and it was an enjoyable hike.
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Aug 29 2021
fricknaley
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 Tucson, AZ
Mount Bigelow TrailTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
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fricknaley
Run/Jog11.00 Miles 2,150 AEG
Run/Jog11.00 Miles   2 Hrs   48 Mns   4.05 mph
2,150 ft AEG      5 Mns Break7 LBS Pack
 
Bigelow - kellog - incinerator ridge to the point and a little further for the hell of it - back to bigelow - little bigs - FSR to highway and back

was a little hesitant after semi-imploding the day before but felt better overall. couldn't have been nicer up there.
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Jun 13 2021
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44 male
 Joined Apr 12 2004
 Oro Valley, AZ
Incinerator Ridge Trail #18ATucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 13 2021
PrestonSands
Hiking8.00 Miles 2,066 AEG
Hiking8.00 Miles   2 Hrs   49 Mns   2.84 mph
2,066 ft AEG
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Started at San Pedro Vista a little before 6 am and it already seemed warm to me. First time hiking along this route since the Bighorn Fire so I was interested to see how it fared. Better than I thought it might’ve. Some regrowth coming in on the silver oaks and locust. Lots of low-lying smoke in the eastern sky. Saw a couple of deer grazing among the ferns along Kellogg Trail. Walked up to the summit of Mount Bigelow and then continued on along Bear Wallow Road, one of my favorites in the area. Lots of car campers barely stirring along the road. Went down the Bear Wallow drainage route a bit and noticed an old logging road I’d never seen before. Followed that to its end at the observatory, then returned via the same route. Downright toasty coming down Barnum Rock. Dry shirt and cold water at my truck, then an undesired drive down to the furnace flatlands and home.
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Jul 20 2019
fricknaley
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46 male
 Joined Jun 20 2003
 Tucson, AZ
Catalina Peaks, AZ 
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fricknaley
Run/Jog11.00 Miles 2,356 AEG
Run/Jog11.00 Miles   2 Hrs   37 Mns   4.55 mph
2,356 ft AEG      12 Mns Break5 LBS Pack
 
starting from san pedro vista. hit barnum on the way out, then bigelow. ran FSR out to 5 mile mark. came back and hit Bigggie smalls, bigelow again and leopold point. nice to be back up here.
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Jun 05 2019
toddak
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56 male
 Joined Nov 15 2005
 Puhoynix, AZ
AZT #11b PRW bypass, AZ 
AZT #11b PRW bypass, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jun 05 2019
toddak
Hiking22.00 Miles 5,500 AEG
Hiking22.00 Miles   11 Hrs      2.00 mph
5,500 ft AEG
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Biked down the highway from the top then hiked NOBO from the Gordon H campground. Excellent climb on quality trails that's just as rugged, scenic and enjoyable as the regular passage. Great views throughout and very green at the higher elevations.

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Jul 21 2018
fricknaley
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46 male
 Joined Jun 20 2003
 Tucson, AZ
Catalina Peaks, AZ 
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fricknaley
Run/Jog13.60 Miles 2,848 AEG
Run/Jog13.60 Miles   3 Hrs   7 Mns   4.58 mph
2,848 ft AEG      9 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
 
insanely humid but the temps were down so i took advantage in sneak in another catalina peaks run from the san pedro vista TH. hit barnum rock, leopold point, bigelow and biggy smalls on the way out. also scooted up FSR 614 just to do it. down to the hwy then back. hit barnum again on the way back, just to really stick the knife in deep :lol:
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Jul 03 2018
pmstirling
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65 male
 Joined Sep 11 2011
 Tucson, az
Kellogg Mountain Trail #45Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 03 2018
pmstirling
Hiking0.71 Miles 500 AEG
Hiking0.71 Miles
500 ft AEG
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We hiked from the Sunset trail head to the San Pedro Vista parking area, a distance of just under 6 miles, with a bit over 1,000' AEG and a lot more than that descent! This is a lovely hike, mostly shaded down several ridges with great views in all directions.

From the Sunset trail head, we took what the OpenCycle map calls Sunset trail, but seems to be better known as Bear Wallow trail. This trail doesn't seem to be on HikeArizona. It parallels the Catalina Highway for a short distance, then crosses under it through a large culvert and then crosses Bear Wallow road and climbs up to Mt Bigelow Rd. Follow this over to the radio towers, then pick up either Kellog trail down by Butterfly trail, or continue on the road around the masts and pick up Bigelow trail. Either way you end up at the junction of Kellog and Butterfly trails. I have made a great loop out of Butterfly trail with Bear Wallow trail, highly recommended.

Just down Butterfly from this junction there's a faint trail that winds up to Kellog Peak, well worth doing! Great 360 views from here. The trail continues down the other side and leads to another lookout. We made the mistake of bushwhacking down to Kellog trail from there, which I really don't recommend. It's a short distance but very steep and loose with heavy manzanita bushes.

We continued on Kellog trail to the top of Incinerator Ridge Rd and picked up Incinerator Ridge trail. There are several NF camping spots there, all full as this is July 3rd! Here we found the AZ Trail markers for the equestrian bypass. Incinerator Ridge trail winds down to the San Pedro Vista overlook, and is a lovely trail with great vistas and mostly shaded. We took a short detour up Leopold Point, again well worth it for the views east to the Pinalenos and Galieros, including Mt Graham. You can also see the Santa Ritas from here.

One thing to note is that even though it's cool up on Mt Lemmon (low 70s for us), the sun really beats down and it seems much hotter - hat and plenty of water obligatory.
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Jun 24 2018
fricknaley
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46 male
 Joined Jun 20 2003
 Tucson, AZ
Incinerator Ridge to Leopold PointTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 24 2018
fricknaley
Hiking2.75 Miles 741 AEG
Hiking2.75 Miles
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Finally had some time and clear schedule to get Sierra up to camp a night on Mt Lemmon. Chose Leopold Point and Barnum Rock as our first hike, to show her some sweet high country views. really beautiful day up there and she loved these peaks.

we also walked the climbers route out to the base of the barnum rock wall and saw some climbers
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Jun 17 2018
fricknaley
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 Joined Jun 20 2003
 Tucson, AZ
Catalina Peaks, AZ 
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Run/Jog avatar Jun 17 2018
fricknaley
Run/Jog10.04 Miles 2,338 AEG
Run/Jog10.04 Miles   2 Hrs   33 Mns   4.21 mph
2,338 ft AEG      10 Mns Break6 LBS Pack
 
would have loved to do more on such a gift of a weather day, but after a horrendous call night i was still tied locally.

this was still great.

hit barnum on the way out, then bigelow. took the roads out to the observatory and whitetail campground. came back and hit biggy smalls, bigelow and leopold point on the way back.
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Jan 02 2018
friendofThundergod
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39 male
 Joined Jan 21 2013
 AZ
Incinerator Ridge to Leopold PointTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 02 2018
friendofThundergod
Hiking2.80 Miles 500 AEG
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500 ft AEG
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I did a little hike with my sister and niece on Lemmon today. They both loved the drive up and it was a successful first hike for my six year old niece. The dogs could not have been much happier as well. A little snow lingering in the shade, perfect hiking conditions and good bonding with the family.
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Apr 15 2017
fricknaley
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 Tucson, AZ
Catalina Peaks, AZ 
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fricknaley
Run/Jog11.10 Miles 2,536 AEG
Run/Jog11.10 Miles   2 Hrs   56 Mns   4.01 mph
2,536 ft AEG      10 Mns Break8 LBS Pack
 
took AZT bypass to incinerator ridge, then kellogg mountain and bigelow trails to the bigelow FSR. ran that down to the observatory then down and around the white tail campground. came back and banged out some peaks: unnamed 8400 tower peak, mount bigelow, leopold point (took a stupid way down :? ) and barnum rock!

this is a very fun route. nice and cool up there early then fairly mild all things considered. was done before noon.
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Jul 17 2016
Pivo
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 Joined Mar 01 2009
 Tucson, AZ
Santa Catalina Loop, AZ 
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Hiking avatar Jul 17 2016
Pivo
Hiking9.57 Miles 2,342 AEG
Hiking9.57 Miles   5 Hrs   56 Mns   2.07 mph
2,342 ft AEG   1 Hour   19 Mns Break22 LBS Pack
 
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Some trail, some off-trail and roadside today. Mostly an excuse to get up to elevation cool off, and get some exercise.
When we were on Incinerator Ridge we were very disturbed to find a still very, very hot fire in an vacant campsite (good job Mike).
Belinda went over to the neighboring campsite to see if there was water to help quench the fire, they didn't have enough to take care of their own fire. What is it with people?? She did find a guy that had plenty of water to help.
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Jul 17 2016
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 Tucson, AZ
Santa Catalina Loop, AZ 
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Hiking avatar Jul 17 2016
GrottoGirl
Hiking9.57 Miles 2,342 AEG
Hiking9.57 Miles   5 Hrs   56 Mns   2.07 mph
2,342 ft AEG   1 Hour   19 Mns Break
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We visited Barnum Rock, Ridgeline (climbing area), Leopold Point, Palisades Rock, and Bear Wallow. Next time we do this it will be as a car shuttle. The attempt at a loop was something not worth repeating.

Put a campfire out by asking other campers for extra water. I'm assuming the forest service probably goes up on Incinerator Ridge and Bigelow to put out campfires on Sunday afternoon. I think people don't realize that no flames does mean the fire won't start back up. These idiots had piled all their left over wood on top of their hot coals as they left. They also left their fly to their tent. It was nice to meet a Good Samaritan on there will to help us put the fire out! He said he'd take the fly, too.

Found some tasty raspberries.
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Jul 10 2016
MSimmons
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 Joined Jan 30 2016
 Tucson, AZ
Knagge Trail #18Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 10 2016
MSimmons
Hiking6.00 Miles 2,000 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles   3 Hrs      2.00 mph
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Squeezed in one last Lemmon ramble before hitting the road on Tuesday to meet @jrousoshammond in Colorado :y:

Took the Knagge Trail down past the old cabin junk (that's all it was I'm afraid) to a wooded ridge about two miles out. It was a tough and variegated little hike, with nice views of the San Pedro Basin and Green Mountain. The trail was easy enough to follow as far as that wooded ridge, but I lost it around there and turned back. Before heading back to the car I took Incinerator Ridge out to Barnum Rock. Everything along the ridge, near and far, was beautiful in the bright, clear light of early evening.
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Jul 04 2016
fricknaley
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 Tucson, AZ
Incinerator Ridge Trail #18ATucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jul 04 2016
fricknaley
Hiking2.11 Miles 588 AEG
Hiking2.11 Miles   1 Hour   58 Mns   1.51 mph
588 ft AEG      34 Mns Break
 
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Sierra and i climbed Barnum Rock from the upper incinerator ridge trailhead. beautiful day. she loved the summit :y:
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Jun 05 2016
fricknaley
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Catalina Peaks, AZ 
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Run/Jog avatar Jun 05 2016
fricknaley
Run/Jog10.00 Miles 2,218 AEG
Run/Jog10.00 Miles   2 Hrs   50 Mns   3.64 mph
2,218 ft AEG      5 Mns Break5 LBS Pack
 
i was on call yesterday and last night so i paid the price on this one. started later than i wanted and was exhausted before i even got out of the car :lol:

hit Barnum rock for the first time in years. also hit Bigelow and some of the high peaks off the main Bigelow FSR. turned around at the observatory. lot of big nice open mountain views. too hot though. brutally hot today. last couple miles just killed me
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Jul 02 2015
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Mount Bigelow TrailTucson, AZ
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wha
Hiking3.15 Miles 693 AEG
Hiking3.15 Miles   2 Hrs   46 Mns   1.99 mph
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First real hike since my spinal surgery 4 months ago. My surgeon was amazed at how much I've improved. And how quickly. Now she tells me her measure of success was me not ending up paralysed, so she's quite pleased with how much function I've regained.

I went up Bigelow trail then took the Incinerator Ridge trail almost to Leopold Point. There are some shady spots on the high points on the ridge that are a nice place to stop for a break/lunch before heading back. This was a regular summer hike for me and my dog a couple years ago. He was getting pretty old but still loved getting out and could still manage this. I thought it would be a nice first hike. A lot tougher than I remember. Guess I have a ways to go yet, but it was great to be out on a trail again.
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May 02 2015
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 Marana, AZ
Green MT TH to MT Bigelow, AZ 
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Jim_H
Hiking5.00 Miles 1,400 AEG
Hiking5.00 Miles   4 Hrs   45 Mns   1.82 mph
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I hiked from the Upper Green Mountain Trailhead, over a hill, down to the San Pedro Vista, and then up to Mount Bigelow using the Incinerator Ridge and Mount Kellogg Trails. I walked to the Butterfly Trail Trailhead on the northeast side of Bigelow, down a section of that, and back to the Green Mountain TH with a stop over at Leopold Point. I also took a part of ht Green Mountain Trail, and the cairned extension back to the trailhead. Signs and trails are a little confusing in this area. I think the FS did themselves a disservice by creating a multitude of smaller named trails, instead of one or two longer trails with multiple access points, which should be signed to clear things up. Oh, well.

Nice views, as is to be expected on this section of ridge, but Rose Lake Campground was full and everyone was feeling the need to have afire with green wood, or so it seemed. Smoke was thick and hiking down the smell was strong. Oak Creek Canyon(Sedona) in August strong. Lots of nice bird calls near dusk, a bees swarm passing by at the start, and heavy weekenders (crowds, not individuals).

I also did a few off trail excursions to look at forest reproduction, but I'll hedge low on the AEG.
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Aug 08 2013
markthurman53
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 Tucson, Arizona
Green Mountain to Mount Bigelow, AZ 
Green Mountain to Mount Bigelow, AZ
 
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markthurman53
Hiking7.10 Miles 2,300 AEG
Hiking7.10 Miles   4 Hrs   12 Mns   2.30 mph
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This was a nice August early morning hike from San Pedro Overlook along the Mount Lemmon Trail #18 to Mount Bigelow. Have never been on this trail so it was new to me. Great views from along Incinerator Ridge and Leopold Point. After the climb around Barnum Rock up from the overlook the trail is fairly level and pleasant walking. A little bit of a climb to Mount Bigelow but nothing strenuous. Along the way is the intersections for the Davis Spring Trail but from what I hear it is barely there anymore. From the small section I traveled on it I couldn't see much of a trail and gave up and turned around. Leopold Point is just a short jaunt off the trail so I headed up there. great views from the point. When I got home I looked up Leopold to find out who the heck he was, He was a naturalist. Great trail for the summer months of August and September in the morning before the monsoon storms build up.
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