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Golden Gate Trail - TMP - 2 members in 10 triplogs have rated this an average 2.5 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Oct 01 2016
Pivo
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63 male
 Joined Mar 01 2009
 Tucson, AZ
Wasson Peak LoopTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 01 2016
Pivo
Hiking8.22 Miles 2,044 AEG
Hiking8.22 Miles   3 Hrs   6 Mns   3.01 mph
2,044 ft AEG      22 Mns Break8 LBS Pack
 
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justmike
Morning get out and hike.
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Wildflowers Observation Substantial
In the lower portions not so many, however above the saddle lots of flowers
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Jul 28 2015
The_Dude
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 Guides 1
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 Triplogs 336

41 male
 Joined Jun 10 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
Tucson Mountains Tuesday Two-fer, AZ 
Tucson Mountains Tuesday Two-fer, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jul 28 2015
The_Dude
Hiking3.60 Miles 2,224 AEG
Hiking3.60 Miles   2 Hrs   48 Mns   1.71 mph
2,224 ft AEG      42 Mns Break10 LBS Pack
 
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Ah, first hike back in the desert after a week in Anaheim for Disney and beach fun. First off, thanks to Philbeer for posting the tracks for Golden Gate and Bren mountain last week, I saw those and it got me thinking. I have been wanting to hit Golden Gate Mountain for a while, throw in another nearby peak and I am sold. Made it out to the Yetman trailhead about 3 to start my fun for the day. The trip up Golden Gate is very steep, but easy to follow. It is a pretty thin trail in spots, but the trip up is extensively cairned, a little overkill in spots even. Nice summit with good views out to the west and south especially. The weather was getting interesting, but I thought I would have enough time for a second summit before the storm started. Made it back down to the Yetman trail and then on to Gates Pass trail for a bit. I went up the west side of Bren Mountain, and there is no trail whatsoever. I found a drainage and followed it up quite a ways, but then the rocks turned to scree and it was mighty steep. It kept getting steeper, and the lightning was looming, but I actually figured I would be safer making it to the summit and going down the backside which looked to be less steep. I ended up going up a rock face for the last 40-50' up to the peak, and I was really happy to see some semblance of a trail on the other side. Very brief stop up top to see lightning hitting on the slopes just to the east of me, all the motivation I needed to haul butt down the other side. If I hit Bren again any time soon, it will be by way of the North and East route...Made it back to the van no worse for wear other than a few scratches, I managed to miss the abundant cholla up here, but had plenty of bursage to pull out of the socks and boots. Pretty short for my usual offerings, but this one was all work.
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Dec 15 2014
wha
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 Joined Feb 10 2012
 Arizona
Golden Gate Trail - TMPTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 15 2014
wha
Hiking6.41 Miles 844 AEG
Hiking6.41 Miles   3 Hrs   5 Mns   2.36 mph
844 ft AEG      22 Mns Break
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An easy afternoon hike.

I think they were filming a scene for a movie on the road up Gates Pass while I was on the trail above. Sheriff deputies had stopped traffic below the Yetman TH, and then an old style convertible went up the road followed by two "police cars" with lights flashing. Driving through the pass later there were the trailers, vans, etc., typical of a location shoot, parked at the top.
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Nov 19 2013
The_Dude
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 Guides 1
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41 male
 Joined Jun 10 2011
 Phoenix, AZ
Golden Gate Trail - TMPTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
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The_Dude
Hiking6.53 Miles 1,586 AEG
Hiking6.53 Miles   1 Hour   54 Mns   3.47 mph
1,586 ft AEG      1 Min Break8 LBS Pack
 
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I wanted to get in a hike, but nothing too aggressive after doing the Superstition Ridgeline 3 days ago...I started out from the West Yetman trailhead and followed to the south and west around Golden Gate Mountain. took the trail all the way to the junction with the Prospector trail, and then turned around and headed back. Good leg-stretching kind of hike, but nothing too exciting. I am pretty sure just about any hike would have been a letdown after the Ridgeline...:D
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Jan 31 2013
rwstorm
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71 male
 Joined Feb 28 2003
 Tucson, AZ
Bren Loop, AZ 
Bren Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Jan 31 2013
rwstorm
Hiking4.70 Miles 1,800 AEG
Hiking4.70 Miles
1,800 ft AEG
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SAMBA
In response to an occasional email I receive from LaFong looking for or suggesting a hike, I mentioned that I planned on going to Wasson Peak on Thursday. He usually tries to change your plans, and this was no exception. Apparently he was feeling a wee bit of guilt for his constant bashing of Tumamoc Hill, and suggested we go there to make amends. I told him I would have none of it, since I dislike T-Hill as much as he does (if that's possible). :sl: Okay, the part about T-Hill is a fabrication thrown in for entertainment purposes, but he did suggest hiking up Bren as an alternative. I had done it once about 10 years ago, but liked the idea as it was a nice short hike not far from home. It is Golden Gate's little brother (300 feet lower) and if you take an old trail around to the east side there is a mellow ridge walk to the top. After coming down from the peak we looped around to the south and followed parts of the Yetman and Golden Gate trails back to the parking lot. Beer and BS at Brat's Bar & Grill after the hike. :)
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Dec 02 2012
camiles
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45 male
 Joined Feb 19 2012
 Tucson, AZ
Golden Gate Trail - TMPTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
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camiles
Hiking6.00 Miles 880 AEG
Hiking6.00 Miles
880 ft AEG
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Used this trail to do approximately the 'Golden Gate Mountain Loop' from the Leavengood Tucson Hiking Guide which makes a loop on the west side below Golden Gate Mountain - it was a great sunset and fun desert hike! I had forgotten how many trails/paths/routes there are in this area, I guess its fun to explore and wander, but it seem a bit odd... Pictures: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cmiles/sets/72157632155086165/
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Apr 05 2010
keepmoving
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 Guides 34
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33 male
 Joined Aug 16 2006
 Portland, OR
Golden Gate Trail - TMPTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Apr 05 2010
keepmoving
Hiking5.04 Miles 560 AEG
Hiking5.04 Miles   1 Hour   56 Mns   2.61 mph
560 ft AEG
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michellancholy
Started from Gates Pass trailhead. Hiked to Kinney Rd and back.
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Apr 05 2010
michellancholy
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34 female
 Joined Nov 11 2008
 Tucson, AZ
Golden Gate Trail - TMPTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
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michellancholy
Hiking5.20 Miles 560 AEG
Hiking5.20 Miles   2 Hrs      2.60 mph
560 ft AEG
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Started from the Gates Pass trailhead. I was tempted to take the short cut back to the car, but I sucked it up and stuck it out. Its that time of year again to start bringing more water than you think you'll actually need.
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Wildflowers Observation Light
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Jun 13 2009
rsa911az1
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 Routes 1
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60 male
 Joined Jun 06 2009
 Vail, AZ
Golden Gate Trail - TMPTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jun 13 2009
rsa911az1
Hiking4.00 Miles 560 AEG
Hiking4.00 Miles   2 Hrs   30 Mns   1.60 mph
560 ft AEG
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Enjoyed a nice couple of hour on the Golden Gate Trail today. Started from the parking lot on Gates Pass and headed in. Beautiful afternoon, could have used a few more clouds, June is taking it's toll on my unfit body. Glad I have my wife with me to crack the wip. The trail was easy to follow and a joy to hike. We went in about 2 moles and dicide to off trail back to the parking lot instead of to Kinnie Road. Made our way through washes and bike paths and met up with a larger trail that took us back. We steped into the parking lot just in time to see a trail of Custon antique cars coming down the mountain. Great photo opp....
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Mar 04 2009
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79 male
 Joined Jul 05 2008
 Tucson, AZ
Golden Gate Trail - TMPTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 04 2009
leadhiker
Hiking5.90 Miles 745 AEG
Hiking5.90 Miles   2 Hrs   50 Mns   2.08 mph
745 ft AEG
 
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From Kinney RD in Tucson Mtn Park hiked the Golden Gate Trail to the Yetman Trail. Back tracked on Golden Gate to the Prickley Pear Trail out to Gates Pass Road and the Ironwood Trailhead. Then took the Ironwood Trail southwest back to Kinney Road. Walked 1/4 mile on the road back to the cars. NOTE: The trails in Tucson Mountain Park are rarely marked and their are a lot of wildcat trails that go off in every direction. Even with a map it is hard to stay on official trails.
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Wildflowers Observation Isolated
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average hiking speed 2.28 mph

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