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Apr 24 2020
tubac333
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 Tubac, AZ
Diablo merge, AZ 
Diablo merge, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Apr 24 2020
tubac333
Hiking18.55 Miles 2,597 AEG
Hiking18.55 Miles   5 Hrs   18 Mns   11.72 mph
2,597 ft AEG   3 Hrs   43 Mns Break15 LBS Pack
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Thinking of hiking while respecting social distancing, this little hike was a test case for hiking / biking. Inspired by the excellent AZHiker456, Diablito seemed perfect. We biked in from Tubac and followed the Hunters' Access Road as described by AZHiker456 who also describes the last point for parking a car and continuing. Anyway, continue on a rough dirt road until you find a place to park the bikes and start walking. We elected to leave the road just after the Chivas Spring wash and pedaled out west into the brush as far as we could tolerate, then dropped into the wash and stashed the bikes. Cholla and Stag Head cactus are minimal at this point and increase dramatically moving north around Diablito which is why we did not follow AZHiker456's route. Anyway, there are no complications just trudge up and come back via the southern track on our GPS which was easier.


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Ocotillo was in full bloom; the tiny summit has some small white trumpet shaped flowers that attracts a ton of insects including bees which stung the two of us.

water 1 out of 5water less than maxwater less than maxwater less than max Diablito Tank 1-25% full 1-25% full
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Sep 10 2016
AZHiker456
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Diablito MountainTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 10 2016
AZHiker456
Hiking8.80 Miles 1,226 AEG
Hiking8.80 Miles   4 Hrs   17 Mns   2.47 mph
1,226 ft AEG      43 Mns Break
 
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Bagging this easy peak was definitely a pleasant and unexpected surprise. Despite the many great places I’ve been to, tons of awesome peaks I’ve bagged in 2016, and other unexpected good things to come my way in life, it still feels in certain regards like a dark cloud is hanging over me / like an ‘evil spell’ needs to be broken. My recent two week rest from hiking [and any physical activity for that matter] did nothing to fix the exhaustion I’d been experiencing, and it’s been over four weeks since I’ve had any further improvements with my equilibrium. Add some financial setbacks to the mix [which are very unusual for me] and just the thought of racking up more mileage on my leased Forester by driving 30+ miles one-way to the nearby Sierritas put me in a bad mood…

…thus, I decided I would simply go for a walk in the beautiful Hunter’s Access area, [under 5 miles one-way from my front door], with the intent of hopefully bagging a peak on my list of peaks to hit up in this area… [all of which are also on my sub-list, ‘DON’T TRY THIS DURING SNAKE SEASON…’]

Despite a racing heart and extreme lethargy that resulted in a not-so-respectable average of just under 20 minutes per mile for the first two miles of dirt road, I decided to push onward and give the peak a go. As I got closer, the areas I was concerned about based on the topo contours looked completely doable, but there were still some spots that might prove ugly. Needless to say, [especially after my ‘luck’ lately], I was pleasantly surprised at just how *easy it proved to be. [* “Easy” discounting the minor struggles I experienced due to my equilibrium still being somewhat pumpkin up, along with the many stops I needed to take during the ascent to pour water over my body to stop my racing heart, that is].
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When I get around to posting pics, it will be obvious why this is NOT an ideal source of fluid... but I suppose with a decent filter it would get the job done in a survival situation.
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average hiking speed 2.47 mph

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