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Thimble Peak - 15 members in 46 triplogs have rated this an average 4.6 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Apr 17 2018
Pivo
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 Tucson, AZ
Thimble PeakTucson, AZ
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Pivo
Hiking10.55 Miles 2,410 AEG
Hiking10.55 Miles   5 Hrs   22 Mns   2.17 mph
2,410 ft AEG      30 Mns Break25 LBS Pack
 
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Group hike today, was a little warm on the return leg. Used Joseph's new dog carrier when he started to fade. He was attacked by a coyote last week and is still a little sore, and the heat got to him too.
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Apr 02 2018
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MSimmons
Hiking10.50 Miles 2,375 AEG
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jrousoshammond
Made it to the real summit of Thimble for the first time :y: (somewhat to my surprise cause heights and scrambling generally aren't my bag :scared: ) It was well worth hitting both towers, and the chain ladder on the south one seems solid.
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Apr 01 2018
jrousoshammond
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jrousoshammond
Hiking10.50 Miles 2,375 AEG
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MSimmons
Last time we hiked to Thimble we had something like 13 miles in us already and scrambling didn't sound like fun. This time we hiked from Gordon Hirabayashi and were able to get up both summits. It was strange to climb up there and be able to hear people all the way down at the bottom of the canyon! Nicely overcast weather; this could've been hot...
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Mar 11 2018
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Thimble PeakTucson, AZ
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friendofThundergod
Hiking16.49 Miles 3,976 AEG
Hiking16.49 Miles   6 Hrs   5 Mns   2.94 mph
3,976 ft AEG      28 Mns Break
 
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Carrie and I left the pups at home to do Thimble today. We thought the hike was only going to be 10 miles, but that was because someone was looking at the description for Thimble from another trailhead and somebody else forgot how many miles it was the last time they did it. Anyways, we committed to the longer day and it turned out fantastic.

We beat the crowds to Seven Falls and the hike up canyon was great. It is hard to beat that area when water is flowing. From the falls we started the climb towards the intersection with the official route for Thimble Peak. The final push to the summit smoked me a little, but the little bit of extra work to get to Thimble was worth it. A nice summit with some great views! Had the ladder not had a top rung that I initially could not see, I may not have been able to do it and actually almost skipped the final climb due to still not entirely trusting my shoulder, but it proved pretty easy once Carrie pointed out the additional rung and I was up in no time. The hike down was quick a part from a quick stop at a scenic little cascade in Bear. That canyon was nothing short of spectacular today with the running water and dramatic clouds. Seven Falls was a zoo by the time we passed by there a second time and the trail was pretty crowded, but we knew that was coming and just pushed on to the trailhead. In the end, A nice quick big mile day today and not entirely by design, but it turned out perfectly and I left very impressed with the area.

Note: The AEG seems a little high, but it is out of Route Scout and it was "synced," so not entirely sure what is going o there.

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Mar 10 2018
JuanJaimeiii
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 Chandler, AZ
Thimble PeakTucson, AZ
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JuanJaimeiii
Hiking10.39 Miles 2,502 AEG
Hiking10.39 Miles   4 Hrs   20 Mns   2.43 mph
2,502 ft AEG      3 Mns Break
 
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Dr. Frick and I did Blacketts Ridge recently and while on that hike I asked him about Thimble Peak off in the distance. He said it was a good one and that we should do it. Much to my surprise he asked if I wanted to do it this weekend. :o The good doctor is a busy man so naturally I obliged. Oh who am I kidding I would have gone down and done it with anyone who asked. :D

This one looks super cool from a distance and it was just as cool up close. The thimble is broken into two pieces. I made it up both today without issue. On the higher one I climbed up the chute/chimney and then came back down on the affixed chain ladder. Not sure which I prefer better? Exposure in the chute or the shaky unstable ladder. If I had to pick one it would probably be the chute. Nick gave the higher side a pass and scrambled right up the other side.

We saw several other hikers out today including about 10 at the thimble itself. It was a great day to be hiking in the Catalina's!

Thanks for the invite Dr. Frickenstein. Sedona Mega hike next!
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Mar 10 2018
fricknaley
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 Tucson, AZ
Thimble PeakTucson, AZ
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fricknaley
Hiking10.39 Miles 2,502 AEG
Hiking10.39 Miles   4 Hrs   20 Mns   2.43 mph
2,502 ft AEG      3 Mns Break6 LBS Pack
 
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i had kinda been itching to check out the thimble again and JJ mentioned it on our last hike so it seemed like a good chance to visit again. route out there is very easy to follow now. top notch views as always and the weather was as nice as could possibly be. nice to see a little water flowing in the crick. ha

thanks for coming down and roaming around JJ. good times :DANCE:
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Feb 24 2018
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 Tucson, AZ
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Hiking11.40 Miles 2,700 AEG
Hiking11.40 Miles   5 Hrs   41 Mns   2.55 mph
2,700 ft AEG   1 Hour   13 Mns Break
 
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I took a couple of my friends on their first trip to Thimble Peak. I had been meaning to get out there again anyways as it had been three years since I'd done it. Someone has installed a chain ladder providing simpler (safer??) access to the south summit. The ladder anchors seem alright; but I'm not sure I'd trust it. I stuck to my preferred method of traversing over to the chimney and scrambling up that. Either way you're looking at some solid 4th class moves to reach the top. On the way back I took a bush whacking detour and tagged Gibbon Mountain while my friends continued on the main trail. We met up perfectly, right before the parking lot at Hirabayashi. I posted a couple of pictures of the ladder for anyone who's curious about it.
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Dec 28 2017
jajohnson11
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 Tucson, AZ
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jajohnson11
Hiking10.50 Miles 2,375 AEG
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Clear sailing until the summit. Fun little climb up the chimney. The chain ladder is a bit sketchy but made for a fun ascent. This would be a fun one to do again!
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Dec 09 2017
Pivo
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Pivo
Hiking10.34 Miles 2,475 AEG
Hiking10.34 Miles   4 Hrs   50 Mns   2.22 mph
2,475 ft AEG      10 Mns Break20 LBS Pack
 
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Joel wanted to checkout the new cable ladder on the summit. Joseph and I join him for the hike in to the base of the peak.
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Jan 29 2017
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Pivo
Hiking10.83 Miles 2,548 AEG
Hiking10.83 Miles   6 Hrs   25 Mns   1.87 mph
2,548 ft AEG      38 Mns Break20 LBS Pack
 
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We started at Prison Camp and made our way over a couple of wet crossings at Sycamore and Bear Canyons. Whit all of the recent rain and snow in the higher elevations every creek is running. Pretty windy today, but very nice in the sun. Post hike refreshments at Bear Canyon Pizza.
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Jan 29 2017
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Hiking10.83 Miles 2,548 AEG
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Nov 14 2016
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GrottoGirl
Hiking10.41 Miles 2,558 AEG
Hiking10.41 Miles   6 Hrs   58 Mns   1.96 mph
2,558 ft AEG   1 Hour   40 Mns Break
 
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Had a great time with 5 other Introverts climbing the Thimble's technical summit on the night of the Supermoon. We did enjoy the long periods of quietness but we all remarked about it. Next time we need to ensure we have one extrovert to balance us out!

Hiking at night was wonderful as we saw several deer and a skunk!

I found that climbing this time was easier since I have full use of my shoulder. I'm still hesitant to hang on it. Maybe someday I'll trust in titanium!
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Aug 24 2016
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 Phoenix, AZ
Thimble PeakTucson, AZ
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The_Dude
Hiking11.05 Miles 2,699 AEG
Hiking11.05 Miles   4 Hrs   54 Mns   2.55 mph
2,699 ft AEG      34 Mns Break14 LBS Pack
 
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I had to head to our southern Arizona yard on Tuesday, so I ended up camping out Tuesday night in Tucson so I could get a good hike in. I was going to camp right by the trailhead, but there was a whole troop of rednecks there when I pulled in about 7:30 so I kept going. I ended up camping up on Incinerator Ridge, oddly enough I happened upon a nice campsite that I had been at with my wife some 16 years earlier. Pretty chilly up at 8000', there was a good wind going most of the night but I slept pretty well. Got started at the trailhead about 8 a.m. on Wednesday. Everything is really green out here, you can tell the monsoon season has been good to the mountain. The trail is pretty overgrown from the Sycamore Reservoir on, Bear Canyon wasn't too bad, but the 'trail' over to the Thimble is really overgrown. I would strongly recommend having a GPS route if you are going to do this one anytime soon. There was a decent use trail to follow, but the grasses were so grown it it could be hard to find at time. I ended up getting off track quite a few times, but for the most part it is hard to go too far off course. I made it over to the Thimble and scrambled up to the first big rock shelf. I skipped the climb to the very top, it looked doable, but I was a bit dubious being solo and having seen no one on the trails. Awesome views all around for sure. Made it back to the van before one so I could head back in to town for a quick lunch and the usual drive home. Fun hike, I really like the Reservoir area.
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No big shows, but many things in bloom here and there. Grasses of course, Fern Acacaia, a few Penstemons, and Fleabane Daisy
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Feb 08 2016
MSimmons
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 Tucson, AZ
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MSimmons
Hiking22.44 Miles 4,205 AEG
Hiking22.44 Miles   9 Hrs   42 Mns   2.73 mph
4,205 ft AEG   1 Hour   28 Mns Break
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This was a big old Sabino/Bear Loop, with excursions to Sycamore Reservoir and Thimble Peak. The day begin with a robust discussion concerning whether we ought to begin the loop through Sabino or Bear. We eventually settled on the latter, and following this worthy exercise in rational discourse, we totally whiffed the plan by missing the Bear Canyon turnoff. So clockwise it was!

We expected East Fork Trail to stick to the crick, so we were surprised when, shortly after the Palisades Trail turnoff, we found ourselves ascending the southern wall of the basin. The views of Cathedral Rock during this little climb were awesome, and before long we were up on the ridge that divides the Sabino Canyon basin area from the Sycamore Reservoir basin area. I'd assumed these two valleys were continuous, but they are indeed separated, with water flowing west along East Fork Trail and east along Sycamore Reservoir Trail. For lunch we popped down to Sycamore Reservoir. A shady and pleasant spot, with a nicely framed view of Thimble Peak.

The trail from Bear Canyon up to Thimble Peak was scruppy but reasonably distinct. It was also pretty gainy, and with over 10 miles already behind us, there MAY have been some B+M'ing at this point. Entirely worth it, of course. The meadow around the summit is a skyborn oasis, with Thimble Rock looming like a watchtower at the periphery. We didn't attempt to scale the rock, but the view even from its base must be one of the best in the Catalinas, with views of Mt Kimball, Window Peak, Cathedral Rock, Lemmon Canyon, Mt Lemmon, the Mt Lemmon Hwy, and countless other spectacular features.

Seven Falls was really chuggin, but I'd be lying if I didn't say the best part of the descent was that fourteen-inch cheesesteak (with jalapenos) that immediately followed.
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Feb 08 2016
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Sabino/Sycamore/Thimble/Bear, AZ 
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Hiking22.44 Miles 4,205 AEG
Hiking22.44 Miles   9 Hrs   42 Mns   2.73 mph
4,205 ft AEG   1 Hour   28 Mns Break
 
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I did the Seven Falls hike and Sabino Canyon tram ride quite a few times as a kid, but hadn't been back in forever. This looked like a good reintroduction to both. The original plan was Bear to Sabino, but that...um...didn't happen...

The Phoneline Trail was entirely shaded and a nice warm-up. We had lofty views all the way to the East Fork Trail, with pretty minimal effort compared to other canyons in the Catalinas. Surprisingly, the East Fork was where we did most of our gain for the day - this section must be amazing on the northbound Arizona Trail. Sycamore Reservoir was a nice little detour; I'm curious what it looks like during other seasons.

Thimble Peak, our second detour, was well worth the steep/scrubby little hike to get there. Getting introduced to class 4 climbing sounds fun, but I figured that with >14 miles in my feet, it would best be saved for another time. At the base, we still had views worthy of inclusion with Spud Rock, Kimball and Wrightson.

I was a zombie most of the way down Bear Canyon, but there was water everywhere, some deer, and of course, the falls. The sun in our eyes led to some embarrassing route-finding issues, but as the sun went down it was quite pleasant. I wasn't really in the mood for 1.5 more miles once we got back to the TH, but we survived and saw another deer on the way.

Note to self: bring a filter on future hikes of this size

PS- my first GPS route! Hopefully the triplog/route automatic link works ok. You still have to enter mileage/AEG/time manually, right?
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Jan 29 2016
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toddak
Hiking24.00 Miles 4,000 AEG
Hiking24.00 Miles   11 Hrs      2.18 mph
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Bear - Sabino - Phone Line loop, with side trips to Thimble Peak and Hutch's Pool. Lots of water in the main drainages, but able to keep the feet dry at all the crossings.
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Jan 09 2016
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Bear 7 Thimble Sabino, AZ 
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Hiking21.11 Miles 4,557 AEG
Hiking21.11 Miles   9 Hrs   52 Mns   2.78 mph
4,557 ft AEG   2 Hrs   17 Mns Break
 
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Great day in the Catalinas. It was still raining off-and-on after midnight Friday (and apparently some of this group were still awake for some reason :roll: ) but in the morning the stream gauges were around 100cfs and seemed passable. The clouds shrouded the mountains, and ice coated my windshield, but clear skies illuminated the valley.

We started as a group of 5, but Mark was under the weather and hiking in cold floodwater wasn't in his best interest. Carol similarly decided the flooding wasn't all that desirable, and both turned back at various stages.

Seven Falls was awesome, and half the joy was that there were no other people who had any interest in hiking in snowmelt flood waters to get there. (The guy in jeans who made one crossing before turning back did not receive any judgemental comments from me :whistle: )

Having never hiked any of this before, I had proposed the Bear Sabino Loop with a side trip to Hutch or Thimble. Belinda voted on Thimble and I was surprised how cool of a peak it is. While climbing the chimney we found out that not only smoke rises, and it left all of us with a bad taste in our mouths.

From Thimble we trudged through the little remaining snow and down into East Sabino. We took a break at the Sabino junction and were happy to have decided not to go to Hutch's since there would be numerous additional deep, cold crossings with the ample flow in the creek.

On the return, Mike and Belinda opted for the Phone Line Trail to keep their feet dry. I had hiked it a week ago and decided to head down and play in the water along the road. The last tram left shortly after I started, leaving the road peaceful and quiet with only a handful of runners along the way.

This was a great loop. It would be nice in normal weather, but was extra special with the snow and runoff. After drying off and warming up we devoured a delicious Italian dinner before heading our separate ways.

Apparently I need to add more pineapple to my diet.
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water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Sabino Canyon Medium flow Medium flow
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Jan 09 2016
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Hiking21.11 Miles 4,557 AEG
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Chumley invited me on a hike and so I gathered up a few others and we set off. The wet and cold chased Mark with his cold and Carole off and soon it was just three of us. It was quite nice to enjoy this hike without the typical crowds of Resolutionaries. The high water had sent most of them to the Esperero trail!

I have to admit I whined a lot during the water crossings. My feet had gone numb. In trying to make sure I didn't fall over, I sometime choose spots that were nearly lady bits deep. In all, it wasn't as bad as I had imagined the night before when I saw the Rilitto running. I did keep in mind that if it warmed up significantly and the water levels rose we may have to figure out a creative way out since there was no way I'd be calling SARA!

7 Falls was amazing. I'm not sure I've ever visited it with as much water as was there on Saturday.

We decided to bag the Thimble even though Mike and I had already been there a few weeks ago. The Yhinble is a scramble you can do a few times and not get bored! The views from the top were great especially with the snow.

From the Thinble it was all downhill back to the visitor center - just kidding! There seemed to be plenty of uphill to match the 4000ft of AEG. Although I never. Once felt the hike was hard , it's just long.

At the end, Mike and I choose to leave Chumley so he could poop in peace. Really, Chumley just wanted to take his time taking pictures of Sabino Creek without us being impatient. We did the Phoneline trail which adds a mile to the loop. The best part of the Phoneline is that there was only one more creek crossing!

Towards the end of the hike we were visited by a female Cardinal. That was definitely a highlight for me!

Thanks, Chumley for the invite! Great hike, high in the adventure side :)
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Hiking10.50 Miles 2,375 AEG
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We tarted off the day almost being turned around by the Sherriff. But I batted my eyes (not really) and explained we were only going to Prison camp. He told us it was going to be a horrible hike and I told him we loved horrible! So off we went!

Weather was inclement all day. We had everything from snow, sun, rain, and graupel. One minute we had all our layers on and the next minute we were peeling them off only to put them back on!

We hauled pumpkins to the base and then attempted the technical climb. The graupel had collected on most of the foot holds and when you combine that the wet it made for a slippery task. We quickly bailed. But our retreat was to just go over and bag the non-technical ascent.

After the ascent we stopped long enough for me we chug my hot pumpkin soup and to get out a pastry. Then I bushwhacked with a pastry in hand back to the trail (don't try that at home as I am a trained professional).
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Hiking3.87 Miles 2,039 AEG
Hiking3.87 Miles   4 Hrs   40 Mns   1.42 mph
2,039 ft AEG   1 Hour   56 Mns Break
 
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A little different approach to Thimble Peak. This route starts at the Sabino Cyn tram stop 9, comes back down the Phoneline Trail to a steep wash that passes to the right of Kors Wall up to the Thimble. We dropped down to tram stop 8 to return. The beauty of this route is that it doesn't take all day; we took the 9:00 a.m. tram up and were back to the Visitor Center by 3:00 p.m. There is some pain along the way but nothing major. The worst part is the abundant buffle grass (or something very similar) which is mostly dead and serves to turn the boulders into blocks of ice, when covered. There is no trail, just stay in the canyon and pick your way to the Thimble. The climb to the top of the north peak is a bit of a scramble but nothing technical. Outstanding views in every direction: Mt. Lemmon, Windy Point and 7 Cats vistas off Catalina Hwy, down on the Bear Cyn trail, McFall Crags, Rattlesnake Peak, and the top of Seven Falls.

A beautiful day for hiking. If you're up for a little off trail hiking, without a lot of shin daggers, cats claw, etc., this is a good one. I much prefer this route to the ones up Bear Cyn and from Prison Camp. One of the group had a GoPro camera. I'll post some stills when I get them, and link the youtube.

There is no water along the way.
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