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Jul 09 2019
markthurman53
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Ladybug Trail #329, AZ 
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Hiking12.35 Miles 4,106 AEG
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I have not been out for almost a month, My mind was willing but my body wouldn't cooperate. After a month it appears they are back in sync. I decided on the Pinaleno Mountains this time. I have not been to these mountains since the mid 60's when my father took me bear hunting with a couple of his friends. I don't remember much about the mountain except there were probably more trees on it then and the red squirrel wasn't keeping us off the peak. I do remember getting apples at the Angle Orchard.

On with the hike. Saw this write up on HAZ and decided this one sounded interesting. Checked the weather and it wasn't going to be blazing hot so I went for it. This is a steady uphill climb the whole way with occasional dips along the ridge as you pass from one minor peak to another. Since this is a ridge trail the views are great along the way. The trail is easy to follow but will need some pruning in areas as some of the brush is encroaching on the trail. I had planned on adding a couple extra miles to the end of the hike by going up Jacobson Canyon and return to Noon Creek then back to Angle Orchard to make this a 16 mile hike. Turns out the 12 miles of the Ladybug trail and the 97 degree temperatures on the lower end of the trail was more than enough for me. Will have to visit the other lower trails as the weather cools. Ran into a bear as I was descending near ladybug Peak. We both came to a switchback at the very same time and it immediately took off into the woods. I hate it when people cut switchbacks, guess I can make an exception for bears. Besides I don't know the protocol when passing a bear on the trail. Do they have the right of way? Thought about Jimmy Buffet and the story "That's when I meet the bear"

From what I saw of this trail and the surrounding area, I will have to do some more excursions to this area. I was fascinated by the ridge heading to the south from Ladybug Peak, can't find a name for it but looks like an interesting area. I believe the Dutch Henry trail follows along low on this ridge. Guess I will be finding what Safford has for Hotels and Restaurants. For tomorrow I will limit my hiking to higher up where it is a bit cooler and save the lower elevation trails for later in the year.
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Jacobson CanyonTucson, AZ
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Started with a short hike up upper Jacobson canyon, 2 hour bush camp before returning back down. Then a hike down to middle Jacobson with another shorty up the Ladybug Trail. Ended with a 3rd short one down the "horse trail" for a 2nd bush camp along the creek. Good snow melt continues, lot of good little waterfalls up & down the canyon.
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Aug 02 2018
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Angle Orchard, AZ 
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Angle Orchard is now open for the season selling apples & peaches :y:
SkyIslander18 and PrestonSands both agree "them's the best apples & peaches in all of AZ" :)
Headed in late afternoon and looped the entire orchard. Have never seen the orchard grounds sooo green, very beautiful hike throughout. The apples are not quite ready, but the peaches ..... I bit into one and it squirted up my cheek :DANCE:
Only purchased a handful today knowing that I will be back several more times on my way up & down the mountain.
Angle Orchard is also the TH for the Ladybug trail and with some daylight left, I hiked down to Jacobson Creek and had a peach.
On the drive home 1 single storm cell was producing to the East so I made a beeline out to Frye Mesa road and photographed it for about an hour. Lots of good strikes captured on the SD card.
Peaches & lightning, great combo!
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Nov 03 2017
SkyIslander18
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Ladybug Peak from Turkey Flat THTucson, AZ
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Fall color hunt along the Swift Trail was the main focus for this trip.
Parked at Twilight and hiked up the Swift Trail switchbacks to Ladybug Saddle. Lots of color along the way, but about half of it is on the ground already, I was a little surprised at this early fall.
From Ladybug Saddle I took the trail up to Ladybug Peak. Arrived on top to find that the new ammo box register I placed up there after the Frye fire a few months ago was missing. WTF ..... why do people do this pumpkin?
On the way back down I stewed for a while about the box missing as I took the Ladybug Trail down to Turkey Flat. Ladybug trail was great! I rested for a bit on a rocky overlook for coffee, snickers & the views down before completing the trail down back on to the Swift Trail. A short walk along the road pass the cabins brought me back to Twilight completing the loop.
Except for discovering that my register box was missing, I enjoyed my morning on the mountain. The colors were great, the peak and trails were great and the weather was cold ..... I love the cold!
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Ladybug Peak from Turkey Flat THTucson, AZ
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Clockwise Loop.
Turkey Flat TH up to get it started.
Hung a right onto the Ladybug Trail.
Off-trail side trip up to Mount Baldy Peak, flipped a step boulder and lost some shin skin, but the amazing view down on Turkey Flat was worth it!
Ladybug Peak still holding plenty of ladybugs, long time register box was missing :(
Took the Swift Trail switch-backs down to complete the loop.

Mountain + AddSanz = :D
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Jul 06 2015
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Ladybug Peak 8780Tucson, AZ
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First up, Ladybug Peak from Ladybug Saddle. The ammo box register is gone, has been replaced with a round tin located a little lower down the peak. Ladybugs? I nailed it on this trip! Thousands x thousands of them covering the rocky peak. I was pulling them out of my hair, clothes & gear for the next 1/4 mile back down (that's a cool thing).

Second up, Bear Canyon down to Dutch Henry. Dutch Henry trail was cleared a few years ago, but once again has become a mess to get down. Only made it a 1/2 mile down before it became too much work to enjoy.

Third up, climbed back up to the Bear Canyon trail and took it down a ways off the south end of the mountain. Great views as always with monsoon storms in the distance moving in, was time to get back on the other side before they hit.

Last up, a short trip down the Ladybug Trail for the northern valley views before heading back up and down to Ladybug Saddle.

I ended with a short drive up the Swift Trail for sunset at the Arrow Tree overlook. Watched the sun go down and the storms move off the mountain never hitting the top. Not much on the ground for wildlife, but I saw and heard it all in the trees and sky today! Spotted owls, vultures & squirrels to name a few.
Another day well spent on Graham.
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Jun 30 2015
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I first enjoyed an hour of R & R at Noon Creek getting ready for my hike.
Then a short drive up the ST to Angle Orchard and hiked the lower Ladybug Trail up to the Veach Ridge/Canyon overlook.
Played tag with a doe along the switchbacks on the way up!
Always great scenic views from anywhere along this trail.
Made it back down just as a small storm cell started producing strikes in the area I was.
Both Noon & Jacobson Creek are barely flowing ..... hope it rains good up the soon!
Stopped at the Coronado sign for the sunset that never came, but was rewarded with 15 minutes of watching 2 hawks ride the strong winds that came in, Amazing!!!
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May 26 2015
SkyIslander18
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Drove up Graham just for a scenic drive,
Half way up the hiking bug bit me,
Decided on a quick peak bag,
It's been 4 years since I stood atop Mount Baldy 8359 and .....
Man o' man those are some great views from the top !!!
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A quick morning hike before driving straight back to work in Tucson. Super humid! Go away already monsoons. Angle Orchard was closed so no fruit this trip.
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Feb 01 2014
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Projected forecast for today was Partly cloudy skies with a 0% chance of precipitation, I awoke this morning to see the Pinalenos with a different plan of being completely socked in. I've had lower Ladybug planned for a week, so I added extra rain gear to the pack and headed up into the Graham's own classic, unpredictable, crazy weather patterns. What a hike to start off February with! It rained on me, hailed on me, snowed on me & and at one point gatrillions of little styrofoam balls were falling from the sky turning the entire trail white. Then the sun would come out, produce a rainbow, then get dark again as the clouds would swirl back around and do it all over again throughout the entire afternoon. At the 6500 ft mark, I was hiking through the clouds ..... it was crazy beautiful! I turned around at the half way point, made it back down to the start just before sunset with wet feet, cold hands & a most memorable Ladybug trip now in the noggin. I actually love hiking in bad weather & thoroughly enjoyed this unexpected weather day!
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This was another two car shuffle. We left one vehicle at the trail head near Angles Orchard and then drove the second to the higher trail head at Ladybug Saddle. This is one of our favorite trails and travel it a couple of times each year. The trail is easy to follow, but you must watch for its turn down the ridge. It is marked by an old metal sign tacked to a tree on the left. It's been there for some time, and the tree is slowly swallowing it up!

It's a great walk down through the mixed conifers. You'll travel down 64 switchbacks to where the Turkey Flat trail junctions into Ladybug trail. (I lost count after that.) The trail moves in and out between the pines and oak woodland areas. The trail passes right by the base of the rocky cliffs and at one point a large rock monolith on the west side of trail looks like a large standing bear looming over the trail.

Beyond the junction with the Turkey Flat Trail, the Ladybug Trail becomes much rougher. I was glad I had my walking staff as there were several steep eroded spots to cross on the trail. The trail is not maintained and probably not travel often. Grass is growing up in the trail and the manzanita are narrowing the trail. We removed 12 down trees on the lower portion of the trail. Only one large tree remains, but your can negotiate around it. The lower section of the trail meanders down into silver leaf oaks and desert flora. There are some beautiful view of the east end of the mountains. The large outcroppings of granite are a testament to just how rugged this old mountain is.

As you move off the ridge and turn down toward the orchard,the trail becomes quite steep. there are wonderful views of the Gila Valley, Swift Trail, Deadman's Ridge, and Angles Orchard. We discovered a wild bee hive in an oak tree right next to the trail just as we entered Jacobson Canyon above the orchard. Very active hive. In the shaded canyon (Jacobson) you cross a large stream. There is generally water all year in this stream, and it is the water source for the orchard. Then you have one last climb up to the trail head. I always dread this little bit of the trail. I feel like I should be done, but there is still a quarter mile of desert to cover before getting to our vehicle near the orchard gate.

The trail can be inaccessible if there is snow in the winter. The upper portions of the trail from Ladybug Saddle to Turkey Flat make a great summer hike. However, the lower portions are terribly hot June through September. Our family did it early one June--it's known as the "Death March." At anytime of the year, do take plenty of water. This is also the one of the trails where we do encounter rattlesnakes--interestingly on the upper portion of the trail. But it's a great trail!
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Decided for this afternoons adventure to just combine a little bit of a few of the lower Graham mountain trails. Started at Johns Dam and made a real nice loop by heading up Jacobson Canyon for a mile, then off-trail up to the Swift Trail and took it back down & up Cyclone Hill and back to Johns Dam to complete the loop. Then a short drive up the road to Angle Orchard and a short walk down the Ladybug Trail to check the creek flow there before jumping on the out-n-back Adams Flat Trail. Stopped to swim in 3 different pools along the way and just had a real nice time on all of the trails! Wildlife spotted this afternoon was a Ring-necked snake, a water turtle (didn't know Jacobson creek had these) and one of Angle Orchards bird dogs that ran along & in front of my truck guiding me down to the orchard! :D

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Short afternoon hike up the lower Ladybug Trail. Reached the first saddle and off-trailed up to peak 6255 for the first time, then back down. Lots of fresh bear poo on the upper portion along with some big Leding's hedgehogs. Would have been a perfect hike except for a couple of hounds that barked the entire time down below at Angle Orchard ..... SHUT UP Already :--:
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Ladybug Peak 8780Tucson, AZ
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2nd Hike of the day. Chad and I actually tried to do this one when I was here last month but never got around to it. Nice little uphill Hike from the TH that starts on the Swift Trail. A few switchbacks, but nothing serious or too strenuous, which was perfect for adjusting to the sudden change of altitude driving up. We were hoping that we timed this Hike right and there would be a million Ladybugs on the Peak....

Got to the top of the Peak in pretty short order and at first, disappointment set in, as we only spotted a couple of Ladybugs. But then Chad moved a bush to look at the underside of a rock and there was a nice big grouping of them. Chad seems to think that they are just now starting to congregate, so in a week or so, the Peak should be overrun with them. So it was good to see what turned out to be a couple of large bunches. Took some Photos, signed the Register, and took a token Photo for Tortoise Hiker, since it's apparent that he may have been there at some time or another....

Enjoyed the views and then headed down to continue our day. Chad had been talking this Peak up alot and he's right, it's a very cool little Peak. I'm glad we finally got a chance to do this one.... :)
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Jan 08 2012
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A rare early morning start to a hike for me, but I needed to start early and hike off some energy (not nervous) before my Steelers playoff game this afternoon. I decided to hit up the lower half of the Ladybug Trail and took it up to the 3.5 mile mark before turning around. Veach Ridge/Canyon view was the main goal for this trip today and it didn't disappoint! Great trail, great views and 50 deg temps with a little snow mixed in on the northern portion made for a pumpkin nice morning!
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Me: "I need some exercise". My wife: "You've been exercising by spreading gravel all day." Me: "Yeah, but I mean fun exercise."

I started at Angle Orchard at 6 pm, and hiked up the surprisingly dry trail. "Where's the snow?" It was up higher and melting quick. Turned around a little below point 6910' after sunset, and hiked back in the chilly pine-scented air. Finished hiking under moonlight. I love evening hikes: soft lighting, long shadows, and no need for sunscreen.
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Mar 06 2011
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Finally! After 30 years of hiking the upper half of this trail, I decided today was the day to see the whole thing from top to bottom. Me & Tyler set up a shuttle leaving my truck at Angle Orchard and driving up to Ladybug Saddle. At the TH we had 2 does come out of the forest and walk right up within 10 yards of us before we were even on the trail, a nice start to the trip! First hiked up to Ladybug Peak for the view before heading back down and getting on the actual trail. The hike down through the forest to the Turkey Flat saddle was as nice as always, but a little risky at some spots due to the snow. From the saddle on was all new trail to me and I thoroughly enjoyed it as much as the upper half. The new views of Veach Canyon & Ridge were awesome as we rounded the mountain back to the north and descended down into Jacobson Canyon. Spent a little rest time at Jacobson creek before hiking out and to my truck.

This trail is in excellent shape and has not been damaged by fire & the bark beetle like so many of the Pinaleno trails are!
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Did the standard route to the summit, endured a few minutes of bone chilling wind there, then hiked down the Ladybug Trail to 6800 feet. Turned around, hiked back up to Turkey Flat Trail, then hiked down it to Turkey Flat trailhead. For good measure I hiked back up Turkey Flat Trail again to the Ladybug Trail, and back down again.
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Honey-do's finished, I hit Ladybug for some exercise. Hiked from the bottom trailhead to the high point/peak just west of peak 6910. Enjoyed sunset and a nice view from there, then headed back down.
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I had all the info for each hike this weekend in the GPS, but it has decided to bite the dust for no apparent reason. :( Sooo, just guestimates on everything, but that's ok.

Last weekend really left a mark on me, and it shows. So instead of doing something crazy, we just stuck to some short trails down in the Pinalenos. Started off with Ladybug Peak from the upper road trailhead. So easy you can hike it in flipflops -- so I did! Perfect and clear day for it. Found a geocache at the top, so I did my first (and likely last) geocache ever. For some reason I have a large assortment of guitar picks in my camera bag, so I left one behind.

After hiking, we drove around for a little bit trying to find the best spot for a campsite. Ended up seeing a few other interesting sights before settling on the Columbine campsite. Randy knew a bunch of backpackers who had started down from the trail there too, so we figured it was as good a spot as any..
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