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Apr 09 2020
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 Tucson, AZ
San Pedro House TrailsTucson, AZ
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This is another place I had never stopped to visit before. It is located about 7 miles east of Sierra Vista on SR 90 along the San Pedro River. Way back in the 1980's I would drive this section of highway when visiting friends in Bisbee, but not so much in recent decades. Anyway, thought it would be a good choice for a little easy leg stretcher (hiked about 3 miles). With its proximity to Sierra Vista, there were a fair number of folks out for some fresh air and exercise. Some families with kids, mountain bikers, and trail runners. Not too crowded though, so lots of trail time alone. Just right. :)
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 Mesa, AZ
San Pedro to Clanton Ranch Ruin, AZ 
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Barley a 3-4 hour window forecast between rain showers so it was a last-minute plan.
Bad info meant starting in wrong place, so another adjustment.
No sign at the Clanton ruin spur so we missed that and had to backtrack.
Got wet passing through the tall grass across the trail.
Dark clouds approaching but since we were here, we did a quick loop through the interpretive Clovis site.
Rains hit as we returned to the car.
Kinda boring... but better than being cooped up in the AirBnB for the day.
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 Gold Canyon, AZ
Fairbank Loop TrailTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
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Interesting Ghost Town area to check out in southeastern region. Big trees, no crowds.
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 Tucson, AZ
San Pedro TrailTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
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Started at Fairbank a bit after sunrise - trying to beat the heat - and after a few minutes wandering around the historic site set off on the San Pedro Trail. Took a side trip to the cemetery - lingered at the Grand Central Mill - continued on to Willow Wash. At Willow Wash I crossed the wash and took a trail on the east side of the river to just south of the Contention Ruins area - fairly certain there were Mountain Lion tracks along the trail. At the Contention area I turned around and took the river bed back to the Highway 82 bridge - most of this section was dry (and hot!) but there was eventually some flow. Headed along the north side of the highway eventually following a fence to the old rail platform under near the highway and then back thru the Fairbank historic site to the car.

Pictures: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cmiles/sets/72157633959384068/
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Mar 27 2013
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 Seattle, WA
San Pedro TrailTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
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San Pedro RNCA - Murray Springs TH

Once again, I engaged the San Pedro RNCA via the Murray Springs TH and made way towards the Hereford Bridge TH to the south. Running my urban wheel-set on a ride that was entirely trails (mostly single track) - mixed with extended hiking (4 miles) - that would prove to be an effective bike-hiking type of workout.

The weather, hazy sun then overcast with light to moderate winds throughout...a bit of a capricious headwind, had little effect on the upgrade ride to the south. The San Pedro RNCA being a menagerie of surfaces with extended heavy-sand in places throughout - was even more erroded here and there than earlier in the month - lots of soft top dirt that was more firmly compacted last time - plenty of resistance throughout! I was pleased with the overall performance, both hiking / riding split at about 15/85% - got one flat tire coming into the half-way point, and took time-out to perform a protracted 30' repair followed by a 30' afternoon nap :zzz: on the new picnic tables at the the Hereford Bridge TH - Good times & training! ;)
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water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Murray Springs - San Pedro RNCA Gallon + per minute Gallon + per minute
The Springs issue forth a continual flow as ever!
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San Pedro TrailTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
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San Pedro RNCA - Murray Springs TH

I ported in via the Murray Springs TH and made way towards Hereford Road to the south, turning back a couple miles north of the Hereford Bridge TH. I decided to experiment with running my urban wheel-set on a ride that was entirely trails (mostly single track). That mixed with extended hiking (4 miles) during the ride would be a good motility-type workout on such a beauty late winter day.

The weather was idyllic for being out with just a bit of a pronounced headwind on the return back north. Surprisingly the bike did excellent over all terrains, considering the more blacktop aligned wheel set...the San Pedro RNCA being a menagerie of surfaces with extended heavy-sand in places throughout. I was pleased with the overall performance, both hiking and riding split at about 20/80% - this trail is such a wealth to have in the region! :D
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water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water 4 out of 5 Murray Springs - San Pedro RNCA Gallon + per minute Gallon + per minute
Flowing ever vigorously!!!
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San Pedro TrailTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
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Murray Springs -

I engaged this mid-afternoon cold weather hike from the Escapule TH toward Murray Springs - recently becoming aware that this lush perennial water source was undocumented on HAZ, and thus with said impetus set out to witness this sources winter flow. I had last laid eyes and boots across this flowing creek over five months earlier during the monsoon in early August. Needless to say, every time I've ever trekked through the region has necessitated the need to cross the abundant flow coming from Murray Springs. With clean unadulterated spring fed water sources in the San Pedro at a premium - Murray Springs deserves to be highlighted - as taking water from the tainted mining run-off of the San Pedro River directly is to be avoided if possible.

I found the area below the pronounced cottonwood stands to be the most consistent source of the spring itself. Given the existence of what I have now verified as the town of Tombstone's old well maintained (there is obvious new bolting hardware visible) aqueduct piping system (see photos) from the Huachuca Mountains that dominates the audible water sources cascading location - this seems the best location to pinpoint the springs origin or there-abouts. Though the cottonwood stand above would document that the likely possibility of seasonal seeps and such exist in the vicinity - I did not have the luxury to plumb this possibility further at this time.

Murray Springs arises in the gorge running from below the Clovis Site / Murray Springs entrance to the San Pedro RNCA accessed from N. Moson Road just over a mile north of AZ Hwy. 90 east of Sierra Vista. I intend to begin using this arterial entrance to the riparian zone more frequently this winter, and will further document the area for the HAZ site as well.
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Water as per usual is gushing steadily and providing an ample creek flow tributary toward the San Pedro River.
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San Pedro TrailTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
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San Pedro Trail - Palominas TH

I took a late afternoon drive out to the southern extreme of the San Pedro Trail. The steel-gray muted light locked onto the hidden sunset - as the next weather system slowly rolled into the border region - with a pleasant light breeze and temps hovering around 60F providing a soft backdrop to attempt to hike a reasonable pace on the flatter terrain that the SPT riparian area offers. This being my first logged / documented hike in some months - further indicating that recent and ongoing PT for the L5 continues moving in the right direction. With this injury flatter hikes are often more difficult than steeper terrain... :D
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Nov 12 2012
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San Pedro TrailTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
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I was hoping to see this or better --http://hikearizona.com/photoset.php?ID=17541; however it seemed for some of it I was late or early. Pretty nice tho and as I tired of the stream I visited the extensive mesquite hidden site of Charleston, then went "glyph" hunting. The ones on the other side of the river are better. From a ghost town website--

"Charleston's post office was established April 17, 1879 and was discontinued October 24, 1888. Charleston was the milltown for nearby Tombstone. When the mines in Tombstone flooded, work stopped in Charleston. By 1899, Charleston was already a ghost town. Charleston has been used as a battleground for war games many times over the years. Much of the town has been destroyed through these games. Jim Burnett, Charleston's Justice of the Peace was rumored to run his court house "his way". He decided what fines to charge offenders with and all proceeds went directly to his pocket. What is left of Charleston is severally hidden among thick mesquite bushes today."

Walked back on the old railroad bed looking at slag. Might return next Sat early, as more trees might be turned and hopefully will still have some leaves with all this wind.
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San Pedro TrailTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
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I went to the San Pedro Riparian Conservation Area to do some intensive trail riding / training on my 29er MTB - with several different surfaces available, both double & single track as well as the old railroad bed. I focused on two different TH access points - The NE TH (for climbing and downhill looping + single track woods riding) and the Fairbank TH (for multiple surface looping) south of Hwy. 82 - I knew that given that it was a Thursday I would have the river valley pretty much to myself to train off-road.

The San Pedro River remains quite swollen and muddy - a crossing by foot or bike was out of the equation. The single track trail in the wooded areas by the riverside were completely overgrown and thus added to the tactical potential when riding them at speed. All in all this was a very satisfying outing with plenty of variation - I went home wanting more, and feeling fortunate to have such lands available for personal usage!

TrainingPeaks: TSS@290 IF@.85 Avg. Heart Rate @150 bpm - Total

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San Pedro TrailTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
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From Escapule TH (Clanton Ranch Section) toward Hereford (Del Valle Section) and back with some looping - Single Track with some Double Track...Mud, Mud and more Mud - Heavy Rains have taken their toll and the flooding shows as the over growth, shifting sands and erosion are apparant for the durance of the route - a heavy storm the night before last left standing water and mud throughout! Slow going - I hiked about 2 miles of the route as well. Road Runners could be seen numbering 5-10 at a time sprinting down the trail, pacing me well south of San Pedro House in the Riparian. Vermilion Flycatchers were also abundant! I scared up a Diamondback in the late afternoon on the trailside (a hissing / rattling fit sooo loud I didn't go back) after just missing a Baby DB Rattler 50 feet prior in the middle of the trail! Trail conditions made for a real riding adventure close to home as no one had been down this route since the last storm the tracks were well preserved and abundant...riding past most of them in awe, as some were just huge for the area - Ocelot, Jaguar??? Hard to say, not knowing - Bobcats are most prolific and easy to see consistently in the Riparian Zone.

Nearly 45 percent of the 900 total species of birds in North America use the San Pedro at some point in their lives -- and more birds use it now than ever before. In 1995, the American Bird Conservancy recognized the San Pedro as its first "globally important bird area" in the United States, dubbing it the "largest and best example of riparian woodland remaining" in the Southwest.

Of course, the San Pedro is renowned for its biodiversity beyond birds; it is also home to 180 species of butterflies, 87 mammals and 68 reptiles and amphibians. Jaguars and ocelots have been seen in the San Pedro River basin, which is also critical to the long-term survival and recovery of southwestern willow flycatcher, yellow-billed cuckoo, loach minnow, spikedace and Huachuca water umbel.
- The Center for Biological Diversity http://www.biologicaldiversity.org/prog ... index.html

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Jul 03 2011
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San Pedro TrailTucson, AZ
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Hiked from the Charleston Bridge up the River a ways past the Narrows. The trail is quite overgrown but it was still very interesting. I had to cross the river a few times and didn't worry much about the shoes getting wet. At one point I went up on the side of the hill where there use to be train tracks. There are plenty of cool artifacts along the river if you take the time to search them out. What is interesting to me is that this river flows NORTH up from Mexico and eventually meets up with the Gila River. Pretty cool indeed!
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Nice to get out after several weekends of odds and ends, fighting a cold, and rehabbing a photo printer to print out some of my pics, and not to forget the Tucson Gem and Mineral show.

Started out at the newish TH and hiked up the decommissioned railroad bed then started exploring in general at the old millsite, interesting slag, then along the petroglyph site. Did some off trail in the area then hiked thru the "narrows" then back along the river bottom. This would be nice when the cottonwoods are in full glory. Located the old Charleston site then spent some time in the brush looking for remains. The adobe walls are scattered but gives you some idea as to the size of this place, I thought quite a bit remained, seeing as the town was destroyed by a large earthquake in 1887.
Here is a link with some fairly good info:

http://www.azkatz.net/Sites/Charleston.html

Pics are not very good but will post as seemingly not a lot of photo coverage of this area.
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San Pedro TrailTucson, AZ
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Started at Fairbank in the early afternoon and hiked north past the cemetery to Grand Central Mill where we took a break. Continued on to Willow Wash and crossed to continue on to Contention. Looked at the mill site and saw the artifacts left by the town site. Saw two white tailed deer and tracks of a large cat and a lot of dogs. After leaving Contention, we crossed the river and took the road to the first rail road bed. We then followed the rail bed south until we came to the sand washes heading west to the second rail bed to find the Y 78 benchmark on the bridge for the rail bed. Finished the hike by exiting by way of the Presidio Terrante Trail.
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San Pedro TrailTucson, AZ
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Backpacked the Charleston section of the trail, from Charleston to Fairbanks(8 miles) and then back(another 8). Left friday evening around 5pm and returned the following day around 4pm. There is alot to see along this trail; Charleston ruins, Millville ruins, tons of petroglyphs, Boston mill ruins, the ranch, Fairbanks ghost town, the San Pedro River, and of course illeagals. Crossed paths with 7 illeagals, 5 of them ducked of the path and hid until we passed and the other 2 just waved at us. The trail was fairly simple and flat aside from a few small hills. We got to see some deer and even a ringtail. The trail was quite cool near the river yet rather warm on the rest of the trail.
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San Pedro TrailTucson, AZ
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Windy, cool day. Parked at San Pedro House and walked across Highway 90 to the trailhead. Followed it and luckily ran into a nice gentleman who knew exactly where the Clanton Ranch ruins were located. We continued on past Murray Springs Kill Site for another .7 miles. Took a right through the opening of the barbed wire fence and walked about 100 yards and saw the one remaining adobe wall standing on a hill off to our left. Had lunch among the building ruins (don't know the history of that structure) and walked on back. Saw lots of animals tracks and scat. It's a nice, flat trail and easy walking. If you want to see the ruins and can't walk very far, you could park at the Murray Springs Kill Site and reach the ruins much quicker.
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San Pedro TrailTucson, AZ
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Just wandering while my sister did her field work. Saw at least a couple dozen javelina and chased them around for a while getting pictures. Also saw a white tail deer.
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So... I don't believe I was actually on the San Pedro trail, although I was definitely on the San Pedro River.

My sister is a botonist and is working on her masters at ASU, doing studies on the few free-flowing rivers (no dams) left in Arizona. As far as I know, she has study sites at the Bill Williams, Hassayampa and San Pedro, and mostly studies the effect of monsoon floods on the plantlife on the rivers' floodplains.

On this trip to the San Pedro, I decided to tag along with her and her husband. First site was on the San Pedro, about 10 miles north of Benson. As far as I know, this is private property owned by the nature conservancy, and it is not open to the public. The plan was that I would say I was helping with the research if anybody asked. This portion of the river was beautiful, and the sandy riverbed allowed you to identify every single animal that had been down there. We spotted tracks from javelina, deer, mountain lion, bobcat, coyote, and bear. I was initially shocked at the bear tracks, but after learning from my map that we were at about 3300 feet elevation (as opposed to the 2000 I thought) I was a little less surprised. That night we slept at a huge vacant house (although well kept and furnished by the Nature Conservancy) with nice views of the river from the front porch.

I took some pictures, but as is always the case with me as of late, they are film and won't be posted for a while.
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Hiked from trailhead at the two bridges at Charleston Road and headed south into the amazing cottonwood groves. All I remember was how many times I was forced to put my head in the water to keep cool!
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My fellow Girl Scouts and I completed this route of trails as kind of a last hurrah together before we all graduated and went our separate ways. The trail was quite the adventure :) It was my first real serious backpacking experience and I learned a lot about myself, my friends, and how to be a backpacker. We saw lots of wildlife (alive and dead), signs of illegal aliens, and ruins... and I don't want to forget the beautiful scenery! During this trip I used mole skin for the first time. No one had instructed me on how to take the stuff off, so at one particular spot we stopped for a break and I was going to change my socks since we had been hiking most of the day and they were quite damp. Earlier in the day I had applied mole skin to a particular spot that was beginning to bother me. So anyway, I went to change my socks and decided to change the mole skin too... big mistake! I ended up ripping off a chunk of skin about a quarter of an inch thick! After the bleeding stopped, my scouts and leader decided it was probably best if we called our Search & Rescue guy to come pick me up. I had come this far and really didn't want to stop, so I convinced the Search & Rescue guy to take my pack and meet us at our camp spot later that evening. Hopefully by then I'd feel I was still able to hike... and I was. After that I learned how to use mole skin properly :D Despite that one event, we had a great time and I would love to complete this hike again someday.
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