by Stewart Aitchison & Bruce Grubbs (Falcon Guides)
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It is hard to believe this hike is in the desert. It seems more like a Colorado hike. The first 2/3 is very wooded, with the last 1/3 being steep and rocky. Pack a small recorder for great 360 view at top. Remains of an old fire spotting station can be found. Make it an over night trip if you can and set up camp at Josephine saddle. If you can't, start before 0600 to beat the lower elevation heat. Temp at night at camp was mid forties. Put this on your to do list if in the Tucson area. P.S. plenty of water at Sprung Spring on Super Trail.
This is an awsome hike. There is not many places with a 360 degree view like this one. The trail is well maintained. Near the top it does get a little slick so watch your footing. This is excellent to get out of the heat in the Tucson area.
Long, steep, and beautiful. The hike from Wrightson saddle to the top is wonderful.. wild flowers and great views.
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