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Discussion: Tucson friends

in: Cristina; Cristina > 2020-09-05

Sep 6, 2020 1:48 AM # 
Were any of them attacked / harassed by the angry goat on Old Baldy Trail? Apparently the goat repeatedly attacked and head butted a number of hikers in the area of Old Baldy Saddle (Mt Wrightson), before eventually having to be put down.
Sep 6, 2020 4:07 AM # 
Given some of the numbers I'm seeing (108 today), I presume these adventures involve going somewhere which is at a much higher elevation than Tucson?
Sep 6, 2020 4:25 PM # 
Tucson has had over 80 100+ degree days this year; still potentially has the possibility to break the old record of 99 100+ degree days.
One nice thing about southern Arizona is the ready proximity of higher elevation areas. Also nice that the humidity stays extremely low, and there's rapid cooling at night.
Sep 7, 2020 4:09 PM # 
Mike is being a good advocate for southern Arizona. :) Even on a day with a high of 105, the early morning low could be 77, and a dry 77, especially with the sun still behind the mountains or in the shade of a canyon, is delightful.

But yes, many of these adventures (the ones not taking place very early in the morning) are at high elevations. Some of them are doing something I've long wanted to do—section rike the Arizona Trail. Most recently they've been knocking off sections up near Flagstaff.Still can get hot in the sun, but it's not usually anywhere near 105 and there's also sections of ponderosa pine forest to shade you.

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