Saturday, June 30, 2007
Tucson-Green Mountain-Bug Spring-Tucson
We this morning at the Tanque Verde/Bear Canyon Circle K at 4am. It was great spot to leave the car and pick up a cup of joe before the ride. We started a little after 4 up the Lemmon.
We got to Palisades a little before 7am, filled up the bottles, and headed back down to the Uppper Green Mountain TH. It was my first time doing the trail, but it seemed like it was in pretty descent shape. Good steep climbs and some hike-a-bike, oh yes, a good many sections were hike-a-bike. Good times though. Anyway, we chugged along with Naked Guy showing me up on every jump/climb and always in front of me.
At the fork to Bug Springs, we rested for a few mins before heading up one of the steepest trails I have seen in AZ. Again, it was good times and some nice hike-a-bike that allowed me to look over the valley below. The section that was in the wash was sometimes a little hard to follow; but just follow the orange ribbons that are on the trees. More hike-a-bike, but the single track/technical sections that followed were worth every section of the hike-a-bike. Sweet single track at the very end as you exit the trail and get on the hwy. We exited on the hwy at about 10ish, back to the car at 11. We bought some ice cold gatorade and headed home.
Miles according to the odometer: 47.2
Approx Elevation Gain: 6-7k feet
GPS of Green Mountain