Friday, March 8, 2013

Wasson Peak Tucson, AZ

 Wasson Peak Via King Canyon Trail is a 7 mile hike round trip with a elevation gain of 1939ft. Trail head is located just across the street from the desert museum.

 The beginning of the hike is fairly easy following an old road to the Mam-A-Gah picnic area, where you are able to find petroglyphs, after that the trail becomes rocky, and eventually turns into a steep set of switchbacks up to the peak at 4687 ft . Definitely not as high as the Mount Wrightson hike, but well worth the views, and Wasson is accessible in winter. Heres a few pics of the hike......


Peak is on the other side of the High Mountain in the background.
Bird Nest
Watch your step!
Summit View
View of Tucson
Trail seen from the summit. Switchbacks to the left. Hope this warms up some of you northern reader. Thanks for visiting!

12 comments:

  1. Looks like a nice hike! Thanks for the photos.

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    1. Your Welcome! Looking forward to further adventures of the GDB

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  2. That looks like a hike I'd like to take someday! Thanks for sharing. Beautiful views!

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    1. Great hike. Well worth the physical pain :-)

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  3. Hi! It was awesome to see you in Tucson! Wish I had known you were there, earlier!

    Looking forward to our paths crossing, again!

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    1. Definitely a welcomed surprise. Good luck on your journey! I'll be following along. Will see yah next year!

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  4. Thanks - On my list for our next visit to Tucson.

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  5. i never thought birds will build nest in cactus. love those views. the views are worth the hike

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  6. Beautiful views. In Western NC, we have mountains full of trees, and beautiful views too. Much colder than the warmth it appears you have. Up to 58, I believe today. Thanks for letting me think much warmer. :)

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    1. Your welcome glad it warmed you up! We have tree covered mountains here in Tucson as well even a ski resort. Just to chilly for me up there:)

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  7. Great pictures. You were pretty close to where I live. Sure is warming up pretty good now. Almost time to head for the mountains up north.

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