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Mount Kimball via Finger Rock, 7,258 ft elv, Tucson fav

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Apr 14 5:30AM - 6:30AM

Why Mount Kimball? lol, here's why: On a journey to knock off every Summit and Trail in other Arizona Cities and Towns that are popular. When you talk to someone about hiking and you tell them how you do these remote Arizona hikes and you have been all over Arizona and then they ask you if you have been to a trail that you end up finding out is an extremely popular hike/trail and you have never been there is somewhat confusing to people.....lol. There are people who live in Tucson who will come to Phoenix to hike our "famous" mountains, like Camelback, Piestewa Peak and Flatiron and Ridgeline. They feel as if they have done the most traveled and popular trails in the Phoenix area. Sedona is the same way, there are a number of trails you better be able to rattle off if someone starts asking you about Sedona hiking. Well Tucson is no different. Tucson, if we are honest, is the hiking mecca of Arizona. While we may loathe their engineering of the city's interior road and traffic light system, the Tucson area has about 10-12 trails/peaks that are "famous" for Tucsonians. And if I am going to be Mr. Arizona Hiker guy, I better know these more traveled and more popular trails. This is the last mountain/trail on the Tucson list. Yes, of course there is always another trail or better peak, I get all that. But if you were a visitor to any city and had limited time to hike and could only do the top 3 or 5 hikes, what would you be hitting. See my point?

So Mount Kimball is a local favorite. Why? Because what other trail do you know of that will give you 4400 ft in AEG in 4.5 miles? LOL. We think Flatiron is a workout, and it is, but you see what I am saying, right? This is my last hike in the Tucson hiking mecca to hit the 12 most famous Tucson hikes.

Total mileage is 9.5 and with 4400 ft AEG.

I will be eating lunch after the hike before heading back to Phoenix.

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