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Tucson Arizona spring 2015

Molino Basin hiking east - to the saddle

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Molino Basin - Hiking east to the Saddle - Part 4

Up at the saddle, you should go on through the gate and continue eastward if you're hiking the Bellota Ranch trail east to Reddington Road. But before you continue on down the east side of the saddle, you should pause and take a couple of pictures, and just take in the views, which are quite good from the saddle.

looking southeast, the trail continues down pretty much the same as it continued up on the other side, on a winding rocky trail.

As you look souteast in the near distance, you see some rolling hills down to a valley, and you can see the trail for quite some distance. Looking further out, you can see the La Millagrosa ridge and ridge trail that leads back toward Tucson. Looking further afield southeast, you can see the northern end of the Rincon and Tucson mountains, which continue south for about 30 miles or so.

For this hike, I turned around and headed back down the way I came. It makes for a nice hike with about 750 feet AEG with a lot of nice views east and west.

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