We were across! But we weren’t going to give up. Sunglasses are essential on this trail, which is mostly exposed to the sun. Probably not enough to get drinking water without a pump. According to the book “Arizona Place Names” by Will C. Barnes: “Two Southern Pacific railroad engineers, William H. Barnett and Jim Miller, had a shack here and raised potatoes and cabbage on a little flat close to the rock. Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window), Click to share on Reddit (Opens in new window), Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window), Click to share on Tumblr (Opens in new window), Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window), Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window). Each of those campsites can hold two or three tents. On most maps, the road isn’t considered part of Turkey Creek Trail, though there is a trailhead sign near the end of the road that includes the road as part of the trail. And like Happy Valley, the bathroom was indeed 3-sided. Before we knew it, we were on Happy Valley Road (Forest Road #35). Occasionally, we looked out at the view and tried to pick out our path in the valley below. Visitors can’t stay in the cabin, but there are six campsites. Manning Camp Enclave There are 25 cities in or around Manning Camp Enclave . The only way to get to Manning Camp is a backpacking trip, so our plan was set. We stopped a couple times just to take pictures, and admire our surroundings. One nice thing is that we are allowed to have a fire at both of our campgrounds. We’d made it! Turkey Creek Trailhead | 32.17679, -110.48209 Saguaro National Park Rincon District Map (NPS), Links: We found the bathrooms, which thankfully had a doors and roofs (comparatively with Happy Valley Campground). Amused, we passed by. Manning Camp Enclave weather forecast updated daily. The turkey flew across the small creek downstream from the waterfall, coming closer to us. The drive was easy, and as we drove we gazed at the mountains in the distance and wondering if those were the Rincon Mountains that we’d be in the next day. But as of 2020, the permit can now only be obtained from recreation.gov. Completed in 1905, the cabin made for a perfect escape from the Tucson heat. Our weary bodies kept going, and we passed Deerhead Spring Trail on the right. Was it a good sign for the day? Gorgeous custom home on 3.3 acres of rolling hills with panoramic views. Additionally, the trail was rocky, sandy, eroded, and required a bit of scrambling here and there. And yet we never saw another person during the trip. Update: As of 2020, this now seems to be publicly accessible. Hearing voices past the water, we set out to investigate. North America. Thankfully, that year round water source is at Manning Camp, which was the reason the cabin was built there so many years ago. According to Google, it would only be a 45-minute drive to the trailhead from the Comfort Inn in Benson. But mainly looking for the water source since we were about out of water. The sandwich was sweet, with lots of BBQ sauce (which K loves), while the soup was basic but homey. Doesn’t that sound like a great destination for an adventure? All we wanted to do was sleep. Before long we started seeing pools of water, and finally a small creek (the titular Miller Creek). I'd strongly suggest you do the same if you plan on joining me. There are three campsites available at Happy Valley and at least half-a-dozen campsites at Manning Camp. There are five designated backcountry campgrounds (dispersed camping is not allowed). As we approached, she mooed, got up, and walked away. But without our car or gear, and miles still away from the trailhead. We both had trekking poles, which we recommend, as there was loose rock and sand on top of boulders, which made for sometimes unsure footing. This had to last until we got to Manning Camp, since that was our only guaranteed water source. OR. We’ll be back. Likewise, we eliminated Loma Alta since there was no easy way to access it. A small trickle of water flowed across rocks, until it came to the edge of a rock cliff where it dripped down and down and down, until it hit a large pool of water. One thing we didn’t see? After our long hike down from the mountain, we'll have a 90-minute drive back to the Visitor Center at Saguaro National Park East. If you see it in future pictures, that’s why. While researching Saguaro, one spot stood out more than anything else: Manning Camp. The pond is typically full at this time of year, and the creek will surely be flowing. Initially, the trail was a bit elusive due to downed trees and poor signage. Happy Valley Lookout was the first intersection we encountered. After checking it out, we left Manning Camp and went east along Fire Loop Trail. While we ate, we listened to older country music which K is a fan of. BackColor = "#F2F2F2"; Pictures don’t do it justice. It's less than two miles from Manning Camp, however, so it takes a few hours to get there from Happy Valley. Exhausted, we went to sleep so we could get an early start for the long day tomorrow. We passed many washes, and that was typically where we saw water. Benson Comfort Inn | 630 S Village Loop, Benson, AZ 85602 The cabin is maintained by the National Park Service and is staffed by Rangers, trail crews, and firefighters during the summer months. You can never have too much water, so we went back to the water source to fill up. Mountain lions are rare in the area, and sadly, we didn’t see any. This part of the trail descended steeply, with very slippery, eroded and overgrown trails. Manning Camp, near the top of the Rincon Mountains, is just one of two campsites we'll be using during this extended-weekend outing. The area was homesteaded by the Manning family of Tucson, who built the cabin that still stands today. It would be 6.4 miles and 2,764 feet of elevation gain to Manning Camp. There was also Rincon Peak, a 6 mile round-trip hike from Happy Valley Campground that we wanted to do after we got to the campground. Manning developed several mines in Sonora, Mexico, and founded the Owl Club of Tucson and developed real estate in Tucson Arizona. Our minds and bodies were shot at this point with the heat and distance. The trail became more open and rocky as we approached our first checkpoint: the national park boundary. Leaving our vehicles at the trailhead, we'll hike up to Happy Valley Campground Rocks and branches were placed across areas that marked where hikers should NOT go. That’s our preferred route, if you can figure out how to get additional water at Happy Valley. And a few hundred feet later, the small stream crossed the trail for easier access if we needed it. You can’t miss it, but there’s a wooden sign just in case. It's going to be quite a bit cooler than Tucson, perhaps by as much as 20 degrees or more up at Manning Camp. You get to relax, enjoy the views, nature, and get away from crowds and work. Password help. Log In. Manning Camp Trail es un sendero de ida y vuelta de 15.4 millas con tráfico ligero localizado cerca de Benson, Arizona. Be prepared. If this happened, we learned that we could follow the sand and use our intuition to pick it back up. Near the top we climbed up a decently sloped rock slab, but it wasn’t too bad. Now it serves as a high elevation (8000 feet) base for many of our fire and natural resource studies. The family's homestead rights were revoked shortly after they finished the cabin and the area became public land in 1907. Net Elevation Gain/Loss: 4,076 feet (1242 m). I typically carry 3 liters of water as I start any backpacking trek, unless I know water is close or camp is just a few miles away. Sign Up or Log In. Difficulty: Difficult due to elevation gain, long days, and rough trail in some areas We looked around, and noticed an interesting tree on either side of the trail. We like astronomy, planets, and stars, so we made sure to go. Area: 19.0 mile - 30.6 km radius. I typically stop there to provide a water report to the Rangers before heading home. Daytime highs will range from the mid-50s (Manning Camp) to perhaps 70 degrees (Happy Valley) with nighttime lows in the mid-30s to around 40 degrees. Then we went to our hotel, the Comfort Suites at Sabino Canyon, showered, and passed out. Manning Camp with an interactive map and directions. Saguaro National Park surprised us, time and time again, and this backpacking trip was no exception. After wandering around, K pointed out what seemed to be a critical flaw in the bathroom – it was only three-sided, without a roof. In reality, we didn’t see Spud Rock coming. Super casual atmosphere, quirky country decor, friendly staff, and solid American/country-style food. K was still a bit apprehensive that we’d flood the engine or something, so she waited outside. This part of the trail was the strenuous incline we were expecting. CountActive = true; The Deerhead Spring Trail sign said it would be only 0.5 miles until we got to Four Corners. Soon Devil’s Bathtub trail dumped us out on Manning Camp trail, which is part of the Arizona Trail, an 800-mile National Scenic Trail from Mexico to Utah across the state of Arizona. Video by Kelly Presnell / Arizona Daily Star 2016 That wasn’t very helpful for figuring out how deep it was. Further up the road there were puddles, but nothing as big as the stream we had crossed. And watching our step because of those friendly cows. With a long day ahead, we made some oatmeal for breakfast and started packing up. But the last day was exhausting, and we would have changed a few things in hindsight. 4664 S Manning Camp Ct , Tucson, AZ 85747-9347 is currently not for sale. Discover everything you need to know about Manning Camp—a hiking attraction recommended by 2 people on komoot—and browse 10 photos & 1 insider tips. Lovely view down a hill though, if that matters to you. NOAA weather radar, satellite and synoptic charts. Manning Camp via Miller Creek Map (KTNP) Leaving Spud Rock Campground, we continued on Deerhead Spring Trail which connected with Turkey Creek Trail. With renewed spirits (and some energy chews), we headed north. We hadn’t seen any water since we passed Miller Creek at the start of the trail. But we weren’t – it was taking far longer than expected. To explore all the U.S. National Parks at our own pace and off the beaten path. I don’t know the exact temperature, but it was probably in the low 40s (°F). At about 1.4 miles into the hike, we came upon a simple sign that marked Spud Rock, with an enormous rock outcropping behind it. On Sunday morning, we'll get up relatively early, have breakfast, then head out for the long hike to the trailhead. Depending on the level of interest, I will reserve one or two campsites at each location. Markings on the trail are not a strength – it’s not blazed. Mostly. Fire Loop Trail runs into our old friend, Heartbreak Ridge Trail. 1860-1950s, including photographs at the Tucson family home (Paseo Redondo, also known as "Manning House") and at Manning Camp in the Rincon Mountains. We plan to do it again someday, and when we do, we’d make it a 5-day trip, adding days to hike the trails we missed. It was going to be a long day with 9.9 miles and 4,817 feet elevation loss. Typically, temperatures at Manning Camp are about 10-15 degrees cooler than the metropolitan area. It didn’t look like a ton of water, but you might be able to search to find some. Another visitor had written that there was snow a few weeks prior to our visit! At the terminus of East Slope Trail is Spud Rock campground. And before we knew it, we arrived at Miller Creek. Next generation ranger Ryan Summers, left, and wilderness ranger Shannon McCloskey look over the camps visitors log shortly after arriving at Manning Camp 8,000 feet above sea level in … Observations. Typically, temperatures at Manning Camp are about 10-15 degrees cooler than the metropolitan area. I usually don't have a fire, but it's nice to know that we can in case of inclement weather. If you’re interested in more information, the NPS has an article about the history at Manning Camp. Current conditions, warnings and historical records . Once in Tucson, we stopped at El Guero Canelo and got our first Sonoran Hotdogs. Manning Camp is a 6-site backcountry campground in Saguaro National Park. We were also wowed by spectacular views that took our breath away, despite it being hazy. These were our options: Looking at the list of trailheads, we quickly eliminated Italian Spring from our options since we wouldn’t have a 4 wheel drive vehicle. Would it have been that costly to put up a fourth wall with a door? Nothing to worry about. And eat. Add a Symbol . Not being very good at judging distance, we kept suggesting that every big rock that we saw was Spud Rock. Our surroundings started to change too, and we found ourselves hiking through a picturesque grassland. Plan your road trip to Manning Camp in AZ with Roadtrippers. We were at 6,000 feet of elevation. There probably won't be much water available at Happy Valley unless we get significant rains in the weeks preceding the start of this trip. We were glad to have our jackets! Something about it all just makes your body and soul feel good. We stopped the car, got out, and walked to the water’s edge. knowing we have a nice day of hiking ahead of us. It doesn’t take that long, just 5 or so minutes to climb. Vacant land located at 4800 Manning Camp Ct #0, Tucson, AZ 85747 sold for $75,000 on Jan 4, 2018. was the Surveyor General of the Arizona Territory and was later mayor of Tucson. It is secure, safe, and had campgrounds spaced a good distance apart (you can only camp in designated campgrounds, no dispersed camping). Seems ominous. Occasionally we’d lose track of the trail. There’s a fence, so you can’t access it from the top, but you can see it running through the rock into the pool below. Arizona. We would have stayed there had we found it sooner. After chatting with them, we learned they’d crossed with a small, lower-clearance sedan. Deerhead Spring itself is located along Turkey Creek Trail. Manning and Company commission brokerage house. He held a number of jobs in Tucson (e.g., reporter, U.S. Surveyor General for Arizona Territory), and by 1900 he established the L.H. Completed in 1905, the cabin made for a perfect escape from the Tucson heat. So after hiking Ringtail Trail, we set out and drove 75 minutes to Benson, Arizona. The hike back to Manning Camp didn’t take long, and we were back before we knew it. MLS# 21700474. Your FREE account works with all Adventure Projects sites . Temperature; Rainfall; Swell Height; Tide Height; Wind Speed; Distance; Pressure; 0 Now. ForeColor = "#65944A"; I’m assuming it’s because when you think you’re almost there, you realize you have more to go. Lot 1 Manning Camp, LLC is an Arizona Domestic LLC filed on July 30, 2019. This time, we would head straight on Heartbreak Ridge. Fabulous open floor plan, great for entertaining; Large Master Suite with porcelain tile and custom glass; Gourmet kitchen with granite countertops; details, details, details. CountStepper = -1; There’s supposed to be a spring somewhere in the campground, but we didn’t have time to look for it. USA. Manning Camp There is currently no content classified with this term. Whoops. Day 2 – Hike Rincon Peak, camp at Happy Valley Campground again Manning Camp which has six campsites; the rest have three. in We soon reached the intersection with Devil’s Bathtub Trail, and turned left. Manning Camp is the site of an old homestead. And leaning! If we had time, we planned to do an additional hike up to Rincon Peak. I kept a lookout for wildlife, but we only saw lizards and birds. Manning built a wagon road up from Tucson to haul supplies for the construction of the cabin. The cabin was only used as a vacation home through 1907, when the land became part of the Coronado National Forest. It was small, only about five inches in length, but was very interesting to look at with all the horns, knobs, and scales. I researched it after our trip, and found that it was a Manzanita tree, which means little apple in Spanish. Naturally, it was a ton of fun! This had been a hard day, the hike was difficult with the weight of our packs, heat, and the elevation gain of the trail (around 2200′ over 4.1 miles). As we were filtering, we hear a noise beyond the water, and were startled to see, of all things, a turkey. Crowds: None. When we did this trip in 2017, you had to request the permit via mail. The trail became more forested, we kept assuming we were almost there. As we drove through town, we figured that dinner was going to be McDonald’s, until we spotted one lone place open: Farm House Restaurant. As we ascended, the desert grassland gave way to oak woodland. This home was built in 2007 and last sold on 10/10/2017 for $705,000. 2. looping dayhikes we can do on Saturday, and we'll figure that out once we're up there. Even with us pushing ourselves to get to Manning Camp, we still didn’t have quite enough time before it started to get dark. Number observed: 1. It was a bit tough locating the campsites themselves, but when we did, they reminded us of Happy Valley Campground with pine trees towering above. This trip is planned for up to five people. Apparently there is also a helipad to the west of the camp. Manning built a wagon road up from Tucson to haul supplies for the construction of the cabin. Directions to Miller Creek Parking: Google Maps Directions The weather in the Rincon Mountains in early April should be beautiful. DisplayFormat = "%%D%% days, %%H%% hours, %%M%% minutes, and %%S%% seconds"; Walking out of the campground, we turned right to go back to the intersection of Heartbreak Ridge trail with Miller Creek Trail. 8,000 feet is about as high as you can get from the Sonoran Desert, which has an elevation of around 3,000 feet. After saying goodbye to our turkey friends, we walked past Manning Cabin toward Fire Loop Trail. Camp at Manning Camp. New construction in 2017!! document.write(document.lastModified). and set up our first camp. Finding what sunshine we could, we sat there eating our oatmeal. It makes sense, as Mica Mountain, the tallest point in the park, is at the top of the Rincon Mountains. Cumulative Elevation Gain/Loss: 6083 feet (1854 m) If you want to hike Rincon Peak, we recommend you stay a second night at Happy Valley, and do Rincon Peak as a dayhike. Looking at our map led us to Miller Creek Trailhead which was located on the east side of the Rincons, in Coronado National Forest. We grabbed a rock, threw it in, and it made a big splash. Newly emboldened, we went back to the car, and I got in. Sleep came easily. 1/5: Steve, ... Trail Markings: There are infrequent cairns and red metal markers usually pounded into trees. The National Park Service charges $8.00 per night per campsite. Please join me for But we still were having a blast. Hotel staff recommended a restaurant called Pablo’s Steaks. It had horns. We wanted to go, but realized we didn’t have enough water or time. We closed down the restaurant, and barely made it out before they shut down for the night. And we couldn’t get anything from the small trickle on top either, not easily at least. Manning Initially I thought it was a Regal Horned Lizard (Phrynosoma solare), but research after our trip told us it was a greater short-horned lizard (Phrynosoma hernandesi). It was the highlight of our visit to Saguaro National Park. View more property details, sales history and Zestimate data on Zillow. It features Manning Cabin, a structure that was originally built in 1905 by Levi H. Manning. K got a pulled pork sandwich with barley vegetable soup. After filtering water, we went and picked a campsite that we thought looked private. Manning Camp known in local as Manning Camp, is a Camps and is located in the state of Arizona, United States and the Time Zone is America/Phoenix. When we arrived at the hotel, we were ravenous. Our initial plan after arriving at Manning Camp was to hike the intersecting trails north of the campground that led to the highest points in Saguaro National Park. But we did have enough time to hike to Spud Rock. Manning Camp Trail, Saguaro National Park, Pima County, Arizona, US on Sat Jun 13, 2020. And gloriously the trail was more level than Heartbreak Ridge, which was a relief. Sticks are placed in areas to mark the “wrong way.”  We usually found that following the sand led us the right way. Notify me of follow-up comments by email. The views as we ascended were spectacular, and they were enhanced by the huge boulders and rocky terrain. We refilled our bottles and hydration bladders and relaxed for a few minutes. Same date Sat Jun 20, 2020. Devil’s Bathtub | 32.196430, -110.545760 But we continued to slowly ascend, and we started returning to the desert grassland. Additionally, we didn’t know what rental car we’d have, so we left that information blank on the permit, and called the visitor center once we arrived in Tucson. Create Recommended Route or Trail . It was very majestic and peaceful, located in a tree grove. We didn’t expect the environment to change so rapidly. Happy Valley, where we’d stay the first night, did not have a spring – only ephemeral water from snow melt. … and the restaurant was actually quite good, though we came in with low expectations. Continuing on, we had great views along the trail that we enjoyed. The 2,933 sq. There are also a number of side excursions in the area if time, weather and water allow; Mica Mountain, Spud Rock, Reef Rock, Devils Bathtub, are … Arriving at the trailhead, we were the only ones there. We were also wowed by spectacular views that took our breath away, despite it being hazy. We loved this backpacking trip. Unit Settings Measurement preferences are saved. Type: Loop Campsite #2 seemed to be the least desirable, mainly because it didn’t seem to have a bear box. There’s a cabin at the campground that was built in 1905 by Levi Manning, a mayor of Tucson. We waved goodbye, and were soon greeted with the sounds of a stream. We also passed a few ranches and small houses on the way. Not that we minded, but it would have been nice to see other people at some point. Same area and date Another location near Manning Camp Trail, Saguaro National Park, Pima County, Arizona, US on Sat Jun 13, 2020. OR. We crossed several small trickles and pools of water. In an emergency, there may be some water at Devil's Bathtub, which is between Happy Valley and Manning Camp. It definitely is a 4WD road…I wouldn’t take our 2WD Nissan Rogue on it. We’d do it like this: Day 1 – Miller Creek to Happy Valley, camp at Happy Valley Campground Manning Camp Lattidude is 32.2095200 and the Longitude is -110.5539700 for accurate mapping of this location on your map There are numerou… We didn’t look around for water, assuming there was none since we had read nothing about a spring here, only ephemeral streams from snow. This is what made the area a bit greener than we expected. Flowering manzanita lined the sides of the trail as we ascended. There’s a cabin at the campground that was built in 1905 by Levi Manning, a mayor of Tucson. Our only complaint with the shade was having to share it with small, annoying bugs. Namely, Spud Rock (8613 feet), Mica Mountain (8666 feet), and Reef Rock (8103 feet). We turned onto Cowhead Saddle Trail, which turned right onto Fire Loop Trail in 0.6 miles. At the top was a flat-ish area, where we were greeted by immense gusts of wind. While researching Saguaro, one spot stood out more than anything else: Manning Camp. Share on Hiking Project. The winter rains, however, bode well for having some water available. We took our chances…. We could see Rincon Peak the whole way up to Manning Camp too. Given the six trailheads to the backcountry, it was a difficult choice. Meticulously maintained custom home located within Manning Camp Enclave, a cozy gated community at the base of Saguaro National Monument East. The company's principal address is 670 E. Rudasill Road, Tucson, AZ 85704. Until that point, we would hike through grazing areas and meet lots of friendly cows. The drive back was uneventful. People. As we drove past the other couple camping, we made sure to thank them. The cabin had an open-air section, where we saw lots of gear for the National Park staff that visits the cabin. That’s when we noticed that the turkey wasn’t alone. Who knows how long they’ve been there, but they were still helpful. And, of course, that’s when we ran into a large muddy stream running across the dirt road…the adventure had started well before we got to the trailhead. As we moved into the saddle, the pine trees vanished, and we were back in a desert grassland. At certain times of the year, when the wash was running, this road would be impassable without a high-clearance vehicle. We were alone. Occasional small cairns helped guide us, but these were few and far between. Manning Camp is a camp in Arizona and has an elevation of 7976 feet. We were overjoyed to see our car, and grab a well-deserved snack. Shortly, we saw the small creek gurgling below to the left of the trail. It could benefit from some maintenance, but since not many backpackers visit, they probably don’t have the budget or incentive. There were no saguaros in sight; this was more of a desert grassland environment. After our hike, we'll laze around camp for the afternoon, then spend a second night at Manning Camp. Not surprising considering how high we were. The area was homesteaded in 1905 by General Levi Manning of Tucson, who built the cabin that still stands today. The average low at Manning Camp in April was 37°F! After 3.1 miles on Turkey Creek Trail, we reached the boundary with Saguaro National Park and Coronado National Forest. We'll be heading to Manning Camp With gorgeous views of the Rincons in front of us! Last Updated: Why is the trail called Heartbreak Ridge? I started the car, and eased slowly across the stream, making sure to stay on the left side. Again, the trail is speckled with bits of mica that reflect sunlight. So exhausted. We kept our heads down as we walked to see the mica, and avoid the cow pies. Northern Saw-whet Owl. K went to find the pit toilet while I explored the campsites. Four Corners wasn’t on any map we had, but based on the mileage and looking at the map, we assumed it was the intersection of Heartbreak Ridge and Devil’s Bathtub trails. ft. single-family home is a 4 bed, 3.0 bath property. this wonderful three-night backpacking trip in Tucson's backyard. Manning Camp via Miller Creek Trail We could do a 3-night out-and-back trip to Manning Camp, staying the first night at Juniper Basin, second at Manning Camp, and back to Juniper Basin for the third night. I got an Avocado Bacon Burger, which I enjoyed, though it had no avocado (and was too tired to ask for some). At this point, we had also started seeing pine trees, which made sense, since we were at an elevation of around 6,200 feet! They called it Spud Rock for their major crop – spuds.”  There was no official trail that went to the top, but there was clearly a social trail. We continued on, winding up and down the mountains, the views from the road continuing to impress. There were about 10 female turkeys all throughout the campground. K kept stealing my fries, which were simple, but good. Manning Camp is a Campground in Tucson. This home was built in 2019 and last sold on 2/11/2020 for $799,900. The turkeys wandered around in the campground for a good 20 minutes, while we filtered water and packed up. So we followed it. Current conditions at SCOUT CAMP (QSLA3) Lat: 32.398056°NLon: 110.725°WElev: 7554ft. Tranquil suburban ranch 3.41-acre parcel … At most, the total charges will be $48.00 for the two campsites at each location. Particularly Special Place. Each campsite had a fire ring and bear box. After a quick break, we have another seven-mile-plus downhill trek via the Turkey Creek Trail and a road to get us back to our vehicles. We kept trudging along. So water was not guaranteed from our starting point at Miller Creek until we get to Manning Camp. Arizona › Saguaro National Park (East) - Rincon Mountain District › Grass Shack Camp via Quilter Trail and Manning Camp Trail. LeadingZero = true; Manning Camp from Mapcarta, the free map. Mexican Whip-poor-will. Water: A small stream near the start of Miller Creek Trail, and then a stream that is coming down from the Manning Camp water source. This campground sits among conifer forest at 8,000 feet of elevation, in the Rincon Mountain (east) District close to the highest point in the park. A Ranger is stationed here from April- September (normally) and six campsites exist. NPS (SAGU) Photo. In 2017 there were only 2,339 backcountry campers in Saguaro NP; 50% of those visited in March or April. On Saturday morning, we'll get up and have breakfast, then head off for a day of hiking above 8,000 feet. Species observed. As we started the hike, there was a cow right on the trail. Now, we had seen plenty of lizards on the trip, but this one looked different. 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