Archive for the Category Hikes


Cold, Wet, and Fun… Wasson Peak Hike

Yesterday, Pete and I hiked the 7 mile King Canyon trail to Wasson Peak. When we made the decision to hike, the weather forecast didn’t say anything about chance of rain, let alone snow.

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Say Hello…

To My Little Friend…

Blackett’s Ridge

This 5.8 mile round-trip (according to my GPS) hike kicked my ass today. First of all, it’s probably not a good idea to go hiking after, say, 7am when it’s so damn hot outside this time of year. Second of all, it’s not a good idea to only bring one source of water; always keep a backup Nalgene just in case. I apparently didn’t listen to myself and started hiking with a buddy from work at 7:30am with only a camelback and a few granola bars to eat.

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Spur-of-the-moment Sunrise Sabino Soujourn

Lauren and I decided at about 11pm last night to get up early and try to make it out to Sabino Canyon for an early-morning short hike near the enterance to the park. We woke up at 5am, drove out to the canyon, and were off walking by 5:30am. Sunrise was slated to be 5:39am this morning and it was already getting light out when we got there.

Since this was our first time at the canyon and we knew we wanted to expore it a touch, I stayed up a bit last night to find trails and geocaches that would allow us to have a quick 2 mile hike. There were two very close to the enterance with small trails leading to them, so I figured it would be the perfect way to go. The trails were relativel easy, the views were magnificent, and we enjoyed the morning chill. We are, also, both looking forward to going back to explore more of the canyon and it’s neighbor Bear Canyon.

Click here to see pictures from the hike.

I’m sorry, but I couldn’t help the aliteration in the title!!

Wilderness of Rocks


The Wilderness of Rocks Trail #44 is located within the Pusch Ridge Wilderness of the Santa Catalina Mountains north of Tucson and south of Summerhaven. The trail can only be reached by taking one a hand-full of other trails in the region.

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