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Five-Star Trails: Tucson: Your Guide to the Area's Most Beautiful Hikes

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Tucson lies in a saguaro-studded desert basin surrounded by four mountain ranges and book-ended by two national parks. In an hour you can drive from an arid canyon in the Arizona-Sonora desert to a pine-forested mountain at 9000 feet. Hiking trails are plentiful and as varied as the terrain. Five-Star Trails: Tucson by Rob Rachowiecki guides hikers to diverse trails suitable for anyone from wheelchair-using nature lovers to those looking for an all-day workout.

Sized to fit in a pocket, this guide is convenient to keep in the car or toss into a backpack. Driving directions steer hikers to the nearest trailhead parking areas, including GPS trailhead coordinates to get them to the start of the trail.

Each trail has been thoroughly researched, recently hiked and includes detailed descriptions, trail profiles and maps. At a glance categorical ratings, such as scenery, trail condition, difficulty, solitude and kid-friendliness, let you quickly select a trail that fits your tastes and ability. Other key information such as fees, restrictions for dogs as well as advice on when to visit offers you the best information so you can plan your trip with ease.

Synopsis:

Encircled by mountains, blessed with awe-inspiring desert scenery, and flanked to its east and west by Saguaro National Park, Tucson is an absolute hiker's nirvana. Hundreds of trails provide endless opportunities to explore.

Without this book, you might miss the Old Pueblo's hidden hiking treasures. But with the expert guidance of local author Rob Rachowiecki, you can experience 35 of the best trails in six distinct areas in and around the city.

Synopsis:

Open-cockpit kayaks are a great way to experience whitewater paddling without feeling "trapped" as in conventional kayaks: Open-Cockpit kayaks will show you how to get started. Like any sport, it's important to acquire to correct skills. In this book you will learn about paddling technique, reading water, river safety, and more-everything you need to know to begin paddling like the pros. No stranger to whitewater, Bob Beazley has paddled throughout the world, including rivers in Chile,

About the Author

British-born Rob Rachowiecki has lived and traveled throughout the Americas from Alaska to Argentina, authoring numerous hiking and climbing guides along the way. He is often found hiking the many desert, canyon, and mountain trails surrounding Tuscon where he calls home.

Table of Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Overview Map

Overview Map Key

Dedication

Acknowledgments

Preface

Recommended Hikes

Introduction

Urban Tucson

1. Agua Caliente Park

2. Sentinel Peak

3. Rillito River Park

4. Sweetwater Wetlands Park

North: Catalina Foothills (CF), Mount Lemmon (ML), Sabino Canyon (SC)

5. CF Canyon Loop Trail

6. CF Finger Rock Trail

7. CF Linda Vista Loop

8. CF Pima Canyon Trail

9. CF Pontatoc Ridge Trail

10. CF Romero Pools

11. CF Ventana Canyon

12. ML Babad Do'ag Trail

13. ML Butterfly Trail

14. ML Incinerator Ridge Trail

15. ML Marshall Gulch Loop

16.ML Meadow Trail

17. ML Wilderness of Rock

18. SC Blackett's Ridge Trail

19. SC Hutch's Pool

20. SC Phoneline Trail

21. SC Sabino Canyon Road

22. SC Seven Falls Bear Canyon Trail

East: Saguaro National Park—East (SNPE)

23. Cactus Forest Trail and Mica View Trail Loop

24. Douglas Spring and Bridal Wreath Falls Trails

25. Freeman Homestead Trail

26. Garwood Dam Loop

27. Tanque Verde Ridge Trail

West: Saguaro National Park—West (SNPW) and Tucson Mountain Park (TMP)

28. (SNPW) Hugh Norris Trail

29. (SNPW) King Canyon Trail

30. (SNPW) Sweetwater Trail

31. (SNPW) Thunderbird Loop

32. (TMP) Brown Mountain Loop

33. (TMP) Yetman Trail

South

34. Elephant Head

35. Gabe Zimmerman Trail

36. Josephine Peak

37. Old Baldy Trail to Mount Wrightson

38. Super Trail to Mount Wrightson

Appendix A: Outdoor Retailers

Appendix B: Map Resources

Appendix C: Hiking Clubs

Index

About the Author

Map Legend

Product Details

ISBN:
9780897324427
Author:
Beazley, Bob
Publisher:
Menasha Ridge Press
Author:
Rachowiecki, Rob
Subject:
Canoes and canoeing
Subject:
Canoeing
Subject:
Kayaking
Subject:
Kayaks
Subject:
United States / West / Mountain (AZ, CO, ID, MT, NM, UT, WY)
Subject:
Outdoors-Canoeing Kayaking and Rafting
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20140231
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW photos throughout, 42 maps
Pages:
240
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in

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"Synopsis" by ,

Encircled by mountains, blessed with awe-inspiring desert scenery, and flanked to its east and west by Saguaro National Park, Tucson is an absolute hiker's nirvana. Hundreds of trails provide endless opportunities to explore.

Without this book, you might miss the Old Pueblo's hidden hiking treasures. But with the expert guidance of local author Rob Rachowiecki, you can experience 35 of the best trails in six distinct areas in and around the city.

"Synopsis" by , Open-cockpit kayaks are a great way to experience whitewater paddling without feeling "trapped" as in conventional kayaks: Open-Cockpit kayaks will show you how to get started. Like any sport, it's important to acquire to correct skills. In this book you will learn about paddling technique, reading water, river safety, and more-everything you need to know to begin paddling like the pros. No stranger to whitewater, Bob Beazley has paddled throughout the world, including rivers in Chile,
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