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April, 2024

Monday
22
Pima Canyon Trailhead
8:00 AM
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The Pima Canyon trail crosses open desert, a riparian corridor and rocky areas. The canyon itself is quite beautiful.
Tuesday
23
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Nice 6 mile hike which combines the Baby Jesus, Middle Tank and Middlegate trails.
Wednesday
24
HOA1 Activity Center
4:00 PM
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Club program featuring Harry Ford of the Saguaro Society
Thursday
25
Saguaro National Park-East
7:00 AM
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Tanque Verde Ridge Trail - Part Way. Rating: C. Pace: Moderate [444, 07:00 AM, $8]. The hike begins at the Javalina picnic area in Saguaro National Park East, and is a picturesque hike in the Rincon Mountains with tremendous views of Tucson and the surrounding area. We hike east up to and along the Tanque Verde Ridge and turn around at about 3 miles (by a crested saguaro.) The hike is somewhat steep at some points, but there are great photo stops along the way. Hike 5.6 miles; trailhead elevation 3120 feet; net elevation change 1300 feet; accumulated gain 1646 feet; RTD 82 miles.
Thursday
25
Madera Canyon, Santa Rita Mountains
8:00 AM
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Hikers will enjoy the sounds of a babbling brook, the shade of Apache pines, Douglas firs, Emory oaks, Mexican blue oaks, willows, cottonwoods, and sycamore, and (hopefully) birds and other fauna.
Thursday
25
Catalina Hills Dr
8:00 AM
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Road Beautification
Friday
26
Catalina State Park
7:30 AM
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A slower to moderate pace of the popular hike in Catalina State Park
Monday
29
Santa Rita Mountains
8:00 AM
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A fun, scenic loop in the Santa Rita mountains with over 1,500 ft elevation gain.
Tuesday
30
Catalina State Park
8:00 AM
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Great views, generally easy trail with some areas of railroad tie steps
Tuesday
30
Golder Ranch
8:00 AM
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Pleasant hike in the Chutes area of the 50 Year Trail.

May, 2024

Thursday
2
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Esperero Canyon/Rattlesnake/Phoneline Loop Trail. Rating: C. Pace: Moderate [539, 06:00 AM, $6]. From the Sabino Canyon Visitor Center, the hike proceeds along the Esperero Canyon/Rattlesnake Canyon trails to the Tram stop 1 picnic area on Sabino Creek - a favorite with views of Sabino Creek with velvet ash, cottonwood, willow, and Arizona sycamore trees. After a short break we will cross Sabino Creek (if water level permits) and climb a spur trail up to the Phoneline Trail where we turn to head back down towards the Visitor Center. We will finish on the Bajada Nature loop with a beautiful crested saguaro. Bring a camera and plenty of water and a snack. Hike 5.1 miles; trailhead elevation 2450 feet; net elevation change 500 feet; accumulated gain 780 feet; RTD 56 miles.
Thursday
2
University of Arizona
7:45 AM
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During our walk we will enjoy the history and architecture of the original buildings with special attention to the arboretum, library, Hall of Champions and Space programs.
Thursday
2
Starts from the Marshall Gulch Picnic area on Mt. Lemmon.
8:00 AM
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This hike is mostly in wooded areas. The lunch spot provides nice views of the Wilderness of Rocks and Mt. Lemmon.
Friday
3
Pima Canyon Trailhead
6:30 AM
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Pima Canyon to 1st Dam. Rating: D***. Pace: Moderate
Friday
3
CSP
7:00 AM
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Past the pools
Sunday
5
5:00 AM
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This is a steep rocky trail and ascent with a steady climb of 4150‘ in 5 miles. We finally reach Mt. Kimball. The destination offers fantastic views. The return is via the scenic Pima Canyon with a stop at Pima Saddle as we descend. This is an all day hike. Car shuttle required. Hike 12.6 miles; trailhead elevation 2900 & 3042 feet; accumulated gain 4600 feet; RTD 44 miles.
Monday
6
Oracle Road
7:00 AM
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The hike proceeds into the foothills of Pusch Ridge and is an excellent introduction to desert hiking. The trail gradually ascends to provide excellent views of Oro Valley. Hiking sticks may be helpful for rocky steps-up and steps-down. The trail passes through a riparian area and ascends to a rocky outcropping which is a good place for a snack break. There are magnificent saguaros throughout the drainage from Pusch Ridge. Hike 2.9 miles; trailhead elevation 2720 feet; net elevation change 400 feet; accumulated gain 535 feet; RTD 28 miles.
Wednesday
8
Sabino
5:00 AM
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18+ miles may attempt summit
Thursday
9
Madera Canyon, Santa Rita Mountains
6:00 AM
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Madera Canyon Nature Trail. Rating: C. Pace: Moderate [253, 06:00 AM, $13]. This non-desert hike is in the Santa Rita Mountains. It starts from the Procter parking area and ascends 3.5 miles up the canyon to the Roundup Picnic Area (el. 5400 feet). Along the way, hikers enjoy the shade of Apache pines, Douglas firs, Emory oaks, Mexican blue oaks, willows, cottonwoods, and sycamores. The return is by the same route. There are panoramic views from a ridge on a trail breakout. Hike 6.8 miles; trailhead elevation 4500 feet; net elevation change 956 feet; accumulated gain 1004 feet; RTD 130 miles. There is a fee for parking unless you have a National Park Pass that must be displayed.
Friday
10
Mt. Lemmon and Highway
7:00 AM
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Guthrie Mountain from General Hitchcock Campground
Monday
13
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Vistoso Trails Nature Preserve, 9 Holes. (front or back 9) Rating D. This Tom Weiskopf designed golf course opened in 1995 and was closed in 2018. It has reverted back to nature and opened as Vistoso Trails Nature Preserve in 2022. Optional: coffee stop at The Views restaurant at Sun City after the hike.
Tuesday
14
Santa Rita Mountains
8:00 AM
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The hike begins at the Bog Springs Campground in Madera Canyon in the Santa Rita Mountains, Great views of Madera Canyon, Green Valley, Kitt Peak, and Baboquivari Peak from this trail, which involves strenuous, steep climbs in spots. Maybe we‘ll see an Elegant Trogon!
Thursday
16
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Mt. Lemmon - Meadow Trail to Fire Lookout. Rating: C. Pace: Moderate [261, 06:00 AM, $13]. We begin by driving to the top of Mt. Lemmon and parking by Radio Ridge. We first hike down the Aspen Trail, past the Ski Lift, to an overlook with outstanding views of Summerhaven and the canyon below. We then backtrack to the Meadow Trail which will take us through Lemmon Park. We will continue along this trail to where it intersects the Mt. Lemmon Trail #5 which leads to Lemmon Rock fire lookout cabin. There are spectacular views along the way. We then hike back to the top of Mt. Lemmon and the parking area. Hike 3.75 miles; trailhead elevation 9157 feet; net elevation change 500 feet; accumulated gain 575 feet; RTD 131 miles.
Thursday
16
Oracle State Park
8:00 AM
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route is fairly level with little elevation change with wide open views and interesting rock formations
Thursday
23
Mount Lemmon
6:00 AM
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Bear Wallow/Sunset Trail. Rating: C***. Pace: Moderate [526, 06:00 AM, $13]. The hike starts on the Bear Wallow Road near Summerhaven and goes along a trail under the shade of many, many tall deciduous trees with wonderful color in the Autumn and nice shade the rest of the season. Once we reach Soldier Camp on the Gen Hitchcock Hwy we will continue along the Sunset Trail with its beautiful canyon and vista views to the Marshall Gulch trailhead. Here is our turn around spot for this out and back hike. ***This trail is relatively easy, but does have a few spots with steep step up/down and a bit with narrow trail and height exposure. Hike 4.9 miles; trailhead elevation 8030 feet; net elevation change 500 feet; accumulated gain 682 feet. RTD 130 miles.
Thursday
23
Catalina State Park
8:00 AM
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Great views, generally easy trail with some areas of railroad tie steps
Thursday
30
Mount Lemmon
6:00 AM
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Aspen Draw / Mint Spring Trail. Rating: C. Pace: Moderate [88, 06:00 AM, $13]. The hike begins on Turkey Run Road in Summerhaven across from the Visitor Center. After about a mile, we take the Aspen Draw Trail to Radio Ridge. From there we descend the Aspen Trail to Marshall Saddle, where we pick up the Mint Spring Trail to Carter Canyon Road, for a short 0.75 miles back to the trailhead. Hikers may choose to have lunch in Summerhaven before returning. Hike 6.9 miles; trailhead elevation 8000 feet; net elevation change 1400 feet; accumulated gain 1573 feet; RTD 130 miles.

June, 2024

Monday
3
Saguaro National Park West
5:30 AM
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A scenic loop in Saguaro National Park West including a spur to Valley View Lookout. Early start to beat the heat! Hike cancelled if temp in Tucson is predicted to be greater than 90 by 10:30 AM.
Wednesday
5
HOA1 Coyote Room North
2:00 PM
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Bi-monthly meeting of SBHC Board
Wednesday
5
HOA1 Coyote Room North
3:30 PM
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Bi-monthly meeting of SBHC guides
Thursday
6
Pima Canyon
6:00 AM
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Pima Canyon to 2nd Dam. Rating: C. Pace: Moderate [336, 06:00 AM, $4]. The Pima Canyon Trailhead is at the east end of Magee Road. The first mile or so is across open desert along the south side of Pusch Peak. We pass the small first dam as we enter the beautiful, rugged canyon. The rocky trail passes through a grove of large trees providing welcome shade before emerging again in the open. The trail then leads to a rocky open area in the canyon beyond a small dam near several Indian grinding holes. The return is via the same route. Hike 6.7 miles; trailhead elevation 2960 feet; net elevation change 1010 feet; accumulated gain 1315 feet; RTD 42 miles.
Monday
10
Mt. Lemmon and highway
8:00 AM
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A fun summer hike that offers a variety of scenery and a great way to beat the heat!
Thursday
13
Mount Lemmon
6:00 AM
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Marshall Gulch / Aspen Loop. Rating: C. Pace: Moderate [256, 06:00 AM, $13]. The hike starts at the Marshall Gulch Picnic Area and goes up the Marshall Gulch Trail to the Marshall Saddle. From the Saddle, we turn left down the Aspen Trail and head back to the picnic area. After about 0.25 miles on the Aspen Trail, there is a large rock that provides a great spot for a break or lunch. Hike 3.8 miles; trailhead elevation 7440 feet; net elevation change 703 feet; accumulated gain 830 feet; RTD 130 miles.
Thursday
20
Mount Lemmon
6:00 AM
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Lower Incinerator Ridge. Rating: C***. Pace: Moderate [48, 06:00 AM, $12]. A new section of trail was added to the Incinerator Ridge Trail in the spring of 2012. The new trail is noted for it‘s great vistas. The trail heads north/northwest from the San Pedro Vista Pullout, off the Catalina Hwy. The hike will proceed to Mt Bigelow and return via the same route, ***the 1st section of the trail is steep and rocky, but the views make up for it. Starting Elevation: 7,350 feet. Net Elevation Change 1150 feet. Hiking Length is 6 miles. RTD 123 miles.
Thursday
27
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Mt. Lemmon - Meadow Trail to Fire Lookout. Rating: C. Pace: Moderate [261, 06:00 AM, $13]. We begin by driving to the top of Mt. Lemmon and parking by Radio Ridge. We first hike down the Aspen Trail, past the Ski Lift, to an overlook with outstanding views of Summerhaven and the canyon below. We then backtrack to the Meadow Trail which will take us through Lemmon Park. We will continue along this trail to where it intersects the Mt. Lemmon Trail #5 which leads to Lemmon Rock fire lookout cabin. There are spectacular views along the way. We then hike back to the top of Mt. Lemmon and the parking area. Hike 3.75 miles; trailhead elevation 9157 feet; net elevation change 500 feet; accumulated gain 575 feet; RTD 131 miles.

August, 2024

Wednesday
7
HOA1 Coyote Room North
2:00 PM
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Bi-monthly meeting of SBHC Board
Wednesday
7
HOA1 Coyote Room North
3:30 PM
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Bi-monthly SBHC guides meeting

October, 2024

Wednesday
2
HOA1 Coyote Room North
2:00 PM
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Bi-monthly meeting of SBHC Board
Wednesday
2
HOA1 Coyote Room North
3:30 PM
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Bi-monthly meeting of SBHC guides
Wednesday
16
HOA1 Activity Center
4:00 PM
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SBHC club program: speaker to be announced
Friday
25
Catalina State Park
11:30 AM
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Fall club picnic to be held at Catalina State Park. $7 entrance fee per vehicle. Information to be sent in late summer. Missy Rodey coordinator.

November, 2024

Wednesday
20
HOA1 Activity Center
4:00 PM
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SBHC club program: speaker to be announced

December, 2024

Wednesday
4
HOA1 Coyote Room North
2:00 PM
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Bi-monthly meeting of SBHC Board
Wednesday
4
HOA1 Coyote Room North
3:30 PM
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Bi-monthly meeting of SBHC guides

January, 2025

Wednesday
15
HOA1 Activity Center
4:00 PM
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Club program open for members and open to residents of SaddleBrooke.

February, 2025

Wednesday
19
HOA1 Activity Center
4:00 PM
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Club Program for members and residents of SaddleBrooke.

April, 2025

Wednesday
2
HOA1 Coyote Room North
3:30 PM

August, 2025

Wednesday
6
HOA1 Coyote Room North
2:00 PM

December, 2025

Wednesday
3
HOA1 Coyote Room North
2:00 PM