Author Archives: Desert Dave

Sweetwater Preserve Lost Arrow/Wildflower

Wednesday Jan 13th hike will be Sweetwater Preserve, Lost Arrow/Wildflower. 4.0 m+/-Easy. Be sure to look for the Crested Saguaro on the Saguaro Vista trail (on right) and the Lost arrow on the lost arrow trail (on right) Directions https://goo.gl/maps/ywzi4sEsGJTAtMwB7

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Sweetwater Preserve Black Rock Loop

January 6th,2021 A great trail for a great day. 4 miles in length and an easy to moderate hike. Usual desert surface, rocks and sand! Directions to trailhead https://goo.gl/maps/zqxaJ5n9amP2GJpBA

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Hidden Canyon to Bowen House

A 4.20+/- mile hike around Hidden canyon and ending at the Bowen House. https://www.atlasobscura.com/places/bowen-stone-house-homestead-ruins. Some elevation change in beginning and dropping down to desert floor. Trailhead and parking located at JW Marriot Starrpass resort. https://goo.gl/maps/3VPXpPL51y96waLSA

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StarrpassYetman Combo

Wednesday December 23rd, StarrpassYetman Combo, 4.8M+/- Moderate hike.Trailhead parking: https://goo.gl/maps/c3rpLRTmdtm9waWk6

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Wednesday 12/16/2020 Robles pass/Sunset loop

Wednesday 12/16/2020 hike is the Robles/Sunset pass loop. 4+/- miles moderate hike.Trail takes you under Ajo twice, once in the beginning and once on the way back. Bring a flashlight! Trails used are Sunset Pass, Explorer, Robles Pass Trail back … Continue reading

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Change of Time

Due to the colder than normal mornings, hiking will gather at 8:15 am and leave the parking lot at 8:30am, for the months of December and January.Return to 7:15 am and 7:30 am in February.Happy Trails

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Sunset pass, Ledge Surfer, Stone House Loop

Wednesdays hike has changed a little. Start out at same trailhead as last week, take Sunset Pass all the way around to Spur to Stone house. Stone house is an abandoned house made of stone. No roof no windows!Leave the … Continue reading

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Changing of the guard

This is difficult for me to write. I have for the last 6 years, been the leader, organizer, wagon master, what ever you want to call it for this group. I have had many wonderful folks mentor me. Nancy Paulson, … Continue reading

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Sunset pass/Bittersweet loop

Wednesday 12/2/2020 hike Sunset/Bittersweet loop. Located in Robles Pass area. Revised distance 4.0m+/-An easy to moderate hike. Some small rocks and gravel paths. Directions to trailhead https://goo.gl/maps/n7VqYKpe84VSXEyp6

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11/18/2020 Camero Loop extended

Wednesdays hike will be Camero Loop extended. Located in Tucson mountain park, Robles Pass area.It is a 4 +/- mile hike,it is considered easy.Bring water, hiking poles. Robles Trailhead Mission south to Irvington place turn left. 2697 Irvington Pl, Tucson, … Continue reading

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