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Good News

Stan Bernt has contacted me about helping to keep the hiking going! However he needs help and would like to have a committee to help organize and lead hikes. Hiking will begin on December 8th, 8:15am at classroom 1 If … Continue reading

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Changing of the Guard

The time has come to change leadership of the Desert Explorers. Last year I did not participate in hiking due to foot problems and limited my activities to giving suggestions for hikes. Our hikers last year were just a few … Continue reading

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Kings Canyon/Gould Mine

Kings Canyon/Gould Mine 3.0 miles, some elevation Rated as Easy Mixed walking surface, petroglyphs and an old mine. Meet in parking lot by Classroom 1 8:15 am Trailhead: https://goo.gl/maps/37oha6pfLK4b5fxK7

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Starrpass Yetman Combo

Wednesday March 3rd. Change of time!! 8 am meet in parking lot in front of classroom 2 Our hike will be the Starrpass Yetman combo, near Tucson Estates. Trailhead https://goo.gl/maps/Y1d2cTgrDtFqwQvu7

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Prospector trail

Wednesday 2/24 8:15 am parking lot. Prospector Trail Easy 4 miles Off of Hal Gras road Tucson Mountain Park. Directions to Trailhead https://goo.gl/maps/jEBSwMqTQt6fbvFi7

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Wednesday February 10th

Hike for Wednesday February 10th, 2021Starr pass/ Rock Wren loop 3.72 miles Easy to moderate terrain Trailhead https://goo.gl/maps/8p26wexFpGMZk1DTA Meet 8:15 am leave 8:30 am Parking lot in front of sewing rooms

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Wednesday Feb 3rd

The hike for Wednesday Feb 3rd will be the hike that did not happen last week because of muddy conditions! Cactus Wren 4.0 miles in Saguaro Nat Park. Easy hike with s stop on signal hill.

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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

January 19th,2022 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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