Category Archives: Tucson Travel

Tucson Travel – Chiricahua National Monument

Every once in a while you you see a roadsign that attracts your interest and decide to make a detour to see it. I had never heard of Chiricahua National Monument until I saw the brown sign on the side … Continue reading

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Tucson Travel – Watching the road

Occasionally while driving on some of the lesser traveled roadways near Tucson there are some intriguing sights… but so far this one tops the list: It was obviously a repeat occurence, as a little further down the road I came … Continue reading

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Through the camera – Sotol

Sotol, one of the many sharp and spiky plants to be found in the desert around Tucson.

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Tucson Travel – Hiking the Sunset Trail

With the arrival of temperatures over 100 F the season for walking in and around Tucson has ended in my opinion, so it was once again time to head away for better conditions. In this case, away was up to … Continue reading

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Tucson Travel – Tucson Japanese Garden

One day I decided I was sick of the desert spring; although there were plenty of wildflowers, I wanted green instead of brown. I decided it was a good day to go to Tucson’s botanical garden, but on the way … Continue reading

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Tucson Travels – hiking east from Patagonia

Last weekend had nearly perfect hiking weather, so I decided to head out to a trail in the foothills of the Santa Ritas which I hadn’t been on before. The drive from Tucson to the trailhead outside of Patagonia was … Continue reading

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Tucson Travels – Hiking Rincon Peak

The first mountain I saw in Tucson was Rincon Peak. I was on a flight from Texas and as we descended into Tucson there was a big piece of rock seemingly a bare few feet below the airplane on the … Continue reading

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