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Comment Archives: stories: Best Of Tucson®: Outdoors

Re: “Best Backpacking Trail

Actually overnight camping is only restricted in what qualifies as the actual recreation area. I just spoke to a park ranger there recently because of a trip we're planning and she said as long as you reach the area where it qualifies as national forest (Like Hutch's Pool) it's ok to overnight there if you're backpacking.

Posted by bearlogic on 01/13/2015 at 4:01 PM

Re: “Best Hike

I've hiked the Telephone Line Trail of Sabino Canyon often.

Posted by Joseph Fagan on 05/01/2014 at 11:59 AM

Re: “Best Desert Drive

Detour to the BEST echo in Tucson. North of Kinney Road about 1/4 mile ,on Tucson Estates Parkway just past Rafter Circle. Turn left into the dirt parking lot for the trailhead entrance. On Fri., Sat., and Sun. the gun range is open in Tucson Mountain Park and the 5 or 6 echoes off Golden Gate Mountain ar fantastic.

Posted by TheFox on 09/01/2012 at 2:45 PM

Re: “Best Backpacking Trail

That's beautiful writing :) I'm in Boston and we don't have as many of the vistas you have in the southwest. Will have to go backpacking there someday!

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Posted by justbackpacksonline.com on 09/21/2011 at 10:59 PM

Re: “Best Hike

Agreed! Sabino Canyon can be a little busy on the weekends, but for an easily accessible hike...it can't be beat. From personal experience - bring plenty of water if you're hiking the phone line trail then back on the road. I found a couple of books at the gift shop very helpful with local plant life: Plants of Arizona by Anne Epple (for plant ID) and if you're into ethnobotany and local edible and medicinal plants go with Charles Kane's Herbal Medicine of the American Southwest and his new one, Sonoran Desert Food Plants...nice photos too!

Posted by desert_shipper on 05/19/2011 at 9:33 AM

Re: “Best Neighborhood Garden

I love this garden so much I moved into the neighborhood!
Its worth the visit, even if to just look at the bicycle art.

Posted by D. G. on 12/08/2010 at 11:30 AM

Re: “Best Backpacking Trail

Backpacking requires overnight camping. There is no camping in Sabino Canyon. This confirms my suspicion that despite their big talk, Tucsonans never actually go outside to do anything.

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Posted by Schorsch on 10/01/2010 at 9:21 PM

Re: “Best Way to Get Your Butt Kicked

Kirsten rocks! She is always cheerful and encouraging, but at the same time, seriously manages to kick some butt! I have been in her boot camp for over 3 years, and I love every minute of it. Congratulations, Kirsten!

Posted by jessfin on 09/30/2009 at 10:42 AM

Re: “Best Way to Get Your Butt Kicked

So glad you mention the tire drag! It is my absolute favorite! Kirsten is awesome and all the bootcampers are too!

Posted by Kathy on 09/30/2009 at 8:07 AM

Re: “Best Way to Get Your Butt Kicked

WOW!!!! Was seriously surprised by this! My boot campers tell me I'm awesome all the time. But now I think I believe them! Since I don't really advertise to keep my prices down, I really appreciate this!!! Thank you!!!!!
Kirsten Cooper

Posted by kircooper on 09/29/2009 at 8:27 PM

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