Sunday, October 25, 2009

Sabino Canyon

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Sabino Canyon was also on this list of things to do while my friends were in town last week. I had never been there and didn't really know what to expect... but it was absolutely beautiful. I don't think the pictures do it any justice - but they are still fun to look at!

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When we got there, my friend Jessica starting reading the pamphlets they gave us at the gate. It was about what to do if you saw a mountain lion and how to prepare yourself for a mountain hike. One of the suggestions was to carry a walking stick (basically a weapon). Having thought about buying one before, I decided to get one at the gift shop just in case. I figure it will be good for poking in all those holes while geocaching too - so its not like I won't use it again.

Hiking Stick

There were no geocaches on the trail we took, but that wasn't really part of the plan anyway. The plan was to hike, see Arizona, hang out and have fun. We did all of the above!

We hopped on the back of the tram for the ride up and got off at the last stop.

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There were a lot of people on the tram, but we only saw a few people on the trail. Besides our loud and very random singing, it was very quiet and peaceful day. Yes, I said singing. What else do you do while you're on a hike and bored!?

When we got off the tram, I asked the driver if that was really the way we had to go. Sadly, it was. Sure a ½ a mile doesn't sound like a lot, but that is how far we took the connector trail to the main trail. Straight up.

The climb up

I had to stop and catch my breath quite a few times on the way up, but once we started getting rolling on the main trail it got a lot better.

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We hiked around 4¼miles more, including the way down. We were glad to see the path down, but I think it was one of the hardest parts of our hike. At least the view made up for it.

Sabino Canyon

I had a great time and would really love to explore some more trails in Sabino Canyon. Oh yeah, we did not encounter any mountain lions. Thank God ! !

I was also able to add this trail on my walking stick! I think I will be putting all the ones I do with it on here! I'm such a nerd - but I am excited about that...

Woo!

6 comments:

  1. We hiked the Sabino Canyon - Seven Falls (?) a few years ago with Jakey on our back. It was one of the hardest hikes we have ever done (and I broke my big toe) but it was sooooo worth it!

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  2. This sounds like soooo much fun! I wanna do this when I get a chance to visit next ;)

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  3. All your shots from this adventures resemble on the moments when I was with my family in Crimea, I think what you are don't know where is it, Crimea is in Ukraina! And were, we rise up in a mountain!!!! I remember what were, was so Awesome and beautiful!!! I like very much differently hikes , and I think what great ANTIBORED thing is guitar!!!!

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  4. Great pictures! I visited a canyon recently too, though it's not quite as dramatic.

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  5. I found your blog through blogs of note and figured that I'd take the time to drop a comment saying that I'm really enjoying your blog.

    I decided to leave a comment on this certain post because I'm from Arizona. :) I've never been to Sabino Canyon myself but I'd really like to take a chance to do that someday!

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  6. I need to get myself a good walking stick. I have the cheaper ones -- the ones that look like ski poles -- but I really want a good one. One that medallions can be put on etc. Would be something neat to have. The local state park near me has some good ones. I might have to look into one there!

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