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    Crista Fogleman completed Mount Lemmon Trail

    16 days ago

    Crista Fogleman added Sweetwater Stroll

    about 1 month ago

    Crista Fogleman saved Sweetwater Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Crista Fogleman added Maeveen Behan Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Crista Fogleman reviewed Valley View and Wild Dog Trails

    about 1 month ago

    Bees!

    Crista Fogleman completed Valley View Overlook Trail

    about 1 month ago

    Crista Fogleman reviewed Passey Loop Trail

    2 months ago

    Great workout for such a short hike. Nice views, too.
    Directions in description are inaccurate! (They lead you to someone’s private residence.) Park at Sanctuary Cove instead, but begin your hike along Scenic Road. The Scenic trailhead is at the end of the road, just passed Star Dance. (No parking is permitted at the dead end/trailhead or Star Dance.)

    Crista Fogleman added Sanctuary Cove

    2 months ago

    Crista Fogleman reviewed Petroglyphs at King Canyon

    3 months ago

    My daughter and I set out to hike the wash and loop back to the Kings Canyon Trailhead via Gould Mine. However, our outing was cut short due to a swarm of bees in and around the east rock wall at the petroglyphs. Please be careful at this site! (We informed the visitor center.)

    Crista Fogleman saved Cougar Trail

    3 months ago

    Crista Fogleman saved A Mountain

    3 months ago

    Crista Fogleman reviewed Hugh Norris Trail

    3 months ago

    Hugh Norris to WassonPeak:
    We started at 9am and finished at 4pm. It was 10-mi RT. Very steep in spots and hard on the knees, but worth every ache and pain! Take plenty of water, food, and trekking poles!

    Crista Fogleman completed Hugh Norris Trail

    3 months ago

    Crista Fogleman reviewed Upper Javelina Trail Loop

    3 months ago

    They call it “Upper” Javelina for a reason! I’m a seasoned hiker, yet I struggled on the steep and continuous climb! At one point, I was scaling boulders—something for which I was not prepared. Consequently, I cut my hike short by taking the Hotel Spur Trail, which offers a shortcut back to the hotel. Tip: Grab a map at the trailhead and study it. The trails are color-coordinated. Once you figure that out, you’re good to go! Such a beautiful trail and a great workout!

    Crista Fogleman reviewed Brown Mountain Trail via Brown Mountain Picnic Area

    3 months ago

    This is the 6th time I’ve hiked Brown: twice at the base, twice on the loop, once straight up the S end and back down, and (today) from one end to the other. My hiking buddy and I parked one rig at each end of the mountain. We began at the Trailhead off McCain Loop, and finished at the north end (by the restrooms). We stopped several times, since we hiked during the heat of the day (which I do not recommend). Brown is always a great workout!

    Crista Fogleman reviewed Thunderbird Trail Loop

    3 months ago

    This trail is a workout! We set out with every intention of completing the loop, but we were just too spent to do so. (Maybe next time.) The the is not well-marked, but previous hikers have done a great job utilizing rocks to mark the path. The views are incredible! Watch for the crested cactus and the two abandoned mines along this trail (see my pics). No facilities are close, so be sure to plan accordingly. Oh, and bring your trekking poles!

    Crista Fogleman added Thunderbird

    3 months ago

    Crista Fogleman reviewed HoneyBee Canyon (North) Trail

    3 months ago

    I hiked both the North and South trails.

    South trail is where the stone bridge (seen in the photos) is located. The ramadas and toilets are also located here. The toilets are in piss-poor condition (pun intended), and the actual trail is not clearly marked. These are the reasons for my low rating.

    North trail is where the petroglyphs are located. You must hike through the wash and under the overpass. The petroglyphs are on a low rock face, on the left, near the end of the wash.

    Crista Fogleman added Honeybee Canyon

    3 months ago

    Crista Fogleman reviewed Bear Canyon to Seven Falls Trail

    4 months ago

    I have hiked this trail twice. Both times, I was with others who weren’t ready for the the trek. Consequently, each time, I had turn around at the 3/4 point. It’s frustrating, but I can’t push others beyond their limitations. I hike with others for safety and company, but I may have to return by myself in order to actually make it to the falls. (I’ve read that this time of year is perfect because the falls are beautiful after the mountain snow melts.) I am always concerned about safety when hiking alone, but I wouldn’t be alone on this “touristy” trek. However, once I do it, I probably won’t return. This trail is simply too crowded—hence, my rating. (Who knows, that rating may change after I actually SEE the falls.)
    Tips:
    1. Leave early to try to beat the crowds and heat.
    2. Take cash for Bear Canyon tram, if you plan to ride it.
    3. Start at the Bear Canyon Trailhead to avoid tram fees and long lines.
    4. Take your trekking poles!
    5. Take plenty of water!
    6. Don’t attempt this trek if you are a beginner.
    7. Take your patience; some people are rude.
    8. Wear old shoes that you don’t mind getting wet.
    9. Wear shorts, as you may wade in the creek, depending on water depth.
    10. Have dry shoes and socks in your backpack or car.
    11. Take snacks for the trail.
    12. Be aware that this is a 6-8 mile RT hike, depending on where you start. (The falls are approx 3 mi from the last tram stop.)
    13. Be aware that there are no RR facilities past the last tram stop.

    Crista Fogleman added Tumamoc

    4 months ago