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winter hiking

Post by skiddog » Nov 29 2016 3:50 am

Hello from Colorado! I wondered if anyone could give me some advice or suggestions for January hiking...primarily around Tucson, Phoenix, Sedona...looking for lower elevation, snow-free areas. Are there any parts of the Arizona Trail that are snow free?

Thanks a lot for your help....appreciate it

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Re: winter hiking

Post by azbackpackr » Nov 29 2016 5:58 am

Just find the areas below about 5,000 feet and there won't be much, if any, snow.
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Re: winter hiking

Post by WanderingWildcat » Nov 29 2016 7:24 am

In Tucson we get snow on Mount Lemmon which will affect Passages 10-12. Overnight temps can get cold (we sometimes get freeze warnings to cover outside plants), and mornings are chilly, but during the day the temps do warm a little (60s and 70s).

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Re: winter hiking

Post by Stavman » Nov 29 2016 7:38 am

I just posted a few Ideas here

Like they say, stay below 5000' and it should be fine... chilli at night but not freezing

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Re: winter hiking

Post by Jim_H » Nov 29 2016 8:11 am

Sedona: Capitol Butte, Morning Glory Spire, Boynton Canyon, Bear Mountain if snow free, stuff around Bell Rock.
Phoenix: Camelback, Piestewa Peak, and surrounding preserve trails, Peak 5024, the Superstition Ridgeline, and trails at South Mountain, Quartz Peak in the Estrella Mountains, Big Horn Peak (off trail)...
Tucson: Pusch Peak, Mount Wasson via any route, Cat Peak, Romero Pools, Finger Rock trail to the overlook, Aqua Caliente Peak....
Nothing more enjoyable than a good hike out of town.

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