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Canada del Oro Trail #4Tucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Oct 29 2012
nicolelee
Hiking14.90 Miles 3,792 AEG
Hiking14.90 Miles   8 Hrs   30 Mns   1.75 mph
3,792 ft AEG
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1st trip
We started out around 8:30 on the Oracle Ridge Trail. Not my favorite trail, very rocky and slippery on the way down with lots of painful sticker bushes. We then connected down to Catalina Camp and hung out at the cabin for a bit. Someone named "Dr. Daisy" fixed the place up a lot, especially the outside. According to the sign-in sheet he will be back over the winter making improvements. We then headed down the steep lower portion of the Red Ridge trail which got a little confusing towards the intersection of Canada Del Oro. We got turned around a bit but climbed some rocks and found the trail. After that it was a gradual incline up the beautiful Canada Del Oro canyon. Lots of water and fall colors. At the end of the canyon it was a few short but steep switchbacks up to the Samaniego Trail which we were able to find Shovel Springs, which was clear and plentiful. Up, up and up the to the Sutherland Trail then finally up the Mt Lemmon road (which is always lots of fun after hiking all day :? ) We got up around 6:30 and were hoping The Sawmill was open for a burger but they must of just closed.

Great hike, got home and passed out! :FG: :zzz:
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