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Catalina State Park to Baby Jesus, AZ
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Catalina State Park to Baby Jesus, AZ 
Catalina State Park to Baby Jesus, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Nov 20 2017
markthurman53
Hiking8.60 Miles 1,314 AEG
Hiking8.60 Miles   4 Hrs   41 Mns   2.46 mph
1,314 ft AEG   1 Hour   11 Mns Break15 LBS Pack
 
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One more trip to the Sutherland Wash area north of Catalina State Park. While hiking in this area a couple of weeks ago I was told of petroglyphs in the area and thought I would try to find them from the north but had no luck. I ran into some people on horseback and they told me that from the south at the Catalina State Park Boundary along the Sutherland Link Trail was the best way to Get there. They also mentioned that they will take some searching to find them. I also wanted to find the route from the north from the Baby Jesus trail so I combined both efforts in this round trip hike. I enjoyed this hike because it combined hiking with a little bit of off trail exploring. The side canyon I was exploring was really interesting with lots of tanks that have water most of the year. These tanks were dry on this trip (no rain since summer)with the exception of one that still had some pretty disgusting looking water and to make it worse the area smelled from a fox that had died a few days before. Other than that a pretty cool little canyon. After exploring the canyon and finding quite a few petroglyphs I continued north along a route to the Baby Jesus Trail where it crosses Sutherland Wash. This route is partial Trail and 2 track. My route also shows some alternate routes. Overall pretty interesting hike and will have to do this again in the spring when the water is running (and the fox is gone). On the way out I ran into another group on horseback and they told me that the whole area is scattered with glyphs and I feel I need to go back and explore again. I feel I shouldn't have to say this but if you visit this area look, take pictures but leave the art alone. They don't need anyone's person touches.

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