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Palisades CanyonTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 04 2018
chumley
Hiking14.24 Miles 2,879 AEG
Hiking14.24 Miles   9 Hrs   47 Mns   1.86 mph
2,879 ft AEG   2 Hrs   7 Mns Break
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With the sky islands the recent recipients of 6"+ of winter rains, it seemed like a good time to chase waterfalls in the Catalinas. Palisade (singular) is a technical canyon, but we just hiked up from the bottom to the base of the last rappel.

There was a nice flow in the creek except for a couple hundred yards where it ran underground briefly. Travel in this creek wasn't too bad and featured numerous cascades and picturesque pools. On the way up we did a lot of hiking in the water, and even considered swimming! On the way back, after darkness had set in, we managed to keep our feet dry the whole way.

After cheating by taking the tram on the way up, the road hike on the way back was a peaceful treat in the dark, though oddly void of any signs of wildlife at all. It was a great day and a worthy destination that more than justified the late night.

I even pretended to be a photographer and took a bunch of photos with longer exposures to make that milky water FOTG likes so much! :)

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max East Fork Sabino Canyon Medium flow Medium flow

water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Palisade Canyon Medium flow Medium flow


water 1 out of 5water 2 out of 5water 3 out of 5water less than max Sabino Canyon Medium flow Medium flow
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