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Sycamore Canyon Lower, AZ
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18 by photographer avatarmarkthurman53
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Sycamore Canyon Lower, AZ 
Sycamore Canyon Lower, AZ
 
Hiking6.42 Miles 711 AEG
Hiking6.42 Miles   2 Hrs   35 Mns   2.50 mph
711 ft AEG      1 Min Break
 
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I took a short hike up lower Sycamore Canyon in the Santa Rita Mountains. Last Week I hiked the upper portion and concluded that it was nothing to write home about but the lower half was left undone and I couldn’t leave it like that. If it’s a ho hum hike I want to be able to say I did the whole dang ho hum hike. Started from the Vail-Helvetia road to the south of Corona De Tucson at the Sycamore Canyon Wash and hiked up just past Sycamore Spring. This is a walk in a wash hike no trail. There is a gate along this road but didn’t say no trespassing so I went on through and parked near an old abandon ranch house, appears this land also belongs to Hudbay that is part of the Rosemont mine. You could start the hike at the gate by dropping into the wash but it adds about a mile to the hike. National Forest land is just a short distance up this wash.

This lower section is a little more interesting than the upper. There was a trickle of water flowing along the creek in certain areas where the water would come to the surface. The sycamore trees near sycamore spring are in sad shape, they aren’t getting the water they use to get. Sycamore Spring had water and the sound of bees everywhere. There were some interesting ruins along the creek but not sure what they were, probably mining.
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[ checklist ]  Mount Fagan  Sycamore Spring
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