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Babad Do'ag - 13 members in 170 triplogs have rated this an average 3.2 ( 1 to 5 best )
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Nov 09 2008
keepmoving
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 Guides 34
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 Photos 2,196
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35 male
 Joined Aug 16 2006
 Portland, OR
Babad Do'agTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 09 2008
keepmoving
Hiking2.00 Miles 1,100 AEG
Hiking2.00 Miles
1,100 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
No Notes.
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Aug 05 2008
ddjanaenaetx
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 Triplogs 3

40 female
 Joined Sep 05 2008
 Tucson
Babad Do'agTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 05 2008
ddjanaenaetx
Hiking4.20 Miles 1,100 AEG
Hiking4.20 Miles
1,100 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Not cleared very well during the summer months (August trip). Rough for dogs during the summer time as well.
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Mar 09 2008
Festis
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 Triplogs 3

49 female
 Joined Mar 22 2008
 Tucson, az
Babad Do'agTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Mar 09 2008
Festis
Hiking4.20 Miles 1,100 AEG
Hiking4.20 Miles   2 Hrs      2.10 mph
1,100 ft AEG
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Went about half way up with two 5-year olds. Hike is great with good views, but steep for kids.
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Wildflowers Observation Substantial
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Feb 29 2008
Bearpaw
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 Routes 1
 Photos 56
 Triplogs 33

female
 Joined Dec 31 2007
 Tucson, AZ
Babad Do'agTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 29 2008
Bearpaw
Hiking4.20 Miles 1,100 AEG
Hiking4.20 Miles
1,100 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
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Partners none no partners
A nice hike with great views.
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Jan 19 2008
don_beto
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 Photos 17
 Triplogs 5

66 male
 Joined Jan 20 2008
 Tucson AZ
Babad Do'agTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Jan 19 2008
don_beto
Hiking4.20 Miles 1,100 AEG
Hiking4.20 Miles
1,100 ft AEG
 no routesno photosets
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
round trip approx 4 miles

elevations:
Babad Do'ag trailhead 3600'
end of trail 4700'
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Dec 02 2006
hikernate
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 Photos 14
 Triplogs 2

42 male
 Joined Oct 09 2005
 Tucson, AZ
Babad Do'agTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Dec 02 2006
hikernate
Hiking4.20 Miles 1,100 AEG
Hiking4.20 Miles   2 Hrs   30 Mns   1.68 mph
1,100 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
The sun was shining bright, there was a nice calming cool breeze, on this great winter hike. You start off by parking in the Babad Do'ag Vista lot and proceed about a hundred paces up Catalina Hwy. There is a trail marker on the left that will lead you winding up the side of a rock hill and leaving you looking back in aw at the Tucson landscape. As you wind back through the mountains you'll hike by towering Saguaros, Barrel Cacti, and mesquite or similiar trees. We really enjoyed this hike and had a lot of great photo opportunites of rolling hills of Saguaros and tall grasses against the bright blue sky. I think the end of the hike was the best spot of all so I definitely recommend finishing the hike to experience the stunning views and there are plenty of places here to have lunch or just relax and take it all in. Here is where I made friends with a bright emerald green grasshopper. I also suggest wearing long pants for some of the sticky brush. KEEP ON HIKING!!!!!!
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Aug 29 2006
AZHikr4444
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 Guides 7
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51 male
 Joined Mar 16 2005
 Cave Creek, AZ
Babad Do'agTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 29 2006
AZHikr4444
Hiking3.00 Miles 1,100 AEG
Hiking3.00 Miles
1,100 ft AEG
 no routes
1st trip
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
I've been working in Tucson at least one or two days a week for the past month, so I decided to take advantage and jump on the Do'ag after work today. Because I was coming from work, and being immersed in various deodorants, body sprays, and the wonderful essence of hotel soap, I was a virtual olfactory beacon for every bug, gnat, no-seeum, and general annoyance in the Catalinas. Fun Fun!
This is a cool trail- right away you lose the sense that you are so close to the highway, and there are some pretty cool views, especially if you are like me and not familiar with Tucson's ranges. There are still many wildflowers out, and the trail is a bit overgrown, making it a small challenge. I continued hiking up, stopping only a few times to take pics, as I was searching for that ever elusive "perfect" place to catch the sunset. As the sun dropped below the mountains, I noticed the quality of light was beautiful, so I opted to forego the rest of the hike and take advantage of it. I backtracked to a nice ridge, hopped a couple of hundred yards off trail to an area that had some good foreground elements and began shooting. I spend TOO much time up there, as I ran out of daylight completely, and had to tackle the downward hike in the dark.
This is NOT the trail you want to hike down at night! Even with the city lights, it's difficult- alot of places the trail is no more than a cut in the terrain. AND it is absolutely NO FUN to get buzzed in the dark- not once but twice! Not much you can do when you get rattled in the dark, except hop up and down, flailing your arms wildly like a kid playing Peter Pan. Best you can hope is the snake thinks you are some kind of deranged jackalope or something. I was wearing my headlamp, which probably only made me an easier target to strike at. But it did make me feel better.
Not sure of the mileage, 3 sounds good. It did take me awhile to get down, and thats with enough adrenaline pumping to jumpstart roadkill. Looking forward to hiking this again.
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A true outdoorsman, when treed by a bear, sits back and enjoys the view.

Lost? Hell, I ain't never been lost. But I have been a mite confused for a week or two.
-The Mountain Men
Aug 26 2006
amcole6
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 Photos 19
 Triplogs 13

65 female
 Joined May 15 2008
 Tucson, Arizona
Babad Do'agTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 26 2006
amcole6
Hiking2.00 Miles
Hiking2.00 Miles
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keepmoving
Went up to meet my son on this trail since he had seen desert tortoise and I never had. Of course, by the time I met up with him, the tortoise was gone. But nice hike, beautiful views from the top of the ridges as the storm blew in and worried us that it would overcome us and we would get stabbed by lightening. Quiet, peaceful. Came back down in the dark and surprised a rattler on a boulder right on the side of the trail about hip height..that guy was MAD! But very beautiful. Nice hike. Need to try again so I get to see the tortoise!
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Aug 23 2006
keepmoving
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 Guides 34
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35 male
 Joined Aug 16 2006
 Portland, OR
Babad Do'agTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Aug 23 2006
keepmoving
Hiking4.20 Miles 1,100 AEG
Hiking4.20 Miles   2 Hrs   6 Mns   2.00 mph
1,100 ft AEG
 no routes
Linked none no linked trail guides
Partners none no partners
Decided to do a short hike/jog and headed up the trail in the evening and didnt bother to bring my camera. Spotted a desert tortoise perched on a rock right next to the trail on my way up, took some pictures with my camera phone, and continued on to the top. Couldnt find the tortoise on the way back down (probaly spent a good 30 to 45 minutes looking for him) and encountered a rattlesnake sitting on the edge of the trail near the highway. Also saw another red, black, and white colored snake in the bushes while searching for the tortoise.
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Nov 20 2005
fricknaley
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46 male
 Joined Jun 20 2003
 Tucson, AZ
Babad Do'agTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Nov 20 2005
fricknaley
Hiking4.20 Miles 1,100 AEG
Hiking4.20 Miles   1 Hour   45 Mns   2.40 mph
1,100 ft AEG
 
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