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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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Mar 14 2015
MyRudy
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22 male
 Joined Apr 23 2012
 Tucson, AZ
Babad Do'agTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
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MyRudy
Hiking4.70 Miles 1,430 AEG
Hiking4.70 Miles   2 Hrs   40 Mns   2.27 mph
1,430 ft AEG      36 Mns Break
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Pivo
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 Joined Mar 01 2009
 Tucson, AZ
Babad Do'agTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
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Pivo
Hiking4.70 Miles 1,430 AEG
Hiking4.70 Miles   1 Hour   30 Mns   3.13 mph
1,430 ft AEG15 LBS Pack
 
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Joseph and I went off looking for wildflowers this morning. In wet years this trail has been wonderful; perhaps a little too early today. There were some, next week it should be much better.
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Dec 19 2014
GrottoGirl
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46 female
 Joined Sep 18 2009
 Tucson, AZ
Babad Do'agTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
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GrottoGirl
Hiking4.70 Miles 1,430 AEG
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Amy and I took Tugger on a hike!
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Sep 08 2014
PrestonSands
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44 male
 Joined Apr 12 2004
 Oro Valley, AZ
Babad Do'agTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Sep 08 2014
PrestonSands
Hiking4.70 Miles 1,430 AEG
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Super humid and wet after heavy rains earlier in the day.
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Aug 22 2014
PrestonSands
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 Oro Valley, AZ
Babad Do'agTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
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PrestonSands
Hiking4.70 Miles 1,430 AEG
Hiking4.70 Miles   1 Hour   40 Mns   3.13 mph
1,430 ft AEG      10 Mns Break5 LBS Pack
 
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An evening hike after work. The hillsides were green from heavy rain of recent and flowers were on display. Almost stepped on a black tailed rattlesnake before jumping backward to avoid it.
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Apr 19 2014
GrottoGirl
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46 female
 Joined Sep 18 2009
 Tucson, AZ
Soldier and Babad Do'ag Loop, AZ 
Soldier and Babad Do'ag Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Apr 19 2014
GrottoGirl
Hiking5.83 Miles 2,452 AEG
Hiking5.83 Miles   3 Hrs   47 Mns   2.02 mph
2,452 ft AEG      54 Mns Break30 LBS Pack
 
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Needed a nice short hike! The bushwhack part of this was surprisingly fun! I carried some extra weight to start training...
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Mar 11 2014
GrottoGirl
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46 female
 Joined Sep 18 2009
 Tucson, AZ
Babad Do'agTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
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GrottoGirl
Hiking4.70 Miles 1,430 AEG
Hiking4.70 Miles   1 Hour   16 Mns   3.71 mph
1,430 ft AEG
 
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Saw lots of flowers and two deer.
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Wildflowers Observation Substantial
Go midmorning to catch the poppies on the ridge line close to the end of the trail.
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Mar 03 2014
GrottoGirl
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 Joined Sep 18 2009
 Tucson, AZ
Babad Do'agTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
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GrottoGirl
Hiking4.70 Miles 1,430 AEG
Hiking4.70 Miles
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Hiking before flying is recommended!
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Feb 27 2014
camiles
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47 male
 Joined Feb 19 2012
 Tucson, AZ
Babad Do'agTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
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camiles
Hiking4.70 Miles 1,430 AEG
Hiking4.70 Miles   1 Hour   56 Mns   2.43 mph
1,430 ft AEG
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Enjoyed the trail - love the short little section of ridge over to the end of trail sign! Couldn't see any water in the canyon from the trail... On the way back I made time to hike the obvious spur up to Point 4780 - pretty spot.

Pictures: http://www.flickr.com/photos/cmiles/sets/72157641638584274/
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Dec 03 2013
PrestonSands
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 Joined Apr 12 2004
 Oro Valley, AZ
Babad Do'agTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
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PrestonSands
Hiking2.50 Miles 800 AEG
Hiking2.50 Miles
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After work exercise
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Aug 27 2013
markthurman53
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68 male
 Joined Jun 27 2015
 Tucson, Arizona
Soldier Trail Babad Do'ag Loop, AZ 
Soldier Trail Babad Do'ag Loop, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Aug 27 2013
markthurman53
Hiking9.50 Miles 2,323 AEG
Hiking9.50 Miles   4 Hrs   27 Mns   2.63 mph
2,323 ft AEG      50 Mns Break15 LBS Pack
 
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The Soldier and Babad Do'ag trails were just trails I passed on the many times I went up to Mount Lemmon to more interesting places. I finally decided check out these trails but they weren't long enough on their own so I combined a few. Soldier Trail with a short Spur trail to Bug Springs Trail and then the babad Do'ag Trail from the Soldier Trail via a little cross country route. I started really early in the morning since this was August and no place to be in the summer. The Soldier Trail starts out really really steep for about 1.3 miles then levels out for a bit before a more normal short climb. After 2.6 miles the trail ends at Gordon Hirabayashi Camp. Interesting place with history, the reason Soldier trail is here, Sycamore Reservoir and Dam, along with a lot of other structures in the area. From here I took a short spur trail to Bug Spring Trail Head at the Catalina Highway. I will head back the way I came except, I will take a route to Babad Do'ag Trail from Soldier trail across a saddle to the east of the trail (About .4 miles from Gordon Hirabayasi Camp). The Trail end for Babad Do'ag consists of a sign that says "End of Trail" nothing else here kind of a non descriptive place. There is a view toward Tucson but I wouldn't hike the 3.5 miles just for the view, there must be more here I just wasn't seeing it. On the route back there are some views down into Molino Canyon along the Catalina Highway and also what would be a water fall if there was water, called Babad Do'ag Falls. While I thought this last part of the hike was a little mundane I have to remember what I go hiking for, to see new places and enjoy the outdoors. I Did see views of Molino Canyon I have never seen before and now as I zip by these two trails along the Catalina Highway I won't have to say "I wonder what' up there".
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Feb 22 2013
sirena
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47 female
 Joined Feb 12 2008
 Tucson, AZ
Babad Do'ag DrainageTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
Hiking avatar Feb 22 2013
sirena
Hiking4.60 Miles 1,300 AEG
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You'd never know that such a pretty little drainage is right under your nose when driving up the Catalina Highway! Wendy and I were in the mood for a half-day canyon scramble and this was just perfect.

The drainage immediately gets interesting once you cross the guardrail, with large slabs of gneiss and boulders. It's a giant scrambling playground and we stayed in the drainage the whole time. There was one dry fall in particular that was pretty cool with a large chockstone slab to crawl under. Every turn of the canyon revealed something new.

We were looking for the swimming holes and found several large areas that had been dammed up, but they looked like they had been silted in. Still might be worth it to come back and check if the drainage was flowing for summertime floatie fun.

There was a large multi-tiered waterfall with a trickle and the drainage opened up again. We saw the most monstrous cholla on the planet. This thing was massive. The drainage had a couple of junipers, which made me :D

Eventually the drainage opened up into a basin and we took a break. Wendy had a special birthday surprise for me- hot cocoa and Choco Cakes! It was a perfect treat. We chose a ridgeline and bushwhacked up to the trail for our hike out. An amazing waterfall came into view at the top of the basin. Unfortunately, it was just a trickle. The views of the snowy Rincons were spectacular as we reached the ridgeline.

We hiked over to the strangely-placed "end of trail" sign and back down the trail. As we were descending, the first poppy of the year was spotted! And then we realized that the whole hillside was covered with them, but they had closed for the night. There was much dancing around and rejoicing- what is it about little colored plants that makes us so giddy?

I enjoyed the views from the trail, neither of us had been on it before. Doing the loop was a great way to tick another one off the ever-dwindling Catalinas list.
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Feb 22 2013
writelots
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48 female
 Joined Nov 22 2005
 Tucson, AZ
Babad Do'ag DrainageTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
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writelots
Hiking4.27 Miles 1,220 AEG
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A quick outing with my good friend Sirena on a Friday afternoon. We parked at the Babad Do'ag vista, crossed the highway and traced back to the drainage just down the road. This is a peach of a drainage, with lots of huge boulders and beautiful rock walls. We scrambled up at what felt like a glacial pace having so much fun that it didn't matter one bit. As this was Sirena's delayed birthday hike with me, I had brought a special treat: hot coco to enjoy with some cookies trailside. The description by Imike is right on target...

The large waterfall at the top of the hike is a beauty - but I can't even imagine the kind of water that would be necessary to get it really going. From the small pools we saw in the canyon below, I think that ascending this way would be quite difficult with that kind of flow. The trail, however, is also quite lovely and ends just past the waterfall.

I think if you were going to keep traveling off-trail up and loop down with Soldier (as we were contemplating for another trip), it might be easiest to pull out of Babad Do'ag before the basin and head over the pass before the big waterfall to avoid having to climb the last bit on the trail.

I brought my camera, but alas the memory card was still in my computer at home. Sigh.
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Wildflowers Observation Isolated
Saw the first poppies on the hillsides next to the trail
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Dec 29 2012
dae129
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44 male
 Joined Dec 19 2012
 Tucson, AZ
Babad Do'agTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
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dae129
Hiking2.00 Miles 1,430 AEG
Hiking2.00 Miles   1 Hour   40 Mns   1.60 mph
1,430 ft AEG      25 Mns Break35 LBS Pack
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Nice hike with family (kids ages 6, 4, and 2).
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Nov 11 2012
GrottoGirl
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46 female
 Joined Sep 18 2009
 Tucson, AZ
Babad Do'agTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
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GrottoGirl
Hiking4.20 Miles 1,100 AEG
Hiking4.20 Miles   3 Hrs      1.40 mph
1,100 ft AEG15 LBS Pack
 
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Did a nice hike with a friend who normally doesn't hike...
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Jul 21 2012
fricknaley
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46 male
 Joined Jun 20 2003
 Tucson, AZ
Babad Do'agTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
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fricknaley
Run/Jog4.50 Miles 1,400 AEG
Run/Jog4.50 Miles   1 Hour      4.82 mph
1,400 ft AEG      4 Mns Break
 
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in between the storms i had the smallest window to get out. basically ran this one and finished juuuust as the rain was starting up again :y:
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May 04 2012
Prabjit
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 Joined May 04 2012
 Tucson, AZ
Babad Do'agTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
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Prabjit
Hiking4.70 Miles 1,430 AEG
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Apr 10 2012
fricknaley
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46 male
 Joined Jun 20 2003
 Tucson, AZ
Babad Do'agTucson, AZ
Tucson, AZ
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fricknaley
Hiking4.70 Miles 1,430 AEG
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First time up this nice little trail in years. i forgot how pleasant it is. i'll be back more often. still some nice flowers.
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Apr 01 2012
RedwallNHops
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46 male
 Joined Dec 22 2003
 Tucson, AZ
Babad Do'ag New Extended Trail, AZ 
Babad Do'ag New Extended Trail, AZ
 
Hiking avatar Apr 01 2012
RedwallNHops
Hiking4.51 Miles 1,420 AEG
Hiking4.51 Miles   1 Hour   30 Mns   3.01 mph
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Mar 25 2012
RedwallNHops
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46 male
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 Tucson, AZ
Babad Do'ag New Extended Trail, AZ 
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RedwallNHops
Hiking4.51 Miles 1,420 AEG
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