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Hutch’s Pool

Hutch’s Pool

September 6, 2012 |

by Matthew J. Nelson Nestled deep in the west fork of Sabino Canyon, Hutch’s Pool is the ultimate destination for those in search of riparian relief. The trail is long and the terrain can be arduous, but reaching the chasm of cold, dark water makes every step worthwhile. From the Sabino Canyon Recreation Area take […]

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Exploring the Peaceful Pinaleños

Exploring the Peaceful Pinaleños

September 6, 2012 |

by Matthew J. Nelson The Pinaleño Mountains are a true sky island, rising from the desert floor to Mt. Graham’s sacred summit at 10,720 feet. This mountain range is home to red squirrels, black bears and an abundance of other interesting flora and fauna. These incredibly diverse forests of fir, pine, aspen and spruce are […]

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Fossil Creek

Fossil Creek

September 6, 2012 |

by Matthew J. Nelson For millennia, Fossil Creek flowed from the limestone cliffs of the Mogollon Rim into the Verde River, creating the most diverse riparian area in Arizona. Along its 14-mile course, you’ll find 30 types of trees and shrubs, over a hundred bird species, and most of our state’s native fishes. Prolific springs […]

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An Eagle’s Nest Above the Borderlands

An Eagle’s Nest Above the Borderlands

September 6, 2012 |

by Matthew J. Nelson For those who love the diverse and dramatic topography of the borderlands, and who are interested in spotting species like jaguars and elegant trogons, there are few places that offer a Sonoran Desert experience like the Atascosa Mountains southwest of Tumacacori. Wandering among canyons, cliffs and grasslands is always an option, […]

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Sycamore Canyon

Sycamore Canyon

September 6, 2012 |

by Matthew J. Nelson Arizona is filled with natural wonders. Among the most sublime and spectacular is Sycamore Canyon, a seldom visited chasm just north of the US/Mexico border. After hiking for a mile through grasslands and oak woodland, the trail enters the canyon and almost instantly it’s easy to forget you’re in Arizona. Sycamore […]

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