Abscraps: Tilting at Windmills LbNA # 52475
|Placed Date||Mar 14 2010|
|Last Update||Jan 30 2015|
All readings are magnetic.
Tucson Mountain Park was established April 1929. The Pima County Parks Commission, with C. B. Brown as its chairman, was established to oversee the park. At approximately 20,000 acres, the park is one of the largest natural resource areas owned and managed by a local government in the U.S. The park has approximately 62 miles of non-motorized shared-use trials. The park’s trails are open to hikers, equestrians, and mountain bikers, and provide a wide range of outstanding experiences, including technical challenges, and breathtaking views.
This box is located in the Robles Pass Section of the Tucson Mountain trails. The multi-use (hiking, equestrian and biking) trails are located in the area between Ajo Way and Irvington Road just west of Mission Road. Here is a link to the trail map of the area: http://www.pima.gov/nrpr/parks/tmp/RPPA_trails_miles_letter.pdf
Take Mission Road south to Irvington Place. Turn right onto Irvington Place (Associated Dental is on NW corner) and follow until the road ends. You will see a guard rail across the road, the end of the pavement, and red diamond markers. Turn your car around and park here along the south side of the road.
WARNING: Please stay out of the washes during both rainy and monsoon times. Washes are very unsafe when it is raining and flash flooding is a very real danger in the desert. A wash may be perfectly dry one second and raging with water the next.
Locate the trail sign at the junction of Camaro Loop and Boulder Belt Trail. Take Boulder Belt trail which goes roughly north from the sign. Shortly, you will reach a switchback and will be going south. You will reach another switchback and be going north again. There is a short fish-hook cactus here. Continue up the trail until you see a saguaro on the right side of trails with the following characteristics: chopped off at top, 3 shoots (one has a top-knot) growing from top of stump, large arm pointing down and to the right, and small arm on left pointing up. Stand on the large rock uphill behind the saguaro. At 60* locate a tilted rock about 4 steps away. The box is in a cranny behind the tilted rock.
Please be careful of things that bite and sting and stick you. This is Arizona after all; nothing here in the wild is cute, soft or cuddly. Not recommended at high noon in the middle of summer. Bring plenty of water regardless of the season. Please double bag and rehide the box well.