Abscraps: Ties to Tucson LbNA # 52477
|Placed Date||Mar 14 2010|
If you'd like all the Abscraps clues as one hike please visit this website: Abcraps Clues
All readings are magnetic.
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: Trail Map
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 trails. Continue on Camaro Loop west until you come to a clearing where multiple trails meet and there is a rock cairn in the center of a fairly flat clearing. Turn right, taking the trail (unnamed) going north but downhill.
You will pass through an ATV prevention gate and walk up and down through several washes. Trail will continue north and then loops roughly west. (If you continue to go straight (north) you will run into the houses on the south side of Old Ajo Way.) Follow the trail west around the south side of a small hill (the Stone house is on the other side of this hill) to the second ATV prevention gate. Stop at the gate and face east. Take 10 steps forward to get away from metal of poles that make up the gate. At 360* locate 3 tall thin saguaros and a Palo Verde tree with a short fat saguaro nestled in it. Walk uphill 22 steps to the Palo Verde tree. The box is under a SPOR on the north side of the tree.
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.