Baqash Was In Az LbNA # 60498
|Placed Date||Jan 14 2012|
|Found By||Kitty walker|
|Last Found||Mar 7 2014|
|Hike Distance||1-2 mi||active|
Last of this series.
1 of 2 at HoneyBee Canyon North Trail
about 2 miles round trip.
You are walking in a wash so it is like walking in coarse beach sand.
Trail runs basically N/S so there is some shade in the early morning and later afternoon.
To get to the trail head. Go to the parking for HoneyBee park in Rancho Vistoso. It is about equidistant from both Oracle and Tangerine.
Coming from Tangerine, go 3.0 miles and turn right into the parking at the sign that says park entrance.
Coming from Oracle, go 3.1 miles. You will see the entrance on your left. Go until you can make a U-Turn and come back to the entrance.
When leaving the park you can go right to oracle or go right to the first U-Turn to get back to Tangerine.
To the box:
Take the North Trail
From the parking lot follow the railed sidewalk down toward the bathrooms and ramada. BEFORE you get as far as the bathrooms, go right onto a dirt trail. A sign marks it saying: "Caution Nature Area. Use Recreation Area at your own risk," etc. etc. Follow this trail around to the right and the wash. At the wash go north under the Rancho Vistoso bridge.
After finding the SPIRIT MUSIC.
Go back to the broken wall.
Continue 200 steps (short to average person) to a rock formation that could be a very large chair. Large enough to lounge on.
A Sacred Clown used to live above near all those prickly pears but a pack rat took over his home.
Cross the wash to skeletal remains with a cave at its feet. NW side of tree NW of skeletal remains.
As always watch out for things that poke, bite, or sting. NO JOKE!
Take enough water for your and your company. Box may not be available during monsoon/flash flood season.
Please note that there is no room for hitch hikers. Please do not try to force one in the box or it will not seal properly and will leak.
When you return to the ramada, enjoy a snack or lunch in the shade while you rest from your exertions.
Hike Length: 2.0 miles