Abscraps: Sing Like a Canary LbNA # 63979
|Placed Date||Feb 9 2013|
|Location||Tucson Mountain Park, Tucson, AZ|
|Found By||Martini Man |
|Last Update||Feb 2 2014 |
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
To the Box:
There is a 2-3 car, small parking area 1.9 miles west of Cholla/Ajo intersection ; it is small, hide to find on right side of Ajo. Use the 6’ culvert (NOT DURING MONSOON THOUGH) to safely cross under the road. Trails are easy to high moderate to navigate and rocky in some places.
Make your way up Sunset Pass Trail. About 0.3 up the trail you will see a sign that says “Jericho Trail Neighborhood Access ONLY.” Keep going on Sunset Pass Trail to the only place where Sunset and Bittersweet intersect. Stay on Sunset Pass Trail until you find the western-most intersection of Sunset Pass Trail and 360 Vista Trail. Take the 360 Vista Trail and hike up to the top to enjoy the 360* vista of the park. As you get towards the top you will be walking generally east, the trail will switch back to the west, and the switch back again to the generally east direction. You will come up to the ridge that flattens and broadens out with Ajo on your left and Irvington on your right. As the trail starts to slope back down you will pass a pile of large rocks on the left. Shortly after that pile, look for a tall saguaro with 4 arms on the right side of the trail. The box is hidden under some flat rocks on the south side of the saguaro.
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.