Abscraps: Psychedelic Teepee LbNA # 63980
|Placed Date||Feb 9 2013|
|Location||Tucson Mountain Park, Tucson, AZ|
|Found By||Kurious Jo|
|Last Found||Feb 3 2016|
|Last Edited||Jan 10 2016|
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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: Trail Map
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 you way up to the junction of Bittersweet Trail and Camaro Loop. It’s not an Old Metal mystery to locate the trail sign here. Turn right (east) onto Camaro Loop trail. From the sign, go ~100 steps following the trail as it curves to the left. Stop here. You will see a palo verde on your left and a large prickly pear (if not dead) on the right. Behind the prickly pear, 15 steps uphill, is a large rectangular 2’ x4’ rock. Behind the rock is a very prickly bush and 2 palo verdes in a line. The box is behind the rock tucked into the bush under some rocks.
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.