Abscraps: The Right Angle LbNA # 63982
|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:
You can park at the trailhead on the far west side of the park on W. Irvington and make your way up the Cascabel Trail OR 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 and make your way up Sunset Pass Trail to Bittersweet. Trails are easy to high moderate to navigate and rocky in some places.
Navigate to the intersection of Cascabel and Bittersweet Trail. The trail junction between Bittersweet and Cascabel forms a small triangle (hmmm… stamp is triangular too….) of land between 3 metal signs. Look for the sign where you must be facing the west in order to read it. From this sign, locate the saguaro at 195* about 10 steps from the trail. The box is under a SPOR on the west 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.