Tag Archive: Coronado National Forest

A Hike in the Santa Catalina Mountains and an Inadequate Introduction to Chiricahua National Monument

The combination of government shutdown and uncharacteristically poor weather that had steered us to Picacho Peak State Park had the additional benefit of allowing us to stop in Tucson where we were able… Continue reading

Hiking in the Santa Rita Mountains and at Patagonia Lake, plus a Tour of the Mission Copper Mine

After our visit with Tom’s daughter and family in Orange County ended we had about 5 days in which to travel to Las Cruces, New Mexico for the start of our Habitat build… Continue reading

Hiking in Coronado National Forest and Driving the Catalina Highway

I like the desert well enough – and I’m actually quite fond of high desert with it’s pinyon and juniper and rock – but there’s only so much low desert exploring I care… Continue reading