7. May 2013 03:52
TUCSON (KGUN9-TV) - They go hiking without water.
They wear sandals to Sabino Canyon.
And when the worst happens, it's the taxpayers who pony up the dough.
Here in Arizona, we have a 'Stupid Motorist Law'. It says, if you bypass a barrier and floor it into a flooded wash, you have to pay for part of your rescue.
Now some are asking, is it time to hold hikers to that same 'stupid' standard? More...
16. March 2012 02:52
by sam mcclung
8. February 2012 09:23
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12. January 2012 08:29
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23. November 2011 13:19
New website for Glacier National Park
Louisville, Ky. (November 2011) – Just in time for the arrival of the vacation planning season, www.HikinginGlacier.com launched a new website today that gives hikers interested in Glacier National Park a robust source of trail information at their fingertips.
HikinginGlacier.com offers detailed information on more than 60 trails, including trail descriptions, key features, pictures, maps, elevation profiles and more. Additionally, the site is organized to make it easier for hikers to compare and choose trails that best suit their hiking preferences. Before the launch of HikinginGlacier.com, hikers had difficulty finding web-based trail information for Glacier National Park. Most existing sites list only a handful of the most popular trails, and provide only limited information without regard to individual hikers’ skill level or preferences. More...
8. June 2011 14:11
The Thursday night Sabino Canyon group is going to do the Rillito River Walk tomorrow. We are meeting in the parking area off of Swan, on the west side, and north of the wash (which is north of Ft. Lowell). We are meeting at 6:30 p.m.
20. March 2011 12:31
The hiking trails of the Coronado National Forest sky islands offer near unmatched variety. Elevation determines not only the air temperature, with lowlands warmer than highlands, but also the types of plants and animals encountered. The warm climate and desert plants for which Arizona is known occur only at lower elevations, while pine, fir, and spruce cover the highest mountain tops, with grasslands and oak woodlands between.
Hikers can explore the desert lowlands during the winter, then come back in summer to wander through cool high-elevation Ponderosa pine forest during the summer months.
Or consider starting in the towering pines of a mountain summit and walking downhill to finish among giant saguaro cactus on the desert floor -- all in a single day hike.
The following is a list of hiking Trails on the Coronado National Forest. Basic information is shown. For further information, click on the trail name to get a detailed description.
Source = Coronado National Forest
20. March 2011 11:05
Have you checked out the new hiking photos submitted by members posted today in the SAHC Gallery.
18. January 2011 14:05
by Jim Terlep
CHIRICAHUA NATIONAL MONUMENT
Lost Hiker Found After Intensive Evening Search
With National Park Service employees taking the lead, 30 searchers from four agencies and the crew of an infrared-equipped helicopter searched for four-and-a-half hours on the evening of Monday, January 3rd, before rescuing an unprepared woman from below freezing temperatures and a night out in the wilderness. More...
26. December 2010 02:32
Some hikes are hard. Forget all about them for today. Forget the long, steep, rugged, remote trails that lure hikers who seek a grand challenge in the wilds of Southern Arizona.
Sometimes you just want to take a nice walk - a short but invigorating hike on a gently graded trail making its easygoing way through splendid scenery.
A fair number of trails around Tucson fill the bill - serving up great views without requiring the stamina of a Navy SEAL.
Savvy hikers also find that even some of our toughest trails offer no-sweat walking for the first mile or two. More...