Monday, January 19, 2015

Phoneline Trail and Sabino Creek Loop Sabino Canyon, Arizona January 11, 2015

                   Foothills of the Catalina Mountains

Directions: From the University of Arizona campus take Campbell Avenue to Skyline Road. Turn right and follow this road all the way to Sabino Canyon Road. Turn left and then an immediate right.

Around 2 pm after volunteering at Pima Air and Space I arrived at Sabino Canyon for an afternoon hike. After our cold snap over the New Year the weather has been gorgeous every day I chose one of my favorite short hikes in Tucson. It is a 3.5 mile loop connecting Phoneline and Sabino Creek trails. This hike truly has it all with great views and a desert riparian area. Along Sabino Creek I had the added bonus of seeing the cottonwoods with fall foliage. I was surprised and some of these trees made for great photos. For a more detailed description please see my December 2013 post.

                             Rocky Phoneline Trail

                   Cottonwood with fall color

                     Nice light with dark clouds over the Catalina Mountains near Sabino Dam

                            Looking south from Phoneline Trail

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