Wednesday, May 30, 2012

See you on the trails

As I do most weeks, I spent last Friday morning hiking one of Marana’s many trails. This time, it was the two-hour trek up Sombrero Peak, from the base to the ridge. For those of you who don’t know, Sombrero Peak is located right behind Continental Reserve.

It’s a nice hike that gets the blood flowing. You can go all the way to the top if you have the time. Either way, the views are impressive.

Marana is blessed to have several great hiking spots, many of which are in the Tortolita Mountains. My best advice for enjoying those trails is to get an early start, take plenty of water and avoid hiking alone. If you must go by yourself, make sure to take your cell phone in case you get into an emergency situation.

Heat won’t be a problem this Saturday when the Town teams with Oro Valley to hold a night hike in the Tortolitas. The 5-mile hike is held to celebrate National Trails Day and is free of charge. The hike starts at 7 p.m., so we ask that anyone who wants to come along meet in the Wild Burro Trailhead parking lot by 6:45. The trailhead is located on the grounds of the Ritz-Carlton, Dove Mountain. I have made this hike many times and can guarantee anyone who comes along will have a fantastic time.

See you on the trails.

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