Clutch the Hutch, Hutch's Pools, Water Hike, 9am Tram Ride, 8 miles RT Hike

Get ready for an adventure:

 

Timing is key thing here.  If you are running late, you could miss the tram, forewarning.

 

We are headed to Sabino Canyon in Tucson.  The Sabino Canyon Tour Center.

 

Well, here we go for July's Water Hike:  This will be an 8 mile Round Trip hike.  Yes it will be hot.  Undeniably.  However, I am not going to hike here in the Winter time and not be able to swim.  This is a popular local spot for swimming.  Only way to beat the crowds is to show up BEFORE the first tram.  It will be $8.00 per person for a tram ride.  Bring Cash.  BRING CASH.

 

Oh, it is also $5.00 to enter the park.  CAR POOL.  Parking will be a problem.

 

There will be cliff jumping and swimming.  This is optional.  You do not have to either if you do not wish to.

 

The tram is also optional, but if you wish to boycott the tram, you will add an extra 8 miles, making it 16 miles.  Good luck with that.

 

We will take the tram to Shuttle stop # 9 from the Sabino Canyon Trail Tram.

 

We will need to be at the tram station at 8:30am.  Which means we will have to leave Cracker Barrel at 6:30am.  Which means we will need to have a meetup time of 6:00am.  We wait 15 minutes, and then go over safety details, and depart on the dot at 6:30am.  Please go to the bathroom and fill up with gas BEFORE you come there.  Please note, that if you have to stop to pee or fill up for gas, you may miss the tram ride or not get a ticket, as the tram will fill up quickly.

 

They have bathrooms at the tram ticket counter.  So go to the bathroom between 6:00 - 6:15am, then hold your bladder until we arrive on site.

 

Bring a minimum of 5 liters of water.  It will be HOT.  IT WILL BE HOT.  Did you hear me?  It will be Extremely hot.

 

You should be a great physical condition to do this hike at this time of the year.  Be prepared to be in the Sun for 10 hours.  You will be cooked by the time we are done.

 

But this is an Arizona Water Hiking destination, and must be placed on the bucket list.

 

http://hikearizona.com/decoder.php?ZTN=236

 

http://www.sabinocanyon.com/trail_sc_hf.php

 

http://hikearizona.com/photo.php?ZIP=11500

 

We will spend about an hour at the pools.

 

Get some.

 

 

 

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  • Eric K.

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    July 14, 2013

  • Eric K.

    July 14, 2013

  • Ken H

    One of the best summer/heat hikes/ with water out there.

    1 · July 13, 2013

  • Eric K.

    Very Cool Refreshing Water running in the middle of the desert in the middle of Summer. That's hard to beat. Awesome day of fun.

    1 · July 13, 2013

  • Johnny

    Be there about 6:15

    July 13, 2013

  • Joe H.

    Thanks, Eric!

    July 12, 2013

  • Eric K.

    As a reminder, I have Dwight, Stacy, Joe, and Brian M in my truck. $20.00 a person for gas, which will include the entrance fee.

    July 9, 2013

    • Jen G

      Stacy I'm pretty sure it includes all the lewd comments, inappropriate jokes and random smells. Represent the girls well for me! :)

      July 12, 2013

    • Eric K.

      OMG, that's funny right there.

      1 · July 12, 2013

  • Ivanka

    Ken I will be at Cracker Barrel and need a ride, ... and the weather is wonderful

    July 12, 2013

  • Ken H

    HEY.. Jen bailed so I have room for 4-5 comfortably.....Colt...your in..Anyone else who wants to jump in at Cracker Barrel is welcome.. The Pilot can seat 8...but 4-6 would be perfect with gear...bring your iPod and you can hookup your fav tunes.. we can play name that tune ;] Gotta small ice chest too.. can't wait to hit the water at the top...

    July 12, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Ken, I would appreciate a lift from Cracker Barrel if you still have a few open seats!

    July 12, 2013

  • Eric K.

    FYI: Reminder, Cash only for the Tram, $8.00. Also, no animals of any kind are allowed in this area. Therefore no dogs are allowed.

    July 12, 2013

  • Ken H

    Hey, all. Space has opened up in my Pilot. 2 maybe 3 have bailed, so I can easily handle 2-3 more...Jen is teetering on whether to go...I am leaving from Arrowhead area.. I will save spots if you want to meet at Cracker-B Let me know...I don't charge as much as Eric! But, his entertainment is better...

    2 · July 11, 2013

    • Eric K.

      Bummer Ken..... last minute drops. Frustrating. There will be plenty of peeps to pile into your vehicle from cracker barrel. no worries bro, you should be filled up......

      July 11, 2013

  • Laura H.

    Hey Eric! So sorry......but I have to miss out on this adventure! Got a friend coming in from out of town next weekend. But.....am SO looking forward to the next TLC gig......the Hanging Gardens canyoneering adventure!!! Wow.....that'll be absolutely amazing and so much fun!!! So everyone.... have fun......be safe.....and as always.....I'll be waiting for all the pics!! See ya again soon! :) Laura

    July 7, 2013

    • Eric K.

      Laura, just bring your friend along. It's only 8 miles. Plus there is limited water hikes this season, and you are missing another one.......

      July 11, 2013

  • Ken H

    Hey...Westside carpool ..Jen and Laura..I will take my pilot..we can get 5-6 folks in easily with gear...max of 8, but that's a little crowded with gear, but doable... probably depart from AJz. and...since Peter can't go someone else has to volunteer to hang out the moon-roof for photo-ops! ;]

    1 · July 6, 2013

    • Laura H.

      Hey Ken!! I would love to sub for Peter and get some great shots out the moon-roof for everyone....Sounds like a blast!!! :) However.....I have a friend coming in from out of town......and will not be able to make it for this gig. :(

      July 7, 2013

    • Eric K.

      Just bring your friend along Laura, it's only a small 8 mile hike.

      July 11, 2013

  • Blair

    Have fun! In refreshingly cool SFO.

    July 10, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Eric
    still have room in your truck?
    Dave

    July 9, 2013

    • Eric K.

      Sorry Dave, I am booked at capacity. If one of the four change their RSVP or No-Show, you can have first-dibs.

      July 9, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    So bummed can't make it, have to work on Sat.:( have fun you all!!

    July 8, 2013

  • Brian

    Eric do you still a a seat available? Thanks,Brian

    July 7, 2013

    • Eric K.

      Sorry Brian, I do not. All filled up.

      July 7, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Awesome Ken...I will catch bugs as I hang out window taking pics of Eric!
    Thank you Ken

    1 · July 6, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Training for Colorado, need to be on Humphrey's this weekend.

    July 5, 2013

  • Laura H.

    Hey looking forward to this hike and another great day with everyone at TLC!!! Forming the wild west siders car pool gang......who's in??? LOL!!! :)

    June 28, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      laura...I can drive

      July 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hey Eric you have a spot for me in your truck?

    June 29, 2013

    • Eric K.

      Yeah, that's cool Dwight. $20 a person for gas.

      June 30, 2013

  • Jen G

    Not allowed to do this much physical activity yet, especially in the heat! Sorry :(

    June 29, 2013

  • Jen G

    My spot in Eric's truck is open since I can't go in case anyone is interested :(

    June 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    I'm super excited for this hike!

    June 27, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    out of town

    June 25, 2013

  • tony

    Will be out of town.

    June 24, 2013

  • Eric K.

    you got it Brian. It's, Jen, Stacy, Joe and Brian in my truck

    June 24, 2013

  • Brian M

    If you have room, I'll drive down with you...

    June 23, 2013

  • Eric K.

    June 23, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to it.

    1 · June 20, 2013

  • Stacy

    Hi Eric. If you have room, please put me next to Jen. Thnx!!

    June 10, 2013

    • Eric K.

      Yes, You got it Stacy!

      June 10, 2013

  • Eric K.

    Hi Shannon. Thanks for the tip. I called down and spoke to Kelly at the Ranger station. That trail is closed today and tomorrow only. They are chasing the mountain lions to higher territory. Intel is always welcomed.

    June 5, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Hi Eric, the trail to Hutch's Pool is currently closed due to Mountain Lion activity. Check to make sure your trail is open by July 13th...

    June 5, 2013

    • Eric K.

      Hi Shannon. Thanks for the tip. I called down and spoke to Kelly at the Ranger station. That trail is closed today and tomorrow only. They are chasing the mountain lions to higher territory. Intel is always welcomed.

      June 5, 2013

  • Joe H.

    Eric, do you have another seat available?

    May 13, 2013

  • Jen G

    Eric- can I get my spot in your truck?

    May 11, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Michelle is a friend of mine....she is in fact, very responsible for herself....she hiked Thunderbird once, and I think she even made it up Pinnacle Peak once too. She sometimes can be so responsible she will take responsibility for me!!!

    April 29, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Michelle is going on the hike...she is a blast...

    April 29, 2013

  • Eric K.

    FYI: Dogs are not permitted in this area.

    April 19, 2013

  • Laura H.

    Awesome....I'm in!!!

    April 18, 2013

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