Friday Nov 23, 2012
Carpool 7:30am, Hike 9:30am
Moderate 8 miles 1,599 elevation gain
Join me the day after Thanksgiving on this turkey/mashed potato/pumpkin pie-burning hike to a lovely pool in the Santa Catalinas! We'll take the tram to the end of the road and pick up the Sabino Canyon Trail, which starts with steep switchbacks for the first half mile. At the first signed junction, turn LEFT (remaining on the Sabino Canyon Trail) which leads upstream at a fairly level grade high above Sabino Canyon. Eventually the path drops down into Sabino Basin with another signed junction. Turn LEFT on the West Fork trail for 1.6 miles to Hutch's Pool. There are no signs to the pool, but after you cross the stream & get on the left side of the creek, watch for Cairns marking the way down to Hutch's Pool on the right! Optional lunch afterwards at Sauce Pizza & Wine, 7117 N. Oracle Rd (SWC Ina & Oracle)[masked]
Tram Ride is $8 per person CASH ONLY (It is an additional 8 miles RT if you walk)
Carpool: 7:30am Einstein Bagels 4803 E Ray Rd. #102 [masked]
Directions to Trailhead: Take I-10 South to Ina Rd (Exit 248) & turn LEFT. After 7 miles, Ina becomes E. Skyline Drive. Follow this for 2 miles and veer slightly Right on E. Sunrise Drive. Follow this about 6.2 miles to N. Sabino Canyon Rd and turn Left. The Visitor Center will be on the right. $5 ENTRY FEE PER VEHICLE. No pets allowed.
Bring: 3-4 liters water, snacks, hat, gloves, jacket, camera & $8 tram fee.