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Lime Falls & Kilns: Cactus Forest Trail
A hike in Saguaro National Park/Eastside from the Broadway Trailhead. This is a flat 6 mile in-and-back trail suitable for beginning and intermediate hikers. The hike is on a well maintained trail, crossing several dry, sandy washes and includes an interpretative stop at the early 20th century kilns and a short excursion up a wash to Lime Falls for snacks. Brings lots of water (2 quarts or more if you drink a lot), snacks, sunscreen, hat and hiking sticks if you have them. Camera too, since there are terrific specimens of Saguaro cacti and, no promises, but I ran across a Gila Monster there today. Dress in a few layers, since it will be chilly in the morning. I'm basing the meetup duration on a pace of 1 mile every 30 minutes with a couple of breaks. Because parking is limited at the trailhead, lets meet in the Safeway parking lot on Broadway and Houghton to carpool the short distance to the trailhead at 8:30 am. I'll be in the east end of the lot bordering Broadway in a white Chevy pickup with a black cargo cover. ***Sorry, no guests- everyone must acknowledge the waiver below*** Please note the following: • Meetup organizers are not tour guides and are not park rangers. Expect the same risks and take the same precautions you would take if you were hiking/climbing alone. You are solely responsible for your own safety and well-being. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you acknowledge, understand, accept, and agree that hiking and other outdoor activities can be dangerous and can cause serious bodily injury and possibly death. The organizers of this group and current and former members cannot be held responsible or liable in any way for the actions of any participant - including you - at any event. • All attendees participate at an event at their own risk and are solely responsible for any damage to their property, and/or any injury to themselves or their guests. • By signing up for and/or attending this Meetup event, you affirm that you understand this disclaimer, and that you knowingly and voluntarily agree not to bring any type of claim arising out of or related to this Meetup event against the organizers of this Meetup group

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Safeway Food and Drug

10380 E. Broadway · Tucson, AZ

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Our group features hikes of variable length & ability. Beginner hikes range from 2 to 4 miles, while advanced hikes may be up to 16 miles and may feature bush-wacking & rock scrambling. Beginner and moderate hikes usually are a mixed group between athletic pace and slow or moderate pace. Having fun talking, taking pictures, and admiring the beautiful Sonoran desert is all part of the package deal.

Many factors determine the difficulty of a hike: mileage, terrain, elevation and pace. The hike rating scale that we have adopted is:

A - Extreme: no limit for distance or elevation
B - Advanced: maximum 16 miles or 3000' gain
C - Intermediate: maximum 8 miles or 1500' gain
D - Beginner: maximum 4 miles or 500' gain

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