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Dogs pose a threat to bighorn sheep survival

Dogs pose a threat to bighorn sheep survival

Hikers have been seen with dogs in banned areas.

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New trails at Arthur Pack Park

New trails at Arthur Pack Park

Steep, rugged, challenging trails in remote terrain have their place, but plenty of hikers prefer paths that are short, flat, easy, nearby, and still rich in natural desert beauty.

April 05, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Unauthorized trails mar Pima County parks

Unauthorized trails mar Pima County parks

Pima County parks official Kerry Baldwin remembers the phone call all too clearly.

January 29, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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New guidebook spotlights Arizona Trail

New guidebook spotlights Arizona Trail

You can hike just a few miles on the Arizona National Scenic Trail — or trek its entire length of about 817 miles from Mexico to Utah.

January 03, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Pusch Ridge: new home to bighorns

Pusch Ridge: new home to bighorns

Drive north of Tucson into Oro Valley, pull over, and peer up at rugged Pusch Ridge towering above you to the east: What you’re seeing is the past and future home of a free-roaming herd of bighorn sheep.

November 07, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Sabino Canyon reopens

Sabino Canyon reopens

Hikers, bird-watchers, picnickers — heck, just about everybody who loves the outdoors — cheered the reopening Thursday of Sabino Canyon and Saguaro National Park near Tucson.

October 18, 2013 12:00 am Video Photos

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Be prepared, watchful in exploring desert areas

Wonderlands of natural beauty and adventure await in the mountains and deserts around Tucson - but so do potential dangers.

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For those craving snow, mountains have plenty

For those craving snow, mountains have plenty

There is something quite wondrous about breaking a fresh trail - in science, in art and even in a medium as simple, and yet sublime, as new-fallen snow.

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Mint Spring hike has a flavor that's all its own

Mint Spring hike has a flavor that's all its own

Above: On Mint Spring Trail in the Catalina Mountains.

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Mint Spring hike has a flavor that's all its own

Mint Spring hike has a flavor that's all its own

Jasmine the pack donkey paused along the Mint Spring Trail to munch sweet summer grass and snatch a brief break in the bargain.

August 02, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Mint Spring hike has a flavor that's all its own

Mint Spring hike has a flavor that's all its own

A bee keeps busy on Mint Spring Trail in the Catalina Mountains.

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Mint Spring hike has a flavor that's all its own

Mint Spring hike has a flavor that's all its own

Along the Mint Spring Trail in the Catalina Mountains.

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Mint Spring hike has a flavor that's all its own

Mint Spring hike has a flavor that's all its own

on Mint Spring Trail in the Catalina Mountains on July 19, 2012. Photo by Doug Kreutz, Arizona Daily Star

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Mint Spring hike has a flavor that's all its own

Mint Spring hike has a flavor that's all its own

Left: Leigh Anne Thrasher and her donkey, Jasmine, take their time on Mint Spring Trail in the Catalina Mountains.

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One foot of water can sweep away cars, authorities warn

One foot of water can sweep away cars, authorities warn

Barbara Santa Maria and her nephew, Raul Benitez, 9, find a puddle on East Michigan Drive just perfect for a little post-storm horseplay. But downpours such as Saturday's are also a real threat to unwary motorists, children and others.

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One foot of water can sweep away cars, authorities warn

One foot of water can sweep away cars, authorities warn

Debris like this tattered mattress in the Rillito River bed could knock down someone trying to escape the current generated by one of our summer thunderstorms.

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One foot of water can sweep away cars, authorities warn

One foot of water can sweep away cars, authorities warn

A monsoon storm can cool down a desert afternoon and create shallow puddles just right for splashing.

July 15, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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