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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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Friends group at Catalina State Park starts saguaro-adoption program

Friends group at Catalina State Park starts saguaro-adoption program

Some people pay money to “adopt” stars far out in the galaxy. Others pony up dollars to adopt wolves in support of conservation. Now — here in cactus-studded Southern Arizona — you’re invited to adopt a saguaro.

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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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Hike off that holiday feast

Hike off that holiday feast

Perhaps your Christmas feast will consist of a few leafy greens, a small serving of tofu and a glass of spring water. Good for you.

December 23, 2013 1:00 pm Photos

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Hike off that Thanksgiving feast

Hike off that Thanksgiving feast

Perhaps your Thanksgiving feast consisted of a few leafy greens, a small serving of tofu and a glass of spring water. Good for you.

November 29, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Fed shutdown closes Madera Canyon

Fed shutdown closes Madera Canyon

Popular Madera Canyon is the latest victim of the federal government’s partial shutdown.

October 11, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Shutdown effects in Tucson

Shutdown effects in Tucson

Nature lovers in Tucson quickly felt the effects of a partial federal government shutdown Tuesday — with Saguaro National Park and other recreation sites closed indefinitely.

October 02, 2013 12:00 am Video Photos

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Horses' hooves, erosion turn trails into trenches

Horses' hooves, erosion turn trails into trenches

In Saguaro National Park East, this portion of the Garwood Trail looks more like a ditch than a pathway. Park officials are tackling the most severely rutted trails, repairing and rerouting them.

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Horses' hooves, erosion turn trails into trenches

Horses' hooves, erosion turn trails into trenches

Horses' hooves, storm runoff and natural erosion have cut trenches up to 2 feet deep in some trails at Saguaro National Park East.

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State Briefs

Fort Bragg soldier killed while sky diving

December 14, 2012 12:00 amLoading…

Josh Brodesky: City is on its way to being Bicycle Paradise

Before diving into today's column, just a quick note to say thanks.

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Madera's paved trails closing for fixes

Madera's paved trails closing for fixes

The Accessible Trails network in Madera Canyon south of Tucson - popular with hikers as well as handicapped users - will be closed for extended periods through Aug. 24.

July 17, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Madera Canyon paved trails temporarily closing for fixes

Madera Canyon paved trails temporarily closing for fixes

Steve Meeks, driving, and Luke McCurdy of Pima Paving pour rubberized tar into cracks along a section of the Accessible Trails network in Madera Canyon. The repairs on the popular trails are expected to be completed by Aug. 24.

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Fern is so 100 million years ago

Fern is so 100 million years ago

Bracken ferns are coming into their prime along trails in nearby mountain ranges, such as the Butterfly Trail in the Catalina Mountains.

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Fern is so 100 million years ago

Fern is so 100 million years ago

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Fern is so 100 million years ago

Fern is so 100 million years ago

Hybrid flower species developed in recent years bring a fresh new look to many Tucson gardens this spring.

June 05, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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