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Video: Balmy winter day in Sabino Canyon

Video: Balmy winter day in Sabino Canyon

Don't hold your breath for silence in beautiful Sabino Canyon northeast of Tucson if you visit on a balmy winter day. Video by Doug Kreutz, th…

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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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Tucson enjoying its second autumn

Tucson enjoying its second autumn

Two months after the fall color of aspen and maple leaves faded from the mountains, Tucson is having its annual “second autumn” — with leaves …

December 25, 2013 12:00 am 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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A trail for loungers

A trail for loungers

The Rillito River Park Trail is best known as a venue for vigorous exercise, but one segment of the route caters to folks in search of somethi…

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Trails to tranquillity

Trails to tranquillity

A hike, at its bare essence, is simply a vigorous venture out of the city and into the wild — a test of legs and lungs against a backdrop of s…

December 15, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Wildlife group opposes bighorn project

A new group — Friends of Wild Animals — has been formed in Tucson to protest developments in a recent bighorn sheep reintroduction near the ci…

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Game and Fish respond to questions about bighorn, lion deaths

Game and Fish respond to questions about bighorn, lion deaths

The reintroduction of bighorn sheep to the Catalina Mountains has gotten off to a deadly and controversial start — with two bighorns killed by…

December 08, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Bighorns and mountain lions die

Bighorns and mountain lions die

Bighorn sheep and mountain lions are dying in the Catalina Mountains north of Tucson as a result of a “transplant” of 31 sheep into the range …

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2 lions, 2 sheep moved to Tucson's Catalina Mountains now dead

2 lions, 2 sheep moved to Tucson's Catalina Mountains now dead

Bighorn sheep and mountain lions are dying in the Catalina Mountains north of Tucson as a result of a "transplant" of 31 sheep into the range …

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Redington Pass cleanup

Redington Pass cleanup

Gunfire no longer echoes across once-popular shooting sites in Redington Pass, and the U.S. Forest Service plans to resume environmental clean…

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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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River park Loop gets bike stations

River park Loop gets bike stations

Some bicyclists pedaling along The Loop trail network around Tucson find themselves suddenly in need of a tire pump.

November 28, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Recent rains could benefit spring bloom

Recent rains could benefit spring bloom

Deep-soaking rains across Southern Arizona over the weekend were a “triggering” event for a possibly bountiful wildflower bloom next spring.

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Bighorn sheep captured for move to Tucson mountains

Bighorn sheep captured for move to Tucson mountains

YUMA — Wildlife officers — swooping out of the sky in helicopters and wielding net guns — snared fleet bighorn sheep in rugged mountains north…

November 17, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Get to know the Ironwood Forest

Get to know the Ironwood Forest

Ironwood Forest National Monument — home to grand stands of some of the longest-living trees in the Sonoran Desert — is little known to many T…

November 15, 2013 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 …

November 07, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Repaving creates parking woes at Sabino Canyon

Repaving creates parking woes at Sabino Canyon

Visitors to Sabino Canyon are encountering a problem when they arrive at the scenic site northeast of Tucson: a shortage of parking spaces in …

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Bighorn sheep will be on Pusch Ridge once again

Bighorn sheep will be on Pusch Ridge once again

Plans call for reintroducing bighorn sheep on rugged Pusch Ridge near Tucson in November. Video by the Star's Doug Kreutz

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Agua Caliente withers again

Agua Caliente withers again

The drought-stricken main pond at Agua Caliente Park — briefly bolstered by early summer rains — has withered again in the wake of a fizzled m…

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Agua Caliente withers again

Agua Caliente withers again

Monsoon rains briefly revived the main pond at Agua Caliente Park -- but the monsoon fizzled and the pond is now a mere puddle of its former self.

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County trail bridge leads to nowhere

County trail bridge leads to nowhere

Walkers, runners and cyclists on the popular Rillito River Park Trail encounter a rather vexing reality when they reach the trail’s passage at…

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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 Sa…

October 18, 2013 12:00 am Video Photos

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National parks reopening

National parks reopening

Hikers can once again explore the Tanque Verde Ridge Trail at Saguaro National Park East now that the federal government is back to work. Vide…

October 17, 2013 1:54 pmLoading…

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