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Sabino Canyon to Hutch's Pool
Tucson
November 1, 1997
by Jeannie Van Lew
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Motorolans start their hike in Sabino Canyon.

We left the parking lot at Ray & 48 on time with a pleasant drive to Sabino Canyon with 12 hikers. We all met at the Visitor’s Center and took the Tram at 10:00 to the trail’s end and started our hike at 10:30.

The trail begins with steep switch backs for about a mile you can view the city and lower Sabino Canyon, then levels off along the top of the ridge where you can see Sabino Creek far below.

There are a few uphill, rocky spots, but the trail is a gradual easy climb and you begin along the side of the ridge down to Sabino Basin. The remainder of the hike to Hutch’s Pool is fairly level and an easy trek.

Beautiful scenery with a sky so blue it almost hurt your eyes. Stopped at a shaded spot and sat on large boulders to have our lunch and take in the breathtaking views looking at the Mexican blue oak and Arizona sycamore.

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Quiet pool in Sabino Canyon.

Arrived at Hutch’s Pool around 1:30. Some dangled their feet in the ice cold water for a few minutes, what a refreshing pause. Along the way the saw lizards, toads, and a variety of birds. Scott King managed to spot a deer on our Tram ride back to the Visitor’s Center.

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Rushing water keeps the pool refreshed.
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