The Bar @ Ritz Carlton Resort – Dove Mountain

In the summer of 2012, Neighbor Roy and I took off in search of the most expensive lunch in Tucson. We wanted to do our part to contribute to the under-performing Tucson economy. I am delighted to report that we found it. Or, to put it another way, they saw … Continue reading

Finger Rock Trail – Tucson North

Finger Rock

Beautiful canyon, brutal hike. 8 miles out and back. Steep. No, I mean really steep! Rock climbing near the top. This outcropping is the towering natural monument you see from the City as you look north toward the Catalina Mountains and Mt. Lemmon. Don’t do it if you’re not seriously … Continue reading

Romero Canyon To Montrose Pools Trail

Catalina St Park Picnic

The Romero Canyon Trail is located at the end of the road in Catalina State Park. Out and back, it’s about 2 fairly easy miles. If it has rained recently, there will be falls and water in the Montrose Pools. Dog on leash OK. … Continue reading

Catalina State Park Hikes

Catalina St Park Picnic

For starters in Catalina State Park, we recommend Romero Canyon to Montrose Pools. The Romero Canyon Trail (7.2 mi.) is a longer, more strenuous hikes through beautiful desert terrain and riparian canyons. It climbs to cool natural pools during the wetter months and connects with other Coronado National Forest trails. … Continue reading