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

Blanco Tacos + Tequila. La Encantada Mall – Tucson.

Blanco Tacos Y Tequila

Updated December, 2013 – BLANCO Tacos + Tequila says they offer “modern Mexican fare in a casual-chic setting. Updated classics like tacos, enchiladas, and queso crisps are reinterpreted with fresh, flavorful, and unique ingredients.” That they do and they said it better than I could. Blanco is not ‘authentic’ Tucson. … 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