Hiking Pima Canyon, October, 2012   14 comments

Hiking Pima Canyon, October, 2012 — Images by kenne

The SCVN hiking group hiked Pima Canyon last week. This is a beautiful canyon in the Santa Catalina Mountains and provides for a moderate hike up to several dams. This time of year the conditions are very dry, even more so this year.

The trail head is in the western Catalina Foothills near Pusch Ridge. The canyon is a desert riparian habitat, which also makes it good for birdwatching.

There are several Hohokam  grinding (mortar) holes located near the stream that probably flowed more freely hundreds of years ago when the Hohokam Indians were common to the Sonoran Desert. The Sabino Canyon Volunteer Naturalists share information and show children grinding holes in their program, “Back To The Past.” The gallery of photos below contain some images of grinding holes — click on any of the thumbnails for a larger view of the Pima Canyon images.


14 responses to “Hiking Pima Canyon, October, 2012

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  1. The West is sure beautiful! Is it always so sunny?


  2. Ah! The beauty of our Arizona desert canyons and mountains.


  3. Amazing!!!


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  5. Great pictures!


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  8. Reblogged this on Becoming is Superior to Being and commented:

    This Friday, I will lead the SCVN Friday Hike up the dam in Pima Canyon. Since 2012 the will be the 12th posting on hikes in this Santa Catalina Mountains canyon. — kenne


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