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u/brien · 3 pointsr/Tucson

I don't have a specific recommendation, but I like to do the same thing and I've been using these two books to find good places to explore:

  1. Guide To Arizona Backroads & 4-Wheel-Drive Trails
  2. Arizona Trails South Region

    Both provide routes with descriptions, photos, waypoints and turn by turn callouts. Each trail has difficulty rating and in the case of the second book, there is also a remoteness rating. We typically pick a route, follow the waypoints as described in the book the first time to learn the area, and then when we go back we explore side trails and such.

    The first book has a lot of the more well known routes all are day-trip length, the second book has much more routes and much more detail. trips in that book range from a few hours to a few days long. Each trail on those books typically includes one or more pretty interesting things to see or do, we haven't been let down yet.

    If you don't have one yet, get a state land trust permit, many of the backroads and trails go on state trust land, so if a ranger finds you out there without your permit, you can get fined. It's only $15/20 per year and you can do it all online (for an extra $1) by going here:

    I lied: If you've read down this far, here's a specific location that is pretty neat: There's an old gin house at the end of the trail that leads to Little Fish Canyon. That should be enough to get you to find it on google maps. satellite view might show you the structure a bit. The building is fenced in to keep the animals out, you can undo the fence on the north side to get through, just make sure to connect it back up when you are done. You can open window covers to peek in and get a better look, but make sure you close it all back up when you are done. do NOT enter the building, that might get you in trouble. All around those trails are a number of mines as well. most (all?) are sealed with gates to protect the bats, but still kind cool to look in.

    If you are on Facebook, search for "Tucson Jeeps" group and join it. People there are organizing runs all the time. Some of the trails are difficult and/or remote enough that you'll definitely want to go with others just in case.

    EDIT: oh, and about the cows, don't worry about driving through the cows, just take it slow and quiet. they WILL move out of the way before you bump them. I never really knew what to do until I ran across a huge herd being walked right down the middle of a highway once. The rancher was like "You don't have to stop, just keep driving, they'll move!"
u/fingledongle · 3 pointsr/Tucson

Not a govt program but look up Brad Lancaster. I took a class with him once at UofA. He builds rainwater harvesting systems and has worked with the city on a lot of stuff improving neighborhoods to be more sustainable. My class did a tour of his little eco home around university that runs 100% off rainwater and solar year-round. Guy had a rainwater shower and a full washing machine in his front yard that ran off into the garden haha.

I still refer back to the textbook from class, amazing resource

u/Beard_o_Bees · 14 pointsr/Tucson

'Sporting Houses' and saloons galore. Conveniently close to the Mexican Army barracks.

Tucson must have been a pretty wild place in those times. I'd love to have a good print of this.

Edit: So I wanted to know more about George Hand, the maker of this map. Apparently he kept a detailed daily journal which ended up being many volumes in length. The contents have been microfilmed. Based on those diaries is this book:

I really want to read it, but $46.00 seems a bit steep.

u/toyotaviejo · 3 pointsr/Tucson

I found a couple more references, will post them here for historical purposes. If Tucson really was the first, then that is truly noteworthy.

1 - Another newspaper article.

2 - Yet another article.

3 - A photo from the local paper.

4 - 2015 Obituary for one of the owners.

5 - Pat McGee the skater who was there for the grand opening, still living.

6 - This book here also mentions the park and its owners and has the wrong address of 2169 E Speedway.

It would be interesting to hear from anyone who remembers this place and might have some more pictures. I wonder how long it was in business.

u/xeriscaped · 1 pointr/Tucson

The best book about how to lift in my opinion.

The New Rules

You may be able to borrow it from the library.

u/driving26inorovalley · 5 pointsr/Tucson

Forager here. One of my most rewarding hobbies, starting with several years of "Arizona" units in school where we learned about mesquite flour, using nopal fruits, and how to get by if you get lost in the desert; the great Willy Whitefeather ( even paid us a visit. I'm out of practice in the Sonoran Desert, but have picked up John Slattery's book to get reacquainted:

u/spellingace91 · 2 pointsr/Tucson

I bought Tucson: The Life and Times of an American City when I first moved here and it's a really good read.

u/theletterV · 2 pointsr/Tucson

That's a decent place to start for local trails. There's also a good book that you can find at any recreation store around here:

u/Schneider28mm · 2 pointsr/Tucson

It's a wild story and ultimately, Michael Madsen (aka Mr. Blonde) helped my movie get distribution and in front of the audience. It's also available here on Amazon -

u/C3PO1Fan · 1 pointr/Tucson

I got this on Kindle . . . I ended up having to read it on an ipad instead of kindle though because it has a lot of pictures.

I went up some of the coronado mountains (the entry way was near Nogales) and I somehow ended up navigating to the 83 in a PT Cruiser. So maybe I can try the Ruby Path.

Maybe I should start Geocaching so I have a better reason to go to these places.

u/saguarro_you_today · 1 pointr/Tucson

This book has gps, maps, trail ratings, detailed descriptions, etc, for southern arizona off-roading: Arizona Trails Southern Region
This one is good, too:
Arizona backroads and 4-wheel drive trails

Both have helpful notes on difficulty/obstacles, as well as notes on whether or not there's a lot of brush to scratch up your paint...

And... Charoleau Gap is pretty exciting, but there's no trouble you can't back straight out of if you don't like it...

u/silver-saguaro · 1 pointr/Tucson

There is a Dr. in town who wrote a book about self pay medicine.

I have not yet read the book (intend on doing so) and I have not been to his practice. I have no idea if he is cheap or not.

u/cathredal · 7 pointsr/Tucson

I do long runs up there and camp nearly every weekend... I just bring a solar shower and put it on my dashboard or hood of my car, hose off afterwards... It's one of these, you can get them at Miller Surplus for 10 bucks or something:

Edit: forgot to mention, there's also an ice cold spring just down the way from the Mt. Lemmon fire lookout. Take the Mt. Lemmon trail west from summit, stay R/straight at fork for Lookout trail, you'll see a metal building on your right, pipe sticking out of the hillside offtrail to the left -- flows hard year around. Maybe .2 miles total from parking area.

u/salty-maven · 3 pointsr/Tucson

I have the same problem with the low humidity: asthma, allergies, nose bleeds. We don't have a whole house humidifier so I use a combination of a Honeywell console humidifier and a Mabis Steam Inhaler. I keep them in whatever room I'm in.

They will go bad quickly with tap water so I bought a tabletop distiller. I put the water through a Brita filter first, then I distill it, and I use that in the humidifiers.

I use a little EVOO in my nostrils, especially at night.

Some of us just don't do well with low humidity. It's an ongoing battle.