Romero Pools trail

12:18 p.m. on October 29, 2011 (EDT)
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On Monday the 24th a friend from Japan and I hiked from Catalina State park in the western catalina Mountain NW of Tucson along the Romero Canyon Trail to the Romero Pools. Its a 1000 foot climb at first to a pass above the canyo then back down a few hundred feet to the creek and pools.


The beginning of the hike starts out at 2800' thru a forest ofMesquite and Palo Verde trees with mixed cacti


Table Mtn 5660' along Pusch Ridge above the beginning of the trail


An Agave stalk along the way, Cathedral Peaks on horizon (point) 7592'


Ocotillo cacti and distance views  from trail


Me taken by my hiking friend, a woman I met on previous hike from Japan


Miki, the woman from Japan I met on my 7 Falls hike last week at Romero Pools


6 foot high falls at Romero Pools


Miki at the Romero Pools


Romero Pools


Falls at Romero Pools


Other pools in the area


Another view of the falls


Lower Romero Canyon looking NW

Saguaro cactus and distant mountain NW of Romero Canyon


Looking once more at Table Mountain and multi-armed Saguaro. Saguaro can take 20 years before they grow their first arm. Wonder how old that one is?

9:19 p.m. on October 29, 2011 (EDT)
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Excellent hike and pictures Gary. 

6:24 p.m. on October 30, 2011 (EDT)
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It is a nice area.

6:34 p.m. on October 30, 2011 (EDT)
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Great tr Gary. Someday I will get a chance to make my way out there. So much different than what I am use too out this way.

Glad ya had a great trip. Thanks for sharing.

7:43 p.m. on October 30, 2011 (EDT)
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Like your shorts; look  like they bomb with my Hawaiian shirts.  Or at least keep the predators at bay.


11:53 a.m. on November 4, 2011 (EDT)
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A couple shots from Romero Pools too.

6:18 p.m. on November 17, 2011 (EST)
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That's cool Gary, I would love to travel out your way sometime, maybe if the economy recovers I will be able to afford it.

This was just a dayhike right? What are the day and night temps there this time of year?

6:25 p.m. on November 17, 2011 (EST)
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Nice Trip Gary!

11:04 a.m. on November 18, 2011 (EST)
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Trouthunter asked: This was just a dayhike right? What are the day and night temps there this time of year?

Now its about 40/70 degrees. Usually gets to about 30/60 during the shortest days of the year in December. For me its like summer in Jackson Hole WY. But after a couple summers in Flagstaff it feels chilly.

Yes this was a dayhike about 5 miles round trip with an 1000 foot elevation change from Catalina State Park to a pass then over into Romero Canyon and the pools area.

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