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  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: The El Camino del Cerro Trailhead

    September 6, 2012 4:17 PM

    TUCSON - This morning on Tucson Today, Meteorologist Jeff Beamish introduced hikers to a popular and versitale trailhead in the Tucson Mountains. The El Camino del Cerro Trailhead is home to a pair of desert hikes that branch out from the start. To the left is the moderate Sweetwater... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: The Cat Mountain Trailhead

    May 3, 2012 6:41 PM

    TUCSON - Little used, but established by Pima County, the Cat Mountain Trailhead sits on the southwest side of the Tucson Mountains. The trail goes between two rugged peaks, with Cat Mountain to the right as you approach the trailhead. Towering over the trail are several saguaro with... more »
  • Tomorrow on "Hittin' the Trails 4 You"...

    May 3, 2012 6:30 PM

    TOMORROW ON TUCSON TODAY - While temps are still tolerable, we're getting to the last few weeks of desert hikes. If you're a fan of serenity and saguaros, look no further than the Cat Mountain Trailhead. Friday on Tucson Today, Meteorologist Jeff Beamish will take us to this Tucson... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: The Starr Pass Trailhead

    March 15, 2012 7:57 PM

    TUCSON - It's a popular place for mountain bikers, but caters to the hiking crowd too. The Starr Pass Trailhead sits in the Tucson Mountains, a rock throw from Starr Pass Resort and downtown Tucson. Easy to get to, and easy to get to other trails within the... more »
  • Tomorrow on "Hittin' the Trails 4 You"...

    March 15, 2012 7:49 PM

    TOMORROW ON TUCSON TODAY - It's an easy hike close to city limits, easy to navigate and not too hard on the body. Friday morning, News 4 Tucson's Meteorologist Jeff Beamish goes "Hittin' the Trails" at the Tucson Mountain's Starr Pass Trailhead. An all-new "Hittin' the Trails 4... more »
  • Tomorrow on "Hittin' the Trails 4 You"...

    March 1, 2012 5:38 PM

    TOMORROW ON TUCSON TODAY - It's a sight hikers from all over come to see: the wildflowers in the Tucson Mountains. Friday, News 4 Tucson Meteorologist Jeff Beamish shows you the best places to go "Hittin' the Trails" to catch the Spring bloom. An all-new "Hittin' the Trails... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Jeff's 4 favorite hikes of 2011

    December 29, 2011 10:21 PM

    TUCSON - On this final Friday of the year, we're looking back in "Hittin' the Trails 4 You". Here are Jeff's four favorite hikes of 2011. Pima Canyon Trail gave us the hiking story of the year: an Ohio woman named Kari Elkins, who trained to take a hiker... more »
  • Tomorrow on "Hittin' the Trails 4 You"...

    December 15, 2011 7:25 PM

    TOMORROW ON TUCSON TODAY - Winter means it's game on for desert hikes. The cooler temperatures have the Tucson Mountains calling, and Meteorologist Jeff Beamish answered. Friday on Tucson Today, we're "Hittin' the Trails 4 You" at the Golden Gate Trail. Catch it from 5-7 AM on News 4... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: The Golden Gate Trail

    December 15, 2011 7:23 PM

    TUCSON - Getting to the Golden Gate Trail requires starting at the David Yetman West trailhead. A half mile past the trailhead, you'll reach the clearly marked Golden Gate Trail. This same area opens up to some spectacular views, with Gates Pass to the east, the Santa Ritas south... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: The Brown Mountain Trail

    October 27, 2011 2:04 PM

    TUCSON - The Brown Mountain Trailhead starts at the Juan Santa Cruz picnic area in the Tucson Mountains. To get started on your hike, go to the southernmost point of the parking lot and walk past a cluster of picnic tables. Finding the trailhead is one challenge, but... more »
  • Tomorrow on "Hittin' the Trails 4 You"...

    October 27, 2011 12:59 PM

    TOMORROW ON TUCSON TODAY - Some people hike for the flora and fauna, while others are a sucker for sweeping views. If you're a fan of the latter, Meteorologist Jeff Beamish has a hike for you! Friday morning, Jeff takes on the Tucson Mountain's Brown Mountain Trail. Catch... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: The Sendero Esperanza Trail

    September 22, 2011 8:46 PM

    TUCSON - Its Spanish translation is "The Hope Trail", and for those hoping for a good hike look no further. The Sendero Esperanza Trail serves as a good re-introduction to the Sonoran Desert. The first mile of the trail is fairly flat and sandy, giving ample opportunity to soak... more »
  • Tomorrow on "Hittin' the Trails 4 You"...

    July 28, 2011 7:48 PM

    TOMORROW ON TUCSON TODAY - Who says the desert is brown? Thanks to Monsoon rainfall, the desert is coming to life. A perfect example of that are the Starr Pass and Explorer Trails in the Tucson Mountains. Meteorologist Jeff Beamish will take you to the "green-up", Friday from... more »
  • Hittin' the Trails 4 You: Starr Pass & Explorer Trails

    July 28, 2011 7:24 PM

    TUCSON - Thanks to Monsoon rainfall, the desert is coming to life. A perfect example of that are the Starr Pass and Explorer Trails in the Tucson Mountains. The Starr Pass Trail starts off in civilization, but quickly becomes a hiking heaven. Hikers are able to escape the city... more »

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