Travel & Adventure

Sweetwater Preserve Hike in Tucson

Hiking January 2022June 23, 2021Sweetwater Preserve Hike in Tucson

Within the 880-acre property, 16 interconnected trails combine for over 12 miles of non-motorized-use routes.
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City of Phoenix park ranger Samantha Nickel is uniquely qualified for taking on the crowds at some of the city’s hiking hubs. Nickel draws upon her experience in corrections, caregiving and airline bag wrangling for her current position in the city’s East Park district, which includes Camelback Mountain, Piestewa Peak, Dreamy Draw and Papago Park. Being able to work diplomatically with diverse populations in busy, physically demanding outdoor conditions comes naturally to the native Arizonan...

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There are plenty of amazing trips in this month’s 13 Southwest Summer Getaways feature (pg. 104), but if you want something a little greener, a little cooler, head to the Pacific Northwest. Katie Johnson, a proud Oregonian and communications manager for Visit Central Oregon, says the Beaver State “provides really cool vacation experiences for all types of travelers. You can have a meal on a patio, but also summit a mountain!” Johnson recommends Sunriver Resort...

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