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Novio Springs / Butterfly Trail Rehab
September 3 @ 8:00 am - September 5 @ 4:30 pmFree
We are committed to rehabilitating the Butterfly Trail (part of the AZT wilderness bypass) near Tucson, and we need your help to do it! With support from our friends at Summit Hut and Mountain Hardwear, we are organizing a series of volunteer trail work projects to get some work done on a long-neglected segment of trail in the Santa Catalina Mountains. Just a short drive from Tucson, this beautiful area will make you feel like you’re in British Columbia.
This is a 2 night overnight backpacking opportunity. We will start our hike at the Butterfly Trailhead off of the Catalina Highway at appoximately 7,700′ and hike to Novio Spring – approximately 2.5 miles and 1,200′ elevation loss. We will work on rehabing the trail in the area of Novio Spring and perhaps work to clean out the spring box. Hiking out on the 5th will be a 2.5 mile climb with typical Sky Island steepness and scenery.
Participants will need to provide their own food and help carry in tools. This is a moderately strenuous event with a big payoff for spending time in one of the most beautiful areas of the Santa Catalina Mountains!