From March 15-April 14, 2017 I thru-hiked the Sky Islands Traverse; a 525 mile backcountry route connecting ten “sky island” mountain ranges around southeast, Arizona. This was my fourth, and thus far, most challenging Brett Tucker route. Brett is the genius behind several quality hiking routes in the Southwest. Click HERE for more information!
It is a route intended for the incurable explorers among us, for those perhaps who’ve dabbled in these hills over the years and yearned for something more—for a way of experiencing the untamed beauty of the region in a more engrossing way, without the mind-affecting limitations that come with long road trips out from the city and a vehicle forever beckoning back at the trailhead–Brett Tucker
From here the route gets more remote, more rugged, and less defined. The Galiuros and the Santa Teresa highlight the ruggedness and the spirit of this isolated and chiseled country… Dirtmonger, Sky Islands Traverse thru-hiker, 2016
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