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Greetings from Oro Valley, AZ.


Oro Valley AZ, is my home, whereas within a 5 minute drive, it’s possible to immerse oneself in the Sonoran Desert Experience.

If you have the opportunity to visit Oro Valley, AZ, there are enlightening established hiking trails and overnight camping at historic Catalina State Park, at the base of the Santa Catalina Mountains. 

Catalina State Park is rich in Native American and Frontier Settler history, as well as an abundance of wildlife.

Hydrate often and plan your hikes, to avoid heat related medical emergencies.



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Hi @Marc_OV_AZ - Welcome to the community! 

It has been great to see the valuable responses you have already posted and we're excited to hear more of your stories, expertise, and questions going forward. You'll find many other individuals here in Conversations that are passionate about the outdoors and enjoy talking about all kinds of locations, activities, tips, and more.

The photo above is stunning. Thanks for sharing it with us! You definitely seem like you're in a good spot. If people come to the community asking about the Santa Catalina Mountains, we'll be sure to tag you.

Thanks for taking the time to introduce yourself. We're happy to have you here!

At REI, we believe time outside is fundamental to a life well lived.

@Marc_OV_AZ welcome! I lived in Tucson/Phoenix for several years before moving to Uruguay where I am currently (and where I will be for the next 6 months). It is a beautiful place! Stay safe during the summer!

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Thanks bryndsharp!

You are the fortunate one, to be able to immerse yourself in Uruguayan Tango.


Argentina and Uruguay are on our Bucket List, of destination vacations, post Covid-19.