Sentinel Peak ("A" Mountain)

Saturday, March 25, 2017 - 10:00am

On Sat. 3/25, join the Activities team as we head to Sentinel Peak. Sentinel Peak is where Tucson gets its name from. In the Tohono O'odham language the word Cuk Ṣon [tʃʊk ʂɔːn] means "[at the] base of the black [hill]". From that word, we get the now common form "Tucson". Sentinel Peak is the "black hill" referred to in the original Tohono O'odham language. In the early 1900's University of Arizona students formed the large lettter "A" on top of the mountain and now Sentinel Peak is also commonly called "A Mountain". 

Meet in front of CESL at 10am and we'll take the SunLink streetcar to Mercado St. Agustin at the end of the tram line. Then we can hike to the top of Sentinel Peak. The height is just short of 3,000 feet, so it is not too hard of a hike. Afterwards we can get something to eat and/or do some shopping at Mercado St. Agustin. 

This activity is free to register for, but you must purchase a $4 day-pass for the streetcar (or use a bus pass if you have one). Please bring water and wear comfortable shoes for hiking. 

Registration deadline: 

Thursday, March 23, 2017 - 4:00pm


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