Let's all throw in with the Friends of Redington Pass, pull on our hiking boots and spend a day in that high mountain passage between the Catalina and Rincon mountains. Let's take back the pass.
Officials sealed off wildcat shooting areas in Redington Pass after a recent cleanup, but vandals have damaged signs like the one above.
Rogue shooters have shot up a "Shooting Prohibited" sign on Redington Pass, and vandals smashed another sign to the ground - just weeks after an event marking a cleanup of trashed-out shooting sites.
For years, Redington Pass was a popular place for shooters, and wildcat shooting sites came to look like dumps, with assorted debris used for target practice. Shotgun shells and casings littered one such area, above. Redington is now largely cleaned up.
Almost anything was a target at one wildcat shooting site in Redington Pass. This one had a bullet-riddled computer monitor and appliances.
A cleanup of trashed-out shooting sites has been completed in Redington Pass east of Tucson - and events at the pass next weekend will highlight the many recreation opportunities there.
A Tucson man is facing second-degree murder charges in the death of his friend, who he said he helped kill herself, authorities said.
In the background, shooters leave one of the trash-filled Redington Pass areas used for target practice. The Forest Service plans to fence off the area - one of three such sites - starting this week. A new management plan also is in the works.
Josh Snapp, left, and Austin Zwick examine a bullet-riddled propane tank. They lamented the trash left by other shooters in Redington Pass.
Federal officials plan to close three unsupervised, trashed-out shooting sites in Redington Pass today and begin a cleanup.
One man was injured when he was thrown from a vehicle that went
off a cliff in Redington Pass early Saturday morning, officials