July 29th, 2016

After dark the Sonoran desert comes alive! Tarantulas tend to hunt at night, and while they are in fact a spider, they live in underground burros rather then webs.

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Gila Monster

July 28th, 2016

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Heloderma suspectum- This venomous lizard can grow up to 2 feet in length! Utilizing their powerful claws they can burrow underground for colder months. Gila monsters store fat reserves in their tail, and are the largest lizard in the United States.

These and other amazing creatures are so cool to see on a hiking or biking adventure! Let us take you out there.

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Cloudy Mornings

July 27th, 2016

001The monsoon season gives us a nice respite from our almost non-stop sunshine in the Sonoran Desert.  Cloudy mornings are a great time to get out on the trails for a hike or mountain bike ride.

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July 26th, 2016

More sunset stoke, and with 200+ days of sun in Tucson that means you can get out more to enjoy the simplicity of nature.

 

 

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July 24th, 2016

The monsoon season creates some better then usual sunrises and sunsets, the best place to catch these is from the trail!

 

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July 23rd, 2016

The Arizona Trail stretches 800 miles across the state, traveling through low desert, wilderness areas, high forests, as well as the grand canyon. This diversity in elevation means there are sections to be enjoyed at all times of the year.

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July 22nd, 2016

The Jojoba plant  ( Pronounced ho-HO-ba ) produces a small looking acorn that is used in many cosmetic products because of the  extremely close similarity it has to the natural oils of our skin. It is found growing native in the Sonoran desert, while additionally being grown commercially in the Imperial valley of  south western Arizona.

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Crested Fishhook Barrel Cactus

July 21st, 2016

Fishhook Barrel Cactus….

(Ferocactus wislizenii)

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Also known as the compass cactus due to the fact that mature cacti tend to lean to the Southwest. It also produces some amazing flowers and a beautiful bright yellow pear-shaped fruit pictured above!

Come check out the incredible Sonoran Desert with a professional outdoor guide! We offer customized outdoor adventures including guided hiking, guided biking and bicycle rentals!

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July 20th, 2016

Brown Mtn is one of the more technical trails in the Tucson Mtn Park area, but the views from the ridgeline are exceptional.

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Cool down…

July 19th, 2016

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This is a great time of year to escape the heat in our nearby mountains!  There’s plenty of opportunities for hiking, mountain and road biking in the cool pine and aspen forests.  Temperatures can be 20 to 30 degrees cooler than the desert floor!

Yes, we can take you there!

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