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Watch out for those rocks!!!

Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

 

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Stress Relief

Saturday, November 12th, 2016

 

Come ride with us to decompress from the election stress!

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Good Morning!

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

 

What better place to explore than beautiful southern Arizona! Come ride with us!

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The “Hang Loose” Saguaro at Sweetwater

Friday, October 21st, 2016

 

The crested or cristate formation in the below saguaro is a rare mutation where the top forms a fan shape. According to the National Park Arizona site (nps.gov) some biologists believe it to be genetic related and some believe that it may be freeze or lightning damage.

I think the below crested has formed the shaka aka “hang loose” sign which is a gesture of friendly intent often associated with Hawaii and surf culture. Keep your eye out at Sweetwater trails for this one.

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Coolest Insect Ever!

Saturday, October 15th, 2016

 

Making friends with this praying mantis. Every time I’d switch sides to get different picture views, he’d turn his head and watch me. His head movement was abrupt and eerie, like a little alien. He didn’t seem to be afraid just a little annoyed maybe. Keep your eye out on the trails. They blend in but are all over. Coolest insect ever!

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Sweetwater Sweetness

Saturday, October 15th, 2016

 

Come join us for a ride at Sweetwater Preserve. Yet another beautiful place to enjoy this gorgeous fall weather.

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Outdoor Education

Thursday, October 13th, 2016

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Southwest Trekking in conjunction with the Arizona Trail Association
recently had the honor of taking Oracle Elementary’s amazing 4th graders to the Arizona Trail to harvest prickly pear fruit!

The kids were enthusiastic and had great questions and thoughtful answers.

Outdoor interactive learning helps open eyes of all ages!!!

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Late Bloomer

Sunday, October 9th, 2016

 

First time I’ve seen a Saguaro flower bloom this late. Their usual blooming period is May and June although this year they started early in April. So to see one this late in the game this year especially is a rare sight!

 

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Made a Friend

Sunday, October 2nd, 2016

 

You don’t see Gila Monsters often but sometimes they make an appearance. Although poisonous they are harmless if left alone.

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Crested Fishhook Barrel Cactus

Thursday, 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!

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