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It looks like a mild damp day is upon us. But it just so happens these damp conditions make for a great ride out here in the Tucson Mountains. The moisture makes the sandy washes more dense and makes for faster easier riding! Come on out and let me show you!!
Hello just a little bit about what we do and who we are!A true professional guide is a coach/trainer and inspirational compatriot! We help you learn the skills, get over the fears and reach your goals! So next time you want to try something new, give us a call and let us walk you through it!
If your New Years resolution has anything to do with excercise or the outdoors, we can get you there!Wednesday, January 2nd, 2013
Every year people resolve to be more active and get outdoors more! Getting out there and getting started is one of the hardest things about it. Whether it’s Mountain biking, Road riding or Hiking/Trekking that’s got you interested, we can get you out there, acquainted with the gear and get your skill set a jump start! Let our friendly, professional guides get you started. We will hold your hand figuratively or physically as needed to make your resolution a reality!
One of our guests at the illustrious JW enjoyed a beautiful night ride last night. Yes I am talking about mountain biking at night! If you have never done this give us a call and let us show you how! She exclaimed about the experience, and you will too! We’ve got the lights, the bikes and the know how, all we need is you to make the adventure complete. Bring your legs, your smile and a great attitude we’ll do the rest!
There was a group of mule deer just off the Hidden Canyon loop this morning for the morning hike! Just after we passed them they began to run and bound. At first I thought I might finally get to see a mountain lion on the hunt, but after much observation it would seem they were just frolicking around! The zigzagged the hill bounding over large shrubs for almost ten minutes!! There was no predator in sight although it could have been a rattler that got them started. It was a beautiful sight to behold five deer bounding zigzagging apparently for sheer joy!
Southwest Trekking has moved up to the big wheels! That’s right we got 29ers now for our rentals and guided mountain biking! We have been busy building up these great new bikes and prepping our old fleet for sale! So whether you want to rent bikes for the weekend, go on a guided ride or buy some of our old bikes, let us know we can make it happen! keep the big wheels rolling!
On our complimentary morning hike at the JW Marriott Starr Pass, I enjoyed a selection of fresh wild berries! There were wolf berries, hack berries, and strawberry pincushion fruit!! What a great treat on a beautiful day! Never eat berries without positive identification. Don’t know how to identify? Take us with you we can teach you how and keep you from getting lost!!
Well the rains have hit, and hopefully they will continue. Life is springing up all over, the desert moss is green and happy, ocotillo’s are sprouting leaves and the air is a buzz with insects!The tortoises should be emerging! Get out there and enjoy the signs of life that water brings. We can take you there!
While on a hike yesterday with my favorite ladies, my sister took this photo of me explaining why the the saguaro like the full sun. It was later in the day when we went for our walk so “full sun” was definitely a factor. When I saw the picture later I was impressed at the fine job my hat was doing at blocking the sun from my face and neck. I owe this benifit to Mr. John B. Stetson who was noted for creating the first whide brimmed hat on a hunting trip out west in 1865. The hat today remains relatively similar to the one he produced jokingly out of fur. The style has served me well over the years. Sun, rain, and other elements are no match for a proper fitting cowboy hat. These hats have accompanied me on my travels far west through the Pacific. It seems that no other style head wear can envoke such conversation and insight about American culture and style. It is recognized instantly by most for it’s mystical link to the wild west days where gunfights and whiskey were just as much a part of western expansion as gold was. The proper hat is essential to trekking in the sun. Take a lesson from those vaqueros. Have it be the first thing people notice about you on the trail and the last thing you take off before you rest your head at night.