Archive for the ‘News From The Guides’ Category

Good Morning Tucson!

Friday, September 22nd, 2017

The day started off with a bang with this Spectacular Sunrise lighting up the sky over the Tucson Valley. A breathtaking view welcoming the new day!

Join us for an early morning hike or bike ride and experience the beauty that surrounds the Southwest Sonoran Desert ūüĆĶ

  • Guided Hikes
  • Guided Mountain Biking
  • Road Cycling
  • EcoTours
  • Event Support
  • and Bicycle Rentals

Give us a call. 520.296.9661 and tell us what adventure you are wanting, we specialize in both private and large group tours.

Southwest Trekking

Professional Guiding Service

www.swtrekking.com


Oops!!

Thursday, September 21st, 2017

Mountain biking is a fantastically rewarding experience. But, sh*t happens!¬† Wouldn’t you rather have something happen in the presence of an experienced mountain bike guide with first aid training, mechanical skills and knowledge of our Sonoran Desert??

The professional staff of Southwest Trekking is available to make your adventure a fun and safe experience in our unique and vast desert landscape.  Whether you are new to the outdoor experience or an enthusiast looking for new territory to explore we are well equipped to guide you in your journey.

Guided Hiking

Guided Biking

Bicycle Rentals

Professional Eco-Tours

Mountain Bike Instruction

Event Shuttles and Support

Give us a call to schedule your next tour or event!

Southwest Trekking 

Professional Guide Services

520-296-9661

www.swtrekking.com

 

Fearless

Monday, September 18th, 2017

Stepping out of your comfort zone and going beyond your known boundaries creates the feeling of fearlessness, an accomplishment and experience that is only felt if you try.

The professional Guiding staff of Southwest Trekking is more then excited each time we get to take those with an adventurous spirit out into our unique and vast desert landscape.

Whether you are new to the outdoor experience or an enthusiast looking for new territory to explore we are well equipped to guide you in your journey.

Guided Hiking

Guided Biking

Bicycle Rentals

Professional Eco-Tours

Event Shuttles and Support

Give us a call to schedule your next tour or event

Southwest Trekking 

Professional Guiding Service

520.296.9661

www.swtrekking.com

 

Change Of Season

Wednesday, September 13th, 2017

As the monsoon season comes to a close let us take a moment to reflect on the beauty and the replenishment of life that the rains bring to the Sonoran Desert.

The change of season means cooler weather and is the beginning of all day adventures with the Southwest Trekking Professional Guides. 

Arduous journeys for those who indulge in extremes!

  • Guided Hikes
  • Guided Mountain Biking
  • Road Cycling
  • Event Support
  • Bicycle Rentals

520.296.9661

http://www.swtrekking.com

Looking for Adventure??

Tuesday, September 12th, 2017

Join us for a guided adventure tour and embrace the rare, diverse beauty of the green Sonoran Desert!

We provide the transportation and equipment, you bring your spirit of adventure!

  • Guided Hikes
  • Guided Mountain Biking
  • Road cycling
  • Bicycle Rentals
  • Trail and Event Support

Southwest Trekking

Professional Guiding Service

www.swtrekking.com

520.296.9661

 

 

Abundant Wildlife

Monday, September 11th, 2017

The early morning is one of the best times to get out to capture the wildlife here in the Old Pueblo.

It is common to encounter wildlife but this morning was an extra special treat!¬†In just one hour our¬†Southwest Trekking’s¬†guests were treated to an abundance of wildlife.

We were blessed to come across a large Desert Tortoise (pictured above), a family of Mule Deer

A large Tarantula

A family of Javalina

And the awesome variety of green desert vegetation covering the landscape.

Join us on a hike or biking tour in the land of the Giant Saguaros and enjoy the abundance of life energies!

Southwest Trekking

Professional Guiding Service

520.296.9661

www.swtrekking.com

 

 

 

Wildlife from above

Sunday, September 10th, 2017


Southern Arizona is home to many species if impressive birds of prey!!!

Here are some raptors you may get a chance to see in Arizona

Red-tailed/Harris’s/Cooper’s Hawks
Golden Eagle, Northern Harrier
American Kestrel, Great Horned Owl and many more.

Learn more with a guided adventure from

Southwest Trekking 

Professional Guiding Service

(520) 296-9661

www.swtrekking.com

Tobacco Hornworm

Saturday, September 9th, 2017


This has to be the biggest caterpillar I’ve ever seen and the first time spotting one of these guys.

I thought for a moment I had stepped into the animated Pixar movie “Bugs Life”! The character is a very large fat caterpillar named “Hans”. However that would be silly, this is a real Caterpillar, a Tobacco Hornworm.

There is another hornworm that is very similar looking, it is a Tomato Hornworm. The Tobacco hornworm has a black stripe the tops the white strip.

Both of these species turn into the Sphinx Moth also known as a Hawk Moth. The Tobacco Sphinx will have 6 orange dots on it’s abdomin while the Tomatoe Sphinx will only have 5 smaller orange dots.

There is nothing more exciting then the discovery of something new, this is what I experience everyday I am out on the trails and to share this awesome and unique environment with others is so fulfilling.

Join us on a nature tour and let us be a part of helping make memories of this beautiful Green Desert Oasis.

Southwest Trekking

Professional Guiding Service

www.swtrekking.com

520.296.9661

 

 

Gracing Beauty

Friday, September 8th, 2017

 

The beauty that graces the Sonoran landscape is breathtaking and never taken for granted.

There are many beautiful and magical places in our world and this is one of them. This is a very special place full of flora and fauna that is only native to this region and can only be seen at various times of the year so it’s a place to visit year round to experience such diversity.

The barrel cactus bloom above is one of the most beautiful I’ve seen and I’m out in the natural desert every day for many years so you can be sure that there is always a new treasure to be found here.

Join us for a guided adventure tour and embrace the rare, diverse beauty of the green Sonoran Desert.

We provide the transportation and equipment, you bring your spirit of adventure!

  • Guided Hikes
  • Guided Mountain Biking
  • Road cycling
  • Bicycle Rentals
  • Trail and Event Support

Southwest Trekking

Professional Guiding Service

www.swtrekking.com

520.296.9661

 

 

Gearing Up!

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

It is getting to be that time again! Time to gear up for a season of adventure!

As the weather begins to cool and the fall breeze starts to flow in, that playful spring feeling begins to set in, alerting the senses that it’s time to get outside and play!

Here in the Sonoran Desert it’s always time for fun in the sun. When it’s too cold everywhere else it’s perfect weather here so please join us with¬†Southwest Trekking¬†for that professional guided adventure you’ve been looking for.

We are always ready to share the beautiful diversity of the Old Pueblo

  • Guided Hiking
  • Guided Mountain Biking
  • Bicycle Rentals
  • Event Support
  • Private and/or Large Group Tours

Give us a call to start planning your next adventure. We are excited to see your smiles.

520.296.9661

www.swtrekking.com