Archive for August, 2011

Hike time changes

Wednesday, August 31st, 2011

Hello all, so our complimentary hike times at the illustrious JW Marriott are a changing again. I guess that means its a change in seasons  or something.  So morning hikes start at 7 am everyday and evening hikes are Wed. Fri. Sun at 5 pm

See you there.

Little Tortise

Tuesday, August 30th, 2011

I went out for a guided ride a few weeks ago out by Starr Pass trail, and finally downloaded this neat picture of a baby desert tortise. While rather reclusive and rare to see, I have actually run across (not literally) many of them while out on various trails. But I have never seen one so small as this little guy. They seem to move a lot faster when they are this size compared to their bigger brothers/sisters. Anyway, here he or she is:

Rain is beautiful

Friday, August 26th, 2011

The evening hike on the 25th of August started out damn hot! At about 103, just fifty yards out it started to sprinkle and then rain our guests didn’t mind the rain so we wandered onward. The temp dropped beautifully and we very much enjoyed a nice wet hike.

Up on a Mountain

Monday, August 22nd, 2011

I went up the Catalina Mountains this weekend for a day of climbing and was reminded of how awesome that mountain range is. Not only is it tall, but also extreemly varried in both biological life and geological formation. What a great thing to have in our backyard. When I left town, my car’s thermostat told me it was 107 degrees. When I parked my car at the top of Mount Bigalow, under some great cloud cover and with a cool breeze, the temperature read 70. Allbiet a little humid, the 37 degree drop was definatly noticable.

So it’s hot, we know. But there are things to do all over the place. Wether it’s going up in the high country, doing a hike or ride at night, or simply getting up early enough to beat the sun, cooler temperatures can be found.

Out with the old

Monday, August 8th, 2011
Out with the old, in with the new.
We just ordered our new bikes and we are selling
our slightly used bikes.
For Sale
2011 Giant Revel 0
Front Suspension, disk brakes
MSRP $670.00
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Southwest Trekking