Archive for March, 2012


Tuesday, March 27th, 2012

I contacted Southwest Trekking on a recent visit to Tucson to see if they could arrange a day long hike in the mountains, in order to help me prepare for climbing Kilimanjaro this summer.  John Heiman, the owner of SW Trekking willingly obliged.  He mapped out a day long, 16 mile hike with a 3,500 ft elevation change and guided me personally through the backcountry.  It was an amazing experience to hike on infrequently used trails (at one point we lost the trail altogether), to still see snow on the ground in March, and to enjoy the solitude (we saw one other person in our 9 hour hike), the stunning views and the beautiful terrain.  John has a wealth of knowledge of this part of the world and can tailor a memorable, and safe, outdoor experience to meet your needs.  He also has a top notch team – I hiked with one of his guides, Trevor Long, in Ventana Canyon, who gave me several good tips on my upcoming climb. If you’re looking for an outstanding day enjoying the outdoors, I would definitely recommend John and SW Trekking.  Sincerely, Katy – NJ

Doing it in the dark

Sunday, March 4th, 2012

Three visitors from Holland.  Getting training at Davis Monthan Air Force Base.  There was a problem and there was an answer.  They were busy, we were busy.  So we had do go out after work.  It was awesome.  If you have not ridden after the sun sets, well, you should try it.

Even a past pro rider for Cannondale

Come ride with us.

John Heiman


Southwest Trekking


Great pics

Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

Chad’s pictures, click on this link

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Saturday, March 3rd, 2012

Check out the link, then scroll down.  I think you may be able to figure out the point.  But if not, let me know and I will spell it out for you.

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