Archive for November, 2012

Robles Pass Rocks!

Friday, November 30th, 2012

Do you love to get an excercise on a mountain bike? Wanna ride the coolest trails in Tucson? SW Trekking knows all the “ins and outs” of the great outdoors. Next time you’re in town, ask us about Robles Pass. We guarantee it will be a ride you will not forget. Let us take you through the “secret passage” to another side of Tucson Mountain Park to ride. It’s certainly not for beginners (we have other trails suitable for beginners), so bring your game face and get ready to burn!!!

Robles Pass Trail - Source: singletracks.com

Animals in the Tucson Mountain Park

Thursday, November 29th, 2012

Every day SW Trekking takes clients and guests through Tucson Mountain Park (TMP) located West of the city. Suprisingly enough, TMP is one of the best places to see wildlife so close to Tucson. We have seen Javelinas, Jackrabbits, Tarantulas, Coyotes, and a few other animals. The most frequent sighting of animals in TMP are Mule Deer.

TMD Mule Deer - Source: http://saguwildcams.shutterfly.com (FOS/NPS)

 

It has been proven that most wildlife are seen during the early hours of the morning. Mule Deer are no exception. Here in the Tucson Mountain Park, this species of deer have been especially cared for. A few decades ago, when a plan for the Central Arizona Project was being formulated, a proposal for wildlife water source was presented to allow TMP’s local wildlife to survive in the Tucson Moutains. Today, all types of animals both wild and domestic enjoy the wildlife water fountains throughout the TMP. Thanks to these fountains the increasingly rare Mule Deer are seen most frequently in the Tucson area during the morning hours around the JW Marriott property.

Winter in Tucson

Wednesday, November 7th, 2012

We are working longer hours this season because unlike most places winter is our Ideal season. So we can ride or hike early or even in the middle of the afternoon! Just give us a call and tell us what time you would like to be out and how strenuous you want the excursion! We can make it happen!

Mapping the trails!

Thursday, November 1st, 2012

We at southwest trekking have been making some great maps of the local trails. But there are many trails still to map. I look forward to helping map all the trails in the Tucson area! For now pop on in to a local bike shop and pick a couple up! Or always better than a map is a guide! Either way let us get you out, and help keep you from getting lost!