Archive for August, 2015

Desert Blooms.

Monday, August 31st, 2015

Barrel Cactus are blooming through the Sonoran Desert. They produce a beautiful variety of red, orange and yellow flowers that close at night and open during the day.


Mountain Bike Guides

Sunday, August 30th, 2015

We guide and instruct everyone from first-time beginners to experienced riders. Individuals and groups. Our goal is that you have a fun and safe adventure!image

Toronto Visitors

Saturday, August 29th, 2015


We had a father and daughter duo from Toronto fast and fit enough to make it further than usual on the morning hike. They loved the top view of the Hidden Canyon trail. They said it looked like a a postcard. I feel lucky to live in this beautiful postcard.

Good Morning!

Saturday, August 29th, 2015


You can’t beat a Tucson morning!

Great Vistas!

Friday, August 28th, 2015

Arizona offers endless views from all over the state. This is one of my favorites. In the distance you can see the Rincon mountain range east of Tucson. Because of the shape of the range it was named Rincon, which means “corner” in Spanish

Oh Deer!

Friday, August 28th, 2015


A family of deer joined us on the morning hike. I was unable to capture baby deer as he bounced off but mom was close behind on the trail. They made their way down to the wash. So cool and our hikers from Toronto loved it!



Thursday, August 27th, 2015

Nothing like heading up to a nice cool spot to reflect on life and be greeted with such peacefulness. Sunset over the Tucson valley in our pine forest with a splash of moon just before the stars come alive!

Morning hike at Starr Pass with Southwest Trekking

Wednesday, August 26th, 2015


Southwest Trekking guide, Koi, leading the morning hike at Tucson Mountain park.

Desert Tarantula

Tuesday, August 25th, 2015

Tha female tarantula is stockier than the male, with brown or tan hair. The male is thinner with black hair. Males can live 10-12 years; females twice as long.


Late summer beauty

Monday, August 24th, 2015

Lush vegetation surrounds the giant Saguaro with a majestic mountain view. Perfect trails for hiking and biking!