Archive for March, 2016

They’re Back!

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016


Scan the trail ahead and mind your footing if you go off trail because they’re back! Be careful out there and give them plenty of distance when going around. The below pic is one on a rock that is a popular jump in the middle of the trail out at Honeybee trails in Oro Valley, AZ (north Tucson). Photo courtesy of Wendi Lucas.


Prickly Pear Pads

Friday, March 25th, 2016


It’s that time of year for new pads to sprout from the Prickly Pears! They also go by the name of cladodes or napoles/napolitos and are edible. Just be sure to take the spines off! Ouch! Many grocery stores sell them here in AZ.




Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016





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Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016


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The Beautiful Tortolitas

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016


Take a hike with us in the beautiful Tortolitas!


The Bloomin’ Foothills

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

The five petaled flower is making it’s way all over the Tucson landscape.

See the oldest trees with us at SWT.

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It’s been rumored by the Arizona Native Plant Society that “The Foothill grows more slowly but lives longer, up to 200 years or more in the wild”.

Arizona’s State Trees Foothill Palo Verde


Take your best guess…

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016
This golden barrel cactus grows on the grounds of the JW Marriott where SWT runs daily hiking and mountain bike guides. The nick name of this cactus is the “mother in law”.

Can you guess ow many ribs are on this barrel cactus?

Mother in law

Group Mountain Biking

Friday, March 11th, 2016

  • imageGreat group ride in Honeybee Canyon! Perfect weather for exploring on the bikes!


Wild Burro.

Wednesday, March 9th, 2016


Great views from the Wild Burro trail in the Tortolita Mountains!

Catalina State Park

Tuesday, March 8th, 2016


This is a view from the 50 Year Trail in Catalina State Park.  Beautiful views!