Archive for October, 2016

Geology of Tucson

Sunday, October 30th, 2016

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How would you react?

Friday, October 28th, 2016

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Are you prepared for the consequences?

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Don’t let your guard down in the desert.

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We won’t take you there, but will tell you how to get there.

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

 

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But we will tell you how to get there.

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We can, we will, take you there.

Thursday, October 27th, 2016

 

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Scatology

Wednesday, October 26th, 2016

No it’s not the study of improv jazz singing, it’s poop.

But there’s a lot to learn from it.

Here’s a brief description of who left what:

First, there are two types, Turds and Pellets.  Pellets are made by herbivores, Turds by carnivores. Pellets are rounded and uniform. Pinched ends signify deer excrement, while perfect circles are usually made by rabbits.

Jackrabbit Scat

Turds are made by carnivores and are not uniform.  Dogs making tapered ended scat and cats have blunt-ended scat.

Bobcat Scat

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Awesome sunsets….

Tuesday, October 25th, 2016

image….Just one of the many reasons to get outside for one of our guided hikes or mountain bike rides!  This was from a mountain bike ride on the Arizona Trail with the Santa Rita mountains in the background.

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Good Morning!

Saturday, October 22nd, 2016

 

What better place to explore than beautiful southern Arizona! Come ride with us!

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The “Hang Loose” Saguaro at Sweetwater

Friday, October 21st, 2016

 

The crested or cristate formation in the below saguaro is a rare mutation where the top forms a fan shape. According to the National Park Arizona site (nps.gov) some biologists believe it to be genetic related and some believe that it may be freeze or lightning damage.

I think the below crested has formed the shaka aka “hang loose” sign which is a gesture of friendly intent often associated with Hawaii and surf culture. Keep your eye out at Sweetwater trails for this one.

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Benefits of Riding a Bike

Thursday, October 20th, 2016

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You know we’re right!  Come join us!

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Cactus vs Succulent

Wednesday, October 19th, 2016

The word “succulent” comes from the Latin word sucus, meaning juice, or sap.  Succulents are defined as drought resistant plants in which the leaves, stem or roots have become more than usually fleshy by the development of water-storing tissue.  Not all Succulents are Cacti, but all Cacti are succulents.

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Succulent is an adjective used to describe many different plants while Cactus is a noun referring to a specific subset of plant.

Does this poke your interest?

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