Posts Tagged ‘Animals’

Gearing Up!

Wednesday, September 6th, 2017

It is getting to be that time again! Time to gear up for a season of adventure!

As the weather begins to cool and the fall breeze starts to flow in, that playful spring feeling begins to set in, alerting the senses that it’s time to get outside and play!

Here in the Sonoran Desert it’s always time for fun in the sun. When it’s too cold everywhere else it’s perfect weather here so please join us with Southwest Trekking for that professional guided adventure you’ve been looking for.

We are always ready to share the beautiful diversity of the Old Pueblo

  • Guided Hiking
  • Guided Mountain Biking
  • Bicycle Rentals
  • Event Support
  • Private and/or Large Group Tours

Give us a call to start planning your next adventure. We are excited to see your smiles.

520.296.9661

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Wild Mustangs

Tuesday, September 5th, 2017

While biking on the Los Burros trail in the Tonto National Forest this weekend, I came across a herd of wild horses!  There were six, and they were beautiful animals!  I got off my bike and approached them slowly.  This stallion also approached me slowly and eventually allowed me to pet him.  Then he decided to check-out my bike and backpack.  I guess I had his approval to continue on by.

The Salt River wild horses are a historic herd of wild horses, the last remnants of the vast herds of wild horses that once roamed our planes, but unlike the bison, we still have a chance to preserve them for generations to come.  The word Mustang or Wild Horse is used interchangeably.

See more info here: http://saltriverwildhorsemanagementgroup.org/

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Monday, August 28th, 2017

Southwest Trekking is Southern Arizona’s premier outdoor guiding service!

Join us for an amazing guided hiking or guided mountain bike adventure.
We would like to recommend….

Loews Ventana Canyon Resort
7000 N Resort Dr,
Tucson, AZ 85750
(520) 299-2020

Nestled in the foothills of the Catalina Mountain range the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort has it all!

398 luxury guestrooms, including 27 suites
2 heated pools and Jacuzzi
37,000 square feet of indoor function space and nearly 40,000 square feet of outdoor space
2 Tom Fazio-designed PGA golf courses
Lakeside Spa, a Conde Nast Traveler Top 100 Resort Spa and standout facility among hotels in Tucson
Named in Travel + Leisure’s 2014 list of the Top 50 Hotels for World’s Best Family Travel
Complimentary Wi-Fi in every guest room—and in public spaces
https://www.loewshotels.com/ventana-canyon

A Desert Oasis fully equipped with lakeside spa, full size golf course, and an undisturbed nature path taking you right through the beauty of the Sonoran Desert to a majestic waterfall pool.

Best of all they are located right next to some of the best hiking in Tucson!

If you would like to go for a guided mountain bike adventure we will pick you up from the hotel and transport you to a trail specific to your wants and abilities.

So ask for Southwest Trekking while staying at Loews Ventana Canyon Resort and make it a trip of a lifetime.

 

Southwest Trekking
Professional Guide Service 
(520) 296-9661
www.swtrekking.com

New and exciting trails!

Sunday, August 13th, 2017

Mountain biking in Southern Arizona is unlike any other place you have been. Incredible trails with diversity and wonderful scenery.

The best way to get out and enjoy an outdoor adventure in the Tucson area is to hire Southwest Trekking professional guide service.

We specialize in guided hiking and guided mountain biking, we also provide bicycle rentals of various types including road cycles and comfort cruisers.

Our personalized tours always include transportation and equipment, as well as the peace of mind of having a professional guide with you during your adventure.

Southwest Trekking 

Professional Guide Service

(520) 296-9661

www.swtrekking.com

Tarantula

Tuesday, July 18th, 2017

The Sonoran Desert is full of wonderful creatures, one being the Tarantula.  They are wonderful yet a little scary but by far not dangerous. Their venom is weak but if irritated enough they could pack a powerful bite.

The Tarantula is a nocturnal hunter, preying mostly on smaller insects like grasshoppers, beetles, and other smaller spiders.

They live most of their lives in their silk lined burrows, only venturing short distances for their meals.

The male lives about 10-12 years, is covered in black hairs over most of his body and his abdomin is covered in red hairs. He is thinner and lankier then the female Tarantula. She is tan in color and living longer then her male counterpart.

The monsoon storms really brings them out of hiding along with many other wondrous desert dwellers.

If your planning a visit to the Tucson area plan time for a nature outing with one of Southwest Trekking Professional Guides.

Southwest Trekking Professional Guiding Service is prepared to taylor an adventure just for you.

Southwest Trekking Professional Guiding Service

520.296.9661

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Wide open spaces with Southwest Trekking

Monday, July 3rd, 2017

The Tucson area is surrounded by beautiful public lands and tons of trails at many elevations. These amazing trails access very diverse and ever changing landscapes. Getting to see these unique and special places via guided hiking or mountain biking gives visitors a chance to immerse themselves in the Sonoran Desert!

Southwest Trekking provides professional guided tours with transportation and your own professional guide to facilitate the best experience possible.

An inside look!

Sunday, July 2nd, 2017

You are looking at the inside structure of the mighty Saguaro! This inner skeleton of wood ribs gives this giant many advantages to surviving in the Sonora Desert. Learn more by hiring a professional hiking guide from Southwest Trekking.

Guided hiking and mountain biking with transportation and a unique insight in to this very unique area and all of its beauty.

Southwest Trekking

Professional Guide Service

(520) 296-9661

www.swtrekking.com

 

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Living Desert

Tuesday, June 27th, 2017

Most people think that a desert is nothing but a dry, uninhabited area full of sand but here in the Sonoran Desert you’ll find out that it’s teaming with life.

Tucson Arizona sits in the heart of this vibrant living desert, surrounded by mountain ranges topping around 9100 feet elevation. These towering mountain ranges help bring a cooling breeze down into our valley floor thru the arroyos (dry washes) providing a haven for our desert friends from the intense heat of our summer months.

The Mule Deer (pictured above) is a common sight that is found most active in the early mornings. The one in the picture had nothing to fear as it stood to great us visitors into her home. She stood peacefully staring at us while we admired her small graceful beauty only a few feet from each other.

Come check out all the beautiful wonders the Sonoran Desert has to offer with one of the professional guides from Southwest Trekking. We love teaching visitors all about the vast diversity this living desert has to offer.

Call Southwest Trekking 520.296.9661 to book your hiking or biking tour. Whatever your pleasure, we’ll taylor your private or group tour to ensure a memorable and safe experience

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Early morning beauty

Sunday, June 11th, 2017

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Stunning scenery to behold in the early mornings in the Tucson area. A guided morning hike is always a great way to start the day!

Southwest Trekking provides professional customized hiking and biking tours for all levels.

Guests enjoy education about all of the unique flora and fauna here in the Sonoran Desert. Transportation and equipment is always included!!

So make sure take advantage of our unique service and get out to learn and explore this beautiful area!

Southwest Trekking 

Professional Outdoor Guide Service 

(520) 296-9661

www.swtrekking.com

Gambel’s Quail

Friday, May 26th, 2017

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This male Gambel’s Quail finds comfort in strutting his stuff and singing his song for all to admire!

These guys are a common sight here in Arizona and if you think he’s a cutie, wait till you see their babies. This is the time of year you’ll see tiny little puff balls of cuteness running behind mom avoiding all the hungry predators, such as the popular Roadrunner, waiting to snatch one up.

If you haven’t visited the great Southwest yet, it’s time to book your next experience with Nature.

Southwest Trekking

Professional Guide Service

520.296.9661

www.SWTrekking.com