Posts Tagged ‘hike’

Skies of color!

Monday, September 4th, 2017

Sunsets like you’ve never experienced are waiting for you in beautiful Arizona!

Sunny clear skies with sunrises to inspire your morning and breathtaking sunsets to finish your day!

The best way to enjoy our incredible variety in landscape is to hire a professional outdoor guide from Southwest Trekking!!!

The professional guiding service for customize guided hiking and guided mountain biking adventures.

Transportation, equipment and outdoor education is included with your guided adventure providing you and your group the peace of mind and ability to have the most fun possible!

Southwest Trekking

(520) 296-9661

www.swtrekking.com

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

The Arizona Trail

Sunday, August 27th, 2017

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Cactus blooms in Arizona

Wednesday, August 23rd, 2017

Southwest Trekking provides professional custom hiking and mountain biking tours with transportation and outdoor education!


Stunnig colors appear as summer rain triggers amazing cacti flowers of all kinds!

Pictured above is a cholla cactus with a brilliant purple flower, however cholla blooms vary in color adding to the splendor!

The fishhook barrel tends tends to bloom a crown of beautiful flowers all at once that also can range in color spectrums. This beauty is often referred to as the “compass cactus” because larger barrels tend to lean Southwest! (That could be handy)

Want to learn more?

Call….. Southwest Trekking

            (520) 296-9661

            www.swtrekking.com

Desert Tortoise

Wednesday, August 2nd, 2017

I spotted this tortoise on the trail while mountain biking at Fantasy Island yesterday.

They are much more active during monsoon season, but people need to take care not to disturb them in any way!

A desert tortoise may spend up to 95 percent of its life in burrows, only emerging to feed, bask, and breed when the weather allows, mostly during the monsoon season. In fact, it will get most of its food for the entire year during this period. It eats the leaves, stems, and flowers of many species of desert plants.

Another adaption that makes the desert tortoise suited for desert-life is the ability to acquire almost all of its water from the plants that it eats. Because desert tortoise live in an arid climate where most of the rainfall occurs during the monsoons, it is able to store water in its bladder for use during drought. It can go over a year without drinking. One of its defense mechanisms when handled or disturbed is to release the contents of its bladder, which can deplete its water supply and can cause harm or death during a drought. For this reason, if you find a desert tortoise, do not pick it up.

If you observe a desert tortoise in the wild, it is best to let it continue on its way. Observing tortoises in the wild is an exciting experience, but human handling can be deadly for wild tortoises. Tortoises store water in their bladder during dry times of the year, and if disturbed, they will release the contents of their bladder and likely die from dehydration. The one exception to this rule is if a tortoise is in harm’s way trying to cross a road. If it is safe to do so, gently lift the tortoise high enough so its feet are just above the ground and transport the tortoise across the road in the direction it was heading.

The Sonoran Desert is an exciting and varied place to explore.  Let our guides take you out for a hike or mountain bike ride to maximize your experience!

Southwest Trekking

Professional Guide Services

520-296-9661

www.swtrekking.com

 

Daily storms bring life!

Sunday, July 30th, 2017


Our upland desert is abundant with flowers of all kinds due to our summer showers!

The best way to hit our trails is with a professional hiking or mountain biking guide from Southwest Trekking!

Peace of mind during your adventure and valuable information about our unique area are provided with our tours.

Southwest Trekking 

Professional Guide Service

(520) 296-9661

www.swtrekking.com

Sonoran Desert Tortoise

Thursday, June 8th, 2017

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Seeing a Sonoran Desert Tortoise is always a treat!

You don’t run into these very often, they are terrestrial creatures and live much of their lives burrowed down in the ground to escape the extreme heat and cold of the desert.

They get most of their water from their food and hold a water supply in their bladders. When threatened or stressed they will release the water leaving them vulnerable to death. So if you have the pleasure of coming across this amazing creature please do not pick it up.

Hiring a professional guide from Southwest Trekking to help remind and educate you on the delicate nature within this harsh environment and help hold those temptations to touch at bay.

Southwest Trekking Professional Guiding Service

520.296.9661

www.swtrekking.com

 

 

 

 

 

Winter in the Southwest

Wednesday, March 1st, 2017

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Blue skies, scattered showers, snow on the mountain and rainbows! Gotta love Southern Arizona! Plan your outdoor adventure with Southwest Trekking the premier hiking and mountain biking guide service! Our professional staff provides customized hiking and biking tours with transportation and equipment included!

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Southwest Trekking

Professional Guide Service

(520) 296-9661

www.swtrekking.com

Roadrunner Bicycles

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017

Roadrunner Bicycles

Southwest Trekking is Southern Arizona’s premier outdoor adventure guiding service.

We specialize in guided hiking and guided mountain biking trips for groups of all sizes.

Our adventure guides will provide everything you need for your group to get out and enjoy our beautiful Sonora Desert!

We will choose a trail that is tailored to your wants and abilities as well as provide transportation, equipment and a great experience!!

Get the piece of mind of having a professional guide, as well as the opportunity to learn about

all of the unique landscape, plants and animals.

 

SWT also rents various types of bicycles with delivery and pick-up included.

Our company will assist in determining a good route or trail to get the most out of your riding.

We offer road cycles, cruiser bikes and mountain bike rentals with all of the equipment necessary!

In addition to providing helmets, gloves, water, and spare tubes, we also will help determine a good

route or plan for your rental ride!!!

Southwest Trekking would like to recommend……

Roadrunner Bicycles    –  bikeaz@comcast.net

This is a great local family bike shop located in central Tucson offering new, used and vintage bikes as well as rentals, service and maintenance!

Founded in 2005 Roadrunner Bicycles carries a great selection of bikes, accessories and apparel.

Quality brand new bicycles with names like Giant, Fuji, KHS, Biria, and SE Bikes.

Roadrunner Bicycles also has an affinity for vintage and classic bikes, so you can find yourself a great bike that has been

rigorously inspected and professionally maintained by the pros.

Check out their closeouts and specials, and don’t forget about the maintenance packages they offer as well!

 

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Professional Guide Service

(520) 296-9661

www.swtrekking.com

 

 

 

 

 

Westward Look – Wyndham Grand Resort and Spa

Tuesday, February 14th, 2017

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Southwest Trekking is Tucson’s premier outdoor adventure guiding service.

We specialize in guided hiking and guided mountain biking, with intimate trail knowledge for groups of all sizes.

Our guided adventures provide peace of mind and are customized for your specific wants and abilities.

We also provide equipment and transportation for all of our guided hiking and mountain biking events.

Professional outdoor guides will provide education on local flora and fauna to get the most out of our beautiful Sonora Desert!

We will choose a trail that is tailored to your wants and abilities as well as provide transportation, equipment and a great experience!!

Southwest Trekking also rents various types of bicycles with delivery and pick-up included.

We will determine a good route or trail to get the most out of your riding.

We offer road cycles, cruiser bikes and mountain bike rentals with all of the equipment necessary!

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

The Westward Look -Wyndham Grand Resort and Spa

245 E. Ina Rd.  Tucson, AZ 85704       (520) 297-1151

This is Tucson’s first resort built in the early 1900’s, this historic hotel has a pristine location at the base of the

Santa Catalina Mountains nestled on 80-acres and charm throughout the entire property!

Award winning dining with regional inspirations at GOLD with a chef’s herb garden, the

Sonoran Spa which features everything from warm stones to cleansing muds, a green property,

on-site hiking, biking, and horse trails!!

 

While enjoying this splendid property be sure to ask the Westward Look associates about Southwest Trekking

for your guided hiking, guided mountain biking and bicycle rental needs!

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Southwest Trekking

Professional Guide Service

(520) 296-9661

www.swtrekking.com