Posts Tagged ‘Saguaro Cactus’

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!

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Saguaro Soldiers “Guardians of the Sonoran Desert”

Friday, September 1st, 2017

I love this scene!  It’s as if the Saguaros are soldiers standing guard over the desert, like “Guardians of the Sonoran Desert”

Miles of Saguaro Cacti blanket the Sonoran Desert, sweeping across the landscape.

Such a magnificent place and so much to see! Some say it’s like a live, desert zoo, with such diversity and abundant in life.

Let us share the beauty of this beautiful desert oasis with you. We can go by bike or hike, it’s your adventure and Southwest Trekking is here to help make lasting memories.

Call 520.296.9661 to book your next adventure!

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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
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(520) 296-9661
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Giant

Monday, August 14th, 2017

It takes some fun riding or hiking, no roads will get you close enough in order to see this Giant Saguaro Cactus.

Southwest Trekking Professional Guiding Service is well equipped to take you on the most beautiful trails that offer so many more giants and other awesome cacti and views like the giant and Mount Lemmon in the background above.

Want to go hiking, mountain biking or road cycling up Mount Lemmon for that extra challenge surrounded by scenic beauty and mild temperatures then Southwest Trekking is the ones to call.

Southwest Trekking Professional Guiding

520.296.9661

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Nature’s Humor -Crested Saguaro

Tuesday, August 8th, 2017

Nature has the best sense of humor just like the best guides in the Tucson valley, Southwest Trekking Professional Guiding Team!

This is by far my favorite Crested Saguaro I’ve seen. From a distance this one looks like a Giraff.

Getting a closer look reveals the complexity of its design.

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  • Bike rentals – road, mountain, and cruisers
  • Eco- tours
  • Shuttle and Support Vehicles

Professional and knowledgeable guiding staff that are anxious to bring more smiles and sense of adventure into your life.

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Desert Oasis

Sunday, August 6th, 2017

Southern Arizona is alive with waterways flowing in our upland desert! Dry “arroyos” fill with rain water and transform our area into a lush playland.

Guided hiking and guided mountain biking are great ways to get out, get some exercise and see this amazing landscape for yourself.

Southwest Trekking is the premier outdoor guiding service in Southern Arizona and will provide trail knowledge, peace of mind, and valuable information about our upland flora and fauna!

A professional guide, transportation and equipment are always provided for your personal customized tour. We will choose a trail specific to your wants and abilities. Give us a call!

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(520) 296-9661

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Desert Forest

Tuesday, July 25th, 2017

Don’t let the Arizona summer heat stop you from experiencing the Sonoran Desert. This time of year in the Tucson valley the monsoon rains cool and transform the desert into a beautifully diverse and exotic forest of cacti.

Hiring a Southwest Trekking Professional Guide for a hike or bike ride are a perfect way to enjoy the day

  • Guided Hiking and Biking
  • Bike rentals
  • Trail Support
  • Shuttles
  • Guaranteed Smiles

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520.296.9661

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Pretty

Friday, July 21st, 2017

Beyond the populated city awaits some of the prettiest views.

The monsoon rains make the whole desert pop with color. Pictured above you have the iconic Saguaro, Teddy Bear Cholla, Palo Verde Trees, Ocotillo, and flora that only reveals its beauty after a few storms.

The rain cools down the hot summer giving a nice break for some outdoor fun with a relaxing nature hike or for more of a workout a bike ride, that will surely get your body moving

Southwest Trekking Professional Guiding Service

520.296.9661

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Big storms transform our desert!

Thursday, July 20th, 2017

Tucson’s wet summer has arrived!

Isolated thunder storms bring massive amounts of rain in a very short time.

The result is an explosion of life and cooler weather throughout the Sonoran Desert.

This is a great time to get out for a guided hike or guided mountain bike adventure with…

Southwest Trekking

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Guiding Service

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Ocotillo Blooms!

Monday, July 17th, 2017

Ocotillo (Fouquieria splendens) are one of easiest plants to identify in the desert. They are a large shrub with long cane-like unbranched spiny stems that grow from a short trunk. Small 2 inch leaves will grow from the stems when there is enough moisture. Dense clusters of red tubular flowers grow from the end of the stems from March through June.

Habitat

Ocotillo prefer a habitat that is open and very rocky, and where the soil is well drained. Areas such as rocky slopes, mesas, washes and desert grasslands.

Range

Ocotillo are common in most areas of the Sonoran and Chihuahuan deserts. They are also found in western Texas through to southern California.

Life Span

There is much discussion on exactly how old Ocotillo can live. A good estimate is 60 years although some studies indicate they can live well over 100 years

Size

Ocotillo can reach heights of up to 20 feet.

Quick Facts

  • The Ocotillo is called many different names including Candlewood, Slimwood, Coachwhip, Vine Cactus, Flaming Sword and Jacob’s Staff.
  • The Ocotillo is often use as “fencing” because its spines stop people and animals from passing through.

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Professional Guide Services

520-296-9661

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