Posts Tagged ‘Southwest Trekking’

Genus Moneilema – Cactus Longhorned Beetle

Saturday, July 22nd, 2017

The Longhorn Cactus Beetle is a large, flightless beetle that lives here in the Sonoran Desert, emerging mostly during the monsoon season.

They love to dine on Cholla and Prickly Pear Cactus, the one in the photo above is enjoying the flesh of fresh new Cholla bud. I was getting a little close for my comfort while taking this picture but it was not worried about me and just kept enjoying it’s breakfast.

Longhorn Cactus Beetles lay there eggs at the base of cacti and the larvae will burro inside the cactus roots and stems, sometimes killing the more susceptible cacti.

There is always fun, new and interesting things to see and learn in the Sonoran Desert, Southwest Trekking Professional Guiding Service has the professional guiding staff to show and teach you about the flora and fauna during your adventure tour.

Call 520.296.9661 for your hiking and/or biking adventure.

Located in Tucson, AZ,  the heart of the Sonoran Desert

www.swtrekking.com

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

Professional Outdoor

Guiding Service

(520) 296-9661

www.swtrekking.com

 

 

Cactus flowers

Sunday, July 9th, 2017

Southwest Trekking is the premier outdoor guiding service in Southern Arizona for hiking, mountain and road cycling. We provide transportation and equipment for all private tours. Our company accommodates groups of one to fifty! Give us a call so we can share this awesome area with you.


The Sonoran Desert provides quite a variety of cactus flowers each with their own unique pedals and colors.


Wildflowers and succulents add to the color palette revealing great contrast throughout our land.

Southwest Trekking 

Professional Guide Service 

(520) 296-9661

www.swtrekking.com

 

Summer seasons

Tuesday, July 4th, 2017

Southern Arizona is known for its two distinctive summer seasons, dry summer and wet summer.

The dry summer consists hot temperatures in the triple digits with no moisture beginning in May through June.

Wet summer begins in July when large violent storms roll in and display their impressive power with wind, lightning and rain (a bunch of rain)!!!

Truly a wonder of nature, these storms bring an explosion of life that is visible to the eye.

Ground cover and a second blooming of wildflowers blanket the desert and mountains!

Southwest Trekking…the premier outdoor guiding service in Southern Arizona.

We provide guided hiking and guided mountain biking tours with transportation and equipment for visitors to the Tucson area.

Get out and learn more about this unique area with professional guides trained to give you the best experience possible.

Southwest Trekking

(520) 296-9661

www.swtrekking.com

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.

Wanna ride in Arizona?

Friday, June 30th, 2017

Arizona has amazing cycling opportunities, call Southwest Trekking for your own personal customized tour.

We will provide all equipment or bring your own and we will tailor the experience for your wants and abilities.

Mountain or road cycling is abundant in Southern Arizona, Southwest Trekking will pick you up at your hotel or residence and design the best ride for you!

Tucson has proximity to desert or mountain trail routes with tons of diversity and elevation change.

Mount Lemmon is a favorite in the summer for great weather and optimal riding conditions!

Give us a call and we will make sure you get the most out of your outdoor adventure.

Southwest Trekking also provides mountain and road bike rentals as well as guided hiking tours with flora and fauna education.

Professional Outdoor Guiding Service

(520) 296-9661

www.swtrekking.com

 

Mountain + Bike

Saturday, June 24th, 2017

If all you need is a mountain and a bike, we can help!

Southwest Trekking the professional outdoor guiding company of Southern Arizona provides mountain bike rentals and customized guided tours.

We assist in all areas of your outing including transportation, trail selection, equipment and a professional guide to make sure you get the most out of your time in this beautiful area!

Southwest Trekking  also  offers guided hiking tours which include education about the flora and fauna of the Sonoran Desert.

If you’re looking to rent a road cycle or mountain bike give us a call our rentals include delivery and pickup.

We will provide helmet, water, map, spare tube and anything else you might need!

Southwest Trekking

Professional Guiding Service

(520) 296-9661

www.swtrekking.com

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

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

 

 

 

 

 

Natures Bouquet

Wednesday, May 3rd, 2017

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SWTrekking provides professional guided hiking and mountain biking tours. Let us take you deep into the heart of the Sonoran Desert to experience the beautiful bouquet of Sahuaro blooms and all the creativity of nature.

SWTrekking Professional Guide Service

520-296-9661

www.swtrekking.com