Dragoon Brewing Company: A Review.

Dragoon's knowledgeable, but mysterious Tristan White.

  Most of you know that I have reviewed a few established Southern Arizona microbreweries recently, including Thunder Canyon at Foothills Mall, Barrio Brewing Company downtown Tucson, & Nimbus Bistro on Tanque Verde. I always take my trusty beer expert, Michael Polletta, with me to explain the finer point of microbrewing. I didn’t even know [...]

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Saguaro National Park West – Bajada Loop Drive

Saguaro Nat'l Park West

This back road is one of our favorites, partly because it’s practically in our back yard and because it’s so indicative of the Sonoran Desert. Here in Saguaro National Park West you will be driving through a forest of giant Saguaros. And, within an easy quarter mile hike, you can … Continue reading

Wasson Peak Trail – Tucson Westside

Wasson Peak (4,100') January 2010.

Mt. Wasson is the highest peak (4,687′) in the Tucson Mountains west of the city. Take El Camino del Cerro (exit 252 from I-10) west about 5 miles from the freeway to the trailhead. From the top you will have an expansive east view of the city and Catalina Mountains. … Continue reading

Yetman Trail

Yetman Trail

The Yetman Trail is an easy to moderate hike through a pretty saguaro-rich valley and up over the mountains near Gates Pass. From the east you can start at  either the Starr Pass Resort or from the parking lot at the southern end Camino de Oeste after it crosses Speedway. … Continue reading

Starr Pass Golf

Starr Pass Golf Club is 27 holes of nearly perfect desert golf. Pricey in-season, but worth it. Designed by some guy named Palmer. Visit the Website 3645 West Starr Pass Boulevard, Tucson … Continue reading

Saguaro National Park-West

Saguaro National Park Visitor Center West

About 2 miles down the road from the Desert Museum is the Saguaro National Park Visitors Center. I know this is odd, but there are two Saguaro National Parks – East & West. In between is Metropolitan Tucson. If you only have time to visit one, go West. Pictured here … Continue reading

Dining at the Desert Museum

Terraces Restaurant at the Desert Museum

The Desert Museum offers 3 places to dine plus various snack bars around the property. The Coffee Bar in the Gift Shop opens early and offers snacks, coffee, ice cream sandwiches and pastries. If you’re a member, coffee is FREE! The IronWood Terraces is cafeteria style, but don’t let the … Continue reading