These images of the Santa Cruz River flowing are courtesy of a tropical storm off the coast of Baja California that pushed moisture into the American Southwest.Continue reading
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 […]Continue reading
There are several routes to the top of Mt. Wasson in the Tucson Mountains. This is a pictoral story of Sweetwater and Kings Canyon trails.Continue reading
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
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
A docent at the desert museum talks about the Saguaro Cactus. Enjoy a walk about the extraordinary sourrounding and learn about the wonders of the Sonoran desert from knowledgeable volunteers.Continue reading
A docent at the Desert Museum talks about the fierce little Kestrel. This is one of four videos featuring docents from the Arizona Sonora Desert Museum, Southern Arizona’s jewel in the desert.Continue reading
The Yetman Trail is an easy to moderate hike through a pretty saguaro-rich valley and up over the mountains near Gates Pass.Continue reading
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
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.