2017-04-20 Editor’s Note: Sadly Dakota Cafe is closed. It was a favorite of ours on the Eastside. It was a hot July Sunday, barely afternoon, when Ms. Karen & I took off on one of our adventures. We usually do a Sunday day-trip, but we got a late start and … Continue reading
After 70+ years on this planet, I have made my share of footprints. At the beach. Hiking in the mountains. But I doubt that any of the impressions my feet made in the sand or dirt lasted more than a couple of days at most. Now, here in Tucson, you … Continue reading
By John Westergaard, The Arizona Bicycle Association. Cycling writer John Westergaard of BikeAZ.org, the official media portal for The Arizona Bicycle Association contributed to this article. Jason “The Bike Bandit” Kirk, mountain bike guide for Tucson Bike Rentals and Guided Bike Tours also contributed to this story. ORO VALLEY, Arizona … Continue reading
Sonoita Wine Tasting Tour and Tucson History & Libation Walking Tour Schedule Fall 2018 – April 2019 All Dates, Times, Routes, & Rates are Subject To Change. Learn more about our Wine Tasting Tour here. Learn more about our History & Libation Tour here. Currently our other tours, such as … Continue reading
Click HERE for schedule of upcoming tours and ticket purchases. What People Are Saying About Our Guided Tours Jim, I want to take a moment to thank you on behalf of all five of us. We really enjoyed being a part of the first wine tasting tour that you and … Continue reading
Neighbor Roy & I attended an Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum Study Program in late June. We learned how to harvest and process saguaro fruit the way the Tohono O’odham have done it for millennia. We learned many other interesting things, like how the O’odham calendar alines with changes in their natural … Continue reading
SASCO is a ghost town north of Tucson and just south of Picacho Peak. It was the smelter for the first Silverbell mine, which was 12 miles to the southwest and connected by rail. We had visited SASCO ten years ago; before we were Southern Arizona Guide and we had … Continue reading
The road from Amado to Arivaca winds through rolling, mesquite-covered hills. It’s obviously very popular with cyclists, motor and otherwise.
Just before we arrived in town, we came to the Buenos Aires National Wildlife Refuge where, by appointment, we met and interviewed Richard Conway, a local geologist and Mary Scott, a seasoned birdwatcher and wildlife photographer.
A video presentation of the history surrounding La Posta Quemada Ranch at Colossal Cave Mountain Park.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