The Best Backpacking Trip Ever!

May 28-31, 2016

Up the creek to the town of Mogollon, with a side of Snow Lake and the Catwalk

The Road Less Traveled

May 6-14, 2016

2000 miles from Tucson to Denver and back, nearly all of it on secondary roads, through some of the most stunning landscapes anywhere in the Southwest!


"Camping" with the "Kids" in the Gila National Forest

April 15-17, 2016


Camping at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument

March 29-31, 2016

With temperatures turning suddenly unseasonably cold, we switched gears and headed to Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument with Marcel and Christian, our guests from Montreal.

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Heart of Rocks, Chiricahua National Monument

March 22-24, 2016

With our visitors from Montreal, we embarked on a whirlwind tour of southern Arizona, including a three-day camping and hiking trip to Chiricahua National Monument.

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Sonoran Desert Museum

March 21, 2016

The Sonoran Desert Museum is a great place to take out-of-town guests to introduce them to the desert, and it was first on our list when Marcel and Christiane, old friends from Montreal, came to Tucson for two weeks at the end of March.

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Air Show: Crested Caracaras vs Harris's Hawks vs Turkey Vultures

March 31, 2016

On our way home from Organ Pipe National Monument, we witnessed a thrilling air show with Crested Caracaras, Harris's Hawks and Turkey Vultures

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