Steep, rugged, challenging trails in remote terrain have their place, but plenty of hikers prefer paths that are short, flat, easy, nearby, and still rich in natural desert beauty.
Some people pay money to “adopt” stars far out in the galaxy. Others pony up dollars to adopt wolves in support of conservation. Now — here in cactus-studded Southern Arizona — you’re invited to adopt a saguaro.
Pima County parks official Kerry Baldwin remembers the phone call all too clearly.
Perhaps your Christmas feast will consist of a few leafy greens, a small serving of tofu and a glass of spring water. Good for you.
Perhaps your Thanksgiving feast consisted of a few leafy greens, a small serving of tofu and a glass of spring water. Good for you.
Popular Madera Canyon is the latest victim of the federal government’s partial shutdown.
Nature lovers in Tucson quickly felt the effects of a partial federal government shutdown Tuesday — with Saguaro National Park and other recreation sites closed indefinitely.
In Saguaro National Park East, this portion of the Garwood Trail looks more like a ditch than a pathway. Park officials are tackling the most severely rutted trails, repairing and rerouting them.
Horses' hooves, storm runoff and natural erosion have cut trenches up to 2 feet deep in some trails at Saguaro National Park East.
Fort Bragg soldier killed while sky diving
Before diving into today's column, just a quick note to say thanks.
The Accessible Trails network in Madera Canyon south of Tucson - popular with hikers as well as handicapped users - will be closed for extended periods through Aug. 24.
Steve Meeks, driving, and Luke McCurdy of Pima Paving pour rubberized tar into cracks along a section of the Accessible Trails network in Madera Canyon. The repairs on the popular trails are expected to be completed by Aug. 24.
Bracken ferns are coming into their prime along trails in nearby mountain ranges, such as the Butterfly Trail in the Catalina Mountains.
Hybrid flower species developed in recent years bring a fresh new look to many Tucson gardens this spring.