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Reprinted with his permission For another safe way to explore Arizona beauty, consider a scenic drive. We’ve got some special gems in this state. All officially designated scenic and historic highways are featured in my next book but that won’t […]

Roger Naylor: A Trip To The Sky Islands


Reprinted by permission of Dressed in multi-pocketed beige vests and big hats, a group of elderly tourists gathered on a recent bright spring day at the edge of the Patagonia-Sonoita Creek Preserve in southern Arizona. Behind them, a dry-erase board […]

Flash Forward to 21st Century Patagonia


The Arizona Trail Association recently kicked off a massive undertaking near the town of Patagonia to reroute 32 miles of the Arizona Trail to avoid paved and dirt roads by constructing a safe, scenic path for all non-motorized trail users. […]

FYI: Revamping the Arizona Trail



The Paton Center just grew, by 5 acres! After 4 years of ongoing work with The Nature Conservancy, Tucson Audubon Society now owns the Paton Creekside Cuckoo Corridor instead of just managing it for TNC. That’s 5 new acres to bird and explore with an […]

Excellent News For Our Local Birders


Thanks to our friends at Borderlands Restoration Network, we now know that the gorgeous golden blooms that adorn our hills this fall are Long-Leaf False Goldeneye (Heliomeris longifolia). The late season pollinators are big fans as are the two legged […]

It’s a Treat When the Sky Islands Turn Golden


Mountain biking in the Mountain Empire varies from groomed dirt roads to technical single track.  Here are three scenic rides you might like to try. Harshaw Loop This is an easy 13 mile loop that includes pavement and dirt road.  […]

3 Great Rides in the Sky Islands