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Explore "Sky Islands" with a naturalist

Explore "Sky Islands" with a naturalist

Duration:3 hours total
Includes:Food, Drinks, Equipment and Transportation
Languages:Offered in English

About your host

I'm an outdoor educator with extensive experience in both the backcountry and the classroom. I've led students across icefields in Alaska, through the rockies of Colorado, down rivers in Utah, and down coastlines in Mexico. I a certified Wilderness First Responder teacher (backcountry first aid), have a Masters in Science Education, and have over a decade of experience leading extended wilderness…
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What we’ll do

Tucson is surrounded by mountains that all boast distinct ecosystems and outstanding geology - not to mention some reprieve from the heat. I'll pick you up and take you to one of my favorite trailheads. From there, we will hike and pause along the way to learn about the various ways that plants have adapted to this unique environment. Additionally, I'll share the cultural history of these desert…

What else you should know

We'll be out in the elements, rain or shine! Check the weather and prepare accordingly. If you have questions or need to borrow something, let me know. If you'd like to bring a dog, it can be arranged!

What I’ll provide

Snacks
Snacks will be provided. We can discuss dietary preferences prior to the trip and I will bring snacks suited to your liking!
Water
I'll have my cooler in the van stocked with cold beverages!
Car
I'll pick you up in my 2016 Ford Transit Connect
Outdoor gear
I'll be bringing first aid equipment and have a stock of any outdoor equipment you may need. Let me know if you'd like to borrow a day pack, sunhat, hiking poles, etc!

What to bring

Shoes that you feel comfortable hiking in. If you have a favorite notebook/journal, feel free to bring that along. Sunglasses, sunhat, and sunshirt are all recommended.

Where you'll be

We'll drive up towards Mt. Lemmon and stop along the way to discuss altitudinal zonation and I'll introduce you to southern Arizona's famous "Sky Islands" - among the most diverse ecosystems in the world. We'll likely pause at one of the many geologic landmarks for a quick geology lesson before we park at the trailhead. From there we'll hike for 30 minutes - 3 hours, depending on your desires.

Things to keep in mind

Cancellation policy

For a full refund, cancel at least 7 days before the experience is scheduled to start or within 24 hours of purchase.

Communication policy

Always communicate through Airbnb. To protect your payment, never transfer money or communicate outside the Airbnb website or app.

Guest requirements

Up to 5 guests aged 18 and up can attend.

More tips

We'll be out in the elements, rain or shine! Check the weather and prepare accordingly. If you have questions or need to borrow something, let me know. If you'd like to bring a dog, it can be arranged!
Coco
Explore "Sky Islands" with a naturalist
New experience
€22 / person
New experience
€22 / person