Category Archives: camping

Rare jaguar sighting in Southern Arizona

Jaguar - dotted neck by marfis75
Jaguar – dotted neck, a photo by marfis75 on Flickr.

KOLD report with hunter who photographed it – CLICK HERE

Cool off above Tucson at Rose Canyon Lake on Mount Lemmon

Rose Canyon Lake by SearchNetMedia
Rose Canyon Lake, a photo by SearchNetMedia on Flickr.

For more information on Rose Canyon Lake and other recreation areas, visit

iPad App NOAA Radar US for watching Arizona monsoon storms

A great app for your iPad2 or iPhone is NOAA Radar US. Worth $1.99. Great for watching the Tucson monsoon storms move across the state.

Arizona summer monsoon is on its way

Taken today from the Catalina Foothills. Probably 50 miles south of Tucson. Good chance of rain between July 5th and 7th. 60% as of today.

Coronado Forest to close June 9 due to Extreme Fire Danger

For updated information, visit The Coronado National Forest USDA Forest Service website.

Arizona wildfires

Arizona wildfires by SearchNetMedia
Arizona wildfires, a photo by SearchNetMedia on Flickr.

The Arizona desert is dry, and this means that the fire danger is high. So use caution, be careful, and have a plan. A good resource for Arizona wildfire news can be found at the Arizona Daily Star’s “Wildfire” page.

This photo was taken today just across the highway from the town of Tubac in Kenyon Ranch.

Enjoy the wildlife in Madera Canyon

Deer by SearchNetMedia
Deer, a photo by SearchNetMedia on Flickr.

Our recommendation is to drive slow and have your passenger keep a look out for wildlife in the canyon. We always see something when we visit, lurking in the shadows, just off the road.

NEW VIDEO – Birds of the Catalina Foothills – Part 2

Courtesy of Rumblefish Music Licensing Store
Song The Summerlands
Artist: Llewellyn
Album: Mysts of Avalon

Here is a link to:

Birds of the Catalina Foothills – Part 1

What is the biggest cat you have ever seen on a saguaro cactus in Arizona?

Laughing Mountain Lion by SearchNetMedia
Mountain Lion, a photo by SearchNetMedia on Flickr.

Someone emailed me and asked if I had ever taken a photograph of a bobcat on a saguaro cactus. I never have. However, one local Arizona resident recently had that opportunity.

BOBCAT on a saguaro cactus – Fox News

Coincidentally, I was reviewing photos of local Tucson Photographers and came across of this recently uploaded photo by an Oracle Photographer (North of Tucson) that uploaded a photo by his friend (taken at Roosevelt Lake) of a:

MOUNTAIN LION on a saguaro cactus – click here

I have never seen either a bobcat or a mountain lion on a saguaro cactus. Incredible images by these photographers.

Arizona DPS Search and Rescue in Tucson

As temperatures increase, the need for water while hiking increases, and know that rattlesnakes are out. This Arizona DPS Search and Rescue helicopter landed near the Finger Rock Trail head today.

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