Category Archives: recreation

The Retreats at El Rancho Robles now open in Oracle, Arizona

What was the 1930’s El Rancho Robles Dude Ranch in Oracle, Arizona is now open as the Retreats at El Rancho Robles. It has been newly restored to its past glory, a wonderful group retreat and event facility. It is a beautiful setting. Visit their website to see accommodations and photos – elranchorobles.com.

Oracle, Arizona is a great place to take photos too.

To view our SLIDESHOW of Oracle, ArizonaCLICK HERE.

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Watch out for rattlesnakes in the foothills of the Tucson Catalina Mountains

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

We have spotted two large dead rattle snakes in the neighborhood during the last couple of weeks. As the temperature at night drops into the 60’s and 50’s, these venomous snakes may seek warmth on the neighborhood streets.

Bring a flashlight on evening walks. Also, consider Professional Snake Avoidance Classes for your Dog. We are not associated with, nor do we endorse the one in the link above, but we are sending a dog to this one for training.

The snake in the photo was one we encountered while walking another dog in the Rillito River in Tucson. We never saw it as we walked right up to it and were close enough for it to strike. They stay so well hidden in the shadows.

So, be cautious out there!

Oracle State Park is OPEN

Oracle State Park by SearchNetMedia
Oracle State Park, a photo by SearchNetMedia on Flickr.

Oracle State Park had its Grand Re-Opening last month. Visit Arizona Highways blog has some great info about the Re-Opening. With the so weather perfect, this a great time to visit.

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Beautiful time to visit Sabino Canyon

Thimble Peak by SearchNetMedia
Thimble Peak, a photo by SearchNetMedia on Flickr.

Click here for a SLIDESHOW. Saw deer yesterday.

VIDEO of El Tour de Tucson – 2011

Birders at Sweetwater Wetlands in Tucson

For more information on Sweetwater Wetlands, visit TucsonMenu.com.

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 TucsonMenu.com.

Tucson Bird and Wildlife Festival – August 17-21

Great-Horned Owl by SearchNetMedia
Great-Horned Owl, a photo by SearchNetMedia on Flickr.

For more information, visit Tucson Audubon.

Tucson one of USA Today’s “10 great places for city cycling”

Mount Lemmon by SearchNetMedia
Mount Lemmon, a photo by SearchNetMedia on Flickr.

USA Today recently listed “10 great places for city cycling”, which included Tucson. It mentioned “cactus-studded Saguaro National Park”, or the “15-mile trip, along the Rillito River, offers sweeping views of the Santa Catalina Mountains”. However, if you are up to the challenge, consider biking from Tucson to Summerhaven at Mt. Lemmon, 28 miles above Tucson.

Coronado Forest to close June 9 due to Extreme Fire Danger

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

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