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Catalina Mountains Sky Island Tour


Now - August 22, 2014

Tour has been CANCELLED.

Friday | 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

Trip Limit: 10

Trip Leader

  • Vincent Pinto, ethnobotanist and wildlife biologist


Join us for an unforgettable exploration of Arizona's incomparable Sky Islands as we follow the Catalina Highway, starting from an elevation of 2,400 feet in the Lower Sonoran Desert, climbing to the top of Mount Lemmon at an elevation of over 9,000 feet. Experience the mountains topographic complexity as we travel from the desert to the alpine forest in just a few short hours. On average, the summit is 25 degrees cooler than the base, offering excellent relief on a summer's day. We will stop at various elevations throughout the program, where ethnobotanist and wildlife biologist Vincent Pinto will lead several short hikes to teach about the diverse ecosystems unique to this sky island mountain.

Day-trip includes:

  • Expert guide and educational programming
  • Breakfast
  • Lunch

Not included:

  • Transportation to and from the destination
  • Personal expenses

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