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Organ Pipe: World Biosphere Preserve


Now - March 2, 2014

Trip has been CANCELLED.

Saturday and Sunday | 9:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Trip Limit: 14


  • Vincent Pinto, ethnobotanist and wildlife biologist


Very few regions on earth have been honored with the ranking of World Biosphere Preserve, recognition that a region holds irreplaceable natural values on a planetary scale. At Organ Pipe National Monument in southern Arizona, you will wander amidst plants, like the namesake organ pipe cactus, found nowhere else in the United States. You will gaze in awe at the wide spaces devoid of lasting human impact and full of the austere beauty unique to the Sonoran Desert. Distinctive and specially adapted creatures roam the landscape day and night, providing an opportunity to appreciate them in a wilderness setting. Join naturalist Vincent Pinto during this two-day trip to visit both mountain and desert terrain while discovering the area’s renowned biodiversity. Hiking on this trip can be considered medium in difficulty; there are some areas of moderate elevation and loose gravel with potentially unstable footing.

Two-day trip includes:

  • Guided tours and handouts
  • Lunch on Saturday and Sunday
  • Entrance to Organ Pipe Preserve
  • Bottled water and snacks

Not included:

  • Transportation to the Organ Pipe Preserve
  • Lodging (Please call The Guest House Inn B&B at 520 387.6133 for special rate and room block)
  • Personal expenses
  • Meals not mentioned

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