Let’s Ride the Preserve Backcountry

Originally published in the Spring 2018 Edition of Mountain Lines.  You can find all of the issues of Mountain Lines available for online viewing or download here. By Art Ranz, McDowell Sonoran Conservancy master steward So often when I am working as a trail guide at the Brown’s Ranch Trailhead, I am asked about trails

2020-10-12T11:08:04-07:00October 12th, 2020|Bike, Visiting|

Nature As Therapy

Toni Vallee, Master steward McDowell Sonoran Conservancy, and Katy Lindberg RNC/COGNP, Lead steward McDowell Sonoran Conservancy Frazzled by the COVID-19 pandemic? Getting casita fever (but not from the virus)? There are proven ways to improve your physical and mental health during difficult times or everyday

2020-10-05T14:38:20-07:00October 5th, 2020|Featured News, News, Visiting|

Four Components of a Successful Desert Hike

By Barb Pringle McDowell Sonoran Conservancy master steward Parsons Field Institute at McDowell Sonoran Conservancy certified citizen scientist Originally published in the Summer 2015 edition of Mountain Lines   Mcdowell Sonoran Preserve visitors often overestimate their ability to safely hike in the Sonoran desert. This is especially true in the summer when daytime temperatures can

2020-06-03T16:27:39-07:00June 4th, 2020|News, Stewardship, Visiting|

Best Places in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve For Wildflower Photography

It’s that time of the year when wildflowers cover the Sonoran Desert. Those splashes of color attract many visitors to the McDowell Sonoran Preserve. And many have their cellphone camera ready to preserve the moment. Take your best shot with this advice on where to find the Preserve’s choicest wildflower spots.

2020-05-27T13:39:49-07:00April 3rd, 2020|News, Visiting|
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