Education through Travel and Adventure
Catalina Mountains Sky Island Tour
August 22, 2014
Friday | 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Trip Limit: 10
- 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.
- Expert guide and educational programming
- Transportation to and from the destination
- Personal expenses