1st Annual Tucson Desert Herf Classic – 2019

 Herf schedule:

  • Friday, March 29
  • Saturday, March 30
    • Eric’s Rancho Abrigo
    • Vail, AZ
  • Sunday, March 31
    • Casa Dunthor
  • Supplemental herfing:
    • If you come in earlier and/or stay later, additional herfs will be scheduled at Casa Dunthor as needed.
  • Video herfing:
    • If you are unable to attend in person, video herfing is available on request.

               

Casa Dunthor

Rancho Abrigo

Nearby sightseeing options for Saturday and Sunday morning:

Saguaro East National Park – Rincon Mountain District

7.7 miles from Casa Dunthor

Tucson, Arizona is home to the nation’s largest cacti. The giant saguaro is the universal symbol of the American west. These majestic plants, found only in a small portion of the United States, are protected by Saguaro National Park, to the east and west of the modern city of Tucson. The Rincon Mountain District of Saguaro National Park ranges from an elevation of 2,670 ft to 8,666 ft and contains 6 biotic communities including desert scrub, desert grassland, oak woodland, pine-oak woodland, pine forest and mixed conifer forest. 

Sabino Canyon

14.7 miles from Casa Dunthor

Experience the beauty of one of the most unique Southwestern desert canyons on a Sabino Canyon tram ride. Sabino Canyon is a natural desert oasis located in Tucson’s Coronado National Forest and is home to spectacular desert landscapes and abundant wildlife.

Pima Air and Space Museum

9.5 miles from Casa Dunthor

The Pima Air & Space Museum is one of the largest non-government funded aviation and space museums in the world featuring over 350 historical aircraft, from a Wright Flyer to a 787 Dreamliner. Sitting on 80 acres, the museum opened its doors to the public in May of 1976. Over the past forty years, the museum has grown immensely and today encompasses six indoor exhibit hangars (three dedicated to WWII).

Docent-led walking tours and museum ground Tram Tours are offered daily. The museum is the exclusive operator of bus tours of the 2,600-acre “Aircraft Boneyard”, a U.S. military and government aircraft storage facility.

Saguaro National Park

Sabino Canyon

Sabino Canyon

The Pima Air Museum

The aircraft boneyard

Lodging:

Both these excellent B&Bs are within 2 city blocks of Casa Dunthor, a pleasant stroll through the Civano neighborhood. 

The Inn at Civano

Desert Sol B & B

If you do stay at one of these B & B, I’ll provide transportation.

If you are unable to secure a B & B room and still want to come, you’ll need to rent a car and select a hotel. 

Amenities:

Civano Coffee House

The coffee house is across the street from the B & Bs and serves up excellent roasted-on-site coffee along with wine, beer, liquor & food.

Community Pool: The pool is solar heated and is located just behind the coffee house toward Casa Dunthor.

The Civano neighborhood

Civano is a neighborhood in SE Tucson that was conceived in the last century as a model for a sustainable community and originally envisioned as “Tucson’s Solar Community.”

Unsprawl Case Study, Community of Civano

The Inn at Civano

Civano Coffee House

Coffee House back patio

Civano North Pool

 

Logistics:

  • Airport: Tucson International
    • Distance to Scott & Inga’s neighborhood (Civano): 12.9 miles
    • Alaska flies direct from Seattle if you’d like to skip changing planes in Phoenix.
  • Transportation:
    • Let us know in advance when you are coming in and we’ll come get you.
    • Uber also runs out to our neck of the woods.
    • Or rent a car if you’d like to further explore the Tucson area.
    • Things to do in Tucson
  • Weather in Tucson in March:
    • Daily high temperatures 79°F, rarely falling below 61°F or exceeding 88°F.
    • Daily low temperatures 51°F, rarely falling below 38°F or exceeding 59°F.
    • Humidity: 23%

The view from the patio of Rancho Abrigo