Optional Saturday Excursion

Saturday Excursion (optional)

After the conference, on Saturday, September 30th, conference attendee and local expert André De Leon has graciously organized a narrated tour up Mount Lemmon.

  • Venture through eight distinctive biomes in a driving tour that reaches elevations of 11,000 feet
  • Learn about the range’s flora & fauna, geological formations and animal life
  • Take in the breathtaking vistas of southern Arizona and Northern Mexico
  • Have lunch at the sleepy mountaintop hamlet of Summerhaven at the Sawmill Run restaurant (not included in trip price)
  • Enjoy a 90-minute tour of the Mt. Lemmon Sky Center Observatory, with live daytime viewing of celestial objects
  • Total price, including transportation, bottled water and admission to the Sky Center: $50 to $90 depending on total number of participants.

Attendees will be picked up at the conference hotel at 8:30 am and dropped off between 5:30 and 6 pm. Attendees should pack a camera, sun hat, light jacket and hiking boots or sturdy shoes. Trip requires a minimum number of participants - if not enough people register, those who have already paid will be issued a refund. 

Please register by contacting André directly at adeleon@email.arizona.edu.