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Panther Peak (sustainable-built, off-the-grid home tour in afternoon)

Date: April 27, 2019
Time: 8:00-12:30 Home tour in afternoon after lunch
Organization: Saguaro National Park (West Unit)
Description: On this outing not only will you spend time in one of the prettiest desert landscapes on earth but you may win a saguaro cactus for your yard. Pima County has provided a saguaro in a one gallon container to be raffled off. The hike will be short (about 3-4 miles RT), but frequently off-trail and across rough terrain.  Take as many breaks as you like to enjoy the view. Stick around afterwards to eat your lunch at a picnic table on a porch at the edge the National Park's wild saguaro desert. Then get a tour of an off-the-grid, solar-electric strawbale house with passive solar heating, earthen plaster walls, composting toilets, and rainwater harvesting for all the home's water needs. The house was built to minimize it's visual impact on the stunning landscape where it sits.
Meeting Location: Please contact leader for more information
Buffelgrass pull location: Lat: Lat: 32.343421 Long: Long: 111.163835
Volunteers: 0 registered out of a total capacity of 30
Tools Provided: Park service will provide gloves and your choice of tool: rock hammer, small pick, large pick, or bar.
Bring: Several litters of liquid, protection from the sun (hat and sunscreen), and lunch.
Wear: Sturdy footwear for hiking and working. Long sleeves and long pants are a good idea to protect from scratchs

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