2nd Annual Tucson Desert Herf Classic – 2020

 Herf schedule:

  • Friday, March 20 to Sunday, March 22
  • Supplemental herfing:
    • If you come in earlier and/or stay later, additional herfs will be scheduled
  • Video herfing:
    • A Skype session will be opened for each day.
Casa Dunthor Herf Patio

2019 herf attendees

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
Pima Air Museum

The aircraft boneyard


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

The Inn at Civano

Desert Sol B & B

AirBNB is showing 3 offerings in our immediate neighborhood. Just search on Civano, Tucson and let me know if you have questions.

If you do stay in Civano, I can provide transportation to and from the airport.


Community Pool: The pool is solar heated and is located just about a block away.

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.” It is a delightful place to stroll and akin to being in a desert arboretum.

Unsprawl Case Study, Community of Civano

Civano North Pool


  • Airport: Tucson International
    • Distance to Scott & Inga’s neighborhood (Civano): 12.9 miles
    • Alaska flies direct from Seattle if you’d like a direct flight.
  • 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%