Autumn in Northern Arizona
I try my best to visit and hike in Flagstaff, Arizona area every autumn. Even if it is for just for a day. With the day off, I set out to, once again, to make it to Lockett Meadow. The parking is limited and, for many, you have to settle your nerves as you drive […]
Sedona Morning Trip
With Sedona being a short hour+ drive, and me with some days off, I just needed to include a quick hike into “Red Rock” country. Up early (to avoid the heat and any crowds). Quick Drive. 3 hours wandering around Court House Butte. And home by lunch!
Grand Canyon’s North Rim – Better Late than Never
The visit to the North Rim happened the end of August. I was in a different place back then when it came to blogging and sharing in 2020. I’m not sure exactly where that place was – I’m guessing somewhere in the suburbs of Lost My Passion, USA. I’m definitely a different person than I […]
COYOTE BUTTES NORTH (THE WAVE)
It took a long time, but I finally made it to “The Wave” with the help of some very lucky friends. It happened the end of January – before the expansion of the number of daily visitors (which is a topic for another discussion. Of the many Arizona/Utah hiking experiences I’ve been lucky enough to […]
Lockett Meadow/Inner Basin Trail
Sadie and I finally did make it! Probably a week or so late for the full autumn “yellow explosion” of the aspen, but it was of course, well worth the effort.
Northern Arizona Autumn Colors
I started out with my dog Sadie to head to Lockett Meadow, an extremely popular spot in Flagstaff for the fall colors. My last trip there was four years ago and have been wanting to go again. But I made a rookie mistake, actually more than one. The first mistake was going on a weekend. […]
King of the Hill
With a hike to stay at Phantom Ranch this summer, it is time to start getting out there and stretch my “hiking” muscles. It helps when the weather turns 70 in January to get motivated.
Wandering in Sedona
I haven’t posted in a while. Life has been in the way. But had a great morning walking along the Little Horse Trail in Sedona, Arizona.
It’s Warming Up… Everywhere
Summer is around the corner. It means triple degree temps are becoming the norm for us in the desert. That doesn’t mean hiking less, but adjusting to being out earlier or later. I also make sure to have more water than I think I should have. Unrelated – I’m feeling a bit inspired to bring […]
Messing with Sunsets
The weather is warming up in Phoenix. It’s a great time for evening hikes on your favorite peak and and catch a sunset.
Grand Canyon National Park’s Centennial
2019 marks the Grand Canyon’s 100th year as a National Park. Living a few hours away from the South Rim made it easy for me to “drop in” and celebrate (and still be able to do it again)! If you need a excuse to go, then feel free to use the Park’s Centennial as the […]
Grand Canyon Sunrise
I had a chance to visit the Grand Canyon for the sunrise this week. It was early (we left Flagstaff before 5AM), it was cold (20 degrees F with a wind that just went through you), and it was worth it. You can’t go all this way and head right home. So it was time […]