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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...

Messing with Sunsets

"Willy Wonka" Pose 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...

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...

Me, Me, Me (and a few hours in Sedona)!

I had a day off from work and I had to spend it with myself.  What is there to do when you live on the north side of Phoenix?  How about drive for about an hour and hang around Sedona...

All it Does is Rain in Phoenix!

I'll admit that isn't true, but the last few weeks it sure seems that way.  It's pouring again as I type this, but I did manage to get out before sunrise and spend a couple hours in the Desert at...

Journey to Beaver Falls

The hike from Mooney Falls down to Beaver Falls may be the best part of hiking in Havasupi (including the every famous Havasu Falls). About three miles separate the two falls, but it takes longer than you would expect. The terrain varies...

Mooney Falls Comes with Risk

I was blessed to have a friend with an extra permit to stay at the Supai Village Lodge.  It was three days and a little less than forty miles of hiking (with a heavy pack, I might add).  There were...

Flagstaff: Stop and Sneeze in the Flowers

Sometimes you just have to pull to the side of the road and wander into a field of flowers.(or in this case, the Shell parking lot - Hey,  I did make a "courtesy purchase"!) Or in this case, goof around...