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Something to Howl About!

It started with the hot air balloons taking off in the distance. This time of year is the peak balloon season in the desert - it just depends on the wind currents where they start. This is only about half...

Jackrabbit!

I see more rattlesnakes up close than jackrabbits when hiking, and almost am never able to get a photo. I did have a zoom lens, so I guess that helps. This guy came bounding quickly up behind me and paused...

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.

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 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...