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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...

Monsoon Season: Going to Miss it!

As August is winding down, it is starting to look like the peak of the monsoon season is fading with it.  Most folks living outside the desert, don't realize we have one.  But the high heat and humidity (yes, it...

Sundays are for Saguaros (and apparently owls)

Let's start with one of the coolest things I've seen hiking in Arizona.  I've passed by this nest a hundred times and always wondered "what lives there"?  Well, I found out.  It's an owl.  A great horned owl, to be...

Is One Sunset Worth a Blog Post?

It's a Friday night and I wanted to get home early. But God had other plans. He decided to put on a show, that I was happy to attend. And I got home late.

There’s Something about Balloons and Saguaros!

The cooler seasons in Phoenix means the hot air balloons are in the sky. For us out there hiking, the balloons add to the enjoyment of being in the desert. Of course, it's the definition of being in the right...

Clear Blue Skies! I’ve missed you so!

It's kind of like rich people complaining about the rest of us getting #Crumbs (sorry to be political), but it's the first morning I can remember in Phoenix with clear blue skies this winter.  And I've missed it! So my...

Do I need to hike with my camera anymore?

I've spent much of the last year hiking with my Nikon D3400, along with my Samsung Galaxy 8 phone.  And I've been very happy with the pictures they both take. But I was fortunate enough to be gifted a GoPro...