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Glamour Ssssssssshots!

It doesn't happen as often as many think, but if you are a frequent hiker in Arizona, you will likely encounter a rattlesnake from time to time - even on the most public of trails.  And as I am often...

Back to the South Rim (Grand Canyon)

As we prepared for the Rim to Rim Hike the next morning, we spent that evening taking in the sights the South Rim has to offer. I've been blessed to go there numerous times now, but this was the first...

The Things You Come Across

With a Grand Canyon rim-to-rim hike coming up fast, I look to hike every night as part of training.  One of the things I've noticed was that the saguaro seem to have more blossoms than usual this year - which...

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...

Places: Skull Mesa

Currently, I am training to do the Rim-to-Rim hike at the Grand Canyon in May.  I felt pretty close to where I needed to be a few months ago, until I broke a toe and hiking was placed on hold. ...

Places: Desert Vista Trail, Phoenix Arizona

Phoenix is blessed to have many place to hike.  I have a new favorite locally the Desert Vista Trail. Just north of the city, it offers a nice variety of mountain trials... and a desert trails with something to look...

Summer Hikes in the Desert

Yep, it's hot.  Really hot sometimes. So what's a guy to do when he wants to hike in the summer?  He gets up at 4:30 in the morning and sets out. What started out as a personal goal to take...

WordPress: My One Year Anniversary

I've enjoyed my first year blogging on WordPress.  But of course, it's not really about the blogs themselves, but the numerous experiences and photographs that led me to sharing these to begin with.  The American Southwest is Amazing!  I hope...

I love when the unusal happens!

Golfing today with one of my buddies and bull snake decided to crash the party on thr 12th hole.  He didn't care one bit we were there. This is a pressure putt..... But he managed to do more than that....