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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...

Trails: Little Horse Trail (Sedona, Arizona)

I'm a little embarrassed to admit I'd never previously hiked on the Little Horse TrailI'm lucky to live close to Sedona and have driven in passed it dozens of time - I just always chose a different spot to spend...

Trails: Overton Trail (Cave Creek Regional Park)

Cave Creek Regional Park is one of my favorite local places for a short hike.  This past week, we spent a nice morning wandering along the Overton Trail.  The weather was still cool enough, but it sure looked dry and dusty (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.

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. ...