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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...

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...

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: Monument Valley

I had a wonderful time in Monument Valley with my dad last week.  He has long been a huge fan of Western movies and as I selfishly wanted to see it as well, this was the last stop as part...

Places:  Walnut Canyon

This past weekend gave me another chance to visit Walnut Canyon near Flagstaff, Arizona.   Be ready to take some stairs (and there is a lot) as you walk your way down (and you do have to go back up)...

Places: Wukoki Ruins

Located just a couple of miles from the much more celebrated Wupatki Ruins , the frequently overlooked Wukoki Ruins (even the official National Parks  Site is not much more than a "oh yeah, it's here too" page!) may actually be my favorite of the two....

Places: Wupatki Ruins

One of the absolute "perks" to living in Phoenix, Arizona is being able to take a day trip to see some of the most amazing places in the country.  This past weekend I managed to get away and take in...