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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...

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...

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...

Summer Leaving Can be a Good Thing

A busy workweek (aren't they all?) left little time for wandering in the desert this week.  Summer has now officially left us, which, for many, is a good thing in Phoenix.  I don't necessarily agree, but I understand the desire...

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...

Early Morning in the Desert

It's 5 in the morning and I've already been up for an hour.   What's a guy to do?  You can try to go back to sleep or you can do what I do and take a short little hike on...

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...