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It’s Warming Up… Everywhere

Summer is around the corner. It means triple degree temps are becoming the norm for us in the desert. That doesn't mean hiking less, but adjusting to being out earlier or later. I also make sure to have more water...

Messing with Sunsets

"Willy Wonka" Pose The weather is warming up in Phoenix. It's a great time for evening hikes on your favorite peak and and catch a sunset.

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...

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...

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: 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...

Desert Sunrises – Monsoon Style

The last few weeks in the desert has made for some awesome sunrises.  I spent a nice early morning hike this past weekend and blown away.   I also managed to unintentionally take another photo that I almost hesitate to...

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...

Phoenix Monsoon Sunsets

When people from other parts of the country think of Phoenix, Arizona in July, they generally think of the heat. Yes, it's hot.  But we don't mind "shoveling sinshine" all year. Often overlooked, or even unknown, is that we go...