Travel is everything. Getting outside of your comfort zone. Experiencing new cultures. New trails. Meeting new people. Navigating your way around a new national park. Or a new country. To me, there’s nothing better.
My entire life, I’ve been exploring. As a child, my sister and I would spend hours in the woods. Or our parents would load us into the car and we would head out on a cross-country road trip (which, in retrospect, seems brave with small children). As we grew, the travel shifted to planes and the woods became mountains. And as I became an adult, that has continued.
Travel and exploring continue to be a primary pillar for me. And I’m sharing my experiences with you here. I hope you enjoy, and that you’re inspired to get out there and find an oasis of your own.
– Rachel (and Sir Charles when it’s dog friendly)
Latest posts from Oasis Trekkers
The Stats: Trail name: Devil’s Bridge Location: Sedona, AZ Distance: 1.8 miles, out and back Elevation Gain: 400 feet Published Difficulty: Moderate Dog Friendliness: The beasts will love the bridge – from the comfort of a leash If you’ve researched hiking in Sedona at all, then you’ve very likely come across Devil’s Bridge. It’s no wonder … Continue reading Hiking to Devil's Bridge | Sedona, AZ
The Stats: Trail name: Tom’s Thumb Trail Location: Scottsdale, AZ Distance: 4.6 miles, out and back Elevation Gain: 1,236 feet Published Difficulty: Difficult Dog Friendliness: Definitely dog friendly The Tom’s Thumb Trail Guide Tom’s Thumb trail is often referred to as one of the best hikes in Scottsdale. It’s no wonder with its healthy elevation gain … Continue reading Hiking to Tom's Thumb | Scottsdale, AZ
My friend and I recently traveled to the South Island of New Zealand to tackle one of the nine Great Walks scattered throughout the country: the Milford Track. It was an absolutely incredible experience. One that I would (and have) recommend(ed) to everyone. Weather-wise, we were lucky. It didn’t rain once in the 4 days … Continue reading What to pack for the Milford Track
Catch the Wave Cave trail at the intersection of Carney Springs trailhead and Peralta Road. There are no signs in the parking lot for the trail itself, but you can’t miss the wide, blocked-off dirt road that makes up the first mile of this hike. Here, you’ll reach a wilderness fence line marking your entrance into the Superstition Wilderness. Go through the … Continue reading Hiking Wave Cave Trail | Gold Canyon, AZ
The Stats: Trail name: Boulder Canyon Trail Location: Superstition Mountain Range near Tortilla Flat, AZ Distance: 8.7 miles out and back Elevation Gain: 1,817 feet Published Difficulty: Moderate Dog Friendliness: yep, they can boulder hop to their little heart’s extent Boulder Canyon Trail is, without question, one of my top three favorite trails in the Phoenix … Continue reading Hiking Boulder Canyon | Tortilla Flat, AZ
The Stats: Trail name: Bear Mountain Trail Location: Sedona, AZ Distance: 4.9 miles out and back Elevation Gain: 1,975 feet Published Difficulty: Moderate to Difficult Dog Friendliness: Bring ’em There are a lot of hiking options in Sedona, but if you ask me, Bear Mountain Trail is toward the top of the list of must-do hikes. … Continue reading Hiking Bear Mountain | Sedona, AZ