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.
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
Have you ever dreamt of hiking 7 miles to an abandoned farm that is accessible only by foot? Bonus that is includes a wild apple orchard? And pine trees in the Arizona desert? If the answer was no, this is probably not your blog (and definitely not your blog post). But if yes, put this … Continue reading Backpacking to Reavis Ranch | Superstitions, AZ
I recently read an Atlas Obscura article entitled “91 cool, hidden and unusual things to do in Utah.” Sounds right up my alley, right? I decided that this was something that I needed to go check out myself. So I did, and will continue to do so, until all 91 have been experienced. Here’s what … Continue reading Cool and unusual things to do in Utah
The Stats: Trail name: Camp Creek Falls Trail Location: Cave Creek, AZ Distance: 4.9 miles out and back Elevation Gain: 295 feet Published Difficulty: Easy Dog Friendliness: Definitely safe for dogs to surf here I’m a sucker for a good waterfall, and waterfalls right near the Phoenix metro aren’t easy to come by. For that reason, … Continue reading Hike to Camp Creek Falls | Cave Creek, AZ
The Stats: Trail name: Praying Hands trail to Slot Rock Location: Superstition Mountain Range near Apache Junction, AZ Distance: 4.6 mile loop Elevation Gain: 955 feet Published Difficulty: Moderate Dog Friendliness: they’ll pray that you bring them The Praying Hands to Slot Rock hike is located on the northwest end of the Superstition Mountains near Apache … Continue reading Praying Hands to Slot Rock Loop | Apache Junction, AZ
Sealy Tarns track looks more like a background being cast on a green screen than it does real life. The views overlooking Hooker Valley are nothing less than spectacular. The glacier views along the way are surreal. This is a must-do. But it’s not for just anyone. The Stats: Trail name: Sealy Tarns Track Location: … Continue reading Sealy Tarns Track | Canterbury, New Zealand
Of all the Superstition Wilderness trails I’ve hiked, Hieroglyphic trail is by far the most family-friendly. If I can offer one piece of advice for weekend hikers, it would be to arrive early (or late) to avoid the heavy trail traffic. The Stats: Trail name: Hieroglyphic Trail Location: Superstition Mountain Range near Gold Canyon, AZ … Continue reading Hiking Hieroglyphic Trail | Gold Canyon, AZ