I consider my opinion of Machu Picchu to be complicated. It's one of the New 7 Wonders of the World, so I have this sense that I should feel privileged to have gone, and I do. However it's also one of the most populated tourist destinations I've been to in recent years. It felt less … Continue reading Experiencing Machu Picchu
The Stats: Hike Date: July 28 - 29, 2018Distance: 19.5 miles round tripElevation Loss/Gain: 3,927 feetDifficulty: ModerateDog Friendliness: the babies will love it. If you are familiar with Arizona then you know that north of Payson you trade cacti for pine trees, your zoos and gardens for actual wild things and your monstrous monsoons for … Continue reading Cabin Loop Trail: Mogollon Rim
Memorial Day weekend 2018, a group of 6 of us packed up our bags for what would undoubtedly be a weekend we would never forget: the hike from Hualapai Hilltop into (and a couple miles past) Supai, AZ. We were right. We will also never forget the things that we learned. ONE: You will … Continue reading Hiking Havasupai – What We Learned
The Phoenix heat is brutal, as anyone in Arizona between June and October can attest to. Because of that, I decided to head further north, out of the concrete jungle, up to West Clear Creek. The Stats: Hike Date: June 7 - 8, 2018Distance: 4 milesElevation Gain: -750 feetDifficulty: Difficult steep climb down to the canyon … Continue reading West Clear Creek Canyoneering
On February 1st, 2018, my friend and I set alarms for 6:30am, determined to get a permit to hike to Havasu Falls this year. Every year, within minutes of going on sale, the permits sell out. For the year. You read that right. We were not going to miss out this time - so we … Continue reading Havasu Canyon – Hiking the Falls
Took a day hike from Phoenix / Scottsdale to hike the Four Peaks via Browns Trail.