My feelings about Machu Picchu are complicated. On one hand, it's one of the New 7 Wonders of the World. And I feel very privileged to have had the opportunity to experience the magical ancient city in the middle of nowhere. However, this is also one of the most populated tourist destinations I've been to … Continue reading Legends of Machu Picchu
The Stats: Trail Name: General Springs trailhead (also known as Fred Haught trail) Distance: 19.5 miles round trip Elevation Loss/Gain: 3,927 feet Difficulty: Moderate Dog Friendliness: the fur babies will love it If you are familiar with Arizona then you know that north of Payson you trade cacti for pine trees, city zoos and gardens … Continue reading Backpacking the Cabin Loop Trail | Mogollon Rim, AZ
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 to Havasupai Falls. We were right. We will also never forget the things that we learned. … Continue reading 7 Tips for Hiking to Havasupai Falls
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: Trail Name: Point Trail Distance: 4 miles Elevation Gain: -750 feet Difficulty: Difficult steep climb down to the … Continue reading West Clear Creek Canyoneering | Mogollon Rim, AZ
On February 1st, 2018, my friend and I set alarms for 6:30am, determined to get a permit to hike to Havasupai 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 to Havasupai Falls
Took a day hike from Phoenix / Scottsdale to hike the Four Peaks via Browns Trail.