Category Archives: Hiking

Grand Canyon National Park

April 9-17, 2019 John’s Writing Assignment: Compare and contrast your two visits to the Grand Canyon. Glorious! Both times. There simply isn’t another word for it. Advertisements

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Sunset Crater, Wupatki, and Walnut Canyon – near Flagstaff, AZ

April 1-3, 2019 Mother Nature keeps hitting it out of the park. Sunset Crater If you stand on a flat area and look around, every peak you see was once a volcano. The still snow covered San Francisco Peaks appear … Continue reading

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Tucson Area Adventures

March 17-24, 2019 Gilbert Ray Campground This is a beautiful county campground west of Tucson. They don’t take reservations and fill quickly so people start lining up at 8:30 waiting for the office to open at 9:00. We enjoyed nice … Continue reading

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Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Ajo and the Desert Rain Cafe

March 9 – 17, 2019 We spent a week dry camping at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. Don’t worry if you haven’t heard of it. We hadn’t either until we pulled up the National Park properties in Arizona and there … Continue reading

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Phoenix, Organ Stop Pizza and Casa Grande Ruins

February 25 – March 8, 2019 We had several friends hanging out in Phoenix for part of the winter so we wandered over that way. We didn’t have reservations and February/March make up a good chunk of extreme snowbird season … Continue reading

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Big Bend West Side, Cottonwood Campground, Study Butte/Terlinqua and Beyond

February 18, 2019 Cottonwood Campground – No Generators Allowed. You don’t know how nice that is until you spend a week with this roaring noise for twelve hours each day. Luckily we were out hiking most of the time but … Continue reading

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Chisos Basin

February 14, 2019 We spent Valentine’s Day in an ancient volcanic caldera. How cool is that? While much of Big Bend appears to be relatively flat you can’t help but notice the Chisos Mountains, the southernmost mountain range in the … Continue reading

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