Never stop exploring! That needs to be my motto, because every time I think I know what I will see when out hiking, I am surprised by what I find. Case in point, Walnut Canyon, I have been to the city of Flagstaff, Arizona area numerous times and yet this unbelievable ancient settlement was just over 10 miles from the city. I decided to check it out on a whim while I was picking out high altitude training spots. I am so glad I chose this amazing place! Continue reading “Walnut Canyon National Monument”→
If you have followed my blog for a while, you have probably noticed that I like to mix up fashion with some really fun hiking adventures. What you may not know is that I am the least likely person to begin a serious hiking hobby at the age of 57 then most people.Continue reading “Angels Landing & Facing Fears”→
“Life was made for good friends and great adventure” – Proverb
I love this quote because it combines two of my favorite things. I can’t think of a better person who exemplifies what it means to help us enjoy making new friends and experiencing incredible adventures. Molly Mathis, founder of MoJo Active Adventures.
There is nothing like a big hiking trip with a looming deadline to motivate me to get back into prime hiking shape. To be honest, I really slacked off during the holidays and once I realized my trip to Zion National Park and Bryce Canyon in Utah was a few short weeks away, I knew it was time to get serious. I needed to consult experts to help me update my equipment and plan my training schedule. Continue reading “HIKING Advice from the Experts”→
Winter hikes in Sedona can be breathtaking! Recently a good friend of mine and I decided to take a girls weekend and explore the red rocks in the snow. We hiked an area on the northern part of AZ State Route 89A along Oak Creek Canyon and found a gorgeous and historical trail, West Fork of Oak Creek. Continue reading “Sedona Winter Hiking”→
I am so honored to be a guest writer on the blog, RISK BLOSSOMING. This is one of my favorite travel blogs! Check out this blog, I promise you, you will laugh, learn about life and be inspired to explore, discover and grow every day.
During the last few months I have gotten a number of messages asking me questions about what kind of gear is needed to start hiking. The simple truth is not much! When I started I really had no idea what I was doing and managed to wander around some local trails with just my regular sneakers.