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”→
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”→
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.
Earlier this summer I had the thrill of driving through Moab, Utah on my way back from Colorado. I had a day to explore and that was not enough time! This place is famous for hiking, jeeping, biking and river rafting. It is the gateway to Arches National Park and Canyonlands National Park. What a gateway it is!
Hiking to see the waterfalls of Havasu was one of the toughest yet most amazing experiences of my life. The waterfalls are located deep in the Grand Canyon and are part of the Havasupi Tribal Lands. Havasupi is translated as “people of the blue-green water.” The water is a beautiful turquoise, unlike anything I have ever seen.