Monthly Archive: April, 2015

Bell Rock Pathway, Sedona, Arizona

Bell Rock Pathway is a well-used trail winding through the large red rock formations that make Sedona famous. I walked around some of the more notable formations – Courthouse Butte and Bell Rock… Continue reading

Montezuma Castle National Monument and Montezuma Well, Arizona

Montezuma Castle National Monument features a 20-room cliff dwelling constructed by the southern Sinaguan people of central Arizona between 1100 and 1300 AD. The soft, already-eroded limestone here was easily shaped into living… Continue reading

Bell Trail, Coconino National Forest, Arizona

I camped for three nights in Coconino National Forest, located in central Arizona near Sedona, with the intent of hiking along the Bell Trail along Wet Beaver Creek – though discovered archaeological sites… Continue reading

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Part 3: Random Observations. Plus, Saguaros Gone Wild

In addition to the other hikes and walks, I took a couple mile jaunt near a wayside that yielded some interesting piles of tuff and more cactus; there were also more views of… Continue reading

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Part 2: Alamo Canyon Trail, Desert View Trail, Victoria Mine Trail, and Palo Verde Trail

I hiked quite a few trails while at Organ Pipe but although they were for the most part spectacular, many of the landscapes appeared similar. So in the interests of not showing you… Continue reading

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Part 1: The Ajo Mountain Drive, Arch Canyon Trail, and Bull Pasture Trail

I spent four days at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument in southern Arizona, amazed at what was a completely new landscape for me. The Sonoran Desert is famous for the saguaro cactus, which… Continue reading

Texas Canyon, Arizona. Or, How to Rest at a Rest Stop

Question: What would you normally do at a rest stop? If you’d answer “use the restroom” or “eat lunch, or “stretch you legs” you’re answer would be incomplete if you were me and… Continue reading

Guerrilla Art and a Hike in Franklin Mountains State Park

I stopped for a few days in El Paso to visit my friend Chrissy and as usual we had the best time. In addition to our usual activities of swimming, watching old movies,… Continue reading

Ocean Springs and Biloxi, Mississippi

After a few weeks in Florida I traveled west to visit a couple people in New Mexico and El Paso but on my way I stopped on recommendation in Ocean Springs, Mississippi and… Continue reading

Caspersen Beach, Florida

Most of the days I was in the Venice area I spent at Caspersen Beach, a natural beach farther out on the barrier island from some of the more popular spots. Though the… Continue reading