Category Archive: Arizona

Arizona Trail to Fisher Point

Our last day in Flagstaff we decided to hike a segment of the Arizona Trail out to Fisher Point, known for it’s views over the west end of Walnut Canyon. I followed some… Continue reading

Aspen Everywhere: Indian Springs and Viet Springs

After our morning hike at Red Mountain we needed another short hike and so as Tom drove east back towards Flagstaff I scanned through the available (read: not inaccessible due to mud) options… Continue reading

Inside the Volcano: Red Mountain

The weather forecast had called for more of the same violent thunderstorms of our first full day in Flagstaff, but we got lucky, awakening to a mostly cloudless blue sky. After confirming that… Continue reading

A Stormy Hike Up Elden Mountain and a Mini Brewery Tour of Flagstaff

We’d already been snowed and hailed upon staying in Alpine at 8,000 feet but with the immediate and mid-range forecast further deteriorating we decided we needed to decamp. The problem was that the… Continue reading

The Magic of the Thompson Trail

The Thomspon Trail was really one of the prettiest trails we’d hiked in long time and I was admittedly giddy for most of our walk. There are few areas of the Apache-Sitgreaves National… Continue reading

Hiking Escudilla Mountain and a Bonus Lake Stop

On our first full day in the White Mountains we set off north to the Escudilla National Recreation Trail, one of the two routes ascending Escudilla Mountain, the third highest peak in Arizona.… Continue reading

Let the Hiking Season Begin!

After the completion of the houses I stuck around Las Cruces for a bit in order to prepare for the following build season but by the beginning of the second week in May… Continue reading

A Hike in the Santa Catalina Mountains and an Inadequate Introduction to Chiricahua National Monument

The combination of government shutdown and uncharacteristically poor weather that had steered us to Picacho Peak State Park had the additional benefit of allowing us to stop in Tucson where we were able… Continue reading

Return to Picacho Peak State Park

Our next adventure came at the end of December after the site shut down for the holidays. Leaving Las Cruces for a couple weeks, our plan was to head straight to California to… Continue reading

Hiking in the Santa Rita Mountains and at Patagonia Lake, plus a Tour of the Mission Copper Mine

After our visit with Tom’s daughter and family in Orange County ended we had about 5 days in which to travel to Las Cruces, New Mexico for the start of our Habitat build… Continue reading