Fall is upon us – What is your favorite thing about fall?

This morning I was reminded of how beautiful Arizona can be in the fall. The morning air is crisp and invigorating, and the forests become so vibrant and colorful!  What is your your favorite thing about fall? Please share your thoughts, stories and photos in the comments below (pingbacks are welcome).  #fall #autumn #inspiration #writing…

Hiking Little Granite Mountain Loop near Prescott, Arizona

It was a couple of years ago that I first found this beautiful hike in the Granite Basin Recreation Area. I had been struggling with some personal challenges, and been pretty depressed during that time. In order to stay upbeat and positive I was trying to get out and do as many things as I…

Taller than the Trees

“I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.” –Henry David Thoreau

Hiking Horton Creek Trail near Payson, Arizona

Horton Creek Trail is a fairly easy 3.5 mile out and back hike. It has a slight uphill grade, a pretty little creek and lots of shade along the way. The creek is fairly shallow with small pools and lots of pretty little waterfalls, and culminates at Horton Spring which bubbles cool clear water from the hillside. You’ll see wild strawberries, blackberries and grapes growing along the creek, but watch out for poison ivy.

Mesa Verde National Park

Yesterday evening made for a rough first day to our road trip. Somewhere around Kayenta, Arizona we had a tire blow out on our toy hauler. We had a spare tire, so no worries there, but when the tire blew it also shredded a large section of wiring that was strapped up under the wheel…

Flashback Friday – Sliding through Salome Jug

Salome Jug is a slot canyon located near Roosevelt Lake in the Sierra Ancha Wilderness. It is fairly easily accessible from Highway 188 on A Cross road, but a high clearance, four wheel drive vehicle is recommended. It’s a short, fairly easy hike to the creek bed, only about a mile and half, but the canyon…