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Finger Rock Trail #42

We’ve always been told that Finger Rock is one of Tucson’s top strenuous trails. We finally hiked it today… and we’re not really sure about what we were told. Reviews online said this trail takes 4-6 hours but we finished it in 3 with breaks & exploring another trail. This brings me to the conclusion that those Oreo cookies we had last night gave us super powers!

Just kidding. Just kidding (tummy ache is more like it)

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2013 Adventures

Our adventures went on a decline towards the last half of 2013 due to a busy work schedule but we still had a great year!

Jerome, AZ
Jerome
Barringer Meteor Crater
Barringer Meteor Crater
Walnut Canyon
Walnut Canyon
Chiricahua National Monument
Chiricahua National Monument
Ruby Ghost Town
Ruby Ghost Town
Bearizona Wildlife Park
Bearizona
Colter Watch Tower
Colter Watch Tower
South Kaibab to Ooh Aah Point, Grand Canyon
Ooh-Aah Point
Flintstone's Bedrock City
Bedrock City
Castle Dome City Ghost Town
Castle Dome City
Sea World
Sea World
La Jolla Sea Caves
La Jolla Sea Caves
Bill Clinton Library
Clinton Presidential Center
Cedar Grove Mansion
Cedar Grove Mansion
Vicksburg Military Park
Vicksburg Military Park
USS Cairo
USS Cairo
Windsor Ruins
Windsor Ruins
Longwood
Longwood
National Gallery of Art
National Gallery of Art
James Munroe Museum
James Munroe Museum
Historic Jamestowne
Historic Jamestowne
Yorktown Battlefield
Yorktown Battlefield
Woodrow Wilson House
Woodrow Wilson House
Mission Tumacacori
Mission Tumacacori
Alta Ghost Town
Alta Ghost Town
Little Hawaii
Little Hawaii
Sneffels Ghost Town
Sneffels Ghost Town
Ironton Ghost Town
Ironton Ghost Town
Yankee Girl Mine
Yankee Girl Mine
Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellings
Mesa Verde Cliff Dwellings
Red Mountain Trail
Red Mountain Trail
Flagstaff Extreme Adventure
Flagstaff Extreme Adventure
Clifton Cliffside Jail
Clifton Cliffside Jail
Madera Canyon
Madera Canyon
Yuma Territorial Prison
Yuma Historical Prison
Leavenworth
Leavenworth
Port Townsend
Port Townsend

HAPPY NEW YEAR! Cheers to many more adventures for 2014!

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Clifton Cliffside Jail

In 1878, the town of Clifton built a jail by blasting out two cells from a solid granite cliff. The jail was cut out by Margarito Verala who upon completion, Verala celebrated by heading to the town’s saloon for a drink of whiskey… or six. He was so pleased with his work that after imbibing whiskey, he proceeded to pull out his gun and shoot up Hovey’s Dance Hall to attract attention. He wanted to let everyone know that the jail had been completed! Unfortunately, the saloon’s proprietor was also the town’s sheriff and he did not take kindly to his saloon being shot up. Verala was arrested and became the jail’s first guest.
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Red Mountain Trail

This past weekend we had a mini adventure getaway to Flagstaff, where the elevation is higher and the breeze a bit nippy (for southern-Arizonian’s anyway). It was the perfect weather for a hike to Red Mountain!

Red Mountain is the remnant of a volcanic eruption approximately 750,000 years ago, relatively not too long ago (in earth’s terms) and this is evident in the landscape as foliage has not had enough time to grow over. Red Mountain is a bit unique in that it forms a ‘U’ shaped natural amphitheater, as opposed to a full cylindrical cone like most eruptions, allowing exposure of the internal structure of the volcano. Walking through and getting up close to this is like walking onto an epic movie set.
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