Before heading home from our mini weekend getaway in Sedona, AZ (see Devil’s Bridge post & Slide Rock State Park post), we did a short, heart pumping hike up Cathedral Rock. Continue reading “Cathedral Rock” »
After trekking to the top of Devil’s Bridge in Sedona, AZ on our short weekend roadtrip, we decided to cool off at Slide Rock State Park.
We took a spur of the moment mini road-trip to Sedona over the weekend for a bit of hiking and relaxation. Our first hike was short, about 3.4 miles, to Devil’s Bridge. This is a popular hike and parking is nearly always full during the weekend. This would have been a shorter hike for us if we hadn’t had to park so far away. The trailhead is actually .7 miles away from the bridge & should have been a 1.4 mile round trip hike.
Part 6 of our Bryce Canyon Road Trip (View Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5)
Tuzigoot (Apache for “crooked water”) National Monument is a 2 story pueblo built by the Sinagua people around 1125 AD and occupied until about 1400 AD. Artifacts & info on how these agricultural people lived are contained in the small museum next to the ruins.
Part 5 of our Bryce Canyon Road Trip (View Part 1, Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 6)
One of our overnights on our way back home from our roadtrip was again, Page, AZ. We took this opportunity to visit Horseshoe Bend for the second time (first visit to Horseshoe Bend), although this was the first time we got to see it while the sun was setting.
Part 1 of our Bryce Canyon Road Trip (View Part 2, Part 3, Part 4, Part 5, Part 6)
Under the guise of a Christmas present for my husband (yes…. gift for
me my husband), I gifted him with a road trip to Bryce Canyon National Park in Utah. Of course, our road trips are always packed with many stops and adventures. Our first adventure along the way: Lower Antelope Canyon in Page, Arizona!
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)…
We kicked off our first adventure for the new year with an AWESOME hike near Phoenix (Apache Junction), Siphon Draw to the top of Flat Iron in the Superstition Mountains!
One of the most most interesting highlights in South Western Arizona is the historical Yuma Territorial Prison. From 1876 to 1909, this unique…. lodging, housed 3,069 prisoners whose crimes ranged from manslaughter to…. seduction.
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After a year of putting off exploring Madera Canyon, we finally made it out there and were pleasantly surprised. Not only did we get to see fall foliage, we also found a steep trail that led to an old, abandoned mine that operated in the 1900s.
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