Top 10 AZ Wonders blog posts of 2018

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Photo credit: Paul Fiarkoski for AZ Wonders Location: 4th Ave and Goldfield Road in Apache Junction, AZ.

It’s officially December. That means it’s time for my favorite post of the year. This is where I get to look back at the posts that were most viewed by you and thousands of other Arizona fans. And here they are:



Top 10 most viewed AZ Wonders posts of 2018

  1. Superstition Mountains cougar shadow appears only a few days a year
  2. Video: Flash flood waters rushing off the Phoenix Mountains Preserve
  3. When temperatures rise, locals flock to the Crack swimming hole on Wet Beaver Creek near Sedona
  4. Two men, one mission: Hike the entire 800-mile Arizona National Scenic Trail
  5. Praying Monk of Camelback Mountain
  6. Video: Chasing waterfalls on Camelback Mountain in Phoenix
  7. Granite Mountain Hotshots memorial honors 19 firemen who lost their lives fighting Yarnell Hill fire
  8. Hiking Grand Canyon rim to rim: Good, bad and ugly
  9. Heavy rain makes for epic flow on Sycamore Falls near Williams, AZ after monsoon storm
  10. Kaiser Hot Spring is good medicine

Which was your favorite? Let me know in the comments box below.

There are so many more for you to see. Start here or go back to the home page and choose a topic from the Explore Arizona menu.

While this may be just a numbered list to you, this is a moment of nostalgic reflection for me. As I read each post title, I get to relive the amazing experiences I’ve had exploring Arizona. For each post, there is often a good deal of planning, travel, photography, writing and editing involve. It’s a labor of love for sure.

When I started this blog in 2017. I wasn’t sure how well it would go over with a broader audience of people who don’t know me personally.

I’ve been humbled the response, to say the least. Keep following, liking, commenting and sharing. You have no idea how much motivation I get from you.

Summary of AZ Wonders viewer activity in 2018:

  • Over 14,000 unique visitors
  • From more than 80 countries
  • 22,000+ views of posts

I hope you’ve enjoyed these amazing sights and experiences. Believe me when I say I’ve barely scratched the surface and will be sharing plenty more in the years to come.

Happy trails,

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