AZ Wonders creator Paul Fiarkoski

Columbia hiking gear review from Phantom Ranch in Grand Canyon

Columbia has been my brand of choice for hiking shoes and pants/shorts for a few years now.  But this year I had to step up my desert gear wardrobe a little bit in preparation for the hike of a lifetime: Grand Canyon Rim to Rim.


Evaporative cooling towel

A must for anyone who spends time outdoors in the Arizona heat. Ergodyne Chill-Its 6602 evaporative cooling towel, only $7.25 … More

Bear spray mace

Bear spray mace is a good idea if you are planning to hike, camp or fish in the wooded high … More