South Kaibab Trail in Grand Canyon National Park

Gear review: Can Armaskin anti-blister sock liners pass the Grand Canyon test?

I put Armaskin anti-blister sock liners to the test on a 17-mile Rim to River hike in the Grand Canyon. Read on to find out if they passed.

Sunrise transforms the sky above Phoenix into a kaleidoscope of colors

We see a lot of great sunrises in Arizona. After all, it is the Valley of the Sun. But there was something special about the sunrise on Wednesday, December 8, 2021. Dee Gutierrez of Phoenix captured it perfectly.

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Arizona adventure writer shares insider tips to kayak Horseshoe Bend on the Colorado River between Glen Canyon Dam and Lee’s Ferry

Dreaming of kayaking the Colorado River through Horseshoe Bend? Here’s all you need to turn your dream into reality.

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Chiricahua National Monument: Hard to say, easy to love

Pronouncing Chiricahua is hard; falling in love with this amazing national monument in southern Arizona is easy.

Willow Springs Lake and forest

This short and easy trail to Willow Springs Lake gets more scenic the further you hike

If you’re looking for a relatively short hike with beautiful scenery on the Mogollon Rim, take a stroll on the trail to Willow Springs Lake from the Horse Trap Trailhead near Forest Lakes.

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Phoenix author’s Arizona Bucket List Adventure Guide climbs to #1 spot on Kindle

Arizona Bucket List, available in ebook hard cover, and paperback formats on Amazon, features 50 must-see natural wonders in the Grand Canyon State.

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Arizona Bucket List Adventure Guide & Journal takes you to 50 must-see natural wonders in the Grand Canyon state

Great book for any Arizona explorer. Get tips on travel, planning and permits for the most amazing places to explore in Arizona.

man and woman hiking up a trail in the mountainous Arizona desert

Nobody intends to get lost while hiking but here’s how to prepare in case it happens to you

A pair of hikers spent an unplanned night in Arizona’s Superstition Mountains wilderness area and have some tips to share with other hikers.

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Something good to look forward to in 2021: Free days at all National Parks in Arizona

Each year the National Parks Service allows free entrance to all national parks and monuments on a handful of days. Here are the 2021 dates.

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Here’s your 2021 planning calendar for amazing full moon experiences in Arizona

Use the tips in this post to plan your next amazing full moon viewing experience in Arizona.