On the night of March 1, 2023 a powerful winter storm blew through Arizona and left a blanket of snow on the Sonoran Desert.
People in Arizona refer to the low-lying area that makes up the greater Phoenix area as the Valley of the Sun. Come see all the exciting natural wonders in the Valley.
Another glow-rious sunset in the Valley of the Sun
A look back at this year’s Arizona Wonders of the Week
Over the last year, I’ve featured the 50 must-see natural wonders highlighted in Arizona Bucket List Adventure Guide & Journal. … More
See which AZ Wonders hidden gem of a hike got featured on Redfin.com
When the blog editor for redfin.com asked me about hidden gem hiking trails in Phoenix. this one came to mind immediately.
Here’s a rundown of the best places to kayak in Arizona
Arizona is well-known for its desert landscape and hiking trails, but it also offers some world-class kayaking opportunities.
Humble creosote bush produces a fragrant aroma when it rains in Arizona’s Valley of the Sun
The humble creosote bush is the plant responsible for the desert rain aroma that some fragrance makers try to replicate.
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.
This mellow hike to Lost Ranch ruins in Phoenix South Mountain Park is just right
Not too easy; not too hard: At three miles in length, the relatively short and moderately-pitched trail to Lost Ranch is just right.
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.
In a year of letdowns, Global Peace Warrior Ken Koshio lifted spirits atop Piestewa Peak with his inspiring music
In 2020, early morning hikers on Piestewa Peak received a spiritual boost by the inspiring sounds of taiko-style drummer Ken Koshio.
Phoenix Summit Challenge can take you to new heights
Every year, the City of Phoenix hosts the Phoenix Summit Challenge. The challenge is to hike to seven specific mountain summits in seven days.
Take an exhilarating stroll up Quartz Ridge Trail in Phoenix Mountains Preserve
Since Trail #8 in Phoenix Mountains Preserves goes right by a deposit of quartz the size of a VW Bus near the top of a ridge, it has earned the nickname Quartz Ridge Trail.