Friday Fitness Hike

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Cooler weather is bringing out more people.  On Friday, we had a total of nine on our hike, Dennis, Sharon, Sue, Janet, Amy, Bob, Nancy, Nick, and me.  This is also the order of the people in the photo below … Continued

Sunset at Sunrise

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Marilyn and I hiked the Sunrise Trail on Saturday afternoon, hiking all the way up to Sunrise Peak.  As we were hiking down from the peak, I took this photo of the sunset. I got this photo earlier in the … Continued

Scottsdale, after Sunset, from the Sunrise Trail

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I got this shot on Saturday while hiking back on the Sunset Trail with Marilyn.  We came to an overlook area and saw the lights of Scottsdale along with a colorful, post-sunset sky.  I rested my camera on a large … Continued

Friday Fitness Hike

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Today’s hike went up and down Lousley Hill.  At the bottom of the hill, we hiked down Lousley Wash and made our way over to the Verde Trail.  We then picked up the North Trail and took the Chuparosa out … Continued

Little Saddle Mountain Trail, after the Fire

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Back in mid-May, Joe, Bob, Nancy, and I hiked the Little Saddle Mountain Trail.  On that very same morning, a man from Mesa shot an incendiary shotgun round into some brush probably not more than a mile from where we were … Continued

Friday Fitness Hike

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Bob, Linda, Janet, Amy, and I started our Friday hike at the Wagner Trailhead.  We hiked a 9.35 mile route utilizing the Wagner, Granite, Delsie, Pemberton, and Stoneman Wash trails. It had rained Thursday night into Friday Morning.  The trails … Continued

Views from the Pine Creek Loop

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Marilyn and I hiked the Pine Creek Loop late on Sunday.  It’s a three mile loop that starts from a parking area just off the Beeline Highway.  It connects with the Ballantine Trail about half way around, though we did … Continued

Bob’s Siphon Draw / Flat Iron Photos

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Bob hiked up Siphon Draw to the Flat Iron on Saturday.  He sent me these pictures…  

Rock Knob, at Sunset, from the Feldspar Trail

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This photo was taken last Sunday just before sunset from the Feldspar Trail in the McDowell Sonoran Preserve.  The setting sun gave Rock Knob a nice reddish orange glow.

Tom’s Thumb Trailhead is now open

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Marilyn and I drove out on 128th street (from Dynamite / Rio Verde Drive) last night to hike the Marcus Landslide Trail.  The Friday Hike group hiked a significant portion of the Marcus Landslide Trail, but we did not reach … Continued

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