Posts By: Jake G

  • Hiking & Backpacking, National Parks, Peaks & Mountains, Road Trips

    Tour de California

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    For the 4th year in a row, TUBS and I set off on a cross-country road trip. This time we spent the majority of our time in California. We climbed the highest peak in the lower 48 (Mt. Whitney at 14,505 feet) […]

  • Hiking & Backpacking, National Parks, Peaks & Mountains

    Mt Whitney: A Summit Post

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    An 8 hour drive from Scottsdale, Lone Pine, California is the gateway to Mt. Whitney. My buddy TUBS and I started out on a Sunday after work and drove late into the night, eventually pulling off Highway 395 about an hour south of town. After a night in the car, we worked up the next… Read more »

  • Cities

    Viva Las Vegas

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    It was a bit of a Geiger reunion in Sin City. My Grandma and Aunt Lisa flew in via Milwaukee while my Uncle Steve drove down from St. George, Utah. Not wanting to miss the action, I decided to drive up and join them… who can say no to Vegas!

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    Getting Wild In San Diego

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    San Diego: the birthplace of California and currently the state’s second largest city. Only a 5 hour drive from Phoenix, it was time for me to visit “America’s Finest City”. TUBS and I packed up the Dew Mobile and made the drive out after work for a little getaway.

  • Hiking & Backpacking, National Parks

    Rim-Rim-Rim- Round #2

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    Hiking across the Grand Canyon is a demanding feat. Doing it twice in four days: insane.Yet, that’s exactly what my friend Andrea and I did last week. It was the second time I had completed the Rim-Rim-Rim […]

  • Canyons & Deserts, National Parks

    Lake Powell in a Flash

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    Work as a reservations agent requires either being very knowledgeable about specifics of a location, or very good at pretending. On a daily basis I answer questions and talk with guests who […]

  • Hiking & Backpacking, National Parks

    Havasu Falls

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    High on my bucket list for some time has been Havasu Falls. The famous turquoise waterfalls are plastered all over postcards, travel magazines, and Arizona guidebooks. It is one of the most photographed […]

  • Canyons & Deserts, Hiking & Backpacking, National Parks

    A Weekend in Joshua Tree

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    On a spur, I decided to head out to Joshua Tree National Park last weekend. I made the drive after work and pulled into the park a little after 10PM. For being so close to a major metropolis, the park retained […]

  • Canyons & Deserts, Hiking & Backpacking

    Phoenix Hikes: McDowell Sonoran Preserve

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    Over the weekend, I headed up to the McDowell Mountains Sonoran Preserve. The McDowell Mountains are a beautiful mountain range covered in the typical vegetation of the Sonoran Desert […]

  • Hiking & Backpacking

    Phoenix Hikes: A South Mountain Traverse

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    Itching to get out of the office, a co-worker and I decided to get outside and go for a nice long hike this past weekend. We headed to South Mountain Park & Preserve, a short drive from downtown Phoenix […]