Posts Tagged: Phoenix

  • Canyons & Deserts, Hiking & Backpacking

    Phoenix Hikes: Flatiron

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    Time and time again I am drawn to the Superstitions. I am intrigued by the mystery of the area and the legend of the missing gold. You have to admit, the prospect of finding a hidden treasure […]

  • Hiking & Backpacking

    Phoenix Hikes: Estrella Mountain Regional Park

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    Estrella Mountain Regional Park is seldom talked about when mentioning outdoor areas in the Phoenix Valley. Few people seem to know of its existence […]

  • Hiking & Backpacking

    Phoenix Hikes: The Superstitions via Peralta

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    Mystery surrounds the story of the Lost Dutchman’s Gold Mine. According to legend, Jacob Waltz, a German immigrant who relocated to Arizona in the mid 19th century, discovered a mine rich in gold […]

  • Sports

    Athletic Defeat

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    Marathon #2 ended in disappointment. After training for 18+ weeks and running over 350 miles in that time span, I had high hopes for myself. I had set my sights on qualifying for Boston or getting damn close […]

  • Sports

    Super Bowl in AZ

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    This weekend was weird, and not just because I was stuck inside battling the symptoms of strep throat and a sinus infection. It was the first weekend in almost 6 months where there was NO FOOTBALL […]

  • Random

    Monsoon Flood

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    In Wisconsin, a couple inches of rain is a normal storm. Down here in Arizona… it’s CHAOS!
    Last night we received a significant downfall of precipitation thanks to Hurricane Norbert who was preceding up the Baja coast of California. In place of the dry desert, I woke up this morning to a world full of water!

  • 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 […]

  • Canyons & Deserts, Hiking & Backpacking

    Backpacking In January??? You Betcha!

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    While I waited to start my job with Aramark, I decided what better time to do a little journey into the local wilderness. The Wilderness area is huge, 160,000 acres, and trails criss-cross the mountain range.

  • Road Trips

    The Move Out West: AZ or Bust

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    I find moving to always be a weird mix of emotions. This is definitely amplified when you are moving 2,000 miles away. This is what my best friend, TUBS, and I just underwent. Accompanied by my dad, we took five days to make the journey from Wisconsin to our new home in the Southwest.