Tag Archive: Hiking Trail

Dec 22

Humphreys Peak: Arizona Trekking

Arizona is a state filled with some incredible hikes.  Humphreys Peak is the penultimate high altitude hike.  Climbing to 12,633 feet over its 4.7-mile trail.  That is a whole bunch of up.  But once conquered we could say that we hiked the tallest mountain in Arizona.  Not that I plan to or have the heart …

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Dec 21

Baldwin Loop Trail: Sedona

The Baldwin Loop Trail is a classic Sedona hike with views of one of the more famous rock formations in the area.  For those into hiking it is a must do trail.  Highly ranked in most of the guide books.  Baldwin Loop Trail is an easy 3.3-mile hike that is mostly exposed to the sun.  …

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Dec 16

Fort Tuthill County Park: Flagstaff

After getting to spend 9 days in the Flagstaff area of Arizona the same question kept popping up.  Why can’t this be in where I live.  Fort Tuthill Country Park was one of those places.  A scenic county park with an enjoyable multi-use trail.  My cross-country team ended up using Fort Tuthill quite a bit …

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Dec 13

Fay Canyon Trail: Sedona

The Fay Canyon Trail offers something that many of the Sedona Hikes do not, shade.  Now shade is not something one would normally look for in hike.  Usually it is about the scenery, wildlife, payoff at the end something along those guidelines.   However, out in the Arizona sunshine having the chance to have the sun …

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Nov 19

Aspen Nature Trail: Arizona Snowbowl

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The Aspen Nature Trail is a fantastic fall hike in the Snowbowl area of Flagstaff Arizona.  A short relatively easy hike that pops when the aspens start to change colors.  I say relatively easy because nothing is simple at 9,000 feet.  Good news it is a short hike at less than 2 miles in length.  …

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Nov 09

Buffalo Park: Flagstaff

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Buffalo Park was my cross-country team’s go to running place.  A nice scenic area with a two-mile loop trail.  Crushed gravel so it is easier on the knees than asphalt.  The trail is mostly flat with one steep incline left of the entrance.  Buffalo Park was a great place to run the trail was marked …

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Nov 05

West Fork of Oak Creek: Arizona

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The West Fork of Oak Creek trail is one of the best day hikes in the state of Arizona and some say the country.  This was my second time down the trail and it still does not disappoint.  The canyon was just starting to light up with its fall colors so it was a great …

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Sep 14

Fountain Paint Pot: Yellowstone National Park

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Visiting Yellowstone National Park is an otherworldly experience.  Hiking the boardwalk trail at Fountain Paint Pot brings that notion to life.  The bubbling mud pots, the vivid oranges, browns, and blues of the hot springs, geysers shooting water in the air and the fumaroles make the Fountain Paint Pot a fun little hike. One of …

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Sep 05

Mud Volcano: Yellowstone National Park

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Ooooh that smell, can’t you smell that smell, Oooh that smell.  I don’t think the band Lynyrd Skynyrd had the Mud Volcano area of Yellowstone National Park in mind when they came up with those lyrics.  Though they could have.  It certainly fits the area.  The rotten egg smell that permeates from Mud Volcano is …

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Aug 24

Pelican Creek Nature Trail: Yellowstone National Park

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Pelican Creek Nature Trail is a great all-inclusive family hike.  Not too long for the little ones at just 1-mile roundtrip.  However, it will feel much longer than that because it has so much to see.  The Pelican Nature Trail passes through forest, a boardwalk over the wetland habitat of Pelican Creek and has wonderful …

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