Hiking Bucket List

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Featured hike this week: White Tank Mountain Regional Park!

Buckeye
Skyline Regional Park

Flagstaff
The Grand Canyon
Humphrey’s Peak

Central Phoenix
Camelback Mountain
Piestewa Peak

Kingman
Hualapai Mountain

North Phoenix
Deem Hills 
Lookout Mountain Preserve
North Mountain
Phoenix Mountain Preserve
Phoenix Sonoran Desert Preserve
Shaw Butte

Mesa
Usery Mountain

Peoria
Thunderbird Mountain

Prescott
The Dells at Willow Lake
Watson Lake

Sedona
Cathedral Rock
Devil’s Bridge
Slide Rock

Scottsdale
Papago Park 
Pinnacle Peak 

South Phoenix
South Mountain

West Phoenix
Estrella Mountain 
White Tank Mountain

Tucson
Seven Falls
Romero Pools
Finger Rock Canyon

Hikes Outside of Arizona:
Albuquerque — Colorado —  Los Angeles  — Malibu —  Montana


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Conquering Ford Canyon Trail!
Mom Crosses Off Grand Canyon From Her Bucket List!
Meeting 50 Cent & Intense Hiking!

WHITE TANK MOUNTAIN : 2/28/16

‘You can’t cross the sea merely by standing and staring at the water.’ You can’t climb the mountain just by standing and staring at the trail. You can’t accomplish much without knowing what you’re after.

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Completed the Ford Canyon Trail at White Tank Mountains Regional Park this morning. Super long and kinda difficult hike but the views were spectacular. Took us almost five hours (including lunch) and we all hit our step goal with the 8 miles that we hiked. Totally worth my sore body right now lol.

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I rarely take selfies but when I do, it’s because I want to show you all my super cool Ireland hat that I got in Dublin lol 😎😄😊 ford-canyon-trail-3 ford-canyon-trail-2

What a great hike this morning. We almost died because it was so long and it got really hot lol but it was so worth it! ford-canyon-trail-1

WHITE TANK MOUNTAIN : 1/17/16

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Living life on the edge lol 😂 I kind of blend in to the background but I’m there. You can see the tiny amount of water on the waterfall trail at White Tank Mountain Regional Park!

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Nice pleasant hike this morning at White Tank Mountain Regional Park with my workout bud! We did the waterfall trail and there was a little bit of water!

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WHITE TANK MOUNTAIN : 11/23/14

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After my fall and my weeks of physical therapy, my doctor told me to take it easy and ease back into my hikes so I started all over with my ‘easy’ hikes and came back to White Tank Mountain Regional Park! This hike is very easy but keep in mind I hadn’t done much physical activity since my fall so I was VERY slow. My knee didn’t hurt but it was irritating me a little bit. I kept thinking of this quote ”Falling down is a part of life. Getting back up is living.’ over and over to keep me going. It felt so good to be back in my element, I really had missed hiking and running. My friend Jose joined me and was super patient…like I don’t think even I have that amount of patience haha. Great trail for kids and older folk (or injured people). 🙂

WHITE TANK MOUNTAIN : 6/22/14

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Waterfall Trail is a pretty easy trail at White Tank Mountain Regional Park, I recommend it if you want to do something quick, and have a nice view at the end.

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If you go here right after it rains, there is an actual waterfall (small) but still cool.

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Humphrey’s Peak

HUMPHREY’S PEAK: 1/4/16

Humphrey’s Peak in Flagstaff (2 hours North of Phoenix) is the highest natural point in Arizona with an elevation of 12,633 feet. This hike is DIFFICULT. Not only is it super long (took us about 8 hours round trip) but it’s also very steep. It is so worth it though because you literally feel like you are up in the clouds. It’s such a great workout and the views are beyond beautiful. Hiking Humphrey’s Peak is definitely one of my hiking accomplishments, I totally recommend it!

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ESTRELLA MOUNTAIN : 1/7/17

I don’t always take selfies, but when I do it’s because I want to show off my new beanie! I recently transferred jobs and I’m now working on the FADEC (Full Authority Digital Engine Controller) Team (and yes it’s as cool as it sounds lol). I’m really enjoying it so far ESPECIALLY because on Tuesday (my first day) I got a beanie and a polo and who doesn’t love free stuff?! So cheers to this new year/new job and cheers to perfect weather on Baseline Trail at Estrella Mountain Regional Park this morning!

ESTRELLA MOUNTAIN : 6/7/16

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When your selfie stick is your hiking buddy because your friends don’t wake up on time  😂😎🌵

ESTRELLA MOUNTAIN : 3/25/16

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Beautiful morning hike on this good friday with Karla and her precious dog Daisy at South Mountain. Daisy was a trooper! If you want to let me borrow your dog for a hike please let me know lol! 😎😁🐶 

ESTRELLA MOUNTAIN : 10/12/15 

What a great hike this morning! I’m so happy that summer is officially over and I also think I’m getting better at looking less awkward with my selfie stick. What do you all think? I love having this  mountain in my backyard!

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ESTRELLA MOUNTAIN : 6/14/15

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My friend Kevin and I opted to do a hike on my side of town this week and we ended up doing the Baseline Trail at Estrella Park! Great hike, it starts off easy, then goes to moderate and then there’s a section that is pretty steep and this is where I usually start sweating a ton haha.

ESTRELLA MOUNTAIN : 4/12/14

Can you all tell that this is one of the closest mountains to my house lol, i’m always coming back to Estrella Mountain Regional Park. A lot of good trails for different levels of hikers, plus it’s only about 5 minutes from my house!

ESTRELLA MOUNTAIN : 3/22/14

My neighbor and BFF love hiking at Estrella Park for several reasons, but the main reasons are that this mountain is super close to our house and there is such a variety of trails. We came back to Estrella Mountain to do an evening hike and it was beautiful and very quiet. We did Baseline Trail and we did it in the evening and since Estrella Park is a little far from the city, we got a fantastic view of the night sky and the stars. We recommend!

ESTRELLA MOUNTAIN : 12/7/14

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This park is one of my favorites and I really think that Estrella Park is really underrated. I love it because it is literally about a 10 minute drive from my house (so it may be too far West for a lot of you), there are a lot of trails (including Baseline Trail which we hiked), and fantastic views of West Phoenix. I love this park, so much that I will be hiking there this weekend! I did this hike with my wonderful BFF neighbor!

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Buckeye

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Took my 11 year old cousin on his first hike ever…and he was a natural. He loved it. Which got me thinking about how important it is for each of us to keep having new experiences. You never know when you might discover a new hobby, a new passion, or a new fire burning inside that you never imagined. So I ask you this…When was the last time that you did something for the first time?

Skyline Regional Park 5/21/16

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New favorite hiking hat. And yes, it’s because it has an airplane on it.

Skyline Regional Park 2/27/16

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Conquered a new mountain in Arizona today! Had a great hike (and great workout) with my cousin today at Skyline Regional Park in Buckeye! Thanks for inviting me, prima! We did the Turnbuckle Trail which was rated moderate but we think it was moderately difficult. Beautiful views and a great workout! We recommend!

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Arizona is my favorite place to be. No filter on this morning’s hike on Turnbuckle Trail at Skyline Regional Parkskylne-regional-park-1

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The Grand Canyon

THE GRAND CANYON: 12/14/16

I love road tripping to the Grand Canyon in the winter just for this view alone!


Hikes in Prescott

THE DELLS AT WILLOW LAKE: 8/27/16

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‘When everything feels like an uphill struggle, just think of the view from the top.’ 🌍

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‘Peace. It does not mean to be in a place where there is no noise, trouble or hard work. It means to be in the midst of those things and still be calm in your heart.’

THE DELLS AT WILLOW LAKE: 3/19/16

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Prescott is one of my favorite places to hike because of the beautiful views at the end of each hike AND also because the temperature is a thousand times better than the temperature in Phoenix.

It’s a lot cooler 🙂 and one of my favorite hikes in Prescott is definitely The Dells at Willow Lake. I mean look at that view?!

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The rocks are beautiful, the lake is beautiful, everything is beautiful. Y’all need to add this place to your hiking bucket list!

THE DELLS AT WILLOW LAKE: 8/22/15the-dells-3 The Dells in Prescott is one of my favorite hikes in Arizona just because it is such a beautiful hike. I would rate it easy to moderate but I really enjoy this hike because of the views at the end. The first time my cousin and I did this hike, we tried to be adventurous and take a shortcut through the marshland and almost drowned so we don’t recommend that haha. It’s such a peaceful hike because not a lot of people hike here. I highly recommend it. Beautiful views of the marshland, the rocks, and Prescott.the-dells-6the-dells-5prescott

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WATSON LAKE: 8/1/15

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Watson Lake in Prescott is seriously breathtaking. I felt like I was in a Lord of the Rings movie. I mean, just look at that view. The hike to get to this view was easy to moderate. Mostly because it’s not a lot of steep climbing and because the weather in Prescott is perfect so you don’t sweat or get as tired as you would in Phoenix. You know I had to rock my favorite (although a bit inappropriate) shirt while adventuring!

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SEDONA: 2/15/16

Devil’s Bridge 8/14/16

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‘Things we take so seriously seem so small against the vastness of our world.’

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After watching a few Harry Potter movies last night and being reminded that devil’s snare is a thing (devils snare is deadly fun but will sulk in the sun)…we ended up making a trip this morning to Devil’s Bridge in Sedona! Awesome hike with beyond beautiful views. 

Slide Rock 6/14/16

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In college I went to Slide Rock in Sedona and found my inner peace.It was a beautiful place and I even got to witness snow!

Cathedral Rock

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Started off President’s Day with an early morning hike in Sedona! My mom made her debut as a hiker at Cathedral Rock but she got tired and I left her behind because I’m a horrible person (lol). But don’t worry friends, karma caught up with me because I got lost and spent 30 minutes finding my way back. I had to slide down on tiny rocks and climb up walls and I’m honestly surprised I didn’t rip my pants. I’m definitely going to invest in a GoPro because the footage would have been so great.

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This was taken after I found my way back to the trail and after about 45 minutes of me sliding down super steep parts of the mountain with a million tiny rocks that made it feel like an avalanche could happen at any moment.

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This was taken about 15 minutes before I got lost and started fearing for my life (and my pants). The weather was perfect and the hike itself isn’t too hard, but not super easy either. If you don’t get lost, it’s a fabulous hike that I would totally recommend!

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CAMELBACK MOUNTAIN!: 12/13/15

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What a great hike this morning on Camelback Mountain! We did Cholla Trail which is considered the easier hike, but it’s not that easy. I would rate it moderate-difficult. My hands hurt from holding on to the rocks for dear life and the constant uphill climbing. Very physical hike! So the picture above came about because Rene was in front of us, turned around very abruptly and said ‘STOP’ which I (being super logical) interpreted it as ‘there’s a bear behind you’ (lol) and I stopped very suddenly and almost fell off the mountain because I got scared.camelback-mountain-2 camelback-santa

We met the famous Camelback Santa on our hike this morning! I still can’t believe people took a tree up this very difficult trail just to show Christmas spirit. He was so nice and gave us candy canes! camelback-mountainHad the honor of taking 2D-Ted from @tedsmandatoryfun out for a hike this morning on Camelback Mountain (Cholla Trail)! It was such a blast!

CAMELBACK MOUNTAIN!: 2/21/15

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My friend Kevin and I decided to tackle Camelback Mountain, but we didn’t feel ready to do the main trail (which is pretty difficult) so we did the nice casual stroll. The weather was perfect in February! If you’re trying to do any trail on Camelback Mountain, make sure that you carpool and get there early because parking gets full pretty quick. Also, make sure to bring plenty of water and stick to the trails.

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PIESTEWA PEAK AKA SQUAW PEAK: 4/3/16

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Squaw Peak Sundays! Gotta love that moment when you blend in with nature haha 😎

PIESTEWA PEAK AKA SQUAW PEAK: 11/28/15

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PIESTEWA PEAK AKA SQUAW PEAK: 5/10/15

You know it’s a great mountain when you go there two weekends in a row with different friends lol. Kevin and I came back to hike Piestewa Peak and this time we took the common hike that everyone takes to the top.

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PIESTEWA PEAK AKA SQUAW PEAK: 5/3/15

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Decided to be ambitious and try to hike Piestewa Peak AKA Squaw Peak again (after my knee injury). The common hike that everyone takes to the top is a moderately difficult hike.

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Ashley and I woke up super early to hike this common trail but we were a little unprepared (Ashley didn’t bring water lol) and my knee started bothering me, so we turned around and did the super easy nature walk/trail. Still a great hike with great views of the beautiful Arizona desert landscape.  Again, make sure to get there early because parking is always difficult here.

 PIESTEWA PEAK AKA SQUAW PEAK: 7/27/14

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Piestewa Peak AKA Squaw Peak is one of my favorite hikes in the Phoenix area! It’s a moderate hike and when you get to the top it feels like you are SUPER high up. It is a beautiful view of the valley and it’s a little cooler up there.

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However, it is a super popular hike so make sure you get there early to get good parking (also carpooling is encouraged). I did this hike with my cousins and made it a family affair. Super fun!

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Hikes in Kingman

HUALAPAI MOUNTAIN : 7/3/15

Conquered Hualapai Mountain on an early July morning! The Aspen Peak trail was beautiful and not the easiest hike! I had to really work for it lol

 I had such a blast meeting friendly hikers, seeing DEER (3 pictured below), getting lost and off the trail and having to do some parkour stunts to get out alive lol! I could have gotten some way cooler ‘off the ledge’ pictures but I valued my life too much to risk falling to my death just to get a cool picture haha

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DEEM HILLS: 10/14/16

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I’m dog sitting this week and this beautiful pup and I went on our first hike this morning! She was such a trooper! I love this dog I think I’ll just keep her lol. We hiked Deem Hills in North Phoenix and had a blast!

DEEM HILLS : 2/14/16

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Great hike with my Honeywell valentines this morning! True love and friendship is when I wake up at 7AM just to hike! Deem Hills is a great park for dog lovers and for beginners because the trails are not very difficult, but they are a bit long so bring plenty of water! 

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Papillons LOVE this mountain!

DEEM HILLS : 7/20/14

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Palisade Trail in Northern Phoenix (Deem Hills Park) was a great hike! Beautiful view of northern Phoenix and not super difficult.

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I recommend this hike if you are in the area or if you are trying to get away from the crowded hikes elsewhere.

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LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN : 12/23/14

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Lookout Mountain Preserve is also a very underrated (and semi-unknown) park. When my friend Jose and I went, we literally saw no other hikers but that doesn’t mean that this hike is boring.

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It was a great, pretty steep hike with a ton of beautiful scenery. The day we went was also super windy but it helped us deal with the Arizona heat. I recommend this hike if you are looking for a solitary hike that will give you a great workout. When we hiked this mountain, we did the Summit and Circumference trails…we strayed a little off the trail because Jose is a wonderful leader and managed to get us lost lol.

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NORTH MOUNTAIN!: 11/18/16

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‘I go to nature to be soothed and healed, and to have my senses put in order’. – John Burroughs

We all hike for different reasons. Sometimes we need nature and other times nature needs us. These past few weeks I’ve been hiking because I needed nature. Whatever the reason, just get out and climb that mountain.

NORTH MOUNTAIN!: 2/21/16

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Great hike this morning at North Mountain with one of my favorite people! National Trail was a bit rough after running that 5K and dancing at the club lol 😄

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NORTH MOUNTAIN!: 1/11/15

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The first hike of 2015 was completed in North Mountain and this time we did a moderate trail because we finished up the ‘easy’ hikes on my list! Happy to report that my knee is doing a lot better!

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We did National Trail which was a fantastic trail and definitely gave us a workout. Great weather and a pretty solitary hike!

NORTH MOUNTAIN : 6/15/14

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North Mountain was such a good hike! The trail we did was easy/moderate. Great views and lots of parking.

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I recommend this hike if you’re in the area and want something that is not too difficult. What I also love about North Mountain is the diversity in the level of each trail. Keep reading and I’ll tell you about a much more difficult trail on this mountain.

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Phoenix Mountain Preserve 9/18/16

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Absolutely no filter needed for this morning’s hike at the Phoenix Mountains Preserve! My hiking buddy aka my drinking/traveling/cooking/everything buddy and I hiked trail #100 which kind of intersected with the trail that leads to Shaw Butte and all of the satellites at the top of the mountain! Great hike with perfect weather, not too cold not too hot. This is a great trail if you want nice views of the valley and a moderate workout!

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PAPAGO PARK : 11/30/14

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The next hike after my injury was back at Hole in the Rock at Papago Park! This is basically a short stroll with a cool view and great photo opportunities. We went off the path and almost slid down but this time nobody jumped off of rocks and got injured!

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PAPAGO PARK: 6/29/14

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Hole in the Rock is a super EASY hike. Literally takes like 5 minutes to get to the top but I think it’s a cool hike. You get a pretty nice view at the top and it’s a great photo op.

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But you should definitely still be careful and not jump off of rocks to get cool pictures because you will fall and land on the ground HARD like I did lol.

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It’s also right across from the Phoenix Zoo so you can hike and then go to the Zoo!

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PINNACLE PEAK!: 1/11/15

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This next hike was done with the official Honeywell hiking club and Javier, Jenny and Kevin joined me!

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The hiking coordinator (who is in really great shape) described this hike as a ‘pleasant stroll’ and ‘not too difficult’. Well…SHE LIED.

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Or maybe it is a pleasant stroll for her but it was definitely not easy for us. Pinnacle Peak trail was a fantastic trail. We got really great views and nice switch backs but I would not recommend this trail to someone just starting out. It is a great moderate hike!

PHOENIX SONORAN DESERT PRESERVE : 10/2/16

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‘If you don’t climb the mountain, you can’t appreciate the view.’

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PHOENIX SONORAN DESERT PRESERVE : 4/13/14

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Apache Wash Trail in the Phoenix Sonoran Desert Preserve is one of my favorite trails in North Phoenix. It’s not super easy, but not super difficult either and you get beautiful views. It’s also far enough away (without it being ridiculously far away) that you feel very in tune with nature.

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The Honeywell Hikers love hiking in North Phoenix because that’s where our facility is. And this trail head is only about 15 minutes away from work!

PHOENIX SONORAN DESERT PRESERVE : 4/4/14

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Tim and I decided to check out the Phoenix Sonoran Desert Preserve (specifically Dixie Mountain Loop trail) because these mountains are literally in Tim’s back yard in North Phoenix.

The trail we did was moderately difficult and it was such a great trail. The views were amazing, and these mountains may be behind a huge apartment complex but when you are hiking and you get to the middle of the trail, it’s hard to see any civilization which makes the hike really awesome, in my opinion.

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Once you reach the top, it feels like you’re really high up. Highly recommend these mountains if you are ever in Northern Phoenix!

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SHAW BUTTE : 7/2/14

10455234_827968357215265_5966227754893825791_n.jpgShaw Butte was the very first hike on the list of ‘moderate’ hikes. All of the hikes listed above are categorized as ‘easy’ hikes.

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This was such a great hike with beautiful views and I could definitely feel the step up in skill level.

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I had to stop and rest a few times just because the hike is SO STEEP. Probably one of the steepest hikes I’ve done (I think it may even be steeper than Tumamoc Hill in Tucson which I hiked in my Graduation Bucket List). Great hike, will def be returning!

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SOUTH MOUNTAIN: 8/30/2015

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Made it back out to hiking in the desert this morning! Great hike! I had forgotten how beautiful South Mountain was! We did hidden valley trail and national trail!

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We woke up a little late and ended up going a little later than I would have preferred but we made it! It was a little hot and we made sure to stay hydrated lol only in AZ!

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Super proud of Donna for completing her first hike ever! She did so well! We even ran a few portions of the hike! You go girl! Also, missed your face! 😊😊 glad we finally got to hang out!

SOUTH MOUNTAIN : 2/15/15

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We made it back to South Mountain and this time completed two trails: Max Delta and T-Bone trails. These trails were pretty easy, it was more of a nature walk to enjoy the sunshine and the beautiful weather. South Mountain is always a solid mountain to go hiking in, it’s at a great central location and has several different levels of hikes. Let me know if you ever want to go hiking with me at South Mountain, it’s closer to my house!

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SOUTH MOUNTAIN: 8/16/14

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I love hiking at South Mountain, just because it is closer to my house and sort of in a central location so I can invite a few people to join me. There are a lot of trails with various difficulty levels. I’ve done a few hikes here…some where the trailhead starts at the bottom and some where you have to drive up near Dobbins Look Out point and you hike down (which was interesting to me). The trail I usually take (which is pictured above) is Mormon Loop Trail.

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THUNDERBIRD MOUNTAIN: 12/25/15

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Merry Christmas from Thunderbird Mountain! Great Christmas Hike! 😄🎄🎅

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THUNDERBIRD MOUNTAIN: 7/18/15

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My sister (not pictured), my cousin and I came back to Thunderbird Mountain to give my cousin Carmen a tiny preview into what hiking in Arizona can be like. This was her first time hiking and Thunderbird is a fantastic beginner hike because you get a cool view and it’s not hard or boring. Plus the American flag at the end just looks so majestic. She loved it so much that now she’s the one that invites me to go hiking instead of the other way around. We actually just did a hike at Skyline Regional Park this past weekend and those photos will be uploaded soon!

THUNDERBIRD MOUNTAIN: 6/7/15

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A few of my coworkers, my sister and I came back to Thunderbird Mountain for a very special birthday hike to celebrate my 23rd birthday in style! Thunderbird Mountain is definitely a fave mountain, just because it has great accessible trails.

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THUNDERBIRD MOUNTAIN!: 3/8/15

One of my favorite Sun Devils (Ashley) and I made it back to one of our favorite mountains: Thunderbird Mountain!

THUNDERBIRD MOUNTAIN!: 3/1/15

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My sister, cousin, and I made it back to one of our favorite mountains: Thunderbird Mountain! This mountain is great because it’s not super difficult but it’s also not just a stroll in the park. It’s a great hike for beginners and for family.

THUNDERBIRD MOUNTAIN: 8/24/14

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I absolutely love hiking at Thunderbird Mountain! It’s not super easy but it’s not super difficult and you get a nice view at the top (and there’s an American flag!). I definitely recommend this hike, I think it’s one of those hikes that you can do with older family members. This mountain happens to be my sister’s favorite mountain so you might see her there! Make sure to say hi! 🙂

THUNDERBIRD MOUNTAIN : 7/4/14

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I absolutely love hiking at Thunderbird Mountain! It’s not super easy but it’s not super difficult and you get a nice view at the top (and there’s an American flag!). I definitely recommend this hike, I think it’s one of those hikes that you can do with older family members.

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This mountain happens to be my sister’s favorite mountain so you might see her there! Make sure to say hi! 🙂

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USERY MOUNTAIN! : 1/23/16

Great hike this morning at Usery Mountain Regional Park in Mesa! This mountain is great for beginners, because the trail isn’t bad at all and the views are really pretty!usery-mountain-1 If you look closely at the mountain behind me you can see the words ‘Phoenix’ painted! usery-mountainTook Yamille on her first ever hike this morning. We are training for our hikes in Puerto Rico!

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Hikes in Albuquerque

Petroglyph National Monument: 10/4/2015

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When I went to go visit my cousins in Albuquerque, they told me that if I was a hiking fan I needed to make it out to the Petroglyph National Monument and do some trails there. It was so cool! It was an easy/moderate hike with great views of different lava rocks (which we are standing on!) and from the top of the mountain we could actually see some of the hot air balloons from the Hot Air Balloon Fiesta that was happening that same weekend. Definitely recommend especially since they have PERFECT hiking weather in New Mexico.

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Hikes in Colorado

Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge

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Went hiking with my best friend and her super adventurous and enthusiastic son at Rocky Mountain Arsenal National Wildlife Refuge! Beautiful place and we saw some prairie dogs and deer! And the weather is PERFECT, I never want to leave haha. 

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Hikes in Los Angeles

GRIFFITH OBSERVATORY HIKE : 2/8/15

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I went to Los Angeles (for the first time ever!) to visit my friend Valarie to celebrate her birthday back in Feb. We explored all of LA, went clubbing, to bars, to bookstores, to restaurants, and of course we hiked!

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We hiked up to Griffith Observatory and Corey (and his beautiful dog) joined us.

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It was a fantastic hike (not too hard but definitely not a stroll) and the view at the top was just unbelievable.

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We could see the entire city and then we got to check out the Griffith Observatory which was awesome (go science!).

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Highly recommend you check out this hike AND Griffith Observatory if you’re ever in LA!

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Hikes in Malibu:

Escondido Falls

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Took advantage of this beautiful California weather to get some hikes in! Especially since it’s way too hot in Arizona to hike. Loved Escondido Falls trail in Malibu!

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Hikes in Montana:

AVALANCHE LAKE TRAIL AT GLACIER NATIONAL PARK!: 9/9/15

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Glacier National Park in Montana is hands down, one of the most beautiful places I have ever traveled to. The views are incredible and never get old, the weather is perfect (a bit chilly for someone from Arizona but otherwise great), the nature around us is breathtaking (I’m talking about trees, rocks, mountains, lakes, everything) and everyone is SO NICE. Definitely encourage y’all to add ‘Hike Glacier National Park’ to your bucket list.

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During parts of the hike, I felt like I was in Harry Potter’s forbidden forest lol

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Hands down, the best view I’ve ever had while eating carrots.
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As always being a proud Arizona alum and reppin’ my AZ wildcats. avalanche-lake

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Hikes in Tucson

SEVEN FALLS AT SABINO CANYON!: 11/8/15

Seven Falls at Sabino Canyon (in Tucson) is one of my favorite hikes in Arizona. I mean look at how beautiful it is, do you blame me? I love hiking Seven Falls after it rains because there is so much water. Definitely recommend this hike to anyone who likes to hike and enjoy nature at its finest.

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ROMERO POOLS!: 1/24/15

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I’ve done the hike to Romero Pools a few times as a student while studying at U of A (you can see pictures in my Graduation Bucket List, but I had not done it as a ‘graduate’ and man what a difference.

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I  think my body was not used to running across campus because this time the hike was really hard hahaha. Normally I would rate this hike moderate/difficult but the most recent time I did this hike it was very difficult like I had to stop a few times on the way up.

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It is fantastic hike with an even better destination because you see all of beautiful pools and some people even cliff dive! I have yet to cliff dive even though it is on my bucket list, but I will do it soon.

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Tucson is definitely a hiker’s heaven with so many beautiful hikes including Romero Pools. I highly recommend if you are a hiker and you are in Tucson, to go and do this hike and cliff dive!

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FINGER ROCK CANYON : 7/12/14

Finger Rock Trail is a fantastic trail in beautiful Tucson, from what I’ve heard. Unfortunately we didn’t finish this hike because my beautiful friend Tam thought she knew the trail well enough to lead us and…surprise SHE DIDN’T.

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We kind of just walked around and explored. It was a nice short hike but I’ve heard that if you actually complete it, it’s pretty difficult.

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Definitely need to come back and finish it!

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