Top Ten Hikes of 2016, Part 2

| December 27, 2016

Top Ten Hikes of 2016, Part 2

As promised, here is Part 2 of my ten favorite hikes of 2016. #5—Mamacoke Island This isn’t a long hike, but it is quite beautiful, and a lot of fun. You’re actually on an island in the Thames River in New London, and you have some amazing views of the Navy’s submarine base and the […]

Council Rocks and the Dragoon Mountains

| January 29, 2016

Council Rocks and the Dragoon Mountains

3.2 miles; St. David, AZ Today was our last full day in Arizona, our host took us out to the Dragoon Mountains, which he has been visiting for 40 or more years. He showed us some wonderful spots, and even treated us to a campfire meal of beans and tortillas. What an amazing and special day. It […]

Lower Miller Canyon Trail

| January 28, 2016

Lower Miller Canyon Trail

2.37 miles; Hereford, AZ I had to kind of squeeze this one in, so it wasn’t as long as I would have liked, but it was so beautiful. I really hope I get to come back here someday. This is another in my continuing series, “Hikes with Bathrooms.” There was a lovely Clivas installation here at the trailhead. […]

Mule Mountains Crest Trail

| January 26, 2016

Mule Mountains Crest Trail

2.85 miles; Bisbee, AZ Over the last week I have been doing a lot of non-blog-worthy walking into town, but today the hubs took me on a trail he walked with one of the neighbors. Our route started from the end of High Road and climbed School Hill. Old Bisbee is nestled in a high valley surrounded […]

Fairbank Loop

| January 20, 2016

Fairbank Loop

5 miles; Fairbank, AZ I went back again to the San Pedro Riparian etc. and this time it included a trip through the ghost town of Fairbank, which was the railroad depot that served the mines in Tombstone. This trail loops by the Fairbank Cemetery and the remains of the Grand Central Ore Stamping Mill, and […]

Picacho Peak State Park

| January 18, 2016

Picacho Peak State Park

2 miles; Eloy, AZ We met some friends here for a hike and picnic. The climb was too much for me, both because I couldn’t use the provided cables to pull myself up with my wonky shoulder, and because I simply couldn’t keep up. Short legs, ya know. So one of our party and I […]

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