Tag Archives: hiking

Skipping the Super Bowl: hike

I know that football game happened but I don’t know who played. Today we are experiencing a subtropical moisture plume making Northern Arizona strangely overcast. We made vegan tacos for breakfast and then headed out into the mist. In Oak Creek Canyon I had a “therapy session” with my sweetheart, practicing jumping from rock to rock in the creek and pushing my limits – going beyond my comfort zone. I got to the point where I was showing off. On the way back north we stopped at a seasonal waterfall and icy little canyon in the pines.

Building the Taco: Corn tortilla, homemade beans, homemade guacamole, sweet potatoes, homemade salsa, vegan mayonnaise, chulula hot sauce.

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Superstition wilderness thanksgiving honeymoon

Here are some photos of our trip to the superstition mountains east of Phoenix. The saguaro were out of this world!! And the cholla! This is my second trip in the western lower elevation part of this wilderness area and I’ve been pleasantly surprised with the amount of water. I didn’t get any photos of a pretty gigantic-bouldery box canyon because I got a little activated with some technical spots and the light getting low. We were able to get really remote pretty quickly even though the peralta trailhead that we took to link to our loop is very busy with day hikers. Seems we saw bear poo and fur. I kept hoping that it was a coatimundi or an ocelot, but that’s smaller poo.

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Catching up.

It only took a trip to Paria Canyon for a week in the middle May to lead me away from here. But I have loads up fun garden and craft updates from the summer and fall. I think the dire critter situation in the yard kept me longer than I intended. Lets pick up where we felt off, seeking geologic, botanical and culinary experience in Paria
We pooped in a bag provided by the BLM to keep the canyon beautiful. And we carried it for a week. Life is pretty sweet sometimes!!

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