Good & Bad News…

Well, it looks as though the wildflower season may be ending rather soon. While out hiking this weekend along South Mountain the flowers are still there but were very dry and shriveled out. I think it may have been due to that one 90 degree day we had last week. They just couldn’t handle the heat.

5 Tips When Hiking Solo

Hiking solo can be a truly rewarding experience. When by yourself you can experience the stillness of the desert and get in tune not only with nature but with yourself as well. Although, it seems a number of hikers are fearful when it comes to hiking solo. There is no reason to fear hiking alone, especially here in Phoenix. You just have to plan ahead and think before hitting the trails.

Gateway Loop

The Gateway Loop in the McDowell Mountains in Scottsdale, Arizona is a perfect trail for hikers of all skill levels. This moderate 4.4 mile loop trail gradually inclines up towards the Gateway Saddle and then calmly declines hikers back around to the trailhead.

Wave Cave

If you’ve ever wanted to surf in the Arizona desert then look no further than the Wave Cave! This trail in the Superstition Mountains leads you up to a rock formation that looks like a wave protruding from a cave

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