Tag Archives: Hiking

wandering eye wednesday: week fifteen/2

HAPPY EARTH DAY!! In honor of today, I bring you this: This week, we’re doing a quick photo I took with the iPhone and edited in PicMonkey (which is how we’re doing it for my next LA trip photo post, … Continue reading

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kids photography hike

Hey there! So do you remember when I shared our niece’s Ocean Beach photos with you over the summer? (check them out here) Well, I promised to take said niece on a hiking trip to get some more photos, and … Continue reading

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Camping: A Thanksgiving Tradition part two

Hey guys! How’s your weekend starting out? I enjoyed a night of wine and sushi with some amazing ladies to get the weekend going.  It’s so nice to get to know people, don’t you think? Learning the little bits and … Continue reading

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camping with a puppy

Hey there! How has your weekend been? We are still playing catch up after our camping trip last weekend, but we’re hanging in there.  Jones has had a bit of a forest hangover this whole last week, so that’s been … Continue reading

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wandering eye wednesday: week fourteen

I took this photo while on a hike in Phoenix.  Below the flag was a logbook for people to sign once they reached the top.  I adjusted the white-balance and cropped the photo, which was taken with a point-and-click camera.

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Phoenix Summit Challenge 2013: Recap

WOW. It’s done. I did it.  Phoenix Summit Challenge 2013: You are conquered!! Honestly, I feel like yesterday happened days ago because it took so much out of me.  What an adrenalin rush! Let’s start with some numbers, shall we? … Continue reading

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Phoenix Summit Challenge Supply List

Hey there! We are less than one week away from the Phoenix Summit Challenge 2013, and I’m getting a little nervous.  My hiking partner had to bow out at the last minute, so it is just me.  On my own. … Continue reading

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dax and the rattlesnake

Isn’t he cute? I’m getting him started on hiking young! My sister, her son, Dax, and I went hiking after work last Thursday.  It was quite the adventure, let me tell you! Dax trekked up the mountain with minimal complaining … Continue reading

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Phoenix Summit Challenge: Training Plan

I am fighting so hard to perk up over here! Do you ever have one of those days where you feel like you are fighting back a yawn, like, all day? But I’m chugging along, don’t you worry! We are … Continue reading

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phoenix summit challenge: training day six

A couple of weeks ago, my hiking partner and I finally embarked on our first South Mountain hike. I think I worked myself up a little too much over this mountain range. I kept hearing how hard South Mountain is, … Continue reading

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phoenix summit challenge training day five

Over the weekend, my hiking buddy and I registered for the Phoenix Summit Challenge we’ve been training for! The Seven Summit Challenge sold out in half an hour this year, so I was pretty stoked that we got in. But … Continue reading

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phoenix summit challenge training day four

I had such a great Sunday morning! I really hope you did too.  I spent the first part of my day hiking, laughing hysterically and witnessing a gorgeous sunrise with one of my best friends.  There are few things that … Continue reading

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just a quickie: getting ready for vacation!

  I hope everyone is finding a way to stay cool in the summer heat.  Because we are melting here in Phoenix.  I heard our record highs made national news, and I know there were a lot of Facebook posts … Continue reading

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camping in the pines

One of the best things about Phoenix in the summer is leaving it behind for the cool temps up north.  There is nothing fun about baking in the “dry” 110 degree heat in June.  Really, nothing.  The  only consolation is … Continue reading

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phoenix summit challenge training day two

Well, we finally made it to our second training day over the weekend.  It wasn’t nearly as brutal as the first go at it, and we were able to fit two mountains into one day (I’m pretty impressed with us!) … Continue reading

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training for the phoenix summit challenge

Over the weekend a dear friend and I started our training for the Phoenix Summit Challenge 2013.  She made the mistake of asking me to read the Arizona Bucket List in a recent issue of Phoenix Magazine, where I found … Continue reading

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hiking in the desert

Oh, what a day! I spent the day hiking with a girlfriend and the Sierra Club in the outskirts of Phoenix.  It is always so refreshing to get out in nature and get my workout on, and with a good … Continue reading

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