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9 Essentials for Your Desert Hike

While hiking is a fun way to get unplugged and a great workout, it is an activity that can lead to to very remote places with a big delay in rescue in the event things just don't go as planned. Add the intense and unforgiving desert environment to the mix when you are...

February 24, 2018
Grand Canyon Backcountry Permit

You have tried month after month, year after year and you still cannot get that ever-coveted (and somewhat overrated) permit so you can hike Rim to Rim of Grand Canyon. As a guide service, having led trips in Grand Canyon since 2006, we know why it is so difficult. 

January 26, 2018
Bright Angel Trail Grand Canyon & Tennessee Mule

Every hike deserves a refreshing cocktail as a reward, and what better cocktail than a Tennessee Mule after a long, or short, hike along the Bright Angel Trail in Grand Canyon. Why a Tennessee Mule? you might ask being that Grand Canyon is in Arizona. For two reasons so...

January 14, 2018
Saguaro Cacti in the Sonoran Desert in Arizona

It's finally cooling down in the desert regions of Arizona (Phoenix and Tucson areas). So when you are out hiking, you cannot miss the cacti towering over you about 10+ feet. Many of you may be familiar with the Saguaro Cactus, whether you know it or not.  If you are not...

November 15, 2017
Chupacabra - Blood Sucking Goat Eater

It is almost Halloween and everyone needs more to read about ghosts, creatures and other ghoulish things that exist in the western United States.  Today's bedtime story, children, is about a couple monsters living here in Arizona and other parts of the Southwestern...

October 28, 2017
Phantom Ranch Grand Canyon at night

Hiking is not supposed to be scary, or is it?  Aside from rattlesnakes, steep trails and absolute isolation, there is nothing to be afraid of.  But, add some spirits to your hike and your hiking adventure gets that much more, well, adventurous.  If you think I am talking...

October 19, 2017
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