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Category: Arizona

A Local Excursion: Prescott, AZ

With Tucson temperatures threatening the 100s, we were looking for a place to escape some of the heat.  Craig had a lodge event in Prescott so we decided to take the motorhome up early and spend a few days hiking and exploring the area. Prescott sits at 5300 ft in elevation and is located near

Escaping the Heat: Mt Lemmon and the Catalinas

This week brought us our first day of triple digit temperatures.  What do Tucsonans do when it is really hot; get an Eegee’s, jump in the pool, or go up the mountain.  We started our day with the “up the mountain” option.  Mt Lemmon is in the Santa Catalina mountains, part of the Coronado National

Spring Wildflowers: Catalina State Park

***Note: This was filmed back in late-March, prior to the shelter-in-place orders and the closing of non-essential businesses. Little did we know it would be 5 weeks of shelter in place since. As of this posting, Arizona State Parks and Trails are still open for responsible outdoor recreation. Find more information here. https://azstateparks.com/coronavirus  *** Spring

Arizona Staycation

It’s October and fall is in the air.  Fall might just be our favorite season.  The temperatures are cooling down, nature is in its full color mode, and college football has started again.  Each year we always try to go someplace cool.  A location with daytime highs in the low 70s and night times in

Kitt Peak

Tucson is known for many things, one of which is its dark skies.  Not only are the surrounding areas of Tucson extremely dark at night, the city has taken special efforts to make sure that nighttime lighting in the city does not destroy the pristine dark sky stargazing of the Sonoran Desert.  This past month

Esperero Trail: Sabino Canyon

Just a short post to share a fun trail we hiked this past month in Sabino Canyon.  With all the rain we had with the cool weather, finding a trail that had not been washed out was a bit of a challenge.  We finally decided on the Esperero Trail in Sabino Canyon. From the parking

Wildest Winter Weather

January might have been one of the colder ones on record, but February proved to be the wildest.  What started as a hopefully warming month, February quickly turned into a winter for the record books.  Starting with a big rainstorm in the mountains that dropped 4 inches of rain in the mountains just to our