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For Edward Abbey Fans….


Some of his quotes which resonate with me.  The first one, especially!  I just found it this evening, and it embodies my theme of “Wandering about with no supervision” exactly! “We can have wilderness without freedom; we can have wilderness … Continue reading

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A Blessing for Hikers


“Benedicto: May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds. May your rivers flow without end, meandering through pastoral valleys tinkling with bells, past temples and … Continue reading

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Happy Trails 2015


The hiking season has wound down, so there are no more adventures to document until the fall. In “packing up” I selected a few last images from this spring which didn’t rate a “story” but which I wanted to put … Continue reading

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Plan B — Deer Creek Trail


At our weekly planning meeting on Monday, George kindly voluntold me to lead a hike that I’d suggested a couple of times before.  Our Friday hike was going to be the “Little Saddle Mountain” trail from Mormon Grove TH downhill … Continue reading

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Boulder Canyon Trail – Love and Hate


I love it! Because the Boulder Canyon Trail from the marina to the Battleship Overlook is perhaps the shortest route available to see the rugged grandeur of the interior of the Superstition Mountains. But I hate it! Because the hike … Continue reading

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Four Peaks – Looking Down on the Supes


North of the Superstitions lies another range of mountains, called the Mazatzals.  The Superstitions seem to get all the attention and publicity, perhaps because of their “mysterious” name and the legend of the Lost Dutchman Gold, but for size, diversity, and … Continue reading

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Reavis Trail Canyon trail


Or……. “Hiking on the path Elisha trod”  No, the title isn’t a mistake.  Yesterday (Friday 2/20) small group of CVHC hikers, led by George (no relation to the gent above, although the resemblance is striking) hiked in Reavis Trail Canyon. … Continue reading

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