Category Archives: Arizona hiking

Overnight in the Four Peaks Wilderness


About a year ago a small group of us did the first “club” hike to Browns Peak in the Four Peaks Wilderness (see blog entry here —> https://oldslowhans.com/2015/02/28/four-peaks-looking-down-on-the- supes/ ). When writing up my blog of that hike, I made this observation “wouldn’t … Continue reading

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Beat(en) Feet to the “Narrows”


Hiking companion Rod calls this the “DD Death March”. I’ve heard he exaggerates other stuff too! Actually it is a quite a workout, but the reward of visiting LaBarge Narrows is worth the effort. This is a 12-mile (round trip) … Continue reading

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Another day, another canyon or two


Yesterday we we hiked a loop in the Box Canyon area, east of Florence.  This is an old standard of our group, about 6 miles long.  The “trailhead” is at the west end of Box Canyon (lots of parking) reached … Continue reading

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Wet Feet in Cottonwood Narrows


The scheduled hike for this Wednesday was either a “challenger” trip up the Flatiron, or an intermediate trip to Siphon Draw.  Probably would have done Siphon Draw, but frankly that one isn’t on my “top 5” list.   But Monday … Continue reading

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Praying Hands and Slot Loop


For a variety of reasons I missed several hikes, but got “back on the trail” again on Wednesday, bound on a hike that was partially new to me.  I’ve done the “out and return” hike to the Praying Hands formation, … Continue reading

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Boulder Canyon Trail


“Why am I doing this hike again?” That’s the question which crosses my mind every time as I start the drudge of climbing out of the Salt River basin at Canyon Lake trailhead on the Boulder Canyon Trail.  This isn’t … Continue reading

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Color in the Canyons


This past week I hiked with the group in two canyon environments east of here in the area south of Superior, Arizona.  Both hikes were selected because we expected to see good fall color in the canyon interiors. (Because I’ve … Continue reading

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