Archives for June 2010

Does technology make our outdoor experiences better?

The Point The development of technology continually reshapes the way we interact with one another. The introduction of GPS technology and the smart phones that allow everyone to use GPS is having profound effects on how we experience the great … [Read more...]

Havasu Falls Backpacking Trip

[tab:Overview] Activity: Backpacking Location: Havasupai Indian Reservation, AZ Time on Trail: 11 hours (moving time) Difficulty: Difficult Distance: 24.65 miles (plus side trips) Elevation: +/- 2650 ft   Trailhead From … [Read more...]

Killing time – A few of my favorite pics from the trail

I’m not sure if you’re like me, but I am 3 hours away from departure for my next adventure –a 3 day backpacking trip to Havasu Falls, Mooney Falls, and Beaver Falls on the Supai Indian Reservation – and I am so anxious I need to fill the time. So … [Read more...]

Cockscomb Ridge Backpacking Overnight

[tab:Overview] Activity: Backpacking Location: Mt Charleston Wilderness, Spring Mountains NRA Time on Trail: 1 hr 45 mins Difficulty: Moderate Distance: 1.96 miles Elevation: +1493 ft Trailhead From Las Vegas, take US 95 North to … [Read more...]

Sedona Loop Hike

[tab:Overview] Activity: Hiking Location: Red Rock-Secret Mountain Wilderness Time on Trail: 7 hrs Difficulty: Difficult Distance: 14.17 miles Elevation: +2585/-2462 Trailhead From the Sedona Y take the 89A 3.1 miles to Dry Creek … [Read more...]

Trail Report: Sedona Loop Hike

Highlights This loop hike covered 14 miles and including the Dry Creek Trail, Bear Sign Trail, David Miller Trail, and Secret Canyon Trail. The views were spectacular from the David Miller Trail and each canyon held a different experience. The upper … [Read more...]

The trail signs lied and I learned my lesson

I spent the weekend in Sedona with my family and some friends this weekend. Ryan, who has a daughter the same age as my son, is one of my hiking buddies and we wanted to do a long hike to continue the preparation for our upcoming Havasu Falls … [Read more...]