Tag Archives: hiking

Too Many Tourists and Hiking Beauty Canyon

We got up to start our day, thinking that if we hurried, we could get to Athabasca Falls before all the crowds showed up. We arrived at 9:00 a.m., and I guess that wasn’t early enough. There were people everywhere!  Athabasca Falls are located close to the road, so they’re one of the easier places to… Read More »

Vail Pass, Brother, and Hanging Lake

Tina made us french toast with pumpkin in the batter for breakfast, something I’ve never had before. It was delicious, and went down especially well with sausage, coffee, and orange juice. I stuffed myself. Our plan for the day was to take Tina’s boyfriend to Vail Pass with his snowmobile where he would meet my… Read More »

Hiking at Chiricahua National Monument

The day dawned on the cool side, high 60’s to low 70’s and slightly overcast and windy, a good day for a long hike. Chiricahua National Monument is a very scenic place. There are tons of hiking trails through some really neat rock formations; they call them “Islands in the Sky” for a reason. Tom… Read More »

Scares in Sycamore Canyon, Southern Arizona

Tom, Lurch, and I went hiking through Sycamore canyon in Southern Arizona (a river runs through it). The canyon leads to Mexico, and, according to Lurch’s brother who’s on the border patrol, is a hotbed of drug runners. Oddly enough, though, HE is the one who recommended us going on this hike. We took Abbey… Read More »

California: Hiking, Thai, and Books

Remember those California PoppiesI mentioned awhile ago? Well, here they are again; we’ve finally made it to Sunny Southern California! We took a long hike with Jay today, on the Coast Trail, which was about 7 miles, roundtrip. Beautiful scenery, lots of arch rocks and craggy points, beautiful hillsides with cows grazing on the green… Read More »

Being Company

Tom has been taking long winter road trips for the past few years during his lay-off from surveying. Last year on his journey, he met a man, “Jay,” who lives in southern California, in a small town near Morro Bay. Jay loves the outdoors and is an avid hiker, biker, and surfer, to name a… Read More »

Cape Lookout State Park

At Cape Lookout State Park, we went for a walk on the beach, hoping to check out a few tidepools. I can’t say we actually found any. Oh well. There will be others. We did see a lot of jellyfish stranded on the sand, though. That was pretty cool. They’re weird squishy things, sort of… Read More »