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Hiking Coronado National Forest

Moving to Arizona Moving all the way to Arizona is a scary thing to do. It was completely spontaneous. The entire five-day drive out here was spent searching for a city and an apartment. One of the toughest things about moving to from the east coast to the desert was […]

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Exploring Arizona’s Red Mountain Volcano

Have you ever been inside of a volcano? Did you know that you can explore the inside of a volcano in Arizona? As you may know from earlier posts, I’m a huge fan of national forests and state parks, but they’re often underrated. Red Mountain Volcano is no exception. Completely […]

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Notre-Dame Basilica Montreal

Notre-Dame Basilica Montreal, Canada Like its grander sister in Paris, France, the Notre-Dame Basilica in Montreal, Canada is a spectacular sight. Built in an imposing Gothic-revival style, the cathedral in Montreal is the site of many famous weddings. Although the cathedral was built in 1823. The history of the parish […]

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How to Solo Hike the Grand Canyon

I started hiking again last week. On those long solo hikes the mind tends to wander. I started thinking about one of the hardest (and best)┬áhiking adventures that I’ve ever been on. It really wasn’t that far, about 4 miles round trip, but it was straight down into the Grand […]

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Mysterious Markings: Petroglyph National Monument

My first impression when looking out over the plain is that something happened here. I can’t articulate exactly what happened, but the sensation was there, along with a prickly feeling on the back of my neck. Before I even started exploring the site, I had to stand there and take […]