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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 […]

Arizona, Blog, Southwest Travel

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 […]

Blog, New Mexico, Southwest Travel

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 […]