Siphon Draw/Basin

January 19, 2017 by · Leave a Comment
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With only three days left and more rain moving in on the weekend, we got ambitious on Friday, planning two hikes. The first one started back in Lost Dutchman Park and penetrated the lower reaches of the Superstition Mountains not far from the Massacre Grounds trail. It’s mostly uphill from the parking lot on a well-marked route for a change. It turned out to be one of the more challenging hikes we’d done but the pay-off if a narrow valley carved out of solid rock by eons of rushing water into the shape of a bowl. Read more

Scottsdale

January 18, 2017 by · Leave a Comment
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On Thursday we decided to do something different. Instead of hiking we drove to Scottsdale and rented bikes. Sigrun learned, on the internet, about a bike route called Indian Bend Wash, that runs the length of Scottsdale, north/south for 11 miles. Read more

Massacre Grounds

January 16, 2017 by · Leave a Comment
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During our outing to Saguaro Lake, Ed and Penny told us about a couple of hikes in and around the Superstition Mountains. One that they mentioned was Massacre Grounds so on Wednesday we headed out to find the trail.

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Christmas in Phoenix

January 15, 2017 by · Leave a Comment
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We found the condo that would be our home for the remaining nine nights of our vacation, a very nice one-bedroom suite in a townhouse complex in Mesa. Read more

Rain, Sedona, and snow.

January 11, 2017 by · Leave a Comment
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On Thursday morning we left Willcox in a rainstorm having decided that Sedona was our next destination, a 330 mile trip. It turned out to be a rough day for Sigrun. Poor visibility, spray from semis, slick roads and heavy rain made her nervous, something I had never noticed at home.

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