Hidden Valley via Mormon Trail

Hidden Valley is in the South Mountain Park just 8 miles outside of Phoenix, Arizona. There is a parking lot at the trailhead but if it’s full, you should be able to find free parking on the street. The South Mountain Park has an extensive trail system and this is one of the many hikes

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#TrailTip Tuesday

It might be still snowing in Minnesota in April but here in Southern California, it’s already getting too warm for hiking with dogs when the sun is at the highest. I am already carrying Xena’s cooling vest, Swamp Cooler, in my backpack. Another item I carry during warmer months is a light cotton bandana. A

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Winter Camping Attempt in Lone Pine

The weather had been pretty mild this winter. I decided to do overnight camping in Lone Pine in the Sierra Nevada. I’ve been wanting to check out Alabama Hills nearby so I decided to set up the camp in Lone Pine Campground and meander in Alabama Hills during the day. We left home early on

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