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Hiking the Peralta Trail - Last

It was five months ago yesterday that I took the hike and made these photos, so I should probably finish the series and post the images that have been sitting here in draft form since February… 455 more words

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Bird of the Day: Spotted Towhee

Male Spotted Towhee. Preferred habitats include forest edges, thickets, gardens, and shrubby park areas. Photographed this handsome guy near Mt. Ord, singing its heart out!


Want To Know Where The New Arizona Fire Restrictions Are For The Memorial Day Weekend?

It’s been a while since we’ve seen rain (sounds like a song!) and these dry conditions have triggered fire restrictions around the state. Many of us like to head to the forests for a little camping and R&R, but before you go, be sure to check the restrictions!



Mount Ord

See that little camouflaged cutie singing his heart out?

It’s my most recent lifer, a Blue-gray Gnatcatcher, which we saw on Mt. Ord.

Mt. Ord is the highest point in Maricopa County, the huge county in which Phoenix is located. 306 more words


Wind Cave


Location: Usery mountain Regional Park, which is part of Tonto National Forest,

Fee: 6.00 Dollars per vehicle

Description: 4.5 moderate hike, which it leads to nice view from the top surrender by caves.

Hiking the Peralta Trail - Middle

This second installment begins where the first one ended, right at the Fremont Saddle…the geographic/landscape feature that appeared to be a resting and turning-around point for many hikers.   387 more words

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