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Blackjack, and 21 types of wildflowers (almost)

Okaaaaaay….I guess this blog has been neglected long enough. I hope to eventually post some of the hikes I’ve been doing this year, but at least this one will be current. Advertisements

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Nearing the last gasp of the desert

I’ve done a few moderately interesting hikes this year, but have been too lethargic to post anything.  However, I’m finally back to blogging.  I usually get a bit of time off during mid-March, and did a couple of days of … Continue reading

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Back to the desert

It finally started getting more winter-like in the higher elevations, so it was a good time to get back into the good graces of the desert peaks.

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A trio of Santa Maria Mountain peaks

Although only about 30 miles by air northwest of Prescott, the Santa Maria Mountains feel quite remote.  They are hard to see from the main roads, and while there are some decent gravel roads into the area, this hike required … Continue reading

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A rough day on Red Mountain

I decided to fill my Easter basket with peaks instead of eggs.  I didn’t get a particularly early start as usual, but had a productive afternoon.

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Roosevelt Lake foothills, Part II: Isthmus be my lucky day

After yesterday’s effort, I scaled back a little.  But, I still wanted to get another peak in the same vicinity.  (For the silly reason to finish off the 4th peak on the Theodore Roosevelt Dam quadrangle map that has 300ft … Continue reading

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