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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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North Carolina peakbagging trip: Day 1

I arrived at Stecoah Gap at sunrise in cool, clear weather to climb Cheoah Bald, a major highpoint along the Appalachian Trail:

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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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Two peaks, separated by a nap

I got a good early start and drove to Sedona.  There’s a minor peak right next to the highway up Oak Creek Canyon near Mile Marker 386 that I wanted to check out.

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Strawberry Crater forever

The weather was just about perfect, and things came together to get a dawn start for some peaks near Flagstaff.

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Spring 2011 in Arizona: Part VII – Black sand at sunrise

(Note: This is a “retro report” actually posted in September 2011 but given a date corresponding to the trip date for organizational purposes.) This was pretty much my best hiking day of the spring.  The whole area from Williams eastward … Continue reading

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