Hell On Wheels In Arizona It was Hell on Wheels during the 1880s when railroad tycoons conjured up an idea – create a railroad tunnel through the Mogollon Rim! James W. Eddy developed a value proposition to transport rich silver ore from Globe while connecting with the Atlantic and Pacific rail of Flagstaff. While the concept, Read More

Paria Canyon Thru-Hike Twisting through the slots of Paria Canyon is a thru-hike you will be talking about for months. The canyon beckons backpackers from all over the globe and is listed as one of the most dangerous hikes in the United States. Storms as far as Bryce Canyon can cause flash flooding, particularly if, Read More

Calling All Gold Diggers The Richinbar Mine, named after Richard N. Baker, operated from 1890 to 1948 and produced more than 30,000 tons of ore. Prior to this era, the land was inhabited by Native Americans. It is uncertain which tribes inhabited the area and are collectively referred to as the “Perry Mesa Tradition”. The, Read More

The Black River Your soul will grow deep like The Black River as its beauty twists through the White Mountains of Arizona. 114 miles in length, the waters continue to meet the White River (near Fort Apache) then becomes absorbed by the Salt River – a major tributary of the Gila River. The Black, Read More

Wuptaki National Monument Wupatki (wuh-POT-kee) National Monument was established by President Calvin Coolidge on December 9, 1924. The monument includes several pueblos and other archeological resources totaling more than 35,000 acres. Wupatki represents a  cultural melting-pot, home to multiple groups of natives spanning several thousand years. Located in northern Arizona, Wupatki was officially listed, Read More

The Cliff Dwellers The Cliff Dwellers is a unique tale that that takes place the same year Prohibition began in the United States (1920). Blanche Russell was a successful dancer in a series of sophisticated theatrical productions called The Ziegfeld Follies. These Follies were ritzy revues which featured the “Ziegfeld Girls” and top entertainers, Read More

The Miner & Ogre Tom’s Thumb Trail is one of the many wonderful hikes within the Scottsdale McDowell Preserve. The range is composed of miocene deposits left nearly five million years ago. At 4,069 feet, the East End is the highest peak. This range also served as a sacred marker for the Yavapai’s.  Along, Read More

Towering Falls The Ho’opi’i Falls is an off-the-beaten path hike which only most locals know about. The Ultimate Kauai Guidebook called this the “Best Hidden Gem” and for good reason, it is simply spec-tac-ular!. This trail will provide you with the scared energy of the Garden Island and last you a lifetime . With the wonderment, Read More

An Arizona Homestead When most people hear the name Molly Butler, they typically associate the name with Arizona’s oldest continually operating lodge, Molly Butler’s Lodge located in Greer, Arizona. What most don’t know, is the remarkable history behind Molly Butler the person and her connection with the X Diamond Ranch. It was in 1833, Read More

The Ranchers Brown’s Ranch Trail in Arizona contains multiple sandy paths that have been used by the Hohokam Indians, Mid-Century Ranchers, Hikers and Mountain Bikers alike. Archaeologist Thomas Write published data suggesting the earliest existence of human life on Brown’s Ranch date 7000 BC [3]. Hohokam is a Pima word meaning “those who have gone”. The Hohokam indians, Read More