Citizen Hiker

Standard trail etiquette requires that all users yield to horses – especially when the horse is Ginger. It’s impossible not to succumb to the charms of the beautiful, rust-colored Missouri Fox Trotter mare who frequently treks White Mountains trails with her best friend Curtis Winder of Snowflake.

Don’t look for Mike “Te-Wa” Stivers on an easy trail. Although the Ohio transplant began his Arizona hiking adventures as a 7-year-old on the popular Piestewa Peak trail in Phoenix, he has since developed a preference for “bigger, bolder, rockier and more intense mountains.”

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