Travel & Adventure

The Hike Book Podcast Episode One

Citizen HikerpodcastNovember 16, 2021The Hike Book Podcast Episode One

Author Sirena Rana tells us the Best Day Hikes on the Arizona National Scenic Trail nearest to Phoenix
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For Roy J. DuPrez, founder and owner of Back2Basics Outdoor Adventure Recovery, getting and staying clean and sober is all about accountability. He ought to know. A self-described recovering alcoholic and survivor of the Venice Beach party scene, DuPrez credits his 1993 move to Flagstaff to attend Northern Arizona University as instrumental in turning his life around. “As a young guy back in California, I saw gangs and a culture of substance abuse as just...

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As a born-and-bred Arizonan, I have frequented a fair amount of hotspots throughout the state. However, Lake Havasu City is one I had never experienced. Imagine my excitement when I was recently invited to check out the charming burg for the 50th anniversary of its most famous landmark: the London Bridge. Lake Havasu City is a three-hour drive from Downtown Phoenix and is located on the border of Arizona and California, just south of Las...

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Like most investments with the potential of big dividends, the planning and development of long-distance trails starts with a vision and comes to fruition with persistence, cooperation and a whole lot of patience. The seeds for the Sun Corridor Trail began about eight years ago with a casual conversation among trail advocates at a brainstorming session. “The idea grew organically,” says R.J. Cardin, director of Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department and one of the...

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After battling 80-mile-per-hour winds on Humphreys Peak, evading a pack of charging javelinas in the Mazatzal Wilderness and hiking the Grand Canyon in a blizzard, John Heckenlaible decided it was time to give something back to the Arizona trails he loves. Joining the City of Phoenix parks stewardship program felt like a good way to do so. “I was climbing Piestewa Peak one day and saw two guys wearing bright yellow Phoenix Park Steward shirts,”...

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