Grand Canyon Archives

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As a former smoker living with reactive asthma that’s exacerbated by exercise, Heather Viti Taylor takes it easy while hiking Arizona trails. While her lack of speed allows for heightened enjoyment of the outdoors, it’s not always well-received by other hikers. “I used to feel embarrassed for ascending so slowly,” the Phoenix executive assistant says. “Half the time I will hike alone because it’s easier to not hold anyone back, but I’ve also learned to...

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With the suspension of large events and many of our favorite Valley venues shut down until further notice, it’s time to get creative when it comes to things to do. Here are five ways to beat your boredom while staying safe this holiday weekend. 1. See the Sonoran Desert from 7,000 feet in the air. What could be more socially distant than soaring several thousand feet above the rest of civilization? Try it for yourself...

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Baring it all in your birthday suit outdoors is surprisingly trendy online – there are wildly popular Instagram accounts solely dedicated to posing nude using stunning outdoor locations for a unique photo op. Recently trending: (illegal) nude selfies at Machu Picchu. Is this a new craze at Arizona’s parks? “We aren’t really aware of it,” says a National Park Service representative at the Grand Canyon, adding that if people are posing for these types of...

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