Tag Archives: hiking

Travel Tip: Paria Canyon

By Mike Koopsen Hiking through some of the Paria Canyon (straddling the UT/AZ border) while crossing the Paria River multiple times, expect cold water, lots of slippery mud, and possibly quicksand. If you are unfortunate enough to get stuck the … Continue reading

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Travel Tip: Navajo National Monument

By Mike Koopsen The Navajo National Monument has two of the most impressive and well preserved Native American cliff dwellings that I have seen in the American Southwest. The Betatakin ruins can be seen from a distance after a short … Continue reading

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Hitting the West Fork Trail

I have heard about, read about, and seen gorgeous photos of the famous West Fork Trail of Oak Creek near Sedona, Arizona, for years. Roger Naylor writes about it in his book Boots and Burgers, agreeing that though it can … Continue reading

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Hiking 1000 miles and other New Year resolutions

Death Valley author Roger Naylor hiked 1000 miles in 2013. Here is his story that ran in the Arizona Republic: http://www.azcentral.com/travel/articles/20140107hiking-miles-set-goal-final.html?nclick_check=1

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