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Some Pictures From Our Oregon Vacation

I haven’t gotten around to uploading my vacation pictures (big surprise, right), but Tony is on top of it! We went for a 5-mile round trip hike on the John Dellenback Dunes Trail near my grandparent’s house. On the way back, it was approaching sunset and we were able to get some gorgeous photos of […]

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8.06.09 Tramway Trail

Over Labor Day weekend, we hiked Tramway Trail, which is a short steep hike down to West Clear Creek up near the Clint’s Well/Happy Jack area. Here are a few of my favorite pictures. You can see the whole album here. My friend Jen, who was an ever gracious model for my new lens: From […]

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My alternate post title would have been: My Calves are Growing and My Thighs Are Shrinking! I pulled out the measuring tape this morning, to see where I stand on Heather’s grand fitness scale. I’d rate myself, oh, a C+, maybe a B-. I haven’t been working out religiously, but I have been hiking 20+ mile […]

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From 4.18.09 Arizona Trail Passage #18 Yup, that’s a rattler. You can click on the photo for a larger view. We had an exciting encounter with this guy on our hike this weekend on the Arizona Trail. I scared the dickens out of him (the feeling was mutual, believe me) as he was crossing the […]

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Hike to Quartz Peak

If I ever decide to do a strenuous hike the weekend after a week-long illness, someone please shoot me. Or at least talk some sense into me. This past Sunday I did something really insane, even by my standards. I went on a 6 mile hike with 3000′ elevation gain after being on a liquid diet […]

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Eleven Peaks Challenge

Yesterday I hiked 22 miles in one day. I’m a total rock star. One of my many hiking goals has always been to complete the Seven Peaks Challenge, which involves hiking to the peak of seven mountains in Phoenix in one day. Technically, part of the challenge is also to complete the entire trip (hiking and driving included) […]

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Snow on Four Peaks

Yesterday I went hiking about 60 miles northeast of Phoenix on a snowcapped peak! I went with a motley crew of Intel-ites to Brown’s peak in the Four Peaks mountain range. We hiked just past the saddle of Brown’s Peak to the base of the Scree Chute – which was completely iced over and too […]

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