Category Archives: Hiking

September 15, 2008

The Hike To Humphreys Peak

The Trail To the Top of Arizona

This weekend, my girlfriend and I managed to accomplish one of the hardest things we have ever done. We made the 9 mile round trip hike to the top of Humphreys Peak. Humphreys Peak has an elevation of 12,633 feet, which is the highest point in the state of Arizona. The peak is located near Flagstaff, in the Kachina Peaks Wilderness. So check out my journey

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September 9, 2008

Avenue of the Giants

After leaving San Francisco and heading north, it was time to go check out the Coastal Redwoods. I have heard of the Redwood National Park a few times, and have seen it in a few books as being one of the places to see before you die. It is one of the biggest attractions Northern California is known for.

The Avenue of the Giants

When heading north on highway 101, you eventually come to a point where the Avenue of Giants begins. This is a 31 mile stretch of the old highway 101, which runs parallel with the new highway. The sign, which can be seen here:

Avenue of the Giants Sign

shows the two routes that run through the Humboldt Redwoods State Park. The Avenue of the Giants is much more scenic and allows you to see the Redwoods up close.

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August 25, 2008

Hiking in Arizona: Four Peaks Wilderness

So the last few months, I have driven by Four Peaks a few times and have always wondered if hiking to the summit was possible. If you are unfamiliar with these mountains, they are located about 60 miles northeast of Phoenix. Browns Peak is the highest peak in Maricopa country with an elevation of 7,657 feet. For those familiar with Phoenix, that is roughly 400 feet shy of being three times the height of Camelback Mountain.

Four Peaks Up Close
Four Peaks Up Close

Time To Give It A Shot

Yesterday, I decided to finally give it a shot. I read up on what trails to take and how to get to the trailheads. From what I found, taking a dirt road over 12 miles was the only way to get to the starting trailhead known as Lone Pine Saddle.

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