Category Archives: Outdoors

Hiking In A Lightning Storm

Why It’s Probably Not A Good idea

This weekend was another adventure out in the wilderness. I did some hiking in Sedona, Arizona and almost got struck by a massive bolt of lightning. It was pretty intense, but luckily I got some pretty cool pictures of the whole thing.

I’d like to start this story from the end with this picture I snapped of a lightning bolt at the bottom of the hike:

Bolt of Lightning Near Sedona

That’s Not Good

I am no expert on weather, but I am smart enough to know that lightning and thunder at relatively the exact same time means get out of dodge.

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Tonto Natural Bridge State Park

I had the privilege of checking out the Tonto Natural Bridge, near Payson, Arizona this past weekend. It was a really cool experience and I would love to share it with everyone.

My Photographs

I took a lot of pictures, but narrowed them down to a few I would like to share. So check them out (click to enlarge):

View Outside Tonto Natural Bridge

Top of Tonto Natural Bridge

The Hiking Trails

There are three separate trails to hike, and they all lead to different places. Here is a little information I gathered from the trail guide they had at the park:

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Top of South Mountain (w/ Photos)

I took my camera and tripod along because I am looking to get back in to photography. I have been slacking with it lately but hope to hop back into it. There are so many cools things to see around Arizona, I just need to get out and get some nice shots. Here are a few of my favorite shots from the top of South Mountain:

View from South Mountain

View of South Mountain and Phoenix

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Dispersed Camping in Flagstaff

This past weekend, I decided to take a camping trip up North in Flagstaff. The drive up to Flagstaff was rather interesting, considering the person I went with got a speeding ticket going 92 mph. Apparently anything over 85 in the state of Arizona is considered a criminal defense and results in a stay at […]

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To The Top Of Diamondhead

Today I decided to hike to the top of Diamondhead crater. Its an old volcanic crater that is not far from my apartment. I actually rode my bike there and then climbed it. It is pretty cool from the top because you can see the entire city and water all around you. It was pretty […]

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