As I see it, there are exhilarating once-in-a-lifetime-view hikes, and there are exercise hikes (and, of course, sometimes something in between). Hiking Desert Vista Trailhead was squarely in the exercise hike category.
Today I spent an hour at the beach working through a story for an upcoming presentation (nothing like the sound of waves methodically splashing against the shore to help concentration).
A bunch of great captures from a trip to Amsterdam.
You know what’s awesome? A random park in the middle of Austin filled with peacocks. That’s what.
It’s a decent trek to get to the top of the 10,000 ft mountain. I had an evening before I headed back to the mainland, so thought I should make the journey.
Iao Valley State Park is a great place to get acclimated to Maui vegetation, landforms, and ecosystems.
Pace Bend Park is enveloped by the Colorado River making for great views, with plenty of camping and picnic areas.
Hole in the Rock at Papago Park is a must-see, and one of the most photographed areas in Phoenix.
For a quick lunch-hour walk in the park, Dick Nichols District Park is a great place.