1. Titans

    Darkening Clouds over Organ Pipe Cactus - Border US / Mexico

    “You could drive down and see the border”…., she said. I instantly got a flashback of lots of border crossings in my life. Rarely associated with moments of fun. The days are long gone, where one Border Control agent jokes with the other and says “You can always put a pretty little heart in her...
  2. Titans

    The Double Black Hangover.

    We dealt with the double black Hangover on February 8, 2018, the day before we headed a "little bit off course" (@Rockskipper ;)) to the Chiricahua National Monument. What exactly do you need for the Hangover? WINTER, MID WEEK DAY, NON-HOLIDAY, STICKY SOLES or perhaps a MTB. And if you are a...
  3. Dave

    Kickin' around the Strip, November 2017

    Spent a week in early November on the Arizona Strip without much of an itinerary, just wandering to some popular spots in the hopes of catching a decent photo or two. Started out in Vermillion Cliffs NM after striking out at the Coyote Buttes North lottery in Kanab...
  4. Laura

    Fall in Aravaipa Canyon

    Hello, it's me, it's been a long, long time ......... I actually have a backcountry trip to write about. It was a photography workshop through Arizona Highways PhotoScapes in Aravaipa Canyon with Shane McDermott. I didn't know anything about Shane except that he's a contributor for Arizona...
  5. cmgz

    Kanab Creek via Kwagunt Hollow and Jumpup

    My son had put in for permits for North Bass but nope didn't get them so we decided to try another route for our fall Grand Canyon fix. Starting out by driving in the evening to Sowats point. We had an evening of car camping with a surprise sprinkle of rain then woke up in the morning to start...
  6. rich67

    A Little Drive Up Schnebly Hill (Sedona)

    I'm a little delayed in posting this, and this is not some "hardcore" off-road adventure, but back in early August I took a quick trip out west to Sedona and Lake Powell, and hit Schnebly Hill Road one evening for some pictures and some fun on the rocks with my kids. Schnebly Hill starts off...
  7. Devin Ashby

    Paris River Canyon - Buckskin Gulch March 2015

    In March 2015 for one of my required classes at UVU for the Outdoor Recreation Management Major, we took a 6 day backpacking trip down the Paria River Canyon. I know a lot of people have done this route before and it's super popular, but the conditions of this trip are what made it so memorable...
  8. Dave

    Havasupai, June 9-13 2015

    Bucket lists are confounding things. Some people fill them full of wishes that will go forever unfulfilled. Others voraciously tackle each item in course, eliminating the sense of a life unlived long before reaching retirement. As a pragmatist, I've never seen much use for bucket lists. Death...
  9. cmgz

    Grand Canyon-Bill Hall Trail to Thunder River and Deer Creek

    Last week three of us did a lollipop loop of about 27 miles. Starting from the Bill Hall Trail at Monument Point, North rim. The week had been rainy and we still weren't convinced of clearing. The original plan was to car camp on the trail head road the night before but it was rainy and cold...
  10. Nick


    I was never that interested in seeing the Grand Canyon. It's like it was too hyped up or something. So many people flocking to the edge of an abyss to stare off into... what? A big canyon? The pictures are pretty and all, but it just never struck me as some place I had to go to NOW. Hiking and...
  11. Howells Outdoors

    Backpacking through Paria Canyon

    I need to play catch up on my Backcountry Posts! This was originally posted on the Deuter Blog, because I’m an ambassador (their backpacks are AMAZING). There is nothing better than heading out into new backcountry. Actually there is something better: when the location exceeds all your...
  12. o2bav8

    Southern Utah Trip

    In a desperate attempt to escape the searing of Phoenix, AZ I planned a 9 day trip to southern Utah. Cooler than usual temps lead me to Lone Rock campground where I got to test out my Aquaglide inflatable kayak. Found some really choppy water at first but the kayak proved to be quite stable...
  13. Vegan.Hiker

    Desert noobs visit Zion and the North Rim

    Zion National Park, UT and the North Rim, AZ June 25th-30th, 2015 I normally prefer to travel solo on my hiking trips with the main exception being when my wife is able to join me. So when Tyne said her work schedule would allow her 5 days to hike with me this June, I jumped at the opportunity...
  14. ram

    Bypass My A** ....Tanner Wash, Grand Canyon 2-20-09

    I now know how to integrate pictures with some of my stories....So periodically I will put the two parts together as one, here on BC. This wild day from 2009 Bypass My Ass by Ram This is a story of a FULL day in the Grand Canyon in February 2009. ‹› ‹› ‹› For many years February had been a...
  15. cmgz

    Paria River- White House to Lee's Ferry

    The weather was threatening to cancel us in the days before but luckily cleared and we spent 3 nights in the Paria last week. Spring flowers were great. Enjoyed seeing how the canyon unfolded on it's way to the Colorado. The first 7 miles to Buckskin confluence. Slide Rock Buckskin...
  16. Scott Chandler

    Spring at Toroweap

    4/12/15 It had been a while since I had been out to Toroweap Overlook on the Grand Canyon. I've always thought it was one of the coolest views around and with my newfound obsession about the big ditch I wanted to see it again. So I mentioned it to my dad and convinced my brother to quote "sit...
  17. cmgz

    South Canyon

    South canyon hike to the Grand Canyon. A steep and rocky hike to a beautiful set of beaches and Vasey's Paradise. I was staying one night. Kept my pack-an ultralight-to 20 lbs with a gallon of water fully loaded. I was really glad as there were scrambles which would have been difficult with...
  18. ram

    Cove Canyon-A 4 day Grand Canyon Adventure 2/8-11/15

    Cove Canyon So when it landed that just two of us were going to be able to go down Cove Canyon in Grand Canyon, we hesitated and considered other options. I am proud to still be toughing it out on the adventure circuit and I think Jenny is too....but this canyon required a 60m rope and then the...
  19. Bob

    West Clear Creek Ruins

  20. Bob

    Shaman's Panel

    Short hike we did in 2007 to some of the best around: Featured image for home page:

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