Weavers Needle, Lost Gold Mine and the Haunted Superstition Mountains 1

Weavers Needle, Lost Gold Mine and the Haunted Superstition Mountains
This trek was one heck of an adventure in the majestic and haunted Superstition Mountains.  For those who love legends, folklore, superstitions, and mystery this is the real deal. There is said to be a haunted gold mine called the Lost Dutchman Mine.  Many many men have lost their lives in the pursuit of the ...

In Ice Axe We Trust! 1

In Ice Axe We Trust!
Happy Saturday Loyal Subscribers! I am working on a couple of great posts.  One is with celebrity chef Jen Arricale who will be sharing some great Paleo recipes and another surveying the world of Crossfit with Jeremy Ford who is a coach certified in Full Strength, Olympic Weightlifting and Crossfit. In the meantime I wanted ...

Tom’s Thumb Trail Covered in SNOW! 5

Tom's Thumb Trail Covered in SNOW!
Ok… so for those of you that live in other parts of the country this may not seem post worthy but here in Scottsdale Arizona this is a VERY exciting and RARE event! I had my first ever snow day in my 36 years!  I was suppose to travel to Northern Arizona today for work ...

Brown’s Peak in Four Peaks Wilderness

Brown's Peak in Four Peaks Wilderness
New Summit Sunday! I have had this one on my to do list for several weekends over the last month.  It was on my Summit Bucket List post for my 30 day goal.   Arizona is so diverse as many don’t know so we get snow very close to the metro Phoenix area and quite ...

It’s Official! Kilimanjaro for the CCC in June 2013! 6

It's Official! Kilimanjaro for the CCC in June 2013!
Not even two weeks ago I posted ‘Summit Bucket List and Selling Myself’.  I put out there my summit bucket list knowing it would bring things my way to accomplish the items on that list.  The Law Of Attraction is such a powerful thing. I initially put Kilimanjaro on my 2 year bucket list.  The ...

Featured On Robb Wolf’s Testimonial Page!

Happy Monday Subscribers! I had to quickly share the excitement.  I wrote my story and sent it to Robb Wolf’s team about 2 months ago.  There it is today featured on his site!  WOW!  I was pretty shocked and am happy that my story is now going to be shared on a larger scale!  Here ...

Quartz Ridge Summit via L.V. Yates Trail (Formerly Quartz Ridge Trail) 2

Quartz Ridge Summit via L.V. Yates Trail (Formerly Quartz Ridge Trail)
    New Summit Sunday – Family Edition! Today my fella’s joined me up Quartz Ridge Summit in the Dreamy Draw Recreation area via the 40th Street and Shea Trailhead.  It was about 4 miles round trip and 950 or so feet of elevation gain. We have done this one before but it has been ...

Thompson Peak Summit Hike

Thompson Peak Summit Hike
I love holidays, it gives me a day off and some great trail time without much congestion.  I did this climb on Christmas Eve and only saw 2 other people on the Thompson Peak trail.  It is very peaceful to look down over the city on a day like Christmas Eve. Thompson Peak in the ...

Sunrise Peak in the Southern McDowell Mountain Preserve

Sunrise Peak in the Southern McDowell Mountain Preserve
Yesterday I Completed both sides of Sunrise Peak on New Summit Sunday in the Southern part of the McDowell Mountains. I started at the trailhead located at 144th st. and Via Linda called Sunrise Access Area.  Take Shea Blvd. East to 136th st and head north.  Hang a right on Via Linda heading East.  There ...

Flatiron in the Superstition Mountains

Flatiron in the Superstition Mountains
Thanksgiving 2012.  Perfect day to work off the gluttony by climbing 2,821 feet over 2.5 miles at a 45 degree angle, as straight up as it gets.  If Echo Canyon on Camelback was 1.5 times higher it would be Flatiron.  The Phoenix New Times voted it the Best Badass Hike in 2008.  They were right.  ...