August 2014 This summer adventure falls within 80 miles of the valley. It opened my eyes to a few opportunities south of Mingus. It was nice to get in a cooler weather hike after months in the skillet.
The drive in is easily within 2wd-HC in dry con
• 8th Grade - Canoed the Illinois River
- Muskogee OK
• 2010-2012 - AZT
- Finished 800 miles Mexico to Utah
• 2013 - Isis Temple
- Rope Free
Camp Goddard may have been the best experience of my life. In the 8th grade I got a shirt stating I'd canoed the Illinois. Perhaps a few miles, loved the experience nonetheless. The Arizona National Scenic Trail was made possible by the great members of HAZ. Albeit semi conscious, Isis Temple is hands down the most gratifying memory.
Dad didn't grasp HAZ but enjoyed witty banter. Whenever HAZ surfaced in conversation dad would ask "joe, why hike arizona?". To which I'd respond with an ear to ear grin, because dad... it ROCKS!
3 books that have made a difference in my life
• Where The Red Fern Grows
• The Great Brain at the academy
• Grand Obsession: Harvey Butchart and the Exploration of Grand Canyon
...the only books I've read