Photo of the Week 1/18/21

A seriously tall cactus!

Photo of the Week 12/21/20

Summertime Mountain Views…

Photo of the Week 12/07/20

Top of Pyramid Trail, South Mountain Park -Phoenix, AZ

I’ve probably posted this view before, but it’s pretty cool and the trailhead is 10 minutes from my house!

New Bike Path!

A few years ago the main road I used to ride my bike on was torn up for a new freeway. They said a multi-use path would be built alongside the freeway, but I was skeptical.

Yesterday I got to ride on the new path and it’s pretty awesome!

I was really doing good pedaling during the spring lockdown, feeling strong! Unfortunately I allowed my return to work in early May and the Phoenix summer heat to put the kibosh on my riding (and most other fun outdoor activities).

I’m past ready to get back at it, so it was nice to get back on the bike on such a beautiful day. Did my standard start and cruised down to the new path.

Looking West

It’s wide, smooth, has some hills, and is super protected from the freeway traffic. As skeptical as I was about it existing, I have to say ADOT really hit a home run with this. I love living in the Ahwatukee area of Phoenix and this is just another great addition!

Looking East

Now there’s really no excuse not to ride, and it’s the best time of year in AZ!!

Photo of the Week 11/09/20

It’s easy to find beautiful views when you’ve got a tent!

Our National Parks and Recreation Areas are a Treasure!

That’s it, that’s the whole post!

First SUP in a While!

It’s been quite a while since I went out on the Stand-up Paddle-board, with the nice temps in Phoenix right now I had to take advantage!

While April was extremely nice, May started out hot, I believe we’ve hit 107 already this year, so when I saw a high of 87 I knew it was a good afternoon to spend outdoors!

Headed down to Tempe Town Lake after an early out from work. The only real task is getting the SUP inflated, which takes some work. Why I haven’t gotten an electric pump is a fine question, because it’s a solid 5 minutes of pumping!

TTL SUP

I do love having that lake there, so easy for a quick paddle. In 20 minutes I’m on the water!

Happy to be out on the water!

Went from the beach to the far east end of the lake and back, with a little chilling in the middle of the lake. 3.5 miles and one fine afternoon. There was some battling of the wind the whole way back, it always seems to find me!

Photo of the Week 4/27/20

Aravaipa Canyon

Photo of the Week 3/23/20

Four Peaks from McDowell Mountain Park

Photo of the Week 3/02/20

A beautiful day today in Phoenix!