Date With Mooney

200-foot high Mooney Falls I can still hear it plain as day -- her urgent silence against the deafening roar of the falls -- and it chills me to the bone. Me: "Where is Dan (my husband)?" Chris (his sister): Mouth moving, but I can't hear what she's saying through the noise of the waterfall... [...]

Quick Jaunt to Cooper Forks

I didn't breath a word to anyone, but as we climbed down out of Pueblo Canyon, I was secretly thinking to myself, "there's NO WAY we're doing another hike tomorrow."  The plan had been to hit Pueblo Canyon, the harder and longer of the hikes, on day one and follow up with a quick out-and-back [...]

Adventure in the Sierra Ancha

It was a motley crew that set out from our house early Saturday morning.  I had proposed this little expedition after reading an amazing article about the Sierra Ancha in Arizona Highways magazine a few months ago, and was really jazzed when a few people actually seemed serious about accompanying us. Fellow Traveler Aside from [...]