2019 was the first year for the Arizona Winter Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge, featuring six iconic hikes based around Phoenix and Tucson. Until this past January, I had never done much hiking in Arizona. The challenge provided the perfect excuse to get acquainted with this beautiful area. For this trip, I flew into Phoenix and rented […]
This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of The Nature Conservancy. All opinions are 100% mine. DID YOU KNOW that 7 in 10 Americans believe climate change is real, but less than half of us talk about it with friends or family with any consistency? As someone who loves adventuring in our wild […]
The average American consumes 3,000 to 4,500 calories in their Thanksgiving Day celebrations, according to the Calorie Control Council. So instead of diving into the madness that is Black Friday, get outside and take a hike! You’ll avoid the crowds and craziness, and you’ll feel better for it. I asked our Six-Pack of Peaks Challenge Ambassadors […]
Nine years ago, Joan and I were planning a big adventure. We wanted to thru-hike the 211-mile John Muir Trail (JMT) over three weeks. We knew it would be a challenge. Not only would it require careful research and planning, but we would have to train our bodies and mind to prepare for the rigors […]
We had a ton of great photos from our 2018 Finishers Party. Check out our photo album and feel free to comment and share!
Our SoCal challengers had a lot of fun at the Finishers Party clowning in the photo booth. Here’s a complete gallery of the photos.
A dream written down with a date becomes a goal. A goal broken down into steps becomes a plan. A plan backed by action makes your dreams come true.” – Greg S. Reid One of my favorite activities at the Six-Pack of Peaks Finishers Party is sharing Your Next Adventure. We break out the pens and […]
Eight years ago, I thru-hiked the John Muir Trail (JMT) for my second time in thirty years. Anytime you are out on the trail for weeks at a time, there comes a point when you miss fresh food. It could be something as simple as a cold glass of milk, or fresh fruit, or… a taco. And […]