Check out Arizona’s 22 National Parks

Want to make a last-minute summer day-trip? Check out one of Arizona’s 22 National Parks and monuments. Within an easy drive from Phoenix are the Casa Grande Ruins National Monument and Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail. Head the other direction – north, where it’s cooler!  You’ll first hit Montezuma Castle National Monument and […]

Beat the heat on hiking trails with proper planning

Even as temperatures start to skirt toward triple digits, Arizona’s outdoors call avid athletes and nature lovers in the cool mornings. But too often lately, we’ve heard stories of hikers lost or caught unequipped. A “quick” walk through the mountains that surround the Valley without proper hydration and shoes can turn ugly without planning. So […]