Category: Arizona

Goin’ South

CACTUCSON
View from above

We drove south from Havasu through Parker and into Phoenix for a couple of days. Visited our friends at Bivouac Trailer… where we got a couple of quick upgrades (it’s a great company and we’re still VERY happy with our purchase), and then we headed down to Tucson… more

24 May, 2015

The Overland Expo

A MUDDY MESS OF AN ADVENTURE
A Muddy Mess of an Adventure

Wind. Rain. Sleet. Snow. MUD! No, I’m not talking about training to be a carrier for the US Postal Service. I’m talking about the weather at this years Overland Expo West. Read more…

12 May, 2015

Glen Canyon Dam

DAMMIT!
Clunkmonkey visits the Glen Canyon Dam
The sun seems to rise quickly here. At first just a thin bright orange band starkly outlining the buttes, mesas, and temples that surround us. Lake Powell is REALLY pretty early in the day. Within just a few minutes all is bathed in the suns warmth. I guess that’s how fast this giant rock that we’re flying through space on turns. Read more…

10 May, 2015

Horseshoe Bend

VIEW FROM THE TOP
Horshoe Bend Az

About five years ago I took Wyatt and Carson on a road trip of the desert southwest with our good friend Yoram. We stopped at Horsehoe Bend on a weekday morning…granted it was winter and about fifteen degrees but still…it’s Horseshoe Bend. There were only three cars in the small parking lot and we didn’t run into the pilots of those vehicles in our four hour stay at the bend. Read more…

8 May, 2015

Desert View

THE WATCHTOWER
The watchtower guards desert view

The Grand Canyon goes on…and on…and on. And then there’s Desert View and the watchtower. It’s kitschy and commercial and dedicated to separating you from your money. But it’s so cool in a creepy way that it’s worth the stop. It also provides an excellent view of the Colorado River.

VIEW FROM THE DESERT VIEW
The Colorado river enters the Grand Canyon

7 May, 2015

Wildness!

CLOUDS ON THE HORIZON
Cool weather at the South Rim of The Grand Canyon

We girded ourselves for battle with the famed Bright Angel. Water, sunscreen, more water, hats, weather checks, headlamps (just in case), more water…hey – it’s hot at the bottom you know, snacks, more water…this time for the dogs. Outfitting complete we headed to the trail head…and read more…