My name is Lisa, and I am a confessed hike-a-holic. Ever since the age of one, when my parents snuggled me into a hiking backpack, I have lived to get outdoors. My hiking boots have tromped with me through the Appalachian, Tennessee Smokey, Northern Pacific, and Rocky Mountains of the United States – as well as the mountains of Spain, France, Italy, Morocco and Venezuela. And they want to keep on going!
Since moving to Phoenix in 2004, I have became completely enamored of the surprisingly varied terrain, vast open skies, incredible vistas and abundant hiking trails that this state has to offer. Attributes that make Arizona one of the top hiking destinations in the country. Arizona has become my perfect playground. To me hiking (either alone or with good friends) is a tribute to this incredibly beautiful world we live in, a chance to unplug and breath fresh air, and a great form of exercise. I’ve never really been a fan of the gym. My heroes are people who hike until they can hardly stand. Who stay wiry and full of spunk. And who make enjoying the great outdoors a part of their lives.
As I also love taking pictures (who doesn’t when there is a majestic sunset staring you down?) it made sense to share my hikes with you. I hope you will enjoy them, and that they might inspire you to get out and enjoy what is this amazing AZ Utopia!
14 Responses to About me
Great Blog. I can hardly wait to go hiking with you. Fantastic pictures exciting descriptions.
I would love to go on a hike with you. You just need to make it out here :).
Amazing blog! I wrote down about 15 more trails to hit up!
So glad! I love seeing your wonderful “unschooled” adventures with your family.
Love the site – I learned some good spots and I’ve lived here for a long time. Will be sharing. Thank you!
So happy that you like it Lee! I love sharing the hikes in this beautiful state.
Wonderful hiking info for our great state of Arizona, thanks for your contribution!
Thanks Paul. It is a wonderful state to explore.
This website Rocks! I can’t wait to do these hikes. Thanks for sharing all this amazing info!
Thanks so much! Hope you have tons of fabulous adventures.
Fantastic , clear, detailed and inspiring!!!! You’re a rock!!!!
Awww! Thank you for the kind words. Love hiking and sharing.
Lisa, your site is 1st class, hi end model which I admire! Have you ever thought to develop it to a hiking club, where members can actually post hikes to invite outdoorers to joint? Someone like meetups , but w/o the political agenda attached? Happy trail, Udi
Thanks so much Udi. I’m so glad you’ve found the site to be useful. My current goal is to provide a quality resource for people who love hiking in Arizona. There are many good hiking groups and meetups out there. I hope you can find one that works for you.