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Posts Tagged ‘hiking’

By Katie Snyder

Want to get to know Arizona? Then use your feet! From Flagstaff to Tucson, through majestic pine forests and stunning desert landscapes, there are countless hiking trails to suit all fitness levels. Hit the trails and see what the Arizona countryside has to offer!

Northern Arizona: Cathedral Rock, Sedona

Northern Arizona: Sedona Cathedral Rock

Sedona is known for its red rock canyons and beautiful scenery, including the iconic rock formation known as Cathedral Rock. While this trek is considered moderately difficult, even those less experienced can experience the joy of hiking this geological attraction. Hikers will start off on a relatively flat trail before climbing onto rocks that lead to the Cathedral Rock. Over time, hikers have worn a path to make it easier to reach the saddle points, but be ready to climb, crawl and exert some energy if you plan on making it to the top of the trail. Once you get there, the payoff is well worth it, with panoramic views of the valley beyond.

  • Difficulty: Moderate
  • Trail length: 1.5 miles roundtrip
  • Elevation: 4,040 feet
  • Time: 1 hour

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April 17, 2014 6:30 am

Tres Rios CollageRecycle e-waste and shred your documents while you come enjoy the splendors of nature during the Tres Rios Fall Festival in Avondale on Saturday, October 26, 2013.

The organizers of the Tres Rios Nature Festivals welcome nature lovers, visitors and families to another outstanding outdoor event celebrating the riparian zone developed at of the confluence of the Tres Rios. The one-day fall festival takes place at the location known as Arizona Game and Fish Department’s Base and Meridian Wildlife Area (B&M Wildlife Area) in Avondale, Arizona on the river banks near the convergence of the Salt, Gila and Agua Fria rivers (Tres Rios).

ProShred, and eGreenITsolutions will be on site from 9 am to 1 pm providing free services for shredding documents and recycling electronics. Safely destroy your documents containing sensitive and personal information, as well as recycle unwanted electronics such as: TVs, computers, computer monitors, laptops, cell phones, and printers. Event attendees can bring up to three grocery bags or two banker boxes full of paper (additional shredding is $3.00 per box). Read more

October 21, 2013 3:30 pm


The holidays are over and the stress that normally accompanies them is behind us too. But sometimes a little melancholy lingers, leaving us feeling the blahs. So if you find yourself feeling a little, I don’t know…meh about things, then we have just the right tips for boosting your mood.

This too shall pass
Boosting your mood starts with patience. Take a deep breath and remember it won’t last. The blues are a natural part of life, as the experts point out. “Everyone gets depressed,” says Dr. Carl Hammerschlag, M.D., a Paradise Valley psychiatrist and authority in the science of psychoneuroimmunology (mind, body, spirit medicine).  “Recognize it’s gonna pass and own what it is you are feeling.” By being realistic and accepting of yourself and your current mood, you can prevent making yourself feel worse, and shorten the time you feel down. Dr. Leslie Seppinni, a doctor of clinical psychology, agrees. “Take the moment for what it is—a moment.” So rather than rushing to conclusions about your blahs, sit back and relax with a cup of tea or a good book, and remind yourself that it’s temporary. Read more

May 15, 2012 11:00 am

By Edward R. Ricciuti

Taylor Mitchell’s career as a folk singer was taking off, big-time, two years ago.  The 19-year-old from Toronto, Canada, had just released her first album, been invited to perform in the Winnipeg Folk Festival, and in October was nominated for a Canadian Folk Music Award as Young Performer of the Year.  A few days after the nomination, she was dead, savaged by coyotes in an attack that made international headlines and was the subject of an hour-long show on the National Geographic Channel. Read more

May 6, 2011 6:04 am