Visiting McFarland State Historic Park

Kim and I took a few hours out this weekend and headed down to Florence to check out McFarland State Historic Park.  We’ve driven past it once before, and though it didn’t look like much, we decided to come back.  Well, it’s not much, but neither is the admisison charge.  The best part of the state … Read more

saddle mountain wilderness sign

My new wilderness quest

Virtually everyone who knows me knows about my ongoing quest to visit every National Park Service site.  Well, I’ve decided to add a similar quest: visiting every designated wilderness area in Arizona.  all 90(!) of them. Whew—that’s a lot. Check out an interactive map of each designated Wilderness Area in Arizona. Despite hiking for more than a … Read more

Scott Jones, Site Steward

I am now an official site steward for the state of Arizona.  My primary assignment is up at Agua Fria National Monument, but I’ll also be working on Ironwood Forest National Monument and Sonoran Desert National Monument. The Arizona Site Steward Program is an organization of volunteers, sponsored by the public land managers of Arizona, … Read more