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Sipapu gets out of the house

Despite our plans to backpack to Lousy Canyon in Agua Fria National Monument (scrapped late Friday night), then hike to Pueblo Pato via Badger Springs (scrapped Saturday morning, and again Sunday morning after we got up too late both days), we managed only a short hike in the Phoenix Mountain Preserve (pictures here). We wandered … Read more

Out for a walk

It’s been a tough week, and I decided that I should skip out on two service projects and take the weekend off. Unfortunately, Kim’s pretty sick, so we weren’t able to go camping as I had originally intended. Instead, I left Kim at home on Saturday and met my mom for a short hike in … Read more

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