First ride of the season, exploring the Arizona Trail.

Just over a week ago Flagstaff had a record 36 inches of snow fall. Today the trails are nearly clear and mostly dry. With a few days of Spring-like weather forecasted I decided to check out one of my favorite sections of the Arizona Trail. Last year I bikepacked the Walnut canyon passage of the …

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Fall colors on Mount Elden

Recently, we hiked to the highest point in Arizona, Mount Humphreys. This weekend, we took advantage of the good weather - pre storm to come - and hiked Mount Elden, which overlooks our house in Flagstaff.   Footwear: Altra Lone Peak 3.5 (Sandra) Brooks Men's Cascadia (Dominic) Injinji’s (Sandra) Darn Tough (Dominic) Superfeet (Sandra)   We are heading off (thru-hike) …

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Overnight bike packing on the Arizona Trail

On our thru hike of the Colorado Trail this Summer, I was introduced to fatbikes and bikepacking. A few weeks ago I picked up a Surly Pugsley fatbike. We've been planning our sobo thru hike of the Arizona Trail in October. I thought bikepacking would be a fun way to explore the trail and go …

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Cycling the FUTS and Arizona Trail to Fisher Point

I've been planning to bikepack a passage of the Arizona Trail specifically Passage 31 Walnut Canyon which goes from Marshall Lake to Interstate 40 just east of Flagstaff. Last week I picked up a Surly Fat Bike called the Pugsley. A fat bike is a mountain bike with massive tires, these tires can be up to …

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