As a transplant from Buffalo, NY, I received my first big tastes of the great outdoors of the West after a pair of cross country road trips in 2009 and 2010. After moving to Los Angeles for medical school, I started to explore my interest in hiking, and ultimately spent way too much time planning my next adventures into the Sierras, San Gabriels, and beyond.
When I learned I would be moving to Phoenix for residency at the Mayo Clinic, my first reaction (literally) was to start looking at the next set of outdoor adventures. However unlike Southern California, where you can find 50 write ups on an obscure peak in the San Gabriels, Arizona (aside from a few notable exceptions) was a bit more sparse. Thus led to the creation of this blog, with the major goals being:
1.) Create fairly detailed trip reports of some of the more obscure and challenging mountains in Arizona and beyond.
2.) Expose the beauty and adventure that can be had in the Sonoran Desert.
3.) Let my family and friends keep tabs on me 🙂
This site is early in it’s infacy, and I’m open to any suggestions you may have for improvement. Just leave a comment below. Thanks for reading!