Little Dragon

Little Dragon 8121′ Grand Canyon National Park Total Time: 4 hours Roundtrip Mileage: 4.1 Elevation Gain: 1,360′ Crux: Class 2 Trailhead: Random pulloff on Point Sublime Road, no services Continued…. Along the North Rim of the Grand Canyon, a bit west of the Main Lodge and Bright Angel Point is the ‘Dragon Corridor.’ Named for […]

Saddle Mountain and Marion Point

Saddle Mountain 8424′ and Marion Point 6480′ Grand Canyon National Park Total Time: 8 hours Roundtrip Mileage: 12.0 Elevation Gain: 6,050′ Crux: Class 3 Trailhead: Saddle Mountain Trail, no services Saddle Mountain along the eastern edge of the North Rim, has the esoteric distinction of being the highest summit INSIDE of the canyon. Named for […]

Blue Peak

Blue Peak Lookout Arizona Alpine Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest Total Time: 1:20 Roundtrip Mileage: 3.0 Elevation Gain: 650′ Class I Trailhead: Blue Peak Lookout Trail Continued… Greenlee County is a small sliver of land in far Eastern Arizona bordering New Mexico, and is AZ’s second smallest county after Santa Cruz County in the south. The county is […]

Mount Baldy

Mount Baldy 11,421′ Arizona Alpine Apache-Sitgreaves National Forest Total Time: 8:20 Roundtrip Mileage: 16.5 Elevation Gain: 5200′ Class I Trailhead: East Baldy Trail, no services Arizona is a state better known for its’ desert, not its’ alpine. Even though the beautifully varied state has deep canyons, sky island mountains and raw Sonoran desert, not much […]

Mount Conness

Mount Conness 12589′ Sierra Nevada Total Time: 6 hours Round trip Mileage: 9.0 miles Elevation Gain: 3550′ Crux: Class III summit rocks Trailhead: Saddlebag Lake Companions: Justin Shelton Continued…. Day 3 I finally had some company. Justin, my best man, had flown into Vegas the night before and drove through the darkness to meet me […]

Doe Mountain

Doe Mountain 5067’ Sedona Total Time: 1 hour Round Trip Mileage: 2.0 miles Elevation Gain: 575′ Class I Trailhead and Amenities: Bear/ Doe Mountain trailhead near Boynton Pass. Trash, Pit toilets, no water. Red Rocks Pass required. Companions: Holly For our first trip into Sedona together with some persistent intense heat and thunderstorms by noon, […]

Miller Peak

Miller Peak 9,466’ Arizona Alpine Huachuca Mountains Total Time: 7 hours Round Trip Mileage: 12.2 Total Elevation Gain: 4050’ Class I Trailhead and amenities: Miller Canyon- trash, no water or toilets. For a relatively obscure peak, Miller Peak has a lot going for it. It is the highest peak in the Huachuca Mountains, one of […]