50 Hikes in Arizona: Walks, Hikes, and Backpacks through Sky Islands and Deserts in the Grand Canyon State

50 Hikes in Arizona: Walks, Hikes, and Backpacks through Sky Islands and Deserts in the Grand Canyon State

by Martin Tessmer

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780881505993
Publisher: Countryman Press, The
Publication date: 09/19/2004
Series: Explorer's 50 Hikes Series
Pages: 240
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Martin Tessmer is a research professor of Instructional
Technology at the University of Colorado at Denver, and a travel writer specializing in recreation and outdoor adventure. He has been a regular contributor to Backpacker magazine's "Weekend Wilderness" column and has continued travel articles to newspapers and magazines across the country. He is the author of Weekend Wilderness: California, Oregon, Washington and Explorer's Guide 50 Hikes in Arizona. He lives in Evergreen, Colorado.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments13
Introduction14
Part ISouthern Arizona
IBenson and Wilcox Area-Land of Cochise and Geronimo
1Echo Canyon Loop: Rock Concert20
2Ed Riggs, Heart of Rocks Trail: Tuff Love25
3Fort Bowie Loop: A Trail with a History29
IITucson and Nogales Areas-Sky Islands Country
4Atascosa Lookout Trail: Following the Abbey Road36
5Juan Bautista de Anza National Historic Trail: A Hike with a Mission41
6Florida Canyon Trail: Solitary Spectacle46
7Brown Mountain: From Mountain to Museum51
8Douglas Spring Loop: Waterfall Wander55
9Romero Pools: Taking a Dip in the Desert60
10Aravaipa Canyon: The Journey Is the Destination65
Part IICentral Arizona
IIIPhoenix Area-Urban and Suburban Wilderness
11Barnhardt: What Can You Say?72
12Boulder Canyon: Obvious Subtlety77
13Peralta Trail: Weaving Up for a Needle in Your Eye81
14Lookout Mountain: Neighborhood Watch86
15Alta-Bajada Loop: Getting High on the Desert90
16Waterfall Canyon and Black Rock Loop: Glyph Gallery94
IVCamp Verde and Payson Areas: Springs, Creeks, and Waterfalls
17Bell Trail: Appeal for Everyone100
18West Clear Creek Trail: A Day at the Beach105
19Fossil Springs: Going Directly to the Source110
20Horton Creek: A Spring Trail for All Seasons114
21Highline Trail: A Wonder Wander118
VPrescott and Sedona Areas: Granite Mountains and Red Rock Canyons
22Thumb Butte Loop: Hands-Down Spectacular124
23Granite Mountain Trail: Prospects Are Excellent128
24Parsons Spring: A Prayer Answered133
25Boynton Canyon Trail: Vortex of Beauty138
26Brins Mesa Trail: Easy to Overlook143
27Secret Canyon Trail: Become a Secret Admirer148
28Sterling Pass-Vultee Arch Trail: Capital Gains152
29West Fork Trail: Hiking with Red and Rocky156
VIHigh-Country Havens
30Escudilla Mountain: Golden Bowl162
31KP Trail #70: Cross Creek in a Canyon166
32Foote Creek and Clell Lee Cabin: Consider the Lilies of the Field171
Part IIINorthern Arizona
VIIPlaying Above the Mogollon Rim
33White House Ruins Trail: The Word for "World" Is "Canyon"176
34Buffalo Park Loop: Take a Walk on the Tame Side181
35Heart Trail: Hiking to be Above It All184
36Kachina Trail: A Well-Known Secret188
37Mount Humphreys: Easy to be Hard192
38Sandys Canyon to Walnut Canyon: Playing the Baby Grand196
39Bill Williams Mountain: Made in the Shade201
40Potato Patch Loop: Elevated Perspectives205
VIIIGrand Canyon North and South Rims: Legendary Spectacle
41Red Butte: 100-to-1 Return on Investment210
42Bright Angel Trail: Heaven Can Be Hellish214
43Rim Trail: A Scenic Cruise219
44East Rim, North Canyon, and Arizona Trail Loop: Terrific Trail Trio224
45South Canyon: Wild!228
46Mount Trumbull: Remotely Attractive232
IXHidden Treasures of Northeast Arizona
47Horse Crossing Trail #20: Pooled Assets238
48Rim Lakes Vista Trail: Keeping a Constant Lookout242
49Buena Vista Trail: A Peek at the Peaks246
50Long Logs and Agate House Trails: A Monumental Journey Back in Time250
References255
Index256

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