Lost Creek to Valley Vista – A Challenging Hike for an Old Man

Buckeye, Arizona.

As this post is being written, I will soon cross into my seventh decade on the planet. Even though I’ve put on a few pounds in the last two years, I’m still well under my lifetime average weight and I am working to keep from going back to where I was for most of my life. The “new me” is off the prescription meds I needed for cholesterol and blood pressure and I am passing my FAA flight physicals with “flying colors.” I owe a lot of my newfound good health to a much more active lifestyle since I retired. My sedentary job gave way to daily trips to the gym where I put in both time and effort, to often daily walks, and when in Arizona, to taking up hiking. Continue reading

Cellpic Sunday – 24 February 2019

Buckeye, Arizona.

A few weeks ago, I had the pleasure of hiking the Quartz Mine Trail in Skyline Park, just a couple of miles from our winter home. Though I took some photos with my cell phone, after reviewing my collection of images, I preferred this image from one of the high points along the trail that was captured on my Samsung S7 in 2017. The large mountain peaks on the left are the Estrella Mountains and the smaller ones in the distance on the right are the Gila Mountains. Continue reading

Cellpic Sunday – 22 October 2017

Buckeye, Arizona.

The desert is calling and it’s not a wrong number! Lynn and I are getting ready to head south. We’ve already processed our mail forwarding order and are setting up appointments for things that need to be done the first week we are back in Arizona. Continue reading

Cellpic Sunday – 4 December 2016

granite-falls-trail-1Buckeye, Arizona.

This week found us on our first Arizona hike of our 2016-2017 visit. Our local hiking club meets on Thursdays to enjoy the desert views in western Phoenix metro and around the area. Skyline Park opened last year with a small collection of newly groomed trails. Over the summer, several new trails were added. Continue reading

Cellpic Sunday – 10 January 2016

Skyline Park-1Buckeye, Arizona.

Yesterday we were introduced to a brand new park in Buckeye. Skyline Park had their grand opening on January 9 and is managed by the city of Buckeye. The park consists of 8675 acres (35 sq. km) of pristine desert with a proposed 27 miles (43 km) of trails. Continue reading