Monday, February 17, 2014

Wandering the Munds Mountain Wilderness

View of Sedona from NOT Schnebly Hill Trail
This weekend I decided to escape to Sedona for an invigorating hike alone in the serene beauty of the red rocks.  Before leaving I jumped on to pick a destination, with length and novelty being a priority.  The trail listed as "Schnebly Hill Trail to Seven Sacred Pools," coming in at a lengthy 13 miles sounded like a winner.  Because, really, who can say no to not one, not two, but SEVEN SACRED POOLS??!!  I had never been there, but luckily the AllTrails app included Google Maps coordinates so I expected to be able to navigate from point A to point B with ease. 

Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Eating through Kingman - El Palacio

El Palacio, one of many indistinguishingly named Mexican restaurants in Kingman, doesn't get a lot of love on Yelp.  I mean, they have about 3.5 stars, but by Yelp terms that is a rousing "meh."  I have passed over meals here several times for that reason precisely.  Tonight, however, I screwed around downtown for long enough that I was starving and it was the closest thing nearby that I hadn't tried yet.

Saturday, February 8, 2014

Eating through Flagstaff - MartAnnes Cafe

Spoiler alert.
My default breakfast location in Flagstaff is the little diner just off Rt. 66 downtown... they have chicken-fried steak, how can a southern boy say no?  So on my last morning in Flag, when I was starving and needed to sop up the last little bit of the night before still sloshing around in my stomach, I was ready to head to my trusty diner.  The other option was MartAnnes Cafe...

Prescott in Pictures

Prescott:  Small, Scenic, Serene.

Thursday, February 6, 2014

Hiking Prescott - Seven Mile Gulch Trail

I don't know about you, but when I hear the word "gulch" I think of things like ditches, gullies, and dry creek beds.  Apparently whoever named the Seven Mile Gulch trail is not familiar with that common (and actual) definition of gulch because this trail pretty much just goes up a mountain.  Also, the trail is 3.1 miles one-way.  (apparently the trail "follows" the gulch).  All sorts of confusion going on here.