Saturday, March 29, 2008

Real Hiking Returns

Jake and I had a great time hiking last weekend so we decided to go again this weekend. We thought that we would try one of the other trails this time. This Lost Dutchman's Trail is longer, but easier than Peralta Canyon. We got some nice pictures of the flowers and different plants that were neat to look at.
We chose the Lost Dutchman Trail this time

Me in front of the parking area and Peralta sign

Beautiful yellows

This cactus was so silvery/shiny

Fuzzy white flower

While walking by I saw a spider's web and then I saw the tunnel it made, way cool

Then the spider decided to show itself and I got this great close-up

After 3 miles, we came to this sign and decided to turn back and complete our 6 mile hike, piece of cake

Jake at the end of our hike

Saturday, March 22, 2008

Real Hiking

Jake and I decided to go out and do a real hike instead a hill in our backyard. We went out by Gold Canyon to a place called Peralta Canyon Trail. There are different hikes to go on out their, but we wanted to do the Peralta one which takes you up to what they call "Fremont Saddle". It over looks Weaver's Needle. We did it once before together many many years ago. I about died then and even wanted to quit before getting to the saddle. Not this time. Since I've been exercising a lot and losing weight, this hike didn't kill me as much. I didn't even want to quit this time. It's about 2 and 1/4 miles one way. There's A LOT of uphill, just about kill you hills. We had to take several water/breathing breaks. I love our camel-packs. It kept our hands free and we could drink without stopping too. This trail had quite a few hikers on it with us. It took us 2 hours to get up there and 1 hour to get down. I LOVE DOWNHILL THE BEST!!! We never took any breaks going down. Here are some beautiful pics we took. I don't care for desert scenery, but I have to admit that this was awesome to look at.

Here's where we sign in, in case of emergency

Hmm, we'll do Peralta trail this time
So many beautiful rock formations

Jake after a little hiking

Alisa and more neat mountains

We're up a little higher now, you can kind of see part of the trail to the center/right

I thought this plant was just perfectly shaped, Jake's not doing anything inappropriate

Aren't these rocks just the coolest, they look like puzzle pieces

We finally made it to the saddle, Weaver's needle behind me

Jake's turn

I like this hiking thing. We'll have to go out again before it's too hot!!!

Thursday, March 20, 2008

Spring Break

Well, this week is my Spring Break. Unfortunately, I only get one week. Friday I had to come home from work/school half day because I was having throw-up burps and my stomach was killing me. I felt bad for leaving because it was Field Day and the last day before Spring Break. Oh well. I'm glad I went home when I did because shortly thereafter I was practically living in the bathroom. I wasn't starting my break out very well. Monday night I had several girlfriends over after family home evening for a "Girls Night". We had fun chatting and playing games. Last night, Wednesday, I went over to a friends house and played BUNCO with a group of ladies. I've played only once before. It's a lot of fun. I actually won a prize in the end. break seems to be getting better.....the only bad thing is.....IT'S ALMOST OVER!!!!!!

Saturday, March 8, 2008


Jake and I go walking just about everyday and this is one part of it. We decided to take a little detour and go hike up one of those mountains ahead. It's nice to have them so close, practically our backyard.

We're getting closer
Jake beat me to the top so he could take a picture of me coming up

Here I come

Wow, what a view from the top, hmm which house is ours?

Nice and green, until summer hits

Here's the view on the other side of the mountain

Maybe we'll try that mountain next, NOT

Here's my honey

Tuesday, March 4, 2008

Arizona Sunset

Jake and I were out walking one day when we saw this beautiful sunset. I was in my backyard when I took these pictures and it was starting to get darker.

When there are clouds in the early evening sky, we are sure to have a beautiful sunset.