Warning for Hiking in Arizona: Part One
For those of you who know me know that I'm a Midwest girl at heart. Growing up in the country in Iowa with my graduating class size being 32, moving to Phoenix was a culture shock to me, to say the least. I missed my quiet country life and felt like I needed an escape. It took me a couple of years to explore the state and find some of the most peaceful places to escape to.
Phoenix has a lot to offer, and if you like to hike, I have several great hikes I can recommend in the area (Camelback Mountain being my favorite, of course). But if you have more time to explore this state, I highly recommend Sedona (2 hours from Phoenix). More specifically, I recommend hiking to the Seven Sacred Pools on the Soldiers Trail Pass.
Soldiers Trail Pass is a 5 mile loop and has some great views and great stops along the way. It's a fairly easy hike and is kid and dog friendly. This picture hardly does this hike justice!
Warning For Hikers
Flash flooding is a nightmare for hikers. Be safe during monsoon season in the Phoenix area because a storm can happen anytime. Dry rivers and canyons can easily become hazardous.
I hope you can take the time to get outdoors and enjoy our beautiful state, for Arizona has a lot to offer! Be safe!