Lynsi Freitag

Get out of the Heat :: Hike your way to cooler temperatures

2013-06-26 | Lynsi Freitag | Lifestyle

Writer Lynsi Freitag   The weather is cranking up and you are interested in getting out – out of the heat, out of the scorching sun, out in the cool, open air.   Thankfully, you don’t have to go far to find what you’re looking for. There are many gems within Arizona that are perfect for enjoying the outdoors without sweating in the triple digits.   Check out some of our reader favorites:   Sedona – Cathedral Rock The red rock of Sedona’s natural landscape is a must-see in Arizona. It’s an incredibly awe-inspiring and distinctive destination. In addition to the beauty, temperatures are a bit cooler than here in Phoenix, making it an even more attractive destination for hikers.   “I love hiking in Sedona,” says Scottsdale resident Susan West. “Not only is it breathtakingly beautiful and unique, but it’s the perfect place to combine a great workout with a great meal and glass of wine afterward.”   West considers Cathedral Rock one of her favorite hikes in the... More

Let the Hiking Season Commence!

2013-01-27 | Lynsi Freitag | Adventure

Photo Credit: Bryan Black - Blackswan Photographers
Let the Hiking Season Commence!   Spring is around the corner, the weather is turning warmer and Arizonans are embarking on one of our favorite outdoor activities: hiking. The area is bursting with amazing hikes of varying experiences and difficulties. Whether you’re in the mood for a casual hike with friends, families or your puppy, or you are looking for an adventure trail run, there are plenty of options. Here are just a few of our favorites, listed from easiest to most difficult.   Please share some of your favorites with us via email or on our Facebook page.   Cave Creek Trail #4   Difficulty: Easy   Length: 20.8 miles round-trip   Trailhead: Cave Creek & Spur Cross   Location: In the Tonto National Forest at the Seven Springs Recreation Area. To get to the Cave Creek Trailhead, go north on Pima, Scottsdale, or Cave Creek Roads from the Scottsdale/Phoenix area. Turn right (east) onto Cave Creek Rd. (or continue east if starting on Cave Creek Rd.) until the road turns... More
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