• Hiking,  Life

    Tonto Natural Bridge

    Tonto Natural Bridge¬†is a natural arch in Payson, Arizona, that is believed to be the largest natural travertine bridge in the world, standing at 183 feet tall. It went through several stages of development. First formed by lava flow. Then covered by sea water. Again covered in lava…undergoing transformation after transformation to finally become what it is today. You can read more about how it was created on Tonto Natural Bridge State Park’s website, here. There are several trails you can hike at very easy-moderate levels, and it is definitely worth a visit. ——– Upon entry into the cave, you notice how alive it is. In one form or another,…

  • The Wave Coyote Buttes North
    Hiking,  Life,  Travel

    Hiking into The Wave Pt. II

    I didn’t want to rush the moment. I wanted to feel it–to notice it. To notice myself in it. To simply be, and to let the moment wash over me. Like the ebbing away of a tide that washes over the shore. ¬†Because I knew the moment was never meant to last. That it would be gone before I even knew it. A faded memory that I would have to relive in bits and pieces on unknown days. I didn’t want to forget what it felt like to truly be there. How it breathed life into me, and gave me the gift of feeling so alive. Or how the edges…

  • Hiking,  Travel

    Hiking Into The Wave Pt. I

    One thing to put on your bucket list is hiking into The Wave. It’s an experience that is quite an adventure. From the lottery alone, to the journey to get there. If you really put yourself in the moment, you will leave The Wave changed and awakened. To see one of the most beautiful places in the world, you must apply for a permit here. Currently, they only allow 20 people on per day to preserve the integrity and beauty of the land. You have about a 14.6% success rate of winning the lottery, as over 10 people are chosen via an online lottery, and 10 via walk-in a day…

  • Arizona Activities,  Hiking,  Travel

    Sedona Secret 7 Campaign

    It was so much fun to be a part of Sedona’s Secret Seven campaign! I worked alongside some of the most talented groups of people, from the team over at OH Partners (@ohadvertising), Cole Kiburz (@Coleplay), Ryan Neal Cordwell (@ryannealcordwell), Gueric Nkunzimana (@tadbitwacko) and Jared Kolesar of Jared and the Mill (@thatwheelwright + @jaredandthemill). You can view the campaign and website for Sedona Secret 7 here. It is your guide to finding some of the best unknown spots in Sedona, ranging from need to know hikes, to the best spots for stargazing and picnics. If you know anything about me, you know how much I absolutely LOVE Sedona. So to…