Category Archives: Hikes

Pickle ball and Hiking- Week 1 Cottonwood

We were so ready to leave Las Vegas last week. We had a great time exploring the area and hiking but the noise and commotion in the city was really starting to get to us.  In order to go anywhere … Continue reading

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More Hikes Near Las Vegas

We did tons of hiking while in Las Vegas since there was literally nothing to do at our campground.  The following is a summary of 3 additional hikes in Las Vegas that we enjoyed. The first is the Historic Railroad … Continue reading

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More Mojave Fun

Last week we made a second trip down to the Mojave National Preserve since we had not taken in all the sights we wanted to see the first time.  We had a list of 3 things we wanted to see … Continue reading

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Petrified Forest National Park

A trip to the Petrified Forest National Park was a last minute decision for us. We knew it was going to be about a 2.5-3 hour ride each way from Cottonwood Arizona but we figured with an early start we … Continue reading

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The top 5 things I have learned in 2 days in Arizona-by Gizmo

The days are warm and the nights are cold. Mom says I have to wear a sweatshirt to bed so I don’t get chilly Mom and dad keep a close eye on me when I’m outside. It’s because we have … Continue reading

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Joshua Tree in Bloom- slow down and look close

The weather in Palm Desert continues to set records with most days in the past couple weeks topping out above 90.  We have adjusted our plans to try to stay as cool as possible.  Yesterday we decided to revisit Joshua … Continue reading

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Trading in Palms for Pines

This week we decided to “trade in palms for pines” for a day.  We drove one hour west and 5100 feet up to the start of the hike for Black Mountain. 

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Big Split Rock Canyon

Gizmo has informed us he’s done with mountains and has moved on to hiking slot canyons.

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Painted Canyon- Ladder Loop Trail

The goal for yesterday was to take a tour of the Oasis Date Gardens followed by a tour of the  International banana museum.  We had looked up the date farm on line and it said they offered tours at 1030 … Continue reading

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A Hike on the Mt Whitney Trail

This was the last big adventure on our list for I-395, a hike on the Mt. Whitney trail.  Dogs are allowed from Whitney Portal at 8350 feet up to Lone Pine Lake at 10,050 feet.  We got started on the … Continue reading

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