Wetland wildlife viewing

JACQUES MARSH WILDLIFE AREA Pinetop-Lakeside Monsoon storm over Jacques Marsh, July 2013 What began as a creative approach to wastewater Continue Reading

posted by Arizona Hiking at July 31st
Cinder cones & stock ponds

PANORAMA TRAIL Pinetop-Lakeside The energetic, leash-dragging Labrador retriever appeared out of nowhere as I was loitering on the saddle of Continue Reading

posted by Arizona Hiking at July 24th
A hike through deer territory

CHRISTMAS TREE TRAIL Flagstaff Mule deer on the trail For the dancing herds of mule deer roaming the grasslands on Continue Reading

posted by Arizona Hiking at July 17th
Easy trek to a volcanic lake

CRATER LAKE Coconino National Forest   In a ring of aspens and knurled lava, the water-filled vent of an ancient Continue Reading

posted by Arizona Hiking at July 3rd
Left turn to Little Spring

  LITTLE SPRING Flagstaff Little Spring   Some of the best hiking places are stumbled-upon gems like Little Spring. Although Continue Reading

posted by Arizona Hiking at June 26th
Hike above Arizona’s plateau lake country

HUTCH MOUNTAIN-GOOSEBERRY SPRING Coconino National Forest    A quiet little place with a surprisingly in-your-face outdoor experience, the Hutch Mountain Continue Reading

posted by Arizona Hiking at June 19th
I.D. that tree

A HANDY REFERENCE FOR TRAIL-SIDE TREE IDENTIFICATION  One of the great things about hiking is that it gets us out Continue Reading

posted by Arizona Hiking at June 12th
Wander down Dirtyneck Road

DIRTYNECK ROAD Near Clints Well Ferns galore   While attempting a less-than-successful exploratory hike on the Mogollon Rim this past Continue Reading

posted by Arizona Hiking at June 5th
Upcoming fee-free days and work events in Red Rock Country

RED ROCK PASS FREE DAYS Palatki Heritage Site   Just in time for National Trails Day and Get Outdoors Day, Continue Reading

posted by Arizona Hiking at May 29th
To the pit

LE PETIT VERDON Flagstaff Rim above Sandy’s Canyon and the pit   Let’s call this one Sandy’s Canyon with a Continue Reading

posted by Arizona Hiking at May 22nd

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Bio: Serial blogger, manic hiker and “mom” to a dozen adopted dogs, Mare Czinar has been exploring Arizona trails for more than 20 years. After being led astray (or just plain confused) by outdated hiking books and online resources (hence the tagline: We got lost, so you don’t have to), Czinar sought to create a fully vetted, frequently updated online hike travelogue with current driving and hiking directions to spare fellow hikers the mental and physical wear-and-tear of aimless wandering. In addition, blog entries are amended when road closures or wildfires restrict trail access. When not working, blogging, writing about the great outdoors or picking up dog poo, Czinar attempts to “stay found” while checking out new trails.


Website: http://arizonahiking.blogspot.com/