Hi Hikers, As one of 60 hikers selected to participate in the 60th anniversary celebration of the first ascent of Mt. Everest, the folks at Post cereals have provided me with FREE SAMPLES of Grape-Nuts Fit to give out during a commemorative climb up Flagstaff’s O’Leary Peak. Sir Edmund Hilary and Tenzing Norgay ate Grape-Nuts on their historic 1953 trek. Look for me (or my volunteer sherpas) and claim your goodie. Hikers who make it to the summit have the option of appearing in photos (or not) with the official summit flag which I’ll post here after the event. Hope to see you on the mountain!
DATE: Saturday, May 25, 2013. NO RSVP—just show up and start hiking.
TIME: we’ll be on the mountain from approx. 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
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 After being led astray (or just plain confused) by outdated hiking books and online resources (hence the tagline: We got lost, so you don’t have to), Czinar sought to create a fully vetted, frequently updated online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.