Tuesday, September 16, 2008
Boots on the Ground
Arizona is without a doubt, a hiker's paradise. With diverse landscapes that range from saguaro-studded low deserts to alpine tundra, the Grand Canyon State offers year-round outdoor adventure. Thousands of miles of developed and primitive hiking trails traverse our 6 national forests, 60+ wilderness areas, state parks and other public lands. Contained within Arizona's 114,000 square-miles are fragile deserts, river canyons that foster lush riparian ecosystems, massive Ponderosa pine forests and high-altitude woodlands where deer, elk, black bears and Mexican gray wolves live among soaring aspens and high mountain peaks. This blog chronicles one hiker's impossible quest to place boots on the ground on every Arizona trail.