Scottsdale Old Town, MIM and Cemetary

A ‘night out in Old Town’ Scottsdale started with a drive in evening traffic, passing through wealthy shopping areas, outdoor restaurants brimming with people, and warnings of the changes of Covid. “Face masks that cover your nose and mouth are currently mandatory in all public places in Scottsdale.” As the website says, “shopping in Old Continue reading Scottsdale Old Town, MIM and Cemetary

Landslide Brought Me Down

Seeking a shorter and easier hike after our climbing on Gateway Trail, we visited Tom Thumb trailhead in McDowell Sonoran Preserve in order to explore “the Marcus Landslide.” (3.0 mi/4.8 KM)”  After traversing the rollercoaster and unpaved road, and finding the elusive trailhead, we headed out on a descending path. I personally enjoy climbing first Continue reading Landslide Brought Me Down

McDowell Sonoran Preserve Day 2

McDowell Sonoran Preserve The Southern section of the McDowell Sonoran Preserve (MSP) trailhead Lost Dog Wash was packed with people on a Thursday morning in November. The desert had finally cooled and Covid mania was waning in Scottsdale. People wanted to be outside, doing something, and having fun. (See previous post about the MSP) Did Continue reading McDowell Sonoran Preserve Day 2

“Every Sunset brings…

….the promise of a new dawn.” Ralph Waldo Emerson What is it about the magic of sunsets? People all over the world remember particular sunsets they have witnessed. The colors, clouds, changing horizon view, and composition of earth and rocks reflecting off of the declining sunlight are charmed. The sun rises and the sun sets, then hurries around to Continue reading “Every Sunset brings…