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Tag: hiking

Phoenix in April

Phoenix in April is a mixed bag of pollen, perfect temperatures, cacti in bloom, and the start of baseball season.  I love baseball and going to baseball games. The Arizona ballpark is indoor which is fantastic on a hot Sunday afternoon. My nieces, nephew, sister, and I shared a Paradise Valley Burger, fries, and a lot of blue cotton candy. Some would say cotton candy that was too blue! It looks like she ate a smurf! My favorite part of the game (which was exciting) was the Simba cam. While hoisting your child into the air like Simba in the Read More

Hiking Rano Kao Trail to Orongo, Easter Island

After hiking through Patagonia, I felt little need to get much exercise.Easter Island does have a few hikes but the heat, humidity, and smallness of the island leave little in the way of hiking. Rano Kao is the name of an extinct volcano and is the trail that leads from Mataveri section of Easter Island (also the name of the airport) to Orongo, the ancient village. The hike up the volcano is pretty steep with only a bit of shade at the beginning. There are benches along the trail but there are also a lot of cows. They were not Read More