traveling, hiking, fishing

hiking photo

lance and I hiking

some times client just don’t show up. talk about a pet peeve. then if I am feeling up to I’m the lucky one to get some ink. This was just the start, have so much more planned for this leg. calling it the Michelangelo leg.......

Most irritating thing about being an artist? As I sit and look at a post on Instagram. The Question was something like “what is the most irritating thing about being an artist.” This post had like 400 reply’s. I must say I didn’t read them......

What’s more America than a International Harvester, love for the Military with a paint theme ,car shows, guns and apple pie. (I’m having apple pie later)...

I have this thing about Cemeteries, I don’t know maybe I have issues. they can be sad, spooky, full of history. love to see the way families honor their loved ones and in some cases abandoned their graves . I sometimes wonder if i shouldn’t......

Yes, it was a most awesome trip to the Grand Canyon. The trip back wasn’t so awesome, but did give us something to talk about. The camper has sat for some time, we decided it was time to clean it up and get it out......

Out hiking the other day, I see this cactus. Now keep in mind I am in the desert hiking all the time. Always looking for subjects for my next painting. I see this amazing plant and instantly think OMG this is beautiful. What the heck......

Woods Canyon Lake is a small lake located in northern Arizona, about 30 mi east of  Payson. It is one in a series of small, canyon-bound lakes located on the Mogollon Rim. Growing up in Arizona fishing the rim lakes has always been such a......

Aug 14, 2014 We decided to take a trip around. was the weekend let’s get out of the heat. so we took the International Harvester truck put some miles on her. We ended going to Jerome, AZ  Located high on top of Cleopatra Hill (5,200 feet) between......

    ok so I thought I would take you through the life of this beast from when I got it to current date, this is the first of a few postings on this. I don’t remember the year is was. somewhere around 2001. A......

One of my first hikes in the superstition mountain, Arizona. A most awesome HOT day, I’m not sure what the temps were that day but it took a toll on me for sure, took a lot longer to get out then it did to get in.......

7am, backpack packed with some food, first aid set up, light weight rain gear, some snacks and food, dog set up and water. Grab the dog, throw everything in the truck and hit the road.

The Arizona weather is nice today, in the 80’s, clouds are forming out west. The forecast is calling for thunderstorms. After an hour on the freeway, we take the dirt road and look for the trail head . After stopping the Park Ranger and asking for directions we finally found it. Park, slap on my hiking shoes grab lance (my friendly Border collie) and off we go.

Now they said in the article that the trail head could be hard to find. We stumbled around a bit, but found it and off we went.

Ill finish this story later,

 

Stay tuned I really love exploring  (Arizona). I always have my phone and see things that would make an awesome painting or just an awesome photo. The beauty, the solitude that I experience is great for the soul.

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