Adventure Guide to Arizona (Hunter Travel Guides) by Eleanor Morris

By Eleanor Morris

This advisor is a part of a chain targeting outside actions equivalent to climbing, cycling, mountaineering, horseback driving, downhill skiiing, parasailing, backpacking, waterskiing and scuba diving. historic and different history info is equipped, in addition to finished shuttle information.

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Beyond Flagstaff the desert is more than a flat expanse of sand it contains a variety of deep canyons, cliffs, and rock towers Page 5 looming over 1,000 ft. high. The Painted Desert and Petrified Forest National Park are virtual laboratories of prehistory. This amazing part of the state includes six life zones, ranging from lower desert to arctic/alpine, from saguaro cactus flats to the world's largest ponderosa pine forest. It also includes the Grand Canyon, deservedly considered one of the wonders of the world.

To avoid problems, make sure you always have adequate fresh water. On longer trips this usually means boiling all lake and stream water for 20 minutes or carrying effective water purification paraphernalia, which can be purchased from area sporting goods stores. The water is fine for swimming, but relying on it as your primary water source without adequate treatment may be dangerous. Page 21 Information Sources The Bureau of Land Management (BLM) administers millions of acres of public lands in the Southwest.

These trips are run with horses or mules to carry the gear. Without weight restrictions imposed by the strength of your own back, you can experience deep backcountry with a case of beer or a few bottles of wine, an extra pair of dry shoes, and other heavy and awkward items that will make your trip more enjoyable. Harder on your bottom than your feet is the venerable primary mode of transportationhorseback riding. Horses are still common out here and trips on well-trained, tractable mounts or high-spirited animals are easily arranged for an hour, a day, or overnight.

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