Aravaipa Canyon, AZ – November, 1988


First, I put many thousands of photos on Flickr. Now, I’m posting blogs about my early adventures, as a way of “writing” my memoirs. Some of these blogs contain a link to a photo collection already on Flickr, to save having to upload those photos onto WordPress. And with all this activity, I somehow overlooked a collection of photos from 1988, from an extended hike that Kathy and I took into Aravaipa Canyon, in Arizona. I’ve now scanned these slides and uploaded them onto Flickr.

As you will see, Aravaipa is a unique desert destination – one of the few Sonoran desert canyons in Arizona with a perennial stream. The canyon is 10+ miles long, and can be entered on the upstream (east) or downstream (west) end. A car shuttle is, of course, required if one wants to hike from one end to the other. Kathy and I entered from the east and returned upstream to end our hike. We spent a number of nights in the canyon, so as to be able to visit a few of the side canyons. Nowadays, with the canyon having become a popular destination, the BLM limits hikers to two night in the canyon. Too bad!

I’m very pleased with these photos, and hope you will enjoy them. Here is the link to my Flickr collection:

2. BIghorn sheep

About believesteve

I am a photographer and have published a book of photography and accompanying text on running the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. The first (print) edition is out of print, but a second edition is available as an iBook (eBook) through the iTunes bookstore. All Grand Canyon, river and nature lovers will enjoy my book: https://itunes.apple.com/us/book/the-grand/id672492447?ls=1
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