Enjoy God's breathtaking handiwork from some of my favorite desert treks this past year. I find that the waning light at sunset provides some of the most remarkable colors and clarity.
On the way out of Hidden Canyon.
Enjoying some Fall splash downriver at Rio Verde.
Exploring a cave with my youngest hiking buddy.
Amazing moment on a peak near Bell Pass when the sun lit this orange boulder.
Awestruck at the impossible Winter color in the Tonto National Forest.
Exploring the secret, back way into Walnut Canyon.
Slogging upward, somewhere below the San Franciso Peaks.
This view looking east from Needle Rock said "hope."
After I tumbled into a ravine in Deer Canyon, this doe came to see if I was O.K.
Making the final ascent of Elephant Butte to an ancient Hohokam fortress.
I was puffing a cigar in the backyard when I shot these clouds of 'fire.'
Navigating the boulder-strewn path on the way to Tom's Thumb.
Breathless in a meadow full of migrating monarchs below Horseshoe Dam.
Making for the hidden Eagle's Perch at 2,500 feet above my neighborhood.
The McDowell's lit up like a torch at sunset.