Arizona: 40 miles in 3 days.
We started the weekend with a backpacking trip deep into the Superstition Wilderness.
90 degrees, 26 miles, 2 days.
With sore feet and sweaty clothes, we returned to our car and headed to Sedona.
We woke up before sunrise and throughout the day were able to squeeze in 4 very popular hikes, staying on our feet until sunset.
Over the course of those 72 hours, I was blown away by the beauty and diversity of Arizona’s wilderness, and I found myself reflecting on why I love the outdoors so much.
From rocky mountains, to snow packed peaks, to dry desert, this Earth gives us so much. Earth and water are our life force. It’s easy to become disconnected when we can easily get water from turning a faucet, but when you spend 2 hours filtering gallons of water to prevent dehydration, you appreciate it a little bit more.
No matter how you choose to celebrate the outdoors, remember how much this beautiful land gives to us, and give a little back.
Happy Earth Day 🌎