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Editor's Letter | Contributors | Letters to the Editor | Where Is This?
People, places and things from around the state, including a longtime river rat who builds wooden boats; a Prescott diner that serves "bacon waffles"; and Holbrook, our hometown of the month.
SUMMER HIKING GUIDE 2013
Blobs of congealed lava, petrified Permian Period sand dunes and Vishnu Temple are some of the unusual things you'll see on the hikes in this month's cover story, and then there's the expected: meadows, mountains and streams.
By Robert Stieve
In March 1967, Arizona Highways featured some paintings by an unknown artist named Larry Toschik. Almost overnight, Mr. Toschik went from obscurity to international recognition as one of the world's greatest wildlife artists. Over the next two decades, we published nearly 100 of his paintings. This month, we feature a few of our favorites.
A Portfolio by Larry Toschik
THE END OF THE RAINBOW
There aren't many places on the Navajo Indian Reservation that Barry Goldwater didn't explore — and love. But one of his favorites, his "piece of heaven," was Rainbow Lodge, a trading post that he co-owned from 1946 until it burned to the ground in 1951.
By Susan Sorg
IN IT FOR THE LONG HAUL
Howard Calvert is a retired schoolteacher from Phoenix. That alone is quite an accomplishment. But since the final bell rang, the 73-year-old has hiked the Appalachian Trail (2,200 miles) and the Pacific Crest Trail (2,660 miles), and in 2012, he completed the Arizona Trail (817 miles). He's logged a lot of miles, but he's gearing up for even more..
By Kathy Montgomery
Photographs by Karen Shell
SWINGING FROM THE TREES
Miniature golf and go-karts are old standbys, but for a more exciting way of spending time with the family, check out Flagstaff Extreme, an obstacle course of sorts that's set — literally — in the ponderosa pines of Northern Arizona.
By Jacki Mieler
Zephanie Blasi rides a Bianchi Methanol mountain bike. It's a powerful machine for a petite rider, but she can handle it, to say the least. In fact, Blasi is ranked as one of the 10 best female mountain-bikers in the country, and she's fighting for a spot on the U.S. Olympic Team that'll be headed to Brazil in 2016.
By Martin Cizmar
Photograph by John Wagner
Young Highway: From the ponderosas of the Mogollon Rim to the saguaros of the Sonoran Desert, this National Scenic Byway goes from one extreme to another, all in the course
of 74 miles.
HIKE OF THE MONTH
Rainbow Rim Trail: There are many incredible hikes along the various rims of the Grand Canyon, but one of the best is one you've never heard of.
Editor's LetterEditor Robert Stieve discusses the current issue. ...[more]
Where Is This?We've posted a new location to identify. Submit your answer for a chance to win. ...[more]
Photo PortfolioPerfect Illustrations In 1967, Arizona Highways featured some paintings by an unknown artist named Larry Toschik. Almost overnight, Mr. Toschik went from obscurity to international recognition. This month, we present some of our favorites from the nearly 100 of his paintings we published over the years. ...[more
Letters to the EditorIf you have thoughts or comments about anything in Arizona Highways, we want to hear from you. ...[more]
Hike of the MonthRainbow Rim Trail There are many incredible hikes along the various rims of the Grand Canyon, but one of the best is one you’ve never heard of, on the North Rim. ...[more]
Scenic Drive Mount Ord Along with oaks, pines and agaves, this scenic drive off the Beeline Highway offers impressive views of the Mogollon Rim to the north and Roosevelt Lake to the south. ...[more]