NearandFarAZ

Why is everyone smiling? The magic of Iceberg Lake

“Isn’t life good?” This from a complete stranger deep in the mountains of Montana. I didn’t miss a beat. “Amazing,” I responded. Considering the surroundings, our mutual effusiveness didn’t seem strange in the least. At that moment, we… Read More

Chasing clouds (and wildflowers)

With an evening hike in my sights, I surveyed the sky. Arizona’s monsoon thunderstorms had been wreaking havoc on my plans to get outdoors recently, and I was hoping for a small window of sunshine to hit the… Read More

Ode to the Montana road

I’ve road-tripped all over the left side of U.S. map. Any state west of the Mississippi? Yep, I’ve put rubber to the road there. But until recently, Montana sadly was not on the list. For some reason, I… Read More