A long trip, combined a week-long conference in Phoenix, Az with another week around Thanksgiving staying in the area. Since things went more-less according to the plan, here's a summary of the deeds with links to appropriate pages detailing them.
In the afternoon of Thu, 13.11, I drove from SLC to Flagstaff, Az. and stayed in a motel overnight
On Fri, 14.11., I rode most of the day around Sedona, Az. Fotos and trail map from the ride are here. Then drove to Phoenix to another motel.
On Sat, 15.11., I rode South Mountain near Phoenix, quite technical, rocky, mostly singletrack. Fotos and map from the ride are here. Then got settled in a hotel for the time of the conference, etc.
I did several rides during the conference.
On Mon, 17.11., I rode Trail 100 in Phoenix Mountains preserve, about 5 miles north of the city center. Fotos and map from the ride are here.
On Wed, 19.11., I rode in the McDowell Mountain park, in the north-east part of Phoenix metro. It was an unexpectecly long drive there, so, I tried to ride most of the trails there. Fotos and map from the ride are here.
On Fri, 21.11., I packed my stuff, left hotel, and did a short ride in the eastern part of South Mountain. Fotos and map from the ride are here. Then I drove towards Tucson and camped in Picacho State Park.
On Sat, 22.11., I did a whole day ride with two SLC expatriates now living in Tucson, Scott and Alan, in the Reddington Pass area east of Tucson. Fotos and map from the ride are here.
On Sun, 23.11., me, Scott and Alan did another ride north of Tucson in and near Catalina SP. Fotos and map from the ride are here.
On Mon, 24.11., I did one last ride in Tucson, now only with Scott as Alan had an exam, in the Tucson Mountain park. Fotos and map from the ride are here.
Then I drove to Picacho SP and hiked Picacho Peak, fotos and map from the hike are here
On Tue, 25.11., I drove to Phoenix, got a motel room and then rode trails in the Hawes/Red Mountain area north-east of Mesa, Az.. Fotos and map from the ride are here.
In the evening, picked up Dina from the airport, visited friends Dmitry and Tanya to leave some of our stuff at their house.
From Wed, 26.11. to Fri 28.11., we backpacked in Superstition Mountains east of Phoenix. Fotos and map from the hike are here.
We were out before noon on Friday, went to Trader Joe's to stock up and then to Dmitry's and Tanya's for dinner. Then drove to Flagstaff and motelled.
On Sat, 29.11., we did a lazy day in Grand Canyon. Fotos are here. Then drove to Page, Az. and stayed in luxurios Motel 6 there.
On Sun, 30.11., we hiked in Coyote Buttes area west of Page. Fotos and map from the hike is here.
U of U / CHPC / Cuma / Travel / English / Arizona 2003