Hiking Trails in Phoenix & The McDowell Sonoran Preserve

hiking-tails-in-phoenix-calrk-norton-smlWrapping up our series on Hiking Trails in Phoenix, we thought what better way to do so than to turn your attention to a previous post provided by an extraordinary travel copywriter and Baby-Boomer travel expert, Clark Norton.

Clark is a freelance journalist who specializes in travel related copywriting assignments. A voracious traveler, Clark has roamed the globe – throughout the Far East and across Europe – and has recently relocated and set up camp here in Tucson, Arizona. The perspective he brings to his articles is truly worth the read.

In a post entitled Scottsdale, Arizona: Splendor in the Desert, Clark Norton takes a wide-eyed look at the overlooked beauty of the flora, fauna and geographic wonders that can be found in and around the many hiking trails In Phoenix. What is often considered bleak and depressing to most traveling through the Arizona desert is an outdoor enthusiasts paradise for hikers, rock climbers and mountain bikers alike; each of which can take advantage of the dozens of hiking trails in Phoenix heading off into the rugged McDowell Mountains.

You should take some time to read through the entire article that Clark has written. Not only does he do a fantastic job of illustrating the natural beauty that surrounds us here in Arizona and the hiking trails in Phoenix, but he shines a spotlight on the McDowell Sonoran Preserve and the 47 square miles of mountainous desert land that has been set aside for purely recreational purposes.

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The original article can be found here: www.southwestdiscoveries.com/scottsdale-arizona-splendor-desert-clark-norton

Be sure to leave us a comment below that article and let us know what you think. We’re certain Clark would appreciate your feedback as well.

Did you miss any of our 5-part Hiking trails in Phoenix series? Start at the beginning with Reflections On Devil’s Canyon.


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About the Author

Mitch Stevens has been leading hiking and backpacking outings throughout the southwest for over ten years. As a Sierra Club hiking leader, writer and photographer, he has promoted the enjoyment and conservation of our remaining wild lands. Born and raised in New York City, Mitch came to discover the great outdoors and fall in love with Arizona’s special places. Through his countless trips across the state and region, Mitch made it his mission to encourage fellow hikers and enthusiasts to protect the beauty of the desert. Now, he continues to embrace his fascination with the desert beauty by creating and leading multigenerational tours throughout the southwest. His experience coupled with his passion for the great outdoors make him a unique tour guide and outings leader.

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