Tag Archives: Outdoors

East Pocket Road, Coconino NF, Arizona

If you are a weekend explorer or want an area that can serve as a short expedition run, you’ve come to the right trail. East Pocket Road by itself is not terribly exciting, especially at the north end; however, it provides access to many incredible destinations including the Mogollon Rim. Here you can find breath […]


Playing at Riverview Park with the Kids

The kids and Spaldam went to Riverview Park to have some fun playing on the playground. We had lots of fun!


G-Scale Trains in Garden Railroad

The kids and I got to go see an awesome display of G-scale trains with a plethora of Christmas decorations all around.


Woody Mountain Road, Coconino NF, AZ

Woody Mountain Road get’s it’s name after Woody Mountain which is off to the southwest side of the road. The south end of the road seamlessly attaches to East Pocket Lookout road. Both East Pocket Lookout Road and Woody Mountain Road are designated with the same number of 231. The difference is that Woody Mountain […]


Cleaning Up FJ After Mud Bath North of the Mogollon Rim

Spaldam is cleaning up his FJ Cruiser after getting in the mud near Flagstaff Arizona just north of the Mogollon Rim the day after a big rain storm.


Muddy Rocky Road, Coconino NF, Arizona

Muddy Rocky Road is named such because it has muddy washes to the west, and is full of rocks in the middle. It’s full of beautiful forest landscapes, and volcanic rockscapes. It’s useful as a way to get from East Pocket Road into the deeper western portions of Coconino National Forest. Get the trail details […]


Fry Canyon, Coconino NF, Arizona

Fry Canyon Trail is a beautiful forest road nestled in the mountains between Sedona and Flagstaff, and is a nice shortcut between I-17 and 89A that can then get you close to the forest roads on the west side of 89A above the Mogollon Rim. It also provides a great place for camping, though it […]


Jerome Road, Coconino NF, Arizona

Out in the deep depths of western Coconino National Forest is an old off-road dirt trail called Jerome Road. Today it is primarily used as a connecting trail to and from Casner Mountain Trail. I can only speculate that the origins of this road have something to do with the old ghost town of Jerome […]


Casner Mountain Trail, Coconino NF, Arizona

The oldest known history of Casner Mountain is that it was used by the Casner family in the 1880s as a route for moving cattle from the Verde Valley in the Winter months to the top of the Mogollon Rim during the Summer months. The off-road trail was developed more recently for use by the […]


Broken Arrow, Coconino NF, Arizona

With amazing red rock formations towering into the sky, this off-road trail is full of awe-inspiring beauty. It’s no wonder Broken Arrow is one of the most popular off-road trails in all of Arizona. Situated near Sedona, Arizona and within the Coconino National Forest, the trail, and the surrounding area, offer the amazing views Sedona […]


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