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Ted Johnson, Courier Columnist

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Ted Johnson is the hiking columnist for The Daily Courier.

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Air so thick, you could cut it with a knife. As I sailed through Phoenix on I 17, a banner over head reminded me that there was an air quality alert. No kidding! It was a no burn day.

By Ted Johnson, Courier Columnist January 23, 2020

While desert peaks are great winter destinations, especially if loaded with childhood memories, canyons in Yavapai County might be of greater interest, if for no other reason than they are close by and that’s important during the busy holiday season.

By Ted Johnson, Courier Columnist January 8, 2020

Holidays are filled with memories, good and bad.

By Ted Johnson, Courier Columnist December 25, 2019

Holiday hiking might involve a walk down memory lane. But, for now, let’s consider another holiday experience which is pressing upon us, hustle and bustle.

By Ted Johnson, Courier Columnist December 11, 2019

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument is known for many things. It’s a showcase of exceptional Sonoran Desert flora.

By Ted Johnson, Courier Columnist November 29, 2019

How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.

By Ted Johnson, Courier Columnist November 13, 2019

“Let’s do Mt. Whitney,” my daughter said. (Another item on her bucket list). Great, but with only two weeks’ notice, a number of challenges presented themselves, like getting permits.

By Ted Johnson, Courier Columnist October 30, 2019

Looking through my directory of hikes across the Southwest (Hoof’n It), I find several hikes in Arizona noteworthy for their display of fall colors.

By Ted Johnson, Courier Columnist October 16, 2019

What’s in a name anyway? In preparation for a workshop on Arizona’s conifers, I returned to the Groom Creek Trailhead to hike Spruce Mountain. I was quickly reminded of two things.

By Ted Johnson, Courier Columnist October 2, 2019

When my son failed to come around the corner within a few minutes, I retraced my steps back toward the trailhead but he was nowhere to be found.

By Ted Johnson, Courier Columnist September 18, 2019

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