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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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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

The Sheriff Deputy tried to comfort me, informing me he was trained in search and rescue with the Forest Service. Little comfort, though.

By Ted Johnson, Courier Columnist September 4, 2019

My sister-in-law refers to hiking staffs as “magic sticks.” Such creative terms can be misleading, especially if we expect these “sticks” to magically support our weight.

By Ted Johnson, Courier Columnist August 21, 2019

Let’s break this down, word by word. Pine, coniferous trees. But this is merely the tip of the iceberg. Hiking here since the ‘70s, I consistently come across the most interesting plants, like duckweed. Quite unexpected, even weird. That leads me to the next word.

By Ted Johnson, Courier Columnist August 7, 2019

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