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I’m Taking Over!

My name is Nalah and I’m taking this blog over. I don’t imagine anyone will mind due to my dad’s absence. My dad tells me I am 4 years old and I love to run! I love the snow and the beach, and all forms of water actually.


Check in from now on to find out where the best spots to go for dogs are, I find all the good ones. And sometimes the places I’m NOT supposed to be…Whoops.

Also tune in for guest stories/information about fitness and food and travel from my mom (Larissa) and dad (Kyle)


Can’t wait to see who will be reading! See you on the trail.

-Nalah

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A Long Run

The other day my dog and i went on a seventeen mile run to a place called Fisher Point. Fisher Point is out on the Arizona trail which runs through many beautiful canyons and valleys all the way through Arizona.

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When you teach the bottom you have ran about eight miles. There is a lot to explore at the bottom like a cave and a nice canyon, but our goal was to get to the top so we shortly picked up again. Two more miles to the top…

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Once you hit the top the view is amazing. It feels like you can see all of Arizona from there! We hung out for a bit for a snack and some water and then it wad time to run again.

When you leave the point it is another six our seven miles home. When we finally made it we were both so tired! I ate a burger and Nalah and i crashed out for the night 🙂

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Thanks for reading about our run. Tune in soon for more adventures!

Kyle Simmons

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Nalah

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This is my puppy Nalah. She has been in my life for a couple of months now and has become the main focus of my life! She will be appearing alot I’m my blog from now on, you can count on that.

Nalah loves climbing adventures, running, skiing, biking and even river crossing with me. So look forward to it all with me right here on my blog 🙂

Kyle Simmons

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Bouldering at Buffalo Park

Last week my friends and I got a chance to go and see the Northern Arizona Cross Country Team race in the Big Sky Championships. The NCAA Division I teams did very well. The boys got first and the girls got third. I will post images from the race a bit later!

After the race we too a short walk over to a patch of boulders that have some amazing climbs on them. The boulders and the race were both at our beautiful Buffalo Park in Flagstaff, AZ. They are basalt rock that is littered with crack routes and finger pockets as well as little baby crimps and and big slopers! It is a very interesting place to climb, and it provides a little bit for every level of climber to struggle on.

 

The boulder patch is only about 300-400 feet long, but it is host to many quality climbs. For more information on Buffalo Park, check out the Mountain Project website guide here: http://www.mountainproject.com/v/buffalo-park/105936090

So there it is folks, come and see us sometime! If you want to do it this year, you better do it quick. We just got our first snow in Flagstaff today! It was barely an inch in town, but more will come soon I am sure! There will also be some more videos or images to come as the scenery changes! Thanks for visiting 🙂

Till next time,

Kyle Simmons