My name is Cindy Rosales and I live in Phoenix. I began hiking on occasion with a friend at a local park. I was just doing the same one over and over again, so I decided to join a hiking class at GCC, so that it would not only take me to different trails around the city to explore, but would challenge me. It did. These classes also trained me for taking on even bigger challenges like the Grand Canyon, Paria Canyon and Buckskin Gulch. I can say that I’ve done the Grand Canyon in three days and two nights for a total of 28 miles, as well as Buckskin Gulch on two different occasions, each one was 22 miles in length. The best part of this is that I’ve seen so many beautiful things that I would not normally see from the view points on the rim. It’s not just a desert.
The most important thing I’ve learned with all this hiking is that I need to take the time to enjoy what God has created for us, so needless to say I’m always the last to finish because I’m always taking pictures. I’m sure my family and friends get very tired of hearing about them. I will be hiking in Zion National Park soon, so they will more things to hear about and pictures to share. (smile)
Hiking is good for the soul!
Cindy is Mary’s sister, the owner of the Arizona Mountain Inn. She is wearing the neon yellow/green jacket.