Icehouse Canyon Trail

We checked out a new trail this weekend — the closest grove of Aspens to Phoenix can be found just outside of Globe, Arizona along the Icehouse Canyon Trail. The trail is not well marked, but it was a gorgeous day of wandering and exploring.

Icehouse Canyon Trail

Icehouse Canyon Trail

Icehouse Canyon Trail

Icehouse Canyon Trail

Icehouse Canyon Trail

Icehouse Canyon Trail

Icehouse Canyon Trail

Icehouse Canyon Trail

Icehouse Canyon Trail

Icehouse Canyon Trail

Icehouse Canyon Trail

Icehouse Canyon Trail

Icehouse Canyon Trail

Icehouse Canyon Trail

Icehouse Canyon Trail

Icehouse Canyon Trail

Icehouse Canyon Trail

Icehouse Canyon Trail

Icehouse Canyon Trail

Icehouse Canyon Trail

Icehouse Canyon Trail

Icehouse Canyon Trail

My adorable guide, who bought me a couple books on Arizona flora and fauna for my birthday. I am now hiking like a botanist — taking notes and photos and putting together a book of all the weird and unusual plants we find on trails.

Also — fall is here. And it is WONDERFUL.

~K