Grateful for Living by the Phoenix Mountain Preserve!

Grateful for Living by the Phoenix Mountain Preserve!

 

I am so grateful to live at the bottom of the Phoenix Mountain Preserve! This morning while out for my morning hike/meditation I came across two guys I haven't seen since last spring. Most of us quit hiking during the summer months because it's just too hot.  But the two guys I ran into today said they'd been hiking all summer long.  Braver than me for sure! I'll take the pool and  a nice swim over a hot hike!

 

I've been hiking these mountains for over 25 years and have met some pretty amazing folks along the journey. Everyone is always welcoming to new hikers and or course we're always giving out directions to those that are 'lost' and have no idea how to get to where they're trying to go (there are dozens of trails - and then some). This morning I helped out a young guy from New York, I think, and he was up for the harder 5 mile hike so I showed him where to go, and what to look out for.  I'm sure he'll have adventure stories to tell when he gets back home. I reminded him to take lots of photos too!

 

 Grateful for Living by the Phoenix Mountain Preserve!

 

I also ran across a young father and his 3 year old son. The little guy was having such a good time.  They 'hiked' up a BIG mountain (tiny hill) and the little guy was so proud of making it to the top! I told the Dad where to go 'alligator hunting' and of course that lighted up the boys eyes!!  Off they went.....to find the alligator skeleton!  Next time I see them I'll share about the baby dinosaurs caves......

 

I'm am so happy that I'm able to enjoy my morning hikes once again - yes!!!

 

 

Grateful for Living by the Phoenix Mountain Preserve!

 

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Comments

I can fully relate to your being grateful for living close to a nature area, Anna.  I have a similar asset near me, with the American River Parkway.

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 11 months ago

CONGRATULATIONS Anna, on having this blog FEATURED in the Old Farts Club group!  

Posted by Myrl Jeffcoat, Greater Sacramento Real Estate Agent (GreatWest Realty) 11 months ago

I am with you Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886  I will take the swim also but when the weather changes time for the walks but in your case hiking

Posted by Hannah Williams, Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-953-8818 (Re/Max Eastern inc.) 11 months ago

Sounds ideal, Anna. It's great to meet other nature while out and about. I'm sure it feels wonderful to have the cooler temps back for hiking comfort.  D 

Posted by Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD, REALTORS® in Clark County, WA (ViewHomes of Clark County - Nature As Neighbors) 11 months ago

Anna,

We can relate to your wonderful hikes.  It is so much fun to see and hear nature in its splendid manifestations!  A

Posted by Ron and Alexandra Seigel, Luxury Real Estate Branding, Marketing & Strategy (Napa Consultants) 11 months ago

I bet you are happy to have cooler weather. It is wonderful that you are so close to your hiking place. Enjoy

Posted by Sharon Lee, Retired and loving life (Sharon Lee's Virtual Assistance) 11 months ago

We have a beautiful country with so much natural beauty to enjoy, if we would only take the time. I'm not much of a hiker but it certainly is good for your health. 

Posted by Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty, 601-991-2900 Office; 601-278-4513 Cell (Front Gate Real Estate) 11 months ago

I know you enjoy the outdoors so much and glad you are able to get back to your hiking. Life is good, Anna.

Posted by Debbie Reynolds, Your Dedicated Clarksville TN Real Estate Agent (Platinum Properties) 11 months ago

Good morning, Anna... nothing better than loving where you live! I feel that way about Charlotte, which is now my adopted hometown, as we chose to live hear. The lushness of the city never ceases to amaze me and delight my eyes.

Posted by Nina Hollander, Your Charlotte/Ballantyne/Waxhaw/Fort Mill Realtor (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage ) 11 months ago

Hiking is definitely a source of happiness for you.  Connecting with the community while doing it is the cherry on top.

Posted by Chris Ann Cleland, Associate Broker, Bristow, VA (Long and Foster REALTORS®, Gainesville, VA) 11 months ago

Hi Anna- I love your new profile photo!!!!! I admire how much you hike because while I walk...I'm more accustomed to flat land!!!  It must be so much fun to see old friends while you're out hiking and to also meet new to the area hikers!!!

Posted by Kathy Streib, Home Stager - Palm Beach County,FL -561-914-6224 (Room Service Home Staging) 11 months ago

Myrl Jeffcoat you live in such a wonderful area and I've enjoyed seeing your photos over the years. We are blessed!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) 11 months ago

Oh and thanks for the feature in the Old Farts Club Myrl Jeffcoat 

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) 11 months ago

Hi Hannah Williams it is so beautiful outside from October to late June, especially today! Sunny and bright - and cool!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) 11 months ago

Debb Janes EcoBroker and Bernie Stea JD it fun running into old hiking mates and all kinds of other folks.  We also voluteer at the hiking center once a month or so and that is so much fun too!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) 11 months ago

Ron and Alexandra Seigel it just never gets old now does it!  Nope!!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) 11 months ago

Sharon Lee indeed we are blessed to have found this home. I had hiked on this mountain before but I didn't know about this 'tucked away' slice of heaven in the middle of Phoenix - right next to the huge Mt Preserve. I walked into this house right after hiking one morning, as I saw it had just come on the market. Walked in the front door and said - this is the one! Bought is that day, 20+ years ago. Long time....but great!!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) 11 months ago

Pat Starnes-Front Gate Realty we sure do have a beautiful country!  I've traveled a lot over the years and been able to explore and appreciate many areas. And yes hiking is good for our health and more importantly to me - it's like a mediation, very peaceful and joyful.

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) 11 months ago

Debbie Reynolds I am beyond happy to be back outdoors once again!!  Enjoy your weekend!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) 11 months ago

Nina Hollander you do live in such a beautiful area. So green and lush!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) 11 months ago

Chris Ann Cleland it is the cherry on the top! Good way of looking at it!  So calming and soothing too!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) 11 months ago

Kathy Streib thank you! I've got several more I'm playing with - we'll see what sticks.  The long hair blonde had to go away until next year!  LOL.  Walking on the heach sounds just as lovely to me. In fact we're talking about buying a beach home - we'll see!!

Posted by Anna Banana Kruchten CRB, CRS 602-380-4886, Arizona's Top Banana! (Phoenix Property Shoppe) 11 months ago

Nice story and pictures, especially that "lizard"!  I like your new profile picture too!

Posted by Georgie Hunter R(S) 58089, Maui Real Estate sales and lifestyle info (Hawai'i Life Real Estate Brokers) 11 months ago

Hi Anna! I know you are thrilled to get back to hiking your Mountain Preserve trails and what fun, showing others the ropes that you've known for decades too!

Posted by Debe Maxwell, CRS, Charlotte Homes for Sale - Charlotte Neighborhoods (www.iCharlotteHomes.com | The Maxwell House Group | RE/MAX Executive | (704) 491-3310) 10 months ago

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