Lemon Drop Martini A refreshing, sour yet sweet Martini for those summer afternoons on the deck. INGREDIENTS: 2 Parts Vodka 1 Part Triple sec 1 Part Fresh Lemon juice METHOD: Take a lemon wedge and run it along the rim of the Martini glass. Invert the glass and place in [...]
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Blueberry Martini Create the perfect Blueberry Martini with Earth Gear's step-by-step instructions. INGREDIENTS: 2 Parts Vodka 1 Part Alize Bleu Passia Frozen Blueberries METHOD: Fill shaker with ice cubes. Add all ingredients except frozen blueberries. Shake and pour into a chilled martini glass. Garnish with blueberries. As the blueberries begin [...]
Experiencing Joshua Tree National Park A few years ago while on vacation in Palm Desert, we made the decision to go for a drive and explore the surrounding area outside of the somewhat busy city. We had viewed photos of a mysterious place situated about 30 minutes north of Palm [...]
Hiking & Trail Shoes - Earth Gear Review Altra Trail Shoes Prior to our trip to Sedona we were approached by Altra Running and offered shoes to test on the desert trails of the Verde Valley. In doing a little research into Altra we discovered that they have a highly regarded reputation [...]
The Magic of Sedona Arizona We recently traveled to Sedona Arizona to experience first-hand the magical splendor of this beautiful community. We booked our flight and accommodations through TripAdvisor and were extremely pleased with our choice of hotel, The Sedona Rouge. It’s hard to beat the backdrop scenery of Sedona Arizona, certainly one of America’s most [...]
Sedona Hiking - West Fork Trail Situated in Oak Creek Canyon 10.5 miles north of Sedona along SR 89A, The West Fork Trail is one of the most beautiful Sedona hiking trails. Parking at the trail head is limited and is a pay lot that fills up fast. If it’s full, you [...]
Sedona AZ Hiking - Courthouse Butte Loop Near the Village of Oak Creek, the Courthouse Butte Loop is a pleasant 4.2 mile trail circling Bell Rock and Courthouse Butte. It is best to do this hike in the early hours of the morning as it can become very hot and has little shade [...]
Hiking Sedona - Brins Mesa Overlook Trail If your looking to get out and turn your hike into a leg burning exercise, then you have to take the Brins Mesa Overlook Trail. The trail head is easy to find. From Sedona on 89A you turn up Jordan Road and go to the end [...]
Wildlife Safety While On The Trail Bears aren’t the only large animals hikers in North America need to be cognizant of for their own safety. Here are some tips on pursuing good neighborly relations in the backcountry with some of these other spectacular wildlife, from mammoth moose to ever-grinning gators. Puma A puma (aka [...]
Bushwacking Your Way Through the Wilderness Bushwhacking reaps many rewards. Cross-country ramblers often stumble upon stirring sights few human eyes have laid eyes upon: hidden waterfalls, secret wildflower glades, unknown old-growth groves, remote vantages with killer views. Going off-trail instantly deepens your awareness of the landscape, your appreciation of the terrain. Rock outcrops, huge [...]