Thursday, October 17, 2013

Press-Bot Kickstarter Project update

               !!!GREAT NEWS!!!!  

Due the amazing response to the Press-Bot's Kickstarter Project, Canyon Coffee is able to award backers with even higher quality rewards.

The Nalgene Bottles will be custom silk-screened with the official logo, volume metrics, and the 'BPA free' symbol.  That's right, we are not just slappin' some sticker on there.

Flagstaff's own 'Late for the Train' coffee roasters will be the our supplier of beans.  We are working with these "master of coffee" to find the most optimum grind and measure for the best 'bot' of coffee.  Be on the lookout for "North Rim Roast", "the Boatman's Blend", and "North Rim Decaf". 

Enjoy your day and do good things,

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Angel's Landing Hike -Zion National Park

Two weeks with a dozen Australians.  We meet in Zion for a whirlwind of a trip.  Here is some pics from our Angel's Landing hike.
Up Up Up the switchbacks

only to find Walter's Wiggles

The trail was precarious

and steep!

We prevailed and raised the flag.

Looking up canyon

Looking down canyon

What, now we have to go down???

Aussie, Aussie, Aussie, OY, OY, OY!!!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

That Salida Riding

We had a great visit in Salida.  Ryanne was there to show her jewelry creations.  Jed, Wes, and I got a chance to sample some of the local singletrack.  Mmmmm, tasty.  We rode a bit of the Monarch Crest Trail and Foose Creek.

Pre-flight check
Colorado Trail
Jed says "hi"

Inspecting the drop into Foose Creek

Dang, that boy can ride!

Monday, August 5, 2013

Summer Rains

All the recent rains have been washing the mountains clean.  We got about fifty feet into our walk and found this sweet little bird point, right in the middle of the trail.  Eagan was super stoked to be splashing around in the creeks.  A couple of hundred yards further, I reach into the flowing water and pull out this cool limestone point.  It was the same style as the bird point, only much larger.
Obsidian Bird Point
There is a maniac on the loose!

Chert Point

Sunday, July 28, 2013

Monsoons and Mountain Bikes

Mute and Horn out singlespeedin'

Summer rains are here and the trails are spectacular.  
Horn's carving it up!!!
The singletrack is moist and ripe with line-gripping traction.  

The guys and I have been hitting the Paradise Trails pretty regularly.  Heck, we even got ole Joe Murray to come out for some Rocky Ridge action.  However, I am off the bike for a bit with some bruised ribs.  A crumpling mid-air collision with Ponderosa Pine.
Here comes
Epicrider gets RAD!!!
Go Mute

Panorama of Rocky Ridge Trailhead

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Press-Bot Coffee Press by Canyon Coffee

Hey all, here is an old review of the Press-Bot coffee press  Press-Bot Coffee Press.   Check it out!

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

Grand Canyon Day Hike For Summer Break

Breathtaking View From Cedar Ridge, South Kaibab Trail -Grand Canyon National Park
O'neill Butte -Grand Canyon National Park  
Now that summer break is in full swing, we are getting lots of great families visiting.  It is so much fun to see the kids getting excited about experiencing the Grand Canyon.
View from the South Kaibab Trail -Grand Canyon National Park  

Up through "The Chimney" on the South Kaibab Trail -Grand Canyon National Park

Family Fun Hike Up Mount Eldon

Junction of Heart Trail and Sunset Trail, Flagstaff Arizona

Ryanne and Eagan taking a Break.
 Now that things are getting so hot in the Grand Canyon, We are heading to higher elevations to cool off.  Here are some pics from our hike up on Mount Eldon.
Eagan is on the move!
View of the San Francisco Peaks from Sunset Trail 

Sunday, July 7, 2013

Bright Angel Loop

 Sharing a drink with the locals!
 Squirrels just being squirrels.
Century Plants standing guard, on the Redwall.
 The view from Skeleton again , why do they call it Skeleton Point

 When you look up, from focusing on your footwork, this is what you see.
And finally, the river comes into view!!!

Guide Ryanne

She still has that guiding thing down!

Thursday, July 4, 2013

Paria River Canyon

We had an excellent backpacking tour of the Paria Canyon.  The group was well prepared.  All their hard training really paid off in making the trip so much more fun!!!  The journey has modest beginnings, a wide sandy wash.  However, the canyon walls begin growing taller and taller.  The canyon narrows.  The light is more subdued.  We set camp near the the confluence of Buckskin Gulch.  This allows some time to explore a bit of the world's longest slot canyon.

The next couple of days are spent ambling with the rivers flow, exploring rincons and arches.  Camp is on forested benches, high above the flood plain.  Breaks in the canopy allow for the type of star-gazing that makes you say "WOW." 

The last couple of days are my favorite.  The Paria River makes a bend towards the mighty Colorado River and the view simply explodes in front of you.  Vermilion Cliffs provide a dramatic frame to an indescribable beauty.  We camp under ancient cottonwood trees, near a historic pioneer homestead site.

An easy five miles and we arrive at the Lonely Dell Ranch.  Lunch is spent watching river rafters prepare for their launch at Lee's Ferry.  "Grand Canyon" sandwiches are what's in order.