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Guided Backpacking and Hiking Trips Throughout the Southwest, Grand Canyon, and Yosemite
Guided Backpacking and Hiking Trips Throughout the Southwest, Grand Canyon, and Yosemite

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Seeing the Grand Canyon's aqua blue waterfalls within Havasupai should be one of your 2017 bucket list items.

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Ruins in Beautiful Boynton Canyon in Sedona, Arizona. https://goo.gl/9NUMnr #sedona #arizona #ruins
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Ready to backpack the Southwest with us? Choose your trip. https://goo.gl/glsx7o
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Don't miss these views in Sedona, Arizona. Come Hike With Us!
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Hike Sedona's beautiful red rocks with Four Season Guides. Discover Your Hike Today.
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Loy Canyon and Loy Butte. Come hike Sedona's Red Rocks with us. https://goo.gl/DOPIHC
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Hike Sedona's Wilson Mountain. f you’re looking for a more physically demanding hike and some of the most panoramic views in the Sedona area, then Wilson Mountain is for you. The hike begins in Sedona’s famous red rocks and climbs through sunny slopes of chaparral forest. It’s a 2300 foot climb to the summit but you’ll be treated to beautiful vistas right from the beginning.
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Ready to hike Sedona? Check out our list of guided hikes that you can sign up for today.
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Yosemite in the Fall!
Yosemite Valley Fall Color

This is a photograph from 2006, when I found a beautiful layer of big-leaf maple leaves coating the shoreline of the Merced River in Yosemite Valley, with El Capitan in the background.

Will we get any color in the Valley this year? On my way home Thursday I drove the loop around Yosemite Valley to check on the fall color progression. The first thing that struck me was the cottonwoods, which have all dropped their leaves without turning yellow. Is this a sign of the drought? Maybe, but I saw the same thing happen in 2011, after one of the wettest winters and springs on record for Yosemite Valley. There are a lot of factors that affect fall color, so it’s hard to pinpoint one cause.

Some of the black oak leaves also seem to be turning brown. I’d say half of the oaks look fine (though still mostly green), and half appear to be wilting.

On the other hand, the big-leaf maples and dogwoods look pretty normal, though they’re turning late. Many maples sport a few brown leaves, but that’s actually pretty typical. The rest of the leaves are either healthy green or starting to turn yellow, and once they all turn yellow you won’t notice the brown leaves. Most of the dogwoods look quite normal overall, though they’re turning late.

Without color from the cottonwoods, and half of the oaks, it won’t be a top-tier fall in Yosemite Valley. But the maples and dogwoods are the most colorful autumn trees in Yosemite Valley, and could still put on a good show. If so, it will be a late one, as most of those trees are still green. The maples along Southside Drive underneath Middle Cathedral Rock (and directly across the Valley from El Capitan) are often the first trees to turn in the Valley, and they were only perhaps 30 percent yellow when I drove by on Thursday. It looks like we’re a good two weeks away from the best color. I’m sure I’ll be back in Yosemite Valley again soon, and I’ll let you know how things are progressing.

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Yosemite - beautiful all year round.
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