A Hike Is More Than A Hike

DSC_0126When I planned to hang out with an old friend the first thing that came to mind was a hike. Living in Tucson, AZ, there are plenty of places to go but the hike that came to mind, mainly because I had never done it, was Tumamoc Hill. This is known as one of the toughest hikes in Tucson due to it’s steep incline but we were up for the challenge. I showed up with my camera and a bottle of water and we headed to the top. What an amazing hike! The views were spectacular, especially because of it being late evening with the beautiful Tucson sunset.

Not only were the views amazing and the hike tough enough for me to break a sweat, but it was the perfect place to catch up with an old friend. When we got to the top we reflected on the time spent together in this city in the past, how much things have changed over the years and where we suspected and hoped our lives were going. It made me realize just how much I have changed as a person since leaving home. It was truly amazing.

I learned a lot on this hike. You can go home again, although things are different. No matter how much time and space separates you and a good friend, when you finally meet up again, it’s like you were together the whole time. There is always time to laugh, love and find beauty in everything that you do.

There is nothing like a great hike with good people to create wonderful memories and reflect on where you came from and where you are now. When you go hiking, it really is more than just a hike.




Hello everyone! Welcome to my blog! Let me introduce myself and and the purpose of this blog. My name is Danielle and I am a student of Anthropology focusing in Archaeology. Archaeology of the American Southwest is my passion and when I’m not in class you can usually find me out doing archaeological fieldwork. Currently I’m not in school due to a Fall graduation and a wait period between now and graduate school. Although archaeology is my primary focus, I absolutely love traveling and being outdoors. This blog is to share my experiences through photos and memoirs from my little adventures, whether they be anthropological in nature or just exploring the overall beauty of what our Earth has to offer. I hope to be able to share and celebrate our world’s beautifully diverse cultures, past and present, as well as the natural beauty that we should aim to help preserve.

If you have interest in any of this please continue to look out for my posts! I’m new to WordPress so I’m not entirely sure how this works!