Abigail Kessler

Hi, I'm Abigail. I'm a local journalist and outdoor enthusiast sectioning the Arizona Trail. Midwestern-raised, but I'm growing to love my new state nearly as much. I drink a lot of tea and have been known to get very excited about cats and pine trees.

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AZT Passage 31: Still Near Flagstaff and Having a Nice Time

AZT Passage 31: Still Near Flagstaff and Having a Nice Time

The view from the base of Fisher Point. As you approach, you'll be able to see more of the scale and texture of the rock that makes up Walnut

Mar 8, 2021 : Abigail Kessler
AZT Passage 32: The Long Way Around Flagstaff

AZT Passage 32: The Long Way Around Flagstaff

Little Elden Mountain as seen from the south. The start of Passage 32 winds around the side of this small range. If, after finishing your travels

Feb 16, 2021 : Abigail Kessler
AZT Passage 33: A Surprisingly Scenic Trip Through Flagstaff

AZT Passage 33: A Surprisingly Scenic Trip Through Flagstaff

A sign along the Arizona Trail directing south-bound hikers to Passages 32 and 33. Passage 33, a resupply route, isn't included in the total trail

Feb 1, 2021 : Abigail Kessler
AZT Passage 34: Mountainside Views Near Flagstaff

AZT Passage 34: Mountainside Views Near Flagstaff

The San Francisco Peaks are a primary feature of this passage. While the AZT itself doesn't summit any, there are a number of connecting trails

Jan 19, 2021 : Abigail Kessler
AZT Passage 36: A 19-Mile Sampler of Kaibab National Forest

AZT Passage 36: A 19-Mile Sampler of Kaibab National Forest

Overlook from the Coconino Rim towards the northern end of this section. In person, you can catch a glimpse east of the Painted Desert, miles

Jan 4, 2021 : Abigail Kessler
AZT Passage 37: Starting out at Grand Canyon’s South Rim

AZT Passage 37: Starting out at Grand Canyon’s South Rim

An open space near the southern end of this passage. Though forested throughout, the trees in section 37 have more gaps between them than average,

Dec 22, 2020 : Abigail Kessler
Section-Hiking the Arizona Trail: A Few Introductory Questions

Section-Hiking the Arizona Trail: A Few Introductory Questions

One of the most iconic sections of the AZT takes you through the inner gorge of the Grand Canyon. I can't wait to tell you about my rim to rim

Dec 21, 2020 : Abigail Kessler