"Hiking the Beautiful Black Canyon National Recreation Trail is how an Arizona loan officer "regroups!"
We in Arizona are soon looking forward to enjoyable 80 degree temps in the desert. There is so much to do in the great outdoors of Arizona but I highly suggest"regrouping" in the cooler weather of the Bradshaw Mountains, and it is only 30 minutes north of the Valley of the Sun. This trail received the prestigious award of being designated a National Recreational Trail in June of 1998. The trail is for mountain bikers, equestrians and for hikers such as myself (yes, that is me in the pic above!). Read more about the trail by going to www.bctaz.com
Being a citizen of Beautiful Black Canyon City and a loan originator in the crazy market allows me to access the trail on a regular basis to regroup and appreciate the wonderful Arizona outdoors. I constantly come across various desert wildlife such as quail, jack rabbits, deer, desert tortoises, Gila monsters and yes rattle snakes. They kind of all go with the pristine, natural Arizona desert.
We all need some type of time away from this ever changing real estate market that we all choose to stay in and mine is the hiking. I call it my "Prozac!" I did a lot of hiking while putting myself through the stressful process of attaining my AZ Mortgage Loan Originators designation. Stressful because I set very high expectations for myself and studied like mad! I had heard so many had failed both the state and the federal exams the first and second times trying. I was determined to succeed on my first attempts and did so much to my self-jubilation. I was complimenting myself and thanking God out-loud on the rides home after passing each test, much to the amazement of other drivers I am sure!
So whatever it is that you do to "regroup" keep doing it. We all need to maintain our sanity in this market and in the future months ahead. Please look up the trail and try it out some time. I am sure you will enjoy it as I do. If you need a hiking guide call me. I would love to share my "Prozac!"