Thankful for Nature and Hiking Phoenix Mountains!

Real Estate Agent with HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 AZ Broker BR030809000


Every day I look out over the North Phoenix Mountain Preserve and feel very thankful to live here!  Most of you know I love to hike our hills and valleys and I must have a gazillion photos from my 20+ years of hiking them - often.


This morning it was a bit chilly at 48 degrees. Ok I get it - that's a wimps version of  chilly!  I did grow up in Saint Cloud MN - ya know!! Needless to say I lingered in the house enjoying hot coffee before I 'braved' the cold. I didn't really feel like getting my boots on today but I did anyway because I knew I'd enjoy being out there once I got started. I was right! And I got my steps in for the day!


Thankful for Nature and Hiking Phoenix Mountains!

What a gorgeous Phoenix morning!  I could have gone on for hours and hours but you know how that goes, we do need to pay attention to our real estate business!  Tomorrow is another day and I'm sure I'll be up early and out hiking once again.  The weather is absolutley perfect all winter long and I am so grateful to live in Phoenix! YES!!


Thankful for Nature and Hiking Phoenix Mountains!


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MichelleCherie Carr Crowe .Just Call. 408-252-8900
Get Results Team...Just Call (408) 252-8900! . DRE #00901962 . Licensed to Sell since 1985 . Altas Realty - San Jose, CA
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Having beautiful places to see and experience nearby is a blessing.

Nov 18, 2016 07:55 AM
George Souto
George Souto NMLS #65149 FHA, CHFA, VA Mortgages - Middletown, CT
Your Connecticut Mortgage Expert

Anna nothing wimpy about 48 degrees, that would be considered a bit chilly here in CT as well :)

Nov 18, 2016 08:02 AM
Jeff Dowler, CRS
eXp Realty of California, Inc. - Carlsbad, CA
The Southern California Relocation Dude

Hi Anna

We all know you LOVE to hike and what a beautiful area to do so. I always enjoy your photos - keep 'em coming! Living in SoCal I know what you mean about 48 degrees. But then I lived in Minneapolis for 2 years so I know what real cold is, too!

Have a great weekend hiking!


Nov 18, 2016 08:26 AM
Myrl Jeffcoat
Sacramento, CA
Greater Sacramento Realtor - Retired

Few things set the world right again quite like planting ourselves in the midst of nature for a time, Anna!  Nature provides much to be grateful for!

Nov 18, 2016 08:35 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good evening Anna Banana Kruchten ,

There is nothing like enjoying all that Mother Nature creates! As Myrl Jeffcoat  commented "Few things set the world right again like planting ourselves in the mist of nature!"

Nov 18, 2016 08:55 AM
William Feela
Realtor, Whispering Pines Realty 651-674-5999 No.

Anna, I have always wanted to hike inthe desert areas, but my wife's knees are to bad

Nov 18, 2016 10:10 AM
Ed Silva
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

I too went out for a walk this morning, but I had my golf clubs with me while I walked

Nov 18, 2016 12:07 PM
Chris Ann Cleland
Long and Foster Real Estate - Gainesville, VA
Associate Broker, Bristow, VA

With scenery like that, hiking would probably become a hobby of mine too.

Nov 18, 2016 12:46 PM
Tammy Lankford,
Lane Realty Eatonton, GA Lake Sinclair, Milledgeville, 706-485-9668 - Eatonton, GA
Broker GA Lake Sinclair/Eatonton/Milledgeville

you reminded me of a lovely hike the Sunday before thanksgiving last year at Arches National park.  Wish I could do a hike this weekend.  Maybe the weekend after Thanksgiving.  

I always enjoy your hike photos.

Nov 18, 2016 01:27 PM
Brian England
Arizona Focus Realty - Gilbert, AZ
MBA, GRI, REALTOR® Real Estate in East Valley AZ

I have been hiking on Mondays and Fridays and I am really enjoying it.  My phone said that it was 39 degrees, but I was surprised that it didn't feel cold at all, but felt perfect.  It said it was around 60 degrees when we finished, so perhaps my phone was wrong in the beginning, haha.

Nov 18, 2016 11:14 PM
Dick Greenberg
New Paradigm Partners LLC - Fort Collins, CO
Northern Colorado Residential Real Estate

Hi Anna - I'm so glad you're back to hiking regularly - you have such great hiking access and I know what an important part of your life it is.

Nov 19, 2016 03:58 AM
Belinda Spillman
Aspen Lane Real Estate Colorful Colorado - Aurora, CO
Colorado Living!

You aren't a whimp.  48 is chilly in any state.  I bet it felt good though once you got your blood flowing.  Gorgeous views.

Nov 19, 2016 04:20 AM
Patricia Feager, MBA, CRS, GRI,MRP
Selling Homes Changing Lives

Hi Anna Banana Kruchten - I remember the first time I went hiking in the mountains of Arizona with two sisters, I thought to myself, "This is going to be easy!" I was wrong! It was a broad and difficult hike but most beautiful. We were about 1/2 way to the top when my youngest sister couldn't make it and we decided to leave her on the side of the mountain until we came down. I remember the beautiful view. It was worth the effort! 

I can truly understand why you love living there in such beautiful and unusual terrain. 

Nov 19, 2016 05:24 AM
Debbie Reynolds, C21 Platinum Properties
Platinum Properties- (931)771-9070 - Clarksville, TN
The Dedicated Clarksville TN Realtor-(931)320-6730

I didn't realize Phoenix gets that cold so early in the season. It is just beautiful there and know you love the outdoors and your hiking.

Nov 19, 2016 08:47 AM
Kathleen Luiten
Resort and Second-Home Specialist - Princeville, HI
Kauai Luxury Ocean Home Sales

Living on Kauai I say "Brrrrrrrr!" to 48 degrees! It's 73 degrees this morning at 7 am and that's our winter chill. Love your hiking photos!

Nov 20, 2016 01:59 AM
Kristin Hamilton CA REALTOR
Berkshire Hathaway California Realty - Beaumont, CA
(909) 557-6966- Specialize 55+ Communties Banning

Anna Banana Kruchten 

Beautiful pictures of your area in Phoenix, AZ. We are cold this morning at 40 degrees here in Southern CA too so dress warm.

Nov 20, 2016 03:56 AM
Yolanda Cordova-Gilbert
Richmond, TX


 I do envy you for the desert I think it is magnificent and look at your first picture it likes like the cactus is giving someone the finger.....I hope you have had a great weekend!

Nov 20, 2016 05:45 AM
Debbie Laity
Cedaredge Land Company - Cedaredge, CO
Your Real Estate Resource for Delta County, CO

You do have a lot of natural beauty around you, and I admire you for going out on your hikes. I need to more of that. My main walks consist of doing laps around town park and visiting the Chapel of the Cross with Lucky on his leash. 

Nov 20, 2016 10:12 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate
John L Scott Market Center - Birkenfeld, OR
"Your Local Expert!" 503-755-2905

AB~you have been *FEATURED* in today's Tuesday Travelogue

Travellers in the Rain!



Jun 13, 2017 07:14 AM
Anna Banana Kruchten CRS, Phoenix Broker
HomeSmart Real Estate BR030809000 - Phoenix, AZ

Well thanks Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate !  I only wish the weather was hiking weather all year long! Just looking at the photos makes me want to go back out there today but I have to hang up my hiking boots for the summer unless we go up northern AZ to hike this summer. And then of course I'd take lots of pics and share it with you all!!

Jun 13, 2017 08:08 AM
Gayle Rich-Boxman Fishhawk Lake Real Estate

AB~I have a couple who are recent owners at Fishhawk Lake who just moved from AZ to escape the heat. They have an entire clan of critters: 3 dogs, 11 cats, 25+birds and a chameleon! They had to sell their fish, as they wouldn't have made the trip. 

If you feel the need to hike, try Oregon! Good in just about any weather....layer and peel! 

Jun 13, 2017 08:22 AM