Your Bio

Hi! My name is Kurt. Welcome to my homepage on SmugMug's photo website. I'm originally from Green Bay Wisconsin, but have lived in and around Phoenix Arizona since October 1988. It was not until I moved to Arizona that I gained a love of hiking and the outdoors. My entire family lives back in Wisconsin so I started taking pictures of my "adventures" to show them how I spend my free time and to give them a feel for Arizona's wide variety of climate and geology.

I have since decided to put those photos on this website to make it easier for family and friends to view the pictures at their convenience. This site also allows viewers to make comments about pictures if they like. Please feel free to do so. If you have any questions about a picture or a hike or an event, let me know, leave an email address, and I'll get back to you.

Thanks for your time, and enjoy the photos! - Kurt



Peralta and Cave Trails Hike, 3-9-14

Updated: Mar 11, 2014 11:39am MDT

Havasu Falls, Sept 2013

This was my 4th time down to Havasu Falls. Every time has been a litt ...

Updated: Oct 08, 2013 11:04am MDT

Trip to Big Bear, June 2013

Took a 3 day weekend trip to Big Bear Lake, CA to visit my friends Ric ...

Updated: Jun 30, 2013 9:03pm MDT

Battleship Mountain Hike, 3-30-13

Updated: Apr 17, 2013 10:47pm MDT

The Wave Cave Hike, 4-7-13

Updated: Apr 17, 2013 9:54pm MDT

Inner Basin Trail, 9-29-12

(okay, finished pictures from my camera, still have pictures from my p ...

Updated: Oct 07, 2012 10:13pm MDT

Trip to Yosemite for E & R's Wedding

This album has pictures from my trip to California for my friends Eric ...

Updated: Aug 12, 2012 11:19pm MDT

Mt Wrightson, 8-4-12

Updated: Aug 10, 2012 2:59pm MDT

Trip to Wisconsin, June 2012

Updated: Jul 15, 2012 10:34pm MDT

Prescott Highland Games, 5-12-12

A great way to spend a warm and sunny day in Prescott AZ! I hadn't se ...

Updated: May 25, 2012 4:29pm MDT

Grand Hike, May 2012

This was the 3rd May in a row that I headed up to the Grand Canyon wit ...

Updated: May 17, 2012 11:50pm MDT

Big Bear Lake, CA, Sept 2011

Updated: Mar 22, 2012 12:25am MDT

Pueblo Canyon Ruins Hike, 2-27-12

This was an exploritory hike I did with David A, Chris, and Eron. Non ...

Updated: Mar 18, 2012 12:15pm MDT

Prescott, 12-3-11

Presoctt's annual Christmas Parade and Courthouse Square Lighting Cere ...

Updated: Dec 11, 2011 11:28am MDT

Rim 2 Rim, 10-8-11

Updated: Nov 27, 2011 9:04pm MDT

Kendall's 4th Birthday Party, 11-6-11

I have a good friend, Jill, from back in the day (okay, the early 2000 ...

Updated: Nov 16, 2011 9:51pm MDT

Ramsey Canyon near Sierra Vista, 9-17-11

Just a few pictures to start...

Updated: Oct 16, 2011 7:39pm MDT

Mt Wrightson, Old Baldy Trail, 8-27-11

This was a training hike for the Rim2Rim hike coming in October. It w ...

Updated: Oct 01, 2011 12:31am MDT

Kendrick Peak, 8-20-11

Updated: Sep 01, 2011 12:51am MDT

Humphreys, Weatherford, Kachina Loop, 8-13-11

Updated: Aug 25, 2011 12:16am MDT

Granite Mtn "Exploritory" Hike, 8-6-11

Just started. Captions to follow. Note...forgot I had "picture burst" ...

Updated: Aug 08, 2011 12:02am MDT

Parson Springs, 7-9-11

Just starting this gallery. Posted some pic's for Lynn first. Will a ...

Updated: Jul 20, 2011 3:15pm MDT

West Fork Trail, Sedona, 7-16-11

Updated: Jul 17, 2011 6:42pm MDT

Groom Creek Hike, 6-25-11

Updated: Jul 02, 2011 5:24pm MDT

Grand Canyon Weekend, May 13-15, 2011

A little more than halfway done with pictures (but havent posted all o ...

Updated: Jun 05, 2011 1:15pm MDT

Red Mountain (Volcano) Hike, 5-15-11

This place is located about 25 miles NW of Flagstaff AZ along Hwy 180 ...

Updated: May 21, 2011 1:57pm MDT

Six Shooter and Telephone Trail Loop, 5-1-11

Updated: May 17, 2011 11:48pm MDT

Hieroglyphics Canyon to Superstition Peak, 4-16-11

Updated: May 06, 2011 9:18pm MDT

Wasson Peak Hike, 4-23-11

Updated: May 04, 2011 11:22pm MDT

Massacre Falls Hike, 4-9-11

Updated: Apr 12, 2011 10:55pm MDT

Chiricahua Nat'l Monument Hike, 3-19-11

All the pictures are done and most captions are added.

Updated: Apr 06, 2011 10:27pm MDT

Picket Post Mtn Hike, 3-12-11

Updated: Mar 20, 2011 11:50am MDT

Window Rock Hike, 2-26-11

Finished all the pictures. May have to wait a while for captions thou ...

Updated: Mar 09, 2011 9:44pm MDT

Big Loop to Tom's Thumb, 1-8-11

Just posted a few pictures to get me started on this album....My frien ...

Updated: Mar 08, 2011 10:34pm MDT

Lost Dutchman 1/2 Marathon, 2-20-11

On Sunday February 20th, 2011 three of my good hiking friends ran in t ...

Updated: Feb 20, 2011 9:10pm MDT

Robber's Roost Hike, 12-4-10

A very cool but challenging hike to a well hidden destination in the S ...

Updated: Feb 13, 2011 5:04pm MDT

Thompson Peak, 10-16-10

This trail is steep, really steep, probably the steepest in town, once ...

Updated: Dec 26, 2010 9:24pm MDT

Multi-Trail Hike in Sedona, 10-30-10

On this day my good friend Gladys and I decided to hike in Sedona and ...

Updated: Dec 19, 2010 11:36am MDT

Devil's Chasm, 11-20-10

Updated: Nov 24, 2010 9:08pm MDT

N. Rim of Grand Canyon Trip, Oct 8-10, 2010

Updated: Nov 15, 2010 9:37pm MDT

Green Mtn to Guthrie Mtn Summit, 8-28-10

Updated: Oct 05, 2010 11:31pm MDT

Wilson Mtn North Trail, 9-12-10

Updated: Sep 27, 2010 11:03pm MDT

Waterfall Trail, Fossil Springs, 9-18-10

Updated: Sep 21, 2010 10:54pm MDT

Bear Jaw/Abineau Loop, 9-4-10

Another 3H Meetup hike, lead by David A. I've never been on the north ...

Updated: Sep 08, 2010 11:49pm MDT

Trip to Wisconsin, June 2010

Just starting this gallery. It will include pictures from my niece's ...

Updated: Aug 26, 2010 9:21pm MDT

Mt Humphreys, 8-8-10

Updated: Aug 17, 2010 11:17pm MDT

Kachina Trail, 8-1-10

Photos are added, just need some captions.

Updated: Aug 06, 2010 11:29pm MDT

Kendrick Mtn and Lava Tube, 7-18-10

This is a hike I did on Sunday July 18th with the group Take A Hike. ...

Updated: Aug 01, 2010 1:41pm MDT

Mt Humphreys (and fire), 6-20-10

Some friends invited me to hike wth them up to the summit of Mount Hum ...

Updated: Jun 27, 2010 11:05pm MDT

Groom Creek Hike, 5-29-10

This is a hike I did Memorial Day weekend with Take a Hike. The Groom ...

Updated: Jun 03, 2010 12:26am MDT

Grand Canyon Hike, 5-8-10

This was my first "real" hike into the Grand Canyon, with the group Ta ...

Updated: May 27, 2010 11:11pm MDT

Six Shooter/Telephone Trail Loop, 4-25-10

Grand Canyon training hike #5. This was an inverted balloon loop hike ...

Updated: May 01, 2010 4:31pm MDT

Reavis Falls Hike, 4-12-10

I believe this was training hike #4 for Charles' Grand Canyon hike in ...

Updated: Apr 19, 2010 11:30pm MDT

Picacho Peak, 3-13-10

Updated: Apr 08, 2010 12:06am MDT

The Algonquin Trail, 3-6-10

Updated: Mar 13, 2010 9:31pm MDT

Ford Canyon Trail, 2-14-10

A loop hike combining parts of the Mesquite, Willow Spring, and Ford C ...

Updated: Feb 21, 2010 9:30pm MDT

Havasu Falls Backpacking Trip, Oct '09

(USE THE SLIDESHOW FUNCTION, far right, for nice full-screen pictures. ...

Updated: Nov 14, 2009 7:35am MDT

Pictured Rocks Boat Tour, 9-13-09

The day after Katie and Doug's wedding I got to go on a boat tour of P ...

Updated: Oct 24, 2009 11:00pm MDT

Lockett Meadow to the Inner Basin, 10-3-09

When 3H set up a hike to Lockett Meadow and the Inner Basin of the San ...

Updated: Oct 17, 2009 6:52pm MDT


Updated: Sep 27, 2009 8:01pm MDT

Katie and Doug's Wedding, 9-12-09

Part of my late summer vacation to WI was to attend my sister's weddin ...

Updated: Sep 27, 2009 7:49pm MDT

AZ Trail Hike, near Flagstaff, 8-15-09

This hike was Segment 32 of the AZ Trail from Mexico to Utah. It ran ...

Updated: Aug 23, 2009 12:48pm MDT

Mt Elden Lookout Trail, 8-8-09

I suggested, and got to organize and lead, this hike in east Flagstaff ...

Updated: Aug 12, 2009 9:53pm MDT

Granite Mountain Hike, 8-1-09

Just started this one...most of these first pictures are of fellow hik ...

Updated: Aug 02, 2009 5:24pm MDT

Huckaby Trail, Sedona, 6-6-09

This was a really nice hike in Sedona with the 3H hiking group. The H ...

Updated: Jul 29, 2009 11:53pm MDT

Kendrick Peak Trail, 7-26-09

Just started this one to get a few pictures out there. More to come.. ...

Updated: Jul 27, 2009 11:58pm MDT

Weekend Trip with Erica, Apr 17-18, 2009

Just starting this gallery. I have uploaded all the pictures now. Ju ...

Updated: Jun 22, 2009 11:24pm MDT

Woods Canyon Lake Hike, 6-13-09

This hike was located at Woods Canyon Lake on top of the Mogollon Rim, ...

Updated: Jun 20, 2009 2:17pm MDT

Hike up Mt Humphreys w/Erica and Friends, 5-30-09

My good friend Erica invited me to join her and her friends/co-workers ...

Updated: Jun 10, 2009 10:33pm MDT

Brown's Peak Summit Hike, 3-21-09

Still under construction...not finished with all the pictures yet....T ...

Updated: May 27, 2009 8:24pm MDT

Bear Mtn Hike w/Erica and Luis, 4-11-09

Erica, Luis, and I drove to Sedona on 4-11-09 to hike Bear Mountain. ...

Updated: Apr 15, 2009 11:21pm MDT

3H Group, Bear Canyon Trail to Seven Falls, 2-28-09

Just started this gallery. Used a few pictures from though out the hi ...

Updated: Mar 08, 2009 1:58pm MDT

Trip to Wisconsin, Summer 2008

I'm way behind in getting the pictures from my summer trip to Wisconsi ...

Updated: Feb 27, 2009 7:05pm MDT

Elephant Mtn Plus Hike, 1-24-09

The pictures are all added now. Just need to add a description and ca ...

Updated: Feb 04, 2009 9:23pm MDT

3H Group, Peralta and Cave Trail Loop, 1-17-09

Just finished adding all the pictures. Will add description and capti ...

Updated: Jan 31, 2009 3:55pm MDT

Christmas Eve Day Sunrise Hike, 12-24-08

I heard through some friends in my 3HG hiking group about a hike on No ...

Updated: Jan 19, 2009 4:18pm MDT

3HG, Alta Trail Hike, 1-3-09

This hike on South Mountain in Phoenix was a loop combining parts of 3 ...

Updated: Jan 14, 2009 9:31pm MDT

3H Group, Kendrick Mountain Hike, 9-27-08

Just starting this one. I took a lot of photos, so it will take a whi ...

Updated: Dec 01, 2008 10:40pm MDT

3H Group, Bell Rock/Courthouse Loop, 9-6-08

Okay, this one is done except for a description and captions. All the ...

Updated: Oct 19, 2008 11:34pm MDT

3H Group, Siphon Draw to Flat Iron Trail Hike, 10-11-08

This was on of the most physically challenging hikes I'd been on to da ...

Updated: Oct 13, 2008 11:48pm MDT

3H Group, Kachina Trail Hike, 10-4-08

This was an 8 mile hike near Flagstaff AZ in the San Francisco Peaks. ...

Updated: Oct 08, 2008 10:58pm MDT

3H Group, North Mingus Mountain Loop Hike, 9-13-08

This time was the third time I hiked this trail, but the first time wi ...

Updated: Sep 28, 2008 3:13pm MDT

3H Group, Marshall Lake to Fisher Point Hike, 8-23-08

This was an 11.4 mile roundtrip hike SE of Flagstaff AZ. It started o ...

Updated: Sep 14, 2008 9:44pm MDT

3H Group, Woods Canyon Lake Hike and Picnic, 7-12-08

Okay, the pictures are all added, now just need to caption them. Had ...

Updated: Sep 03, 2008 11:36pm MDT

3H Group, AZ Trail, Blue Ridge Rez Segment, Aug 8-10, 2008

Updated...finished getting the pictures uploaded 8-31-08. Now just ne ...

Updated: Aug 31, 2008 10:17pm MDT

3H Group, Schnebly Hill/Munds Mtn Hike, 8-16-08

The Schnebly Hill Trail starts about halfway up Schnebly Hill Rd which ...

Updated: Aug 30, 2008 6:01pm MDT

Mingus Mtn Loop Hike, 7-4-08

This trail is located about 6 miles outside of Jerome AZ, near the top ...

Updated: Aug 02, 2008 5:53pm MDT

3H Group, Green Mountain Trail Hike, 6-28-08

Updated: Jul 06, 2008 4:45pm MDT

AZ Trail, Highline Trail Segment, June 13-15, 2008

All done except for the gallery description.

Updated: Jul 05, 2008 5:42pm MDT

3H Group, See Canyon Trail Hike, 6-7-08

Done adding pictures, just way behind on gallery descriptions and phot ...

Updated: Jun 18, 2008 10:02pm MDT

3H Group, Aspen Trail/Marshall Gulch Loop, 5-31-08

Pictures are done, just need captions and gallery description.

Updated: Jun 08, 2008 11:51am MDT

3H Group, Groom Creek Trail, 5-24-08

The pictures are all uploaded now. Will add captions when I get a cha ...

Updated: Jun 02, 2008 10:20pm MDT

AZ Trail, Canelo Hills to Patagonia Backpack Trip, May 9-11 2008

This was my first backpacking adventure with the 3H Group, and their f ...

Updated: May 26, 2008 1:37am MDT

3H Group, Picacho Peak, Hunter Trail, 4-19-08

I've wanted to hike this peak for a long time and finally got my chanc ...

Updated: May 25, 2008 11:37pm MDT

3H Group, Bell Trail at Wet Beaver Creek, 5-3-08

This galleryo contains pictures from a Saturday hike with the 3H Group ...

Updated: May 18, 2008 12:52pm MDT

3H Group, Fossil Springs Hike, 5-4-08

The 3H Group usually does it's weekend hikes on Saturdays, but this wa ...

Updated: May 16, 2008 9:05pm MDT

3H Group, Butcher Jones Trail, 4-26-08

Done adding pictures, just need to add a description...

Updated: May 07, 2008 11:08pm MDT

3H Group, Pine Creek Loop/Ballentine Trail Hike, 4-12-08

I finally finished adding all the pictures. This was another hike I d ...

Updated: Apr 17, 2008 12:20am MDT

Peralta Trail Hike, 3-29-08

The Peralta Trail is located east of Apache Junction in the Superstiti ...

Updated: Apr 08, 2008 10:33pm MDT

3H Group, Palo Verde Trail, 4-5-08

This was my 2nd hike with the Hiking Hikers Hiking Group (3H Group)sin ...

Updated: Apr 06, 2008 5:54pm MDT

Pass Mountain Trail Hike, 3-22-08

This gallery contains pictures from a hike I took on the Pass Mountain ...

Updated: Mar 26, 2008 6:51pm MDT

Boulder Canyon Trail Hike, 3-2-08

On March 2nd, my friend Sharon and I hiked the Boulder Canyon Trail at ...

Updated: Mar 17, 2008 9:55pm MDT

Wildflower Hike at Dreamy Draw Park, Mar '08

Dreamy Draw Park is in the North Phoenix Mountain Preserve, about 5 mi ...

Updated: Mar 09, 2008 5:35pm MDT

Palo Verde Trail Hike, 2-10-08

This gallery contains photos from a hike I took on Palo Verde Trail at ...

Updated: Feb 17, 2008 1:44pm MDT

Winter Trip to Green Bay, Jan 2008

This was only my 2nd trip to Wisconsin in winter since I moved to Ariz ...

Updated: Feb 10, 2008 8:13pm MDT

Sister's Trip to AZ, Nov 2007 (including pics from the Phx Zoo, Jerome, and Prescott)

My sister Katie and her boyfriend Doug came out to visit me in Phoenix ...

Updated: Dec 20, 2007 7:36pm MDT

AVP Tour, Glendale AZ, 2007

Under construction...lots of pictures to add.

Updated: Nov 22, 2007 4:17pm MDT

Trip to Green Bay WI, June 2007

This gallery contains pictures taken on my annual trip to Green Bay WI ...

Updated: Nov 18, 2007 4:25pm MDT

Mingus Rim Loop Hike, Oct 2007

I hiked this trail by myself the day after attending the Arizona Skyfe ...

Updated: Nov 06, 2007 11:12pm MDT

Arizona Skyfest, Prescott AZ, Oct. 2007

This was the 3rd time in the last 4 years that I attended Arizona Skyf ...

Updated: Oct 25, 2007 10:48pm MDT

West Fork Trail, October 2007

My hiking friends Sharon, Dante, and Nancy, along with a co-worker Tin ...

Updated: Oct 22, 2007 10:34pm MDT

Wet Beaver Creek Hike, June 2004

Updated: Oct 04, 2007 9:49pm MDT

Fossil Springs Hike, Sept 2007

Updated: Oct 01, 2007 9:51pm MDT

Arizona Skyfest 2006, Prescott AZ

Prescott AZ started holding an airshow a few years ago, and every year ...

Updated: Sep 15, 2007 5:00pm MDT

CHIEF, behind the scenes of a short movie

I was fortunate to be a part of the making of a short film in the Spri ...

Updated: Sep 02, 2007 12:46pm MDT

Door County Trip, June 2007 (disc 1)

During my trip to Green Bay in June of 2007 I set aside 3 days/2 night ...

Updated: Aug 16, 2007 7:08pm MDT

Door County Trip, June 2007 (disc 2)

This gallery starts off with continuing pictures along the trail betwe ...

Updated: Jul 15, 2007 3:54pm MDT

Door County Trip, June 2007 (disc 3)

This gallery starts with the early evening on the first day of my trip ...

Updated: Jul 14, 2007 3:29pm MDT

Door County Trip, June 2007 (disc 4)

This gallery continues with the second day of my trip to Door County. ...

Updated: Jul 12, 2007 1:07am MDT

Door County Trip, June 2007 (disc 5)

This gallery starts in the late afternoon of Wednesday June 27th, the ...

Updated: Jul 08, 2007 11:50pm MDT

Granite Mountain Hike, June '07

Three years ago, in May 2004, I went on a hike through the town of Gil ...

Updated: Jul 07, 2007 8:19am MDT

Mount Humphrey's Summit Hike, 6-16-07

I'd been wanting to do this hike for a while, and I found a fellow hik ...

Updated: Jul 04, 2007 7:05pm MDT

Flowers - Blossoms

This will be a continuously updated gallery. I like to take pictures ...

Updated: Jun 13, 2007 12:00am MDT

Spur Cross Trail, June '07

This is a hike I did on June 3rd 2007 in the Spur Cross Conservation A ...

Updated: Jun 10, 2007 2:29pm MDT

Hackberry-Garden Valley Loop Hike, May '07

A work in progress...This was a hike taken in the Superstition wildern ...

Updated: May 30, 2007 11:28pm MDT

Fossil Springs Hike, Oct 2004

This was another Gilbert Park and Rec hike. Fossil Springs is located ...

Updated: May 19, 2007 11:06am MDT

Parson's Trail, April 2007

The pictures are done now, just need an intro.

Updated: May 12, 2007 8:18pm MDT

Heritage Hill State Park, Green Bay WI

This gallery is dedicated to Heritage Hill State Park, and currently c ...

Updated: Apr 30, 2007 11:17pm MDT

Palo Verde Trail, December '04

The Palo Verde Trail is located in the Bartlett Lake Recreation Area n ...

Updated: Apr 27, 2007 7:39pm MDT

Inner Basin Trail, August '03

This gallery contains pictures from a hike on the Inner Basin Trail wh ...

Updated: Apr 26, 2007 10:57pm MDT

Granite Mountain Hike, May '04

This was the third hike I had taken with Gilbert Park and Rec. It was ...

Updated: Apr 24, 2007 10:55pm MDT

Horton Creek Hike, Aug'05

Three hiking friends of mine, Dante, Nancy, and Sylvia, were able to j ...

Updated: Apr 22, 2007 10:56pm MDT

Tortuga Trail Mar '05

This is another hike I had taken in the spring of 2005 after a wet win ...

Updated: Apr 18, 2007 10:37pm MDT

West Weber Trail, June '05

The West Weber Trail was a little north of Payson AZ. It probably wou ...

Updated: Apr 16, 2007 9:55pm MDT

Scenic Trail at McDowell Mtn Recreation Area, Feb '05

This was another hike taken after a lot of winter rain. This trail is ...

Updated: Apr 15, 2007 10:35pm MDT

Butcher Jones Trail, Jan '05

These pictures were taken during a hike on the Butcher Jones Trail wit ...

Updated: Apr 14, 2007 11:13pm MDT

Cave Creek Trail, March '05

I hiked this trail with my fellow hiking friend Sharon. The Cave Cree ...

Updated: Apr 14, 2007 4:56pm MDT

Ellison Creek Hike near Payson, 3-31-07

These pictures were taken on a hike along Ellison Creek near Payson AZ ...

Updated: Apr 13, 2007 11:22am MDT

Pass Mountain Hike 3-24-07

These pictures were taken while hiking the Pass Mountain Trail in the ...

Updated: Apr 04, 2007 10:29am MDT

St Patrick's Day '07

What happens when you get to a St Patty's Day event too early? Why, y ...

Updated: Mar 23, 2007 10:38am MDT

Bear Canyon Hike (featuring Seven Falls) Feb'07

Pictures from our trip to Tucson to hike the Bear Canyon Trail, featur ...

Updated: Mar 01, 2007 6:29pm MDT

Door County Trip, July 2006

Once a year I go back to Green Bay for a vacation (usually in summer). ...

Updated: Feb 07, 2007 10:24pm MDT

Walnut Canyon, Oct 2006

Updated: Jan 21, 2007 8:50pm MDT

Door County WI Summer '05

Updated: Jan 20, 2007 7:04pm MDT

Peralta Trail (featuring Weavers Needle) 9-23-06

Updated: Jan 20, 2007 6:46pm MDT

Lynx Lake, April '05

Updated: Jan 20, 2007 6:05pm MDT

Havasu Falls Hike, Oct 2005

Updated: Jan 20, 2007 5:24pm MDT

Tall Ship Festival July 2006

I took the following pictures during the Tall Ship Festival that took ...

Updated: Jan 13, 2007 1:12pm MDT

West Fork Trail at Oak Creek Canyon, Sept 2006

Updated: Jan 08, 2007 9:28pm MDT

Jerome AZ Sep'06

I took the following photos in the old mining town of Jerome Arizona i ...

Updated: Jan 08, 2007 9:08pm MDT

EAA Airshow 2006

I took the following photos at EAA's AirVenture 2006. This is one of t ...

Updated: Jan 07, 2007 5:58pm MDT