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2016 was a really good year. Here’s a review of how good our year was:

January
Mountain Biking Saguaro National Park East - http://aexrs.us/mtb-saguaro-ntl-park-east
Saguaro National Park East in Tucson, Arizona
Hike to Lower Tanque Verde Falls trail, Reddington Pass, Tucson, Arizona - http://aexrs.us/lower-tanque-verde-falls
Lower Tanque Verde Falls in Tucson, Arizona.
Gleeson Jail, Arizona Ghost Town Trail - http://aexrs.us/arizona-ghost-town-trail
Arizona Ghost Town Trail – Gleeson Ghost Town, Courtland Ghost Town, Pearce Ghost Town
Marble, gold leafed pillars in the Historic Hotel Gadsden, Douglas, Arizona - http://aexrs.us/hotel-gadsden
Historic Hotel Gadsden in Douglas, Arizona
San Bernardino / Texas John Slaughter Ranch near Douglas, Arizona - http://aexrs.us/john-slaughter-ranch
John Slaughter Ranch near Douglas, Arizona
February
Relive the Roaring Twenties in the haunted, historic Hassayampa Inn, Prescott, Arizona - http://aexrs.us/historic-hassayampa-inn
Historic Hassayampa Inn in Prescott, Arizona
The Palace Saloon in Historic downtown Prescott, Arizona - http://aexrs.us/historic-downtown-prescott
Historic Downtown Prescott, Arizona
Sunset on Watson Lake in the Granite Dells of Prescott, Arizona, AZ - http://americanexpeditioners.com/watson-lake-sunset/
Watson Lake in Prescott, Arizona
Hiking through Flume Canyon to Watson Lake Dam in the Granite Dells of Prescott, Arizona, AZ - http://americanexpeditioners.com/historic-downtown-prescott/
Flume Canyon to Watson lake Dam in Prescott, Arizona
Sharlot Hall Museum, Prescott, Arizona, AZ - www.americanexpeditioners.com
Sharlott Hall Museum in Prescott, Arizona
Hiking the Constellation Trails in the Granite Dells of Prescott, Arizona, AZ - http://aexrs.us/constellation-trails
Constellation Trails in Prescott, Arizona
Hike to Willow Lake, Prescott, Arizona, AZ - http://aexrs.us/willow-lake
Willow Lake in Prescott, Arizona
Thumb Butte Trail, Prescott, Arizona, AZ - http://americanexpeditioners.com/thumb-butte-trail/

Thumb Butte Trail in Prescott, Arizona
Sunset over Tucson from Mount Lemmon, Babad Do'ag Vista View Point, Tucson, Arizona - www.americanexpeditioners.com
Babad Do’ag on Mount Lemmon in Tucson, Arizona
cactus, stream, Easy hike through Canyon Loop Trail, Catalina State Park, Tucson
Canyon Loop Trail in Catalina State Park in Tucson, Arizona
Desert views hiking the Sabino Canyon Tram Road in Tucson, Arizona - www.americanexpeditioners.com
Sabino Canyon Tram Road in Tucson, Arizona
March
Sunset Cliffs Natural Park, San Diego, California - http://americanexpeditioners.com/sunset-cliffs-natural-park
Sunset Cliffs Natural Park in San Diego, California
Seals and Pelicans at Children's Pool Beach, La Jolla, California - www.americanexpeditioners.com/childrens-pool-beach
Children’s Pool Beach in La Jolla, California
Sunny Jim Cave, La Jolla, California - www.americanexpeditioners.com/sunny-jim-cave
Sunny Jim’s Cave in La Jolla, California
The best place to see sea lions. La Jolla Cove, San Diego, California - http://americanexpeditioners.com/la-jolla-cove
La Jolla Cove in La Jolla, California
April
Pusche Peak views from Hiking Linda Vista Trail Loop, Oro Valley, Tucson, Arizona - http://americanexpeditioners.com/linda-vista-loop-trail/
Linda Vista Trail in Tucson, Arizona
May
Hiking the Gordon Hirabayashi Prison Camp to Molino Basin Campground Trail on Mount Lemmon in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/prison-camp-molino-campground-trail/
Prison Camp to Molino Campground on Mount Lemmon in Tucson, Arizona
Hiking the Lemmon Rock Lookout Trail on Mount Lemmon, Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/lemmon-rock-lookout-trail
Lemmon Rock Lookout Trail on Mount Lemmon in Tucson, Arizona
Cannons at Dumbarton Castle near Glasgow, Scotland - American Expeditioners - http://americanexpeditioners.com/dumbarton-castle/
Dumbarton Castle in Dubarton, Scotland
Directions to Devil's Pulpit Hike in Finnich Glen, Craighat, Scotland - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/directions-devils-pulpit-scotland/
Devil’s Pulpit in Craighat, Scotland
Fortified 18th century structure built after the Jacobite uprising. Ruthven Barracks, Kingussie, Scotland - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/ruthven-barracks
Ruthven Barracks in Kingussie, Scotland
Hike to Loch an Eilein Castle, ruins in the middle of a lake in Rothiemurchus Forest, Aviemore, Inverness-shire, Scotland, UK - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/loch-eilein-castle/
Loch an Eilein in Badenoch and Strathspey, Scotland
Whiskey at the Dalwhinnie Distillery, Inverness-shire, Scotland, UK - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/dalwhinnie-distillery
Dalwhinnie Distillery in Dalwhinnie, Scotland
Loch Ness Lake, Inverness, Scotland - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/loch-ness
Loch Ness in Inverness, Scotland
Directions to Harbor ruins of Whaligoe Steps in Lybster, Scotland, UK - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/directions-whaligoe-steps/
Whaligoe Steps in Caithness, Scotland
Old Pulteney Distillery whiskey tour, Wick, Scotland, UK - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/old-pulteney-distillery
Old Pulteney Distillery in Wick, Scotand
Old Wick Castle, Wick, Scotland, UK - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/old-wick-castle/
Old Wick Castle in Wick, Scotland
John O' Groats, Caithness, Scotland - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/john-o-groats
John O’Groats in Scotland
Beachside cliff ruins of Keiss Castle - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/keiss-castle
Keiss Castle in Keiss, Scotland
Ackergill Tower castle hotel in Wick, Scotland, UK - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/ackergill-tower-castle-hotel/
Ackergill Tower in Wick, Scotland
ruins of Castle Sinclair Girnigoe, Wick, Caithness, Scotland, UK - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/castle-sinclair-girnigoe
Castle Sinclair Girnigoe near Wick, Scotland
Shipwreck at the Historic Churchill Barriers, Orkney Islands, Scotland, UK - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/churchill-barriers
The Churchill Barriers in the Orkney Islands of Scotland
UNESCO World Heritage Site Ring of Brodgar, Heart of Neolithic Orkney, Orkney Islands, Scotland, UK - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/ring-of-brodgar
Ring of Brodgar in the Orkney Islands of Scotland
Ruins of Neolithic Skara Brae, a prehistoric village in the Orkney Islands, Scotland, UK - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/skara-brae/
Scara Brae in the Orkney Islands of Scotland
Isbister Chambered Cairn / Tomb of the Eagles, a Neolithic chambered tomb in the Orkney Islands of Scotland, UK - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/tomb-of-the-eagles
Tomb of the Eagles in the Orkney Islands of Scotland
Interior of Neolithic chambered tomb of Unstan Cairn in Stromness, Orkney Islands, Scotland, UK - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/unstan-cairn
Unstan Cairn in the Orkney Islands of Scotland
June
Fairy Pools hike in Glen Brittle on the Isle of Skye, Scotland, UK - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/fairy-pools-hike
Fairy Pools on the Isle of Skye in Scotland
Directions to spelunking in Spar Cave near Elgol on the Isle of Skye, Scotland, UK - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/spar-cave
Spar Cave on the Isle of Skye in Scotland
Hike the Old Man of Storr Trail, Isle of Skye, Scotland, UK - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/old-man-storr-trail
Old Man Storr Trail on the Isle of Skye in Scotland
Kilt Rock and Mealt Waterfall on our Road trip through Isle of Skye, Scotland, UK - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/road-trip-isle-skye
Kilt Rock & Mealt Waterfall on the Isle of Skye in Scotland
The Dark Hedges, Balleymoney, Northern Ireland, UK - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/the-dark-hedges
Dark Hedges & Carrick-a-Rede Rope Bridge in Balleycastle, Northern Ireland
Game of Thrones filming location Cushenden Sea Caves, Northern Ireland, UK - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/cushenden-sea-caves
Cushenden Sea Caves in Northern Ireland
Dunluce Castle, Medieval Ruins on the coast of Northern Ireland - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/dunluce-castle/
Dunluce Castle in Bushmills, Northern Ireland
Dunseverick Castle, Medieval Ruins on the coast of Northern Ireland - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/dunseverick-castle
Dunseverick Castle in Bushmills, Northern Ireland
Mussenden Temple over Downhill Demesne Beach near Castlerock in County Londonderry of Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, UK - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/mussenden-temple
Mussenden Temple in Colerraine, Northern Ireland
Giant's Causeway, Bushmills, Northern Ireland, United Kingdom, UK - http://americanexpeditioners.com/giants-causeway
Giant’s Causeway in Bushmills, Northern Ireland
Carrowkeel tombs, a Neolithic cemetery in the south of County Sligo, Ireland - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/carrowkeel-tombs
Carrowkeel Megalithic Tombs in County Sligo, Ireland
Cliffs of Moher, Ireland's most visited tourist attraction. County Clare, Ireland - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/cliffs-of-moher
Cliffs of Moher in County Clare, Ireland
Bunratty Castle and Folk Park, a large 15th-century tower house in County Clare, Ireland - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/bunratty-castle-folk-park
Bunratty Castle & Folk Park in Bunratty, Ireland
 - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/killarny-national-park/
Ring of Kerry in Ireland
Tour of Greater Skellig Michael, as featured in Star Wars. Top Number 1 Attraction in Ireland - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/skellig-michael
Skellig Michael in Ireland
Blarney Castle, the ruins of a medieval stronghold near Cork, Ireland. Famous for the Blarney Stone, which legend tells has the power of conferring eloquence on all who kiss it. - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/kissing-stone-blarney-castle
Blarney Castle in Cork, Ireland
Rock of Cashel in County Tipperary, Ireland - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/rock-of-cashel
Rock of Cashel in County Tipperary, Ireland
Waterford Castle, a historic fortified house on Little Island in Waterford City, Ireland - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/waterford-castle
Waterford Castle in Waterford, Ireland
Mount St. Helens, an active stratovolcano in Skamania County, Washington, USA - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/mount-st-helens
Mount St Helens in Toutle, Washington
Womens Forum view point, a scenic attraction along Historic Columbia River Highway - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/scenic-attractions-along-historic-columbia-river-highway
Columbia River Highway near Portland, Oregon
Devils Punch Bowl State Natural Area on the coast of Otter Rock, Oregon - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/devils-punchbowl
Devil’s Punch Bowl near Otter Rock, Oregon
Visiting the quaint beachside town of Newport, Oregon - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/newport
Newport, Oregon
July
Ferry ride to Victoria BC, Canada - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/victoria-bc
Victoria BC in Canada
Kayaking at Jim Creek Naval Community Recreational Area Radio Station - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/kayaking-jim-creek-community-recreation-area
Twin Lakes in Jim Creek Recreational Area near Arlington, Washington
August
Monsoon lightning and rainbow at Tucson Mountain Park, the best place in Tucson to photograph Saguaro cacti in the desert - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/photographing-tucson-mountain-park
Tucson Mountain Park in Tucson, Arizona
Kayaking and Camping at Jim Creek Naval Radio Recreational Community Recreational Area, Arlington, Washington - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/camping-jim-creek-naval-recreational-area
Jim Creek Naval Recreational Area near Arlington, Washington
Sunset over Deception Pass from Mount Eerie Park in Anacortes, Washington - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/mount-eerie
Mount Eerie near Anacortes, Washington
Ship wreckage of the Peter Iredale on the beach of Fort Stevens State Park, Oregon - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/peter-iredale-fort-stevens-state-park
Peter Iredale shipwreck in Hammond, Oregon
Cannon Beach, Oregon - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/cannon-beach
Cannon Beach, Oregon
The beach of Arch Cape Inn, Oregon - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/arch-cape-inn
Arch Cape, Oregon
September
Mount Lemmon, Summit Trailhead, the best place to see fall, autumn leaves change color in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/best-place-see-fall-leaves-tucson
Mount Lemmon in Tucson, Arizona
October
Cabin and Model T at Kentucky Camp mining ghost town in Coronado National Forest near Sonoita, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/finding-kentucky-camp-ghost-town
Kentucky Camp near Sonoita, Arizona
View from the RMS Queen Mary ship hotel in Long Beach, California - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/ghosts-queen-mary-hotel
Queen Mary in Long Beach, California
November
Drinking homemade root beer at Mr. Dz Route 66 Diner, a vintage Americana restaurant in Kingman, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/route-66-museum-kingman
Kingman, Arizona
railroad gas station in Chloride Ghost Town, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/chloride-ghost-town
Chloride Ghost Town, Arizona
Hoover Dam on the Arizona Nevada border - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/hoover-dam
Hoover Dam on the Arizona/Nevada border
White Domes Trail hike in Valley of Fire State Park near Las Vegas, Nevada - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/valley-fire-state-park
Valley of Fire State Park in Overton, Nevada
Abandoned mining attraction of Goldfield Ghost Town, Nevada - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/goldfield-ghost-town-nevada
Goldfield Ghost Town, Nevada
Abandoned Rhyolite Ghost Town near Death Valley National Park in Nevada - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/rhyolite-ghost-town
Rhyolite Ghost Town near Beatty, Nevada
Historic Neon Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada - American Expeditioners  http://americanexpeditioners.com/neon-museum
Neon Museum in Las Vegas, Nevada
Hiking to the abandoned Gould Mine Trail in Tucson, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/finding-the-gould-mine-trail
Gould Mine Trail in Tucson, Arizona
Hoodoos, Hiking to the Grottos of the Echo Canyon Loop Trail in Chiricahua National Monument Park, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/grottos-chiricahua-national-monument
Grottos in Chiricahua National Monument near Willcox, Arizona
Tombstone Ghost Town, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/tombstone-arizona
Tombstone Ghost Town in Arizona
December
Abandoned townsite of Fairbank Ghost Town near Huachuca City, Arizona - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/abandoned-fairbank-ghost-town-arizona
Fairbank Ghost Town in Arizona
Winter hiking historic Old Robe Trail to the tunnel near Granite Falls, Washington - American Expeditioners http://americanexpeditioners.com/old-robe-trail/
Old Robe Trail in Granite Falls, Washington

We didn’t even blog about some of our repeat hikes, biking, a trip to Disney, a trip to Universal Studios… but wow. What a great year summed up! 2017 will be a wing-it kind of year due to numerous factors up in the air right now that will determine our plans, but we do have a few adventures in the works

We appreciate all of the messages that have been sent our way and hope we continue to inspire visitors of this blog to get out and enjoy what’s out there! And to everyone who got lost based on our posts and directions, we apologize and hope you survived the adventure. 😀 Cheers to another amazing year!

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