The much anticipated Desert Hills Trailhead has been transformed

Get Your Hike On The much anticipated Desert Hills Trailhead has been transformed. By Eric Olson The time has finally arrived. The days of parking on the dirt shoulder off Carefree Highway at 7th Avenue is a thing of the past. The much anticipated Desert Hills Trailhead is now open and ready for hikers, bikers, equestrians, and desert naturalists. The location, part of the Sonoran Preserve Master Plan, has ...

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The Daisy Mountain Rock and Mineral Club unearths Arizona mineral and gem bounty

Search for Hidden Treasures  The Daisy Mountain Rock and Mineral Club unearths Arizona mineral and gem bounty. By Ed Winbourne The Daisy Mountain Rock and Mineral Club is a unique rock-hounding organization in 85086 that offers members the opportunity to learn about and collect a unique piece of Arizona’s mineral and gem bounty. Established in May of 2010, the founders set forth a goal of monthly field trip ...

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Water Safety: Keep You and Your Family Safe Around Your Pool

 Water Safety Practice these steps to keep you and your family safe in and around your backyard pool. Adding as many water safety steps as possible is the best way to assure a safe and fun experience in a residential swimming pool or spa. Parents and families can build on their current safety practices by adopting these water safety steps at home pools and spas.   Staying Close, Being Alert and Watchin ...

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Meteor Crater––Jim Oliveri discovers that that site of a meteorite strike is more than just a hole in the ground

Meteor Crater Jim Oliveri discovers that that site of a meteorite strike is more than just a hole in the ground. Anthem area residents looking for a fascinating day trip would do well to consider Meteor Crater outside Winslow as an easily accessible destination. Often overshadowed by its world-famous neighbor, the Grand Canyon, the Crater has a remarkable history of its own. It’s the best-preserved site of ...

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Ready. Set. Relay!: The community comes together for the eighth annual Relay for Life.

Ready. Set. Relay! The community comes together for the eighth annual Relay For Life. By Irma Poznecki Community members and cancer survivors of all ages spread the word about the Relay For Life event while rallying for our veterans. Join in an evening of joy, laughter, hope, entertainment and memories at the eighth annual Relay For Life event held on April 26 at the Anthem Community Softball Fields. Open t ...

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Preservation of a Landmark: Local Jeffrey Cody on the efforts to protect Daisy Mountain

Preservation of a Landmark Local Jeffrey Cody on the efforts to protect Daisy Mountain. Recently, two different articles brought awareness of Daisy Mountain to the readers of 85086 Magazine. The first came from Jim Oliveri and dealt with the history of Daisy Mountain and Gavilan Peak. Meanwhile, Anthem resident Joseph Wisniewski recently related a harrowing experience while hiking this distinctive mountain, ...

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Close Call: For Joseph Wisniewski, a simple hike up Daisy Mountain turned perilous. Here, he offers up his dramatic experience

Close Call                     For Joseph Wisniewski, a simple hike up Daisy Mountain turned perilous. Here, he offers up his dramatic experience. The Daisy Mountain hiking trail is a 6.4-mile moderately difficult trail adjacent to the community of Anthem. It enjoys a surprising level of solitude given that the trail and some of the surrounding ridges afford a view of the Anthem Outlet Stores. Little did I ...

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