Boots and Burgers
I just released my third book, Boots & Burgers: An Arizona Handbook for Hungry Hikers.
Here’s the idea: Spend a morning hiking into the breath-snatching Arizona outback under a high arched sky. Wander lonesome lands as a twisted trail leads deeper into wilderness. Walk for miles amid an aching stillness. On the drive home stop at a diner or café, a casual joint where the waitress calls everybody ‘Hon’ and hustles out the drinks. Order the burger. Bite into a grill-kissed slab of tender beef.
Right there, that’s my favorite day of all. That’s Halloween, Christmas and the spring equinox rolled into one. Walk off a few calories and then pack them on again. I’ll take a boots and burgers day anytime I can get it.
It’s all captured in Boots & Burgers: An Arizona Handbook for Hungry Hikers. So much more than a standard guidebook, Boots & Burgers is informative, hilarious, heartwarming, inspiring and mouth-watering. Beyond trail descriptions and restaurant info, the book is packed with local attractions and activities, historic tidbits, fast facts, rambling thoughts, big dollops of quirkiness and over 170 vivid color photos. It’s a love letter to Arizona, disguised as a hiking and dining guide. It’s available in stores across the state and on Amazon.
Death Valley: Hottest Place on Earth
My second book, Death Valley: Hottest Place on Earth is now available. You can grab it here on Amazon or Barnes & Noble. I’m pretty excited. As an unrepentant desert rat, I fell hard for Death Valley. A place lean and weird and unforgiving. It felt like coming home.
Arizona Kicks on Route 66
Roger Naylor wrote the book. Larry Lindahl took the photographs.
It’s a fun breezy read, like a road trip across pages. Savvy travelers know the coolest portion of Route 66 exists in AZ. Plus great side trips. Grand Canyon anyone? Discover incredible scenery and homemade pie along the Mother Road.
Less than a year after it came out, Arizona Kicks on Route 66 has already gone to a third printing.