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Dennis Does Arizona

Tackling the Arizona Trail, firefighter to hike 800 miles in 30 days


All 800 glorious miles in 30 days!

In honor and remembrance of the firefighters that fell on September 11th  2001, my friend Dennis set out to hike the entire length of the Arizona Trail on the tenth anniversary  of the attack.  Dennis is a firefighter from Sierra Vista, Arizona who relocated from NJ with his girlfriend Jessica, who is a police officer.  Guess that makes him the Badge Bunny!  Jessica and I were teammates on my first deployment to Iraq and Dennis is an all-around good guy.

According to the Arizona Trail Association, the route is a “continuous, 800+ mile diverse and scenic trail across Arizona from Mexico to Utah. It links deserts, mountains, canyons, communities and people.” Just sounds plain awesome to me. I’ve driven from Utah to Mexico through Arizona,  and the description is too modest — to say that it’s diverse and scenic is like saying Paris is a pretty city.  I am jealous, because I know the changes in terrain and elevation that he is about to experience.

In support of him, and all his brother firefighters that run towards danger, Northern Virginia Outside is making a donation to the National Fallen Firefighters Foundation.  Please join me in support of  fallen American firefighters , in recognition of Dennis’s undertaking.  Also, you can live vicariously through Dennis, from  your cubicle  like me,  at Spot Adventures.  When you visit the site, play “spot the Glock” in the photo of his gear!  Good luck Dennis!

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