Columbia’s Project Z

Remember way back in April when I got some exciting mail?ย My friends, the fun time has finally arrived!

I am flying out this Friday to Sedona, AZ, to meet up with the other nine members of Columbia’s OmniTen.ย The crew of us has never met, but we’ve all tried our best to get to know each other via Twitter and Facebook. Regardless, I have never been more excited in my life for a vacation with strangers!

From the sounds of it, I’m one of the last of the group to arrive in Sedona on Friday afternoon. We have a small get together on Friday evening before the excitement kicks off on Saturday!

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Sedona!

All of us were given the choice between three activities for Saturday: hiking, yoga, or mountain biking. I went back and forth for a long time and drove Columbia’s PR man crazy with my indecision. In the end, I chose “moderate” mountain biking. Now, I’m not entirely sure what “moderate” entails by Arizona MTB standards, but I’m sure I’ll come back with some epic stories to share with y’all!

According to the itinerary, Sunday morning dawns bright and early so we can all pack up in the vans and hit the road. To where, you ask?

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Havasu Falls! We arrive at the trailhead around lunch time and will spend the next couple of hours hiking into our campsite. This Havasu trek is the exact reason I did not choose hiking as my Saturday activity; this way, I get to enjoy BOTH!

Monday is filled with day hikes around the Havasu area before we head back to Phoenix on Tuesday evening. I’m actually going to *try* to get a long run in on Wednesday morning since my flight doesn’t leave until that afternoon, but we’ll see how that pans out. According to weather reports, I’m looking at 100-110* temperatures this weekend! YOWZA! If that’s the case, I may be attempting a 14 miler on the good ol’ treadmill at the hotel!

Y’all, this Columbia/Mountain Hardwear event could not have come at a better time for me! Work has been hectic and although we are finally winding down, I am so ready to head out into the desert and try out some new gear!!

PS In case you’re wonder, no, I am NOT bringing my laptop to Sedona with me! Y’all will just have to wait with baited breath until I get back ๐Ÿ™‚

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Have you been to Sedona or Havasu before? Any tips to share?!

If you could go on any vacation in the whole world right now, where would it be?


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Columbia’s Project Z

Remember way back in April when I got some exciting mail?ย My friends, the fun time has finally arrived!

I am flying out this Friday to Sedona, AZ, to meet up with the other nine members of Columbia’s OmniTen.ย The crew of us has never met, but we’ve all tried our best to get to know each other via Twitter and Facebook. Regardless, I have never been more excited in my life for a vacation with strangers!

From the sounds of it, I’m one of the last of the group to arrive in Sedona on Friday afternoon. We have a small get together on Friday evening before the excitement kicks off on Saturday!

Source

Sedona!

All of us were given the choice between three activities for Saturday: hiking, yoga, or mountain biking. I went back and forth for a long time and drove Columbia’s PR man crazy with my indecision. In the end, I chose “moderate” mountain biking. Now, I’m not entirely sure what “moderate” entails by Arizona MTB standards, but I’m sure I’ll come back with some epic stories to share with y’all!

According to the itinerary, Sunday morning dawns bright and early so we can all pack up in the vans and hit the road. To where, you ask?

Source

Havasu Falls! We arrive at the trailhead around lunch time and will spend the next couple of hours hiking into our campsite. This Havasu trek is the exact reason I did not choose hiking as my Saturday activity; this way, I get to enjoy BOTH!

Monday is filled with day hikes around the Havasu area before we head back to Phoenix on Tuesday evening. I’m actually going to *try* to get a long run in on Wednesday morning since my flight doesn’t leave until that afternoon, but we’ll see how that pans out. According to weather reports, I’m looking at 100-110* temperatures this weekend! YOWZA! If that’s the case, I may be attempting a 14 miler on the good ol’ treadmill at the hotel!

Y’all, this Columbia/Mountain Hardwear event could not have come at a better time for me! Work has been hectic and although we are finally winding down, I am so ready to head out into the desert and try out some new gear!!

PS In case you’re wonder, no, I am NOT bringing my laptop to Sedona with me! Y’all will just have to wait with baited breath until I get back ๐Ÿ™‚

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Have you been to Sedona or Havasu before? Any tips to share?!

If you could go on any vacation in the whole world right now, where would it be?


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  • Reply Kait - @runkaitrun at

    sounds like it’s gonna be an epic trip… super jealous! go hard and have fun ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply Heidi @BananaBuzzbomb at

    Never been to Sedona/Havasu Falls, but I will be ๐Ÿ˜‰ So.flippin.excited!

  • Reply Rebecca at

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  • Reply Rebecca at

    Can’t wait to meet you and everyone else face to face!

    I’m bringing my running stuff for maybe a Wednesday morning run, but only a short distance. Training plan has me doing a long run on Fridays so I’ll squeeze one in before the flight.

    And I don’t think I’ll bring a laptop either. Just an iPad so I can play Angry Birds on the plane. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Reply Heather @ Just a Colorado Gal at

      Yeah, I’ll see what happens with the run. My long runs are on Saturday, so it’s definitely not happening before. I’ll figure it out!

  • Reply Ingunn at

    Lucky!! I loved Havasu (lots of people there though -> Havazoo..?), it was so different from anything I’ve ever seen. Have an amazing time!

  • Reply Heidi Nicole at

    Sounds like a ton of fun! Don’t forget the camera or camera charger! ๐Ÿ™‚

    I’m really interested to see exactly what “moderate” mountain biking is…should probably use the goPro for some of it, just so we all know. Just sayin’

  • Reply ~*katy beth*~ at

    are you doing the 10 miler in and out?? hardcore! i was dead for about 3 days after i came back from that trip, it was also my 1st hike ever. might have had something to do with it lol! sedona is beautiful! have fun ๐Ÿ™‚

  • Reply AlexandraFunFit at

    I would have chosen the hiking, as I love that activity. Wow, you are going to have some excellent photos & adventures. And Columbia totally rules the universe when it comes to great products and campaigns. They’re well-loved in Oregon, where I used to live for good reason! Have fun.

  • Reply MCM Mama at

    Sounds like an awesome trip! Can’t wait to see pictures and hear all about it.

  • Reply runderbykat.com at

    So jealous!! When I was little I went to Sedona with my mom and we took one of those pink jeep tours and it was so incredibly beautiful! Have fun!

  • Reply Bean at

    Sedona is so beautiful. Hope you have a great time!

  • Reply lgsmash.com at

    !!!!!! I can’t wait till you come back to share your stories!! Have SUCH A GREAT TIME!

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