Now, being an Easterner, light hiking in my mind consists of a walk around my apartment complex. Out in Arizona, hiking is very serious business. They have many different levels: light, not so light, heavy, you will die doing this, and extreme. The scenery is beautiful, but I spent most of my time reassuring my heart that it was going to be okay, that we were going to make goshdarnit, and that above everything else that I wasn't going to throw up. But here's some advice for you world travelers...after sitting on a plane for five hours or so, do not immediately eat lunch and then decide to go hiking. Pooped, indeed.