My name is Tobey Schmidt, and I’m a sophomore at the University of Arizona with a passion for journalism, photography, and environmental studies. I’ve lived in Washington, Illinois and California, though Indiana is where I spent the last ten years of my life before I came to Arizona for college. I began rock climbing last year and I really don’t think I’ll ever stop. There’s no feeling of accomplishment like it.
I want to be outside about 99% of my life. I work for Outdoor Adventures at the campus rec center, where my coworkers and I lead trips to surf, backpack, mountain bike, cross-country ski and more. I hope to make a career out of my love for the outdoors, photography and writing. My dream job is to work for the National Geographic Travel or Adventure magazines.
Through my writing and photos I hope to inspire others to get outside and enjoy the world as I do. I want people to have similar positive experiences that I’ve had while exploring the great southwest.
Tobey's Adventures with Experience Arizona
San Xavier Mission Photo Gallery
The San Xavier Mission is the oldest intact European structure still standing in Arizona. It has a rich history and beautiful presence. Tobey went out one afternoon/evening capture that beauty with her camera. Here are some of the awesome photos she took of the mission.
Can ziplines be both Exciting and Cozy?
If you've been looking to check out the longest zipline in southern Arizona--1,500 feet long--then good news because Tobey has already done it and she has some good feedback. Check out what Tobey has to say about Arizona Zipline Adventures.
Making Backcountry Pizza
Tobey prides herself in being a good cook both at home and in the backcountry. For some, the latter can be a little difficult. In this article, she gives you step by step instructions and tips on how to create the perfect personal pizzas in the backcountry... Yum!
Kayaking Along Lake Powell Photo Gallery
During her spring break, Tobey and some friends went Kayaking along the beautiful shores of Lake Powell. Here's some photos from her trip that do a wonderful job at showing the scenic beauty of Lake Powell. Take a look, you'll be glad you did.
Canoeing Along the Colorado River
Want to see a glimpse of what it's like to canoe 35 miles down the Colorado River through the Chocolate Mountains? Check out Tobey's video of her paddling adventure!
Photo Gallery - Climbing Cochise
Here's a gallery of outstanding photographs from Tobey's recent rock climbing adventure near the Cochise Stronghold. Take a look - it may be enough to get you past your vertigo and climb to the top of the nearest mountain!
A Ranch With More Than One Purpose
For Tobey, who became a vegetarian for environmental reasons, visiting a cattle ranch was quite the learning experience. Check out her day spent herding cattle and tagging calves on the Santa Fe Ranch in Nogales, Arizona.
Rock Climbing at Cochise Stronghold
Rock climbing can be one of the most physically and mentally challenging sports. When I went to climb at Cochise Stronghold in southern Arizona, I faced every rock climber's first big challenge.
More Photos of Tobey Having Arizona Adventures