“As soon as a Redwood is cut down or burned, it sends up a crowd of eager, hopeful shoots, which, if allowed to grow, would in a few decades attain a height of 100 feet, and the strongest of them would finally become giants as great as the original tree.” — John Muir Continue reading On This, our 50th Earth Day
A day of wandering with Juniper the Wonder Dog: the ancient forest remains, painted desert, and blue mesa of Arizona’s Petrified Forest National Park. Continue reading Visiting our Dog-Friendliest National Park: Petrified Forest
A drive through New Mexico’s Jemez Mountains: Visiting verdant Valle Caldera National Preserve and quirky Jemez Springs. Continue reading Wandering Westward through Valle Caldera National Preserve and the Jemez Mountains
After two hot and sunny days in the high-desert landscape of the Rio Grande Gorge, I am craving cool green forest. I head up the High Road toward Santa Fe, excited to drive this quintessential New Mexico route for the first time. Continue reading Driving the High Road: Taos to Bandelier National Monument
Days 3-5 (August 2019) Orilla Verde Recreation Area in Rio Grande del Norte National Monument Camping in Orilla Verde Recreation Area In August 2018, we crossed the Rio Grand Gorge Bridge, stopping to walk the bridge and peer 650 feet down to the river below. For the past year I have been looking forward to returning … Continue reading Two Days in the Rio Grande Gorge: Finding Solitude in Orilla Verde Recreation Area
Over the next week I will be sharing posts about my summer adventures with our recently adopted dog Juniper. How about a little sneak peak at my month on the road?
Continue reading Sneak Peak: Travels with Juniper – August in the High Country of the Southwest
Happy 103rd Anniversary to our National Park Service! As a little teaser for upcoming posts of my recent solo (well, with Juniper) camping trip to northern New Mexico, here are a few film photographs from our August 2018 visit to Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument near Taos. Continue reading 35mm Film Photography: Rio Grande Del Norte National Monument
Looking through film scans that we’ve had back for a while, inexplicably this roll had escaped my attention. The 12 pictures are a nice monochrome representation of our 2018 California travels. Continue reading 120mm Film Photography: California in Monochrome through the Lens of a 1958 Minolta Autocord
Lassen Peak is the largest plug dome volcano in the world, and we are pumped to hike to the summit today. The exposed, sunny hike on the Lassen Peak trail is 5 miles round trip, and we will climb from 8500 feet to 10,457 feet. With almost 2,000 feet of elevation gain, the trail seems a bit intimidating, however the magnificent views along the entire trail definitely keep one energized and entertained. Continue reading Lassen Volcanic National Park (Part 2): Hiking the Lassen Peak Trail
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