Tag Archives: National Parks

Wednesday photo: Bighorn sheep

Seeing a bighorn sheep from a distance is pretty cool. But seeing a flock only 50 feet away is an awesome event. I had just mentioned to Jon that the Checkerboard Mesa area of Zion National Park, which we were … Continue reading

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Photo essay: Slot canyons in Robbers Roost Country

My grand introduction to technical canyooneering took place in Robbers Roost Country in southeastern Utah in an area west of Canyonlands National Park and east of Goblin Valley State Park. The area is called Robbers Roost because it is where … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo: Utah wildflowers

Wildflower season is lengthy in Utah thanks to the constantly changing elevation. Flowers at a lower elevation bloom earlier, of course, than flowers high up in canyons. Blooms were varied at in the foothills around Salt Lake City in mid-May, … Continue reading

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A return to travel blogging with no apologies

Not blogging here for the past seven months here has been easy, truly too easy. I arrived in Salt Lake City on Halloween and I have posted two “Wednesday photos” since then. But I am not sorry about that. The … Continue reading

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Wednesday photo(s): Sunrise at Bryce Canyon National Park

In one week I was up before sunrise on two days. This is pretty much unheard of in my life. But when there are worthy causes, getting up when it is still dark out it isn’t too difficult. I was … Continue reading

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My first night on sand and under stars

After spending the day hiking the sand dunes of Colorado, which I wrote about on Friday, I had to decide if I could make a second hike, this time to backcountry camp on the dunes. After not making it as … Continue reading

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A day hiking the sand dunes of Colorado

Great Sand Dunes National Park and Preserve is home to quite a bit of sand – more sand than I could have imagined, really. I had seen pictures, read an article or two, and checked out guidebooks and the National … Continue reading

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A Colorado round-up

It’s always sad coming home from a trip, not only because I love traveling and seeing and doing new things, but because these trips are the only times I get to see my boyfriend. Going to Colorado was special because … Continue reading

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Dirty no more! And other thoughts (and firsts) about my upcoming trip to Colorado

After a few frantic days of wondering where I will shower after camping for three days and then needing to attend a wedding in Colorado Springs and writing Searching for a shower, a college curling friend has come to my … Continue reading

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Postcard arrival: North Carolina, Germany

I have sent a handful of postcards in the last month, but I haven’t yet received any in return. I hope they arrive soon! I particularly like cards that show parts of the world I am unfamiliar with, like this … Continue reading

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