California Coast, Lake Jennings and the Seahawks’ gift to Dad


After four days of tent camping in Anza Borrego Desert while celebrating New Years with friends, I headed for the refreshing coast of California. Carlsbad to be exact. South Carlsbad State Beach to be even more exact. I camped here … Continue reading

With Winter Approaching (and Elissa too!)…


Crunch time… between hikes! Time to get caught up on my blogging. At this very moment I am camped in Grand Canyon National Park which, interestingly, is where I left off on the last tale of my adventure… on my … Continue reading

Before the Journey


After a major snafu that came about after a recent WordPress (blog site) update I’m even more behind on my blogging than normal. I’m grateful that I’ve been sitting still in the San Diego area for awhile. Sitting still means … Continue reading

Experiencing “The Wave”


At last writing I left you all wondering if I ever got my coveted permit to hike “The Wave”. Sorry to leave you on the edge of your seats longer than I had planned. After several days of “off-grid” tent … Continue reading

Coyote Buttes, Coral Pink Sand Dunes and Dinosaur Tracks!


After my amazing, wonder-filled visits to Zion and Bryce Canyon National Parks it was time to move on to yet another place that had long been on my “bucket list”. I read about “The Wave” (part of Coyote Buttes North … Continue reading

The Magic of Bryce Canyon


Once again I’m astonished at the length of time it has taken me to get to a post. I can blame my ongoing struggle with inconsistent (and often nonexistent) internet connection for most of the delay, but I also enjoyed … Continue reading

Be Still My Heart… Love Zion! (part 2)


While visiting with the park ranger (mentioned in the last post) who was so helpful with her trail suggestions, I asked her if any would be preferable… photographically speaking… early or late in the day. Thankfully she had some knowledge … Continue reading

Be Still My Heart… Love Zion! (part 1)


Zion National Park is a place I have anticipated seeing for a very long time. I was actually heading there in the early spring of 2012 when I had my first (and thankfully minor) breakdown in The Beast. That happened … Continue reading

The Valley of Fire


After being derailed with mechanical problems for a few days, the extremely uneventful drive between Mammoth Lakes and Las Vegas was a welcome change. When I say uneventful I mean that there was really nothing of significance in between, and … Continue reading

The Ghost Town of Bodie


As mentioned in my last post, I accumulated far too many images during my visit to Bodie State Historical Park to combine in that post. This “ghost town” warranted a post all it’s own. I have always been drawn to … Continue reading