Grand Canyon National Park

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The Grand Canyon is without a doubt one of the most awe inspiring places on the face of this earth. As some of you may recall from an earlier post, I got skunked on seeing the canyon from both the … Continue reading

Joshua Tree and Lake Havasu

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I had mixed feelings when I pulled out of Lake Jennings Campground last month. I’d been camped there for more than two months (short of my side trips to Anza Borrego and Carlsbad) and the place had really grown on … Continue reading

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

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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!)…

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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

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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”

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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

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

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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)

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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 Ghost Town of Bodie

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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 old historic … Continue reading

Continuing South Through California and Nevada

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I’ve said this before, and I continue to think it… I really have to plant myself in some horribly ugly and unappealing place so that I can get caught up on my work. The more I hike and explore, the … Continue reading