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Yosemite National Park in the Rain

There’s no doubt in my mind that Yosemite is beautiful no matter the weather, but we were perfectly satisfied with seeing it on a cloudy and occasionally rainy day. It was surprisingly cold, but light rain jackets were fine and Sherlock didn’t seem to mind napping in the truck while…

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Otherworldly Visit to Joshua Tree National Park

April 17th, 23rd and 24th 2016. Day 1 Ross and I arrived in Twentynine Palms, a mile from the Joshua Tree National Park entrance, on a Sunday. We had made our escape from the Phoenix heat around dusk on Saturday, making it to a Walmart parking in western Arizona by 10, and only…

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Flagstaff Lava Tube Hike – Lava River Cave

Just outside of Flagstaff, far into the forest, is a hole in the ground that goes on for nearly a mile. There are no exits, a lot of cold stale air, and coincidentally, enough room for adults to walk upright 80% of the time. It’s called the Lava River Cave and it’s…

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TBT: Angel’s Landing Trail, Zion National Park

Throwback Thursday needs a purpose around here, and I have a LOT of unfinished blogs waiting to be written. For this segment, we’ll go back to an awesome hike in Zion National Park in 2013. Nothing ever seems that long ago, maybe because we attempted the hike again last summer…

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Page, Arizona and Horseshoe Bend

When it came time to move out of the cabin, we had already started planning to get a U-Haul trailer. This proved a hard decision in itself due to both the potential for snow storms that time of year, ice that remained on the steep road to the cabin and…

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Hoevenweep and Canyons of the Ancients National Monument

We’re catching up a bit on adventures in the past few months. When my friend Ash was visiting, we tried to get out every weekend and show them whatever we could within a couple hundred miles. Had I more money and time, I would have taken a week off to…

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Fourth of July Weekend – Buckskin Gulch Day Hike

…So the weekend continued with a Utah Day Hike through one of the most dangerous canyons in the world, Buckskin Gulch…well, at least part of it. After the parade in Kanab we headed east to see Wire Pass again, a place I had a great time photographing a couple years…

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Fourth of July Weekend – Zion National Park

We decided on the fly to go to Kanab, Utah for the 4th of July. We had stayed there 2 summers ago and really enjoyed the size and quaintness of the 4th of July celebration. There would be a small parade featuring interesting vehicles, people dressed up as hilarious characters…