Not only do National Parks provide a retreat to reacquaint ourselves with nature and explore our connection to it, but they are an educational experience as well. Take for example Mesa Verde NPS, home of many ancient Puebloans cliff dwellings. Indeed there is the stunning landscape of the high desert to enjoy, but also all around … More National Park Week: Mesa Verde NPS
The National Parks contain many recognizable features to which tourists flock. At Arches National Park the two most iconic are likely Delicate Arch and Balanced Rock. The familiarity of their image did not diminish the power and impact I felt when experiencing them first hand. Their existence speaks to the wild creativity of nature in … More National Parks Week – Arches NPS
“Earth and sky, woods and fields, lakes and rivers, the mountain and the sea, are excellent schoolmasters, and teach some of us more than we can ever learn from books.” – Sir John Lubbock To celebrate National Park Week, today’s picture comes from Canyonlands National Park where my brother and I stand on a high point overlooking … More National Park Week – Canyonlands NPS
The thrill of accomplishment also meant the journey was over, but what a great time it was. … More The Ascent, Day Three: Hiking the Grand Canyon, Part Six
Serendipity can lead you to inspiring and unexpected discoveries. It can also lead you to being entirely lost. … More Hiking the Grand Canyon, Part Five: Should We Use a Map?
…half the canyon rock lit up in brilliant hues, half in slumbering shadow… … More Hiking the Grand Canyon, Part Four: Phantom Ranch and Surrounding Area
There was so much beauty around, sunlight bursting off of the river water, the quenching vision of greenery from the cottonwoods across the other side of the bridge… … More Hiking the Grand Canyon, Part 3: Indian Garden to Phantom Ranch, Day 1