Tag Archives: National Park

Wandering the West – Part 4: Crater Lake

There is something odd about driving uphill to get to a lake. Even more so as you gain elevation over the surrounding land and there is less and less landscape above you. The whole concept of lakes being at the … Continue reading

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Wandering the West – Part 3: Yosemite to Crater Lake

My first night sleeping in the van was completely uneventful. I went to sleep, and at the normal time of morning for me I woke up well rested and ready to go. I somehow managed to find my clothes for … Continue reading

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Wandering the West – Part 2: Yosemite

I had envisioned the drive up the back (east) side of the Sierras to the eastern entrance to Yosemite to be impressive, but I really wasn’t prepared for what I encountered. The road was nearly perfect, traffic light, and the … Continue reading

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Book Review – Gardens of New Spain

Gardens of New Spain Dunmire, William University of Texas Press, Austin, 2004 This book jumped out at me in the giftshop of the Tucamacori National Historic Park near Tubac, Arizona after I had been meandering through the garden and orchard. … Continue reading

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Travels from Tucson – Petrified Forest National Park

Barely doable in a 2 driver day trip from Tucson, and much better with an overnight, is Petrified Forest National Park. Although not overly far (relatively speaking) in a straight line, there really isn’t a straight route between the two. … Continue reading

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Tucson Travel – Grand Canyon National Park

A bit long for a day trip, but in theory it could be done as one from Tucson. It works much better as an overnight. I’ve seen the Grand Canyon many times from airliner windows, and given how big it … Continue reading

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Through the camera

Signs of passage along the Grand Canyon’s Bright Angel Trail

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