Category Archives: Outdoor Activities

Petroglyphs in Albuquerque – Photos Posted

I visited Albuquerque for one reason – petroglyphs. Travelling North America by public transit and sans car, I quickly discovered that most ancient petroglyphs and civilization ruins lie far from any bus stops or easy-access hiking trails. Hitch-hiking was out … Continue reading

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Grand Canyon Photos: Hikes, Sunsets, and Spring Snowstorms

I could wax eloquent a few paragraphs about the majesty and grandness of the Grand Canyon, but I will refrain and let the photos speak for themselves. Like many of our iconic American national park cathedrals, often silence is the … Continue reading

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Salt Lake City & Zion National Park – Photos Just Don’t Do Utah Justice

I visited Utah for one reason – to see a college friend and meet her baby boy. I had waltzed through Salt Lake City a decade ago on a cross-country road trip as a college junior. My memories of Utah were … Continue reading

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A Fibromite Hikes the Grand Canyon

Today I hiked down into the Grand Canyon and back. This doesn’t sound all that extraordinary until you understand just how deep the canyon is (about a mile down), how far away the North Rim is (10 miles!), and how … Continue reading

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Serendipity in Arches National Park

Moab, Utah. An eclectic mix of people living in a vibrant town embraced by towering ridges of red rock and the harsh, penetrating high desert sun. I have been here three days now and even amidst the constant sunscreen reapplications, … Continue reading

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Hurricane Ridge Hike – Photos Posted

I have never been a huge fan of the classic movie “Sound of Music.” It’s a fun, musical diversion around the holidays, but the opening scene of Maria twirling in the high mountain meadows full of light and song just … Continue reading

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Waterfalls & Sequim Sunsets – Photos of Olympic National Park

I admit it – I am an addict of hidden waterfalls, off-the-beaten path hikes, and soaring sentinels of trees of the pine and Douglas fir variety. Olympic National Park has always been on my radar for the abundance of waterfalls … Continue reading

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Waterfall Detours – Olympic National Park

Life on the road usually allows me some down time to keep posting about the sights, smells and personal encounters of my travels while still fresh in my mind. However, throw family and more family in the mix and suddenly … Continue reading

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Skiing with Fibromyalgia (Oh, My Knees!)

My final dispatch from January’s trip to Jasper, Alberta, high in the Canadian Rockies. As I watch the rain mixed with snow turn my neighborhood into a slick mess, I long for the deep cold and fresh powder of Jasper. … Continue reading

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Maligne Ice Canyon Hike Photos Posted

Photos from my hike through the icy wonders of Maligne Canyon in Jasper National Park are now posted. From frozen cascades of ice to cave spelunking, this hike lay to rest all my doubts about hiking in the depths of … Continue reading

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