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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