Tag Archives: national parks

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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American West by Public Transportation – The Journey Begins

Today I embark on a new journey, one that will see me traversing half the United States at a slower pace, by foot, bus, and train, from the bustling streets of Chicago through the dusty forgotten towns of the Southwest, … 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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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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Hiking the Nevada Desert

I have always considered myself an avid outdoors woman. My childhood best friend and I would hike the Columbia River Gorge, camp on Mt. Hood in the midst of a continuous mist, canoe the mirrored surfaces of Lost Lake, and … Continue reading

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