Monthly Archives: April 2019

Murder in Organ Pipe National Park

Have you ever heard of Kris Eggle?  I’d be surprised if you have.  I hadn’t, either, until I visited Organ Pipe National Monument this year.  That’s where I saw a small plaque that, God forgive me, made my blood boil. … Continue reading

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Sedona

Sedona is a pleasant town.  The streets are clean and the water right out of the tap is good.  There are excellent restaurants, chic shopping venues, and a host of outdoor activities to enjoy…and you can enjoy all of it … Continue reading

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Saguaro National Park

I grew up around cacti.  Once, while riding my bike, I fell into a barrel cactus that adorned a corner of our house in Tempe, AZ.  This resulted in my Dad setting me down at the kitchen table and pulling … Continue reading

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Antelope Canyon in Pictures

Antelope Canyon surprised me.  I lived in Arizona for a good part of my youth, and I’d never heard of it, even though I camped out quite a bit as a Boy Scout all over the state.  Later, I’d come … Continue reading

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National Park Itinerary-Arizona and Utah

If you want to see the world’s greatest geologic features and don’t want to drive more than one day to see them, you could do a lot worse than head to the the Utah-Arizona border. 

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The Grand Canyon-Nature’s Reality Check

I love the Grand Canyon.  I grew up in Arizona and hiked all the way down to the bottom three times and camped out twice: once at the base of Havasu Falls and once near Phantom Ranch off Bright Angel … Continue reading

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Moab and the Grand Tetons in Pictures

I’ll let the pictures do the talking here. We went to Jackson Hole to do some skiing after we left Yellowstone in February 2019 and continued south through Moab to see Arches and Canyonlands National Park. The “cover” picture is … Continue reading

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Life and Death in Yellowstone

In February and March, I took a trip through the frigid landscapes of some of our most famous national parks, and it gave me the opportunity, once again, to observe the unfiltered and uncompromising brutality of the natural world as … Continue reading

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