25 Oct, 2011

Photo Essay: Hiking Starved Rock

October 25th, 2011|Tags: , , |

With the weather turning nicer late last week, we jumped at the chance and did our outing to Starved Rock State Park (another item on my fall list!). I hope these [...]

9 Aug, 2011

Road Trip Report 6: The Canyons

August 9th, 2011|Tags: , , |

I haven't quite figured out yet what it means to visit great places like Bryce Canyon, the Grand Canyon, and Zion National Park a second time, except that it is [...]

5 Aug, 2011

Road Trip Report 4: Bluff Fort and Natural Bridges National Monument

August 5th, 2011|Tags: , , |

Bluff Fort: The only original cabin still standing sits on local sandstone slabs to keep the wood from rotting. And keep in mind: no chain saw to cut down those [...]

4 Aug, 2011

Road Trip Report 3: Ancient Pueblos – Chaco and Mesa Verde

August 4th, 2011|Tags: , , |

The road trip report continues: Here I am in full hiking regalia, ready to tackle what turned out to be a rather tough climb to a plateau to overlooking Pueblo [...]

2 Aug, 2011

Road Trip Report 2: Texas Panhandle – Santa Fe

August 2nd, 2011|Tags: , , |

The report from our road trip to the Southwest continues, this time with a program in contrasts: So the Texas Panhandle is flat, so flat you feel some higher power [...]

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