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Canyonlands National Park: The White Rim Redux

The White Rim Road stretches off into the distance.<p><b>The trip had started off so well.</b><p>After getting to our second campsite on the White Rim Road, I …

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A Bittersweet Farewell

<b>I find myself in a melancholy mood tonight.</b> It's the end of an era. A good long run has come to a close and I'm not sure I'm ready to say goodbye. So …

Relief: A Trip to Maui

<i>Sometimes things don't go our way. Work is crazy, the weather sucks, it's dark, cold and gloomy and spring seems so far away it doesn't feel we'll</i> …

Humpback Whales

2018: Do A Good Turn Daily

<b>I got one of my favorite Christmas gifts</b> <b>of all time this year:</b> a letter from my 12 year old father.<p>Hear me out.<p>After my father died, my Mom …

A Fall Tour of the Sierras: Bridgeport, Bodie and the June Lakes Loop

Aspens highlight the contours on the flanks of the Eastern Sierras<p><b>If forced to choose a favorite season,</b> I'd definitely choose summer. I love the …

From the Ashes

<b>A howling wind</b> beat against the windows of our bedroom, keeping us awake as the branches of our apricot tree snapped on the glass. A loud noise …

These Creepy Stories Prove That Death Valley Is Aptly Named

The Paiute Indians who call Death Valley home have a legend about the beautiful underground kingdom of Shin-Au-Av. According to the legend, a great …

The Yosemite Horror

On Thursday morning, July 22, Dr. Desmond Kidd, Yosemite National Park's medical director, had just finished a busy 24-hour shift at the park's clinic—it was, after all, the height of the summer tourist season—and the 36-year-old physician was beat. But not long after he arrived back at the log …

7 Creepy Stories And Disturbing Legends From Yosemite National Park

Yosemite National Park was established in 1890 and draws about 3.7 million visitors each year. Many of those people could tell you some creepy …

Tales of Terror from the Yosemite Backcountry

Home

<b>I've been thinking a lot about the concept of home lately.</b><p>I never thought I'd be old enough to think about retiring, but here I am, almost there. I …

Dining Rooms

The Arizona Strip: Snap Point

<b>What's bumpy, two feet shy of the width of an F250 and goes screeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee?</b> The road in to Snap Point, that's what. If you'd like to go, just …

The Arizona Strip: Twin Point and the Mt. Trumbull Schoolhouse

The view from Twin Point, Grand Canyon National Park<p><b>The Tacoma flew by in a spray of gravel,</b> leaving us quite literally in the dust. Trying to follow …

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The Arizona Strip: Toroweap and Nampaweap Rock Art Site

A thunderstorm brewing over the Grand Canyon, as viewed from the Toroweap Campground.<p><b>It's apparently my destiny to learn the same lessons over and</b> …

Lippincott Pass and Death Valley's Racetrack Playa

The Grandstand appears to float on the Death Valley's Racetrack Playa<p><b>What's the first thing that comes to mind</b> when you think of Death Valley …

Death Valley the Hard Way

Striped Butte, Death Valley National Park<p><b>I</b><i>t sounds like the start of a joke:</i> <i><br>"S</i><i>o, a Tacoma, an Xterra, a Unimog and a Ford F250 all meet in the</i> …

Running From Moose

A Bittersweet Farewell<p><b>I find myself in a melancholy mood tonight.</b> It's the end of an era. A good long run has come to a close and I'm not sure I'm …

Tanzania: FAQs

<b>Mark and I have been asked a lot of questions</b> about our tripto Tanzania, some of which have come up so frequently I thought I'd write up the answers …

Canyonlands National Park: The White Rim Road

That lighter red stripe at the edge of the cliff on the left side of the photo? That's the road. If you think it looks like you could easily drive …

Carrizo Plain National Monument: Raw California

<b>As a fourth generation California native</b>, I've been known to get cranky about the ever increasing population I'm forced to share my state with. …

Natural Bridges National Monument: A River Runs Under It

<b>I've been wracking my brains</b> trying to think up a creative way to describe Natural Bridges National Monument. It's one of those places that's a bit …

Moki Dugway and the Hawaiian Rolls of Muley Point

<b>State Route 261 is part of Utah's Trail of the Ancients</b>, an official National Scenic Byway. Just outside Mexican Hat, the road's southern end starts …

The Truth About Running

<b>Right around Halloween</b> last year I decided to get serious about getting into better shape. My reasons were all the usual ones: I'd started putting …

Twenty-Five to Life

<b>A quarter of a century has passed since Mark and I got married.</b><p>Wow, that sure sounds like a long time.<p><b>When I was a kid</b> I used to think "old people" …

In Death Valley, a Jeep, back roads and a whole new perspective

It took me several trips here to realize this, but if you know where to look and time it right, Death Valley is one giggle after another.<p>Sure, it's vast, wind-raked, sun-baked and empty-seeming. Yes, it will confirm your puniness in the universe. And it might kill you if you're in the wrong place …

You think it’s hot? Death Valley soars past 120 degrees

FURNACE CREEK, Calif. — On a Saturday afternoon in June, beneath a blazing sun, people with cellphones in hand waited to pose for pictures in front …

25 Amazing Facts About Death Valley National Park

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