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April 25, 2012

Page Arizona


Upper Antelope Canyon (HDR)

Page Arizona does not rank as a cultural destination.  This small town on the northern edge of Arizona was established in 1957 to support the construction of the nearby Glen Canyon Dam.  Page’s history is (more…)

November 23, 2011

National Parks: Mt. Rainier


Flowing water inside Rainier National Park (HDR)

Next up on our National Park tour was historic Mount Rainier.  Established in 1899, Rainier is the fifth area to be designated as a National Park in the United States. Today Rainier, not far from metropolitan Seattle Washington, is a (more…)

November 8, 2011

National Parks: Olympic


On the tip of Washington State’s Olympic Peninsula, more or less due west of Seattle, sits Olympic National Park.  Just north of Olympic, across the Juan de Fuca Strait, is Canada’s Vancouver Island.  After an (more…)

August 22, 2011

National Parks: North Cascades

Filed under: National Parks, Northwest United States, Photography, The List, Travel — anotherheader @ 6:54 am

North Cascades Highway approaches North Cascades National Park

Did you know that North Cascades is one of United States 58 National Parks?  I didn’t, at least I didn’t before we started planning our mission to reach all of the (more…)

August 2, 2011

National Parks: Crater Lake

Filed under: National Parks, Northwest United States, Photography, The List, Travel, Volcano tourism — anotherheader @ 6:49 pm

Crater Lake National Park

Each summer we migrate to British Columbia Canada to mountain bike on the regions legendary trails.  This year the trek north presented an opening to check out additional (more…)

July 21, 2011

National Parks: Redwood


Looking to the sky from the base of the tall coastal redwoods in Redwood National Park (color infrared image)

In the extreme north coastal region of California, near the border with Oregon, are Redwood State and National Parks (RSNP).  This conglomeration (more…)

June 29, 2011

National Parks: Bryce Canyon


This trail leads to Tower Bridge in Bryce Canyon National Park

It’s all about the badlands.  In iconic Bryce Canyon National Park the multihued eroded landscape is the singular attraction.  Forests of sandstone hoodoos draw visitors.  Sometimes it’s good to be badland.

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June 26, 2011

National Monuments: Grand Staircase-Escalante and Utah SR-12


Utah State Road 12 climbs the Head of the Rocks

Utah State Route 12 links Capitol Reef National Park to Bryce Canyon.  In between the two parks is Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument.  (more…)

National Parks: Capitol Reef


The road takes us to Capitol Reef National Park

In the middle of the Southwest’s Grand Circle, Capitol Reef is a forgotten National Park.  Visitors travel great distances specifically to reach the Grand Canyon, Bryce, Arches, or Zion(more…)

June 11, 2011

The Southwest: Cortez to Capitol Reef


The Airstream reaches Moki Dugway

Many of the iconic landscapes of America’s National Parks lie within the Southwest’s Grand Circle.  Is there a region in the States with a greater (more…)

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