Tag Archives: National Parks


If I Can Make It There…

When I was thinking about leaving Oakland in 2004, the only places I could see myself living were Taos and New York City.

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Moab and Canyonlands

Evocative names for an evocative landscape, don’t you think?

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The Way Is Shut

Two things you can never have too many of: Lord of the Rings references, and red rock.

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Waiting Out the Rain in Zion

Patience isn’t a virtue I’m known for, and I was reminded of this fact at Zion National Park (Utah) in April.

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Geeking Out on the National Parks (Interview)

I’ll post new photos from Utah this week, but in the meantime here’s an interview I did on Terrance Talks Travel about the National Parks, some of my favorites, tips on camping in the parks, and photographing them.

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No Lee, No Ferry, No Problem

Lee’s Ferry, on the Colorado River just before it enters Grand Canyon in Arizona, is where the one-armed adventurer, John Wesley Powell, began his epic rafting trip through the Canyon in the late 19th century.

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When Safety Trumps Desire

Remember how excited I was to go backpacking in Olympic National Park?

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Green Overload in the Hoh Rain Forest

Let’s start by getting all your jokes about the name out right now. I’ll go: If a tree falls in the rain forest, does a ho hear it? Ha ha! Hilarious!

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Slowing Down at Kalaloch Beach

Sam and I had been on the road a few weeks by the time we found the campground at Kalaloch Beach  (“clay-lock”) in Olympic National Park, Washington.

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Green and Blue Heaven in the Cascades

My favorite color combination – what, you don’t have one? – is green and blue. I realized this when I looked around my house the other day and saw those colors featured in almost every room.

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