We’ve been home for a little while now. I’ve shuffled through my pictures at least once, perhaps twice. As I return to the routine-driven life, I wish to be back on my feet again, tromping through sand or rocks or clay in my hikers, which are now worn in, cozy, and have most definitely lost … More Hindsight: Thoughts About the Southwest from “Back Home”
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Albuquerque: our final destination, and one to be reached by an extended drive beginning at pre-dawn hours in the Grand Canyon. We passed through the mountains surrounding Flagstaff and then the desert of Arizona before arriving in New Mexico, where rounded red rocks surrounded us prior to our ABQ arrival. It was here we would … More One more: ABQ & the Uplifting Balloon Fiesta
Standing at a Grand Canyon overlook is similar to that moment when you curiously spun a classroom globe around as a child: there’s simply too much there to comprehend. We spent about a day and a half at the park (thanks to the aforementioned itinerary change), but I left feeling as if we might have … More A Grander Canyon Experience Needed…
We rolled into Tropic, UT, our stopping point before Bryce, where the coziest little log cabin sat next to several like it. We checked in, and with the cold front having arrived, I was tempted to extend the stay here simply for the coziness of the situation. Instead, I stared at the ceiling half the night and … More Bryce & Zion NPs
Our relaxed afternoon in Moab was to be a short-lived stretch of leisure. We hit the road well before sunrise the following morning to ensure we fit in a day full of “parklife” prior to our next snoozing point near Bryce Canyon. This was my driving shift, and imagine my thrill at hitting the Utah … More Fast Road Trippin’ to More Utah Hikes
We left Durango and, with a bit of discussion, axed off our detour to Monument Valley. It would have added three plus hours onto our trip that day, and thus take away from our time in Arches and/or Canyonlands. So Utah it would now be for the next week or so, and is where I … More Intro to Utah: Mars or Moab?