Petrified Forest Camping & Backpacking

The sound of my alarm going off jolted me awake. I unzipped my sleeping bag and crawled out into the brisk night air. Only a day earlier we had realized that the Petrified Forest allowed wilderness camping. Now, here I was crawling out of my tent and into one of the darkest skies in North America….

Colorado Deep Within

This title—Colorado Deep Within—speaks so much truth about me. I haven’t always lived in Colorado, but Colorado is deep within me. I feel like the landscape and lifestyle are now a part of me. Despite all of that, this photo, of course, is not in Colorado. It’s the Grand Canyon in Arizona, a world renown…

Carved Deep

The Grand Canyon—as seen from the eastern part of the park. Growing up I had an image in my head of Grand Canyon National Park is this massive, rugged, deep canyon. All of this is true, but when I finally got to visit I was amazed at how the canyon appears with little warning. A…

Grandest of Canyons

The Grand Canyon. It is a place that I would recommend everyone make a pilgrimage to at least once in their lifetime. If you haven’t been, than you can’t truly understand the scale of this landscape. I have been lucky enough to see many canyons in my lifetime. Some very deep, some wide, but this scar in…