White Sands National Park – Top 7 Must Do Things

Did you hear? What was formerly New Mexico’s White Sands National Monument has been upgraded to America’s 62nd National Park! President Trump signed it into law on the 21st of December 2019. It was passed inside of a defense spending bill, which is odd. For those of you not familiar with American politics, cramming un-related…

The Best Canadian Rockies Backcountry Adventures

There is no end to the amazing amount of beauty to be discovered in the Canadian Rockies. Massive icefields feed glaciers that grind up the mountain rock, turning the lakes and rivers into saturated hues of blues and greens. This is a wonderland for those who love to spend time in nature. There is so…

Guadalupe Peak Trail – Summiting Texas

It is said that everything is bigger in Texas. Jennifer and I have driven across the state several times and it has big-sky and big expanses. The landscape here seems to change slowly. The interior of Texas can be summed up as a lot of flat with a slight incline and very little water. The…

Dinosaur Bend

This is where the Yampa and Green Rivers meet in a bend inside of Dinosaur National Monument. It is a very nice place to swim and cool off on a hot Summer’s day. This is the terminus for the Echo Park Road.

Glacier Point

Yosemite National Park’s granite monoliths and waterfalls are well known. It was a state park before National Parks even existed. My wife and I pulled up to the Glacier Point lot late one evening as the sun was beginning to set and the clouds covered everything. We only had two days at the park and were rather…

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…