Bryce Canyon

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The National Park Service map of Bryce Canyon National Park says that the Queen’s Garden trail, the most popular trail at Bryce, is an easy to moderate hike with “gentle grades & minimal elevation change.”  Don’t you believe them. It’s … Continue reading

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Capitol Reef

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“It looks like a spaceman eating fries,” said more than one child, looking at the petroglyph, below. There were petroglyph panels throughout Capitol Reef National Park, and this one was along State Route 24, in the five miles between the … Continue reading

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Flying Over Moab

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“I hate you all,” screamed Mr. History Tourist (who is not a fan of heights) at our tour group as he went down a 1240 foot zip line, 75 feet off the ground. We were on the tour with Raven’s … Continue reading

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Dazzling Arches

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“Look at that!” “Look at that!!” “Look at that!!!” “OMG!!!!” Repeat that a few dozen times and you’ve got the entire conversation between Mr. History Tourist and me, as we drove into Arches National Park, five miles north of Moab, … Continue reading

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Lost in the Canyon of the Ancients

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We spent the first night of our recent two week trip to the National Parks of southern Utah in Gallup, New Mexico.  What’s in Gallup? Not much, as far as we could see.  But to be fair, we got there … Continue reading

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Catalina Federal Honor Camp

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Did you know that Tucson is the location of the southernmost ski resort in the US?  Yes, that Tucson — the Tucson famous for its 120F summer days (but it’s a dry heat). The Mount Lemmon Ski Resort is at … Continue reading

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J. Knox Corbett House

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Mission/Craftsman and Arts and Crafts is my favorite style of architecture and furniture.  I know I’ve said it before, but I’m repeating it so that everyone is warned that I plan to gush and oooh and aaahhh through this entire … Continue reading

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