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Camping in Lake Powell

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We spent four days in the Wahweap Campground overlooking Lake Powell. It was a beautiful and relaxing spot. While we were there I got up early for some solitude and to witness the dramatic sunrises over Lake Powell. Sunrise over Lake Powell Continue reading »
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A Series of Unfortunate Events

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I have had so many amazing, beautiful, perfect experiences, but it’s the imperfect ones-- the truly disastrous ones-- that are the most memorable and often the most humorous. They become funny in their absurdity, funny in their improbability, funny in the confluence of events that can, thankfully, never all happen at once again. The lines “we’ll laugh about this someday” and “but think of the story you’ll have” really do apply and I always try to remind myself of that when things are epically melting down.  Continue reading »
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A Drive Across Arizona

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On Valentine’s Day we drove 650 miles across Texas: from San Antonio to El Paso and then up to Alamogordo, New Mexico (it was an easy but exhausting way to spend a pointless "holiday"). Driving across i-10 in Texas Continue reading »
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Hiking out of The Wave (part 4)

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JKW_0941web JKW_0893web JKW_0966web In the late afternoon, after most of the other 18 hikers had cleared out of the area, we knew we had to start the 3.2 mile hike back to the car. Continue reading »
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Above The Wave (part 3)

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JKW_0617web JKW_0418web JKW_0637web In my limited research before our trek out to The Wave, I found out that there was a second small wave and a bunch of neat things to see if you hike up above The Wave. Some people even hike to the top of the ridge, but we did not have optimal footwear to be hiking on sandstone. Continue reading »
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In The Wave (part 2)

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Inside The Wave

Inside The Wave

The Wave is only two acres, but it is truly awe-inspiring. It’s amazing to stand inside it and ponder the intense and violent forces and the thousands of years that it took to create something so beautiful and fragile. Continue reading »
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The Wave (part 1)

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The WaveAfter a month in California (blogs on this to come) we had to head back east for The Long Bike Back screenings and we decided to take our time and drive across the Utah/Arizona border because there are so many amazing things to see there. I have seen The Wave (in the Vermillion Cliffs National Monument) on a couple of ‘top 10 places to see in the world’ lists and since it’s right on the Utah/Arizona border we scheduled it into our meandering drive east. Continue reading »
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Sunset over Grand Canyon

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Pearson and I walked to Mohave Point and watched the light and color change in the canyon as the sun set. Grand Canyon Sunset Continue reading »
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Grand Canyon part 2

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I never gave the Grand Canyon much thought. I knew it was a remarkable natural wonder, but people expound on it so much that I thought it would be overrated. I was wrong. As Pearson and I walked up to a lookout at Mather Point, I was awestruck. The sky was blue with puffy white clouds and the canyon was pink and tan and red and brown and green and goes on further than the eye can see. The shadows of the clouds made the view change constantly. It was breathtaking and overwhelming.  A photograph doesn't fully capture the texture, layers, depth, or size of the canyon. The Grand Canyon is truly majestic and and it is by far the most amazing place I've been in the past eight months. Grand Canyon Continue reading »
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Grand Canyon Sunrise

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On a cold and snowy morning in late October, Pearson and I got up early to watch the sun rise from Mather Point.  It was overcast, but the peaceful dawn was a memorable experience and well worth the chill. Dawn at Mather Point Continue reading »
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