Our ability to travel is a privilege. But it is also a choice. Money is time. Where do we spend our time? Wilderness is not my leisure or my recreation. It is my sanity. ~ Terry Tempest Williams, The Hour of Land Here is the beginning of my day. I try to spend a minute … Continue reading Sanity & Thankfulness
In grade school, I attended a program called, "MGM" which stood for "Mentally Gifted Minors." Someone eventually changed the name -- one would assume because "MGM" was famously taken, but maybe just because labeling one group of kids as Mentally Gifted meant saying that all the other kids were not. (And now, as I consider … Continue reading Bryce Brain Teaser
The internet is populated by brilliant wildlife photographers. To reinforce this point, I googled "wildlife photography." Big mistake. I easily get lost for hours browsing stunning pictures of exotic places, incredible views, candid moments and gorgeous scenery, all captured in crisp and vibrant detail by dedicated amateurs and true professionals. And then there's me. My photography is comparable to the … Continue reading Peekaboo!
Bryce Canyon National Park. Queens Garden Trail. Gorgeous, no? We chose this hike because it divided into two parts: the shorter, more manageable Queens Garden trail for myself, and the extended Navajo Loop for my friend Royce. After a (mostly) pleasant hike downhill, we parted ways. I hiked a couple of minutes further, and then saw this: … Continue reading Seeking Trail Wisdom
The original plan for traveling to Utah included a trip to see all five National Parks in the state. That plan required revision upon discovering that visiting all five meant spending more time in the car than in the parks. The new plan became: camp at Zion for a week, taking separate day trips to Bryce and the north rim … Continue reading The ZBGC Triangle