Hiking the Kalalau Trail in NaPali Coast, Kauai, Hawaii

May 11, 2017  •  Leave a Comment
The Kalalau Trail is an 11-mile trail (22 miles round trip) along the NaPali Coastline that provides the only access by land to this part of the rugged Kalalau Valley along the NaPali Coast. The NaPali Coast is a very serene and beautiful place. The coast consists of steep cliffs and deep, narrow valleys ending abruptly at the sea. The trail was or...
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Hiking from Rim to River -- Grand Canyon National Park

November 14, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
As a avid hiker and photographer in Arizona, I've hiked many trails within the Grand Canyon and have many favorite spots we like to visit. Hiking from Rim to River is considered one of the "World's Ten Most Dangerous Hikes" for good reason. It is mainly due to the extreme heat. While summer visitors at the rim may be enjoying temperatures in the 80...
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Happy First Day of Fall

September 22, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
Time to get out and enjoy some beauty of the colored leaves and cooler temps if you are able. For those of us in Arizona, our most pleasant weather has just begun, and we experience just a slight difference in the changing of the seasons. Fortunately, within a short drive we can quickly change elevation here in Arizona and head for the mountains. I...
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Happy 100th Birthday, National Park Service

August 25, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
August 25, 2016 Today is the centennial birthday of the United States National Park Service which "preserves unimpaired the natural and cultural resources and values of the National Park System for the enjoyment, education, and inspiration of this and future generations." However, Yellowstone National Park was actually established long before the N...
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Awesome Arizona Volcanoes -- A Visit to Sunset Crater

February 23, 2016  •  Leave a Comment
I had known that there are volcanoes in Arizona, and I've driven by the sign to Sunset Crater National Monument just north of Flagstaff many times. Unfortunately, I had somehow associated this "crater" as being a smaller version of the nearby Meteor Crater near Winslow which I have visited. Meteor Crater is an awe inspiring one-mile diameter, 550 f...
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