Arches National Park – Delicate Arch

If we were to do Zion National Park all over again, we would hike the Angels Landing first thing in the morning, when the air’s cool and our energy level high.

This we did at Arches National Park. Continue reading “Arches National Park – Delicate Arch”

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Bryce Canyon National Park – Geology

I am breaking this post into two parts. Because I can’t imagine writing about Bryce Canyon National Park without spending a few words on the geology of the park. But if I do, the post will be too long for anybody to digest.

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To begin, Bryce Canyon is not a real canyon. It is not carved by flowing water.

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America the Beautiful

Hello, I am back. Sorry about the silence.

I’ve been away on a road trip visiting national parks of America’s west.

We began our journey at McCarran International Airport in Vegas, where we picked up the rental car and drove to Springdale, Utah.

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Wallace Falls State Park

Come forth into the light of things.
Let nature be your teacher.
-W. Wordsworth

Spring weather in the Pacific Northwest can be rather interesting.

When we arrived at the Wallace Falls State Park, the rain was still pouring down. So we decided to sit in the car and have breakfast. Minutes later the sky cleared and we set out for the hike.

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If you love water, you will love this park. Continue reading “Wallace Falls State Park”

Washington Park Arboretum, Seattle

“There’s no dry day in the forecast after Friday,” warns a meteorologist. Seattle has had 140 rainy days since Oct. 1 — blowing past the previous record with more rain to come before the month is over.    – Seattle Times Friday April 20, 2017 Continue reading “Washington Park Arboretum, Seattle”