Tag Archives: Nature

Saturday Dreaming

April 3rd, 2021 Eight years ago, in April of 2013, we were in Sri Lanka exploring Colombo, Hatton, Sri Pada, Yala, Mirissa, Unawatuna and Galle. What an extraordinary country with its pristine beaches, lush mountains, green tea country, diverse wildlife and welcoming people. When I dream of travel, inevitably my mind goes here. Sri Lanka is the whole package. Of

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Grand Canyon: Colorado River Back to the Rim

December 12th, 2020 After yesterday’s lunch by the water, we’ve resumed our hike along the bottom of the Grand Canyon. The Bright Angel Trail leads across the next bridge, back to the south shore of the Colorado River. Looking left, we see horses and riders moving slowly along a narrow lip of the canyon wall.  Sunlight hits Bright Angel Gorge

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Grand Canyon: Skeleton Point to the Tipoff

December 10th, 2020 Yesterday we continued on the South Kaibab Trail to this precipice below Skeleton Point. I love this view not only because of its dramatic location but because it’s another moment where the length of the day’s route comes back into focus. A dozen switchbacks etch the slope below. They only take you as far as the next

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Bryce Canyon Pictorial

December 4th, 2020 After yesterday’s geology lesson about hoodoos, today we’re finally entering Bryce Canyon! My pictorial takes us from Sunrise Point to Queen’s Garden Trail, up the west side of Peekaboo Loop to the trail leading up to Bryce Point (last photo) with return to Sunrise Point on the Rim Trail overlooking the canyon (about 10 miles/16 km in

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