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RAFTING THE GRAND CANYON!

  I went home to California this summer for a couple months.  It was great to see family and old friends.  I also got s chance to lead some hikes in Big Basin Redwood State Park where I have been a docent for over a decade.   After a few weeks, however, I began to […]

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SUMMITING HALF DOME IN YOSEMITE NATIONAL PARK

One of the greatest things about growing up in California has been my physical proximity to Yosemite National Park.  I first visited Yosemite, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, at age nine with my sister and parents.  I was hooked for life by the enormity, the sheer magnitude of its beauty. I was hooked for life! […]

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Sunrise:  Lago de Atitlan, Guatemala

IN CELEBRATION OF PLANET EARTH

TODAY IS EARTH DAY!   For 43 years on April 22, more than one billion people take part in Earth Day. Across the globe, individuals, communities, organizations, and governments acknowledge the amazing planet we call home and take action to protect it.     As an informed global traveler, I am acutely aware of the […]

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YOSEMITE HD from PROJECT YOSEMITE   I have summited Half Dome and Yosemite Falls (twice).  I have hiked numerous trails in Yosemite, some on multiple occasions.  I am blessed to have this national treasure almost in my backyard. This video from the Project Yosemite really captures an essence of Yosemite.  I suggest headphones, then click play, then the […]

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The Great American Road Trip–Part VIII

A Photographic Essay Bryce Canyon National Park Having visited Utah’s other four national parks and exploring much of the Colorado Plateau over the years, I was especially excited to have finally arrived at Bryce Canyon National Park. Bryce is relatively small, only 53 square miles.  Over the last 200 million years the land has been […]

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