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9 Unreal Sunrises & Sunsets from Utah

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9 Unreal Sunrises & Sunsets from Utah Moab, Utah Sunrises & Sunsets from Utah – I’m lucky enough to get out to Moab, Utah a few times each year and with a historically bad snow year in the mountains this past winter, I found myself venturing out there four times in the span of three […]

16 Pictures of Capitol Reef National Park

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16 Pictures of Beautiful Capitol Reef Capitol Reef National Park, Utah Back in 2012, I said that I wasn’t that impressed with Capitol Reef National Park, but I said that during a quick drive-through after spending a week in Moab and then four days at Bryce Canyon National Park. At the time, I just wasn’t as blown away […]

The Remote Cathedral Valley

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The Remote Cathedral Valley Capitol Reef National Park, Utah Cathedral Valley is located at the northern end of Capitol Reef National Park, a remote area with no services or paved roads. (I was very surprised to have full 4G service at the campground though!) Both Upper and Lower Cathedral Valley offer gorgeous views of sculptured […]

Sunset at Dream Lake & Hiking Tyndall Gorge

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Hiking Tyndall Gorge – Sunset at Nymph, Dream, & Emerald Lakes Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado For years now, I had wanted to shoot Dream Lake so I was determined to get there for sunset last month. After how I had felt all and day after gimping my way out of Sky Pond that same […]

Hiking Sky Pond & Lake of Glass in Glacier Gorge

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Hiking Sky Pond & Lake of Glass in Glacier Gorge Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado Hiking Sky Pond & Lake of Glass – The Glacier Gorge area of Rocky Mountain National Park is not only the most trafficked area of the park, but if I had to guess, it’s one of the more trafficked areas […]

Driving Trail Ridge Road in Rocky Mountain National Park

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Driving Trail Ridge Road Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado “It is hard to describe what a sensation this new road is going to make,” predicted Horace Albright, director of the National Park Service, in 1931 during the road’s construction. “You will have the whole sweep of the Rockies before you in all directions.” – NPS.gov […]

Capitol Reef National Park

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Capitol Reef National Park Utah “Located in south-central Utah in the heart of red rock country, Capitol Reef National Park is a hidden treasure filled with cliffs, canyons, domes and bridges in the Waterpocket Fold, a geologic monocline (a wrinkle on the earth) extending almost 100 miles.” (NPS) I once said that I wasn’t that […]

Driving Utah’s Burr Trail

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Driving Utah’s Burr Trail Grand Staircase-Escalante National Monument, Utah Originally developed by a rancher named John Atlantic Burr to move his cattle between summer and winter grazing grounds, the Burr Trail is now one of those classic Utah “backways” that the State frequently advertises as it takes you into some of Utah’s most beautiful and […]

Sunrise at the Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes

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Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes Death Valley National Park, California The Mesquite Flat Sand Dunes – Contrary to people’s preconceived idea of a desert, less than one percent of Death Valley National Park is actually covered in sand dunes throughout five different locations. For sand dunes to exist, it takes a supply of sand, strong winds, and then […]

Titus Canyon & Red Pass

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Titus Canyon & Red Pass Death Valley National Park, California Once again, having not done enough research, I ended up at another ranger station in Stovepipe Wells asking the ranger “if you were to pick one place in the park, where would you go right now?” “Titus Canyon… well if you have a high-clearance vehicle.” […]

The Golden Canyon & Gower Gulch Loop

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The Golden Canyon & Gower Gulch Loop Death Valley National Park, California I usually do a little more research, but for some reason I went into my Death Valley trip pretty unprepared so on our first day, I stopped into the ranger station and simply asked, “If you had time to do one hike, and […]

Badwater Basin Salt Flats

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Badwater Basin Salt Flats Death Valley National Park, California Covering nearly 200 square miles, Badwater Basin is home to the largest protected body of salt flats in the entire world and at 282 feet below sea level, it’s the lowest point in North America.* These seemingly endless salt flats are always changing – “The source […]

Sunset at Zabriskie Point

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Sunset at Zabriskie Point Death Valley National Park, California With a beautiful panoramic view over the golden badlands of the Furnace Creek Formation, Zabriskie Point is one of the more popular spots and most visited areas within Death Valley National Park. The vista was built by the Pacific Coast Borax Company in the 1920s and […]

Death Valley National Park

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Death Valley National Park California “In 1849 emigrants bound for California’s gold fields strayed into the 120-mile long basin, enduring a two-month ordeal of “hunger and thirst and an awful silence.” One of the last to leave looked down from a mountain at the narrow valley and said, “Good-bye, Death Valley.”” – National Geographic Straddling […]

Another American Southwest Road Trip: 2017 Edition

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Another American Southwest Road Trip 2017 Edition Another American Southwest Road Trip – Within the Grand Canyon lies Havasu Falls; An oasis of turquoise blue waterfalls within the vastness of the deep desert canyon. The location has become extremely, extremely popular with hikers and photographers flocking to it’s beauty. And since not seeing images of the […]

Hatch Point & the Anticline Overlook

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Hatch Point & the Anticline Overlook Moab, Utah I’ve probably camped in Kane Creek Canyon outside Moab, Utah, close to twenty times over the past eight years and many of those afternoons have been spent drinking some happy-hour beers while watching the sun dip behind the cliffs of Hurrah Pass and the Anticline Overlook. There […]

A Pit Stop in Grand Teton National Park

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A Pit Stop in Grand Teton National Park Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming The Great Road Trip of 2015 I had driven nearly 800 straight miles from Lake Louise (Alberta), across all of Montana, through Yellowstone, and in to Grand Teton National Park in Wyoming. It was midnight and I still had 500 more miles […]

Waterton Lakes National Park

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Waterton Lakes National Park The Great Road Trip of 2015 “It’s where mountains meet the prairies,” Named in honor of English naturalist Charles Waterton, Waterton Lakes National Park is a small, quiet national park in the at the southern tip of the Canadian Rockies. It borders Glacier National Park in Montana to the south, together making up the […]

Hiking Grinnell Glacier

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Hiking Grinnell Glacier Glacier National Park, Montana The Great Road Trip of 2015 I didn’t really have any intention of hiking Grinnell Glacier. Known as one of the more scenic trails in the park, I wanted to hike it, but dire warnings of bear activity in Many Glacier played over and over in my head. It […]

Many Glacier

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The Many Glacier Area Glacier National Park, Montana The Great Road Trip of 2015 Since I had already driven Going-to-the-Sun Road a couple of times, I figured I’d check out the Many Glacier area before heading to Canada the next morning. Considered the heart of the park, the Many Glacier area of Glacier National Park […]

Going-to-the-Sun Road

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Going-to-the-Sun Road Glacier National Park, Montana The Great Road Trip of 2015 Coming in to West Glacier, the lingering morning storm obscured the peaks of Glacier National Park. Figuring a fire would be nice, I quickly grabbed a site at Apgar Campground for the night and excitedly went out in to the park with no plans. I just […]

Glacier National Park

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Glacier National Park, Montana The Great Road Trip of 2015 (*Text taken and compiled from NPS.gov.*) “Known to Native Americans as the “Shining Mountains” and the “Backbone of the World”, Glacier National Park preserves more than a million acres of forests, alpine meadows, lakes, rugged peaks and glacial-carved valleys in the Northern Rocky Mountains. The […]

Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone

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Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming The Great Road Trip of 2015 Since I had visited it mid-day back in 2011, I had been wanting to get back and shoot the Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone during the golden hours. I just hadn’t found the opportunity. I was on my way to Glacier National […]

The Great Road Trip of 2015

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The Great Road Trip of 2015 Colorado to Alberta I had been planning and romanticizing it in my head for months – my great Road Trip of 2015. I was to start by quickly heading though Jackson and Yellowstone, on to Glacier National Park in northern Montana, and eventually across the border in to Canada to spend some […]

Skiing Glory Mountain, Teton Pass

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Skiing Glory Mountain, Teton Pass Jackson Hole, Wyoming When up in Jackson Hole, a few of us decided to go skiing Glory Mountain. I was really nervous. Probably much more nervous than I should have been. I had just taken my AIARE 1 (American Institute for Avalanche Research and Education) with Apex Mountain School out of Eagle-Vail […]

Winter in Grand Teton National Park

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Winter in Grand Teton National Park Wyoming Winter in Grand Teton National Park – Located in northwestern Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park protects stunning mountain scenery and a diverse array of wildlife. Rising more than 7,000 feet above the valley of Jackson Hole, the Teton Range dominates the park’s skyline. Natural processes continue to shape […]

Just Relaxing in the Tetons

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Just Relaxing in the Tetons Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming Just Relaxing in the Tetons – After unfortunately being chased off the Teton Crest Trail a day early by sleet and cold, we checked in to Jackson Lake Lodge a night early and spent the next two days just relaxing in the Tetons. We were super […]

Bailing Out Cascade Canyon

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Bailing out Cascade Canyon The Teton Crest Trail, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming Trekking from the South Fork Cascade Canyon out to Jenny Lake. The pitter-patter of rain against my tent in Cascade Canyon was not a welcome sound the next morning. It’s never a good thing to have your first thought of the day be, […]

Hunkering Down in the South Fork Cascade Canyon

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Hunkering Down in the South Fork Cascade Canyon The Teton Crest Trail, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming Trekking from the Death Canyon Shelf to the South Fork of Cascade Canyon. Coming down Hurricane Pass, we were really rushing through the South Fork Cascade Canyon. The weather had definitely taken a turn for the worse and rain […]

Hurricane Pass & Schoolroom Glacier

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Hurricane Pass & Schoolroom Glacier The Teton Crest Trail, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming Trekking from the Death Canyon Shelf to the South Fork of Cascade Canyon. Ascending Hurricane Pass (10,338′) from Sunset Lake is hands-down my favorite part of the Teton Crest Trail and possibly one of the most incredible views I’ve ever seen. As […]

Alaska Basin in Caribou-Targee National Forest

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Alaska Basin in Caribou-Targee National Forest The Teton Crest Trail, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming Trekking from the Death Canyon Shelf to the South Fork of Cascade Canyon. Alaska Basin in Caribou-Targee National Forest – Day three along the Teton Crest Trail was already due to be our longest day on the trail. We thought we […]

Camping Along the Death Canyon Shelf

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Camping Along the Death Canyon Shelf The Teton Crest Trail, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming A night spent on the Death Canyon Shelf. Camping Along the Death Canyon Shelf – For our second night on the Teton Crest Trail, we were camping along the Death Canyon Shelf. Death Canyon Shelf is a narrow plateau extending from Fox […]

Marion Lake & Fox Creek Pass Along the Crest Trail

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Marion Lake & Fox Creek Pass The Teton Crest Trail, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming Trekking from the Middle Fork of Granite Canyon to Death Canyon Shelf We had spent our first night on the Teton Crest Trail in the Middle Fork of Granite Canyon camping zone. I poked my head out of the tent before […]

Relaxing in the Middle Fork Granite Canyon

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Relaxing in the Middle Fork Granite Canyon The Teton Crest Trail, Grand Teton National Park, Wyoming Hiking from the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort Aerial Tram to the Middle Fork of Granite Canyon Taking the Jackson Hole Mountain Resort tram up 4,139′ to the top of Rendezvous Mountain is considered by some to be “cheating” on the […]

Grand Teton National Park

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Grand Teton National Park Jackson Hole, Wyoming *Text taken and compiled from NPS.gov.* “Located in northwestern Wyoming, Grand Teton National Park protects stunning mountain scenery and a diverse array of wildlife. Rising more than 7,000 feet above the valley of Jackson Hole, the Teton Range dominates the park’s skyline. Natural processes continue to shape the […]

Grand Canyon North Rim

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Some Quiet Days on the Grand Canyon North Rim Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona I was driving south across the Kaibab Plateau along Route 67 as I watched the rain slowly turn to sleet and the sleet quickly turn to snow. Visibility was minimal and even at 25 mph, the brakes on my jeep were nearly useless. I felt like an idiot […]

Hiking the Legendary Zion Narrows

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Hiking the Legendary Zion Narrows Zion National Park, Utah “The Indians call the canyon through which it runs “Mu-koon’-tu-weap” or Straight Canyon. Entering this, we have to wade upstream; often the water fills the entire channel, and although we travel many miles, we find no flood plain, talus, or broken piles of rock at the foot of the […]

Hiking Angels Landing in Zion

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Hiking Angels Landing Zion National Park, Utah Hiking Angels Landing – I’ve stood on the edge of 1,000 cliffs, looking straight down. I’ve skied rocky couloirs that I probably had no business being in. I’ve mountain biked along sharp ridgelines at uncomfortable speeds. And I’ve jeeped features that simply don’t seem possible for a vehicle […]

The Emerald Pools Hike in Zion…Meh

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The Emerald Pools Hike…Meh Zion National Park, Utah Me and a buddy had hiked the subway before the rest of our group rolled in to town somewhere around 4:30 a.m. the next morning. Sitting around camp as the sun got higher, we decided we couldn’t just wait for them to roll out of their tents so we […]

Hiking the Subway in Zion

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Hiking the Subway – The Left Fork of North Creek Zion National Park, Utah Hiking the Subway in Zion – Despite the rising sun and baby-blue cloudless sky, it wasn’t the warmest of mornings in the desert of southern Utah. It was somewhere around 50° so still nothing a few minutes of hiking couldn’t warm, but […]

Zion National Park, Utah

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Zion National Park, Utah The very name Zion, a Hebrew word for refuge, evokes its significance. (*Text not original content and is simply copied & compiled from NPS.gov*) Zion National Park – Zion is Utah’s oldest national park, designated in 1919, and is located along the edge of a region known as the Colorado Plateau, encompassing some of the […]

Sunrise at Delicate Arch in Arches National Park

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Sunrise at Delicate Arch in Arches National Park Moab, Utah Delicate Arch, a 65ft (20m) Entrada Sandstone arch in Arches National Park, is the unofficial symbol of Utah and arguably one of the most beautiful and iconic arches in the world. Its image graces postcards, magazines, books, posters, signs, billboards, stamps, licence plates, and of […]

A Lazy Afternoon in Arches National Park

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A Lazy Afternoon in Arches National Park Moab, Utah Double Arch is highly trafficked, to say the least. Most times I had visited, there must have been nearly 100 people clambering all over the sandstone. But this night was different. As I approached the colossal adjoining arches, there was only one family of three climbing down from […]

Remarkable Arches National Park

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Remarkable Arches National Park Moab, Utah Arches National Park in southeastern Utah has the highest concentration of natural stone arches in the world with over 2,000 documented arches dotting the landscape. The park sits atop an underground evaporite layer (salt bed). This salt bed was deposited in the Paradox Basin of the Colorado Plateau nearly 300 million […]

Mount Rainier National Park

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Mount Rainier National Park Washington I was absolutely blown away by how amazing Mount Rainier National Park was. I had seen a lot of beautiful pictures and even read up on the park beforehand. “Ascending to 14,410 feet above sea level, Mount Rainier stands as an icon in the Washington landscape. An active volcano, Mount […]

White Pass, Washington

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White Pass, Washington Not much to say. White Pass was a very unexpected surprise for us – a beautiful 46 mile mountain pass leading from Yakima to Mt Rainier National Park’s southeastern entrance. One for the Road Photography – Shop & Prints

The Hoodoos of Bryce Canyon National Park

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The Hoodoos of Bryce Canyon National Park Utah Bryce Canyon National Park – Back in July, I finally got down to Bryce Canyon National Park and even though I don’t technically have a list, it quickly shot to the top of my ‘favorite spots’ list. It’s a park with just mind-bottling geography consisting of bright […]

Above the Clouds in Rocky Mountain National Park

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Above the Clouds Rocky Mountain National Park, Colorado A few weeks ago, I had yet another random day off during the week and an urge to do something productive. I had been to Rocky Mountain National Park four or five times, but never specifically for photography like I had now done for so many of […]

Lazy Days at the Grand Canyon

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Lazy Days at the Grand Canyon Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona Lazy Days at the Grand Canyon – After hiking to the Colorado River on South Kaibab Trail and back up the Bright Angel Trail the day before, I’m fairly confident literally every single muscle in my body hurt as I stood at Mather Point […]

South Kaibab, Bright Angel Trail & the Death Zone

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South Kaibab, Bright Angel Trail & the Death Zone Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona South Kaibab, Bright Angel Trail, & the Death Zone – The South Kaibab Trail was one of the more well-known trails in the Grand Canyon and very heavily traveled. It’s one that you can hike down 100’ simply for a different perspective […]

Sunrise over the Grand Canyon from Grandview Point

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Sunrise at Grandview Point Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona It was really hard getting out of bed as my alarm went off at 5:00 a.m. Really hard. But I could see the faint Nautical Twilight through the small window of my tent and knew I had to get up. My buddies told me to at least […]

Grand Canyon National Park

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The Grandest of Canyons Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona The last time I had been to Grand Canyon National Park was seven years ago when I didn’t appreciate landscapes the way I do today. I remember once saying that I thought Canyonlands National Park was just as, if not more impressive than the Grand Canyon. […]

Turret Arch through North Window…

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Turret Arch through the North Window Arches National Park, Utah Turret Arch through the North Window – When I was at Landscape Arch the day before, I had talked to another amateur photographer, who told me he had shot Turret Arch through North Window, but he was also among 30 people clamoring for a spot on the […]

Sunset at Delicate Arch in Arches National Park

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Sunset at Delicate Arch Arches National Park, Utah Sunset at Delicate Arch – After shooting sunrise at Mesa Arch, my next ‘goal’ to shoot sunset at Delicate Arch in Arches National Park… 11 hours later. I took care of some stuff in town and after a failed attempt to bag a campsite inside Arches’ Devil’s Garden, drove back out […]

Sunrise at Mesa Arch, Canyonlands National Park

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Sunrise at Mesa Arch Canyonlands National Park, Utah Sunrise at Mesa Arch – For the last 3 weeks, the mountains of Colorado had experienced absurdly warm temperatures (60°+) just making me crave summer. I just couldn’t kick the nagging feeling I just had to get out of there for a few days so with a random […]

Nevada Falls – Yosemite National Park

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Nevada Falls Yosemite National Park, California With the Mist Trail closed for recovery operations, we decided to continue on to Nevada Falls along the John Muir Trail, thoughts of the accident slowly dissipated with each step. Even without knowing the details yet, the accident really put things into perspective for us. We weren’t exactly planning on […]

Vernal Falls – Yosemite National Park

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Tragedy at Vernal Falls Yosemite National Park, California After standing in line for most of the morning to get our campsite at Camp 4, we didn’t have anything remotely resembling a plan for our visit Yosemite National Park. We had talked to some other people in line at Camp 4 and decided to hike up part […]

Camp 4 – Yosemite National Park

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Camp 4 Yosemite National Park, California Yosemite National Park is one of the jewels of the American parks system, boasting 3.7 million visitors per year, most of which (about 90%) spend all their time in Yosemite Valley gazing up at the towering cliffs and gushing waterfalls. Under the shadows of Eagle Peak 3,780 feet above, I […]

Golden Gate Bridge & the Bay Area

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The Golden Gate Bridge & the Bay Area San Francisco, California After a quick layover in that hell-hole of LAX, I got into San Jose right around noon, hopped in the rental car, and immediately headed north on the 101. It had been six years since I’d been to the Bay area and it was […]

 
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