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Grand Canyon National Park’s Centennial

2019 marks the Grand Canyon's 100th year as a National Park. Living a few hours away from the South Rim made it easy for me to "drop in" and celebrate (and still be able to do it again)! If you...

Grand Canyon Sunrise

I had a chance to visit the Grand Canyon for the sunrise this week.  It was early (we left Flagstaff before 5AM), it was cold (20 degrees F with a wind that just went through you), and it was worth...

Journey to Beaver Falls

The hike from Mooney Falls down to Beaver Falls may be the best part of hiking in Havasupi (including the every famous Havasu Falls). About three miles separate the two falls, but it takes longer than you would expect. The terrain varies...

Mooney Falls Comes with Risk

I was blessed to have a friend with an extra permit to stay at the Supai Village Lodge.  It was three days and a little less than forty miles of hiking (with a heavy pack, I might add).  There were...

Back to the South Rim (Grand Canyon)

As we prepared for the Rim to Rim Hike the next morning, we spent that evening taking in the sights the South Rim has to offer. I've been blessed to go there numerous times now, but this was the first...

Cooling off at Ribbon Falls (Grand Canyon)

You aren't getting there but by foot.  But there is a little detour to Ribbon Falls from the main trail on you way from one Grand Canyon Rim to the other.  Is it worth the extra couple of miles added...

WordPress: My One Year Anniversary

I've enjoyed my first year blogging on WordPress.  But of course, it's not really about the blogs themselves, but the numerous experiences and photographs that led me to sharing these to begin with.  The American Southwest is Amazing!  I hope...

Grand Canyon in Winter. It speaks for itself!

I have put off writing about the Grand Canyon because I can't imagine what I could add that hasn't been said before.  But the last two weeks of January left a lot of snow across northern Arizona.  I have been there...