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National Parking

Some people travel vicariously by reading Blue Highways by William Least-Heat Moon, or Travels with Charley in Search of America by that guy John Steinbeck. I like to read camping guides. It was 10 years ago that The Complete Walker IV by Fletcher and … Continue reading

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Does Moses Have a Tree Named After Him?

The Joshua tree is a yucca plant that can play basketball. You can tell that it’s not just an unusually tall yucca plant because, unlike the yucca, it doesn’t have little white vegetal hairs growing on the leaves. Early Mormon … Continue reading

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What I Hate about the Grand Canyon

Depending on how you look at it, visiting the Grand Canyon on March 1st is either just in time, or just too late. From December thru the end of February, you get to drive along the roads to all the … Continue reading

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Tomorrow, El Morro

Long ago I stumbled upon Lava Beds National Monument in the far north of California. It’s an outrageous place, with all sorts of volcanoes and lava flows reminiscent of fresh ones in Hawaii, and tunnels with year-round ice, and the … Continue reading

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Where to go?

Sometimes you just know. From somewhere deep beyond your uvula you hear the words: “This year we go to Indianapolis!”  Sometimes you’re not so sure, and from somewhere past your sinuses you hear: “Or maybe Albuquerque?” Besides the Best in … Continue reading

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Kevin’s Kool Tools & the Best Tent Camping

Another website that I stop by every day is Keven Kelly’s Cool Tools. Once a day they post a review of some Cool Tool. Often it is something that I would never consider using in the whole wide earth. Sometimes … Continue reading

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