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    along the trail

    July 20, 2016

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    I have been going through photos from the first trip this past spring, and happened upon this one, from a lovely afternoon in Boulder City, Nevada. The National Park Service has built a gorgeous hiking trail that follows the railroad line that brought supplies and building materials to the construction site of the Hoover (neé Boulder) Dam back in the late 1920s.  The trail follows Lake Mead and ends up at the dam 3.7 miles later.

    We had a great hike1, and I got this nice shot  of Susan in one of the huge railroad tunnels along the trail. (Click to see it bigger.)

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    cathedral in the forest

    July 5, 2016

    Spent a beautiful afternoon hiking along the Salmon River (outside of Welches, Oregon) last week. The trail, part of the Mt. Hood Wilderness, meanders along the river through a forest full of old-growth trees, something you…

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    sunset, with approaching storm, elephant rock

    April 13, 2016

    This shot was taken in the Needles district of Canyonlands National Park, which is about 60 miles southeast of Moab, Utah. Susan found this location while out on an all day hike, and suggested that it…

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    sunset, Pine Valley Peak

    April 2, 2016

    This was a glorious evening, spent in a little-visited part of Zion National Park, Kolob Canyons. I was up at about 7,000 feet, with snow on the ground, a brisk wind in the air and a temperature of 39°F.…

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    sunset in the valley (panorama)

    March 25, 2016

    I’m currently camped in Valley of Fire State Park, north of Las Vegas. I’ve been coming here for years, but I have never seen the desert as green as it is right now; this is a banner year…

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    over Lake Cahuilla

    March 20, 2016

    This is my favorite image from our time down at Lake Cahuilla in La Quinta, California. There’s something I love about Susan’s gaze down below at the landscape (and our little trailer) on a beautiful afternoon…

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    What means grief?

    March 10, 2016

    Grief never really goes away. It lessens over time, receding into the shadows of your consciousness, but it will always be present. You can never let it go completely. You might think that it can be…

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    dawn on Lake Cahuilla

    March 4, 2016

    The mornings down here in the Palm Desert area have been wonderfully cool, with beautiful skies; they’re a good contrast to the full-on heat of the midday sun. Most mornings, Susan and I have been enjoying coffee…

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    Tehachapi sunset

    February 29, 2016

    Our adventure has started! We’ve been driving for three days, and it’s been a bunch of fun traveling through some of my old stomping grounds in California. I’ll have more to post once we’re settled in our first…

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    departures and explorations

    January 29, 2016

    January 2016 marks a big change for me: I am jobless for the first time in more than a decade, but I am not looking for work. Instead, I am preparing for a voyage of uncertain exploration, and I’m…

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