Category Archives: National Park

Dinosaur National Monument

June 10, 2019 On August 17, 1909 Earl Douglass discovered eight tailbones of an Apatosaurus, previously known as a Brontosaurus. Years of digging uncovered bone after bone, skeleton after skeleton. Thousands and thousands of fossil bones were carefully cleaned, logged, … Continue reading

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Zion National Park

May 5-9, 2019 We visited Zion about 5 years ago but were cycling back to check out a possible site for our travel club’s 2020 reunion. John first asked why I booked four nights because we’ve been there – “What … Continue reading

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Pipe Spring National Monument

May 1, 2019 Pipe Spring National Monument A Little History In the arid southwest, water is life. Over hundreds or thousands of years, snow melt and rainwater seep slowly through the sandstone and other porous rock layers until it reaches … Continue reading

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Glen Canyon National Recreation Area

April 26-28, 2019 We were able to book several nights in Wahweap Campground at Glen Canyon. The large, full hook up sites book up months in advance but we were able to get a no hook up site with only … Continue reading

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Lee’s Ferry & Marble Canyon

April 17-21, 2019 We headed east out of Grand Canyon National Park, skirted the beautiful canyons on the Little Colorado River and swung north and up toward Page. Before the climb up to that plateau we angled west on 89A … Continue reading

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Grand Canyon National Park

April 9-17, 2019 John’s Writing Assignment: Compare and contrast your two visits to the Grand Canyon. Glorious! Both times. There simply isn’t another word for it.   On my first trip I was with a Boy Scout Troop that backpacked … Continue reading

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Sunset Crater, Wupatki, and Walnut Canyon – near Flagstaff, AZ

April 1-3, 2019 Mother Nature keeps hitting it out of the park. Sunset Crater If you stand on a flat area and look around, every peak you see was once a volcano. The still snow covered San Francisco Peaks appear … Continue reading

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Montezuma Castle, Montezuma Well, and Tuzigoot

March 27-28, 2019 It never ceases to amaze me what “primitive” peoples could accomplish. Those men, women, and children who built and lived in Montezuma Castle, Montezuma Well, and Tuzigoot were masters of how to live in harmony with nature. … Continue reading

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Tucson Area Adventures

March 17-24, 2019 Gilbert Ray Campground This is a beautiful county campground west of Tucson. They don’t take reservations and fill quickly so people start lining up at 8:30 waiting for the office to open at 9:00. We enjoyed nice … Continue reading

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Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument, Ajo and the Desert Rain Cafe

March 9 – 17, 2019 We spent a week dry camping at Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument. Don’t worry if you haven’t heard of it. We hadn’t either until we pulled up the National Park properties in Arizona and there … Continue reading

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