Tag Archives: National Parks

Glacier NP: Not Another Roadside Attraction

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Even with Going to the Sun Road closed and clouds covering the mountains, Glacier National Park is a phenomenal place. Because our dog wasn’t allowed on trails, we stopped at every turn out along the open section, snapped some photos, … Continue reading

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Glacier National Park, May 2013

Going to the Sun Road is closed in May. The plows are working hard to cut through the snow, so visiting is a bit limiting. We drove as far as we could and then wandered this stony river beach. Day … Continue reading

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Capulin Volcano Monument

The day I left New Mexico for Indiana was a long one. I awoke bright and early for a run, finished packing my car, and Dan and I got on the road… only to spend several idle hours wandering the … Continue reading

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Petroglyph National Monument

When you drive through Albuquerque, you pass signs for Petroglyph National Monument. This means I have been wanting to go there for quite a long time and I finally got my chance. In the past I’ve gone to state parks … Continue reading

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Pueblo Alto: the house on the hill

After our night camping, I did something unusual. I waited until someone else had gotten up to get out of my sleeping bag and face the day. Why? I certainly wasn’t asleep: the sun was shining and the birds were … Continue reading

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Chaco Canyon: Big Rocks and Mesa Tops

After a very insightful tour, we wandered through Pueblo Bonita in awe. Afterwards we walked the petroglyph trail and looked at the ancient etchings. Forrest spotted a man riding a dinosaur, thinking it a modern day spoof. I took one … Continue reading

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Chaco Culture National Historical Park: Pueblo Bonita

I was lucky enough to go on a Ranger lead tour of Chaco Canyon and learn about the history, culture, and unanswered questions of an amazing set of ancestral pueblos in western New Mexico. Settlement of the canyon began around … Continue reading

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