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Snow in the Western US

Published on Sunday, July 14th, 2019

I got to enjoy a bit of snow this last winter around the Western United States. I say "enjoy" as my permanent home receives very little snow, thus making visits to snow a delightful novelty. It's July now and I recently made another cross-country road trip. I must say that the snow fall has done wonders for the summer beauty of the mountains in the western US. Seattle Snowpocalypse 2019 What a convenient weekend to show up to Seattle. Fortunately I was able to get to use my rental car to trav...

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Desert 4: Bryce and Zion

Published on Sunday, July 14th, 2019

I promised this post some time ago. We'll soon be approaching a year since I decided to swing through Bryce Canyon and Zion National Parks on my way from from Salt Lake City in October of 2018. It was well worth it. When I arrived at Bryce Canyon, I was convinced that I wasn't going to be able to get outside on account of some serious rain. Yet within a matter of minutes, the clouds parted, making for an incredible scene. The following morning I took a quick stroll through Zion National Park....

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Desert Part 3: Joshua Tree

Published on Friday, April 26th, 2019

A quick stop through Joshua Tree National Park

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Deserts Part 1: The Mojave Desert

Published on Saturday, April 20th, 2019

Highlights from some of the magnificent scenery of the Mojave Desert near Apple Valley

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Mount San Gorgonio Hike

Published on Sunday, September 9th, 2018

Having been back in Southern California for 2 whole weeks, I decided with my friend Marina to waste no time in summiting the tallest peak in Southern California, Mount San Gorgonio.