Merry Christmakwanzikah

And then, suddenly, it’s December, with Christmas less than two weeks out and 2016 calendars lining bins near the checkout stands. Disneyland’s holiday garb makes it even more magical, especially for Christmas-philes like me. Even “cool” Los Angeles radio stations play the occasional jingle bell rock. One week in civilization…

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Live Action Salvador Dalí

Ripples of red sand fall away below me. Golden cottonwood leaves catch the angled sun like an Iowa boy’s hair, but do not shimmer; the crisp breeze can’t reach into the deep canyon. From my magnificent red rock desk, the sun adds to my already developed goggle tan, though the shade creeps slowly…

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Earth Tickle and Hot Milk

We may have traveled thousands of miles from the Eastern Sierra Nevada, but our thirst for hot springs cannot be quenched! Long hours driving in the truck, sleeping in a compartment slightly shorter than us (which is saying something considering we’re only 5’6’’), and regularly doing ten plus mile hikes…

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Jackson

We pedaled past the Grand Teton National Park boundary sign, reveling in the luxury of riding on a dedicated bike path. The path from Jackson, WY to Jenny Lake in GTNP stretches 25 miles through Jackson Hole, WY; we were later informed that Jackson Hole refers to the larger area,…

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