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A video at 14,433 feet

Instead of writing another blog that is quickly becoming typical of the trip, I have decided to take a backseat and write whatever I want. Cool? By gods, America is immense. 46 days have passed when we departed from the … Continue reading

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Quite the Conundrum

Aspen, the Colorado ski town for the very wealthy, broke the gas price record for the trip. The previous high was $4.64, seen near the Grand Canyon nearly a month ago. Aspen shattered that mark with a price of $4.74. … Continue reading

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The Swing of the Pendulum

We are like a pendulum; even as we make our forays into America’s backyard, we sway from one side to the other, taking a dip into life’s extremes as we reach the height of each swing. Instead of staying true … Continue reading

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A Walk in the Park

We bagged Humphreys Peak today. Driving south to Flagstaff from the Grand Canyon, we passed the San Francisco Peaks. Humphreys, the highest peak of them all, rose above, but it seemed squat somehow. Like its girth was more overpowering than … Continue reading

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Grand Canyon is sunny

Grand Canyon. The mother lode of all canyons. You know what they say about the first steps leading to the rim where nature reveals itself- the immediate reaction, the apparent shock-awe that inevitably come along. We were well read on … Continue reading

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Fun in the Smokies

Balls! This word, although a tad bit on the rough side, is best used to describe our relentless and unstoppable ascent of Mt. LeConte ( in the Smoky Mountains. We were so consumed with the idea of backcountry camping. To be … Continue reading

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A Surprise at Shenandoah

Our first destination was Shenandoah National Park, about 75 miles southwest of DC. To be honest, if there was a ladder of U.S. National Parks, Shenandoah’s rung wouldn’t be above the halfway point. Essentially, the Shenandoah National Park is a … Continue reading

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