Tag Archives | Utah

My 7 Super Shots

  No, not that kind of shot. Silly. What were you thinking? When Erik over at the travel blog On My Feet or In My Mind invited me to participate in a photography project sponsored by Hostelbookers, I was nonplussed. I am so totally NOT a photographer. Photos in this blog are just decoration, colorful bread crumbs that lead […]

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Colleen’s travel journal–an entry

As I hunker down in New York City, Colleen Boe, a single woman from British Columbia, Canada, is back on the road. I met Colleen last winter in an RV park in southern California. As we are among very few solo female travelers, we immediately swapped notes and addresses. Here’s a recent entry from her […]

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A stroll through the Fiery Furnace

  So I was wrong. It DID rain. It is still raining. Rain is predicted for tomorrow. “This is very unusual,” says Ranger Chris with a serious look on his young-and-skinny-Nathan-Lane face. Yet, even on this dreary day, Arches National Park is crowded. Parking spots at the more popular sights are a wait-and-see affair. The […]

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Dead-eye day

  Today is overcast, but I doubt that it will rain. The place where I am camping—somewhere between Arches and Canyonlands National Parks in southeast Utah—gets only 9 inches of rainfall annually. So I am betting that it will not rain today. I’m camped on a sweet spot of federal land with a view and […]

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The Winter Quilt Walk

For months now I’ve followed on the heels of the Mormons. Their footprints across the Southwest are as indelible yet as easy to overlook as Mormon tea, a common, spiky desert bush that is their namesake. For the purposes of this blog, I picked a few leaves along a trail and brewed myself some Mormon tea.  […]

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