Bisti Badlands

•April 15, 2015 • 1 Comment

I was fortunate to be able to visit a remarkable place in northwestern New Mexico last month – the Bisti Badlands.

What a truly remarkable place it was!  At first glance, after you park in the designated parking lot, it’s a flat, dried up ancient riverbed and following the old watercourse itself makes for fairly easy, flat walking.

It doesn’t take long, however, to start exploring the side canyons of the place and it’s there that the magic is found.  Bisti is definitely not a place for someone who’s unfamiliar with reading a map, using a compass and GPS; if you don’t know how to do those things, there’s a good chance that you’ll wind up a statistic in the confusing jumble of canyons and side canyons.

It’s a bit of a hike (my buddy and I walked about 7 miles total) and I damn sure wouldn’t attempt it in the heat of the summer.  But for a winter hike…. it’s pretty sweet!

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Beginner’s photo workshop this weekend!

•March 31, 2015 • Leave a Comment

If you’re in the area…. swing by Caprock Canyons State Park this Saturday!  I’m volunteering for the park to lead a beginner’s photo workshop; see the attached flier for information!

If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to ask!

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The Land of Enchantment

•March 30, 2015 • 4 Comments

What?? This can’t be…. it’s been a full month since I last posted!!???

Slacker.

In my defense… I was in the backcountry of New Mexico for a week… then got sick for a week…. and now I’m trying to play catch up!

Had a fantastic time in New Mexico, as usual – I’ll be sharing images from this trip for a while!!

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North Texas Snow Day(s)

•February 28, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Well, we’ve now had our annual visit to the frozen tundra and I think we’re all ready for it to go away already!  Clearly, most folks I talk to around these parts are ready for it to warm up!

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Dunn’s Falls

•February 28, 2015 • Leave a Comment

IF you’re ever in Jamaica mon…. Dunn’s falls is a bit of a tourist must do thing and it’s pretty neat; definitely worth the hike to the top of the waterfall!

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Face in the clouds….

•February 23, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Really enjoyed watching this sunset over the Cayman Islands take shape!  Couldn’t help but sing a little pirate song…. Yo ho ho!

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Check out my updated website!

•February 16, 2015 • Leave a Comment

The title says it all, folks!  I’ve spent some time tonight updating my website at http://www.derrickbirdsall.com   – stop by, give it a look and tell me what you think!

 
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