•July 2, 2015 • Leave a Comment
I’ve been to any number of historic sites and battlefields. Some, like the battlefield at Gettysburg are heavy with history and loss.
There’s something in the air there, you can actually *feel* the battle’s residue there; or at least, I did.
Little Round Top was the only place that I can think of that I’ve visited like this where all the visitors – young and old alike – were quite somber and reflective. Kids weren’t fighting with their brothers, babies weren’t screaming bloody murder and everyone talked in whispers.
If you stop and listened; and got quiet – you could hear things in the wind.
This place remains one of the most powerful spots I’ve ever visited in my various travels and it’s something every American needs to see.
•June 9, 2015 • 2 Comments
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•May 5, 2015 • 2 Comments
They don’t get their name for nothin!!!
We were there in March – I can’t even begin to think how miserably hot this place would be in the summer heat. No shade. No water… pretty damn rough place!
•April 29, 2015 • 9 Comments
Took a little bit of an effort to get out to it… but it was really worth it!
The Cracked Eggs
•April 15, 2015 • 7 Comments
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!
•March 31, 2015 • 2 Comments
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!