Part 14 – Exploring New Mexico’s Caves and UFOs

Albuquerque’s Old Town is arguably the cutest part of the city.  Unfortunately, since we wanted to spend most of the day in Roswell, we didn’t get to spend much time wandering around.  I was also unaware that the shops in Old Town don’t actually open until 9am, so we had a half hour to ourselves…

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Part 13 – Get your Geology Fix on Route 66

If you’re a photographer that cares about getting “that sunrise shot” like myself, there are advantages and disadvantages of traveling in summer.  The advantage, of course, is the better chance for clear skies (if that’s what you’re after).  The disadvantage is that sunrise is ungodly early.  The day after the summer solstice at the Grand…

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Camping and Hiking Essentials

I’ve often been asked what the appropriate supplies are that you need for a camping and hiking adventure.  That all depends on what type of camper you are.  Do you like to sleep on air mattresses or do you prefer to rough it?  Do you want gourmet meals or are you prepared for some canned…

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Part 12 – Hiking the Bright Angel Trail – Grand Canyon

My plan in the southwest was always to either hike early or hike late and find some type of air conditioning if at all possible during midday.  I knew that if I hiked in the heat of the day in the desert, I, never drinking enough water as it is, would certainly shrivel up and…

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Part 11 – The Start of a Grand Adventure

Our destination the following morning was grand.  Literally.  Adam and I packed up camp very early and were on our way to the Grand Canyon by 7:30am.    But not before we stopped at Horseshoe Bend on our way out of the Glen Canyon area.  Horseshoe Bend is a 1.5 mile round trip hike up a…

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Part 10 – Confronting Old Ghosts at Antelope Canyon

Antelope Canyon is by far one of the most unique, interesting, and inspiring natural wonders I have ever seen in my life.  It is beautiful, breathtaking, and mesmerizing.  The first time I ever saw Antelope Canyon was actually in a photo in Sydney, Australia.  I happened to wander into a gallery of Peter Lik’s photography…

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