Tag Archives: Arizona

A Drive Through the Petrified Forest National Park

Stopped at the exit to Arizona’s Petrified Forest National Park, the ranger in the booth asked me how I liked my visit. I answered instantly. But all day long I had been thinking about what someone else had told me before my trip. They said the park is a waste of time and there’s nothing […]

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Touring Antelope Canyon

In the northern part of Arizona, just east of Page, on Navajo Indian land is one of the most interesting places I’ve ever photographed. And I say photographed, rather than seen, because what’s really spectacular about the place comes about when seen through the right exposure on your camera. There’s really no other way to […]

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Hiking to the Horseshoe Bend

Just south of the Utah state line with Arizona sits the town of Page, and just south of there the Colorado River decides to make a sharp U-turn on itself. This spot is known as Horseshoe Bend, famous for the one great photographic opportunity it offers after a short hike from a parking lot right […]

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Visiting the Rim of the Grand Canyon

A friend of mine told me before I left on my big birthday road trip that he took four days to see the Grand Canyon with his family, and it wasn’t nearly enough. Because of that, I figured I’d be able to see one little section of the south rim, and see it well, while […]

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A Spooky Stay at the Jerome Grand Hotel

I crawled out of bed, having spent my first night at what is allegedly one of America’s spookiest locations – the Jerome Grand Hotel. My stay was the impetus for my road trip to Arizona. I saw the Ghost Adventures show profiling the hotel and immediately booked a stay; after previous spooky experiences, I knew […]

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Ranger Confidential

Since I toured my first national park years ago, I’ve thought of becoming a National Park Service ranger. I toyed with the idea even so far as to go online and look at job openings and descriptions. I may have never applied, but I certainly gave it strong consideration. I mean, what would be so […]

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