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My First Time Camping in Yellowstone

My first time camping was my first time camping in Yellowstone. Well, I suppose that’s not entirely true. I did a little camping with my parents and the Boy Scouts when I was a kid, but that’s so many years ago I don’t really recall it beyond the roasted marshmallows, some swimming, and those awesome […]

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Yellowstone’s Grand Prismatic

I’ve not been able to see Yellowstone’s Grand Prismatic either of the previous two times I’ve visited the national park. The parking lot for both the boardwalk and the trail to the overlook were¬†way too packed, and there was too much else to see and do for me to sit and wait for a spot […]

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Happy 100th Birthday Rocky Mountain National Park!

Happy birthday, Rocky Mountain National Park! That’s right, today – January 26th, 2015 – is the park’s 100th birthday. On this day in 1915, President Woodrow Wilson signed the bill to designate what some call the Switzerland of the U.S. as a national park. In honor of one of my favorite places in Colorado, particularly […]

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A New National Historic Site in NASA

I stood on the floor of NASA’s old mission control trying to wrap my head around it all. After all, it’s where the Apollo 11 lunar landing was coordinated. It was the spot where it all happened with Apollo 13. And it’s where so many of the most awesome moments in space exploration history – […]

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My Five Rules of Hiking

Are there rules to hiking? Don’t you just throw on a pack with some water and munchies and hit the trail? Well, yeah, that’s certainly one way of doing it. And for most hikes that’s okay. But there are a few other things to keep in mind before heading out the door. And after hearing […]

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Skipping National Park Week

  National Park Week is this week in the United States. Happy days to all of those of you who were looking forward to it. There certainly is no shortage of great places to explore. And so I strongly suggest you get out and check out some of these amazing places. After all, they are […]

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