What do canyons and glaciers have in common? Everything.

Everything here is perfectly still. Most of the turns and hollows are cast into shadow, but here and there features and patches of sand are lit up with a soft light. It feels ancient and seems to come from nowhere, even though I know it must come from above. Winding my way through the canyon […]

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When it rains it pours

When you plan a trip months ahead of time you have no way of knowing what the weather will be. And so when the trip comes and the forecast is looking less than ideal you have no choice but to grit your teeth and bear it. That is exactly what we did for our family […]

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Desert Rats

I had initially imagined that the desert in the southwest would consist of giant sand dunes with Saguaro cacti, thirty feet tall, sticking out of the top. So you can imagine my surprise when, as a volunteer for the American Conservation Experience, I spent ten days tramping through the desert and discovered it was anything […]

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