Photo Friday

2 04 2010

Since we had fun with signage last week, this week’s photo is another sign.  This isn’t a warning sign — though, I suppose that depends on your perspective.

The lawyers out there will find this amusing.  What makes it even more amusing is that this sign was at the Grand Canyon, at the first viewing point you reach after entering the park through the East Entrance.  It was on a teeny tiny postage stamp of grass with a couple of trees on the side of a parking lot next to the restrooms.  They couldn’t have been more obscure about this if they tried.

Now, lawyers, dredge up your memories of ConLaw.  What kind of a forum is this sign attempting to designate?  Open?  Limited?  Designated?  All of the above?

Happy Good Friday!

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Photo Friday

26 03 2010

Today, instead of a sweeping wilderness or wildlife photo, I’m giving you the best National Park warning sign I’ve ever seen.  National Parks are kind of funny about warning signs.  They tend to be a little ridiculous looking.  This one was in Shenandoah National Park, and different from most, looking handmade.  My friend made it into a t-shirt for me.

Happy Friday!

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Photo Friday

19 03 2010

TGIF!   The weather in Boston is finally gorgeous, and I intend to spend tomorrow morning on my inaugural hike of the 2010 spring season, before the weather remembers that it’s March and gets crappy again.

Today, I give you a photo of a hoodoo in Queen’s Garden of Bryce Canyon.  This hoodoo is the reason it is named Queen’s Garden.  Can you see why?

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Photo Friday

12 03 2010

Yep, that’s a buffalo.  Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming.  Happy Friday!

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Photo Friday

19 02 2010

I have the mid-winter blahs.  It hits every February.  I miss the sun.  The real sun, the hot one, not the cold crisp one like is shining at the moment.  So today, I’m giving you a photo from a very very hot day in the desert.  Below is a shot from the hike to Delicate Arch at Arches National Park in Moab, UT. 

Happy Friday, everyone!

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Photo Friday

12 02 2010

Today is the last day to enter Her Side’s contest! Winner will be announced next week.

And now, on this Friday before Valentine’s Day, I offer you something Grand:

Grand Canyon

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Woah.

10 02 2010

Let’s all watch someone take this crazy hike. El Caminito del Rey (or the “King’s Pathway”) is a walkway along the walls of a gorge in El Chorro, near Álora in Málaga, Spain. Yes, I’m afraid of heights (ironic, isn’t it?), so I won’t be going here anytime soon…


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Wordless Wednesday

27 01 2010

I didn’t make that up, I stole it.  And now I’ve lied, because here are some words.  Today, you get a photo since Her Side is in triage mode at work — but don’t worry, I’ll work extra hard and Friday won’t be a Photo Friday!  Here is the Grand Canyon, in September 2004:

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Photo Friday

22 01 2010

When I drove all over the US, I got as far out west as Wyoming, Utah, and Arizona.  I was on the road for almost 6 weeks. 

I knew I was closer to home when I started hiking in the Great Smoky Mountains, in Tennessee.  It smelled more like home, because the greenery was more like what I was used to than the plant life out in the West.  I stood on the trail, closed my eyes, took a deep breath, and, for a second, I got a little homesick.  I had been on the road for a month, after all.  I missed my cat, and my roommates, and my friends, and my family.  I missed my bed

Then I opened my eyes and remembered why I was having such a great time, and instead of being homesick, I thought, “I can’t believe this trip is almost over!”  Here is that moment of realization:

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Photo Friday

15 01 2010

Happy Friday, everyone!  The photo below was taken in September 2004, during a hike in Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado.  I can’t for the life of me remember what trail this is.  I *think* it was near to Bear Lake, but the water in the photo is not Bear Lake.  Any help?

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