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Too Too Twain

My trip is winding down. I left Bryce Canyon driving through southeast Utah, which is really desolate. Then it’s into Colorado, through Denver, and across the Plains states.

But I did have one more place I really want to stop.

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Just For Yuccas

One thing that I liked when I hiked along Huber Wash in Zion National Park was the chance to see a whole new set (to me) of plants. The flora was just so different from what I was used to. And the yucca was one of those.

Or so I thought.

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Grand Canyon Shuttle Bus Recap

I thought I’d give a recap of what happened regarding bare feet the past two years on the Shuttle Buses at the Grand Canyon. It’s mainly just an excuse to post the email I sent to the Superintendent of the park, but I think it’s also useful to see it all laid out in one place.

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Mountains of Taos

While we were barefoot in Taos we stayed at a campground in the Carson National Forest south of there, located in the Sangre de Cristo mountains.

It was a time of R and R before our long drive home.

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Barefoot in Taos

After leaving Chaco Canyon our next stop was Taos to visit fellow barefooter Mark Corske. When I visited him last year, I wrote this account.

It was another delightful visit.

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Peñasco Blanco

When I was at Chaco Canyon last year, one of the hikes I did not do was the hike to Peñasco Blanco. So it was high on my list this time.

Peñasco Blanco was awesome.

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Getting High

After leaving the Grand Canyon, our next stop was Chaco Canyon. Of course, Chaco Canyon doesn’t have the depth of the Grand Canyon, but it is even more fascinating in its own way.

It really should be on everybody’s to-do list.

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