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A Field of Yellow

We’re continuing our trip to the Badlands. The hike my son and I took along the Castle Trail only took up the morning, so in the afternoon (June 12) we went for a drive looking for wildlife.

It was there in a field of yellow.

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Back in the Saddle Again

You folks may have noticed a dearth of posts for the past few weeks (aside from a few I set up in advance). The reason is that I was gone on another trip out west with my son. It’s now time for me to write about it.

We starting out in the Badlands of South Dakota.

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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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