A slick adventure in Echo Park in Dinosaur National Monument, Colorado/Utah

“Road impassable when wet.” I roll my eyes at this statement.  I have been to enough national parks and monuments to know my limits and how cautious the National Park Service has gotten.  Little did I know that park service’s warning was more than the usual overreaction.  I had quite an adventure while camping at Echo Park in Dinosaur National Monument. Continue Reading . . .

A Walk in the woods at Muir Woods National Monument

Giant Coastal Redwoods rise up around me.  I stand in awe that less than 30 minutes ago I was standing among the skyscrapers of San Francisco. A short drive across the Golden Gate Bridge is a wilderness oasis near one of the US’s largest cities in the most populous state.  These coastal redwoods aren’t a hidden.  They stand proudly in the Muir Woods National Monument. Continue Reading . . .