Travel Archive

  • Peak Review: Conquering the Mummy Range

    Peak Review: Conquering the Mummy Range

    After a 19 year absence I finally completed reaching all the summits along the primary ridge of mountains in the Mummy Range of Rocky Mountain National Park. Having done Mummy Mountain (elevation 13,425-feet) and Hagues Peak (elevation 13,560-feet) in 1998, I always planned on returning...

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  • Eclipse Road Trip

    Eclipse Road Trip

    It was February 1979 the last time I had the chance to see a total solar eclipse. The path that one took stretched from the Pacific Northwest of Oregon and Washington, through Idaho, and finally Montana, just skimming my hometown of Billings before extending into...

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  • A Week On The Northwest Coast (part 3)

    A Week On The Northwest Coast (part 3)

    Willapa Wildlife Refuge caps the northern point of Long Beach Peninsula, and the area in and around it has a lot to offer. Especially serenity.

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  • A Week On The Northwest Coast (part 2)

    A Week On The Northwest Coast (part 2)

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  • A Week On The Northwest Coast (part 1)

    A Week On The Northwest Coast (part 1)

    My wife and I recently vacationed on the southern coast of Washington state. We stayed at a resort at Long Beach and from there explored the surrounding area, including northern Oregon. We love the northwest, with its typically not too hot, not too cold weather,...

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  • A Weekend Visit to Dinosaur National Monument and Surrounding Area

    A Weekend Visit to Dinosaur National Monument and Surrounding Area

    It took me a while to come up with the uninspiring title to this trip review, but it is exactly what it is.  I have wanted to see the Dinosaur area for many years, and my wife was just a little girl the last time...

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  • Indian Peaks Wilderness Hike: Crater Lake & Mirror Lake

    Indian Peaks Wilderness Hike: Crater Lake & Mirror Lake

    Easily one of the best hikes I’ve done in Colorado. No mountain was climbed, but the company was good, and the route offered a little bit of everything. . It was a fantastic hike. If you have a full day to spare, are in excellent...

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  • Road Trip To The Washington Coast (Part 5)

    Road Trip To The Washington Coast (Part 5)

    This is the last of a very long series of posts on my summer road trip to the Washington coast and some of the exploring we did in the greater area. This time I’m just tying up all the loose photographic ends…

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  • Road Trip To The Washington Coast (Part 4)

    Road Trip To The Washington Coast (Part 4)

    Rhiannon and I got away from the cloudy coast on two days of our week in Washington. One of those days we drove up to Olympic National Park to hike in the Quinault Rain Forest. It was sunny and a bit warmer than average. Years...

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  • Road Trip To The Washington Coast (Part 3)

    Road Trip To The Washington Coast (Part 3)

    Being that I am landlocked in Colorado, it is always cool to get to the ocean and walk the coast. The weather for our week at Ocean Shores wasn’t ideal, but we did enjoy one sunny day and walked the beach multiple times a day....

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