Monthly Archives: April 2012

Snowstorm in Great Sand Dunes!

I’ve been a proud Teardrop travel trailer owner for a month now and I’m thrilled to say, this is one of the best ideas I’ve ever had. After 7 years of housesitting and living on the road, it’s so wonderful … Continue reading

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Desert Treasure: Tres Piedras Cabins

After two weeks on the road, visiting some of the world’s great geologic wonders in Utah, I had to swing back by New Mexico to wrap up a few loose ends. While spending a few days near Taos, I met … Continue reading

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Free National Park Weekend!

Hey everybody! In case you haven’t heard, admission to all National Parks is free this weekend! That also includes National Monuments (like Tent Rocks), National Seashores (Assateague Island), and National Historic Places (Chaco Canyon). Admission fees to individual parks often … Continue reading

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Classic Gas Museum!

One of my favorite rules of the road trip is pull over often! Roadside America is a destination in itself! The teardrop is a little harder to pull over on a moment’s notice, but I take it pretty slow. No … Continue reading

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Taos Pow Wow, Revisited

Last summer, I had the great privilege of attending the annual Taos Pueblo Pow Wow in northern New Mexico. The experience was so enthralling that I fell asleep that night with the beat of the drums still echoing between my … Continue reading

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Akubra Lament

Well I think I finally have to admit it: I lost my hat. My beloved Akubra Snowy River hat is gone. Where? I have no idea. After weeks of searching, asking, retracing my route over several hundred miles of roads … Continue reading

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Earth Day Love Letter: Tent Rocks!

Last week the Blonde Coyote was featured by WordPress as one of the best nature blogs for Earth Day! Quite a honor for me, since Earth Day is as close to a religious holiday as I get. Welcome to all … Continue reading

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Writing on the Wall: Utah Petroglyphs

Petroglyphs are treasures: rock art created centuries ago by people both mysterious and familiar. Why did ancient people write on walls? Probably for many of the same reasons that modern people do today. Here are a few of my favorite … Continue reading

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Moab’s World Famous Rock Shop!

As a general rule, I have zero interest in shopping when traveling, with the one exception of rock shops! The dustier, the better. I rarely buy anything – I already have far too many rocks, most of which I’ve found … Continue reading

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The Dead Horses of Dead Horse Point

Dead Horse Point, just north of Moab and Arches, is one of my favorite places on Earth. This was the very first place I ever took a desert hike and whenever I’m in Canyon Country, it always calls me back, … Continue reading

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