Monthly Archives: May 2013

Writing On the Wall: Sego Canyon, Utah

On my travels in the Southwest, I’ve seen quite a few petroglyphs: illustrations chipped or carved into the surface of the rock. In Sego Canyon, north of Moab, I saw some of my first pictographs: rock art painted onto the … Continue reading

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Home Sweet Teardrop

I’ve posted plenty of pix of the outside of the Teardrop, but I keep getting requests from readers to see the inside as well. So here you go! I keep “the Rattler” neat and clean at all times because every … Continue reading

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Crossing Paths: Jurassic Park

Around 150 million years ago, in the Late Jurassic, an 18-ton sauropod, possibly a Camarasaur (think Brontosaur), walked along a rippled sandbar by a river, leaving a track of great sucking holes with its enormous platter-sized feet. Then, danger: a … Continue reading

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Explosions in the Sky: Canyonlands Thunderstorm!

One of the things I love most about road tripping through Utah is the abundance of free campsites! I passed through the Moab area on a beautiful spring weekend – the height of tourist season, every hotel, motel and campground … 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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Utah In Bloom

The desert holds a perfect and natural balance between lifelessness and living vibrancy. The strangeness and wonder of existence are emphasized here, in the desert, by the comparative sparsity of the flora and fauna: life not crowded upon life as in … Continue reading

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Filly Lost & Found: A Mother’s Day Post

A year ago yesterday, in Wyoming, one of my childhood dreams came true. Somewhat lost on back roads, searching for Butch Cassidy’s Outlaw Cave in the middle of nowhere Wyoming, I happened to look off to the side of the … Continue reading

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On the Road, Again: Angel Peak, NM

Hey Everybody, I’m back on the road, carving a leisurely loop through Utah and Colorado. On my way out of New Mexico, the Land of Enchantment treated me to some awesome off trail hiking and free camping in the Angel … Continue reading

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Crossing Paths: Ten Horses

Now that spring has sprung and the days are warming up I’ve switched to my summer schedule: hiking at sunrise and sunset, to avoid the heat and the rattlesnakes. The other morning, my early start was well rewarded with ten … Continue reading

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RIP Science Writing at Johns Hopkins

I don’t just write for fun; I make my living as a freelance science and travel writer. How does one go about getting such a fantastic job? Well there are many roads, but I started out with a background in … Continue reading

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