Monthly Archives: January 2012

Me & My Shadows

You may have noticed, I take a lot of pictures. I’m addicted to this 3-pound weight always hanging around my neck. If I’m outside, it’s with me and I’m always using it, come rain, shine or snow, and in all types of … Continue reading

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Finding D.O.G.

Three years ago, I took a road trip to Monument Valley, near the Arizona – Utah border, and came home with a puppy. Keeping a skinny, filthy, half-wild mutt I found wandering in the desert could have been a complete disaster, … Continue reading

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Snowshoe: Deception Peak

Out West, this has not been a great winter for snow sports. Many of the big ski resorts in Colorado and California got a late start and are still short on natural powder. It’s January and the snowmakers are still … Continue reading

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Blue Bowl Day

Yesterday was one of those blue bowl days — not a cloud in the sky and sunshine bright enough to make you forget the season. Today, I’ll remember it’s winter: I’m dusting off my snowshoes and heading to the Sangre … 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). Winter is a great time to … Continue reading

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Hiking With Dogs

A few years ago, on a road trip from Montana to Oregon via the Olympic Peninsula, I hiked to Cape Flattery, a wave-crashed cliff on the very northwest tip of the continental US. Cape Flattery lies on the edge of … Continue reading

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Back to the Blonde Coyote

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New Year, New Gear

Like a lot of outdoorsy people, I really love gear: tents, sleeping bags, backpacks, jackets, gaiters, boots, etc. When you spend hours, days and weeks at a time outside, the right gear can make all the difference between ecstasy and … Continue reading

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Good Eats: Europe!

I will be the first to admit, I am not a foodie traveler. I always make an effort to eat what the locals eat, but I’m pretty wimpy about trying new things and when it comes to dining out, I’ll … Continue reading

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My First Air Travel Fiasco

I’ve always been really lucky with air travel. I fly domestically a couple of times a year and internationally once a year. I’ve never missed a flight (though I’ve had to run for a few connections), never had major weather … Continue reading

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