:: The La Posada Hotel ::
The old railroad hotel, La Posada, at Windslow is one of my favorite places in Arizona. I go there several times a year.
:: Bryce National Park ::
I spent a couple of days hiking in Bryce. The park is 7,000 feet and it has been a long time since I walked in this place. It was nice to be there again. I was there at the very end of June, 2009.
:: Escalante and the road to Torrey, Utah ::
One of most beautiful drives in the lower 48 is the road between Bryce National Park and Torrey, Utah. The road peaks at 9600 feet. You pass through desert, arid, and pine country. The road goes through the town of Escalante and the Escalante Grand Stair Case. The place is worth a look.
:: Capitol Reef National Park ::
I loved the little town of Torrey, Utah on the Western Edge of Capitol Reef. The drive over from Bryce is one of the prettiest roads you can drive in the United States. I have pictures from the drive in the Escalante folder.
:: Thermopolis - The Dinosaurs ::
One of the best collections of Dinosaurs I know of is in Thermopolis, Wyoming. The T Rex has a name, he is called Stan. The Supersaurus weight 35 to 40 tons was 106 feet in length and would remind you of a brontosaurus. The Supersaurus is really big in the way you expect Dinosaurs to be.
:: Glacier National Park ::
I've spent most of my time at Glacier on the East Side. The East side is by far the prettier side of the park. The West side is nice but not amazing. The East side remains the prettiest place in the continental United States. So people would say the Tetons or Yosemite but for me East Glacier is it. I hope to show you why in these pictures. The park glaciers are disappearing and will be gone some day and with it the waterfalls that make this place so special. I stayed at the Swiftcurrent Camp Ground and that's my recommended place in the Park.
:: Waterton National Park - Canada ::
The mountains that form Glacier National Park extend into Canada. The Canadians have fenced off their part of the mountain range and they call it Waterton National Park. It's a beautiful place, with two major lakes, Lower Waterton Lake and Cameron Lake. The south end of both extend into the United States. If you take the boat out of the town of Waterton and dock in the US, the dock is 20 miles from the closest road, you have to show your passport in the middle of no place to hiking in the very pristine woods on the southern end of the lake. An odd situation! But worth doing.
:: Drakesbad, California ::
This is a bit of paradise on earth. It is my sister's cabin at Drakesbad on the east side of Mount Lassen National Park. The park boundaries are a couple of miles away. Some pictures were taken inside the park others around the cabin.
:: Reno and Lake Tahoe ::