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02-24-18 – New Mexico Wander, Route 4



A leisurely drive up Route 4 as it passes through Jemez Pueblo and Jemez Springs as it climbs steeply into the Jemez Mountains and Santa Fe National Forest, to the southern boundary of Valles Caldera National Preserve.

05-24-14 – Subway Cave


A short drive from Lassen Volcanic National Park is the Subway Cave, in Lassen National Forest. Subway Cave is actually a lava tube, formed about 20,000 years ago. It’s also a great place to cool off and explore.

05-24-14 – Lake Tahoe


On my way to the National Parks to the north, I decided to take the scenic route around Lake Tahoe.

05-24-14 – Mono Lake for Camelopardalids




I raced out to Mono Lake after work to set up to try to capture the Camelopardalid meteor shower. While the meteor shower didn’t quite live up to the more optimistic projections, I was treated to a lovely sunrise, and as I headed north, I saw a hot air balloon practicing in a nearby field.

05-24-14 – Lassen Volcanic National Park




A visit to Lassen Volcanic National Park for a scenic drive-through, stopping at every vista point.

05-04-14 – Petrified Forest National Park




I spent the better part of a day driving through Petrified Forest National Park. It so much more than some tree fossils! Blue Mesa, Painted Desert, pueblos, petroglyphs… it is a gem of our National Park system.

05-04-14 – Tonto National Forest




I passed through the lovely Tonto National Forest on the way to Petrified Forest National Park

05-03-14 – Sedona




Sought some guidance from the wild energies of Sedona, Arizona

05-03-14 – Tuzigoot National Monument




I arrived after they closed the gates, so I only got to see Tuzigoot National Monument from a distance

05-03-14 – Agua Fria National Monument




Although I didn’t find any of the pueblos in Agua Fria National Monument, it was still a great trip down some primitive roads.