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December 31, 2018

I was so honored to be joined by Karen Harriman and Anna Suter the last night camping. They were with us when Anna finished her mortal life here and they were with me when I finished this campaign.  Words fail to express my gratitude to them.

We were also honored t...

December 30, 2018

 I was so honored to be joined by Mary & George Lineham and two of their sons at Black Canyon of the Gunnison!  George works with Fred and they have been so supportive of the campaign.  Thanks so much guys for joining us!

The weather was hot and smoky, not two...

December 29, 2018

Grand Junction and Fruita were encompassed in smoke, not only from California and Durango but from their own fires burning on the nearby Book Cliffs at the edge of town.  It was terrible!  I have never been in smoke that bad before. 

We made our way up to the...

December 29, 2018

 I have lived in Colorado 34 years and never knew that Chimney Rock National Monument even existed!  One reason could be that it is not managed by the NPS, but by BLM.  At any rate, it is worth a stop.

The history of Chimney Rock goes something like this.

Aroun...

December 28, 2018

I can't believe I'm in the home stretch!  4 more National Parks and 2 National Monuments to go!  While I am feeling a sense of accomplishment there is also a sense of dread for the emotional roller coaster these parks will bring.  We have taken Anna to these parks her...

December 28, 2018

 Mesa Verde National Park is truly a National Treasure!  There is so much to see here; so please, please, make sure you give yourself at least two to three days here.

The visitor center should be your first stop.   This is where I recommend buying your ti...

December 27, 2018

 Mount Rainier was so incredibly beautiful! Teddy and I can't wait to show you around!  But first, I'd like to share a picture of Mt. Rainier with you that I took from the plane as I was coming into Seattle.

 Yes, it's July and that is snow and glaciers.  Mt. Raini...

December 26, 2018

 I was joined at Crater Lake National Park by Betty and Don Neff.  Don is my cousin and they were very kind to host me in their home for two nights.

So who took the picture?  You are not going to believe this!

 These guys showed up in a zebra striped car!  You can't...

December 18, 2018

 Wupatki National Monument is located about 20 miles north of Flagstaff, AZ.  The Ancient Puebloans built many dwellings at this site.

The first stop was Box Canyon to hike among the pueblo buildings there.

Then it was off to the big ruins at the Visitor Center.

 Bea...

December 2, 2018

 Getting to Olympic National Park from North Cascades is a pretty unique experience for a mountain girl!  So please indulge me as I share the ferry ride from Fort Casey, WA to Port Townsend, WA. 

 They cram all the vehicles in like sardines in a tin.

I have don...

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