Sound of Silence Hike in Dinosaur National Monument
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Sound of Silence Hike in Dinosaur National Monument

Dinosaur National Monument is one of the most unique places on earth, partly because it is home to one of the richest known fossil beds.  There are bones from over 500 dinosaurs and ten species entombed in ancient river sediments called Morrison sandstone.  The remains date back to the Jurassic Period 150 million years ago.  … Continue reading

Foreman Hollow Trail Hike at Daniels Summit Near Heber City, Utah
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Foreman Hollow Trail Hike at Daniels Summit Near Heber City, Utah

While staying with close friends in Heber City, Utah, we set out on a fun Sunday hike in the Uinta National Forest. Their next door neighbors went with us and suggested Daniels Summit, not far from Strawberry Reservoir off of Highway 40 and about a 20-25 minute drive from Heber City. Since that’s my usual … Continue reading

Whipple Trail – My Favorite Hike in Buena Vista, Colorado
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Whipple Trail – My Favorite Hike in Buena Vista, Colorado

Whether you’re stopping in Buena Vista for a lunch break on a road trip or spending a few days in this quaint Colorado small town, I highly recommend hiking the Barbara Whipple Trail System.  It’s just across the Arkansas River from South Main and the trails are family friendly. Even if you just have 20-30 … Continue reading

Hiking the Chain Trail at Hueco Tanks near El Paso
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Hiking the Chain Trail at Hueco Tanks near El Paso

Chain Trail in Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site near El Paso, Texas, is aptly named.  As you ascend North Mountain, you hold on to a chain.  It’s short and steep with a wow factor when you reach the top. I had spent a couple of hours on a Rock Art Tour with a … Continue reading

Rock Art Tells Ancient Stories in Hueco Tanks near El Paso, Texas
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Rock Art Tells Ancient Stories in Hueco Tanks near El Paso, Texas

Religious masks, geometric designs, animals, and people wearing intricate headdresses are painted are the rocks.  You have to slide under rock overhangs, climb up to shelters and squeeze between boulders to see them.  Hueco Tanks State Park and Historic Site is unique in how its rock paintings tell the stories of ancient people.  The pictographs … Continue reading