The storms of life. The agony of defeat. Rejection. Heartbreak. Death. We’ve all experienced these things, the banes of our collective existence. Luckily, we have a place to go and collect ourselves and return to wholeness as human beings. It’s called the natural world. Hiking therapy is real and it works. I know that most […]
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It’s the time of year to begin planning an autumn getaway to see fall foliage — the golden yellows and blazing reds that are so glorious. Homeaway.com has a nice fall colors map and infographic that puts it all together for leaf-peepers. Also be sure to check out this article by the Forest Service about the science […]
The TrailDirt crew just returned from a foray into Arizona, Nevada, and Northern California (again), and we have some information to share with our readers about campgrounds we stayed in that were “on the way” to some great places. What is meant by “on the way,” you ask? Well, it’s a spot where the day’s […]
I went hiking at El Morro National Monument in Northern New Mexico, and I have just returned from that short trip. El Morro is probably one of the nicest national monuments I’ve ever visited. It has a nine-site campground with water and a pit toilet, and it is FREE. Yes, free. Also, dogs are allowed anywhere […]
You are out on a beautiful hike in the wilds of the American Southwest and you come upon a cozy rock shelter with pictographs, petroglyphs, and all kinds of pottery sherds. Great, you think! An added bonus to the day’s outing in the form of an amazing archaeology site in the middle of nowhere. You […]
Watch this great timelapse photography video of Yosemite National Park set to a great music track. It’s five minutes of awesome.