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Arrived safely in Argentina. Don't know why the world is so cruel? I leave town after 3 months at home and it snows like crazy on my lovely wife. Nary a flake while I was there to help her. Some would say it's a sign - stay home! I agree it's a sign. But it tells me - bring her with you!Here are some views of Buenos Aires in the dog days of summer.Buenos Aires is the capital of Argentina and serves as the New York, London, and Beijing of the country. But BA has trees. Sycamores to be exact. It […]
Join me on the Earthly Musings blog site as I partake in a Smithsonian Journeys expedition to Patagonian Argentina and Chile beginning on February 28. I will serve as the Study Leader for 22 folks from around the USA. You can view the itinerary here and I will be posting photographs and stories as often as possible.
During the second week of February, I was able to complete a five-day backpack on Grand Canyon's Boucher and Hermit trails. It had been a number of years since I hiked on the Boucher Trail and it was as difficult and enjoyable as I remember.On the way down toward Dripping Spring, we were shown this fantastic trackway site on a boulder that had rolled down from the Coconino Sandstone.Here Frank R. next to the prints for scale.Trace fossils such as these do not preserve any part of the animal […]
At the end of January, I was fortunate to visit the Rocky Mountain Front Range, scouting an itinerary for a tour group back east. One of the highlights was a visit I made to the Garden of the Gods City Park in Colorado Springs. For years I have heard about and seen photos of this exceptional geo-scape. I was happy to finally see it in person.A view of the entrance road off of 30th Street in Colorado Springs. The snow capped mountain in the background is Pikes Peak, elevation 14,115 ft. or 4,302 […]
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