Author: skyler.marsh@outlook.com

Comanche National Grasslands- Picketwire Canyon

When a person thinks of Colorado the first image that immediately comes to mind is probably the towering mountains, capped in snow, and skiing in the winter.  Or perhaps it is the wildflowers blooming above the timberline around turquoise-blue alpine lakes.  While I’m sure several picturesque images come to mind when someone thinks of Colorado, […]

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San Rafael Swell

My hands were sweating and my knuckles were white as I palmed the white, rough sandstone wall in front of me.  I am going to die, I thought to myself.  I was clinging onto a very precipitous slope of crumbling sandstone on the southern aspect of the San Rafael Knob- a mesa and the highest […]

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Sometimes your plans fall through.

  So, my plans fell through for the the trip to the Canyonlands.  It was ultimately my fault.  Even though I went through the reservation with out a hitch (or so I though), I muset have missed a asceen that prompted me to pay for my pass, but I swear i only  saw an option […]

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Trip Planning- Canyonlands National Park, Needles District

Have you ever smelled the desert after a cool rain?  How about early in the morning when the earth laden air is cool to your lungs and the desert is moody and silent?  I know it’s weird, but one of my favorite things about the desert is its smell.  Sure, it mostly smells like dirt […]

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Wandering along the Pinhoti Trail

The Pinhoti Trail is one of Alabama’s rarest gems.  How it has mostly remained under the radar, I do not know, but it is there, meandering over 300 miles from the base of Flagg Mountain, over the state’s highest peak- Cheaha Mountain, and making it’s way into Georgia where it connects with the Appalachian Trial […]

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