Madera Canyon, Arizona

Once I got to looking at my carpenter bee photos yesterday, I realized there were a whole bunch of things I neglected to post about my Arizona trip a couple of years ago. That’s probably true of most of the things I intend to post but then forget to actually write up. Oh well! It’s […]

Quiet camping and waxwings

I was too tired to come up with a cleverer title, but I’m accepted suggestions. Here’s a story that expresses my relationship with my father pretty well. One day, my dad and I decided to go camping.  We were living in Nebraska at the time, having just moved there from Colorado.  Now, when one goes […]

Lake Roosevelt (A ghost town)

This is a story from my camping trip in AZ a couple of months ago (lots of good stories and adventures from that trip!). We had driven all the way down from Flagstaff (having camped near there the night before), and being very misled by a local friend who estimated the driving time between Lake […]

Coyotes and thunderstorms in the desert

I had some pretty exciting times camping around in Arizona, but there was one night in particular that stands out as probably the most exciting night I’ve ever had in a tent.  (Even though, when I go camping, it’s pretty much always intense*.) Sunset in the Superstitions. I was camping with a friend in the […]

Lake Tahoe: Meeks Bay

On my travels over the past couple of weeks, I spent one night camping at Lake Tahoe, in the Meeks Bay campground.  These photos do not do justice to Lake Tahoe at all…it’s nothing but super saturated blues and lofty mountains and trees. Swimming in Lake Tahoe was definitely a highlight of my trip.  What […]