It seems spring has finally overtaken us on our trek north. Outside Sequoia National Park the redbuds are in full bloom, the lupines (which look just like tall bluebonnets) are out in force, and the hills are covered with dark golden flowers the locals know as California poppies. But the ever vigilant Park Service is […]
Around 10:00 Saturday, our 10th morning at the Gulf Islands National Seashore campground, National Park Service rangers began knocking on doors bearing bad news: everyone has to pack up and leave before 4:00 this afternoon. The campground is closed indefinitely due to lack of funding. Yes, Kat and I were evicted from our paid for […]
He turned off the electric lights and suddenly it was literally dark as a tomb. You’ve never seen darkness like this. Then he flicked on a Bic lighter, cautioning us not to look at the flame, but to look up and all around. Sure enough, eyes adjusted and one could make out rocks, pits, walls, and floors.
Meanwhile, Arches is crazily scenic despite its lack of a canyon. There’s no river. The park is just the product of millions of years of differential rates of rock erosion. Check out Kat’s pictures: I won’t waste 10,000 words trying to describe those ten pix.