Category Archives: United States

American SW Monument Valley….

We made it to Monument Valley, iconic, Forest Gumpish, but beautiful!!!!

Yeah this is where Forrest Gump stopped running…


American SW. Canyon De Chilly

This place is remote and few US tourist venture this far into the Eastern part of Arizona. Most tourist go to the Grand Canyon, a shame, because this park is beautiful.

Canyon De Chilly…

My friend Paul on the far out-crop….

American South West… Eastern Arizona and Utah

Heading East on Route 66, first stop is Winslow Arizona. People come from all over the world to see the little corner Jackson Brown made famous in his 1972 song “Take it easy”.

There are still bits and pieces of route 66 to be found but most of the old road has been replaced by Interstate-40, which you can see just beyond the old abandoned Studebaker.

Miles of power poles stitch the edge of the once famous roadway now barely noticeable in the desert brush.

Virginia Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive


We are in Virginia this week traveling along the Blue Ridge Parkway and Skyline Drive.


From the South just West of Lynchburg, mile marker 65 is the Natural Bridge.


At mile marker 30 is Crabtree Falls, 2 mile hike round trip.

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Down the road from Crabtree Falls the Appalachian Trail crosses the Tye River with a suspension bridge.


At the end of the Blue Ridge Parkway the road continues into the Shenandoah National Park and becomes the Skyline Drive. Just before you enter Skyline Drive, standing alone off the side road, an abandon Howard Johnson’s, sad kind-of…va-skd

Around Mile Marker 50 on the Skyline Drive is the Dark Hollow Falls, 4 mile hike round trip…


Fall is coming and the leaves are just starting to turn, one more week and it will be at it’s peak, i’ll try and capture some of that beauty if i can…


This week We are in the Zion National Park, Utah. A beautiful punishing place if you hike Angles Landing, not for the faint of heart…welcome-to-zion-national-park

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Our mission is to climb this beast… Angles Landing….zion-3

It’s not easy….

Most people stop here and go no further…zion-83



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It took us 6 hours up and back, five people have fallen to their death in the past 10 years but if you go slow and steady it’s a piece of “well …. be careful” . A wonderful hike …




Next, westward to Valley of Fire in Nevada …