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Badlands and Beyond, part 13 – British Columbia, Yoho

"Nature is the one song of praise that never stops singing". -Richard Rohr We had to go back. Tak Falls was the most incredible waterfall I had ever experienced and the hiking trail that led back into the mountains and glaciers called to us... beckoning through the cool, glacial breeze that carried fresh, invigorating scents…

Earthquake in Ridgecrest, CA

Phil told me moments ago that a 6.4 earthquake had hit the small, desert town of Ridgecrest, CA. We immediately thought of the sweet couple we had met at Sequoia National Park, Chris and Marissa, and were feeling very anxious for their safety. I never did get their last names but gave them a business…

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A MODERN-DAY DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE

Owens Valley California Just a few short weeks ago, Phil and I had met an energetic, wonderfully friendly and outgoing young couple at our campsite in the Sequoia National Park who were from Ridgecrest, CA. Chris and Marissa, (unfortunately I did not get their last names), were visiting the Park with their daughter's school to…

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Badlands and Beyond, Part 12 – Yoho Nat’l Park, Canada

When camping in a van, the weather determines one's motivation early in the morning. If I hadn't had to answer the call of mother nature, I would've stayed in bed 'til noon! Unlike home, where all you have to do is walk downstairs to use the facilities... we had to get dressed, put on a…