2016 New Mexico Elk Hunt

Dad sneaking into a better position for the shot on a monster bull elk

After several weeks of travel and about 5,000 miles driven, I arrived in Las Cruces, NM and reunited with my family. Took one day off to rest and prepare for the elk hunt season.  My Dad drew a bull tag for NM unit 34 which is located in the Lincoln National Forest.  Based on intel … Read more 2016 New Mexico Elk Hunt

Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Black Canyon of the Gunnison

Today I tried to be pro-active and book lodging before actually arriving to my destination (what a crazy idea, right?).  Well, in this case it worked against me.  Booked a hotel in Santa Fe, NM thinking I would have time then ended up at Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park about an hour from … Read more Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park

Colorado National Monument

Colorado National Monument

After staying in Grand Junction last night out of necessity, it was a pleasant surprise to find Colorado National Monument located in the same city some 10 miles from my hotel.  Did t have time to do any hikes, but the views were worth the visit. Since I visited early morning, the sun was against … Read more Colorado National Monument

Arches National Park

Arches National Park

After Capitol Reef I had a decision to make – skip some parks and start driving south, or press my luck and go for more.  Made some distance calculations with my road atlas (no cell service out here anywhere) and made the call to push onward in my adventures. Only about 100 miles or so … Read more Arches National Park

Capitol Reef National Park

Cold, windy night in the tent again but wore my snowboarding gear and stayed toasty warm.  First day in a while with 8 hours of sleep!  Broke down camp and was in the park before 8am but found this wasn’t ideal to photograph the rock formations.  Had to wait 30-45 minutes for more light to … Read more Capitol Reef National Park