Durward’s Glen Waterfall

Durward's Glen - Primary view of the falls from downstream

Took a weekend trip up around Baraboo in mid May in search of some new falls within Durward’s Glen, a privately owned spiritual retreat and conference center that is open to the public. It’s definitely quite remote but has some nice hiking trails and is located in a very quiet spot tucked into the Driftless … Read more

Lake Mead – White Owl Canyon

Lake Mead - Slot Canyon on the Owl Canyon Trail

After touring Hoover Dam I didn’t have any more set plans so I decided to visit the Lake Mead National Recreation Area visitor center and see what I could find.  Took a short lunch break at Boulder Beach which already has some amazing scenery. Park staff turned me towards a hike at Owl Canyon, a … Read more

Joshua Tree – Hidden Valley

Joshua Tree - Hidden Valley

Final stop for the day was a race against sundown to hike the box canyon at Hidden Valley. One of the plaques along the nature trail details how this was once a forest covered in trees and is now relict or restricted to a smaller area than was once found. Not really much to say … Read more

Houghton Falls / Echo Dells Falls

Houghton Falls

Wrapped up at Copper Falls and hit the road.  Next camping spot was several hours drive and the planned route would take me all along the NW border of Wisconsin along Lake Superior.  First detour was in Bayfield at Houghton Falls State Natural Area.  Trails here are quite well groomed and easy for almost all … Read more