Where We Are in 30 Seconds! – (Shenandoah National Park)

The drive up the east coast was fast-paced. We drove through familiar cities, saw familiar faces, and drove on familiar interstate highways. Nostalgia washed over us as we drove through the rolling Appalachian Mountains, in and through Asheville, and up into Virginia toward Natalie’s old stomping ground of Harrisonburg. Calling these hills mountains seemed like a joke … Continue reading

Green Living, Circa A.D. 550 – (Mesa Verde National Park)

Heading east from Paria Canyon we traveled through the Navajo Nation. This beautiful high dessert region of the United States has been home to people for millennia, and it’s easy to see why. Painted landscapes, towering plateaus, burning sunsets, and monoliths of ancient stone; the ‘four corners’ region is wide and sparsely populated. Rising higher in … Continue reading

Profile: John Muir (The West Coast)

  “Any fool can destroy trees.  They (the trees) cannot run away; and if they could, they would still be destroyed – chased and hunted down as long as fun or a dollar could be got out of their hides.”  – John Muir   I took an ecology class in school, and so I’d heard … Continue reading

Where We Are in 30 Seconds! – (Sequoia National Park)

Sequoiadendron giganteum  is the sole living species in the genus Sequoiadendron, and one of three species of coniferous trees known as redwoods, classified in the family Cupressaceae in the subfamily Sequoioideae, which includes the Coastal Redwood (The tallest trees on earth!). The common use of the name “sequoia” generally refers to Sequoiadendron, which occurs naturally … Continue reading

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