Category: National Public Lands

Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Adventure

From the Davis Mountains State Park in Texas, we drove two full days to arrive for a brief stopover at the Escapees Saguaro Co-op Campground in Benson, AZ. Our one-night stopover at the Las Cruces Overlook Rest Area was restful and surprisingly quiet! We… Continue Reading “Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument Adventure”

Big Bend National Park Revisited

Big Bend National Park is quite possibly our all-time favorite national park. We’ve visited the park several times over the years and our last visit at the beginning of January 2022 re-ignited our love of this breathtaking area. Many things have changed since our… Continue Reading “Big Bend National Park Revisited”

Photo a Day 7.22.21

Today, Jim and I biked two different loops on the carriage road system here in Acadia National Park. Our first ride was around the Amphitheater Loop starting at the Brown Mountain Gate parking area. It’s about a 5 mile loop starting and ending at… Continue Reading “Photo a Day 7.22.21”

Cabin Fever Excursions

As we approach the end of February, my cabin fever temperature continues to rise! To lower my homebound temperature and raise my spirits, we embarked on two road trips this past week. The first adventure was a true road excursion (with a short snowshoe… Continue Reading “Cabin Fever Excursions”

Great American Outdoors Act

One of my favorite photographs of the Rio Grande as it winds its way through Big Bend National Park. After composing yesterday’s post and commenting on the lack of adequate funding for the NPS, I feel the need to react to an article I… Continue Reading “Great American Outdoors Act”