The most fun I have on these wanderings is when I come across a place that is truly spectacular and I had no idea it was there. Such a place is the Crooked River Gorge. Because of a scheduling problem, I had an eight hour driving day; pretty long for me, and stopped at a […]

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From the 1890’s to as recently as 1975 Ranchers have run cattle in Canyonlands. This is not pasture grazing – this is high desert. I imagine the cattle only survived. The cattle and the cowboys that tended them were surely tough. The cowboys lived in open air “bunkhouses” under the overhanging rock for months at […]

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I leave in the next few days for another 3-4 month trip into the great west. The only thing I know about this trip so far is I will follow the Lincoln Highway west from Iowa. If you want to follow along, there is an interactive map and a lot of information at the Lincoln […]

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My extended adventure is about to begin. In the next few weeks I will set out to discover America. I have traveled a lot in my career, but always by air. Many times I have looked down at America – particularly the Mississippi River and the high plains to the west – intrigued by the […]

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