Monthly Archives: August 2012

East into the vastness

Leaving San Francisco we head east not knowing where we will sleep. After a long day of driving we  settle down at the Wilson Canyon Rest Area in Smith Valley, Nevada. At sunset an unknown artist paints the sky in … Continue reading

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The Wedge Overlook

We drive through juniper and pinion woodland  following the few signs to our destination, The Wedge Overlook in the southwestern state of Utah. Familiar with Utah’s unique rock formations – land bridges, arches and hoodoos (weathered rock columns), we had … Continue reading

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An Urn to Die For

In Petaluma, California (a forty-five minute drive north of San Francisco) a hidden world exists. Amidst low-lying hills, a double row of weathered wooden buildings slouch atop a field spiked with brown grass. Chris and I turn down a dirt … Continue reading

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The Wild Comes to Us

One afternoon during the preparations for our trip, Chris and I sat in our van  with all the doors and windows open. We were talking about our forthcoming trip when Chris casually said, “Oh, there is a bear.” “Really, a bear? … Continue reading

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