Lorenzo de Arabia: A Mexican Camel Adventure

Cabo San Lucas II: The Joy of Camels Sylvia has told Brian many times that two of her singular ambitions in life are: To ‘go to Egypt and ride a camel.’ To ‘go to India and ride an Elephant’ Why any of this is so Brian is unable to fathom, but it is his opinion …

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The Low South

Vacation Time in Mexico's Baja Peninsula **Becauseitzthere is mainly a hiking blog, but from time to time we feature outdoor pursuits of the less rugged kind, including posts of the ‘pursuit of leisure’ variety. Well, there aren’t many places on Earth where leisure is pursued with greater vigor than at Cabo San Lucas, Mexico. Located …

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We’re Back!

Brian and Sylvia celebrate their Tenth Wedding Anniversary We're back from celebrating our Tenth Wedding Anniversary! Has it really been ten years? The typical gift given on the Tenth Anniversary is described as 'tin or aluminum.' Therefore we decided to give one another the gift of aluminum...in the form of an airplane fuselage, which we …

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Are These Really the Best Hikes in Every State?

Outside Magazine Online recently released a list of the Best Hikes in each State. We were made aware of it through Besthike.com as many people were...they were in turn clued on by the Adventure Blog, which we also follow. https://www.outsideonline.com/2393036/50-best-hikes-us We have bashed Outside Magazine in the past, and this is exactly the type of …

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Are the US National Parks Becoming Less Safe?

Are Accidents and Fatalities in the US National Parks on the rise? A man was seriously injured on Thursday falling into a volcanic crater in Hawaii’s Kilauea Volcano National Park. The man was apparently trying to get a better view of the caldera when he plunged 70 feet down to a lower ledge; initial reports …

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Mt. Rainier National Park

It’s National Parks Week!

US National Parks Waive Their Entrance Fee for a Day It's National Parks Week! US National Parks offered free admission on Saturday, April 20. Did you take advantage? Many people have likely heard about the entrance fee increases in National Parks. While some ghastly numbers were bandied about as trial balloons early in the process, …

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Can I hike the Grand Canyon Traverse?

Can I hike the Grand Canyon rim to rim too? The short answer is...yes, this is a hike that even modestly experienced hikers can do, if they are well prepared. But do NOT underestimate the risks and challenges. This is a SERIOUS undertaking! For as long as there have been human beings around to stand …

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