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Mar 13 2016

Saguaro National Park

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Over the President’s Day long weekend in February, we made a trip to Phoenix to visit family. Naturally, I scouted¬†for day trips close to Phoenix and ended up visiting two nice spots. First on the list was Saguaro National Park. The national park is a little unique in that it is split into two areas […]

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Sep 20 2015

Glacier National Park – Day 7

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On our last day – or rather half day, since we had to exit the park in the afternoon to reach the airport –¬† at the Glacier National Park, we visited the Two Medicine area. This was again on the east side of the park but south of the Many Glacier area and so the […]

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Sep 13 2015

Glacier National Park – Day 6

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The plan for day 6 was our second day hike of the trip – the hike to Iceberg Lake. At almost 10 miles this trail was longer than the Grinnell Glacier trail but the elevation increase wasn’t as much and so it wasn’t considered as strenuous. Since we liked the ranger-led hike to Grinnell Glacier, […]

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Sep 02 2015

Glacier National Park – Day 5

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Since day 5 was sandwiched between two days of long, strenuous hiking, we decided to take it easy. First we hiked John’s Lake Loop. The hike through the forest gave us only a glimpse of John’s Lake through the trees. But the trail led to the very pretty McDonald Falls. The waterfall was on McDonald […]

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Jul 23 2014

India Trip 2014

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Long breaks on this blog are usually the result of one of two things – a vacation to India or writer’s block. Thankfully, it was the former that led to this 3 week-long break this time around. As the usual post-vacation blues descend on me, here is a quick summary of the trip. The highlight […]

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May 29 2014

Lassen Volcanic National Park

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Among the 9 national parks in California, we have so far visited 8 with Channel Islands NP being the only one we haven’t set foot in yet. Among the 8, though we have technically visited Lassen Volcanic NP a few years ago, our visit was simply a drive through the park when returning from Mt. […]

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Oct 22 2013

Great Basin National Park

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Aside from the gorgeous scenery, the one given in any national park is the presence of crowds. Slow traffic on the popular roads and driving around to find parking at the famous spots are as much a part of the experience of visiting a national park as the sights we see there. Over the Labor […]

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Jun 06 2013

Redwood National Park Trip

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Over the Memorial Weekend, we took a road trip to Redwood National and State Parks, a protected area comprised of Redwood trees and a portion of the coastline, close to the Oregon border. Known primarily for the redwood trees, the parks offered many other attractions and as a bonus, the return drive from the parks […]

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May 15 2013

Half Day Trip – Pinnacles National Park

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National Parks are easily my favorite destinations when it comes to trips since within a reasonably small area, they provide many different landscapes and lots of opportunities to enjoy nature. So I was naturally thrilled when a National Park sprang up just 1 1/2 hours away from home. A few months ago, Pinnacles National Monument […]

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Sep 09 2012

Joshua Tree National Park

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Another long weekend, another National Park… Over the Labor Day weekend, we visited Joshua Tree National Park in Southern California. While national parks usually raise visions of greenery and water with their plant life, lakes and waterfalls, Joshua Tree NP, which is spread over two deserts, offered a very different and unique experience. We entered […]

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