Of our many hikes in the Southwestern United States, we both look back at one in awe—short, sweet and a palette of pinks—Lower Hackberry Canyon. “There was something out there,” said Magellan.
“Are you taking a gun?” You’d be surprised how often this question was asked when we announced our plans to spend three months touring the southwestern United States, primarily primitive camping in a rooftop tent on our 2008 Land Rover. Only once did I wish, sort of, that I had one. Instead, this blog, the […]
Back in 1999, Bandon Dunes opened with these words: “…we believe that, with time and the opening of two projected sister courses, it will rival Pebble Beach as a pilgrimage destination. As a true links, it has no peer in North America. Standing in magnificent isolation amid the windswept Pacific dunes…Bandon Dunes offers a […]
Otherworldly Sun alights her figure of hematite, Apart and above in her regal stance Her gown of ruffles chalky pink; her legs Trapped for sixty million years long to dance The sunset waltz in the silent city Where hoodoos grow glowing in saffron light; Sentinels sculpted by frosts and rainfall Awaiting the star-filled Fairyland night […]
Hikers, yes. But it’s hard to imagine why vandals are attracted to Painted Canyon in the Mecca Hills Wilderness, 65 kilometres from Palm Springs as the crow flies. After the long drive along the Coachella Canal that irrigates rows of citrus, they would have to ignore the sign: “Four-Wheel Drive Vehicles Only Beyond This Point” […]