Arizona Awesome: Fall For Arizona

Leaf peeping in Arizona? The answer—which may come as a surprise—is a resounding “yes.” Between high-elevation forests, shaded canyons, riparian zones, and sky islands—those isolated mountain ranges surrounded by desert—the state offers plenty of hikes, drives, and picnic options for those who want to surround themselves in autumnal hues. Timing? Look for Arizona fall color […]

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A Photographer’s Guide To The American West

From west to east and north to south, we have toured and photographed numerous National Parks Service sites including national parks, national monuments, national recreation areas, national seashores, and national historic sites and parks. These parks offer a cross-section of the best of the best for scenic beauty and historic significance across America. The most […]

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Why the Zion (National Park) Shuttle Was Needed and Why It Is Inadequate Today

At the grand opening of the Zion National Park transportation system on May 26, 2000, the program noted that the park was going “back to the future.” “The congestion, noise, pollution, and associated resource damage suggested that we go ‘back to the future,’” the event’s program read. “Beginning today, we visit Zion Canyon by shuttle […]

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The Streets of Bakersfield

Despite its size, Bakersfield is a large small town. It has the conveniences and amenities of a large urban area, but new residents and visitors comment on others smiling and saying ‘hello.’” With music, festivals, outdoor activities, performs arts and sports, there’s ample activities for visitors to explore and reasons for a return visit. Archeological […]

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