Welcome to the official Ryan Elson author blog. Ryan’s first book, Don’t Step on the Dirt: A Comedic Travelogue through America’s National Parks, is now available. It is, not surprisingly, a comical travelogue detailing a cross-country trip through some of America’s National Parks. Whether getting caught in a thunderstorm in South Dakota, talking to cows in Arizona, encouraging (and discouraging) hikers, or trying not to step on the dirt in Utah, Ryan takes note of the absurdities that abound across our great nation, both in reality and in his mind. Chocked full of historical and geological tangents related to the parks he visits, Don’t Step on the Dirt is a witty and interesting read.
This blog was started to continue in the same vein as Don’t Step on the Dirt. The aim was to post articles related to America’s outdoor wonderlands; national parks, state parks, wilderness areas; along with funny and/or historical stories about them, either based on personal experiences or research. Articles might be related to wildlife, people, geology, science, history, or any other tangent that comes to mind. Occasionally, I may post on a trip or location elsewhere in the world, but I’ll try to keep the main focus of the blog on the good old U.S. of A. The blog doesn’t always have the same high comedy factor as the book, but if you like the information presented here, be sure to read excerpts of the book at my homepage: http://www.ryan-elson.com.
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