Monthly Archives: April 2013

White Sands National Monument

White Sands National Monument is, for lack of a better word, unique.  Not only is it New Mexico’s most visited National Park unit, but it is also the world’s largest gypsum dune field.  And what, pray tell, does one find … Continue reading

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Adopt-A-Crag at the Happy Boulders

We had driven down from Lake Tahoe for a few days to do some bouldering.  And although we had only climbed a few sessions, we knew we needed a rest day.  As such, we were pleased to find out that … Continue reading

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Zion National Park – Excerpt from “Don’t Step on the Dirt”

The following is an excerpt from Don’t Step on the Dirt, by Ryan Elson.  It is available through,, in all major eBook formats, and can be ordered by your local bookstore and library.  More excerpts are online at  Enjoy! Chapter 4 – Utah … Continue reading

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Basketball, Sports, and our Nation’s Historic Landmarks

The Final Four is almost upon us, and the odds are that no one had Louisville, Wichita State, Michigan, and Syracuse all in the mix.  Regardless of how busted your bracket is, you may not realize that college basketball, and … Continue reading

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