Yosemite National Park: A Must See

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The most visited National Park Our nation’s two most visited national parks every year are Yellowstone and Yosemite. It’s easy to see why. They both exhibit magnificent scenery and natural values. Yellowstone in Wyoming was the first in 1872 while … Continued

Rain in the Desert

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Monsoon Season Rain may be the furthest thing from your mind when you plan your trip to the desert southwest. But late-summer visitors to red-rock country quickly learn that they should expect the unexpected during “monsoon season.” A typical August … Continued

Utah’s Tropical Getaway

by Hartt Wixom For years I was intrigued by the name of Tropic Reservoir in Garfield County. How did it get the name of a South Sea isle? According to Utah Place Names by John Van Cott, Tropic was settled … Continued

Along the Navajo Trial

[fusion_text] By Hartt Wixom One of the outstanding outdoor scenes in western travel has to be Monument Valley Navajo Trial Park on the Utah-Arizona border. That is one reason why Hollywood fell in love with it. Film maker John Ford … Continued

“Jarbidge, Nevada? Never Heard of It”

By Hartt Wixom I love the isolated village of Jarbidge, Nevada. No one I’ve talked with has ever heard  of it. So much to the good. Quaint little one-time gold mining town, yet never ghosted. It is still very much alive … Continued

Colorado: Big Mountains, Big Trout

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By Hartt Wixom One thing I’ve neglected in my outdoor writing is the state of Colorado. What are the natural resources of the Centennial State and what does it have for the hunting and fishing sportsman? Considerable. Take the Gunnison … Continued