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- Happy National Trails day 2023!04.04.23 : Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need roads… In order to get to Mariscal Canyon, one of the most remote areas of the park, we had to drive 29 miles each way on “primitive dirt roads. Our big red truck opened up tons of new experiences in Big Bend.04.03.23 : Views from the top. We hiked the 10-mile round trip from Chisos Basin to the top of Emory Peak, the highest point in Big Bend. First pic is looking south over the South Rim toward Mexico, second one is looking north into Chisos Basin with Casa Grande Peak at the right.04.03.23 : Looking out through the V-shaped “Window” of Chisos Basin. We were on our way to the summit of Emory Peak along the Pinnacles Trail.04.03.23 : More sunrise scenes from our shipping container home Airbnb in Terlingua.04.03.23 : Waking up to sunrise over the Chisos Mountains and also my favorite desert plant, the ocotillo.
Category Archives: Travelogues
Yellowstone Winter Gallery
We dreamed of visiting Yellowstone National Park in winter for years, and in 2021 we finally took the plunge. Visiting in winter is a such a different experience from summer that it’s practically a different park. Yellowstone receives about the … Continue reading
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Four Corners 2021 Gallery
The Colorado Plateau region never fails to impress. Our recent three week trip was one of the most scenic we’ve ever taken. We’ve been through the area several times before, so this trip allowed us visit some lesser-known attractions to … Continue reading
Posted in High Kick Photos, Travelogues Tagged Antelope Canyon, Arizona Road Trip, Bears Ears, Butler Wash Ruins, Capitol Reef, Chaco Canyon, Chaco Culture National Historical Park, Colorado road trip, Escalante, Fairplay Colorado, Four Corners, four corners road trip, Grand Canyon North Rim, House on Fire, Hovenweep, Kayak the Colorado, Lee's Ferry, Mesa Verde, Monument Valley, New Mexico Road Trip, Utah Road Trip, Valles Caldera, Vermilion Cliffs, Zion Narrows, Zion National Park Leave a comment
Infographics: Moab Trip Spring 2021
Some statistics on our March 26-April 4 road trip to Moab, Utah.
Ranges & Rivers 2020 Gallery
A selection of images from our 4,560-mile summer getaway. This was an alternate plan, created after flying became undesirable due to the pandemic. (We’ll save Portland and the Oregon Coast for when things are back to normal.) We managed to … Continue reading
Hiking in Yosemite National Park
During our three week vacation in June/July we hiked a grand total of 102.5 miles, 33.9 of which were in Yosemite National Park. This park contains an incredible 800 miles of trails, so we’re just scratching the surface here, but we … Continue reading
Summer 2018 Gallery
Images from our epic 2,682-mile road trip through five national parks: Yosemite, Kings Canyon, Sequoia, Pinnacles and Great Basin. Also featuring San Francisco, California coast, Cedar Breaks and Timpanogos Cave national monuments, Salt Lake City and Denver. June 22 – … Continue reading
New Orleans 2018 Gallery
Images from our return to New Orleans and some stops along the way in Columbus, IN, Nashville and Birmingham. March 24 – April 1, 2018. Click to enlarge, read captions and view slideshow.
Travelogue: Twin Cities Weekend
We kicked off our travel season early this year. Both of us had some free time on the first week of the year so we were looking for a destination within easy driving distance that we hadn’t visited in a … Continue reading
High Kick’s Best of 2017
As 2017 comes to an end, it’s time to reflect on another year of travel, specifically the food and beverage department. Our spring break getaway focused on the southwestern states of Arizona, Nevada and California, while summer had us … Continue reading
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Travelogue: The Way Home
Aug 1-5 Departing Fundy National Park with our sights set on Montréal, we mentally prepared for what would be the longest day in the car of the trip. Since Maine nearly slices Canada in half up there, the most efficient … Continue reading
Posted in Destinations, Travelogues Tagged Auberge Le jardin d'Antoine, Auberge McGees Inn, Barchef Toronto, Batch Brewing Detroit, Byward Market, Canada road trip, Canadian Centre for Architecture, Montreal food, National Gallery of Canada, Northern Lights Ottawa, Ottawa tourism, Pointe a Caller museum, West Queen Toronto Leave a comment
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