Category Archives: National Monuments

  1. Carrizo Plain National Monument, CA -The Bloom Was Super Enough!

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    July 17, 2016 by Deb W. Trotter

    All the talk this spring was of the “super bloom” in Death Valley National Park.  After several years of drought …
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  2. Kasha-Katuwe Tent Rocks National Monument, NM – It’s About Time

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    February 24, 2016 by Deb W. Trotter

    Although I have spent quite a bit of time in and around Santa Fe, New Mexico, until earlier this month …
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  3. Bandelier National Monument, NM – Little River of Beans Falls

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    February 17, 2015 by Deb W. Trotter

    We didn’t really know what to expect on a winter visit to the Santa Fe area, but last week with …
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  4. Ten National Parks Share My Sixty (Plus) in 2013

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    December 23, 2013 by Deb W. Trotter

    In my final post of 2012 I laid out my goal for this year of hiking at least 60 miles …
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  5. Sixty in 2013: Oregon Caves National Monument – Spelunking in the Beaver State

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    September 2, 2013 by Deb W. Trotter

    Tucked into the southwest corner of the state of Oregon, not on the way to or from anywhere, at the …
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  6. Bandelier National Monument, NM – No Time Machine Required

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    April 29, 2013 by Deb W. Trotter

    As a kid in 1968, again with our own kids in 2000, and again with just my husband last fall, …
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  7. Cabrillo National Monument, CA – Two for the Price of One

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    April 8, 2013 by Deb W. Trotter

    With water on three sides, the views alone make a visit to Cabrillo National Monument in San Diego, California, worth …
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