Author Archives: Caroline Cook

Travel Tip: Canadian Arctic

By Mike Koopsen The Canadian Arctic is one of the most remote regions in North America. A couple of years ago my wife and I took a trip there in hopes of seeing and photographing some wild musk-ox. We flew … Continue reading

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Travel Tip: Canyonlands National Park

By Mike Koopsen Some of the most scenic landscapes in the Needles section of Canyonlands National Park can be reached by using a number of fairly easy trails. There are a few loop trails to explore if you have the … Continue reading

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What We’re Reading

All the Light We Cannot See, by Anthony Doerr review by Caroline Cook I had been wanting to read All the Light We Cannot See for a while, so when I spotted it at the library I grabbed it. A … Continue reading

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Travel Tip: Crater Lake

By Mike Koopsen Crater Lake in Oregon is one of the most spectacular natural wonders that I have had the privilege to see. It has unbelievable blue water and is the deepest lake in the United States at almost 2000 … Continue reading

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Travel Tip: Paria Canyon

By Mike Koopsen Hiking through some of the Paria Canyon (straddling the UT/AZ border) while crossing the Paria River multiple times, expect cold water, lots of slippery mud, and possibly quicksand. If you are unfortunate enough to get stuck the … Continue reading

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Travel Tip: Navajo National Monument

By Mike Koopsen The Navajo National Monument has two of the most impressive and well preserved Native American cliff dwellings that I have seen in the American Southwest. The Betatakin ruins can be seen from a distance after a short … Continue reading

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What We’re Reading: October

The Emerald Mile: The Epic Story of the Fastest Ride in History Through The Heart of The Grand Canyon by Kevin Fedarko review by Caroline Cook I find it hard to resist a good nonfiction adventure story, whether the place is somewhere I’ve … Continue reading

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What We’re Reading: September

This month we are reading a collection of supernatural tales—two ghosts and a time traveler. American Ghost by Hannah Nordhaus review by Marilyn Noble At La Posada de Santa Fe, a sad ghost haunts one of the upstairs bedrooms. She … Continue reading

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What We’re Reading: August

The Martian, by Andy Weir review by Aaron Downey Sometimes the stars align. I received this book for my birthday at the time I was editing our forthcoming book, The Boundless Universe: Astronomy in the New Age of Discovery by … Continue reading

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Review of Hummingbird Plants of the Southwest

The Native Plant Society of New Mexico has reviewed Marcy Scott’s new book, Hummingbird Plants of the Southwest, in their New Mexico’s Voice for Native Plants newsletter.  An excerpt of the review by Renée West follows: you can read the … Continue reading

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