Category Archives: Nature

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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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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Today’s Travel Tip — Sunset in Sedona

By Mike Koopsen Sedona is well known for its beautiful red rock landscapes and panoramic vistas, and if you visit overnight, I would highly recommend finding a nice place to see the sunset. Airport Mesa is one of the best choices for … Continue reading

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Today’s Travel Tip: Leaf Peeping in Colorado

by Marilyn Noble September is my favorite month in Colorado. The days are balmy and warm, the mornings crisp and cool, and the sky is a glorious deep shade of blue. And then there are the trees. A quick drive … Continue reading

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Today’s Travel Tip: Rocky Mountain National Park

  By Marilyn Noble One of America’s iconic drives in Rocky Mountain National Park takes you along what feels like the top of the world. Highway 34, connecting Estes Park and Grand Lake, Colo. becomes Trail Ridge Road once you … Continue reading

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Today’s Travel Tip — Monument Valley

By Mike Koopsen Monument Valley is one of the most iconic landscapes in the American Southwest. If you’ve ever watched a John Wayne western there is a good chance that you viewed some of these landscapes in the movie. It … Continue reading

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Today’s Travel Tip: The Wave

By Mike Koopsen Coyote Buttes North is famous for its beautifully sculpted sandstone formations, especially the Wave. To get there you have to drive into Utah and then hike back into Arizona. Since many of these colorful sandstones are fragile … 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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Mindy Muehlhausen and the Practice of Photo Therapy

Mindy Muehlhausen is passionate about lots of things – people, animals, the place she lives, the changing sky – and she takes photos of all of them. But unlike many other serious photographers, she’s not a gearhead. Instead, she prefers … Continue reading

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Today’s Travel Tip: Canyon de Chelly

By Mike Koopsen Canyon de Chelly National Monument has a wonderful assortment of ancient cliff dwellings that can be seen from a number of overlooks both on the South Rim drive and on the North Rim drive, which looks over … Continue reading

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