Monthly Archive: July, 2015

Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site, Illinois

Cahokia Mounds State Historic Site contains the remains of the largest pre-Columbian Native American city, which was the cultural and economic capital of the Mississippian society that stretched from Minnesota to northern Florida… Continue reading

Bennett Spring State Park, Missouri

Our stop at Bennett Spring State Park was a bit disappointing. The spring itself was pretty but as we soon discovered, the park was infested with ticks not to mention being fairly thick… Continue reading

Catamount Trail, Green Mountain Falls, Colorado

Tom had hiked the Catamount Trail before and knew I’d enjoy it – plus, we all needed a walk as we were driving east. The trail begins with a very short climb to… Continue reading

Florissant Fossil Beds National Monument, Colorado

The Florissant Fossil Beds in eastern Colorado are a six thousand acre prairie and forest preserve overlaying multiple deposits of late Eocene-era fossils. Over fifty thousand high quality samples have been uncovered here… Continue reading

Curecanti National Recreation Area, Colorado

The Curecanti Creek Trail was a true delight. When Rachel and I had passed through the Recreation Area in 2013 we stopped at Pioneer Point Overlook where the trail begins so I had… Continue reading

Goblin Valley State Park, Utah

Goblin Valley State Park, located northeast of Capitol Reef National Park, is famous for its thousands of hoodoos but, unlike many hoodoos in other areas of southwest, the eroded sandstone columns here bear… Continue reading

San Rafael Swell Area (BLM), Utah

We arrived at Goblin Valley State Park in the late afternoon and after claiming a spot to set up camp on the adjacent BLM San Rafael Swell Area, we decided to look for… Continue reading