Welcome to Asheville

Hello, our dear friends, family, and readers. We apologize for the radio silence on this blog, but we were busy getting acquainted with our new city. That’s right, we are (almost certainly if we can get employment) moving to Asheville (probably in August). Asheville is a delightful little blue crunchy bubble in a sea of …

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Smokey Mountains, Day 3

On our last full day in the Great Smokey Mountains, we decided to hit up Mount Le Conte. We planned to do Charlie’s Bunion, but Ryan had already hiked it, and the Ranger we talked to recommended this one. As we drove to the trailhead, we passed the result of a forest fire that occurred …

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Mesa Verde

We’ve got some catching up to do. We kicked off our time in Colorado with our fifteenth national park: Mesa Verde. It was different from most of the places we’d been recently as the focus was less on the natural world and more on the archeological, human world. Nature asserted itself though; as we spoke …

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Arches

A new National Park, a new geology lesson. Buckle up, we’re visiting Arches. I’ll try to make it quick, we’ve gone over a lot of it already. Ancient desert dunes frozen in time and space as sandstone, lifted thousands of feet into the air when North America crashed into the Pacific plate. Water does it’s …

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