Canada killed the tent

After all the rain in Yoho and Jasper, I decided that a little sunshine was in order. I booked 4 nights at Dinosaur Provincial Park to dry out, soak up some desert heat and explore the badlands. The first night was picture perfect: clear and starry skies, cool desert temperatures and a spectacular sunset. The…

Banff, Yoho and Jasper

It’s been two weeks of the Canadian Rockies, but it does not seem that long. There has been a lot of weather to contend with; high temps, rain, snow and freezing temps. It’s July, right? I spent one night at the Waterfowl Campsite off the Icefield Parkway in two pairs of socks, sweats, shorts, a…

South of Yellowknife, west of the Mississippi, north of Laredo

In this work-a-day world full of bills and due dates, when do you get out of the city and see all of the sights you’ve always wanted to see? If you are lucky you’ll spend a long weekend in one of those extraordinary places. If you are really lucky, you’ll get get the best gift ever. TIME. My gift came…