In central Oklahoma, the weather between Christmas and New Year’s was sunny and warm and I was ready for a road trip, but I didn’t have time to get too far afield. Where could I go within an hour or so’s drive of home? I like themed travel — burning gas “for a reason” makesContinue reading “The Obelisk Tour”
On a research trip to southeastern Oklahoma in late November, artist Debby Kaspari and I enjoyed beautiful weather and some stunning scenery.
Yesterday, Bill and I went for a hike with Art Peters, curator of the Hinton Historical Museum, to visit a canyon west of Hinton that Art had previously not explored. Art has been compiling information on canyons in the area for a book he is about to publish and this was an opportunity for usContinue reading “Gallery: Secret Canyon”
Above: Julie Monigold Roberds’ photo of the Lake Okmulgee Spillway The sun, low in the November sky, illuminates the yellow leaves of an overhanging tree; I duck beneath it, hopping from boulder to boulder on the shore of Lake Okmulgee. The water sparkles with late afternoon reflections but I’m attracted more by the huge limestoneContinue reading “Okmulgee Lake Rising: A Pilgrimage”
“This road once led fortune seekers across Oklahoma on their way to California’s Gold Rush. Today it’s a path for those in search of a Sooner State adventure like no other.” In case you missed it in print, here’s the electronic version of my story, “The Great Golden Way” from Oklahoma Today’s September/October 2016Continue reading “The Great Golden Way”
Bill and I have been blessed to visit Utah several times over the past few years and as I was thinking about my next trip — hiking in the area around Kanab, Utah later this week — I remembered this story from our 2009 journey across the country to California, “The Trail of the Ancients.”Continue reading “Trail of the Ancients”
It’s a good week for publications — my story on the Ozark Highlands Trail, “Waiting for Daylight,” was published in TrailGroove’s online magazine (Click here for the TrailGroove web site) a few days ago and then yesterday OutdoorX4 magazine released the digital version of Issue 16 with my story on trekking in Iceland, “Land of FireContinue reading “A Good Week for Publications”