The Great Golden Way

  “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”

A Good Week for Publications

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”

Gallery: Sacred Indeed

It’s pristine, easy to access, and historically important. It’s also remote and seems to be relatively unknown, and the fact that few people know about it is probably a good thing. The grounds of Sacred Heart Abbey, near Konawa, Oklahoma are a place of peace and calm and mystery. It’s a quiet place to walk,Continue reading “Gallery: Sacred Indeed”

Plenty o’ Back Roads

Flowers on the prairie where the June bugs zoom Plenty o’ air and plenty o’ room (From “Oklahoma,” by Rodgers and Hammerstein)   Western Oklahoma.  For some, the words conjure up in the mind’s eye a straight ribbon of four-lane through flat, featureless land.  But they are the ones who have never been close toContinue reading “Plenty o’ Back Roads”

Today’s Time Warp: Fort Supply

Concertina wire draws my gaze away from the lenticular clouds shifting from flying saucers into mother ships in the western Oklahoma sky. We’ve been driving northwest from Woodward on Highway 270 looking for Fort Supply, and we should be there by now. The fence topped with razor wire clearly indicates we are approaching a prison,Continue reading “Today’s Time Warp: Fort Supply”

Gallery: Aventura en Baja

We had three perfect days in Baja California with Tiberio and Suzanna Esparza a few weeks ago. Four-wheeling in “side by sides” through the mountains and deserts of Baja, including a trip through the Parque Nacional Constitution de 1857, we had a rough and tumble time and ended our first day at the famous Mike’sContinue reading “Gallery: Aventura en Baja”