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Day 2 in the Grand Canyon: exploring the “ancients,” a dubious crowd estimate and birthday cake!
Breakfast on the Colorado River

Day 2 in the Grand Canyon: exploring the “ancients,” a dubious crowd estimate and birthday cake!

I sit up in my sleeping bag and look around. We are steps from the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon. The light on the multi-hued rock—pink, orange, brown is spectacular as the sun comes up

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Rafting the Grand Canyon with Western River Expeditions
Navigating House Rock rapids

Rafting the Grand Canyon with Western River Expeditions

We are diverse group of 32 (not including four guides) on this seven-day rafting adventure in the Grand Canyon, from across the country and generations.

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Bryce Canyon National Park: Hoodoo you think you’re feeling?
Natural Bridge feature at Bryce Canyon NP

Bryce Canyon National Park: Hoodoo you think you’re feeling?

Hoodoos actually have eroded out of cliffs, forming thin walls of rock called fins.Isn’t nature amazing?! Here at Bryce Canyon we are at the top of what is famously called “The Grand Staircase”

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The short strange ride on an E-bike, up to Maroon Bells near Aspen CO
Eileen with CamelBak on the road to Maroon Bells near Aspen CO

The short strange ride on an E-bike, up to Maroon Bells near Aspen CO

We headed up eight miles to the Maroon Bells, one of Colorado’s most iconic rides along Maroon Creek Road from Aspen Highlands to Maroon Lake

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Pizza in Aspen? Pizza in Heaven? This is Colorado

The Gant Aspen not only is Aspen’s only condominium hotel that offers food and beverage right here, but the new artisanal take out pizzas from Boulder’s popular Boss Lady Pizza has proved a huge hit on weekends.

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Pandemic Summer reunion in Crested Butte CO: socially distancing on mountain trails

This Pandemic summer, Elk Avenue has been made one way to allow for more outdoor socially-distanced seating and masks are required for those strolling on Elk Avenue.

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A picture perfect day in Jackson Hole WY on the last day of our epic #CovidSummer2020 road trip
Hang Gliding from top of the gondola at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort

A picture perfect day in Jackson Hole WY on the last day of our epic #CovidSummer2020 road trip

The big difference this pandemic summer: Families wearing masks when they are near other people or inside shops. Clerks and restaurant servers are wearing masks too.

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Away from it all: At River Dance Lodge in scenic central Idaho
Dan Casler jumps while Jack studies technique

Away from it all: At River Dance Lodge in scenic central Idaho

We’re spending a couple of days in a cabin at River Dance Lodge in Idaho, part of the Row Adventures portfolio, known for their rafting and sea kayaking trips.

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