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Horsetail Falls, Yosemite National Park

Reading Time: 4 minutes We have been going to Yosemite National Park in February for the past three years and 2016 is certainly a huge improvement in water situation. After having spent two sunsets in 2015 waiting for horsetail with disappointment, I am thrilled to have photographed horsetail this year. We left Sunnyvale around 8AM and reached Yosemite View Lodge around […]

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Mammoth Cave National Park, Kentucky

Reading Time: 2 minutes Here is a throw back Thursday post from my previous life in D.C. Well, it was July4th weekend in 2011 and had to do something besides the usual fireworks in the capital. I didn’t see any other reason to drive 11-hours from D.C to Kentucky besides visiting the world’s longest cave system of 400-miles. If you are in […]

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Road Trip to Southern California

Reading Time: 1 minute When we went: Thanksgiving 2014 Day 1: Home to Sequoia National Park, overnight camping Day 2: Late afternoon drive to Big Bear lake to Joshua Tree National Park, overnight camping Day 3: At Joshua Tree National Park and camped overnight Day 4: Joshua Tree National Park to San Diego. Day 5: San Diego Day 6: Drive […]

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Road Trip to New Mexico

Reading Time: 2 minutes 9 days, 10 parks, 2 cities, 3300-miles and 3 drivers. Day 1: Sunnyvale to Joshua Tree National Park to Phoenix. Day 2: Phoenix to Saguaro National Park to Lordsburg. Day 3: Lordsburg to City of Rocks State Park to White sands National Monument. Day 4: White sands National Monument to Bosque Del Apache Wilderness to Socorro. Day 5: Socorro to Bosque Del […]

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Kelso Dunes at Mojave Desert National Preserve – CA

Reading Time: 2 minutes The day of chasing the sun continues….. From Sedona at Sunrise, to Mojave Desert National Preserve for sunset. Drive involved calculated breaks to make sure we reach in time for sunset. Coming back from New Mexico, we gained an hour entering California. We decided to stop at Kelso Dunes for sunset and it is fairly accessible […]

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El Malpais National Monument – NM

Reading Time: 2 minutes After spending the day at Bandelier National Monument, we drove in the direction of Arizona. After sunset we decided to stay at Grant, NM for that night. It was the thanksgiving day and there was absolutely no restaurant open in that town. But we had a backup plan. Checkout the dehydrated food section for more details. […]

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Bandelier National Monument – NM

Reading Time: 2 minutes Ater VLA, we drove straight to Santa Fe and stayed there overnight. Didn’t get much time to explore the town besides walking around to get a place to eat. Next day morning, the day of Thanksgiving, we drove to Bandelier National Monument. And the park visitor center was open. The cave dwelling walking loop, 1.2 […]

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Bosque Del Apache Wilderness – NM

Reading Time: 2 minutes After White Sands National Monument, we drove to Bosque Del Apache Wilderness, in time for the sunset. Early November to Mid-February, 1000s of birds find refuge at this wilderness. There are corn fields around the area where they spend the day time eating and come to the ponds to sleep overnight. There are few different ponds […]

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