HDL Magazine Feature

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HDL Magazine based in Israel did a real nice feature on me – I believe it should be the current issue.  I think it was a nice feature, but since I don’t read Hebrew, I suppose they could be saying a lot of mean things and I wouldn’t know it.  But, I don’t think so – the article was based off of an extensive interview from earlier this winter.

The first 3 photos are all from Kenai Fjords National Park, the rest from Prince William Sound, except for one which was captured in Grand Teton National Park.

Fountain Hills Phone Book

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Tonto National Forest, Arizona.

Tonto National Forest, Arizona.

Here is another cool cover that came in the mail recently – this photo of Tonto National Forest was used on the cover for the Fountain Hills – Rio Verde – Tonto Verde phone book.

As most of you know, we just spent a couple of weeks just outside of Fountain Hills this winter.  Although this area does sell well for us, I think a big reason we talk ourselves into re-visiting the region is for the amazing mountain biking at the McDowell Regional Park.  If I had to pick just one place to ride – I can’t believe I’m going to say this, but I would pick McDowell even over Moab, Utah.  Well, along with the mountain biking, the mild winter weather helps too.  🙂

Fabulous Alaska and Yukon

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Ulysse travel guide to Alaska and the Yukon.

Ulysse travel guide to Alaska and the Yukon.

I haven’t hit you with any shameless shelf promotion in awhile, so I figured it was ok to work this one in – the cover of the Ulysse travel guide to Alaska and Yukon!  If you look close, you can see that Janine barely survived the crop on the right.  Even at the time I captured this photo I had hoped to place Janine a little more in front of the mountain, but with the land climbing sharply to my right, and Janine being in an area where you aren’t allowed off the trail – this was about as close as I could get.

Long time subscribers here may remember another cover we did for Ulysse.

It is a really nice looking guide book, that is if you speak French.

Cascade Chaos

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Cascade Chaos by William Slusher.

Cascade Chaos by William Slusher.

Since this book arrived in the mail yesterday, I thought it was the perfect time to throw in a little shameless shelf promotion.  🙂  This is the original photo of the grizzly bear from Denali, as you might guess, in the original, the bear isn’t carrying a red rose – the was added by the publisher with our permission.  I haven’t had a chance to read the book, but it is a fictional story about the restoration of grizzlies into Central Washington.  Thanks for the nice signed copy of the book William!

Zion Adventure Guide

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Zion Adventure Guide

Zion Adventure Guide

We haven’t had any cool covers to share lately, but this one is!  This was produced by the Zion Natural History Association.

You might recognize Janine out front trying to look relaxed (it was a long ways down) on the amazing Hidden Canyon Trail.  Parts of this trail are literally carved into the side of the cliffs with just a chain bolted to the wall for support – notice the four people in the background.  It is pretty cool the Park Service even allows a trail like this.

But Zion has lots of awesome trails like this.  The Angel’s Landing Trail climbs way above the valley floor and then traverses along a narrow, very exposed ridge, with again, just a chain for protection.  Or the Zion Narrows hike which leads up a narrow canyon with 1,500 foot high walls and just enough room in the bottom for a river.  The Subway is another amazing hike – after flipping through this book I’m thinking we might just have to add Zion into our Fall travels!

This looks like a great book – lots of photos, maps and charts to go along with the wealth of information.  I don’t see it on  Amazon have a feeling this book is only available in the Zion National Park Visitor Center, but it is definitely worth picking up.