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Drive Clueless

A long road trip can bring you in touch with, albeit anonymously, many forms of clueless human behavior. When I say clueless in reference to other drivers, I am perhaps being either overly generous or overly damning with my description. … Continue reading

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Arizona Tour

Enter northern Arizona. It’s an hour, more or less, driving northeast from Kingman on Route 66 to Peach Springs, across dry desert grasslands speckled by olive-tinted sage and mesquite bushes. Peach Springs is the tribal headquarters of the Hualapai Tribe; … Continue reading

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Old Dog New

New experiences are important. Yes, they can be frustrating, even infuriating, and often confusing, threatening, or surprising. They also can be educational and interesting, and will improve your self-esteem if you can recognize afterward that you have confronted an unfamiliar … Continue reading

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The Grand North Rim

My wife and I have been to the Grand Canyon many times, but it has always been the South Rim, the most common tourist destination. You know, take Interstate-40 to Williams or Flagstaff, turn north, and in an hour or … Continue reading

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Giant Sleeping Dog?

Drive northward from Santa Cruz, California, on Highway 1, more descriptively known as the Pacific Coast Highway. Soon you find yourself on a two-lane winding road with turns and hills largely determined by the characteristics of a narrow shelf of … Continue reading

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Thousands of Feet, Either Way

The broad plateau surrounding the Grand Canyon ranges in altitude from 6,000 to 8,000 feet above sea level. That means that ambitious hikers have excellent choices. There are, in fact, two opposite vertical options. You can go upward several thousand … Continue reading

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Islands in the Sun

Much of southern Arizona is flat. It’s not the broad flatness of Kansas or South Dakota, that straight-line prostration, the horizon broken only by the tallest trees and water towers, that you find in the middle of the great northern … Continue reading

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