Tag Archives: Arizona

National Monuments At Risk

The continuing menace that is Donald Trump has now taken aim at what is most near and dear to my heart – namely, the outdoor heritage that I, and all Americans, cherish. Trump has taken aim at our National Monuments, one … Continue reading

Posted in Colorado River in the Grand Canyon, Donald Trump, Environment, Mountaineering, Nature, Outward Bound and similar, Personal history, Photography, Politics/Economics, Redrock/Sandstone, Rio Grande del Norte National Monument, River-running (USA&Mexico) | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Salt River, AZ , Part 2, March 23-24

We had arrived at one of our favorite lay-over camps – Blackjack Wash. It, too, was over-grown, but still made a great camp. Blackjack Wash, at Mile 31.0,  is located .7 of a mile upstream from Quartzite Falls Rapid – the “power … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, Nature, Photography, River-running (USA&Mexico), Science, Travel | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

The Donald Chronicles, #43 – Apr. 2, 2017

**Photo – some public land wilderness that Trump appears ready to sell to the highest bidder. What do I, personally, find most hard-to-accept about our new President? It is his complete disregard for both the public lands of this great country, and the climate … Continue reading

Posted in 2017, Donald Trump, Environment, Nature, Photography, Politics/Economics, River-running (USA&Mexico), Travel | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

The Colorado River in the Grand Canyon, Fall 2016 – #2

The prior post chronicled the first week of our 2016 Grand Canyon trip, taking us from our launch, at Lees Ferry, on 9-17, to our camp at Papago Canyon, Mile 76.5, on 9-23. Here is the link to that post: https://believesteve.org/2016/10/20/the-colorado-river-in-the-grand-canyon-fall-2016-1/Continue reading

Posted in 2016, Colorado River in the Grand Canyon, Family, Nature, Personal history, Photography, River-running (USA&Mexico), Travel | Tagged , , , , | 1 Comment

Aravaipa Canyon, AZ – November, 1988

First, I put many thousands of photos on Flickr. Now, I’m posting blogs about my early adventures, as a way of “writing” my memoirs. Some of these blogs contain a link to a photo collection already on Flickr, to save having to … Continue reading

Posted in 1955, 1988, 1994, Hiking, Nature, Photography | Tagged , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Sunset Atmospherics, Embudo, NM, July 5, 2015

Sunset Atmospherics, Embudo, NM, July 5, 2015 Boy, do we ever like monsoon season, which is certainly upon us now. Named after the Indian Monsoon, our’s is caused by the arrival of very moist air from both the Pacific and … Continue reading

Posted in Nature | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Rufous Hummingbirds and Monsoon Arrive

Here, in the Rio Grande valley of northern New Mexico, two remarkable events take place in early July. One is the arrival of the monsoon. The other is the arrival of the Rufous hummingbird. Continue reading

Posted in Birding, Nature, Photography | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | Leave a comment