Tag Archives: San Juan River

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

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SWA Flights, 2016 – ABQ to Oak and Portland to ABQ

On April 28, 2016, Kathy and I flew to Oakland, to celebrate my son Ethan’s marriage to Florence (Flo) Landau. The wedding took place in Sonoma County, and this is the link to that post: https://believesteve.org/2016/05/04/ethan-and-flo-marry-april-30-2016/ But this post is … Continue reading

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San Juan Journal – Lisle, James, Kathy and Steve, 10/21 & 22

Raised in Los Alamos, and a former rafting guide with New Wave Rafting Co., James Shinas now lives and works in Talkeetna, Alaska, as a pilot. There, he met his fiancé, Lisle Doria, who drives jet boats on the Talkeetna … Continue reading

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Road Trip, Part 1 – Bluff to North Wash, UT, Sept. 7-9/14

Kathy and I finished up the river season on Sept. 2 and began preparing for our Fall road trip to California. The centerpiece of this trip would be the Hammerlee family reunion at Carpinteria State Beach, a tradition going back … Continue reading

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The Animas River, June, 1988

The Animas River drains the western side of the Continental Divide in the San Juan Mountains of southern Colorado, after which it joins the San Juan River in New Mexico. It first passes through the t0wn of Silverton (elevation 9308′), … Continue reading

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Southwest Airlines – Oakland to Albuquerque

The flight went first over the Sacramento-San Joaquin delta, then up the Mokelumne River, with Tahoe visible to the north. We next flew past Walker Lake, in Nevada, then the Toiyabe Range. Clouds obscured the ground until we were over … Continue reading

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Road Trip, 9/1 to 10/4/13. Part 3, Arizona, Utah and New Mexico

In the face of the government shutdown, which had, that day, supposedly closed the National Parks and other federal lands, we nevertheless left California in the direction of  southern Utah. Just after nightfall, we were relieved to find that the … Continue reading

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