Bridal Veil Falls in Spearfish Canyon, SD was special not just because the cold mountain water rushing down the mountainside provided a welcome relief from the summer heatwave, or because of the occasional bursts of rainbows sparked by the resultant spray, but from the satisfaction of being able to share it with my niece and…Read more Satisfaction
What better way to escape the summer heatwave than to explore a cave. But Leah and I were literally at a subterranean crossroad of epic proportions. South Dakota's Black Hills boast two of the most highly respected holes in the ground anywhere in the world, and we only had time to explore one of them.…Read more Cavfefe
It was 103 degrees outside and we were melting. "Where are the trees? There aren't any trees here," moaned Leah. There were no shadows to hide from the relentless sun. Even the clouds had forsaken us. Fortunately, they had drifted into the distance, providing the coveted contrast that landscape photography almost always requires. With the…Read more Battle Lands
We drove into the storm until it surrounded us. Lightning was brewing in the distance and then it was beside us. "Do you think they're gonna cancel if it's raining?" inquired Leah. I really didn't have an answer. "I'm certain that rain or shine is pretty much the rule here. This event is sold out, and…Read more Ride ’em, Cowboy!
What better way to celebrate the 4th of July, than a trip to Mt. Rushmore and the Crazy Horse Memorial. Sure, the crowds were large; that was to be expected. But once the cars were garaged, the pedestrian traffic was easy to negotiate. And with everyone looking up at the mountain, the president's faces and…Read more Wise Guys