Posts Tagged ‘Grand Canyon’

Closure of National Parks impacts us all

Closure of National Parks impacts us all

Ocean City, Maryland. The following article was published on 6 October 2013 in DelmarvaNow.com – the online version of The Daily Times – a newspaper of  Salisbury, Maryland.  It also appeared on 7 October on Delaware Beaches and in the print version of The Ocean Pines Independent and The Worcester County Times. National Parks are […]

Big America: Bighorn Sheep of the Grand Canyon

Big America: Bighorn Sheep of the Grand Canyon

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. Sure-footed, graceful and family-oriented, the bighorn mountain sheep (Ovis canadensisis) is an iconic image of the American west. Associated with durability and ruggedness, the sheep are nonetheless not always easy to observe in the wild. Regular residents of the Grand Canyon, the sheep are only infrequently seen by park staff […]

Big America: Crossing Deserts

Big America: Crossing Deserts

Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona. Today was a day of crossing deserts and state lines.  Parched, dry landscapes and obscure Americana dominated our voyage east on this leg of our cross-country journey.  Escaping California offered little relief in terms of change of barren landscapes, although the appearance of giant solar farms was a welcome first.  […]