Southwest

January 9, 2020

How to Hike the Grand Canyon Rim to Rim

If it’s true desert wilderness you seek, then you can’t do better than the Grand Canyon, the crown jewel of the national parks system. Carved by water and chiseled by time, the mile-deep gash has enough mind-melting scenery to fill even the largest of memory cards. Twenty-mile views? Check. Soaring pinnacles? Check. Red rock buttes […]

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June 27, 2019

The Top Grand Canyon Waterfall Hikes

Thunder Falls cascades from a cave mouth high above the canyon floor.

Thousands of feet below the rim, the mighty Colorado River hints at the forces that created the Grand Canyon, an unprecedented confluence of rock, water and time. But the river is far from the only the water feature found within the 277-mile-long chasm, and those who venture down the canyon’s walls, along its intricate network […]

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May 8, 2019

Sandboarding: The Strangest Sport You Definitely Need to Try

A lone sandboarder stands on a dune in southern Utah.

Have you ever spotted a person zipping down a sand dune with a large board strapped to their feet? It looks like snowboarding or surfing, you might think to yourself, but there is no snow or water. What are they doing? If you guessed sandboarding, you are correct. Sandboarding historians say the origins of sandboarding […]

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October 22, 2018

How Ada Hatch Helped Change the Field of Archaeology for Women

A side canyon of Lake Powell.

“They said if we didn’t succeed they would never hire women again.” Ada Hatch’s smile reflects the brilliance of her yellow sundress when she says this. But it’s not a sugary smile; it’s a grin full of spunk and vigor, one that hints at true adventure and wisdom. Now 76 years old, Ada spent the […]

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